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Boxer Rescue LA Newsletter

The Boxer Beat
February 2006
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Greetings Boxer Lovers!

At this time of year, we look back with gratitude. Every year we see hundreds of boxers who lose their homes. They come to Boxer Rescue LA for a second chance. We are able to help them, thanks to so many who do so much. We are grateful:

We are grateful for the dedicated Boxer Rescue LA volunteers who give their time, talent and funds to help these homeless boxers find love again. Boxer Rescue LA would not have the success that we do without those volunteers who work the phones, the website, the shelters, our kennel, the dogs, and the behind the scene works of BRLA. We thank each and every volunteer who helps Boxer Rescue LA.

We are grateful for the hundreds of new and returning clients who find a loving companion in an adopted BRLA boxer. Thanks to you, nearly 800 boxers found homes in 2006.

We are grateful for those of you who donated to BRLA. Every donation both large and small adds up to keeping BRLA open. The results of your generosity are obvious in every boxer that finds a home.

We are eternally grateful for the support shown to Boxer Rescue LA by so many and in so many ways.

We wish you and yours a safe and happy holidays.

Inside The Boxer Beat
  • Order Your 2007 BRLA Calendars!
  • Holiday Pet Proofing
  • Sucess Story - Trina and Leo
  • Dog Day's in LA
  • Pick of The Litter
  • Lucky Dogs!
  • Special Offer for New Monthly Donors

  • Holiday Pet Proofing

    The Holidays are exciting for all of us, but for our pets it can be a stressful and dangerous time of year. Here are some tips on how to keep your beloved companion safe and stress free during the holidays.

    Food Dangers:
    There will be tons of goodies in your house. Make sure all chocolate, raisins and other human holiday fare are well out of reach from Fido. Never leave any wrapped food items under your tree where a powerful nose can sniff them out.

    Avoid using toothpicks in party appetizers. Should a guest drop one or leave it in an area accessible by your dog, it could be ingested will do serious internal damage.

    Place food items toward the back of your counters to keep your pet from reaching up and snatching anything. Also make sure your trash can has a secure lid or better yet is inside a closed cabinet.

    With so many more temptations around the house during the holiday, make sure your dog is not tempted to get into anything they should not.

    Décor Dangers:
    Christmas trees can be dangerous to dogs in a number of ways:
    Avoid placing your tree in a window where your dog is used to looking out. They could try to take their regular post and knock the tree down. If this is the only location that works for your tree, try securing it from the top to a ceiling hook.

    Avoid fragile ornaments that your dog may be temped to take from the tree and play with. Glass balls can break and each sliver is a danger of cutting your dog, or worse being ingested. Decorate the higher branches.

    Décor made from food, painted dough, popcorn & candy are toxic to dogs and should be kept out of reach.

    Do not let your dog drink the water in your Christmas tree stand. It contains pine tar which is poisonous.

    Holiday Plants:
    All holiday plants are thought to be poisonous: Holly, mistletoe and poinsettias. Keep them out of reach.

    For help, the National Poison Control Center can be reached at 888-426-4435

    Holiday Visitors:
    Your front door will be busier than ever with visitors and deliveries. Make sure your dog does not dash out. Make sure you pet always has ID tags on just in case.

    Visitors may want to give your dog special attention and think that food or drink would be a treat. Inform them in advance that human food can cause pancreatitis and that even a small amount of alcohol can put a dog into a coma.

    We wish all of you a joyous Holiday Season and hope that these tips will keep all of your family members safe and happy.

    Sucess Story - Trina and Leo

    Written by Sarah & Ted Tuttle

    My husband, Jed and I have often joked that ours is a convalescent home for dogs. And while we laugh about it, it actually holds a lot of truth. We initially became involved with Boxer Rescue Los Angeles when we were looking for a companion for our 12 year old friend, Delilah. We decided on Trina (then called CeCe). Uunfortunately, during the adoption process Delilah passed on and is now waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge. We decided that we should still adopt Trina, as she still deserved a home. She is one of the sweetest dogs we had ever met.

    newsTrina has a story of her own. She is now ten and was used as a breeding dog for many years, which is evident by just looking at her. After they were finished using her as puppy machine, Trina was left at a kill shelter. A sad and horrible fate was ahead of her had it not been for BRLA. They rescue all boxers, regardless of age.

