Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue

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Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue
Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue

Good abounds in the WHBR world thanks to donors such as yourself.

As I thought about this report, and what to share, I knew what I didn't want to do was mention the C-word! Then I thought OOOOO well gezzzzz don't write that either! And then I thought, is there another letter of the alphabet that has taken on as many negative connotations as the letter C? I think not. By now I hope you know what I mean, the rampant bug which has ruled our lives in one way or another since February, for some maybe longer. It seems the future has never felt so unpredictable BUT there are good things happening and we must keep our eyes peeled for those moments. In that spirit, we wanted to send you all the good that’s happening behind our foster home doors but first, let us start with a note re fundraising.

Fundraising

  • We realized we would not be able to hold our biggest fundraising event, Wags to Riches, this coming February. This event not only helps sustain our mission but we will miss visiting with old friends and meeting new ones. To see our way through these times we took a few steps back and made plans to adapt our fundraising. Plans that will meet the protective health needs of our volunteers, our supporters, and the communities where our volunteers and adoptive families reside. As we tried to adapt to these new, unprecedented circumstances we held an online auction and have more events in the works. If you have any ideas to share we would love to hear about them. Feel free to email us at wigglinhomeboxerrescue@gmail.com

Pups

  • Laura part 1- First, let’s talk about the main photo of Cooper. Cooper came to us with DM Degenerative Myelopathy which is a progressive disease of the spinal cord (I titled this report that it’s all good and this is, so keep on reading). This condition has an insidious onset typically between 8 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination in the hind limbs, paws will knuckle over or feet will drag. I share this with you as being a dog lover you might recognize these symptoms in your dog or another and be able to say ‘hey, it could be this’ and really help yourself or someone else and that’s GOOD. So, Cooper came into rescue and seemed to be showing these symptoms. After our vet confirmed DM we cleaned him up, outfitted him with the gear he would need, and started our search for his forever home yet no one came. His foster mom, Laura, said “I want to keep him to the end” and that’s what she did. Cooper lived a fabulous life with Laura and her family. He checked off his bucket list- running on the beach, going to a fire station, therapeutic massage, etc. Roll’n with a special wheelchair and booties he was unstoppable. This boy held his head high and had a big smile on every day until it was time to go. What a fantastic thing Laura and her family did for a pup with special needs so when our next tough case came in, we named her Laura in honor of Cooper’s foster Mom. See- GOOD!
  • Laura part 2- Back to the four-legged Laura- pictures below. When we received a plea from a rescue group in Mexico and saw her picture (gulk), we had to help. She was placed on transport and headed for another WHBR foster home used to dealing with medically fragile pups AND deaf pups, Laura was both. Below you will see a picture of Laura upon arrival, a picture of her with her foster mom, and a picture of her standing proud today. She remains in foster care while taking time to learn the world is a better place than what she has ever known.

 

  • Scout- Look for his pictures below. This boy came in filthy, banged up, a terribly painful hip, and he hadn’t seen groceries in a long time. Transported to one of our foster homes who has handled many of our medically fragile cases, it was there he found healthy food, vet visits, underwent hip surgery, lounged with his foster sister Olive (xoxluvburdsoxxo), and relaxed with the other three foster sibs (I can see your inner calculator going. You read it right, this foster home has four of their own boxers AND they foster medically fragile boxers). Once healthy Scout went off to what we thought would be his forever home, alas it did not work out and he returned to his foster’s home. This happens quite a bit but we have faith it is happening for a reason and Scout’s reason showed up a few days ago. His foster Mom (shown in the picture) drove 500 some miles to meet Scout, spend time with him and decided they were meant for one another. Some great endings take some time.
  • Puppies- Oh yes, look below for their pictures. We brought in some boney babies and off to foster homes they went. Hold it right there! They all have homes- Sorry, but you have to be quicker than that.
  • Ted- You might remember we were asking for your help finding this guy his forever home. Well, we found it! Ted is off and happy. Like many of us, it takes time to find the spot that’s juuuuuustttttt riggghhhhht.

