You have done all your research and know just the right dog for you and your family. Or, you have lost a treasured member of the family to illness or age and would like to adopt a new member of that breed into your home again.
Breed specific rescue organizations are a wonderful option to search for your new baby.
I have had personal experience with Second Chance Boxer Rescue
My husband and I had several pet companions, one was the most lovely Boxer named Samantha. When Sam was about 8 Ã?Â½ years old she was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer that the Vet said would take her life. We were devastated. However, we fought on. Samantha lived to the age of 10 eventually. Our very top notch Vet was able to operate and take the cancerous leg off Sam and she lived a happy, fun filled, cancer free life after the surgery. It was a wonder to see her speeding around the back yard on three legs with no problem at all. I smile now just thinking of her.
When Sam finally had to leave us, the cancer had come back. We just knew we needed another Sam somehow. Boxers are the most special loving and fun loving dogs in the world. So our search began on the Internet with Boxer Rescue organizations. I came across Second Chance Boxer Rescue and liked their approach. You may look at available dogs on-line, but you must fill out a very detailed application and a representative of the organization in your area will come and do a “home visit” to assure that the environment you plan to adopt your new Boxer baby into is the right one.
We had no preference when the folks accepted our application and arranged for the home visit. What the agency tries to do is “match” the family with the right Boxer. You might be better off with an older dog that is house trained as opposed to one that is younger. There are many points to review before deciding on the age, sex, and temperament of the Boxer you are going to adopt.
In any event, we were approved! Passed the home inspection with flying colors and were all ready for a Boxer to come and make its “forever home” with us.
Some time went by with the Rescue organization staying in touch and one day the call came that the girl for us had been located. Misty was living with her foster parents in upstate New York. Her story was that she had been surrendered by folks that didn’t want her anymore. They had bred her as soon as possible to get a litter of puppies to sell and then were done with Misty. She had been kept in a garage alone. Our hearts broke when we heard what she had been through and she was only barely 2 years old herself.
It was arranged between the foster parents and ourselves to meet halfway and pick our new Boxer baby up. Well, my husband and I pulled into the McDonald’s parking area, our prearranged meeting place and saw the vehicle as described that the foster parents would be driving. We were so excited.
The foster Dad and Mom got out of the vehicle and came around to open the door where Misty was sitting. Misty stepped down out of the vehicle and took our breath away. She was an almost twin to our Samantha. It was love at first site for Boxer and adoptive parents.
The foster parents sat with us for a bit and let Misty get used to us. The foster father was so soft hearted he began to cry just a little at letting Misty go. We were so impressed with these caring people to take Boxer’s into their home and foster them until they could move on to their “forever homes”. It gave us such a feeling of renewed faith in our fellow man.
Today Misty has been with us for about 3 years and become almost immediately a solid member of her family and her new “forever home”. She knew she was wanted and loved and gave that back to us twofold.
“Second Chance Boxer Rescue” is an affiliate of the American Boxer Rescue Association and they are located throughout NY, NJ and all of New England.
If you are beginning a search on-line for a breed specific pet, depending on where you live and the type of pet your are looking for, there are web sites for almost every breed.
I found BreedersClub.net
in my search for Miniature Daschunds a great help. This is NOT a Breed Rescue site; it is to locate Breeders for purebred puppies. I located a top breeder in Ohio and made the trip with my husband to get our baby Daschunds.
The site has lots of information in addition to searching for Breeders. You can use their resources to help you in choosing the right breed of puppy for your family. Pet Health, Training and Obedience and more. These are all things that need to be considered before you decide on which breed of pet you are interested in rescuing.
These two sites come with a personal recommendation. But there are many more that can be found on the Internet for either Breeders or rescue of purebred dogs.
Breed rescue is a win-win situation for humans and pets. It lets you experience the joys of a purebred animal at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a pet from a breeder. For the animal, you give these pet companions a loving home after having gone through in many cases a tough time. They will show you their marvelous capacity for recovery and love.
Whatever route you choose, you are the lucky one when you adopt a pet. You are bringing into your life a dimension in love and companionship that is a gift from God.
When GOD had made the earth and sky, the flowers and the trees, he then made all the animals and all the birds and bees, and when his work was finished not one was quite the same. He said, “I’ll walk this earth of mine and give each one a name.” And so he traveled land and sea and everywhere he went a little creature followed him until its strength was spent. When all were named upon the earth and in the sky and sea, the little creature said, “Dear Lord, there’s not one left for me.” The Father smiled and softly said, “I’ve left you to the end. I’ve turned my own name back to front and call you DOG, my friend.”
Do your research; talk with your Vet and may you have many happy days with your new companions.