A Boxer named Cleveland is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Boxer / Boxer / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: Boxer
Secondary Breed: Boxer
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: Tan
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required

Cleveland is a gentle, sensitive dog who is working on coming out of his shell with people. He is very shy with almost everyone he meets, and he will try to run away when he is afraid. Born in 2012, he eats a prescription diet to aid in his digestion.

It takes Cleveland a while to adjust to changes in his routine, but he is ready to start experiencing more of the world. He already loves going for walks, enjoys treats and toys and rides well in the car. Cleveland loves other dogs and feels braver around them. Routine also helps him gain trust and confidence. When he's feeling secure, he gets silly and wiggly and shows his sweet smile. Cleveland will need a home with a gentle, patient person and would do best with a friendly role model dog.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.