"The character of the Boxer is of great importance and demands the most solicitous attention. It is renowned from olden times for its great love and faithfulness to its master and household.
It is harmless in the family but distrustful of strangers, bright and friendly at play but brave and determined when aroused. Its intelligence and willing tractability, its modesty and cleanliness make it a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion. A Boxer is the soul of honesty and loyalty and is never false or treacherous, even in old age." ~ Anonymous
Boxer Rescue Ontario members join together to support animal rights at the courthouse in Peterborough
Boxer Rescue Ontario members and animal rights supporters stood outside the Simcoe St. courthouse in Peterborough Thursday morning (November 14th, 2013), hoping to catch a glimpse of three city residents accused of starving two dogs to death.
Details of the story and the protest are pictured in this article: www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2013/11/14/court-appearance-for-trio-charged-in-dogs-deaths.
2014 Boxer Rescue Ontario Calendars are here!!!
UPDATE ON BRONX: (Full story below)
For everyone out there that has been following Bronx and waiting for him to come up for Adoption, we want to post an update. (read the full story of Bronx below, after this article)
During the course of the vetting that he received, it was discovered that Bronx is in renal failure - stage 2 of 4. As you can imagine we at BRO were devastated to learn that such a young dog with what should have been a great full life ahead of him was diagnosed with this a fatal, non curable disease. However, our mandate has always been about the dogs, and we found a permanent foster home for Bronx to live out what remaining time he has. Unfortunately we have no idea how long that might be. According to our veterinarian, it could be quick, or we could get lucky and manage to have a year of quality life for him. His current foster Mom, Melissa has decided that she would love to care for him during this time, and this is the ideal solution for Bronx. He loves where he is currently living and has a foster brother to play with as well, and there will be no additional stress on him to move to another home. The best solution for a dying boy.
For those who do not know how a permanent foster works, when BRO rescues a boxer, we do so thinking that he or she will go through the system in a normal fashion. Meaning that the rescue will be placed in a temporary foster home while waiting for us to match him or her with a suitable forever home. While in a temporary foster home, the boxer is evaluated and vetted at the expense of BRO. Some of these expenses can be recovered by way of the adoption fees, but almost always costs more than what we can charge. If it is discovered during the course of this interim placement that the boxer is suffering from a terminal illness, we have to make a decision to place them in a Permanent Foster Home where they can live out their remaining days while we try to make them as healthy, happy and comfortable as long as we possibly can. This Permanent Foster is now the financial responsibility of the charity for the remainder of its life, and because he or she will never be adopted, we have no means to recoup these expenses that are 100% paid by BRO including all vetting and any special diet that they are on. As for our little Bronx, when it comes time, BRO will let him cross over the bridge to meet his fellow friends. Because of our commitment to these homeless pets, we would never refuse to take this on, but you can appreciate that this can be very draining to a rescue organization.
If you have been thinking about donating to BRO or you haven’t done so in a while, now is the time that we need help with Bronx's ongoing care. We all work on a 100% volunteer basis and rely solely on the generosity of our donors. ALL of your donation dollars goes towards helping our boxers get the care and love they need and deserve while they are with us and when you help, you become part of the family and these dogs become a part of you too.
Another by-product of placing a permanent foster means that we tie up a foster home. If you can or know of someone that might be interested in fostering, please let us know. We are always looking for suitable foster homes for our many rescues that come through or doors. If interested, please fill out a foster application here: http://www.boxerrescueontario.com/index.php?section=online_foster_application or send the link to anyone you think would be interested.
....if you can't commit to either of these, please commit to saying a prayer for our boy Bronx and allowing him to have some good quality time left in the loving care of his foster mom and brother.Thank you from Boxer Rescue Ontario
Until there are none, rescue one!
FULL STORY ON BRONX:
An inter-provincial collaboration of rescue groups saved a boxer from being euthanized in a Quebec shelter!
In September of 2013, the Boxer Rescue Ontario director of intake received and urgent message from a Quebec based rescue group regarding a beautiful 14 to 18 month old boxer boy that was very close to being euthanized. We were told that we had two days to act upon this news. As time was of the essence, we went to work right away to orchestrate a swift recue of this poor homeless boxer boy that was sitting alone in a cage, fate unknown.
It took many calls, emails and communication back and forth between several volunteers with the Quebec based rescue to save this guy. A volunteer, sensing the urgency to get this stray out of its current situation and into our hands, graciously offered to drive from Ottawa all the way to the shelter in Quebec and back to pick up this sweet boy who has now been named Bronx by his foster mom. Over 400 kilometres of travel by dedicated volunteers to save this soul deserves congratulations and gratitude for this successful recue. What a story this poor little guy could tell if he were able to talk, but you know looking into his eyes and seeing how thin he was that he has been through a lot and now that he is in our care, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers, he is telling a different story.
His foster mom managed to figure out that little Bronx primarily responds to French commands. She is tirelessly working with him to associate the same commands in English and we are happy to report that her efforts are paying off as he is now becoming bilingual!! Way to go Bronx!!
