Hi y’all!! 🌺🐾 My name is Gateway Arch and I’m part of the National Parks transport. I traveled north from Mississippi to find my forever family. If you think that might be with you, please apply today!
I’m guessed to be a boxer mix, and I’m about 3 years old. I currently weigh approximately 30lbs, but definitely need to gain some more weight since you can see my ribs. I like to eat though, so now that I’m in my foster home, my foster mom says she plans to fatten me up! 😋 (You can tell I’ve been a momma, just not sure how long ago.)
I’m a very sweet and gentle girl 🎀 I love to explore outside, and go on walks! I’m good on a leash and with a harness, but I don’t like going for walks in the cold, so my ideal forever home has a fenced-in backyard 🙂 I’m a pro at taking naps on the couch (or in my dog bed), but always near my people 😴 I do okay in my crate (after some time to settle down), but have some reported separation anxiety issues when it comes to the crate. To help with that, my ideal forever home would have other 4-legged family members (of the canine variety) to keep me company 💕
I’m a playful girl - I roll around on my back with toys and throw them up in the air to myself - I even live up to my breed’s name and “box” 😆 I like people and other dogs, but haven’t done too much interacting yet. Since I’m heartworm positive, and have gone through my treatment, I’m supposed to take it easy when it comes to play over the next several months.
NOTE: This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.