We are the BoxAR Rescue VA, volunteers specializing in boxers and Boston terriers
Our Mission is the rescue of the purebred Boxer dog. We are a 501C3 not-for-profit organization created solely for the rescue and protection of the Boxer/Boston breed. Specifically, we take in abandoned, owner-surrender and shelter dogs who would otherwise be destroyed. We take them into our homes or carefully screened foster homes, provide the necessary health care, evaluate temperaments and then place them with loving, qualified families.
Our donation fee is dependent upon the age of the Boxer/Boston and is applied towards general physical examination, spay/neuter surgery, all shots, worming, heartworm testing (and treatment, when necessary) as well as the daily care and upkeep of each Boxer before adoption. This fee is also applied toward the Boxers/Boston who require additional medical care due to abuse and/or neglect. If you are interested in a boxer please go to www.boxarrescue.com and complete an application. If you are interested in a Boston terrier please go to http://bostonterriertn.org There is a $20.00 deposite required to process an application and will be added to your donation fee.
Another goal we have is to educate against pet stores, puppy mills and the over-breeding of Boxers/Bostons. Many times the Boxer/Boston comes from just such a background. They may also come from a home that did not take the time to properly train and, in turn, caused the dog to develop bad habits. We seriously encourage our adopters to consider obedience training.
We hope that when you choose your next pet, you will consider rescue - and help change the world - one Boxer /Boston/mix-breed at a time!
Adopting a friend
Because our dogs are in foster homes in VA, AR, MS, TN, SC and GA , it is not always possible to have a meet and greet, however, all boxers and Bostons are UTD on shots, neutered/spayed, HW negative and temperament tested. We transport out of state every week to the dog's forever home.
Please consider being a foster parent: We have so many dogs waiting for adoption. Many of the dogs were pulled from kill shelters or rescued from puppy mills.
A LETTER FROM HEAVEN
To my FOSTER FAMILY, some things I'd like to say
But first of all to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this letter from the Bridge - where I now dwell with God above,
Up here there are no tears or sadness; only eternal love.
Please don't be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
The other day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me, and He said, "I welcome you . . .
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your foster family, they will be here later on".
When you think of my life on earth and the neglect in my last years,
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
God gave me a list of important things that He would like for me to do,
And foremost on His special list was to watch over and care for you.
When you lie down and try to sleep with the day's chores put to flight;
Remember that God is closest to you in the middle of the night.
I wish that I could tell you everything that God has planned,
but even if I could tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my earthly life is over,
I'm more happy, healthy and content then I ever was before.
If you can help another who is in sorrow or in pain,
then you can say to God at night: "My day was not in vain".
And when you're walking down the street, with me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps only a short trot behind.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb,
but a rescuer's heart is big and strong; just take it one day at a time.
For it is simply God's nature, and I'd like it for you too,
that as you give to the world, the world will give to you.
And when your time on earth is up, to leave your body and be free,
remember, you are not "going"; you are coming up here to me.