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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Happy New Year for Lucy - Adopted August 2010

Lucy is doing fantastic. She is unbelievable as she has the best disposition of any dog I have ever seen. She is full of love and kisses but at the same time when you go for a walk she also makes you feel real safe. She is about 70 pounds now and is very powerful. Her weight right now is ideal as she looks good. I will send you a couple pics taken this morning.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thank you to our foster homes!

Thank you guys for finding Rudy (aka Major) a good home; he really is a good boy. It was really hard for us to watch him go, thankfully we took some photos. Even though we still have our two boxers, it is very quite without him!

I've been reading your blog posts about adopting senior dogs & as you guys know we adopted our first foster, a senior named Bubba. It took a couple of days for his personality to come through as he had just gone through several surgeries when we got him. I have to say we were really impressed with him from the get go. He knows his commands complete with hand signals, he is house trained, good with the cat & just fits in as though he has been here all along; it is hard to believe someone gave him up. Our minds were pretty much made up the first week we had him that we would keep him. What better feeling than to know that your improving a seniors quality of life & that they know home, safety & love. We will for sure adopt a another senior in the future. Thank you guys - keep up the good work!

Yvonne & Christian

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Why Adopt a Senior Dog

Adopting a Senior Dog

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about rescue dogs and in particular about senior rescue dogs. Ok let’s start from the beginning. First, let’s address the reasons why dogs end up in rescue.

Some people feel that if you adopt a dog from a rescue, you would be inheriting someone else’s problems. Dogs lose their homes for a number of different reasons. Most of them are not problems that the dog has, but are problems that the people have. Not all dogs in rescue have behavioural or health issues. We live in a very fast society. When people want things they want them right away. It is quite common for a very expensive, well-bred dog to outlive their usefulness, especially when people buy them on an impulse without doing any research. Or the people no longer want to take responsibility for them. Other reasons can include things like death or illness of an owner, not enough time, change in schedule, new baby, loss of a home, allergies, or change of lifestyle. These are just a few reasons, as you can see.

Too many times, our hearts are broken because we have several great seniors that are so often overlooked for adoptions.

Why would you adopt a senior dog?

Senior dogs have had some training in obedience or house manners. Although some dogs while being in the shelter get confused and scared of being uprooted from their regular lives and may forget all that they have learnt. However, once in a new home they soon remember with a refresher course and some gentle reminders. Senior dogs are no longer going thru the puppy stage and chewing everything in sight. Yes that includes your shoes, furniture, cell phones, carpets, and walls (and it doesn’t stop there!) They understand to stay off furniture, and not to chew, and were at one point socialized in their lives to get along with humans, other dogs and pets. Another great thing is; there are no surprises. You know how big the dog is going to be as they are no longer puppies and have stopped growing! Senior dogs are grateful that you have adopted them and they are always thankful. They appreciate love and attention and are quick learners. Yes! They are quick learners. You can definitely teach an old dog new tricks! They know what is expected of them and will openly give their love to you.

Another misconception that people have about senior dogs is that their vet bills and health issues are more than that of a younger dog. Let’s face it vet care and medication is needed at any age. It may or may not be more for an older dog. Age really is just a number. Older dogs need all the same things that younger dogs do. They need good nutrition, exercise (although may be less intense and physical), regular trips to the vet, love and attention.

I have met many people who want puppies. I personally would prefer to adopt a senior dog, myself. By adopting a senior you are making a strong statement about compassion and the value of all life at any age. You are setting a wonderful example for your children and giving them life lessons that will be forever valuable. Yes a puppy has her whole life ahead of her, but so does a senior dog. You can give that senior dog the best years of his life.

My friend, who recently let go of their senior gal, told me that she had a hard time coming to terms with adopting another senior so soon after the passing of her dog. After some thought, she decided to go ahead and adopt another senior. She felt that giving a home to another senior in need was a tribute to her old gal and it actually helped to ease her pain. Saving a dog from euthanization allows for them to have quality time for whatever period they have left. It allows us to focus on the positives and to deal better with our loss.

There are no guarantees about length of life with any dog. Quality of time together is what matters more than quantity. Please consider adopting a senior today. It truly is one of the most rewarding experiences.

Please visit our website and meet our seniors

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Zephyr (aka Zeffie) a happy ending for a beautiful girl!

