MLBR Adoption Stories
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November 04, 2020
What better way to celebrate National Adoption Month than to announce a very special, very awesome adoption with all of you.
Our beautiful brindle babe Anka has found her very own forever home with her amazing foster parents, Amber and Mike! These two have given Anka the best home a broken little puppy could have ever asked for. They saw her through a very difficult spinal surgery and have spent hours and hours of time on physical therapy. It’s not all been work though, they’ve also enjoyed countless hours of love and fun with their little girl Anka. Who, by the way, isn’t so little anymore! She’s got runway model quality legs and will be one year old in a couple of months. Hard to believe that when Anka joined the rescue, she could fit into one of Amber’s hands! Here’s what Amber and Mike shared with us on how this adoption came to be…
“Anka came to us as a special needs foster. I’d never seen a pup that could fit in the palm of my hand. How something so tiny could have so much determination, love, and perseverance, is beyond me. I think everyone could learn a little something from this dainty babe. She’s now 10x the size of when we brought her home; her desire to heal and succeed grew right along with her. It has been an honor to foster her, and now we feel very lucky to officially make her a member of our family. We love you little one, welcome to the pack. Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
Congratulations to Amber and Mike, and the rest of their pack! We couldn’t be happier that Anka has become a permanent member of your family. All of us at MLBR thank you so much for all the love and care you’ve given Anka all these months and we can’t wait to watch her blossom further. It’s important to note that this day is doubly special because it’s also the day that Amber and Mike celebrate MLBR alum Water’s 3rd Adoptaversary!!
November 01, 2020
We have a wonderful story of “love at first sight” to share with all of you that we’ve been counting down the days to until we could announce it. The cutest little tri-pawd Boxer puppy you’ve ever seen, Remi, has found her forever home and family with MLBR volunteers Laurie and Josh. We’ll let Laurie tell you how this came to be…
“When Remi first crossed our path, we were not yet ready to adopt another boxer, let alone a puppy. We had an ailing senior girl (Chloe), and we were focused on spending as much quality time as possible with her. But when Remi spent her first night with us, when we helped with her transition to the rescue and to a new vet, we knew there was just something so special about her. Chloe seemed to give her nod of approval to this tiny pup as well. As we watched her journey over the next several days, it became pretty clear that we were in love, so we put in our application.
We lost our senior girl a few weeks later, and our hearts were hurting. Our boxer-boy Fozzie was lost without his buddy. But we were able to visit Remi regularly at her foster home, and this special girl just wiggled her way into our hearts more and more each time. Fozzie loved her from the moment he first met her, and we knew that this sassy little girl would be the perfect sibling.
Remi’s strength and spirit has been so inspiring for us to witness, and we are so incredibly thankful that MLBR chose us to be her forever family.”
Everyone at MLBR wants to congratulate Josh and Laurie on the arrival of their new fur-baby. She couldn’t have found a better home and family with these seasoned boxer parents. We can’t wait to hear about all the great times Remi and Fozzie will have together and look forward to watching Remi grow up and blossom.
October 22, 2020
Every young boy should grow up with a dog, right? Well, Emily and her husband Jeramy wanted to make sure that their son, Alaric, was no exception. While they hadn’t had a boxer in their own family, Jeramy’s mom had one in the past, so they were already fond of the breed. Soon, while looking online, they all saw Chevy, who is a boxer-mix, and immediately fell in love. Chevy appeared to be a perfect match to what they were looking for and is now part of the family.
As an active participant in all family activities, Chevy is going to enjoy taking walks, going on trips to the park/river, and playing in the yard. As Emily mentioned, boxers are good family dogs and great with kids, so now Alaric has a furry best friend and Chevy has a loving family to call her own.
Emily, Jeramy, and Alaric, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is very thankful you three are welcoming Chevy into your family. Please keep us updated on all the fun and adventures you embark on.
Coqueta (now Koki)
October 17, 2020
Larry and Susan recently lost their beloved ridgeback/black mouth to hip dysplasia and really missed the love of a furry family member. But then they found Coqueta! After meeting her they found her to be sweet and loving, and knew she would make a great full-time companion. When she was in foster care, she was nick-named Koki and that is now her official name.
Koki is enjoying retired life with Susan and Larry and will get to participate in all the activities they enjoy, like taking walks and spending time tending to their yard and garden. She’ll be living the life!!
Koki, MustLuvBoxers Rescue knows you will love your new family with Larry and Susan. We can’t wait to hear about the good times the three of you have together.
Maizie (now Lily)
October 12, 2020
A 7-year-old Goldendoodle named Lyno was looking for a furry friend for himself and his humans - Alyssa and Stevin. They all found that in Maizie, who is now known as Lily.
Lily, along with her new sibling Lyno, have a sweet home-life as both humans work from home. The four of them are an active group who enjoy long daily walks, local hikes, and fun family trips - pretty much anything outdoors!
Alyssa and Stevin, but especially Lyno, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is so happy that you welcomed Lily into your family. Please keep us updated on all the adventures and fun you have together.
Guerro and Lala
October 12, 2020
Lala and Guerro are a lucky pair to be adopted together!! As the saying goes “what’s better than adopting one boxer…adopting two!” Linda and Kerry love the breed and have had 4 boxers since 2005, having lost their last one in 2019. They were now ready to welcome a boxer back into the family. In fact, Linda and Kerry were looking for a pair and soon met both Lala and Guerro and the four of them were an instant hit!
Kerry and Linda, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is so thankful that you found Guerro and Lala, and that they could fill the holes left in your hearts from your past pups. We can’t wait to hear about all the adventures you four have together.
Nanna (now Nanza)
October 10, 2020
Nanna makes her move! Rosalie has enjoyed meeting, interacting, and loving her sister’s 7 rescued Boxers. She loves the breed because they are big enough to be intimidating, but they have great personalities which make them excellent company and family. Rosalie fell in love with Nanna’s adorable shyness; a sweet mellow lady, which is just what she was looking for. Along with a fresh start, Nanna got a fresh new name – Nanza – which was chosen because it’s the name of the little town where Rosalie’s mom grew up.
Now Rosalie and Nanza will be spending so much time together doing fun things like working in the yard, taking walks, going on hikes, traveling, and just hanging out around the house.
Rosalie, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is so grateful that you welcomed a senior Boxer into your loving home. Please keep us updated on all the outings and good times you and Nanza have together.
October 05, 2020
Lisa and her husband Chris have enjoyed the company of boxers in their family for over a dozen years - they love the breed! Currently, they have Ruger, a 5-year-old boxer, who they love very much. They decided they wanted to add another boxer to the family, because after all, they love their personality. Being a volunteer with MLBR, Lisa knew the perfect place to find a boxer. They spied Daisy and had a feeling she’d be perfect for them and Ruger, and they were right! Daisy will get to enjoy daily walks, hikes, and trips to the dog park with her new active family.
Daisy, we sure hope you enjoy your new family and all the fun the 4 of you are going to have. MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks Lisa, Chris, and Ruger for welcoming Daisy into their family. And we also thank Lisa for being one of our wonderful volunteers. We look forward to getting updates about the new adventures you all have together.
Hunter (now Louis)
September 24, 2020
Danielle and Wyatt wanted to grow their small family. The best way to do that - add a furry family member! Which they did, when they found Hunter. He was the perfect choice for them, being a senior boxer. The only thing that wasn’t quite right was his name - so he is now called Louis (because he’s the king of the castle according to Danielle).
