Boxer lovers are going to be wild about Slugger! This super-friendly 2 year-old seems to have had a rough first two years of his life but those days are behind him and he’s ready to make a fresh start with a new family. Slugger found himself homeless at an overcrowded county dog shelter so made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could get lots of TLC as he searched for a permanent new home. His plans for a new home had to be put on hold though as he tested positive for heartworms upon arrival here with us. Slugger has gone through lifesaving heartworm treatment and done very well so he is now ready to pick up where he left off and find himself a great new home. He did amazingly well with his 60 days of crate rest and is eager to start having lots of fun adventures in his new home. Slugger is very friendly with people, other dogs, and seems to like kitties too so he might be fine living in a home with cats. He has been tolerant of rowdy puppies trying to play with him and enjoys interacting with other dogs now that his crate rest is behind him. Slugger settles down nicely on a leash once his initial excitement of going for a walk subsides. He’s going to make an excellent companion for one lucky person or family and can’t wait to experience how wonderful a dog’s life can and should be in his very own home. Slugger weighs about 56 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Slugger. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children less than 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Slugger’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his medical expenses so that we may help another heartworm positive dog in need, you may do so on our website at or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Slugger and Canine Lifeline!