Buddy needs a FURever Home- ADOPTED 9/15

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( Update- Buddy was adopted 9/2015/!)

My name is Buddy! I am a 3 year old puppy(7/4/2012). I came to BRBR via owner surrender by a military family. They took good care of me and taught me to be a very disciplined dog.  I respond very well to voice command and correction.  I am excellent on a leash and love to run!

I am currently living with my foster family in Raleigh, NC.  They are really nice people.  I share my house with two skin kids ( pre-teen and teen) and two boxers Potter and Lucy. I love lucy(female).  I am trying to get along with Potter(male). It is probably best if I go to a home with no males.  My foster family really loves me.  They constantly remark how I am such a good dog.  I have a great disposition to be so young.   I love to play with my FURsiblings but I am also content laying on the bed beside my Foster mom and dad as they work.  I am crate trained and typically sleep in there at night time.  I also like to sleep in my skin sisters  room.  I like being with my people.

I am a really handsome fella.  The humans always comment on how good looking I am.  I am tall and lean.  My insides are full of springs. I can bound up really high when I get excited but I know not to jump on my people.  My people don’t allow me on the furniture and I am only allowed on the bed if you invite me.  I am good at following the rules.  I am a great dog!  I would love to meet you!

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I am good on a leash, like walks, am an excellent runner. Running up to 8 miles at a time

100% potty trained, Crate trained, I am doggie door trained

I am not a fence darter…

Our neighbors have chickens…I ignore them

I love all people and get excited when they come to visit

I love being with my FURsiblings…they teach me how to act and keep me straight!

I am adorable! Please consider if you have a FUREVER home for me.  Much love Buddy!

Visit, WWW.BlueRidgeBoxerResuce.com, to complete an application.

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I am adorable..right?

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Sleeping as my Foster Mom works

 

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Behaving so nicely at the Vet

Post 7 mile run!

Post 7 mile run!

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Meet our foster Baxter! Looking for his FURever home

Baxter...what is not to love

Baxter…what is not to love

My name is Baxter! I am a 2 year old puppy. I came to BRBR via owner surrender.  I was surrendered because the people who had me had too many pets.  I was neutered and very skinny.  I was not on monthly heart worm medicine so I am heart worm positive.  It really does not slow me down at all.  I am starting treatment in March.

too skinny, upon intake

too skinny, upon intake. Why are people so cruel

I am currently living with my foster family in Raleigh, NC.  They are really nice people.  I share my house with two skin kids ( pre-teen and teen) and two boxers Potter and Lucy. We all get along great and I love them all very much. They would keep me but they really need to keep a spot open in their house to foster dogs like me. My foster parents cannot believe how well behaved I am for only being 2 years  old. I love to play with my FURsiblings but I am also content laying on the bed beside my Foster mom and dad as they work.  I am crate trained and typically sleep in there at night time.  I also like to sleep in my skin sisters  room.  I need to see one of my people.

cozy on the bed!

cozy on the bed!

I am a really handsome fella.  The humans always comment on how good looking I am.  I am tall and lean.  My insides are full of springs. I can bound up really high when I get excited but I know not to jump on my people.  I just tall enough my nose can smell all the good stuff on the kitchen counters.  My people put stuff up there to tease me.  I like to steal stuff every once in a while.  I learned it from my fursister Lucy. She is always in trouble.  I also love toys and balls.

Snow...lets play!

Snow…lets play!

My people don’t allow me on the furniture and I am only allowed on the bed if you invite me.  I am good at following the rules.  I am a great dog!  I would love to meet you!

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I am good on a leash and like walks

I come running when I hear ice going into a cup.  My mom gives me a cube every time

100% potty trained, I have not learned to lift my leg yet

I am doggie door trained

I am not a fence darter…

I love my people invite me on the bed.  When they want me off I box them…I am a boxer J

Our neighbors have chickens…I ignore them

I love all people and get excited when they come to visit

I love being with my FURsiblings…they teach me how to act and keep me straight

I love running, chasing, and chewing on my FURsiblings.  They put up with me!

I am adorable! Please consider if you have a FUREVER home for me.  Much love Baxter!