Louis has already become an active member of the family, as they all enjoy going on road trips, walks, and make visits to the many dog-friendly breweries nearby.
Danielle and Wyatt, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you for welcoming Louis into your family. Please keep us updated on all the adventures you three have together.
September 24, 2020
Diana and her husband, Jerry, recently lost their boxer. They are no strangers to boxers, having had several in their immediate and extended family over the years. When it was time to finally bring another pup into their lives, they found Lily and knew she was the one.
Hopefully, Lily will get to join Diana at work just like her previous boxer often did. Lily will have a great life where she’ll be doing all the fun things her new family does; like going on daily walks, taking road trips, hiking, and camping. Well, maybe not everything…she will have to skip the weekend Harley rides that Diana and Jerry like to do, but she’ll be happily awaiting their return.
Lily, MustLuvBoxers Rescue knows you will love your new family! Diana and Jerry, MLBR thanks you so much for loving and welcoming Lily. We can’t wait to hear about all the fun you 3 have.
September 24, 2020
Greg and Lori are retired and are dog lovers! They have previously had 2 boxers and recently adopted Hazel, who happens to be an MLBR alumni. After they lost their 10-year-old boxer, sweet Hazel became lonely and since they have always had 2 dogs, they knew it was time to find a fur-sibling for her. After searching, they all found that in Groot. Now, all 4 are getting along as one loving, playful, family. In addition to enjoying time together at home, they are also active and enjoy camping, hiking, and taking day trips – dogs included!
Lori and Greg, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses its thanks to you for adopting Groot, and before that, adopting Hazel. Please keep us updated on all the fun you four have together.
September 15, 2020
Look who got his ‘happily ever after’…it’s Cooper! We are so happy for this boy; he really hit the jackpot. We’ll let mom Jamie tell the story of how this adoption cam to be…
“Our family chose to foster as we wanted a way to volunteer safely while staying home during COVID. Also, we love our current dog Leo (a mini-schnauzer affectionately known as our dog-cat), but he bonded with me specifically when he was younger, so he doesn't play with the kiddos much. We also wanted an opportunity for our kids to meet and take care of large dogs to learn and enjoy the fun that comes in that size bundle.
My husband and I adopted boxers in the past and decided MLBR might be a good fit for a volunteer opportunity. We immediately all fell in love with our first foster. However, her needs exceeded our family and she went to full time foster/training, but we loved our time with her.
When Cooper came through, we expected he would be with us for a short time as he is such a fun pup. Because he is great with the kids, listens well, is easy to train, super goofy, and learned quickly how to be a gentle big little brother to Leo - we all decided to invite Cooper to join us as his fur-ever home.”
Jamie, Terrence, Jordan, and Tyler, MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends you big thanks for opening up your home to foster, only to then adopt Cooper. We hope to get many updates about the great fun you all have together!
Joey (now Sunny Jim)
September 12, 2020
Suzie and her husband Mark love boxers! They’ve rescued 7 over the past 20+ years and found the breed just loves humans and make great family members. Even each of their grown kids now have boxers! Suzie and Mark wanted to welcome a new rescued pup into their home and found Joey. Although with his face, they quickly changed his name to Sunny Jim after the little boy on the Sunny Jim logo! Sunny Jim is quite photogenic too!
Sunny Jim gets to be a part of all the activities that Mark and Suzie enjoy, such as taking walks, going hiking, camping, and biking, and taking car rides.
MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses its biggest thanks to Suzie and Mark for welcoming Sunny Jim into their family. We’re sure they and their extended family will have loads of adventures together.
September 06, 2020
Susan owns a dog treat company and needed the perfect addition - a furry family member! After experiencing boxers and boxer-mixes at her daughter’s training/day care business, Susan went searching for a pup and soon found Simon. He is exactly the mix Susan was looking for, a Boxer/Pit, and when they met, they bonded instantly. Although Simon spends some days at her daughter’s doggie daycare, the rest of the time Susan and Simon are inseparable; hanging out in the house or going for nice walks.
Simon, MustLuvBoxers Rescue knows you will love your new family. Susan, MLBR thanks you so much for loving and welcoming Simon into your heart and home. Please keep us updated on all the fun you two have.
August 30, 2020
Melissa loves her 4-legged furry family members and always has room for one more. This time she knew Harrison would be a great addition to the pack. Her 3 cats, Izzy, Zander, and Hazel, all tolerate their 2 boxer mix family members, - Buster and Finn - and now they get to enjoy Harrison.
Harrison has hit the jackpot with this family as he gains 5 furry family members and we just know there will be lots of active play in the house. When Harrison isn’t playing with his new fur-siblings, he’ll be going on jogs, long walks, and occasional trips to a park with his new mom. When the need arises, he’s also going to get to attend “school” (doggie daycare).
Melissa, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is forever grateful that you welcomed Harrison into your heart and home. We also really appreciate Izzy, Zander, Hazel, Buster, and Finn for welcoming their new fur brother! Please keep us updated on all the fun you have together.
August 29, 2020
Deborah and Wayne raised 2 boxers, both from puppy through passing over the rainbow bridge. This time they decided they wanted to rescue/adopt a boxer in need. They found Apollo on MLBR’s PetFinder page and decided he was the one.
Deborah and Wayne have always loved the breed and one of their favorite things about them is when they get the “zoomies”. Both work from home and will continue to do so even after Covid, so Apollo gets to be the resident office assistant! When he’s not “working”, Apollo will be part of all family activities, which include daily walks, hikes, and extended family visits. He’s going to live a great life, that’s for sure!
Wayne and Deborah, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is forever grateful to you for welcoming Apollo into your loving family. Please share updates with us on all the adventures you have together.
August 23, 2020
Amie, Tony, and their two teens, Noah and Luke, have a loving energetic boxer named Calvin; however, they still felt something was missing. That something was another furry family member. They all agreed that Calvin was the best dog they ever had, so another boxer was the only breed for them.
Enter Rosie! She got the approval right away from the family and most importantly from Calvin. They are all having fun together, taking daily walks or runs, going hiking, doing some camping, and just hanging out and playing around the house.
Amie, Tony, Noah, Luke, and most importantly, Calvin, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is grateful that you all welcomed Rosie into your loving family. We can wait to see updates of the fun you all get to have with your new addition.
Johnna (now Roxie)
August 22, 2020
Krysta and her two young girls, Evelyn and Morgan, decided it was time to bring a puppy into their family. After looking at several, they finally found Johnna on the MLBR Facebook page and fell in love. She now goes by the name Roxie and is a welcome addition to the family; and one they’d patiently been waiting for.
Krysta really wanted her daughters to be able to grow up with a furry family member, and now this family of 4 is complete and they couldn’t be happier. Roxie won’t be alone during the day and will be very active when out with her family, enjoying things like hiking, running, camping, and of course lots of daily walks.
MustLuvBoxers Rescue is forever grateful to Krysta, Evelyn, and Morgan for welcoming Roxie into their loving family. We hope to get a lot of updates on all the adventures Roxie and her girls have together.
Shelly (now Pepper)
August 22, 2020
Suzanna and her husband Dane decided it was time to add a new family member. Their son, Arie, had done a great job caring for the family beta fish…so the next step is a puppy! They saw Shelly on PetFinder then got to meet her and all three knew she was perfect for them. This is an active family with time to train a new puppy, so the first lesson was to learn her new name – Pepper!
