Boxer Rescue is an organization of volunteers,
owners and breeders that 'rescue' boxers and in turn, find
good homes for these babies, that most times are homeless
thru no fault of their own.
There are 2 basic types of 'rescue':
some reason the family cannot keep a dog that they have
purchased or adopted and they will 'surrender' the dog to
rescue for placement
these dogs are 'dumped' or found, and with a good
network of shelters working with rescue, these dogs are
brought out of the pounds/shelters and live with foster
homes until permanent homes can be found.
rescue groups work with donations or personal out-of-pocket
expense. Some are funded by local clubs, but never to the
extent needed. Rescues are basically 'free', however most
times getting some donation toward the vet costs is asked
for. In cases of owner-surrender where vet records attest
to the condition of the dog, donations are still asked for
to help the 'next one' that might not be so lucky. Rescues
are all placed either spayed/neutered, or under signed contract
to do have it done.
Circumstances vary as to why the dogs come
into the program, but VERY, VERY seldom (in the case of boxers)
is it because of a temperament problem. It may be health related
(people dump sick and old dogs), but in almost 99% of the
cases, the fault lies with the HUMANS... not the dog. Rescue
requires applications be filled out, plus contracts signed
Rescue dogs do follow supply and demand.
Often times the dogs are not physically located near to where
folks want them, so please consider working long distance.
There are Boxer rescue groups throughout the United States
and Canada and in many other countries as well.