  

Tip of the day- If you are in search of your four-legged friend, get your application in with different rescues. Don’t wait until you see a critter you think might work for you. By then you might be behind the eight-ball. Get your application in and your desires on file then you will be allll ready. 

We have a lot of pups coming in and going out, these are just the few I decided to share with you. There are a lot of happy families with a new wiggler in their midst and we were able to accomplish that with your donations. To us, YOU are the pillar that supports our efforts and we thank you for helping us meet the challenges of this moment, so we can continue to provide shelter, kindness, and medical care to pups in need.

I hope you have found the pictures and stories to be uplifting. (I too wish I could put the pictures up with the stories but at this time the system doesn't allow it)

A shout out to our 18th of every month anonymous donor, you know who you are. It gives us comfort to know you are there each month helping us with medical bills. WOOF!

While much of the world has stopped, our mission of ‘The right boxer, the right home, loved forever” will not, and cannot be placed on pause.  On behalf of all of us at Wigglin’ Home Boxer Rescue, thank you for being a part of our community. Our pups thank you for your kindness and generosity. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness.

 

Take care everyone, I’ll be back with more in a few months

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Benito
Benito

Hello all! 

We hope this finds you happy and healthy. Boy, have these been some trying weeks, on many levels! On that note, I thought I would send everyone some happy pictures and a bit of an update to hopefully brighten your day. 

As you know, pups needing help continue through events such as this AND the good news is, people are still looking to add wigglers to their families! We have seen many a happy pup and new family head off to start their lives together. Check out our adoption stories and photos on WHBR Facebook. As a donor, you are a part of this success. THANKS!

In past reports, we shared with you Benito's story. (main picture and pictured below) Found with a broken jaw and emaciated, he was in critical shape. Once stabilized he has undergone quite the surgery and recovery. His foster mother reports his droopy lip makes it a bit difficult for him to get his food down without slinging it everywhere but he is learning to get it done and slowly putting weight back on. The best update is that he is crazy about his new wobbly ball and plays with delight. PLAY being something it seemed he didn't know how to do until now. What a struggle he has had but wow what a success story.  --- As donors, you can all pat yourselves on the back for being a part of his success. Without donations, we wouldn't be able to help a pup like Benito or worse yet, we couldn't exist. THANKS!

Buster and Ginger (pictured together below) were an emergency intake. Via amazing networking of those in the animal rescue world, we were alerted of their need to find shelter with a rescue. We said "YES, get them here!" and it started. Some good folks, who are not volunteers with us, started the transport and met up with our transport team who relayed them to the safety of their foster home. This save took quick decisions and action on the part of many. Cheers to those involved. Cheers to you for donating to WHBR so we can be there for events such as this. Have we said THANKS?

HELP... If you live in OR, WA, ID or MT could you PLEASE PLEASE help share Ted's need for a home. This boy has waited longer than a boy should. If we could please ask you to open TOGETHER WE CAN FIND TED A HOME and share his info on Petfinder with your friends maybe you will be the one to find him his forever home. THANKKKS

Have I ever asked if you would like to be a member of WHBR? Have time to help with blog writing? Graphics? Making phone calls? Fundraising (advice, participation, planning etc). If you are in CA, OR, WA, ID or MT how about operating a getaway car and being a part of our transport team? Check out our Volunteer page and see if there is a way to help. Becoming a volunteer doesn't mean you have to do it the rest of your life (but we think you will dig the high you get from it), there are no mandatory minimums, etc. We're easy. We have several positions which can be completed from the comfort of your home, in your jammies if you like! I'm in mine now! 

Signing off I have included are some shots of WHBR alumni gussied up for Easter. What cuties. 

