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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.

Results: We are incredibly grateful to the over 400 volunteers throughout the US who allow us to care for the Little Brown Dogs that need us. Each year, the number of intakes continues to increase. In addition, we carry over 20 dogs in our Permanent Foster Care program for those dogs who are unadoptable due to medical or emotional reasons. It is through our donors that we are able to do this work.

Target demographics: BSR is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 50 standard intakes and 22 Permanent Foster Care Dogs in 2017

Geographic areas served: Throughout the US

Programs: Medical and Emotional rehabilitation, spay/neuter, heart worm treatment, Permanent Foster Care, Junior Volunteers, Brown Dogs in the Military

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Carol Kiggans C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization for a long time. They are great at helping Boykins and their peeps. I fear what would happen to all the Boykins if they weren’t there to step in and help. This is the face of a Rescue. Buddy came to us in Aug 2018. It took until April 2019 to get him healthy. What would have happened to Buddy if BSR hadn’t stepped up? It does take a village and BSR along with its Army of volunteers are that village. BSR ROCKS.

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BoykinSpanielRescue Oh Buddy, we are so happy you are in such a great home!

Ginger Fewell S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

BSR rescued our Boykin when he lost his sight due to juvenile cataracts and was given up by his original owner who was not able to keep him due to his aggressive behavior. BSR saved his life by paying for his cataracts to be removed. They selected us, a retired couple, to give him a new home and a new life.. All the volunteers work hard to do everything possible for Boykins in need

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am impressed that a diverse group of individuals have rallied around a common goal of rescuing individual dogs that are experiencing difficulties, some life threatening. Members enroll for different tasks: home visits, transportation, foster care, permanent foster care, etc. This is all strictly voluntary, which makes it all the more remarkable.

Linda Dianne R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had 2 BSR dogs in the last 12-14 years. These are rescues and I knew they would possibly have issues but that did not matter. My first one, a female, had separation anxiety and it took a very long time dealing with it. She became my beloved dog and I would never have traded her for anything in the world. I became a volunteer with BSR just because of my sweet Lady. I fostered dogs, helped transfer dogs and then fell in love with another Boykin foster, a male, and ended up adopting him.

This organization has an amazing group of volunteers that network and will go to the ends of the earth to save our Boykins. The support from BSR is over the top and they are constantly on the look out for Boykins that need help.

I financially support this organization and rate them on a scale of 1-10 as a 10+. Way to go BSR

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We were called in 2014 to foster a very ill 7 month old Boykin Spaniel that had been diagnosed with diabetes and possible pancreatitis. He was not expected to live. BSR supported his critical care treatment and we brought him home to try to get his disease under control. Jackson is now 5 years old! His health problems include 3 leaking heart valves, seizure disorder, and diabetic cataracts. The diabetes continues being an issue, an he has been treated twice for recurrent pancreatitis. Through it all BSR has supported us emotionally and financially. A low estimate of the financial support is $10000! Jackson is an active, happy, goofy little boy that charms everyone he meets. We pray for his continued good response to treatment, and are so thankful for his friends from BSR! The first photo is from his first week at home, showing his emaciated body. The last two are recent pictures.

Susan H.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I am on my 4th Boykin Rescue. My first one is now 16 to. 2 have passed and I got my 4th one last year from them. This dog would not have survived had he not had treatment for heartworms and other intestinal parasites. He is as an awesome addition. This group does an amazing job of screening and homing these wonderful Little Brown Dogs! Thanks Boykin Spaniel Rescue and Little Brown Dogs!!! Thanks for my wonderful dogs and gor your lifesaving work.! Susan D.Hundley,MD





Dana W.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit group is made of wonderful hardworking individuals that truly care about the well being and safety of Boykin Spaniels all across the states

Carolyn D.4

Donor

Rating: 5

BSR is an organization whose volunteers and staff are dedicated 100% to the welfare of all Boykin Spaniels in need. I was so fortunate to have been selected as an adopter after my (now) boy Bodie was surrendered by his former family. The vetting process was a very thorough one. The needs of each dog are first and foremost. It's not about finding the best dog for each adopter, but instead, it's about finding the best home for each dog, where they can live their best life possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have a rescue from BSR, best move ever! They took a dog that had never been in a house, to ready to be adopted in a short time. They also took care of all his medical needs! Don't know what I would do without my boy Baxter, BSR 1043! Love my boy, got to go, he's waiting for me to throw that ball!

Heather F.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Boykin Spaniel Rescue is such a great nonprofit organization because they take in the sick, broken, unwanted Boykins and turn them into the most memorable family member you will ever know. Even if the LBD (little brown dog) only has a very short time left on this earth, BSR makes sure that dog knows love.

