Originally published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 06:03a.m.

My name is Baxter, I’m a large dog about 1 year old, Boxer/Lab/Ridgeback mix. I was found as a young puppy down in the Phoenix area at one of the colleges. I came to Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue, where I was soon adopted. My owner knew I was going to be a large dog when I grew and that I also needed training. She has now decided that I’m too big and that she doesn’t have the time to train me so she returned me. I am looking for my real forever home, and since I am a bigger dog I would like a backyard to play in. I am good with other dogs, kids, people, but not sure about cats. If you would please give me a chance and train me some I will be the best buddy you could ever want. Please call Circle L Ranch at 928-273-7005, and tell them you want to give Baxter a great home.