Bronx is your typical bouncy Boxer boy, full of life and excitement which we are so happy to see that his spirit hasn’t been broken after all he’s been through. He is steadily putting on much needed weight, and is currently living his life outside the cage alongside his new foster boxer brother Knuckles and loving every minute of it!!
Everyone involved should be very proud of themselves. A big thank you from the Boxer Rescue Ontario family, friends, fans and supporters.
Brownie was featured on CP24 Breakfast today (Friday October 25th, 2013). Find out more about this beautiful little boy here: http://www.boxerrescueontario.com/index.php?section=available_dogs&id=177
Canadian Tire Money donation drive
Did you know that you can donate your Canadian Tire Money to Boxer Rescue Ontario? We are very close to running out of Canadian Tire Money that has been donated. Your donation will allow us to buy items such as dog toys, leashes, collars, bowls, food, crates, cleaning supplies, etc.
No matter the amount, your donation can help make a difference and will be greatly appreciated.
You can drop off your donation to any one of our events held throughout Ontario. If you would like to mail it to us, please contact us here and we will provide instructions: www.boxerrescueontario.com/index.php?section=contact.
Until there are none, rescue one!
Boxer Rescue Ontario always needs additional foster homes. Without the support of these nurturing safehouses, our program would fail. The foster homes we do have are generally stocked to their maximum capacity and the unfortunate truth is that when we are full, dogs sometimes pay needlessly with their lives. It’s a heartbreaking fact, but with commitment and love you can help. What is involved with fostering?
Boxer Rescue Ontario rescues, fosters and adopts out Boxers all across Ontario. We are a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to placing abandoned, injured or lost Boxers in loving homes. We are an affiliate of Boxer Rescue Canada and we work with other rescue groups, shelters, veterinarians, breeders and the public to promote responsible pet ownership in and around Ontario. If you want to make a difference in a life of a boxer in search of a new home please consider: adoption, fostering, volunteering or making a donation.
Together we can make a difference in the life of one of our wonderful boxers!!
Adding one of these sprightly characters to your family will bring you laughter and the best kind of companionship. If you make the wonderful decision to adopt, you will be asked to pay a nominal fee. Adoption fees pale in comparison to the amount of time, money and resources Boxer Rescue Ontario has already spent on routine and emergency medical treatment, housing and food.
Visit our Adopting page to learn more about the process before you apply.
How Can I Help?
Our dogs can always use your help! There are two main ways to lend your hand to Boxer Rescue Ontario: you can volunteer or donate. Donations can be made either in one-time lump sum amounts or by small amounts monthly.
If you would like to volunteer your time or any special skills or talents you possess to Boxer Rescue Ontario, please complete this application here: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION or Contact us to find out about other volunteering opportunities.
Visit our How Can I Help page to learn more about donating or volunteering.
THE FINE PRINT
We only accept applications for dogs listed on our Available Dogs page. When a dog’s photo is marked as “Adoption Pending”, it means we are no longer accepting applications for him and he will likely be placed in his forever home soon. Dogs listed on our Foster Dogs page are in our care but not yet available for adoption, and we are not accepting applications for them. Please do not apply for a dog listed on the Foster Dogs page, we do not keep these applications on file. When a foster dog is ready for adoption, his name and story will appear on our Available Dogs page. That’s when we will begin accepting applications for him. You may apply for as many of our Available Dogs as you like on a single application but be sure to be specific about how your home and family meets the needs and special attributes of each dog that interests you. If your home does not suit the dog(s) for whom you are applying – for example, if you have cats and the dogs is not suitable for a home with cats - we unfortunately cannot consider your application.
Once you submit an application online, it is forwarded to our Director of Adoptions and her team for review. You should receive an automated response from us once we receive your application. However, the review process can take several weeks so please be patient! We are all volunteers and must fit our rescue duties around our own personal lives including families, pets and full-time jobs in most cases.
It is best to check our website regularly to see if a foster dog you may have been following has become available. All applications are sent to the Adoptions Committee so they can select the applicant(s) best suited for that individual dog. BRO’s goal is always to look for the best applicant for each individual dog based on his or her needs. Bear in mind that for younger, easygoing dogs, we may receive many applications so don’t be discouraged if you and your family are not chosen to provide the forever home for the dog you fell in love with on the Internet. We always have many lovely dogs looking for new and wonderful homes. So check our website out often!
Our adoption fee for dogs 1-5 years of age is $400; dogs 6 and older are $250. Since we are a volunteer organization funded entirely by contributions, we count on your continuing support as well as your adoption fees to help defray the costs of caring for our foster dogs. We would happily accept any amounts in over these minimum fees to help other dogs in our care.
We are always looking for donations too. So if you would like to help out while you are waiting for your perfect match or if you are looking for additional ways to help, please visit our Donations Page.
Make A Donation!
Support our rescue Boxers and donate!
Your donations will help bring us closer to eliminating homelessness for our dogs. You can donate any amount you choose, in a one-time lump sum or in small, monthly increments.
You can also easily direct your United Way donations to Boxer Recue Ontario through your workplace or community campaigns or donations made to United Way canvassers. To find out more about how to do this and the many other ways you can help Boxer Rescue Ontario, please visit our Donation page here: boxerrescueontario.com/donations