The family likes to go camping, biking, take trips to the park, and take long walks in their West Seattle neighborhood; all of these things will now be enjoyed as a family of four. Pepper is going to be one tired puppy!
Suzanna, Dane, and Arie, MustLuvBoxers Rescue loves that you welcomed Pepper into your family. Please keep us updated on all the adventures and fun you get to experience together.
Duncan (now Willy)
August 19, 2020
We are super happy to share with you that Duncan has been adopted!! He’s been in a foster-to-adopt home since he joined the MLBR family and we couldn’t be happier for Courtney and Geoffrey. Here’s how this official adoption came to be, as told by Courtney…
“Duncan, now Willy (he has the markings of an Orca with his white belly) joined our family at the end of March. After a few months of being quite the companion during my work from home orders and learning the ropes, he has calmed down quite a bit. Willy shows a new, silly side of himself everyday as he continues to make himself at home. He's even starting to cuddle, much to his mama's delight! He likes most dogs he meets and every single human. Willy enjoys his romps around the city and lets us know with his loud beautiful voice when we are standing around too long. We are so fortunate that Willy landed with us and we'll make sure he gets all the belly rubs he can handle! He's a big weirdo and we couldn't imagine him anywhere else!!”
Congratulations Geoffrey and Courtney! Thank you so much for welcoming Willy into your hearts and home. We can’t wait to get updates on all the fun you have together.
August 17, 2020
Sweet, senior-girl Nala has gotten her happily ever after! When MLBR welcomed Nala into the rescue, we didn’t have a foster home for her, so we put out a public plea for a foster or foster-to-adopt home. We are so thankful that Valerie and Doug saw our plea. We’ll let Valerie tell the story…
“We lost our boxer last fall to aggressive lymphoma. We had no experience with boxers before our daughter brought Ricki home. Well, before long we were attached. Our daughter moved out with Ricki eventually, but she became a shared family dog and stayed with us both. She left a hole in our hearts when she passed.
I came across MustLuvBoxers on Facebook and started following them. We so enjoy watching dogs and families find each other. It wasn’t too long before Nala came through as looking for a new home and she looked just right for us. We have had Nala for a couple months now and she is already a family member. She is so good with our grand-kids and loves anyone that comes to visit. She gets along well with our cats, Oly and Kit, and our 4 chickens as well! She is now happily living in the country with us. Thank you so very much for this wonderful boxer rescue program! It is a great thing!”
It’s always a very special day when our seniors get adopted. Congratulations to Valerie, Doug, and Nala for finding each other. We look forward to getting updates on how life in the country is going with their new addition
Shay (now Ruby)
August 17, 2020
Rebecca and her partner Josh have a young son, Joseph, and have also had furry family members in the past. They found themselves without one and now that Joseph was older, and Rebecca was a stay-at-home mom, they realized it was a good time to bring a puppy into their lives. They are no stranger to large breeds having had Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Chows, just to name a few. They found Shay on the MLBR Facebook page and fell in love. She is now known as Ruby.
Ruby hit the jackpot with this active family and will get to enjoy camping, hiking, and taking long daily walks. Best of all…Ruby gets her very own boy, and best friend, to grow up with.
Rebecca, Josh, and Joseph, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses its gratitude for welcoming Ruby into your loving family. Please keep us updated on all the fun and adventures you have together.
Alura (now Willow)
August 16, 2020
Roger and his spouse, Larry, had a boxer mix many years ago named Kanois. They loved the mix and after 6 years without a furry family member, it was time for a new pup. They embraced the perfect one - young Alura, who they’ve renamed Willow.
Willow is in for lots of activity - hiking, backpacking, long walks in the neighborhood, and loads of play time with Roger and Larry!
MustLuvBoxers Rescue is so grateful for Roger and Larry for bringing Willow into their loving home. We hope to get updates on all the many adventures they take and we can’t wait to watch Willow as she grows up.
August 10, 2020
We are pleased to announce that Duke has been adopted! He didn’t even get a chance to have a bio posted before one of our current adopters threw their name in the hat for Duke. This gorgeous, 1-year-old brindle boy came to us by way of California in late July and we couldn’t be happier for him. Tami tells us how this adoption came to be…
“Ken and I have adopted 3 Boxers from MLBR. Ruckus, our blind senior boy, was our first. Then Daisy, our deaf girl. When we lost Ruckus to cancer, we adopted Linus, our second senior boy and our third MLBR dog. After we lost him to a brain tumor, we were beside ourselves and Daisy was a lonely mess.
Although we love senior boys, we decided we could not put Daisy through losing yet another brother. So, when I saw Duke's intro post, we jumped at the chance to meet him! And the rest is history! Daisy and Duke, (never forget the "and"), are already the best of friends and inseparable! We couldn't have found a better brother for our girl! He is sweet, loveable, and energetic, and we all love him!!”
Congratulations Ken, Tami, and Daisy! Thank you so much for welcoming Duke into your hearts and home, and for adopting for a 4th time!! Please keep us posted with updates on all the trouble Daisy and Duke get into.
Harley (now Mocha)
July 29, 2020
Jerry and Martha recently lost their rescued boxer and knew immediately they were missing a member of the family. Through their friendship with Lillian, Foster Advisor for MLBR, they were introduced to Harley. She was perfect – affectionate, silly, and they knew she’d soon make a loyal companion.
Harley now goes by the name Mocha; and she’s going to have such a great life with her new furever family enjoying fun things like taking walks, going hiking, and taking drives and day trips.
Jerry and Martha, MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends you many thanks for welcoming Mocha into your family. We look forward to getting updates on the great adventures you three take together.
July 23, 2020
Amanda, her husband Scott, and their 3 kids haven’t had a furry family member for about 5 years. That’s when their last dog passed away. They went searching for a smaller-sized wigglebutt that would be the perfect match for the family and especially for their young daughter. They soon saw Annie and knew she’d be a great fit.
Now, this family of 6 couldn’t be happier! They are an active family who enjoy daily walks, dog parks, hiking, and taking trips to the beach – all of which Annie will get to enjoy with them! Amanda is working from home due to Covid, and will be taking full advantage of this time to train and form a strong bond with young Annie.
MustLuvBoxers Rescue is ever so grateful to Amanda, Scott, Max, Calvin, and Sammy for welcoming Annie into their loving family. We look forward to many updates on all the great fun and adventures they have together.
Hilo and Marley
July 21, 2020
We love sharing stories that start with fostering and turn into adopting. This one is doubly special, as it’s all about Hilo and Marley. We’ll let Sara tell you how this adoption came to be…
“We started our road to adoption this spring. Our son has been asking for a family pet for a while and I finally felt ready. I rescued my first boxer in 2003 and then my second in 2007. Boxers were a known breed to us and we love their wiggle-bodies, their lap-dog size, and kisses!
We reached out to MLBR to inquire about adoption and let them know we were open to any age of dog and that we were also open to a bonded pair. We knew that taking two dogs at once or adopting a senior is not what every family is looking for.
It took until June before we got matched because MLBR looks to make a perfect match for each dog. MLBR was approached with an owner surrender of a bonded pair. We got a call asking if we would consider doing a foster-to-adopt so the pair could come into the rescue. Without hesitation my husband said yes and within a week Hilo and Marley were home.
