|New Life Boxer Rescue is celebrating our two year anniversary during the month of October. The time has literally flown by since our inception in October of 2010 and we have made so many friends along the way.
We would like to send a huge thanks out to all of the wonderful shelters in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky and Delaware for being so gracious and willing to help a fledgling rescue. We were full of questions and needed guidance and assistance and these folks stepped up and got us through those first moments of "can we do this"! We would also like to thank the northern shelters for their help. Learning the ropes was a process for all of us and without all the unselfish willingness of a lot of people, we could never have come to where we are today.
NLBR would also like to send out a huge hug of gratitude to all of our volunteers, their families and friends and people that they have met along the way who have done our home visits, reference checks, transports, etc. We owe a debt of gratitude to all of our fundraisers for their dedication and hard work raising much needed monies for the dogs. All of our foster dogs are very grateful for the hard work that has gotten them their new homes and families. Everyone needs to take a moment and feel very proud of what has been accomplished through the help of all of the people involved in our rescue.
In our two years, we have successfully placed 121 boxers and/or boxer mixes into new homes. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish and so grateful to our adoptive families who have become the biggest part of our success. The pictures and updates of our dogs in their new homes prove just what a successful two years this has been.
A very special vote of thanks has to go out to all of our foster families. Each one goes above and beyond each and every day for the foster dogs. Every dog that comes into NLBR is loved and adored by their foster family in the exact same way that the family loves their own dogs and each one goes off to a new family having been taught how to love and how to trust again. Without the unselfish devotion of our foster homes, there would be no NLBR and we are forever in their debt.
Many exciting things have happened during these two years. We are able to microchip all incoming dogs and are now sending home a Martingale style collar with each adopted dog. We have been able to successfully treat and care for several dogs with costly medical conditions and they have gone off to their new homes, healthy and happy. Although we always need and welcome new foster homes, we have been fortunate to have had several new homes join our foster family and help our dogs.
As President and Foster Coordinator for NLBR, I would like to express my personal gratitude to each and every one of the wonderful volunteers that I have had the pleasure to work with over these two years. From the department heads to the quiet volunteer who does a vet check, no one could be more dedicated than those who are a part of NLBR. I feel honored to have been blessed with such a wonderful group of rescuers. Each and every one puts their heart and soul into the rescue and the dogs and asks for nothing back except that wonderful feeling that comes from knowing that they have helped.
The future looks very bright for New Life Boxer Rescue
Thank you from your President!!!
|Updated May 25, 2013|
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|THE JOYS OF ADOPTING A SENIOR DOG
At what age is a dog considered to be a senior? It definitely depends on the breed and size of the dog but the concensus is that age seven denotes senior status. The life expectancy for dogs today has greatly increased and thanks to excellent veterinary care, quality diets and lots of love, these dogs don't just live longer, they thrive in their Golden Years. Would you consider adopting an older dog? You may be surprised to see just how well a senior dog would fit your lifestyle.
While there are many obvious reasons to adopt a senior dog, the most important one is probably the instant friend you will have. Senior dogs have "been there, done that" and generally settle right in. They are mature- they know right from wrong and since they are not teething, chewing is not a concern. Even better, they are house trained. No potty training required with these older, wiser Boxers.
It seems that the puppies get a lot of attention on our site and it's understandable, they are adorable. However, pups require a great deal of time and patience and do require someone to be home with them the majority of the day. These are difficult requirements for most of us to fulfill. Puppies are definitely not for everyone. Even young dogs, considered adolescents until age two, can be a handful. With a senior dog, you are able to carry on as usual, as they are able to give you peace of mind. They don't need the level of supervision that younger dogs do and are often content to find a comfortable spot and nap the afternoon away.
Take a moment and consider your life with a senior dog. Think about the instant best friend you will get and the ease of transitioning a mature dog into your home. Most importantly, think about the impact you can have on the dog's life by giving them a second chance in a loving, safe home. I promise, they will be forever grateful.
~ Patricia O'Brien Roche ~
NLBR Applications & Placement Coordinator
TWO YEARS OF SUCCESS!!!