    On the day that we were taking Trina home, we also met Leo (then called Sufrido). Now Leo is the most precious little boy, but you wouldn’t know it from first glance. He has had a rough life prior to arriving at BRLA. He is arthritic and sore from his previous life where he obviously didn’t get a lot of love. There was no way that we could go away without taking this sweet guy, too!

    newsSince Trina and Leo have come to live with us, we agree that adopting them was one of the most rewarding things we have ever done. Adopting seniors is not only selfless and one of the easiest ways to give love, you will be rewarded tenfold. Trina and Leo are just so happy and appreciative to have a family to love them. Honestly, they have taught me so much about love and life, being thankful for what you DO have, and really making the most of each day.

    It nearly brings me to tears to see my little Leo do the boxer wiggle. We remember that on the day he came home with us he could hardly walk. These dogs and the other seniors at BRLA are so grateful to simply be in a home. All it takes is some love, and you will be surrounded by gratitude and contentment.

    So, if you are thinking of adopting your first dog, or want to add to your family, consider a senior. They have a lot to teach and a lot of love to give. They truly bless your life!

    Dog Day's in LA

    Introducing a new source of information for dog lovers in LA and the Valley: Dog Day’s in LA. The publication launched this month with Boxers as the featured breed and fantastic exposure for Boxer Rescue LA.

    Dog Days in L.A. Magazine provides informative articles along with local and national dog news that dog owners will use and want to keep. There have fun, providing interesting, full- color features, comics, and more for dog-loving readers!

    You can get a free 6 month subscription and have Dog Day’s in LA delivered right to your door. Simple click on the link and subscribe.

    Pick of The Litter

    Meet BRLA’s favorite mother daughter volunteer combo; Cynthia (camera shy) and Bryce (shown in photos) Hamilton. They have been volunteering at BRLA for nearly two years. About 4 years ago they came to BRLA to add a boxer to their house full of love. Along with a bustling family, the Hamilton’s had numerous cats and a spunky little dog named Paddy. He paddles around the house with just his front legs as his back legs are paralyzed.

    At BRLA the Hamilton’s fell in love with a funny little white boxer mix, who hardly had any ears, named Razz. The BRLA volunteers named him Razz, short for Raspberry as his tongue was so long it stuck out as if giving you “the razz”. He fit right into the menagerie finding his favorite cat to snuggle with. news

    It was not long after Razz joined the family that they saw a three legged boxer on the BRLA website that tugged on their heartstrings. They came out to meet this young tripod and he became the newest Hamilton.

    Having their legal limit of pets, Bryce still wanted to keep coming back to BRLA to help the dogs she could not bring home. Since she was a minor, her mother has to accompany her on her visits. This dynamic duo walks dogs for hours. They come to BRLA in the heat of summer and on the coldest days of winter. Cynthia shows that she is more than just a chaperone for Bryce as she comes out on her own, when Bryce has too much homework or is busy rehearsing for one of her theatrical productions. Cynthia is a true role model for Bryce and others.

    The Hamilton’s live in Westchester and make the nearly 80 mile round trip to BRLA regularly. They even come to local adoption events to help spread the word about BRLA and help fundraise by working the dogs in the BRLA kissing booth.

    Cynthia and Bryce are cherished members of the BRLA volunteer family. The moral of this story is that a family that volunteers together - changes the world together.

    Lucky Dogs!
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    46 BRLA Boxers found homes in October 2006. You Lucky Dogs!

    Agassi,Ariel,Bambi, Billabong, Blanca, Boomer, Bruno, Capone, Chester, Chewy, Cindy, Delanie, Dillan, Duce, Duvall, Garth, Gracie, Kimba, Leah, Lexxie, Loose, Lucy, Macy, Marko, Mason, McKenzie, Missy, Montana, Mugs, Omar, Pharoh, Philly, Polo, Pony Boy, Puppy, Reba, River, Rowley, Roxie, Roxy, Sanford, Sweet Pea, Talulah, Whisper, Winston, Yola.

    And, 55 Lucky Dogs went home in November 2006!