We recently moved from Hawaii, so a dog named Hilo seemed meant to be. They both immediately bonded with our family. Wherever we went in the house, they went. They were calm and understanding with our 4-year-old who was very excited about them. They loved to snuggle in bed, on the couch, or floor; they just enjoyed us, and we loved them. We couldn’t imagine them not being a part of the family. They were curious of our chickens and thought our horses are weird and bark worthy. Marley is a dream to walk on a leash but loves to protect the house from package delivery. Hilo is a big guy who is jealous if anyone else is getting attention so he’ll push his way in.
Hilo and Marley helped to complete our family and I’m glad we connected with MLBR who trusted us to be their family.”
Congratulations Sara, Caleb, and young Griffin!! MustLuvBoxers Rescue thank you all so very much for opening up your hearts and home to Hilo and Marley. We look forward to getting many updates on the fun you all have together.
Chico (now Otis)
July 20, 2020
We are happy to announce that Chico has been adopted! You may remember when this senior boy came into the rescue after his owner passed away back in June. Here’s his adoption story, as told by foster mom and dad, Jana and Carl…
“Otis (formerly Chico) came into MLBR after his owner passed away. He went directly into his foster home with us. 💖 Otis was pretty plump at 110 pounds and refused to eat dog food. After a few weeks of chicken and rice, and slowly introducing dog food, he is now a fan. Otis loves to give kisses, go for walks, and eat. He’s not a fan of having his nails done, but if you want to pet him and rub his belly, he is all yours. I will admit that it didn’t take too long to figure out he was staying here forever. Otis and our other pup Charlie get along great and haven’t had one argument! He is just the sweetest boy and I’m so happy he chose us too.” 🐾
Congratulations to Otis and his new family!! Thank you, Jana and Carl, for fostering and then adopting. We look forward to getting updates about the fun Otis and his new fur-brother Charlie have together.
Mieka (now Meeka)
July 19, 2020
We have a wonderful adoption story to share about Mieka (now spelled Meeka) as told by her new dad Stan.
“After losing our Boxer last year we were unsure about a full-time commitment to another dog. We thought fostering may be a solution to filling our home with a bit more activity. Well, good intentions but we simply fell in love with her.
For the past few months, every day she showed us why this is her home. Meeka proved how much we miss a dog’s companionship in our lives. She came here very timid and meek but has certainly come out of her shell and loves to go for walks and play in the water. We have taken Meeka on several road trips and what used to make her really scared is becoming easier for her every day. She has been an absolutely perfect dog and gets happier each day.”
We are so thrilled that Meeka found her forever home with her foster family. Congratulations to Stan and Ray for finding another pup to fill the void caused by last year’s loss. Thank you both for jumping feet first into fostering. Please keep us updated on all the fun adventures you all have together.
Belle (now Gabby)
July 11, 2020
Spoiler Alert! You’re looking at photos of a dog who found her forever human.
When Belle (now Gabby) joined her foster, she was a little troubled, way too skinny, and full to the brim with sass and kisses.
With daily structure and lots of exercise her foster mom helped her channel her gremlin-like excitement into positive actions. Gabby worked hard prepping for future adventures and doing important stuff like “roll over” and “speak”. #smartypants
Her foster Kara, soon fell victim to the hazard of being too close to adoptable dogs that some of you know. Long story short: she’s definitely keeping #gabbythelovedog.
We’re so happy about this forever combo. Happy life, Gabby!
July 01, 2020
Meredith and her husband, Adam, recently lost their boxer-mix, Charlotte. They and their 4 kids, and let's not forget Duke, their German Short Hair Pointer, were really missing the boxer part of their family. They saw Diamond, who has markings similar to Charlotte, and they all agreed she was perfect; especially Duke who was missing a 4-legged friend. Here’s what Meredith shared with us about how this all came to be…
“When we reached out to MLBR, we thought we were looking for a play companion for our high energy GSP, a dog who would succeed in tiring him out, and maybe even be a fetch dog and additional playmate for our kids. Upon bringing Diamond home for a sleepover, as a foster pup, back in May, we discovered that she wasn't any of those things.
The days and weeks passed, and she gradually relaxed in her environment, yet rarely left my side. Seeing obvious psychological effects from some sort of abuse and uncertainty of anyone who approached her, we surmised a possible partial vision loss, and also difficulties with digestion. These are things that have helped us understand her physical needs a little better, and also have endeared her to us in the process. Diamond is a sweet girl, and loves running free on our property, enjoys the perks of having a companion and fur-brother, and is definitely learning to love and trust humans again. In the end, I would say it wasn't necessarily a situation where we needed her, but that she needed us more. Thank you MLBR!” ❤
Meredith, Adam, Ben, Wes, Henry, Adeline, and especially Duke, MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends its warmest thanks for welcoming Diamond into your family. Please keep us updated about the fun adventures you all have together.
Compton (now Murphy)
July 08, 2020
We have a very special adoption to share with you today. This one is about a handsome Boxer boy named Compton, who now goes by the name Murphy. He came all the way from California to find his furever home and boy did he find a great one! Here’s what new mom Diane shared with us about how this adoption came to be…
“By May 2020, I knew I needed a project and both Brandon and I were ready to have a dog back in the household. We had lost our boxer Syrus 2 years prior and were intent on not "replacing" him, which is why we had waited so long. In March 2020, I lost my father and niece within days of each other. A week later we had to shutter our business temporarily and figure out adjustments to operate safely in the new "Covid" environment. We decided to get into fostering dogs as a way to begin healing our hearts and minds and give us something good to focus on. I've always enjoyed training dogs, especially to operate and behave off leash, and I yearned for that interaction and responsibility again.
Murphy (aka Compton) came at us in a whirlwind! He needed someone right then, and we were it. He was timid and untrained but had the most intense "knowing" stare. We knew right away he was a smart guy, proven true by how easy he is to train. Brandon got attached very quickly, and while I was slower to move in that direction, it was clear after a couple months that he belonged with us. His intensity and penchant for cuddling has helped me manage the death of a close friend in July and now an evacuation from the Holiday Farm Fire. Even though our home continues to be disrupted with all the ridiculous things 2020 has to offer, the three of us are finding plenty of solace and calm with each other cuddling on the couch (even when it can't be our own couch). We can't imagine doing it without Murphy.” 💕
This is a match that was clearly meant to be. Thank you, Diane and Brandon, for opening up your hearts and home to foster Murphy when he needed you most. We are thrilled that he is where he was meant to be forever. We sure hope to get many updates and pictures of your precious pup.
June 29, 2020
Janae and Otto are seasoned fosters for MLBR and we are beyond thrilled to announce that they have made an honest boy out of their current foster, Ghost, and he’s now a permanent member of the family! Here’s what mom Janae shared with us about her boy…
“Ghost has been such a good boy and has overcome a lot of fears, such as kenneling and being left alone for one second. We are still working on a few old habits like counter surfing, and a few new ones like meeting new people and dogs on our property, but he’s eager to please and has been my shadow from day one. He is the best cuddler and never forgets to let you know when you’re one minute late for feeding time! Ghost and Jaxx have grown closer as fur-brothers and look out for each other. He’s a wonderful addition to our family and I look forward to sharing updates with everyone.”
Congratulations to Otto, Janae, Jaxx, and Ghost! Thank you so much for fostering then adopting this hunky hunk!! He’s one lucky boy!
June 29, 2020
Dylan and Symone, and their daughter Dylan, felt it was time to add a furry member to their family. Dylan has had boxers in his family prior and knew the breed was perfect for their current lifestyle, and more importantly for their daughter. They saw Rocky’s bio on our social media and immediately knew he was THE one, and after meeting him, that belief was only reinforced.
