Make This Puppy Lucky: Winston the Boxer and Mastiff Mix

This big, lovable boy needs a dog-savvy person or family who can keep up with him.

Are you a fun-loving, adventurous person looking for the perfect partner-in-crime? Then meet Winston, a sweet, smart and all-around canine athlete who can’t wait to be your devoted sidekick!

Name: Winston.

Age and sex: 3-year-old male.

Breed: Boxer and Mastiff mix.

Size and weight: Large and 70 pounds.

Coat: Short and brindle.

Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue.

Activity level: High.

Likes: Running, walking, playing tug with his human, and cuddling on the couch at the end of a busy day.

Dislikes: Over-stimulating environments with a lot of people and dogs.

Training: Winston has learned a lot of commands since he’s been in rescue, including sit, down, place, look, stand, out, leave it, and heel. He is also house and crate trained.

Winston is a big, lovable boy who's been waiting patiently for the right family to come along and appreciate him for awesome guy he is! Photos courtesy of Jenn Frankavitz Photography and Last Hope K9 Rescue.
Winston is a big, lovable boy who’s been waiting patiently for the right family to come along and appreciate him for wonderful guy he is! (Photos courtesy Jenn Frankavitz Photography and Last Hope K9 Rescue)

Yard requirements: Although Winston would love a fenced-in yard, it’s not necessary as long as he gets plenty of exercise.

Kids: Good with dog-savvy children.

Dogs and cats: Winston would do best as an only pet.

Health issues: None.

His story: Winston was transported from Georgia to Last Hope K9 Rescue in April 2013 as a 5-month-old puppy. He was quickly adopted and then returned three months later for being too big and boisterous for his new family.

His ideal forever home: An active and dog-experienced person, couple, or family who can devote their time and energy to providing him with proper structure, guidance, exercise, and love.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Winston is at his best when he can be kept calm. Although too much commotion can over-stimulate him, he has learned to tolerate these situations with the help of a trainer.

Contact info: Email adoptions@lasthopek9.org.

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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