Benito
Benito
Buster and Ginger
Buster and Ginger
buk? buk?
buk? buk?
just look at this sweet bunny's toofers
just look at this sweet bunny's toofers
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be a part of our getaway team
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Corbin (r) and his forever family
Corbin (r) and his forever family

Hello to all, 

As many of you know, this report goes to all who have donated to the survival of abused and neglected Boxers brought in by WHBR. Normally our reports catch you up on past cases as well as sharing our newest pups and their needs. Today I decided not to go that route, and instead share with you a sweet old gal who is new-ish to the rescue, as well as happy photos of our adopted pups. 

Miracle (first picture found below) is yet another senior found in a shelter. Knowing her fate, our president DeAnn just couldn't leave her behind. Eight years old, blind and partially deaf, she was also shut down to the world. It has taken the gentle hand of her foster Mom, warm quiet days, and a loving routine to get her to finally raise her head and show some trust.

Don't be sad - she will be juuuust fine as she is in excellent hands!

This morning, I posted to our WHBR Adopters Facebook page saying I would like to share their photos with all of you. As expected, by mid-afternoon, I had a slew of photos to sort through and used here. Know that each of these pups are happy and healthy, living in their forever homes because of the generosity of each of you. 

And before I sign off... in the past days we have seen and heard the many ways people are coming together to help one another. I've yet to see much of a focus on pets and the already overburdened shelters (maybe I've missed it). We know many are, could be, or will be facing a financial crisis, some in your very circle of friends, family, and acquaintances. Those with pets could be struggling with the awful decision of being able to afford to keep their pet. If you know of someone having a hard time, a bit of help could make the difference between keeping a beloved pet and having to part with it. If one must part with a pet please advise on finding a rescue rather than a shelter.  -Together, there are so many ways we can help to keep pets safe in their homes and their owner's hearts whole through these difficult times.

May these pictures bring you a smile. 

The Wigglin' Home Boxer Volunteer team and Adoptive families wish you the very best in the coming days and months. 

Hugs to all! Yes, virtual hugs are allowed! 

Miracle, warm and loved
Miracle, warm and loved
The Hoffers and their hounds
The Hoffers and their hounds
Ruby, Joey and Burnadette (all WHBR)
Ruby, Joey and Burnadette (all WHBR)
Aurora mother to all
Aurora mother to all
Bentley and Georgia Anne
Bentley and Georgia Anne
Sarge and Joey (both WHBR)
Sarge and Joey (both WHBR)
Emmy and June Bug
Emmy and June Bug
Nugget and Daddy
Nugget and Daddy
Apollo and Hercules (bros on a play day meet up)
Apollo and Hercules (bros on a play day meet up)
The Hooligans- Daisy, Raquel, Eddie (all WHBR)
The Hooligans- Daisy, Raquel, Eddie (all WHBR)
Apollo on his first Christmas tree hunt
Apollo on his first Christmas tree hunt
Pavlov and his forever family portrait
Pavlov and his forever family portrait
Cutie Conner
Cutie Conner
Milo (r) family photo
Milo (r) family photo
Odin and Skye (both WHBR)
Odin and Skye (both WHBR)
Christmas morning, with forever foster Tobi
Christmas morning, with forever foster Tobi
Lily Rose
Lily Rose
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WOOF!

A quick end of year note to thank you all for supporting boxers in need. Your financial support and our volunteer's hands-on dedication has made it possible to take in so many grateful pups in 2019!

In our last report, we shared with you the story of Danica and EmmyLou. Danica has bounded off to her forever home and EmmyLou, as you can see, has blossomed into a beautiful hunk of a gal, just look how she holds her head up high now! I can't remember, did I tell you she is missing some 95% of a rear paw? Yep, we hooked her up with a bootie and she is now cruis'n with a sweet swagger. Let's find her a home!

Benito and Carina, our latest intakes, both young, emaciated and severe medical issues. Benito has a fully broken jaw and Carina an injured eye along with signs of being used as a bait dog. For her estimated 8 month age she appears to have gone through a terrible life to this point. Both will require technical surgeries, luckily for Carina, her eye itself will be fine, the operation will focus on her surrounding injured eyelids. I'm thinking their current pictures are not something anyone wants to see so I'll leave them out until they are thriving beautiful bouncing boxers once again. 

