ADOPTING A DOG
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please fill in an
After filling in a form you will be contacted and a home check will be arranged first. If you are successful and we have a dog who could be the right match you will be invited to meet him/her otherwise you will go on our database and we will contact you if a suitable dog comes in.
Alternatively please contact :
Deborah - 07831173240 or
Betty - 01273 870776
Please do consider adopting one of our slightly older dogs, they truly deserve some comfort & love and have so much to give.
DOGS NEEDING HOMES
We don't always advertise all of our dogs on this website as sometimes they are still being assessed or have only just arrived so please contact us to find out what other dogs are in our care.
We cover the areas of Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent, for enquiries from other parts of the country please CLICK HERE
where you can see other Boxer Rescue units. We are completely independent from any breed club or any other rescue.
Age: 8 &1/2
Colour: Red & white
Good with Cats: yes, supervised
Good with chickens: yes supervised
Good with horses: yes supervised
Good with children: ok but will need a home without
Good with dogs: ok with careful introduction
Darling Deedee spent her whole life in a garden being bred from and when she was no longer able to breed she was given up to us or the owner said he was going to euthanise her! She had a home previously with someone who also bred her at a young age. It was quite clear from the moment she arrived there was a serious issue with her back legs, it turned out she had a full rupture of her cruciate ligament and meniscus tear in her right back leg. She underwent surgery to repair it and began rehab with a physio and swimming alongside regular acupuncture. Unfortunately as she had been left for a longtime her left back leg had been taking all her weight and we were warned it probably would tear to, which it did, so exactly 6months after her first surgery she had a second surgery to repair the left cruciate ligament. There is a lengthy rehab involved but we are almost out the other side now and she has the 'all clear' from her orthopaedic surgeon. She is happily swimming and undergoing physio each week to rebuild lost muscles and strengthen her core. Once it has been 1 year since her last surgery the knees should pose no further risk, arthritis is likely to have set in but as it would in any dog her age. Physical activity shouldn't be restricted within reason 1 year post op.
Behaviouraly Deedee is a very sweet and loving girl once she knows you, however she is extremely anxious about life due to the fact she never left her previous garden for 7 years. She needs an understanding home with the experience or time to put in to learning how to help this lovely girl. She is also very strong and very excitable which has made her gentle rehab quite challenging. She wants to rush everywhere which is because of her anxiety and she is particularly anxious when she sees people or dogs in the distance out walking, This needs ongoing work and because of her rehab we have only just been able to start addressing how to help her rather than avoid everyone in fear of her slipping or bouncing which would have ruined her surgeries. When she sees dogs out walking she can not currently meet them as does not want to be very nice she is quite vocal with whining because she is so anxious about it. However she lives in a home with 6 other dogs and 2 or 3 others who visit and change on a weekly basis and she does very well with correct introductions, She loves young boxers and boxer puppies. She is wary of other breeds initially but we believe this can all be worked on and she will improve with time. She adores playing with a toy and lives for a game of tug(although we have had to be careful to date due to her surgeries)Deedee does not look or act her age. Deedee really needs her own home with someone who can continue with her rehab appointments and understands she needs further training and management. She really deserves her happy retirement home.
Deedee has recently had a swollen lymph node and has undergone some blood tests, it does unfortunately indicate she may have lymphoma or similar, she also has signs her kidneys are struggling. She is on good raw food and various supplements and holistic treatments to help slow these diseases down but it does mean she now desperately needs a family of her own who can offer her lots of tlc.
If you are interested in Deedee please fill in our adoption form and make a note its 'Deedee' you are interested in.