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Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue

, Denver, CO, 80209

Shelter Description

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer group in Colorado. Our small group consists of people who care for the homeless, abused, and unwanted Boxers. Ho-Bo Care tries to find permanent and caring homes for these animals. ​ Our boxers come from shelters that need help, homes where they can’t stay at anymore, or from the streets. Often these animals are starved, sick or neglected. They need food, medicine or medical treatment and sometimes basic training. Mostly, however, they need an owner who is willing to give the necessary attention to the animal. A Boxer is a dog who especially needs human companionship. He needs to be included in the family to be a happy dog. Ho-Bo Care agents try to assure the rescue Boxer such a home. ​ To do our rescue work we spend a lot of time on the phone as well as on the road. All Ho-Bo Care Agents are volunteers and many of us have full time jobs outside of the rescue work we do. The costs of caring for the dogs include food, shelter, and medical care as well as advertisement costs and website costs. As the costs are increasing, we have to ask for donations to be able to continue our work. All the money goes back to our rescue Boxers, either directly or indirectly. Ho-Bo Care also tries to help people with advice when they encounter a problem with their Boxer. We try to educate people who intend to breed as well as offer advice to those who feel they need to give up their dog. Every dog that can stay in his own home is another dog saved. We try to educate people about the Boxer and its needs. Our members inform interested people about the necessity of yearly vaccines, vet care, training, feeding, and overall care for their Boxer. ​ Many people do not believe that the Boxer needs our protection; this is mostly due to ignorance. Breeding by owners with no experience nor the necessary information has lead to an overpopulation of the Boxer. Spaying and neutering is still not a common practice of the average pet owner who may have never visited a shelter and the seen the misery of these animals. More and more purebred animals end up in shelters because the owners either don’t want them anymore or are unwilling to pay the shelter fee to retrieve their pet. Many owners believe that if the dog is placed in a shelter that it is sure to find a home. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. As much as the shelter may try to find homes, it also has a limited space to keep all the unwanted animals. In order to place the newcomers, others are killed. In order to help out at least our breed, we have founded Ho-Bo Care. It is a small step to help some animals in need. "We are Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue with an emphasis on Care and Rescue" - Marita, Founder and director

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Frieda

Boxer

Hi I'm Frieda! I'm a 7 year old female Boxer mix. Here's some info all about me (Frieda)! My dream home has:  - [ ] No other pets - [ ]... show more

Hi I'm Frieda! I'm a 7 year old female Boxer mix. Here's some info all about me (Frieda)! My dream home has:  - [ ] No other pets - [ ] Affectionate people that know how to be with dogs and appreciate my snuggles (a kid is probably okay as long as they are old enough to know how to be nice with me) - [ ] A fully fenced yard to get some daily zooms in (I’m mellow, but I’ve still got a sprinkle of that boxer energy!) - [ ] My own bed that I can lay in near my people (by a desk when you’re working, and by your bed when we’re sleeping)  - [ ] Neighborhood with sidewalks/areas where I can go for a few walks a day with my humans  Things I’m good at: - [ ] Sleeping in my bed all night  - [ ] Eating my kibble at regular mealtimes  - [ ] Enjoying little treats when I’m being good  - [ ] Not eating your (human) food - though if you make some meat I can’t help but sniff around  - [ ] Being a very enthusiastic cuddle bunny - [ ] Staying by myself at home by myself for a little while  - [ ] Going for multiple walks a day - [ ] Doing some zoomies when I’m feeling happy  Things I’m working on: - [ ] Not pulling on my leash (especially when other dogs or squirrels are around - I’m not aggressive, I just get very interested and want to investigate) - [ ] Staying (I can sit, i just want to follow my people all the time so I get up as soon as they move) Things I don’t like: - [ ] Loud sudden noises (no one likes that! but if my people tell me it’s okay and pet me I calm down)  - [ ] When other dogs get in my personal space - I like the *idea* of playing with them, and I can greet them nicely on a leash, but too much jumping and sniffing ticks me off (what are we, animals??) Apply to meet me and I'll be sure to win you over!  ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to https://www.hobocare.org/adopt to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you! show less

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Mila

Boxer

Hi folks! My name is Mila and I'd like to formally introduce myself. See, I'm a little nervous around new people, so a proper introducti... show more

Hi folks! My name is Mila and I'd like to formally introduce myself. See, I'm a little nervous around new people, so a proper introduction is very important to me! My first family got me as a puppy. They saw me as a commodity more than a family member. I was bred and my puppies sold before I was ready to see them go. My family never walked me, took me to the park, or on any adventures. For the first 3 years of my life I stayed at home and in the back yard. When it was time for my family to move, they took me to the shelter and waved goodbye. You have to understand, this was the only family I'd ever known. Literally the only people I'd ever met. And they just left! Like it was no big deal! Well, it was a big deal to me. Ho-Bo Care took me in and has been working with me to introduce me to the big, wide world and all the adventures it holds for me! I am still very wary of new people - but could you blame me? Who can I trust? The good news is that once you and I are buddies, I want to be around you all the time! I'll lean right into you to get my pets and I'm very gentle, playful, and loving! Having another dog around helps me feel confident that new people aren't so scary too. If they're not scared, why should I be? Right? Now that the volunteers at Ho-Bo Care have started to socialize me and work on my confidence, I'm ready to find my foster or forever home! I'm looking for a family that is willing to accept that I still have some insecurities and will work with me to overcome them. Patience and a little know-how go a long way with me! Underneath my fears and insecurities I am a happy and wiggly boxer girl. I love to love and can't wait to find a human pal that can see the potential in me. I love to play ball and do zoomies in the backyard. I love sleeping in bed and waking up next to someone that loves me as much as I love them. PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN! If you are interested in adopting this dog or any others, please go to www.hobocare.org to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. show less