I am attaching a few pictures from the year to show the efforts and love you have supported. Some are adoption day pictures, others I pulled from our Facebook adopter's page where our adoptive families share the joy of their pups with us. Look at the contentment and happiness in the pups and the families. Now just LOOK what you have done! Isn't it wonderful.

Should you live in the Portland, OR area, February 22nd will be our third annual Wags to Riches fundraising event. Dinner, Silent and Live auction, visit with adopters, volunteers, and wine tasting. Get it on your calendar and come see us OO and you won't want to miss the dessert battle royale! 

Find more info on the event, as well as the rescue at Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue. We also have a new swag store. Why would you want a shirt with our logo on it? Maybe someone will see you wear it and they have been fretting on how to properly rehome their dog. Maybe someone has been thinking about getting a boxer and hadn't thought of a rescue (it's amazing how few know about or understand what a breed-specific or all-breed rescue is). Funds raise through swag help us continue our efforts and your wearing our swag could save a boxer's life OR find one a new home OR put someone's mind at rest by allowing us to vet and rehome their pup to a loving family. Swag baby Swag!

In closing, we wish you the happiest of Holidays and a fabulous 2020. THANK YOU for your support, we can't stress enough that if not for your generosity we COULD NOT continue to deliver pups in need to our loving foster homes and see them to their forever homes. 

Donations received help us continue to SAVE displaced boxers, TREAT and pay for major and minor medical bills and PROVIDE a happy, healthy home. TOGETHER we continue to make a difference!

THANK YOU! 

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Joey
Joey

I think I woulda named her Pinky, but alas, her name is Joey and she is a WHBR alum, along with her siblings. It went like this... we saved her Mum, Olive, from an uncertain future and while in her foster-to-adopt home we realized she came with a surprise(s). A few months later Joey and her siblings arrived. All have been adopted and are snug as little bugs in their new homes.      Keep these tootsies in mind as you read further.   

In preparation for this report, I searched for data on how many dogs are euthanized a day. I know! What a somber, bummer way to start out a report, Stacy!    56%    56% of dogs entering shelters are euthanized

Well gezzz, as we approach Black Friday all I can think of is how many dogs will die on Black Friday. Their day will be forever black, their last walk will be to their death. We might as well say it, we know it happens and ignoring it will NOT help. (Stay with me, I’ll lighten up in a minute.) CNBC reported America spent $59.6 billion dollars on Black Friday in 2018.

Approximately 52% of people have purchased something on sale that they later regretted.

I just caught myself shaking my head. Yaya I have gifts to buy, I like to find a good deal, but I also know we, WHBR, have to work hard to raise donations. Rescues and shelters across the nation are working with nearly empty accounts while Americans will no doubt spend nearly $87 billion dollars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone this year. How many of those purchases will be followed with regret by the buyer?

I CAN’T IMAGINE A SINGLE ONE OF YOU, or your friends WOULD REGRET SAVING A PUP FROM IT’S LAST WALK OR HELPING WITH THE MEDICAL CARE OF ONE WHO HAS SUFFERED ABUSE.

(Boy am I on a roll or what? Come on, stick with me. You want to know about EmmyLou and Danica, don’t you?) 

Gosh, we have the voice, and the ever necessary thumbs, to help abused and neglected pups. They don’t have either! (I know, I know, I didn’t need to tell you that but I did because I’m on a roll!) Spread the word of rescue, of adopting and STOP buying from backyard breeders! Use those thumbs to write a check, send off an online donation, share information re rescue in letters and on line. Try out assisting with a transport of a pup to its foster home. The list goes on, you will be shocked what your thumbs can do for a pup!