Rocky is living an active life with his new family and will enjoy hikes, daily walks, playing with toys, and pretty much anything that can be done outdoors. He might even get to go on the trampoline in the back yard! But one of Rocky’s most important jobs will be to love and protect his very own little human; 4-year-old Dylan (and help mom tire her out sometimes!) 😉
Dylan, Symone, and Dylan, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses its warmest thanks to you for adopting Rocky into your family. Please keep us updated about the fun and adventures you all have with Rocky.
Reilly (now Riley)
June 24, 2020
We are happy to announce that our first ever Boxer/Whippet mix, Reilly, has found her forever home and family! Justyn, Richard, and their daughter Madison, and their two furry family members, Snickers, a Boxer/Pit/Dalmatian mix, and Rolo, a Cattle Dog/Shepard mix, decided there was room for one more! Here’s what Justyn shared with us on how this all came to be…
“Reilly, now Riley (or Riley Rooster, or just Rooster as I have started calling her) was an owner surrender from California. She came into our world unsure and scared, in need of her furrever hooman. It was my first foray into fostering when I picked her up from transport and I was ready to help her find her furrever home! What I wasn't prepared for was how she reminded me of my very first dog from almost 30 years ago. By happy accident our paths crossed that day. I am so thankful Riley said 'yes' when I asked her if she'd like to stay here with her new pack...thanks for trusting and picking us! Welcome home Riley!”
Justyn, Richard, Madison, and especially Snickers and Rolo, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses great thanks for fostering and then adopting Riley. Please keep us updated on all the fun Riley continues to have with her forever family. (pictured left to right - Rolo, Riley, Snickers)
Romeo (now Romy)
June 23, 2020
Marie and her son, Jackson, have 2 furry members in their family, Maggie, a 13-year-old lab-mix, and a cat named Donna-Maria. After a friend with two boxers introduced them to the breed, both agreed one would be ideal for them. Romeo, a hunky boxer-mix, entered the picture and played the part of the perfect gentleman and is now one of the family! He is now affectionately known as Romy.
Romy is already very active with his new family and is enjoying going on hikes, runs, camping trips, and of course long daily walks.
Marie and Jackson – but especially Maggie and Donna-Maria – MustLuvBoxers Rescue is so thankful that you all have welcomed Romy into your family. Please keep us updated on all the fun Romy has with his new pack.
Belly (now Bella)
June 21, 2020
Several years-ago, Deepa and Venkat lost their furry companion of many years. Now their kids are teens, and all agreed the time is perfect for a new furry family member. As an active family, they had their sights set on an active boxer-mix pup; and through PetFinder, they saw Belly, who is a young, high energy girl, ready for her very own family.
Belly is now affectionately known as Bella, and she’ll be joining the family in every activity – hiking, running, and daily walks in the neighborhood.
Deepa, Venkat, Vikram, and Sarika, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you so much for welcoming Bella into your family. Please keep us updated on all the fun adventures you five have together.
Apollo (now Luther)
June 16, 2020
Stuart and Brooke recently moved to the Portland area and one of the first things they wanted to do was add a furry friend to their family. Brooke had boxers growing up and knows how great they are, and how one would be perfect for them. After they saw Apollo on our PetFinder site, who by the way, happens to be a wonderful mix of Boxer and Mastiff, they met him and now he’s officially part of the family. One big change though - he now he goes by the name Luther, which fit him much better.
Luther gets to enjoy fun at his new home as well as going on walks, hikes, car rides, and pretty much any adventures that take him and his new people out and around the Pacific Northwest.
Luther gives lots of thanks to Stuart and Brooke for rescuing him! MustLuvBoxers Rescue joins in that thank you!! We sure hope to get updates on all the great PNW adventures these three go on together.
Riley (now Riley St. James)
June 15, 2020
Stephen and Julia lost their boxer, James, 2 years ago. Now they and their 4-year-old Whippet, Iman, are ready to bring a new boxer into the family. Once they saw Riley, they realized that after 2 years of morning James, they were ready, as their lives felt incomplete without a boxer.
Riley is enjoying his new family and he even gets a more regal name – Riley St. James Brink! Julia, Stephen, and the pups take daily walks together and also love playing ball in the backyard. There will be family vacations in Riley’s future, as well as visits with Julia’s adult son and his two boxers! Score for Riley!
Stephen, Julia, and of course Iman, MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends you many thanks for welcoming Riley St. James into your family; we know just how much this means to each of you. We look forward to getting many updates about the great adventures the four of you have together!
June 11, 2020
Retired couple Leslie and Jay have rescued boxers for over 3 decades, with their most recent boxer, Rowdy, passing away in early February. While they live in a condo, they really spend most of their time in their RV traveling all over the country, and of course their fur family member is always with them. They were really missing having a boxer in their life and found the condo and RV empty without one. After following our Facebook page for a long time, they decided to inquire about Sunshine, who they just knew would be a great fit for them. That was proven to be so after a wonderful meet and greet. Sunshine, also known now as Sunny, is already enjoying life on the road, traveling, hiking, and meeting folks from all walks of life.
Jay and Leslie, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you for bringing Sunshine into your loving family. We can’t wait to hear and see updates about all the adventures the 3 of you have together.
June 08, 2020
Dex has had many boxers in his life, from a youngster at 2 years old, all the way through to 2011. His first was Mose and his most recent was Liban, and in between there were 5 others - all perfect for his lifestyle. Dex began a search for another dog without a specific boxer in mind, but soon he saw Buddy and threw his name in the hat to try a foster-to-adopt with him. Buddy turned out to be just that – the perfect buddy for Dex!!
Most of the time, it’s just Dex and Buddy, hanging out in the yard, taking daily walks and hikes, beach walks, and weekend trips to the family mountain cabin. Part of the time, Buddy will get a few other humans to enjoy; Dex’s 2 teenage kids: Alice and Dex, Jr. It’s safe to say that Buddy has hit the jackpot with this family!
Dex, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is so happy and thankful that you found your new Buddy. Please keep us updated on all the adventures the two of you embark on.
June 07, 2020
Collette has always had boxers in her life, she even remembers them sleeping under her crib as a young child. Her most recent boxer passed away in 2018 after being with her for over 11 years. Collette knew she was going to rescue when the time came that she was ready to welcome a boxer back into her life. Turns out, that time was now and when she saw Zeus on our Facebook page, she thought he just might be the one.
Collette lives in Canada and right when she was approved to adopt Zeus, the US/Canadian border closed for non-essential travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sadly, their meeting would have to wait. Little did we know, that wait would last 3 long months. Luckily for Collette, Zeus’ amazing foster parents kept her up to date regularly on how he was doing, and they even had a few “face-time” meetings so Zeus could learn Collette’s voice. On June 6th, Collette finally got to meet her boy, live and in person, at the Peace Arch in Blaine, WA which was open to US and Canadian citizens to meet and visit. They bonded immediately.
Zeus and Collette make a great pair and are getting into a routine of taking morning and lunchtime walks throughout their neighborhood, walks to the nearby forest, and quick drives to the local beach. Sounds like a great life for both, and well worth the wait.
Collette, MustLuvBoxers Rescue is so happy you rescued Zeus and we thank you for your patience these last few months. Please keep us updated on all the wonderful times you and Zeus have together.
