NO FOOD, NO HOME, NO LOVE. For just 60 cents per day, you can help rescue, feed, and provide comfort for abused an neglected boxers in need. Please help by committing to a monthly donation below:
Adopters, volunteers and WCBR alumni enjoyed an amazing day of great food and drinks to raise funds for Boxer dogs in need!
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Considering adopting a Boxer? If so, please read our Adopters Handbook. It will give you an overview of what you need to know prior to adopting a dog. Some of the topics discussed in the books are:
- Adjustment phase and expectatons
- House training
- Crate training
- Walking tools
- Microchip registration
- and much more…
Even you are an experienced adopter, we ask that you take a moment to read through our material. We’re sure there is something new for everyone. You can download the handbook here.
Older Dogs Need Homes Too. Did you know that More than 99% of the applications we receive are for young dogs? Puppies get multiple applications. Have you considered an older dog? They are generally more mellow, don’t chew up your furniture, easier to potty train if not already, don’t need as much attention and do better in a home with younger children or older human being. This is rescue. Not all the dogs that come into rescues are young. Older dogs need homes too. Right now no one wants them, and they get killed in a shelter. Would you consider opening up your heart and home to save their lives? You can choose to foster them or adopt them. To do so please fill out our application here and mention you are interested in helping an older dog.
White boxers are beautiful! White Boxers are NOT albinos. They all have some spots of pigmentation somewhere on the body. White boxers are not rare. Approximately 20 ‐ 25% of the boxers are white due to flashy to flashy boxer breeding. Because white is not a part of the breed standard, breeders used to euthanize perfectly healthy white puppies. The practice is changing and white boxers are placed in homes on a spay/neuter basis more and more.
As you can see in the old photographs of Boxers in Germany, white coloring is in the genetic pool. It is said that the white became a disqualification due to Boxers being used as war dogs.
White boxers are prone to sunburn. A certain amount of deafness is associated with white boxers. This is caused by lack of pigment cell in the inner ear. The genetic basis of deafness in white boxer is the same as in the Dalmatian. The prevalence of deafness in both ears is approximately 5-8%. Up to about 13% can be deaf in one ear. Deafness in one ear generally goes unnoticed by people. Deaf dogs are generally able to lead a perfectly happy life with human and dog companions.
The Truth about White Boxers
- White Boxers are not rare – 20 to 25% of Boxers are born white
- White Boxers are not all or mostly deaf – Approximately 5-8% are deaf in both ears and up to 13% can be deaf in one ear
- White Boxers do not suddenly go deaf – if they are able to hear around 4-6 weeks the chances of them going deaf is the same as any other dogs
- White Boxers are not albinos
- White Boxers are as smart as fawn or brindle counterparts
- Some of the White Boxers do sunburn more easily, just like some Caucasian humans will sunburn more easily – you can use sunscreen to prevent it
- White Boxers are no more prone to blindness than any other Boxers
- White Boxers are no more prone to illness than any other Boxers
- White Boxers are no more aggressive than any other Boxers
- There is no evidence whatsoever that white Boxers are more prone to cancer
It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. You can save a life or lives by fostering or adopting. More than half the dogs that end up in the shelter system in United States will perish. Make a difference today!
West Coast Boxer Rescue facilitates foster/adoption in California & Nevada. We transport dogs to where there are good homes. Please help us help the dogs in need.