Robin, my AUSTIN BOXER RESCUE fund and fun raising boxer has died. She was about 12. Robin was the perfect Boxer! She helped me for years fund raising at Barton Creek Farmers Market, Barnes and Nobel and Pecan Street Festivals. Her slow motion movements as she got up, turned around, and set on a child's lap was one of her favorite "tricks". And the way she sat, back on her spine with hind legs outstretched...was a hoot She was so still in fact, people would ask if she were dead (stuffed). I would reply "not dead, just deaf...but the perfect dog...except she doesn't come when you call her" She didn't bark, but talked and if you didn't pay attention, she would talk louder. She came in my room every morning to tell me to get up and let her outside. She was a true Boxer Lover!
Austin Boxer Rescue has the absolute best volunteers who are so committed to saving these amazing dogs. I now volunteer when I can in the Temple/Killeen area. We adopted Barnabas in 2014 and I'm so glad. He has enriched our lives so much. Check out their web site and Facebook page. There are several pups looking for their furever home. Maybe one is looking for you.
Austin Boxer Rescue is a very well-organized non-profit that treats their fosters and volunteers with respect. They rescue hundreds of boxers from all over Texas and even work closely with other rescues to make sure as many dogs as possible are saved. The volunteers at ABR are amazing and frequently go far beyond what is expected to make sure the dogs go to the right homes and the adoptions are successful for the boxers and for the families who adopt them. Truly a top notch organization.
ABR is a fantastic organization that rescues hundreds of boxers from all over our very large state. I think what sets ABR apart from other non-profits is the way in which they communicate with their supporters and volunteers. ABR constantly updates everyone on the needs of the organization, from volunteering needs to monetary needs, etc., and they do a great job announcing all the kinds of local happenings where ABR will have a booth or presence and encouraging all their supporters to come out for a great time.
Also, ABR takes the time and effort to photograph and write extremely personal and endearing biographies of each foster and share it all with their friends on Facebook. Many boxers arrive sickly and are plagued with various ailments including starvation, extreme mange, broken bones, and many other serious medical conditions, some are near death. Many come to ABR having lived a life many dog-loving families find unimaginable. The good news; however, is that arriving at ABR is like winning the Boxer Lottery; they will be cared for and loved as they've probably never experienced before and believe it or not, most of these dogs know it and are so grateful. Watching the dogs go from sick, scared and hungry to healthy, energetic and loving is so satisfying.There are so many success stories not only with the rehabilitation of the dogs but also with families who adopt them (there is an entire section on their website dedicated to success adoption stories). The fact that families often return to ABR to adopt again and again tells you something about their experience.
The care and attention from the president of this organization is evident and the network of fosters and volunteers is amazing. ABR is all volunteer and they are very open and transparent about how they operate so whether you support ABR monetarily or through volunteering, it is easy to see all the good that they do for the boxers. Visit their website at austinboxerrescue.com and like them on Facebook and see what I mean.
An amazing group of people, all volunteers, that work tirelessly to help hundreds of boxers every year! Austin Boxer Rescue is an amazing organization!
Review from Guidestar