Faith is a sweet-natured, loving 45-pound boxer mix female who came to us from Tennessee very underweight, with open wounds, and a lot of fears. She is approximately 2 years old, maybe a bit younger, and she sure has come a long way to get healthy!

Faith is looking for a forever family who will make her feel safe and continue to help her overcome her worries. Just a few weeks ago, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, spray bottles, hairdryers, and cars were all scary to her. Although she has made fabulous growth and she is no longer afraid of any of those things, we continue to work to desensitize her to her arch nemesis, the vacuum cleaner!

Faith gets along well with other dogs and warms up to new people once she knows that she can trust them. Because she is a bit nervous, she gets quite attached to her person. She’ll want to be wherever you are! She is cuddly and would prefer to sleep right next to you with her head on your pillow, or at least close enough to touch you. She’ll rely on you to be calm and reassuring.

She does well on a leash, comes when called, knows “sit”, and has learned how to take treats gently. She is also working on learning the command “leave it.” Faith is doing really well notifying her foster mom that she needs to go outside. In fact, she has recently found her voice and barks when she wants to go out or when she is hungry instead of pacing.

She’s always so happy that her entire body wiggles when she wags her tail. Faith is a very special girl who is deserving of the most wonderful family. As soon as she crawls into your lap and gives you all of the kisses, you will fall head over heels in love with this sweetheart!

Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping.

We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email safehavendogsIL@yahoo.com for an application or additional details.

Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed.