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Cory was saved from Stockton Animal Shelter by West Coast Boxer Rescue. He was emaciated with terrible mange, initially unable to stand, but he has made huge progress and is now a happy, much stronger boy. Cory again faces a huge hurdle. He has a lesion in his heart, and it needs to be either treated or removed or he will die. Please watch his video and see his will to live. Please help us help Cory. Donations for Cory can be made here: http://www.westcoastboxerrescue.org/help/donate/. Thank you so much for your support.
Please watch Cory’s video
This is Cory currently. We still need to resolve his heart issue, mange, etc. but he is a happy boy.
Until September 1, we are selling a limited-time, special edition of Cory T-shirt to raise his medical funds. Please help by buying a shirt and raising awareness about Cory by proudly wearing your shirt. The shirt can be purchased here: https://www.bonfirefunds.com/help-save-cory.
Faith is a sweet little girl rescued from Los Banos Shelter with a a huge tumor the size of a softball hanging off her side. Owner apparently dumped her after using her for breeding puppies because they didn’t want to care for her. We discovered it was mast cell tumor, common to Boxers, but we have never seen them left to be this size. It shows pure neglect by her previous owner. Our veterinarian removed the huge tumor, a smaller growth on her back, and 3 corn cobs from in her stomach. It was a major surgery, blood transfusion was needed, and we weren’t sure our Faith was going to make it. But she is a tough little girl, and she pulled through. Luckily, the tumor did not spread, so it was only grade 2 and she can resume her normal life now. This surgery was made possible because of our amazing group of donors, providing the funding.
Faith is now recovered from the surgery and doing great. She is about 2-3 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. She is a sweet girl who loves to give kisses. It is very clear that Faith is an typical Boxer girl, as she craves to be with her people. She loves people more than other dogs, but has been having fun playing with another male dog in her foster home. She is ready and looking for a forever home that will love and appreciate her for the great dog she is. Despite the neglect she experienced in her life, all she wants is to love and please her people. Please open up your heart and your home for this wonderful girl.
West Coast Boxer Rescue’s Cliffy and Mikey will appear on Fox’s Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, a 2 hours special, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 at 8 pm (7 pm central). They are both awesome dogs and will be available for adoption after the program. The show features many celebrities including Hilary Swank, Jane Lynch, Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell as well as singers Fergie, Miranda Lambert, Paula Abdul, LeAnn Rimes, Kesha and many more.
Please read more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/CauseForPawsFOX
Summer time is lots of fun for everyone including your dogs. Vacations, camping trips, fun at the beach… the possibilities are endless. But what does that mean for homeless dogs?
Summer is one of the worst times of the year for homeless dogs. From late May to August, huge numbers of dogs are dumped on the streets, surrendered, and abandoned. Shelters are inundated with dogs, and rescues are full to capacity. Many dogs lose their lives in shelters because there is nowhere for them to go. Why does this happen? People go on vacation and don’t want to take their dogs with or board them so they dump them instead. People move into places where dogs are not allowed. Dogs escape their yards due to loud noises like fireworks, and their owners don’t look for them. Back yard breeders decide their dogs are no longer making them money or are sick so they turn them loose to fend for themselves. For all of us in rescue these things are unthinkable, yet it happens on a daily basis.
Adoption and fostering also slows down during summer. During the busy season, we are able to adopt 20-30 dogs per month. In the summer months we only adopt 10-15 dogs a month. We also have to take in more dogs during the summer because of the volume of dogs on death row.
We need your help to make this right for our abused and abandoned Boxers NOW. Currently we have a record numbers of dogs in our care; we can only continue to keep saving lives with your help. Please will you consider:
1. A one-time donation: You can donate to help the 50+ dogs in our care right now plus more dogs we continue taking in this summer. We need funding to cover medical issues, food and boarding and behavioral issues for all of our dogs without foster homes until they are adopted into forever homes: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/it-s-summer-and-rescue-boxers-need-your-help-/215727
2. A recurring donation: You can sign up to make a recurring monthly donation. Yes, summer is a really bad time, but around holidays it can be equally as bad. We are only three months away from the holiday season. We need year-round help with funding in order for us to keep saving lives. You can sign up here: http://www.westcoastboxerrescue.org/monthly-donation-post/
3. We need more people to adopt and foster. Adoption and fostering slows down during summer time. Having more adoptions and foster homes will help us save more lives. You can read about adopting here: http://www.westcoastboxerrescue.org/adopt/. Fostering info can be found here: http://www.westcoastboxerrescue.org/help/foster/.
4. We need help transporting. We have a regularly scheduled transport on Saturdays. We need people who can drive from Rowland Heights, CA to Coalinga as well as Oakland, CA to Coalinga. If you are able to do this once a month or so, please sign up to volunteer with us: http://www.westcoastboxerrescue.org/help/volunteer/
Pluto was rescued from a bad situation – his original owners had him tied to a chicken coop and was feeding him chicken feed, until a kind couple took him in and took care of him until we rescued him. Pluto is a big boy, weighing in around 80+ lbs. He has been around kids, loves people and takes treats gently. With proper introduction, he gets along with other dogs. He has been working with a trainer and knows his commands. He is a big boy, so he is best with strong people. He has been waiting for his forever home for a long time and would love to join a loving family. Wont you open up your heart and home for Pluto?
If you are interested in Pluto, please read about our adoption process and fill out the application. Once the application is received our volunteer will contact you: http://www.westcoastboxerrescue.org/adopt/. Thank you.
Dodger is a handsome boy, about 1-2 years old. He was rescued from Downey Animal Shelter. Dodger is a smaller guy, only about 50 lbs. Dodger is a lover, but he can be dog selective from time to time, and will do best in a home with strong leaders. He has been in training with our trainer and knows many commands.
Dodger has been waiting a long time for a home and can really use a forever home now. Won’t you open up your heart and soul to welcome Dodger into your home?
Blanca is a beautiful white Boxer who is EXCELLENT with kids. She is a love and a wiggle butt, only about 2 years old. The only issue Blanca has is that she is somewhat dog selective. She would be great in a home with no other dogs or submissive male. Blanca is looking for a foster home or forever home. Won’t you open up your heart and home for Blanca? More pictures of Blanca can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.450078935105379.1073742192.174943279285614&type=3.
Considering adopting a Boxer? If so, please read our Adopters Handbook. It will give you an overview of what you need to know prior to adopting a dog. Some of the topics discussed in the books are:
Even you are an experienced adopter, we ask that you take a moment to read through our material. We’re sure there is something new for everyone. You can download the handbook here.