We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated.
They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up. But we are Rescue and we don't give up.
We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion.
So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or indeed of "getting" anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.
Many Boxers end up in rescues because their owners had done no, or very little research into the breed and just dont realise the amount of energy, training and attention boxers need.
Every boxer in rescue should have been assessed to determin the type of home the dog will need.
It's important to choose a boxer that will match your particular lifestyle.
Though no dog should be left for more than a few hours, an older dog might be slightly more tolerant. Young dogs usually require more attention and a puppy will need constant attention for feeding, toileting and training throughout the day.
Before applying to adopt a dog from us, please consider the following:
*Can you Give a boxer a good home?
*Can you afford to feed it correctly?
*Can you afford Vets fees or Insurance?
*Are you prepared to Exercise EVERY day and train it?
*Can you give plenty of affection and attention (boxers thrive on human companionship)
*Do you know how much time this will take every day?
*Will your house accomodate a Boxer and allow space of his own - including a garden?
*Boxers are prone to seperation anxiety especially if they have been in kennels so will there be someone home most of the day to keep him/her company?
*Are you prepared to work through any problems he/she may have?
*Do you have the patience to allow a dog to settle into your home - your new rescue dog may have accidents or need toilet training.
*Are you prepared to take care of your boxer for up to 10-12 years or more, no matter what happens?
If you can HONESTLY answer yes to all of these things then go ahead and get your boxer!
There are few joys greater than the companionship and affection of a boxer.
We hope this site will encourage you to choose your boxer wisely, treat it well and enjoy it to the full.