I know many of you remember sweet Zephyr. Everyone wanted to meet her as she
had such a lovely personality. But she was a little older, she was very
chewed up and looked to have walked a hard road in her life. But she was
always quick to give kisses and loved everyone.

She went home with Chantelle to Vancouver where their vet examined her leg
which looked like a shark had gnawed on it. Along with many bite scars, a
ripped ear, torn eyelid the vet discovered an imbedded canine tooth in her
chewed up leg bone. Yes, this sweetheart had been used as a bait dog for

Well look at her now. She went home with a wonderful family in the North and
loves the snow. She is flying, free and absolutely adored.

Enjoy the photo.

Pixie (previously Gretchen) - a true Christmas Story!

Shannon has found her little match. Here are some pictures of little miss Pixie!!
She is tickled with what a smart little gal pix is.

We went for a visit on sunday. Her favorite toy that she brings to bed every night is Maxine's green frog.

She sleeps cuddled in Lou's afghan everyday.

She has some great dogs looking down on her from above and making sure she is a good girl!!

Merry christmas.
Love Kerri and Lexi!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas from Carley

Hi Jen, Kerri, Sherri and Chantelle,

Well, its been 6 months that Carley and I have been together now, and I can’t begin to tell you how much she has enriched my life. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect dog, she is all I could have asked for. The only time I am not with her is when I am at work, and the rest of the time, we are always on the go. She loves going to the dog park and if we can’t make it there, we always do our long neighbourhood walk. When I take her to the Island, she loves the trails and the beach. She travels well, usually just lying down in the back seat, and when we are on the ferry, she loves all the attention from her many admirers. ;p I have to admit, she has been spoiled a bit… ok, lots, but I love seeing her little butt wiggle while doing the “kidney bean”!

I have attached a few recent photos for you as I have a zillion of them! Again, thank you all very much for everything you do, and if there is ever anything I can do to help out, please let me know, it would be my pleasure. I have “unofficially” made Carley a WBBR ambassador!

Merry Christmas to you all!
Kisses from Carley and Hugs from Linda

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays from WBBR

I can't believe how the time flies and its another year over again. WBBR is especially thankful to everyone who volunteers, donates and supports us all throughout the year. We have helped a number of dogs in need and we wouldn't be able to do this without your continued support. WBBR is very proud of all our volunteers and the tremendous amount of effort and team work that has been shown by everyone. Thank you to for your dedication and love to this worthy cause.

This year we experienced many successes, including the Pub Night Fundraiser and the launch of our new website, to name a few. We have met many new friends along the way but yet we have had to say goodbye to some old friends too. They say that some people come into our lives and pass quickly, while others come into your lives and no matter how long they stay, the leave footprints on our hearts. For this we are eternally grateful and will always remember them forever, as they will always live on as long as we keep their memory in our hearts.

We at WBBR wish everyone a very wonderful Holiday Season and all the best of Boxer loves and snuggles to everyone in the new year! We look forward to even more successes in 2011 with our WBBR family.

Chantelle, Kerri, Jennifer & Sheri


A Rescue Dog's Christmas Poem
Based on the epithet that: "A dog is not just for Christmas".

'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full - we are lost but not found,
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care,
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
"Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!"

But now we sit here and think of the days...
we were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways,
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew -
now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.
So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
they reacted so quickly - why were they so rash?

We "jump on the children", "don't come when they call",
we "bark when they leave us", "climb over the wall".
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors they made.
If only they'd trained us, if only we knew...
we'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse - let to roam -
now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye...
"Maybe someone else will give you a try."
So now here we are, all confused and alone...
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can't stay to chat,
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer...
we know that they wonder how long we'll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads...
of a home filled with love and our own cosy beds.

Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears -
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.
If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the Inn -
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year -
can you give more than hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat...
and help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.

~Author unknown~

Tonight's my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleepin' all cozy upstairs,
While I'm guardin' the stockin's and tree.

What's THAT now . . . footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a c*t or a mouse?
Who's THIS down the chimney?
A thief with a beard - And a big sack for robbin' the house?

I'm barkin'. . . I'm growlin' . . . I'm bitin' his butt.
He howls and jumps back in his sleigh.
I scared his strange horses, they leap in the air.
I've frightened the whole bunch away.

