April PSCPets Rescue Outreach Program
Our featured organization for the month of April is the Greater Ohio Boxer Rescue. This non-profit organization has been a dedicated customer of PSCPets.com products for their rescued Boxers. Because of their loyal business with us and their dedication to helping Boxers in need, we are offering them a chance to earn free products!
For every $3 you donate to PSCPets.com, we will be able to donate an order of PSCPets brand Intelliflora, which retails at $14.99. We cover the rest of the product cost! Learn more about how to donate here: April Rescue Outreach.
About GO Boxer Rescue
GO Boxer Rescue is a non-profit Foster Home-based organization that serves Ohio and bordering areas. This organization acts as a placement program to foster Boxers in need and eventually find them forever homes.
Currently, GOBR has 12 Boxers being evaluated in foster homes and being conditioned for adoption.
Co-founders Delmar Robinson and Rachel Osborn met in 1995. Both had a history with raising Boxers and a soft spot in their hearts for the breed, so they dedicated their time to helping Boxers who needed new homes.
Go Boxer Rescue’s mission since then has been to find forever homes for Boxers. The rescue assesses the health and temperament of each dog, and provides medical care and training as needed.
This rescue is also dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership through their application process and pet ownership preparation. They are committed to helping owners with any issues they may be experiencing in order to ensure a safe and happy existence for both Boxer and family.
How can I help?
GOBR needs your help! On top of operating expenses, this outreach takes on full medical expenses for dogs that are found needing medical care. They deal with a variety of issues such as broken legs, Ricketts disease, mange, surgeries and much more.
These procedures are expensive and paid for by GOBR, so funding and donations are a huge need for this outreach.
“All of these things, along with the routine spay/neuter and immunizations and testing for heartworms and fecal parasites, costs money to treat and care for,” says Director Osborn.
Please consider donating $3 to this cause, volunteering for fostering, or supplying GOBR with necessities such as dog beds, crates, blankets, gift cards and sturdy toys. GOBR accepts quality food and treats, dog bowls, preferably stainless steel or other non-porous materials.
“Basically we accept anything that can be used to care for Boxers,” says Osborn. “We also accept other items that can be used to auction, or raffle or sell at events such as our annual Boxer Bash to help us raise funds, as well as spread the word to the public.”
All About Boxers
Boxers come in two breeds: German Boxer and American Boxer. These breeds vary slightly in body structure.
Boxers were named as such because they love to use their front paws for just about everything, presenting the appearance of a boxer. They are very clownish and playful.
The Boxer’s has a compact, powerful body, a distinctive short muzzle and an under bite. The ears are set high on their head and either cropped or kept natural, while the tail is often docked. This breed’s short coat comes in brindle and fawn, with a wide variety of colors including golden, red, mahogany, deer, white or dark. This breed typically weighs between 50 and 70 pounds and grows up to 25 inches tall.
The Boxer is an athletic and muscular breed that requires a lot of exercise and daily walks otherwise it can become high strung and mischievous. In the right conditions they are happy, high-spirited, playful, intelligent and affectionate.
A “Working” breed, this dog trains well and if socialized properly will get along with other dogs and even cats!
Myths About White Boxers
Technically, white Boxers are either Brindle or Fawn, not truly white, and they are not rare as portrayed in newspaper ads.
“Approximately 23 percent of all Boxers are born ‘white,’ some having a patch over an eye or ear, or other places on their body,” says Rachel Osborn. “Some think that all white Boxers are deaf, but this is not the case either.” Luckily, only 10 to 12 percent of white Boxers are born deaf.