I am so proud to support this nonprofit in every way I am able.

Mary S.8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people are 100% heart. My daughter adopted a dog that had been surrendered by his owner through this group, and they were wonderful. They offer extensive support for the charming Boykin Spaniel dog breed, finding foster and forever homes for unfortunate victims of circumstance. They assist with transportation and medical expenses in some cases. Their processes and administration are transparent and operate with integrity. They really are a great non-profit!

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate it so much!

Gina Phipps A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BSR exceeds my expectations in every aspect that I have interacted with them...from transporting to helping us find the perfect rescue.

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

Thank you! And, he is pretty perfect!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We think Boykin Spaniel Rescue is an awesome organization! We were able to volunteer with them to help transport a dog to a foster parent who then was able to help the sweet dog to get well enough to be able to have a new forever home. They do so many wonderful things for our beloved Boykin Spaniel breed. We were able to adopt a rescue Boykin Spaniel from them last year and he is certainly living proof of how much this organization is needed and how much hope and love they can bring to a neglected or abused animal. We are forever indebted to them for our precious boy.

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

Thank you. Ruger sure hit the jackpot with you!

Karan A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group of people who rescue, foster and re-home Boykins. They support certain dogs who have life-long, chronic health problems through their permanent foster care program. This gives dogs that would otherwise have to be put down, a good, healthy life, in a loving family, with no worries about vet bills, expensive test, etc. This group is 100% dedicated to this breed. When puppy mill breeders reject 'breeding stock' or dog hoarders are forced to give up their dogs, when a family simply cannot care for their Boykin, due to changing circumstances - whatever the reason - BSR steps in and gives every dog love, and care, and the promise of their best life.

Keith M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

All of our dogs over the last 30 years have been adoptees or rescues. Our experience with BSR was excellent. Anyone planning on adopting or rescuing a animal should understand that the goal of the agency placing the pet is to find that pet a "forever" home. Doing so requires matching the right pet with the right situation. This requires gathering information, home visits, etc. BSR did a tremendous job of explaining their process and were very transparent along the way. It took a while to find Leia, but we couldn't be happier. She is the perfect fit for our family, and brings us a boat load of joy everyday (sometimes literally). Thank you to everyone we interacted with at BSR. We highly recommend them if you are looking to rescue a dog and want the best fit for your situation.

Jane Holgerson T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

From a small group of passionate Boykin Spaniel lovers to a highly organized, extremely effective volunteer organization, BSR is well managed. Having worked in the nonprofit world for over 15 years, I have no qualms about making donations to BSR knowing that it will not be squandered.

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

Thank you for your faith in us! We work hard to maintain that!

Teresa Long B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is extremely transparent and does a wonderful job of finding new homes for Boykin spaniels.

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

Thank you so much!

Nancy White W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have experience both as an adopter and a volunteer. This is an organization that truly cares about our Boykins and goes above and beyond to help them. I have seen them drop everything to help a Boykin in need, from the top down to the volunteers helping pull and transport. They have wonderful volunteers, who may not be huge in numbers compared to other rescues, but are mighty in the way they love the dogs and respond to a need. Below are also 2 of my reasons to believe in them and support however I can.

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

We now have over 400 volunteers throughout the US! And growing! Thank you for your dedication to BSR!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BSR is a wonderful organization doing much needed and very high quality work to rescue, care for and rehome Boykin Spaniels.

The organization managers and volunteers work smart and tirelessly to do what ever it takes when a Boykin needs help.

My experience with BSR has been wonderful. BSR has a good system or method to establish dog need and determine the right fit so that the forever home is found. BSR has several programs that range from rescue, behavior modification training, health care, rehoming to permanent foster care for the seriously ill.

Passion, caring and love for Boykin Spaniels matched with a solid organization run by dedicated leadership and volunteers means it is all about doing what is best for the dogs.

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

Thank you so much!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is composed of the most passionate, dedicated, professional people I have ever dealt with. Their purpose is to rehabilitate and rehome Boykin Spaniels who have been relinquished to them for various reasons. Most rescues have medical and/or behavioral issues and many are senior dogs. No dog is ever turned away and many are in the permanent care of Boykin Spaniel Rescue. Volunteers sometimes drive miles and form relays to identify, pick up or transport dogs to fosters or adopters. The transformation of some of these dogs is remarkable, thanks to the wonderful volunteers and generous donors who support Boykin Spaniel Rescue.

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BoykinSpanielRescue 05/22/2019

Thank you, we sure appreciate your support!