Reston, VA

This week’s Reston Pet of the Week is Hokie, a boxer who wound up in foster care with his sister. If you are interested in adopting the dogs, please contact Boxer Rescue and Adoption through their Petfinder page. Then let us know, and you will get some treats and prizes from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care.

Here is some more info on the dogs:

Hokie came into rescue with Fancy, his “little sister.” He is a big boy and isn’t always very nice when he’s in a crate. He needs a confident, strong owner.

He walks nicely for our volunteers, but acts like a big devil in the crate, since he wasn’t crated in his original home. It has been a difficult transition for him.

He and Fancy have been together forever and still would be in their original home, if their owner had not died unexpectedly, leaving her beloved dogs in the hands of a caring relative who brought them to rescue.

Both dogs are housebroken, crate trained and up to date on vaccines. Because the changes in their lives have been enormous and they are looking for a safe, loving home of their own, with a fenced yard.

Hokie seems to have a slight hearing impairment, too, but it hasn’t slowed him down. If you’d like to meet Hokie and Fancy, please email [email protected] and ask for an adoption application.

Visit our website at and read all about our rescues on Boxers to the Rescue on Facebook.

Want your pet to be considered for the Reston Pet of the Week?

Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks.

Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Reston and Northern Virginia.


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