    Ace, Agnes, Atticus, Average Joe, Betty, Brindy, Butterfly, Casey, CD, Chiquita, Cinder, Daf, Dixie, Erik, Faith, Farah, Flexx, Friday, Gerda, Herbert, Ivory, Jesse, Jinx, Joe Young, Kirin, Kurk, Kylie, Lad, Lady Marmalade, LaraMia, Lenny, LilyPad, Lolita, Manolo, Marley, Nina, Oscar, Patton, Prince, Princess, Princess Daisy, Princess Fiona, Roxie Bear, Roxie, Sabrina, Salisbury, Salty, Snoopy, Sophia, Spumoni, Terra, TobyT, Turbo, Wesley, Whitey,

    Special Offer for New Monthly Donors

    Calling new Monthly Donors
    Becoming a monthly donor, enlists you in the elite Monthly Miracle Makers. A minimal monthly donation can be easier on your annual budget as it only takes a little each month to add up to so much for homeless boxers. But wait we offer more for new monthly donors.

    While supplies last! The first 20 new monthly donors will receive a limited edition, hand signed artist proof of "The King of the Ring". Renowned artist Cynthia Kagan has generously donated 20 Limited Edition, full color Off-Set Lithograph Prints, on 110 lb. acid-free, archival cover stock, numbered, titled and hand- signed by the artist. Image size is 19” x 23 with overall size of 25” x 19". Your tax deductible donation, not only insures that homeless boxers will be cared for, this unique boxer print will enhanse your surroundings and remind you daily of the difference you are making.

    Becoming a Monthly Miracle Maker is easy. Click on the donate now icon, and check the box for recurring donations. You determine the amount you are comfortable donating on a monthly basis.

    If you would like to make monthly donations by check, please contact Lillian Davis

    Thank you for your continuing support!

    Order Your 2007 BRLA Calendars!

    The premier edition of the BRLA calendar is ready to order. This is the first annual rescue calendar and you do not want to miss out. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves boxers!

    We received over 60 photographs of dogs who have been rescued from BRLA and ALL of these dogs are featured inside this glorious full color 11” x 17” calendar.

    In order to insure that the quality of this calendar was top notch, it took a little longer to produce. We are taking orders now. The calendars will ship guaranteed to arrive on your doorstep the first week of January. All orders will be sent PRIORITY to insure speedy delivery.

    We know many of you wanted to give a BRLA calendar as a holiday gift so we offer you this insert to download, wrap and put under the tree. This will let them know that they will receive their calendar the first week of January WRAP THIS.

    We know that you, your friends and family will love to have this beautiful reminder of what compassion, love and commitment can do. All proceeds of this calendar will benefit BRLA.

    BRLA Rescue Dogs 2007 Calendar - $20 plus $4.00 priority shipping.
    The $4 shipping charge is per order (not per calendar) so order a few and save on shipping!

    Order Your 2007 BRLA Calendars!

    Order Your 2007 BRLA Calendars! MONTHLY MIRACLE MAKERS

    With great appreciation we recognize these individuals who are BRLA monthly donors. Every month their donation arrives at BRLA to support our boxers in waiting. Thank you!

    Aram and Kourosh Kaveh
    Christi Olsen
    Claudia Toledo
    CM Quickle
    Connie Vohden
    Diana King
    Erika Alegar
    Exxon Maldonado
    Glenn Tannous
    Greg Gibson
    James A. Bryan
    Janes & Filana Ragan
    Kimberly Bauer
    Lori Koch
    Maria Calon & Jeffery Klein
    Mary Shea
    Mindy Carrington
    Norma Stang
    Paige Cunningham
    Phil Armstrong
    Ronald & Kathy Carlson
    Sally Cormier
    Taylor N. Wright
    Tiffany Cohen
    Tom & Alyse Plotkin
    Virginia Burton
    Wolfgang DeGirogia
    Becky Howery
    Dean Marolla
    Geannie Acheson
    George & Sharry Taylorson
    Gergory Morris
    Gillian Bonner Caine
    Jane & Jim Clinkenbeard
    Jeff Hill
    Judy Mortens
    Juliet Curtis
    Kai Lauritzen
    Lillian Sedlak
    Lyda Corey
    Michele Edelman
    Michelle Donaghy
    Michelle Janczewski
    Petra Jones
    Robert Rien
    Sandra Treherne
    Shana Kaplan
    Sherry & Mike Grant


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