Now the house is all peaceful and quiet again,
The stockin's are safe as can be.
Won't the kiddies be glad when they wake up tomorrow . . .
And see how I've guarded the tree.

by Shel Silverstein

Monday, December 13, 2010


The much anticipated 2011 WBBR Calendar is here and ready to be purchased!
These make wonderful Christmas presents for all your friends and family! And great stocking stuffers! Order today and it will ship before Christmas!

What a wonderful way to celebrate each month with a new WBBR dog. And all the proceeds will go directly to help WBBR dogs in need.

CLICK HERE & ORDER TODAY just in time for Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Congratulations to our January Calendar Girl, SWEETPEA! Sweetpea won the contest with a whopping 241 votes! Our other Calendar babies are as follows:

Februrary - Bob

March - Flash

April - Abbie

May - Jax

June - Keemo

July - Marco

August - Boomer

September - Hermosa

October - Maximus

November - Bobby/Melrose

December - Beau

Congratulations to all the babies who are in the first WBBR Calendar! A big thank you to everyone who participated and submitted photos. Stay tuned.....we will be publishing our calendar very soon for purchase before the new year! These will make great Christmas gifts and will help support our dogs in need.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WBBR Kicks Off the Calendar Contest & Launches a New Site

Hi WBBR fans!

I am so excited to announce that the Calendar Contest is underway. I am also just as thrilled to let you all know that WBBR officially has a new website!!!

Thank you everyone who submitted their photos for our Calendar Contest. All the pictures were lovely and all our dogs are so amazing. We were overwhelmed with several beautiful pictures of WBBR Boxers and choosing the top 30 was very difficult. We would have loved to use everybody’s pictures but there unfortunately just isn’t enough space:( The pictures that made it thru the first round have all been posted on WBBR’s brand new website!

To vote, simply go to and cast your vote for your favorite picture now! You can vote once a day, so be sure to come back every day to cast another vote and to see the voting results! Don't forget to also send this link along to your friends and family so they can also vote!

Deadline for voting will be midnight on Saturday November 27th. All winners will be announced on Monday November 29th. The winners will be in the first ever issue of the WBBR calendar! These calendars will be available for purchase prior to the New Year!
Good luck everyone!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Submit your Boxer's Pic today for the WBBR 2011 Calendar!

Hi Boxer lovers!

2010 has been shaping up to be an amazing year for WBBR. We would like to celebrate our success by compiling a 2011 WBBR calendar! We are beyond excited for this new project because it means that all our adopters also get to help us with it. We all know what a great team WBBR is and also how great our adoptive families are. What a terrific way to incorporate some great teamwork!

What this means for you?

If you have a favourite picture of your adorable Boxer that you adopted from WBBR, please submit it. There is only a limited amount of space for the calendar, so a contest will be held to decide which pictures will be in the new calendar. WBBR will narrow it down from the submissions and then I will post them on the Facebook group for everyone to vote!

Get your pictures in to us before November 15th!

- To email your pics please send them directly to
- Please note the dog's name, when adopted and by whom
- PICS MUST be in high resolution. This means must be done with a camera and NOT cell, blackberry or Iphone. Sorry:(

We are looking forward to receiving all your pictures! Good luck everyone and have fun!

Oh and don't forget to also check out the new WBBR store. What's not to love? Shopping to help Boxers in need is always a bonus:)

Talk soon!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween from Stella!!

Hey guys,

Miss Stella wants to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween! Hope all you puppies have a safe and wonderful day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keeping Your Dogs Safe at Halloween

Keep your pets safe this Halloween (courtesy of the BCSPCA)
October 21, 2010

Don’t let the ghosts, ghouls and goblins get to your pet this Halloween.

“While Halloween is fun for trick-or-treaters, it can be a scary and dangerous time for both pets and farm animals,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

Loud noises in the neighbourhood, constant door-knocking and fireworks outside may spook companion pets, causing them to dart into traffic or even jump through windows.

Frightened farm animals have even been known to run into barbed-wire fences or other obstructions.

“With a little planning, guardians can take steps to keep their pets safe on Halloween,” says Chortyk.

