URGENT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS
Boxer Rescue Ontario needs your help!!
Boxer Rescue Ontario consists of over 75 dedicated volunteers and is devoted to the rehabilitation, fostering and re-homing of abandoned, abused and neglected boxers in Ontario.
With the fragile economy still recovering from the significant downturn, we are facing the problem of more dogs in need and greater vetting costs.
Boxer Rescue Ontario needs your donated dollars more than ever! Since last year, we have been overwhelmed with unforeseen costs, including major surgeries and an influx of boxers that were simply discarded and were in need of major medical care. The funds to cover these costs come solely from the generosity of donors like you. We need to raise funds for the care of these pets that arrived to us through no fault of their own.
This year alone, we have had several special needs cases. Here are just a few for which Boxer Rescue Ontario covered the expenses:
Toby - 6 months: Dumped by owners in an over crowded shelter for a hip problem that was fixable - cost: $1,000.00
Rusty - 2 year old: Came to us with a severe continual jaw problem that was causing Rusty a great deal of pain and distress - cost: $1,000.00
Diesel - under 1 year: Came in with severe pneumonia and other medical issues. Sadly, although our rescue group spent over $4,000.00 dollars in medical costs we unfortunately were not able to save little Diesel.
Jack – 2 year old: Recently came in with over 500 porcupine quills. Unbelievably, the owner wanted Jack euthanized!!
These examples are only a small sample of the many boxers rescued in 2012. A total of approximately 100 boxers have been either abandoned or surrendered to date to our organization.
All animals cared for with Boxer Rescue Ontario rely on your kindness and support. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $25.00 or greater. We gladly accept pledges via credit card through our website. Donations can also be made through Canada Helps secure site here:
Donations mailed to our mailing address on our website are also more than welcome and greatly appreciated.(www.boxerrescueontario.com)
We thank you for your kindness and support!http://www.boxerrescueontario.com/
**ATTENTION!! As of February 4th, 2013, the Canadian penny is gone!! They will no longer be produced or distributed. Although they will be considered legal tender indefinitely, merchants have the option to accept them or not. If you would like more information on how Canada is phasing out the Penny, visit the Finance Canada's web page for details: http://www.fin.gc.ca/1cent/index-eng.asp.
During this phasing out of the penny, please know that Boxer Rescue Ontario will ALWAYS gladly accept your pennies. So why not do your part to help phase out the penny and donate them to Boxer Rescue Ontario. No need to painstakingly roll your pennies and drag them to the bank to stand in a line up, we will take them and put the much needed donations towards helping our boxers get the care they need and deserve.
Please gather up all of your pennies - rolled or loose - and drop them off to one of our volunteers at one of our many events held during the year throughout Ontario (check our website and our FaceBook page regularly for event dates and locations). If you can't make it out to one of our events, please contact us through the website or FaceBook and we will make arrangements to pick them up as we have volunteers all over Ontario standing by.
"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
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.
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!!
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
Boxer Rescue News!
Posted on 2013-05-05
The K-9 Rescue Me Walk-A-Thon has been moved to St. James Park at the corner of King Street & Jarvis. This is one block north of the Woofstock event. There will be other activities in this park in addition to the Rescue Village. There is also a fenced dog park in this park.
Here is a map to the new location: http://goo.gl/maps/qZxuV
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