Please meet Fassa’s Friend, Lorenzo!  Lorenzo is a male, fawn Boxer-mix.  UPDATE 5/14/13:  Lorenzo is doing wonderfully!  He has been in foster care now since December.  5-9 laying on kitchen floorHe has settled in nicely.  Obviously Lorenzo had not been an inside dog prior to rescue.  His foster home has been working with him on potty training.  He is now potty trained.  Because Lorenzo wants to please, his house manners have been great.  He is a loving, loyal and happy  little guy! He enjoys the company of his people and also snuggling with them.    Lorenzo’s foster home states that Lorenzo’s tail hasn’t stopped wagging since his first day in foster in December!  Lorenzo likes to play ball with his foster peeps.  He will also play ball alone, pushing the ball securely under something and then working like crazy to get it out…how cute is that!  He is living with 3 other dogs and is getting along well. Lorenzo enjoys visiting his “foster grandparents” with whom he is very gentle.  Lorenzo enjoys laying on the porch in the sun, especially when his people are sitting on the proch with him.

Adopt me so we can take in "the rays" together!

Adopt me so we can take in “the rays” together!

Lorenzo is very easy going and will make any family a wonderful family member. If you’re 5-9-13-Standing head oninterested in meeting Lorenzo, please complete a foster application found under the Adoption Tab at the top of this page.  If you are pre-approved, please simply email us at We’ll gladly set up a meet and greet! Look at this guys face.  Lorenzo is just an all around nice, nice guy in search of a family that will include him in their lives as a  family member and companion.


UPDATE 12-13-12:  Lorenzo’s potential adoptive home didn’t work out.  This was clearly NOT LORENZO”S FAULT.  A shelter employee didn’t realize that we had committed to rescuing Lorenzo & adopted him out over the weekend.  The resident dog, didn’t like Lorenzo.  This was clearly a case of the family feeling their resident dog should have a friend…..the resident dog had made it know she was perfectly happy being the only canine companion.  Therefore, Lorenzo went back to the shelter. He will be headed to our foster home in Pittsburgh this weekend, 12/15/12.

He is approximately 3 years old.  He is up to date on his vaccines & is neutered.   Lorenzo has a natural tail and ears. He is a pleasant, sociable fellow; a favorite at the shelter!   He’s great with people and other dogs.  Lorenzo was a stray therefore at this time we don’t know too much about him.  After being passed over by others, Fassa’s Friends was asked personally to assist. Knowing this little guy was on borrowed time, we agreed.

FYI-Fassa’s Friends Boxer Rescue was inspired by a little Boxer-mix, Mufassa, an extremely intelligent young boy that was miunderstood.  Please see our “About Us” for more details. In most cases, the Boxer-mixes Fassa’s Friends rescues, are every bit as intelligent and fun-loving as our rescued Boxers and equally as deserving of a second chance.  Most however, are passed over simply because they have the misfortune of being a mix.  This is to us, very sad indeed..   Lorenzo is another example of this.  We will keep you updated on Lorenzo as we learn more about him.

If you are interested in meeting Lorenzo, please complete an Adoption Application under the Adoption Tab at the top of this page.  If you are pre-approved, just waiting for the right match, and Lorenzo may be the one, please simply email us at and we will schedule a meet & greet.