The BC SPCA offers these seasonal tips:

Keep pets inside
Pets who are inside have fewer opportunities to confront trick-or-treaters. Some pets do well left in a separate room with the radio or television on to mask the sound of fireworks and trick-or-treaters. Be sure to leave plenty of toys in the room for your pet so that he doesn’t think he’s being isolated as a punishment. If your pet finds the doorbell disturbing, consider disconnecting the doorbell for the night. Alternatively, you can leave a bowl of treats near the door outside where trick-or-treaters can help themselves. That way, they won’t knock or ring the doorbell – at least not until the bowl is emptied.

Make sure your pet is wearing identification. Dogs and cats may try to run away if they feel threatened. Clear, current identification is your best chance to have them returned to you

Don’t console your anxious pet
While it is natural to want to comfort your pet, it is better to use a bright, cheerful voice to send a message that things are fine. Avoid saying things like, “it’s OK” or “don’t be scared” in a soft or sympathetic voice. This only reinforces your pet’s fearful behaviour.

Candy is for people
Candy can lead to health problems such as diabetes or obesity, and chocolate is especially dangerous because it contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and cats. Keep treats well away from your pets.

Leave home without them
If you think it would be fun to bring your pet trick-or-treating, your pet may not share your view. The strange sights and sounds of Halloween can cause a normally friendly dog to bite if it feels scared or threatened.

Keep away from costumes for your pet
Dressing your dog in a costume inhibits his ability to communicate, making him prone to display aggression himself or be subjected to aggressive behaviour from other dogs.

Friday, October 22, 2010

WBBR attends BRLA's Woof & Wine

Our founder, Chantelle is heading down today to show her support for BRLA and attend Woof & Wine. If you have not yet purchased your ticket to Woof & Wine, please do so. Most of the dogs from WBBR come from BRLA. BRLA is our sister rescue and we continue to show our love & support.

What's not to love about Woof & Wine? You get to help & meet beautiful Boxer babies in need and drink WINE! Yummy:) Plus this year FX Son's of Anarchy star, Kristen Renton will be at the event. She will be running the "Kissing Boxer Booth" If you are a fan of Kristen and the show you can meet her there along with other stars of SOA.

Come out and show your love & support for this wonderful cause.

Hosted by Custom Hotel
Enjoy stylish hip surroundings
Taste an intriguing selection of wines
Try a tempting array of foods
Enjoy great music
Bid on Fabulous Auction items
Help BRLA continue to save lives!

$60 per person advance sale - $100 per pair advance sale
$75 at the door

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Buddy Adopted Aug 2010

A great update picture of Buddy and his brother George. Buddy has kicked his KC and is loving George. George is still adjusting, but 9 out of 10 times they are in love.

Dulce is home & doing well

Hi Jennifer,
It's funny that you emailed today, as I was just writing an update for everyone.

A big thank you everyone who made it possible for Dulce to join our family
Her name suites her to a T as she is a really sweet girl.
Its been 2 weeks since we brought Dulce home so I thought I would give an update and send a couple of pics.

First off her tummy only has 2 sores left on it ,one is taking longer to heal as she will get at in the night sometimes( she has learned how to take off her shirts).
Her seperation anxiaty is getting better she will cry a bit when someone first leaves the house (as she is standing at door whining because Rick is outside while I’m typing this) and will sometimes run around in a panic when she realizes you left the room but she will settle down now.

We have gotten the growl/cower by me when people come in the house nipped in butt. Thanks Jennifer and Sheri for helping me out I really appreciated how you took the time to respond and give me advise. She is not a fan of the crate, would rather look out the window from the couch so we are letting her do that while still trying to get her to like the crate.

Dulce can be shy with meeting people and gets startled easily by certain noises and movements especially around her head, but she is always gentle.
She loves her walks, is really good with meeting dogs . She only has gotten Alpha a couple of times. We have ran into bears , deer’s, rabbits cats etc she is so well behaved it’s a dream. Her and the cat are making friends ( cat is being a bit of a turd) and we have being taking her out to friends and family to socialize and she is a good girl.

