- posted by Carie
- This is a happy story but it starts with a sad story. Sorry! Several weeks ago we lost our beloved Boxer, Tiberius, very suddenly. Thankfully, he died at home without suffering and literally in our arms. I just don't want to elaborate more on that part of the story as I have been crying for weeks and trying desperately to heal. (Just think good thoughts for us, no words are necessary.) This is where the happier story comes in....
I recently applied with NorCal Boxer Rescue to adopt another Boxer. I hate being dogless. I have a lot of love to give and it's just way too quiet around here without a bouncing Boxer around. At the time I applied I stated that I would be interested in learning more about fostering Boxers as well. I have a friend who fosters and he's been trying to get me to do it for a long time. I got a call the next day from my contact at NorCal Boxer Rescue about a little girl Boxer who had nowhere to go. Do you think I hesitated? Well, I didn't! Norcal Boxer Rescue relies on Foster Homes for the Boxers they save. They do not have a large enough facility to house all the Boxers they rescue so pre-qualitfied people all over California open their homes to Boxers in need and foster these angels until they are well enough to be adopted out and NorCal Boxer Rescue has found an appropriate home for that Boxer. I can't tell you how excited and proud Matt and I are to be a part of this process!
Without further adieu, meet Ani or Stanislaus Ani or Ani Banani as we have started calling her.
- The tongue just won't stay in sometimes! I know she is thin, you should have seen her a few days ago! She is eating 5 times a day and has already gained some meat on her tiny bones. This little gal has been through a lot and she is still so loving and sweet. Dogs are amazing creatures! Is she cute or what?!!
- NorCal Boxer Rescue is an AMAZING organization! It was founded in 1998 and within the first year of operation had rescued and re-homed 268 Boxers! Their mission is to "Leave No Boxer Behind." At a minimum, they provide animals with veterinary care, spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, a microchip, a temporary foster home at a private residence, lots of love and placement into a carefully screened forever home. NCBR has no paid employees and allocates nearly 100% of adoption fees and donations directly toward the care of their Boxers.
I am so impressed with every person I have dealt with there. They are super picky about who they let adopt or foster dogs. I am not worried at all about giving Ani up when she's ready to go because I know with all confidence that whoever gets her will have gone through the necessary scrutiny to ensure they are an appropriate Boxer owner. My husband and I find it so rewarding to help out with Ani. We plan to continue fostering even after we adopt our own Boxer. We think Ty would be proud of us and happy that we're helping to save Boxers.
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- I had to post the below photo of Ty. I call it "Ty Flying." Jen is having a canvas made for me of this photo. This is one week before he passed. He truly was happy his entire 4.5 years with me and I was completely over the moon with him. Those of you who met him, know how wonderful he was. Best dog EVER! Tiberius Fisher, you changed me for the better. You will always be my first and favorite Boxer! You will live in our hearts forever!