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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/
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.
Older Dogs Need Homes Too. Did you know that More than 99% of the applications we receive are for young dogs? Puppies get multiple applications. Have you considered an older dog? They are generally more mellow, don’t chew up your furniture, easier to potty train if not already, don’t need as much attention and do better in a home with younger children or older human being. This is rescue. Not all the dogs that come into rescues are young. Older dogs need homes too. Right now no one wants them, and they get killed in a shelter. Would you consider opening up your heart and home to save their lives? You can choose to foster them or adopt them. To do so please fill out our application here and mention you are interested in helping an older dog.
White boxers are beautiful! White Boxers are NOT albinos. They all have some spots of pigmentation somewhere on the body. White boxers are not rare. Approximately 20 ‐ 25% of the boxers are white due to flashy to flashy boxer breeding. Because white is not a part of the breed standard, breeders used to euthanize perfectly healthy white puppies. The practice is changing and white boxers are placed in homes on a spay/neuter basis more and more.
As you can see in the old photographs of Boxers in Germany, white coloring is in the genetic pool. It is said that the white became a disqualification due to Boxers being used as war dogs.
White boxers are prone to sunburn. A certain amount of deafness is associated with white boxers. This is caused by lack of pigment cell in the inner ear. The genetic basis of deafness in white boxer is the same as in the Dalmatian. The prevalence of deafness in both ears is approximately 5-8%. Up to about 13% can be deaf in one ear. Deafness in one ear generally goes unnoticed by people. Deaf dogs are generally able to lead a perfectly happy life with human and dog companions.
It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. You can save a life or lives by fostering or adopting. More than half the dogs that end up in the shelter system in United States will perish. Make a difference today!
West Coast Boxer Rescue facilitates foster/adoption in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. We transport dogs to where there are good homes. Please help us help the dogs in need.