Dulce is a talking, snuggling, sniffing , snoring , very messy eater, gas machine, (we are working on the food situation still) , and can give the stubborn boxer look to you like nobody’s business , all those great boxer things we have missed around the house in the last few months.
Take Care
Leanne & Rick.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Our Baby Boba/Boston Finds a New Home & A New Sister

Hi Jen,

as we told you here are some pictures of our baby. We call him Boston or shorter Bos and he responds to the name greatly. You can see on the pictures that he is already picking up on Zara's good energy and he is calm,not running around in our apartment. They share all their toys and bones and eat their meals 20cm apart.
Boston sleeps in his crate (with closed door,for now) in my bedroom and he doesn't mind it. Last night we were pretty much tired,went to sleep at 9 pm and woke up at 8.15am.Yesterday morning he was a bit distancing from us but this morning he was overwhelmed to see us BUT not jumping. He even goes nicely on the leash,only when he sees something really interesting to him then he gets excited and jumpy.
I think we couldn't get a better dog than him and as you told he IS so smart,once told "leave it " he turns his head away and goes away from it. We will keep you posted about Boston's improvement.
Have a great weekend.


A Big Paws Up for One of WBBR's Hardworking Families (Bella)

Hey Chantelle,

It has been a well since I sent you an update on Bella, she is doing well but we are still working on Bella time which is to be expected. She struggles with social skills with other dogs when out (I think this is more to do with being overwhelmed in the outside world) and still guards our home in Bella style but is easing up on who and what she barks at! She is super funny! She doesn't quite lose it when she sees a cat or squirrel like she used. She sleeps on her bed on the floor in my room at night (baby gate on the bedroom door) and is kennelled only when I'm away. We started dog obedience last week and she spent the whole first class watching from behind a screen, she can do everything we learn in class at home without batting an eye and off lead but class is very overwhelming for her right now. This obedience training is reward based and not dominance based so she loves the rewards and will do really well once she feels comfortable, the trainer and assistant both have tons of experience with rescue dogs and are very supportive. It is a new concept in training for me and we are both learning together. I had my back yard fenced yesterday so that she has a safe place to run and play and that should help with her pent up energy as well. People are scared to death of her when we are out on our daily walks but she usually trots right past them, she does have a thing about old men with hats which is interesting. She is a work in progress and while frustrating at times so rewarding to see her emerge so ever slowing into the girl she was meant to be.


Lucy loves her new sibbling

Look at Lucy (Boxer) with her new sibbling a Pug!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sasha Celebrates her birthday!

Hello Chantelle and everyone at WBBR!!

Just a little note to let you know that Sasha is doing wonderful! Her birthday was yesterday and she celebrated by eating half a tub of margarine that I had left out on the counter, whoops! haha. What a stinker.

She loves everyone she meets, but is having some trouble with other dogs, so we are working on that. We want her to be able to go to the dog park and run and play! She sleeps in between us every night on the bed, and she hasn't had an accident in weeks. We are so proud!

Hope all is well with you guys!!

Adam, Lindsey, and Sasha

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I rescued a human today


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.
I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A heartwarming update from our Medical boy Winston

A very sweet update from a special little man, Winston (formerly Neuro) had some neurological deficates from either trauma or ingestion. He got lots of help and lots of therapy and now he has the best medicine ever...a wonderful family. Winston is doing fantastic and is very, very loved. Here he is in a rare moment where he is still as this little guy is a whirl wind of playful energy. He is very loved.


Check out the tongue one (omg!) which I took before we left Bellingham Saturday afternoon, and two cuddle shots (one with our daughter). I wish there was a good way to capture the action shots with Winston and Sampson because those are the ones that will give you tears from laughing. Funniest thing ever - they grab each others hind legs and then spin in circles in sort of a "you let go first / no YOU let go first" game. And then when we say their names, they stop moving but don't let go of each others' legs... it's a hoot.

We've shot a bunch of video, someday I'll figure out how to post to Youtube. And the playing is sweeeeeet... nipping at each others' ears and jowls, Winston launching himself from the couch ("Wheeeee!") to land on Sampson who loves it and then when it's time, he puts his arm around Winston like, "Okay now, that's enough little dude."

And one more thing - yesterday it was time for our cat to explain his place to Winston, so there was a little hissing and Sampson (who loves our cat) went into total protection mode on Winston's side. Got right between them and just waited for the cat to do something, you could tell he was ready to intervene and protect his new little brother. Didn't have to, because our cat's not like that, he just made his statement and walked away, but Sammy was right there, and ready. We hadn't seen that before, it was pretty cool.

Anyway, that's it for the update. If you or Chantelle are ever down here and want to visit Winston and see how he's doing, you should give us a call. We'd be happy to have you over or meet up somewhere!

Take care,

Louie Louie - What a cute boy!