May 25, 2020
Megan and Josue were looking for a furry member to add to their family, both having had dogs in the past. Josue even had a boxer as a child and has wonderful memories of him. They saw Annie on PetFinder and she stole Megan’s heart right away. Once the three met each other, they knew it was a perfect match.
Annie gets to go on multiple daily walks, several runs each week, and will enjoy every trip they take, like camping, hiking, visits to the beach, and maybe even trips to a dog park.
MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you Megan and Josue for welcoming Annie into your loving family. We can’t wait to hear all about the adventures the three of you take together.
Nala (now Nana)
May 25, 2020
John and his wife Nancy are both retired and have a senior Bull-Mastiff mix named Toser. All three realized they needed a second furry member to join the family and that another senior pup would be perfect. They soon found Nala and knew she was the one. She’s never really responded well to that name, so John and Nancy changed it to Nana, which she seems to love. Nancy and John are previous MLBR adopters and Nana will be their third Boxer from us!
Now, all four are enjoying retirement which involves taking walks in the neighborhood, playing in the yard, or just relaxing on the couch. Life is grand!
Nancy, John, and especially Toser, MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends our deepest gratitude to you all for adopting again and welcoming Nana into your loving family. Please keep us updated on all the fun adventures you 4 retirees have together!
May 15, 2020
Tim and Brehanna wanted to bring a furry member into their family. Their 2 sons Koah and Ronan totally agreed. While they’ve never owned a boxer, they've had dogs in their life before and love the boxer/pit mix. Lucky for them, along came Charley, a boxer/pit mix! They met and fell in love with Charley and now he is an active member of the family.
Besides the fact that Charley gets two young boys of his very own to play with, he’ll be going on runs with dad, daily family walks, hiking on occasion, and will maybe even get to tag along on family bike rides!
Tim, Brehanna, Koah, and Ronan, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses much gratitude to you for welcoming Charley into your loving family. Please keep us updated on all the fun adventures you take together.
May 15, 2020
Stephanie had a Boxer for 8 years and loved him very much and decided she wanted to have that wonderful experience with her daughter Smantha too. Here’s what Stephanie shared with us about how this “new beginning” came to be…
“We feel so fortunate to have Bodhi in our lives! I decided a few months ago that we would like to help by fostering a dog in our home. We wound up falling in love with Bodhi pretty much the moment we saw him and knew we wanted him as our fur-ever friend. Bodhi has added so much fun and love to our household and we are so grateful we were able to adopt him. Foster fail at its finest!”
Congratulations to Stephanie, Smantha, and Bodhi! We are so happy you all found each other through fostering. We look forward to getting plenty of updates on all the fun the three of you have together.
May 04, 2020
Sabrina and her husband Scott loved their boxer Sophie who recently passed, and together with their kids, Eleanor and Emmett, decided that it was time to bring another boxer into the family. They felt it was important to adopt a senior boxer and found Huey to be just perfect for their family.
Huey is going to enjoy family walks, ball-tossing in the backyard, camping, hiking, traveling, and since he’s a senior, he’ll likely get bed privileges with his new mom and dad! Safe to say Huey has hit the jackpot for sure!
MustLuvBoxers Rescue extends its warmest thanks to Sabrina, Scott, Eleanor, and Emmett for welcoming senior wigglebutt, Huey, as their new family member. We can’t wait to get updates on all the fun they have together.
April 29, 2020
Larry and his wife Dorie lost their beloved boxer over 2 years ago. They finally got to a point where they wanted to bring the breed they love so much back into their lives. Through a search, they found Mowgli and believed he’d be perfect for their small family. Often that family expands to include their son, Matt and his young daughter, who frequently visit them for extended periods of time. After a get together, all agreed Mowgli would be perfect. In addition to playing with the family, Mowgli will be enjoying a leisurely camping life with many motorhome trips in his future.
Larry and Dorie, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you both, as well as your son and granddaughter, for welcoming Mowgli into your family. We sure hope you will keep us updated on all the adventures you have together.
April 28, 2020
Michael, Sara, and their daughters Hanna and Ania, have had furry family members before, but as of late, didn’t have one in their home. They all felt the time had come to adopt a pup into the family. They also have family with boxers, so it made sense that they checked out MLBR to find their new pup. Enter Saoirse, (pronounced SEER-sha) a mix of many breeds, but no Boxer in this girl. Once the family saw her on PetFinder, they knew they had to meet her.
Saoirse has joined a very active family who enjoy hiking, camping, running, walking, and other sports; all of which, she will get to be a part of. Safe to say Saoirse has hit the jackpot!
MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends its warmest thanks to Michael, Sara, Hanna, and Ania for welcoming Saoirse into their loving family. We sure hope to get updates on all the adventures they have together.
April 27, 2020
Mike, Lisa, and their family of 5 boys, who are all grown now, had a boxer as a member of their family 25 years ago; and since then they have rescued several mastiffs. Well, then along comes Julius…the perfect mix of both breeds!!
Julius fits into their lifestyle perfectly - relaxed and ready to chill in the house or in the yard. Of course, there will also be daily walks in the neighborhood and a camping/fishing trip on occasion.
Julius, enjoy your new forever family! MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses big thanks to Mike, Lisa, and their son Casey, for welcoming Julius into their loving family. We look forward to many updates on this hunky boy.
April 25, 2020
Rocky and his sister were surrendered in June 2018 to a high kill shelter in California by their previous human just days before their 8th birthdays. Enter Hope…. hope that this was just a bad dream; hope that someone would come for them and take them home. Just when all hope seemed lost and mere hours before being euthanized by the shelter, a very committed foster home offered to care for them, MLBR agreed to rescue the pair, and with the help of BRLA to liberate them, the 2 embarked on the long journey from L.A. to Oregon.
Almost immediately after arriving in Oregon, Rocky came down with a severe case of kennel cough. Once he recovered, Rocky began to thrive. His foster family diligently worked with him and gave him the love and kindness he had clearly been deprived of in his previous life and the search began for a forever family.
Many experiences found their way into Rocky's life. He learned how to enjoy other dogs besides his sister, as his foster family has a large pack. He was evacuated with his foster siblings during the Taylor Creek fire not long after arriving in Oregon, but that did not faze him. He learned about toys, good food, and love. Rocky went on regular trips to the building supply stores and met many new people. He has even been on TV! Throughout all of this, he patiently waited for a family to show interest in him, but no one came. His loving foster mom assured him that there was a special family out there and she was determined to find it.
Good things come for those who wait. Nothing could be truer for our sweet boy. He needed a special family. After 22 months of patiently waiting, the stars aligned, and Rocky's perfect person applied to be his forever dad. The application process began, but amid the shelter in place orders, due to Covid-19, it was uncertain when a home check could be done. Another miracle was bestowed upon him, everything came together, and Rocky embarked on a trial with his potential new dad. The two of them were quite smitten with each other.
The long wait proved to be worth every minute. Our sweet boy, Rocky, is finally home! He will spend his days hanging out with his dad as he checks in on construction jobs, goes hiking, and occasionally playing with the parents' dog when they visit. He will even get to experience life on the water when the weather is nice. Rocky finally has his happily forever after and we could not be happier.
