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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Flora Dora's First Christmas in Canada!!!

Hi Guys,
remember Floradora from last winter...she went to Ontario but has now moved to BC with her family. She looks great and the family is really in love with her.

Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: Hi

Dear Sheri,

just a quick note to touch base and let you know that we've been in BC since August 10th and are adjusting to life out west slowly.

Floradora is doing wonderfully well and coming more out of her shell every day. She is well and truly a happy member of the family now. In fact, she's adjusted so well that we've had to put her on a diet! (If it ain't tied down, she'll eat it!)

This is her first Xmas with us and I thought you'd like to see a picture.

Thanks so much for the part you played in bringing her into our family.



Merry Christmas from Eden & Izzy

A little after Christmas wish for you all! I hope your day was as peaceful as these 2had it! Eden (8yrs - fawn) & Izzy (8 months - brindle)! Life is good for dogs!

Best wishes for the new year!

Teresa & Stephen

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Izzy-Dora Enjoying Snow for the First Time!

Harley and his new family (BRLA's Lennox) - Adopted Nov 2009

Hi Jennifer

Thank you so much for the Christmas wishes. I am so glad you emailed it reminded me to send you a copy of pictures of our new family member.

Harley has adjusted really well. We have had a few problems with his tummy but we are working them out. I will be signing up for some obedience lessons in January with him.

I have to give you credit I don’t know how you do it with Four!!!!!!

Thank you again we love Harley, he is a wonderful addition to our family.

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lucy - Relaxing with her buddy

Looks like Miss Lucy has really settled in well to her new life! What more can a girl ask for? A good friend and lots of love!

Peanut - Adopted December 2009

Here is a Merry Christmas greeting from the newest Canadian, Peanut! Looks like Peanut is having fun and enjoying his new life!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beau a real Hero! (BRLAs Hobo)

Check out Beau! He is a real life hero that helps other dogs that need help.

If your dog would like to donate to help others, visit

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kache - Adopted December 2009

Hi Girls,

Here are some pictures of Kache - I renamed him!
He is doing so good. Very obediant and he already learned how to sit.

Have a Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Get your BRLA 2010 Calendar Today!!!

Don't be lazy!!! Get your 2010 BRLA calendar today and support Boxer Rescue, all while enjoying pictures of beautiful rescue dogs all year long!!! Hurry up they sell out FAST!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Please Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Well it is that time of year again.... Here is an important reminder about Pets and the Holiday Season.

All of us at WBBR join in wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!

Boxer Love to one and to All!

Taken From: CBC News Online December 10, 2004
Pets face added risks over the holiday period. Animals often chew on grass and plants inside the house and out. This time of year, seems someone's always coming over with a seasonal plant. And some of the plants used to add a festive flair to the home over the holidays can cause trouble. Among the plants your pets should stay away from:Holly. Can cause intense vomiting and diarrhea. Mental depression can also occur. Amaryllis. Ingestion can result in vomiting, diarrhea, depression, lack of appetite, tremors, drooling and abdominal pain. Mistletoe. Can cause significant vomiting and diarrhea. In addition, this plant has been associated with difficulty breathing, slowed heart rate, and collapse. Some pets – if they've eaten large quantities of it – have died. Some animals may show erratic behaviour and possible hallucinations. Poinsettia. This plant can cause irritation to the mouth and stomach and sometimes vomiting. It has a low level of toxicity and is overrated as a toxic plant. Many people consider it basically non-toxic. Christmas cactus. Harmless if only a small amount is eaten. But a danger to dogs if large quantities of this plant are ingested. Symptoms include vomiting, possibly with blood, diarrhea, possibly with blood, and mental depression. These plants are considered low toxicity plants.Christmas often means a lot of chocolate around the house. Nice treats for people – but bad news for your dog. Theobromine, an active ingredient found in chocolate, can be highly toxic. If your pet shows signs of illness such as vomiting or loss of appetite, contact your veterinarian immediately.More hazards for your petChristmas trees can be pulled over by climbing cats or curious dogs. Broken ornaments can cut paws/skin. Decorative lights are an electrocution hazard if the dog, cat, rabbit or other curious pet bites the wires. Table scraps and bones can cause severe gastrointestinal disorders, pancreatitis and blockages that require surgery to remove. People food for people, pet food for pets. Tinsel, ribbons or yarn, if swallowed, can require surgery to remove. They can cause the intestines to bunch up so that food cannot pass through properly. Burning candles can be a danger. Curious animals could burn themselves or knock candles over and cause a fire. Visitors can cause pets to feel anxious. Make sure your pet has a safe zone where it can go for quiet and privacy. Make sure exterior doors are properly closed so pets don't escape. Around the Christmas tree Pine needles can get lodged in an animal's throat, making it painful for your pet to swallow. Sure, Fido can slurp water from the toilet all day long with nary a hint of sickness. But drinking the water from the Christmas tree base can cause diarrhea, mouth sores, vomiting and loss of appetite. Cover your tree stand and distract your pet from tree temptations with toys and treats. Cats, in particular, may try to climb the tree. Either keep pets away from this area or secure the tree to the ceiling or wall.Around decorations Pets are attracted to flames and shiny decorations. When lighting candles, keep pets out of reach. Glass balls and ornaments can shatter in a pet's mouth and, if swallowed, could cause digestive problems or even be fatal. Pets can get tangled up in popcorn and cranberry strands causing a strangling hazard. With electrical lights, remember to tape exposed electrical cords to walls or floor to prevent your pet from chewing on them or tripping over them. Tinsel, gift-wrap and artificial snow can cause an upset stomach, even choking in your pet. Other items to keep out of reach Don't give alcohol to pets. You might think it's funny to watch Fluffy spinning around on the kitchen floor but any amount of booze is dangerous to your pet. Avoid toys with small parts or those made of soft materials that pets can chew up and swallow.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Casey (BRLA's Pinkey) What an AMAZING recovery!

This is just one of the amazing recovery stories that touch our hearts.......

Meet Pinkey (now Casey) he was a little guy who came to BRLA with horrible mange. He was not quite 4 months old and had been fighting a hard fight during those 4 months. He came in so ravaged with mange that he was barely holding on to life. He spent several days in intensive care on IV with a high fever, severe diarrhea and vomiting. We were all touched by how young he was and shocked at how someone could let this little angel get so sick and abandon him in his time of need. When Pinkey was well enough to travel, WBBR brought him home to Canada. He made an amazing recovery thanks to the care and love of our volunteers.
Look at Pinkey (now Casey) today. He is a beautiful healthy boy that has a great home where people love him and take very good care of him. Casey you deserve it baby! We are all so happy to see your well!

Rugby/Red Bear (Adopted from BRLA Oct 2009)

This little one made his way from LA to Canada during Canadian Thanksgiving. Now he truly has something to be thankful for. He has a great home with a wonderful new best friend and a family that loves him!