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Shamus is a very keen Boxer Pointer mix who is highly motivated especially when it comes to food. I don't see him on the TAS site anymore so I think he may already have been adopted.

For adoption information on this dog and other dogs (and cats and other animals), please visit Toronto Animal Services.

13 Comments to “Shamus - Boxer Pointer mix”

  1. Flossy says:

    Beautiful photos, all 3 have a different expressin...priceless.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I adopted him on Sunday Sept 11, and he is amazing. A lot of work needed but love him till the end.

  3. Fred says:

    Anon, congratulations! Please send photos if you get a chance. We love to hear updates.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Fred! Dont think I can upload pictures here, send me your email and I will text you pics of the pup. I named him Henry. :)

  5. Fred says:

    Henry's a great name for this guy! You can sent pics to iwantapounddog @ gmail . com . Cheers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What type of pointer Shamu's father is?
    English or german shorthaired?
    I have almost the same one, but with different colors.
    It's a pointer-boxer mix, too!

  7. Fred says:

    Sorry, Anon. No history on his parentage.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks anyway!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just searched for boxer pointer mix and Henry came up, im amazed he just looks like my little girl��

  10. Mary0 says:

    Hi! This is Henry mom lol.

  11. Mary0 says:

    Hi! I adopted Henry when he was about 2 years old. He won me over those beautiful pictures. He will be about 10 Years old tomorrow (september 11) when I adopted him :)

  12. Fred says:

    Happy 10th birthday, Henry, and happy adoption day anniversary Mariana!

  13. Mary0 says:

    Thank you very much 😀🐾.
    I would like to send some pics of Henry...

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The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

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