Congratulations Daniel and Rocky! Rocky could not have found a more perfect person to love and enjoy the rest of his days with. Thank you, Daniel, for opening your heart and home to a senior rescue. Our hearts are full today. ❤️💗❤️
April 14, 2020
Macie had been looking for a new place to become her forever home and, at the same time, Susie was looking for her 8th boxer across many decades. A suggestion by our own Foster Advisor, Lillian, led to a meet and greet, and now both get to call each other a companion.
Being retired means Susie and Macie have a lot of time to do everything together. Walks in and around town, playing in the yard, and relaxing on the couch.
Susie, MustLuvBoxers expresses much gratitude to you for welcoming Macie into your heart and home. Please keep us updated on all the good times the two of you have together.
Diesel2 (now Diesel)
April 10, 2020
Barbara and Rick are no strangers to boxers, having had 4 previously, one of which was a pure bred AKC, and 3 who were rescues. Recently they found themselves in need of rescuing another one for their family. They have cats, but it just wasn’t the same as also having a boxer. Having rescued from MLBR before, they knew just where to go, and they saw Diesel and soon realized he was the one!
Diesel is now living a great life with Barbara, Rick, and their 2 cats, BB and Layla. He is enjoying daily hikes in the forest and playtime in the yard.
Barbara and Rick, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you both for welcoming Diesel into your loving family. Please keep us updated on all the fun adventures you have together.
Ramsey and Noely
April 08, 2020
Lisa and Russell have adopted 3 boxers over the past 9 years, Sasha, Leila, and Ronin (from MLBR). All have since passed, most recently being Ronin. They love the breed and really wanted to bring a boxer back into their family. So, they went in full, rescuing two boxers at the same time - Ramsey and Noely.
The two pups are together all the time and the four of them will enjoy many things together, such as camping, walking, going to the beach, hanging out, and even gardening, or just being outdoors when it’s warm. As Lisa shared with us, “We love boxers and their unique characteristics. They are fun and great dogs." We certainly couldn’t agree more!
Lisa and Russell, MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends you many thanks for welcoming not one, but two boxers, Ramsey and Noely, into your family. Please keep us updated on all the fun adventures the four of you have together.
March 29, 2020
Allison and Dan were looking to expand their small family and found this to be the perfect time to do that by adding a furry member to their family. They knew Odin would be the one and soon after meeting him, they made the adoption official.
Allison and Dan are quite active, so Odin is going to enjoy a lot of walks, jogs, weekend hikes, and road trips. He’s not even going to have to be at home alone much because Odin will get to go to work with Alison! Sounds like he really hit the jackpot!
MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you Alison and Dan for welcoming Odin into your loving family. Please keep us updated about all the adventures you have together.
March 26, 2020
Allyson is no stranger to boxers, as she and her parents have 3 as family members now - Koa, Bosco, and Arya - all rescues. Allyson also wanted a deaf boxer and she found that in Sullivan. He will be going off to school with Allyson as she continues her graduate studies in Social Work, which includes working with the deaf community. Sullivan is the perfect ambassador for the breed and for the family. Of course, the two of them will also enjoy a fun life together going on hikes, camping, and just doing fun things around town.
Sullivan, we hope you enjoy your new family and going to school. MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses big thanks to Allyson and her family for rescuing boxers and for welcoming Sullivan into their loving family. We look forward to getting updates about all the great adventures they have together.
Topaz (now Juniper)
March 25, 2020
Linh and her partner Simon have a mixed breed pup named Clementine. All three of them felt they were missing something - perhaps a new furry member would solve everything. Enter precious gems puppy Topaz! He and Clementine hit it off, and the love was mutual for Linh and Simon as well. Clementine requested a different name for her new fur-brother, so he’s now known as Juniper.
All four enjoy several daily walks and hikes in the area they live. Juniper and Clementine are especially loving playtime at the dog parks!
MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks Linh, Simon, and Clementine for bringing Juniper into their family. We look forward to getting updates about all the adventures they have together.
Mork (now Woody)
March 23, 2020
Mork was looking for a family to give some love too, and Glen, Holly and their 2 kids, Vivian and Charlotte, were looking for a second furry member to join their family. Olive, their wirehair pointer/griffon mix was also hoping for a new playmate. Years ago, Glen had a boxer and remembered how great they are with everyone, especially families, so even though this cutie pie has no boxer in him, when they all met him, they knew he was the one for their family. Together, they decided that he needed a new name though…so he now goes by Woody!
Woody and Olive are enjoying each other, and Woody is getting to meet all the other wigglebutts in the neighborhood. Woody is going to have a blast going on daily walks with his new family, as well as a lot of hiking and fishing trips.
Glen, Holly, Vivian and Charlotte, and especially Olive, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you all for welcoming Woody into your loving family. Please keep us updated on all the fun adventures we know you’ll have together.
March 23, 2020
We are pleased to announce that Gibson has been adopted! This lucky brindle boy found his forever family with previous MLBR adopters Rob and Lynnae. Gibson has gained a new fur-sister too in MLBR alum Sugarbear. When Gibson first came into the rescue, Rob and Lynnae threw their names in the hat as fosters and as luck will have it, they were the ones chosen.
It didn’t take long for Lynnae and Rob to know that Gibson wasn’t going anywhere, and we are pleased they chose to open their hearts and home to this young boy. They tell us that he’s doing well and that they are continuing with training and making progress. Gibson and Sugarbear get along great and can play for hours!
MustLuvBoxers Rescues sends out big thanks to Rob and Lynnae for not only fostering, but for adopting again. We sure hope to get updates on how Gibson and Sugarbear are doing; that is, when the playtime stops long enough to do so. 😍
Rosie (now Missy)
March 22, 2020
Tracy and Kirk are great supporters of MustLuvBoxers Rescue and after their beloved boxer Lilli passed in February, our very own foster/trainer, Lillian recommended Rosie. Now known as Missy, the 3 are having a great time together - mostly just relaxing at home or at their beach house. As Tracy told us, she loves boxers, “They are a lot of fun. Silly, strong, loving and fun!” We just know Missy is enjoying life with her new family!
MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends its deepest gratitude to Tracy and Kirk for their continued support, but mostly for bringing Missy into their family. We sure hope to get updates on all the adventures they have together.
Ace (now Duke)
March 22, 2020
Foster families are very special to MLBR, as they are crucial in helping Boxers find their forever homes. This story is about a wonderful foster family – Kasey, Ginna, and their two kids – and their foster pup Ace! Here’s what Ginna shared with us…
“When we started fostering with MLBR a couple years ago, our goal was to support the Boxer breed and help find dogs their forever families. We’ve hosted some for a night or two, Emma and her puppies for a couple months, and senior-boy Dice for almost a year.
Dice recently passed, so we had space again to foster. Ace and Rosie came for a couple nights and, well…Ace didn’t go far. He proved himself with our Boxer-girl Roxie, with our cat Oliver, and loves the whole family. He’s now staying with us permanently and we changed his name to Duke. Roxie missed having a dog-friend, and this 6-month-old boy keeps her on her toes! Welcome to the Steele family and farm life, Duke!”
Congratulations to Duke (pictured on the left) and his brand-new family! We send out HUGE THANKS to the Steele family for not only fostering, but now for adopting too. We can’t wait to get updates on all the great fun they will have with their new pack member.
March 19, 2020
Patrick and his partner, Rita, wanted to welcome a rescue into their home. Patrick has only had boxers in his life, so the breed of rescue to adopt was easy to pick! Chloe was all too happy to meet them and the three of them fell in love immediately. When Chloe isn’t relaxing in her new home, she’s enjoying the backyard, playing fetch, and going for long walks in the neighborhood.
