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



Breed: Boxer (short coat)
Primary Breed: Boxer
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: Black
Sex: Male

Bluto is a gorgeous brindle boy with a huge personality to match. He loves to talk and makes everyone laugh. He is the best of both worlds: a great hiking buddy as well as a couch potato. Bluto is a sweet dog with a silly disposition. He loves meeting new people and is very friendly. When the weather is warm, he loves to play with the hose and go into his kiddie pool. He is smart and learns tricks quickly.

Bluto was born in 2013. He was originally rescued from a shelter and came to Best Friends from another rescue organization. Bluto is a little shy about having people reach out to pet his head. His caregivers at Dogtown are working to help him feel comfortable letting them put his harness over his head without avoidance. Bluto is also working on training during walks because he has a strong prey drive and tends to chase lizards and bunnies. While he's out on the trails, he's also working on impulse control to stop digging. Bluto would do best in a home with someone who is willing to continue working on his training and building on his skills.

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.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.