Good Morning -

I just thought I'd give another update now that it's been almost 4wks since we adopted Louie...

First off - what a FABULOUSLY AMAZING boy we have! He has settled in great with us and is really showing us that he wants to be a part of our family by his good listening skill and wanting to please us by doing most things that are asked of him. He goes in and out of his "house" (crate) without hesitation and knows that we always come back to let him out. He greets other dogs on our walks by slowing down and waiting for them to come to him first. We thought this was best as we were not sure what to expect from the other dogs or him. Everybody that sees him can't help falling in love with him and they all say "what a good looking dog he is" - we agree! He likes the little breeds as they seem more ready to play, but is also comfortable with the larger breeds. He is faster than lightening when he is off leash in the dog park...I took him there last week when there wasn't too many dogs so I could see how he would react. Man...he is quick! He behaved himself again like a true gentleman and loved the experience but did not love the rain - he was soaking wet and wanted to get back into the truck to dry off. Although the dog park is not really my thing, I will take him once in a while. He is learning come and stay while off leash in the house and is really getting the hang of it. He does great on our runs that I keep to about 30 mins so that he will always enjoy this experience and not feel like it is a chore. He is delightfully laid back, happy and cool as a cucumber. We know without a doubt that Louie was meant to be part of our family. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience!

I'm attaching a few more pictures of Louie so you will know just how loved he is with us and can add him to your "happy endings" stories on Boxer Rescue.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Operation - Get Beatrix Home - Sept. 2010

Good Morning Everyone,

Just wanted to send a few photos from the past couple of days with the beautiful Beatrix. It was truly an honour to be able to introduce her to her new Dad Corey. In the past few months I've felt like everyone has been reaching out and doing things for me, so it felt very special to be able to do something for someone else. Thank you for that priviledge! You gals make people's lives richer one Boxer at a time!!!

Souli Update - Adopted Aug 2010

HI Everyone,

So they are getting along nicely now. Sam has turned into Sargeant Sam ala Luke. Souli gets excited and hops and wiggles and Sam gets right in there to stop it. He is definitely alpha. She is no longer howling when we leave but she does this weird, super quiet howl if one of us is home and the other leaves, she starts really low with her head down adn then by the end she is staring at the ceiling still howling low but with her cheeks puffed out. Its hilarious (no i don't encourage it but its hard not to laugh).

We start training tonight with Souli bear so wish us luck. I inlcuded some pics of the kidlets :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ms. Kady is home in the Prairies - Adopted Sep 2010

I am officially in love with Kady and we will be keeping her name, whoever named her picked a perfect name for her!

I got Kady home, introduced her and Thor - she is not too interested in him right now but is stuck to me like glue! I fed them and got them fresh water. She does two things I never thought a dog could do - eat faster than Thor and make a bigger mess drinking!!!! She loved the raw food. They hung out in the yard and then I took them for a bit of a walk. She walks great on a leash. Man does she have a nose on her, she was snorting her way all over the house! She does not want to be too far away from me and when I move she gets up and follows. She will settle in but for now she seems very out of sorts. I took a couple of pics, they are attached.

Thank you for sending this beautiful little girl to us.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Maggie Mange Puppy update

I visited with Maggie today. She looks so good. Stacie and Sean absolutely love her and had nothing but things to say about her. She has been stung twice by bees but they had Benadryl and they treated her right away. They are enrolling her in puppy classes in Sept. She is so cute! Her and Guinness love each other, they play and run hard around the back yard. Her feet are still huge and she is leggy. Can't wait to see her all frown up!

Lucy Update - Adopted BRLA Aug 2010

Hi Sheri,

Lucy and I just got home today from Kelowna. She is a wonderful dog and is going to be a fantastic dog. She is so well behaved and calm it is almost unbelievable. I can walk her without a leash and she will stay right at my side the whole way. She had a blast at my daughter's in Kelowna and I am sure she did not want to leave but she is happy to be home with her new little sister Suzi. Suzi is the happiest dog in the world having Lucy here. They play and chase each other around the yard like puppies. I will send you more pics later. Lucy is just a big loving dog, she slept on my lap in my PT crusier for the entire ferry ride to Duke Point and she just snuggles in and does not jump around as she is very gentle on the seats. Thnak you for the vaccination info today and thanks once again for finding me Lucy. She is a stunning beauty with a great personality.