Patrick and Rita, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you both for bringing Chloe into your family. Please send us updates – we love knowing how your furry family member is doing.
Amethyst (now Taz)
March 18, 2020
Amethyst was looking for a family to call her own and she found that in Shelly, Mark, and Jaeger. Even Sage, a Golden Retriever, and Joey, a Shitzu, were looking for an additional furry friend. The perfect match was made shortly after the family started fostering this young girl, who happens to be the last of the precious gem puppies. She’s really enjoying her new life and now goes by the name Taz!
Shelly, Mark, Jaeger, and especially Sage and Joey, MustLuvBoxers Rescue sends you its warmest thanks for welcoming young Taz into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all the many adventures you have together in the coming years.
Emerald (now Dixie)
March 09, 2020
Julia, Darrell, and their daughter Kenna, have 2 furry family members – Peppy, a 7-year-old Chiweenie, and Odie, a 10-year-old orange tabby cat. Several months ago, they had to put down their almost 9-year-old boxer-boy, Dodge, and now all 5 of them were missing having a boxer in their life. Julia found MLBR online and saw Emerald and they all decided she was the one! Emerald is now named Dixie, which just seems to fit her better.
Dixie is already enjoying running around with her new fur-siblings Odie and Peppy in the family’s large yard. She’s also going to have some great times going for walks on the Centennial trail, snuggling on the couch, playing with toys, and going on an occasional camping trip.
Dixie, enjoy your new family and fun times! Julia, Darrell, Kenna, and especially Peppy and Odie, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you all for welcoming Dixie into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all the adventures you have together.
Sapphire (now Masiel)
March 09, 2020
Narissa had dogs growing up and after recently being introduced to a co-worker's boxer, she quickly knew that was the breed for her! Narissa soon met and fell in love with Sapphire; who now answers to the name Masiel, or Masie for short.
Masie and Narissa are going to have a great time going on walks, runs, hikes, trips to the beach, and just exploring all that Washington has to offer. Narissa is super lucky because dogs are welcome at her work, so Masie will get to tag along, which she will love; and we’re sure the other employees will enjoy having her around too!
Narissa, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses our deepest gratitude for welcoming Masiel into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all the great fun you two will have in the coming years.
Amy (now Iona)
March 06, 2020
Emily and her husband Webb hadn’t had any pets before they, and their two daughters, Isla and Alness, made the decision to rescue a boxer. Webb was familiar with boxers though, since his family had one when he was a teenager. They all soon met and fell in love with the perfect new addition to their family - Amy. She didn’t really seem like an Amy and was more like a Lona…so Lona she is!
Lona is in for a lot of fun with this active family and having two young kids of her very own must be a dream come true for her. She’ll be enjoying games of fetch, walks, runs, and hikes - and joining the family on camping trips and going to soccer games.
Emily, Webb, Isla, and Alness, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses its warmest thanks for welcoming Lona into your family. We look forward to hearing about all the great times you have together.
March 04, 2020
Amanda recently lost her 13-year-old boxer to DM, so she and her fiancé Jayson knew they needed a new furry member to join their family. Amanda’s family has had many boxers through the years and her parents currently have a 3-year-old boxer-mix. When Amanda met Cooper, she knew right away he fit the bill of what she was looking for - happy, goofy, and hyper.
Cooper gets to be friends with Amanda’s horse and learn about life on a 7-acre farm at her parents’ place. There’ll be some walks and hikes thrown in too. Sounds like a blast for this lucky pup! Cooper enjoy your new life with Amanda and Jayson!
Amanda, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses its warmest thanks for welcoming Cooper into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all your fun adventures on the farm together.
Mindy (now Rune)
March 03, 2020
Teresa and her husband Brian are no strangers to having boxers as part of their family. They’ve had Indie and Harley, who have passed, and now Stormtrooper, who is a lovable 2½-year-old male that loves everyone. Trooper was missing having a playmate and Teresa was missing a companion. Even though she's not a boxer, they found Mindy, met her, and fell in love. She has a cool new Star Wars-themed name just like her fur-brother and is now named Rune.
Rune is going to be trained as a companion and service dog for Teresa and will also get to enjoy a lot of playtime with Trooper. As a family, they’ll also be taking trips to the dog park when Rune is a bit older, go on daily walks, and do some local traveling.
Teresa, Brian, and especially Stormtrooper, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you for welcoming Rune into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all the fun you have together and look forward to getting updates on how the companion/service dog training is going.
March 01, 2020
Michael and Jamie had finally come to the realization that their family needed a furry member to join them. Their two young daughters couldn’t be more ecstatic! After some searching, they picked Ozzy - the last of the Preschool of Rock puppies. The four humans and one wigglebutt will keep busy with lots of walks, hikes, trips to the beach, and perhaps even a swim or two. Ozzy and the kids will also have lots of outside playtime in the yard!
Michael, Jamie, and family, MustLuvBoxers Rescue expresses our deepest thanks for welcoming Ozzy into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all the fun adventures you have together.
The Rock (now Henry Weasley)
February 26, 2020
Linsey and Brian were smitten with The Rock from the moment he entered into our rescue. Breaking away from their usual fostering of puppies, they took this big love bug into their home where it was love at first sight! Many of you know Linsey as one of MLBR’s Adoption Coordinators…well, now she can finally call herself a MLBR adopter and official boxer owner!
When picking a new name for Rock, his dad insisted it be related to Harry Potter or Star Wars. After much debate, they decided this dopey boy fit right in with the Harry Potter Weasley family. Therefore, they decided on the name ‘Henry Weasley Turski’.
Henry is already living the high life! He’s joining his new fur-siblings, 10-year-old Oreo and 3-year-old Miley. He already loves going on daily walks, playing with puzzles, playing with his fur-brother, visiting local wineries, and has even landed an official pint society picture on the wall at his local pub.
Linsey, Brian, Oreo, and Miley, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you all for welcoming Henry Weasley into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all the great times you have together.
February 18, 2020
Lindri and Richard recently lost their rescued white boxer of 9 years to cancer. They love the breed and wanted to rescue again. They saw Remy and fell in love instantly. They have changed her name to Reina and will be training her using a second language - she’ll be a bi-lingual boxer! How cool is that?!
Reina is going to enjoy a great life hanging out at the barn where Lindri boards her horse that she trains and shows; she’ll also get to go on daily walks and trips to the beach.
Lindri and Richard, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you for welcoming Reina into your family. We can’t wait to hear about all the adventures you 3 have together.
Sting (now Duke)
February 14, 2020
Grace and her husband Tarl, have a 10-year-old cat and a baby on the way, and the one other thing they really wanted to complete their family was a puppy. Enter the Preschool of Rock puppies, specifically Sting! He worked his magic on Grace and Tarl and they agreed he was perfect, except one thing needed to change…he now goes by the name Duke!
Grace and Tarl are working hard with Duke on training so that he’ll be an even more awesome boy when their baby arrives. Duke is one lucky pup, as both his new parents are real estate agents, so he gets to go to work with them when they are showing properties. How cool is that?! He’s also going to have lots of fun hiking, running, swimming, and camping with his new family.
Grace and Tarl, MustLuvBoxers Rescue thanks you for bringing Duke into your growing family. We can’t wait to hear about all the great adventures you will experience together.
Bono (now Bailey Boo)
February 14, 2020