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I am available via Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue.  Adoptable in NC, SC, VA.

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue Volunteer Spotlight

We were honored to be the featured volunteer family for Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue in July:) 

Meet The Martin Family

 

Jen Martin and her family began fostering for BRBR in October 2011 after adopting their Boxer Lucy from BRBR.  The Martin Family has fostered six Boxers for BRBR and is currently fostering Sam and her six babies! Here is what Jen and her family say about fostering and volunteering for BRBR: What we like about fostering for BRBR is the reward and personal satisfaction of helping a dog in need.  For us it is a family affair.  We are 4 unique individuals with varied interest and fostering is a connection point for our family.  We all share the passion and love for rescue.  I feel this is providing my children 13 and 10 valuable life lessons that will positively impact them from years to come.  For us, fostering was as simple decision…There are dogs in need! We love dogs and we want to give back. We love nurturing dogs and watching them flourish into happy healthy dogs. The personal satisfaction is worth every minute! I knew the family had caught the rescue fever when I came home from work and the family had a stray dog on a leash with them out front. I took one look at the dog and recognized the dog from two houses down, It was pretty funny!

Lizzie’s Big Day!

Congratulations to Lizzie!  Lizzie, after many months, has finally found her “FUR”ever home!

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My family was convinced I would never let her get adopted. It was never the case she just needed the right family. The greatest part is she is being adopted by Ashley who lives a few blocks away from us. Can we say VISITATION and first dibs on “dog sitting”. Ashley has been interested in Lizzie since we got her last July. She has followed her failed adoption, almost adoption, and decided she wasn’t letting her get away this time. They are a perfect match. Lizzie will live with mom Ashley and skin brother Miles and feline Smokey.” Congratulations Ashley & Lizzie!

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Lizzie will forever hold a special place in my heart!  Miss you girl but so happy for you!

 

“FUR”ever Family Updates…Allee!

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue foster dog updates….

Allee Girl!

Allee joined her “FUR”ever family May 26, 2012 in Charlotte, NC.  It was a perfect match with two wonderful parents and a fur-sibling Tango.  She settled in nicely and even got some one on one training from the Blue Ridge Boxer Trainer.  We are so happy for Allee!

Allee and her new family

So, our house has been quieted by 4 paws…but the other 12 keep it rock’in.  We will enjoy the down time!  It is just a matter of time before the next boxer in needs finds its way to us!

“Little” LIZZIE Looking for her FURever Home

My name is Lizzie!  I joined Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue in June 2012.

Don’t you wonder what those eyes have seen…

I was a stray wandering around a neighborhood.  I was very skittish and hard to catch.  A special family was worried about me and worked really hard to catch me.  They knew I was scared, hungry, and homeless.  The nice family was finally able to catch me.  They welcomed me to their family.  After 6 months, I was still very skinny despite eating daily.

34lbs upon arrival to the rescue

They cared for me as long as they could but they knew I needed medical attention that was beyond their financial means.  The kind family was so nice to contact BRBR.

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue was able to take me in to their care in late June. They got me to the nice vet who checked me out and got me on meds for hook & whip worms, and spayed me.  I am light Heart Worm positive and will start my treatment in September.  I was skin and bones when I arrived at the vet.  My worms likely prevented me from gaining weight.  Upon arrival at the vet I was only 34lbs.  I am slowly gaining weight and looking much better.

Look close you can see my fawn markings

Despite being malnourished my coat is shiny and beautiful.  I am unique in that I look like I am black but I am not!  Boxers do not carry the gene for black coat color.  I am a “sealed brindle” which means my brindle has so many dark lines it sealsout the fawn lines making my coat appear completely black.  It is not really black, it just has excessive dark stripes. The AKC classifies me as brindle.  If you take me out in the sun light you will see all my fawn stripes/markings.  I am gorgeous and unique.  My other unique feature is that I am a tiny girl who is full grown.  Everyone mistakes me for a puppy, but I am a refined mature boxer with the  estimated age of  5-7years old.  I am the size of a typical 10-11month old Boxer puppy.  Some people call us “pocket boxers.”  I am as precious as a puppy without the puppy behavior.

