A Boxer named Stetson has been adopted at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Boxer / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: Boxer
Secondary Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: Brown/Chocolate
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Available for sleepover

Stetson was found as a stray with multiple gunshot wounds and had surgery at Best Friends to help him heal. He has recovered well but still has damage to the inside of his mouth, including missing teeth. Despite what he went through, you couldn't find a more loving dog. He is a sweet friend to every person he meets. Born in 2015, Stetson enjoys long hikes but also settles into a wonderful couch potato. He does not do well with other dogs and should be an only-dog in a home. Stetson also needs to be kept safe and secure, as he will jump fences if left alone. He can be reactive on a leash occasionally, but he listens well and will shift his focus when asked. He's doing lots of training at the Sanctuary to improve his leash skills and to get ready for a loving new home.

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.


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