Comments: Cathy, your story is amazing but not surprised at how you fell in love with the Boxer breed...My daughter rescued 2 Boxers at one time almost eleven years ago... We found out that the female was pregnant with eight puppies and with Rachel's help found them all amazing homes...We just lost our sweet "Bailey Boy" in March but still have the female who had the 8 puppies...She is estimated at 15 years...They are a wonderful breed that is for sure !! God bless people like you who choose to open their homes and hearts and foster...
Comments: You are a wonderful person. My son has boxers but he is in FLA and my husband and I are looking to rescue a boxer in the spring. Please keep us in mind. We are partial to the brindle but love comes in all colors! We live on a golf course so in the evening there is plenty of room to run, jump and play.
Comments: I have a female boxer/pit, she is 5 years old. Her name is Star. We lost her brother to a seizure about 4 months ago. I am looking for a companion for her since I work all day and she is home alone except for Cat. I was wondering about Opal or if you know of a male boxer, 5 to 7 years old.
Comments: Thank you for all the lives you have saved. I plan to foster/adopt when my children are older. My first and only Boxer, Eve, wad given to me by a friend who couldn't keep her. She quickly became the love of my life...my baby before I had babies. Sadly I lost her to cancer almost 4 years ago and have never truly been the same.
Admin reply: Thank you Meredith for saving the one you did! They sure have a way to worm into our hearts, don't they?
Comments: I have always wanted to own a boxer, but never have. It seems that our group of pets came to us, we never went looking for one. We have rescued so many dogs and cats. Right now i have three kittens that were born to a ferral mom and we were able to get them and raise them around us, so now they can go to good homes. You sound like a loving wonderful person. Please keep up the great work, maybe someday I will still have my boxer.
Admin reply: Dianne, Keep your goals in mind. You will have a boxer someday and wonder why you waited so long! That doesn't mean that you can't continue to help the animals that need you. I think you will always do it. My fist kitty was from a feral mom, he was born at my great grandparent's in an old shed. I hope you find great homes for all of yours.
Added: July 15, 2013
Submitted by Name: Shannon From: Wheeling, WV
Comments: Thank you for what you do! These animals need wonderful people like you!
Admin reply: Thanks Shannon, I like to think I make a difference.
Comments: Thank you for all that you do, Opal's story broke my heart, I'm so glad that you're there for her.
Admin reply: Thank you, River. Opal's in a great place now, (it was kinda hard to let her go) she's loved and spoiled. But there are many more with similar (or worse) stories. It often breaks my heart, but it also spurs me to help each one.
Comments: I can't help but wonder if you are the Cathy that helped save my beloved Blaze and his siblings? Wanted to say hi if it is you.
Admin reply: Debbie, I was with GOBR then and I remember that adorable litter, but no, it was a different Cathy. We do have more in common tho. That Cathy also pulled a brindle boy from that same shelter. I was to be his foster mom, so one Friday evening I met her in Columbus Ohio. If you haven't driven in Columbus during rush hour on a Friday evening, I'd guess it may be similar to NYC's rush hours. What is normally a 1.5 hr trip, turned into 4+ hours, most of it at a standstill. But I got him home, fell in love with him, and he became my Mugsy.
I was so sad when Rachel told me about Blaze, he had a great life with you and you gave him a good home and lots of love, thank you.
Comments: My husband & I now own 2 boxers (3 &1) and as I read your comments about having older boxers who are calm I totally get it! Thank you for all you do to foster & train the breed. They are totally amazing animals. My husband likes to remind me that it took him 10 years to talk me into the world's greatest dog!!! You are an inspiration! Thanks for all you do!
Admin reply: Pollee, Enjoy your boxer kids, they have that special way to worm themselves into your heart and keep their people entertained. I am so happy you've 'caught the bug'