Rex 71lbs and Lizzie 34lbs

I am currently living with my foster family in Raleigh, NC.  I have three fur siblings who are also rescued boxers.  Lucy, Rex, and Potter.  I also have two skin siblings a 12yr old tween girl and a 9yr old boy.  How could I forget my wonderful skin Foster Mom & Dad.  They are taking such good care of me.  I have adapted very nicely into the established Boxer Pack!

I am a sweet lovable girl.  I follow my foster mom everywhere.  We cook, clean, do laundry, etc. My mom loves to run but I am not up for that just yet.  I am with her all the time except when she is at work.  She is super special to me because she picked me up from the vet.  I was so scared that day it took her 10 minutes to get me to the car.  Back in those days, I was scared of every noise I heard and did not walk through doorways.  Also I did not like men.  I have come a long way in a matter of weeks.  While still cautious, I am not nearly as scared as I used to be.  I am making progress every day.  My foster family is very active and fast paced so I have learned to be comfortable with noise and chaos. I don’t run and hide as much anymore.  I am still working on my fears….one day at a time.  I love attention and love to be wherever my people are.  Here are some additional things you might want to know about me:

  •  I am a super sweet girl who loves to be by my humans side.
  • I am totally potty trained.100%
  • I like my Crate  I  can sleep in my crate at night (or be left out…I am so cute my humans let me sleep on the bed) I chill in my crate when my humans have to leave the house. My humans know they are spoiling me by letting me sleep on the bed with them but I am just so tiny and cute they often treat me like a baby.   I deserve a little extra attention don’t you think
  • I am started to get excited when you come home. I have not showed off the famous “boxer bean” as of yet but I am learning how to be a boxer.
  • I don’t get on the furniture in the house my parents don’t want me on the furniture in case my “new family” has the same rule.  The basement is another story….when I am with my skin siblings I can sit with them on the sofa…but only in the basement.
  • I love being with my humans and will follow them where ever they go especially my mom.  She is my favorite.  I love my Dad, he has taught me not to be scared of men.  I even great guest in our home.
  • I know my name. My foster family gave it to me.
  • I come when called.
  • I don’t dart out doors or gates.
  • I like all dogs that I have met.  I don’t really know how to play but I am learning.  I have a little more spunk every day.
  • I don’t really like being outside (probably since I was forced to be in the elements as a stray) However, I will chill outside with the other dogs.  I love being inside the comfort of the house.  It is not as scary.
  • My parents have only heard me bark twice…don’t be fooled by my size it is a BIG bark.
  • *Here are some things I am learning*:
  • I have not really had the need to use the Potty Bell to go outside.  I just
  • sit at the door.
  • I will whine to remind my people it is time to eat. I don’t miss a meal.  They are fattening me up with dry puppy food mixed with can food.  I am really fond of can food. They hope to wean me when I get up to my ideal weight.
  • I am slowly learning how to play with balls, fuzzy animals, dog toys , etc.  I am attached to a very long stuffed snake with squeakers in it.  I carry it around like it is prey, or one of my puppies.  I even try to hide it to keep it safe.  My humans love watching me with the snake.
  • Rex, Potter, Lizzie, Lucy…Loving their second chance at life.

    I am learning to play with my FURsiblings. They try to engage me in play but I typically ignore them.  Every once in a while, I will play.  My humans think after I get my heartworm treatment I will be more playful.  I love my fur siblings I am just not up for their “Boxer” play yet.  The first time my humans saw me wag my tail was when they introduced me to my fur siblings.  I love them and want to play with them.

  • I have not spent a lot of time on a leash as I am still cautious and scared.  My humans will try more walks we me as I gain confidence.  I have done very well on the leash when I have had to be on one.

I am a super sweet beautiful girl.  I am as precious as a puppy without all the puppy craziness.  I would be the perfect addition to a home with kids, dogs, maybe cats etc.  I would also be good as an only dog.  Please consider giving me a FURever home.  You will not regret it!

Love and Kisses……LIZZIE

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