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OUR BOXERS NEEDING SPECIAL FUREVER HOMES!
Please contact Michelle Martin if you know of a Boxer looking
for a forever home - 082 738 5926 or
Boxer rescue is a really tough job. Michelle
Martin looks after this department for the club and does a
really fantastic job of it. I know you would love to help
out if you could but, - well, maybe you can.
There are times when we need to place a dog in a foster home.
Someone to love and care for a poor dog that is possibly confused
about life and humans, probably emotionally hurting and definitely
longing for a loving human touch. While you may not be able
to take on a rescue case permanently, you may be able to be
that special person to foster them until a new owner comes
Fostering is also not an easy job. You will
invest emotion in the dog, you will become attached to a dog
you know you can't keep and you may have to put up with a
difficult dog that knows no better.
In order to become a foster owner you would
need to be sure that you:
1. Have the time. It is essential that there
is someone at home during the day.
2. Have the patience. You may be taking on
a dog that has little or no appropriate training. Even if
he does, the new environment and unsettled situation can undo
the best of training.
3. Have the space. Not just enough space
to house the dog but a space that they can be themselves.
On those occasions when you must go out you will need to have
a place where he will be safe and where there is nothing in
that space that you would consider more precious than the
dog. You can't blame the dog if your washing or your shoes
or your victoriana gets chewed !
4. Have the love needed to help a dog regain
trust and confidence.
If you feel that you fit the bill and can