When we work together we can elevate society in a number of ways from laws regarding animal rights to creating joyful memories for many a person and family. You can be a part of this by donating, volunteering, sharing posts of pups needing homes, or educating your family and friends about rescue.

So, I guess I’m thinking I’d like to turn Black Friday into a different kinda day. Maybe folks can think along the lines of … giving 10% of their total Black Friday spending to rescue. 20%? Consider it? OR! OR! If you're going to go hog wild do it with Amazon Smile and make us your charity of choice. BOOM fun for you and funds for the pups! I know donating doesn't result in something shiny and new for you to admire/use but what it will do is help prevent a last walk. A day that goes forever dark. Think of saving more pink tootsies.

Ok, Right here is where I’m going to lighten up! < < < <

Who are EmmyLou-Who and Danica? A couple of sad gals who, although we do not know their history, their body language and scars don’t speak to a life of cushy beds and soft pats on their heads.

EmmyLou arrived clearly having just had pups and no one knows where they are but they were taken too soon. She is also missing most of a rear paw and although a sweet, lovey gal she is terrified of people and new experiences. We got her a pretty new boot to help her walk and feel girly again. What gal doesn’t like a new shoe? EmmyLou is in the capable hands of loving and experienced foster parents who are giving her the time she needs to decompress. (I wish I could put her picture here with her write up but alas the system doesn’t work that way. Photos below)

Danica, also with experienced foster parents, has shown the same behavior. She has many a fur foster sib to keep her company as she adjusts to a new life of regular food, baths, and returning health. (Photo below)

Looking at their intake pictures, how many people do you think would have walked through a shelter and given either of them a chance? Most people want a bright-eyed, ‘pretty’, dog. These were hard looking gals but they are coming into their own thanks to our volunteers and supporters. The next report will show you how they have blossomed and tell you a bit about their path to a new life.

We have celebrated a lot of adoptions in the last several weeks and are thrilled to see our Adoptive family group grow. Lots of adoptions mean pups saved and room for more to come in. Woo Hooo

As always, we are so glad you have chosen to support us in the past. We hope you have continued faith in our Organization to continue that support. I am including a link to Shelter Animals Count where you can find our statistics as well that of other organizations, state, and National. I am proud our organization finds it important and participates. This means keeping tight records on all of our intakes. Along with being dedicated to honest handling of donations we believe in being a part of the bigger picture. 

I normally sign off by saying Hank and I are headed out the door for a walk or such but alas, I lost my Hank almost a month ago. I started to say a couple of weeks ago because I guess that’s how it feels, but then I looked at today’s date. It’s still raw and I’m sure many of you know the feeling. He might have barked ten times in his 14 years so that’s not what’s missing that makes the house so deafeningly quiet. It's when I get my keys and he doesn’t jump up. When I wake in the morning to find him eagerly awaiting my eyes to open. Or when I go down the road and roll the back window down for him only to realize he isn’t there. Gulk. Hank was my third boxer and a rescue. He was a big boy who was thought to be Boxer/Dane but a couple of DNA tests a few months ago returned with Boxer/Pit/Irish Wolfhound. Boxer explains his playful, happy, giddy self. Pit his head shape and Wolfhound his size and nose. Boy did he have a nose. I was lucky my vet would come to my home allowing me to lay with him in his bed. A part of us goes with each of them. doesn't it.

Time to go, can’t see the screen

EmmyLou
EmmyLou
Danica (notice the home cut job on her ears)
Danica (notice the home cut job on her ears)
EmmyLou and Danica on transport day
EmmyLou and Danica on transport day
Sir Hank of Panky
Sir Hank of Panky
Bored at an adoption event
Bored at an adoption event
Adoption event. Great group of volunteers on hand
Adoption event. Great group of volunteers on hand
Annual volunteer get together, big fun
Annual volunteer get together, big fun
WHBR Founder and President, DeAnn King
WHBR Founder and President, DeAnn King
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Wigglin' Home Boxer Rescue

Location: BattleGround, WA - USA
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stacy cole
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