Devoted Boxer Mix For Rehoming in Nashville TN – Adopt Brutus Today
Hi, My name is Brutus!
There is a $75 adoption/rehoming fee. All supplies will be included.
Location: Nashville, TN, 37216
Type of Pet: Dog
Age: 3 years
Color/Coat Type: black/white/brindle. Short hair
Size: 81 lbs
Health Issues: no
Behavior Issues: Protective. Needs to be carefully introduced to strangers in the home.
Neutered, Fully vaccinated, Crate Trained, House Broken, Leash Trained, Obedience Trained
Brutus gets along with:
Adults Only, Dogs, Cats
Happy, rambunctious, playful. Loves routine – I get up at 4:15 every morning – he is beside the bed, waiting for me. First thing is to go outside, then a small breakfast. He then goes back to bed. He is kennel trained.
He and my husband pal around the rest of the day. When I get home from work, he goes out and then has dinner. After I get the kitchen cleaned up from our dinner, he gets a “bully stick” – he has to be down – then I let him have it. He gets a treat before bed and then into the kennel.
I usually let him out of the kennel around midnight – I want him able to hear and alert me if there is someone in the yard, at the door, in the driveway, etc. He is fully house trained – we have 4 cats – 3 males and 1 female. He loves the boys and they love him – they sleep together, play together.
The female cat gives him a wide berth. He would love to play with her, but she’s not having it. Brutus loves to play ball, frisbee, fetch – all of that stuff. He knows some commands – if you say “drop it”, he will place the ball at your feet. I can “down” him at one end of my yard and walk to the other – he will wait for me to say “Brutus – come!” and he will come running.
He spend a month at Nashville K9 – they told me that he is not dog aggressive. We have a smaller, old beagle/chihuahua female. She hates Brutus and he lets her be in charge.
Food and Diet
I use Acana – it is an Orijen product but a little less expensive. Brutus gets about 3/4 cup in the morning around 4:30 and then about 2 cups at night around 6:30 or so. He always has fresh water.
Reason For Rehoming
My husband is disabled and his health is declining. We have a large fenced back yard. My husband has begun falling – a lot. Today he fell down the stairs while going to let Brutus out the back door to use the bathroom in the backyard.
I still work outside the home. I can’t take a chance that my husband will fall while tending to the dog. My husband also wears a “Life Alert” button – I am also concerned that if a EMS worker has to come into the house and I’m not here, Brutus might be aggressive since it would be a stranger.
We are truly broken hearted to have to even consider this, but I can’t quit my job since my insurance is through my employer. This is an awful situation to be in – we love this old dog and he is a great companion to my husband – they sit on the couch, side by side, all day long.
I also feel safe that no one will come into the house with this big dog barking. I just feel that my husband is in no shape to be letting this dog in and out, dealing with stairs in his current state.
How to Adopt Brutus
If you would like to consider offering Brutus a loving, forever home, please fill out our Request To Meet A Pet form here:
Once received, we will contact you to discuss your request and set up a mutually convenient time to meet Brutus and their owner in their home.