Boxer Crazy

The Breed and Breeders => Boxer Rescue => Topic started by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 06:17:54 PM

Title: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 06:17:54 PM
If I decided to go the rescue route would you all be willing to help me find one? I just went to pet finder and right now there is nothing available but there has to be more resources out there that I can use right?

Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: Samsons Mom on March 18, 2010, 06:25:29 PM
Did a quick google search for Boxer rescues in TN. You can also look into rescues in another state.

http://www.mtbr.org/

http://boxer.rescueme.org/Tennessee

Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 06:29:45 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 18, 2010, 06:48:10 PM
May I ask why you are thinking about rescue (don't get me wrong, it is all I have done for the past 25 years) just wondering
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 07:05:51 PM
It is something I have considered before but didnt pursue in a big way because I wasnt in a position to do so. Then the puppy came along and got me thinking again.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerWB on March 18, 2010, 07:19:37 PM
One thing to consider with rescue - they will do a home inspection and interview. It's a good thing, but with some of the things you've told us about your husband's attitude, I'm just not sure how it would go over on either side.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 07:26:49 PM
Yeah I know :sad2:
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Post by: Hanna Banana on March 18, 2010, 07:31:56 PM
so let me get this straight - you had a puppy picked out and named, and now ditching that to rescue?
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 07:34:43 PM
I havnt ditched anything. Please dont make assumptions. I am not sure if you have kept up with the story or not where Isis is coming from but at this point I am not sure that it is going to work out. I am praying it is because my heart is breaking right now. Crying so hard I can hardly see the screen as a matter of fact.

I will know tomorrow for sure what is going to happen until then I would rather not go into details.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: Hanna Banana on March 18, 2010, 07:44:35 PM
Well a puppy or a dog is a 100% committment.  If you are second guessing anything with this pet, then I personally (and dont take this the wrong way), but I dont think you should get a dog....right now.

Resuces are flooded as well as Craigslist of people who thought a dog was a good idea, and then it was not, either they did not have the time to train, they cannot afford it, lost jobs, etc so they are dumped rehomed or placed.  Poor dogs, its not their fault but breaks my heart that people dont think and research and make the 100% commitment before adding one.

Not saying this will be you at all but seems like you are all over the board.  Doubting what you want - puppy, or rescue, financial decisions with hubby with regards to food etc.   I think you should think everything over with your family.   Dogs and puppies are not like cats and are a lot of work and dont come cheap.   

Good Luck in your decision.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 07:49:36 PM
Thanks for making me feel worse :sad2: for what its worth I am not second guessing myself on this puppy. I want her with all my being. The hurt is a physical thing inside me. It may turn out that I am worrying for nothing but it may not. This is not my decision it is up to the guy I am getting her from.

Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 18, 2010, 08:08:31 PM
well I guess I must have missed something...is the owner of the pups changing his mind?  What happened...if I am being too nosey, sorry.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerWB on March 18, 2010, 08:10:25 PM
She said she didn't want to elaborate until she knows what's happening, so we're all in the dark as to the exact situation.  We just know she isn't changing her mind, it's something on the other end.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: Hanna Banana on March 18, 2010, 08:12:00 PM
oh ok...thats the peice I missed. 
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 08:19:19 PM
She said she didn't want to elaborate until she knows what's happening, so we're all in the dark as to the exact situation.  We just know she isn't changing her mind, it's something on the other end.
Yes that is correct. I have in no way changed my mind on getting her I made a commitment and will see it through if I am able. I am such a mess right now :sad2:
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: boxer pal on March 18, 2010, 09:40:21 PM
I'm sorry you are in a bad state right now.  I hope it all works out for you and your family.  I'll keep a good thought for you!
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Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 18, 2010, 09:46:59 PM
Thank you so much it really does mean a lot to know that I am not the only one who cares about this.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: Lisa on March 18, 2010, 10:11:39 PM
Good luck.  I hope you get the Boxer of your dreams one way or another.  :fingerscrossed:
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Post by: BoxerMomTo2 on March 19, 2010, 08:21:03 AM
My rescue, Molly came from Tennessee.  They are overwhelmed with dogs down there.  BUT...rescues are not for everyone.  Don't expect to get a "perfect" dog because that's very rare.  Molly was only used for breeding purposes and kept in a kennel her whole life.  She had no idea how to be a "pet" or part of a family.  She wasn't housetrained, was VERY timid and scared of everything, didn't know how to use stairs, etc.  We've had her for about three months and she's come out of her shell a lot, but still has a ways to go.

That being said...I'm so glad we chose the rescue route.  There's something about these dogs...they just seem to "know" that you've saved them.  Anyone on here that's ever rescued will attest to what I'm saying.  Every time I look at her and Simon charging down the hall together like a herd of buffalos (lol), and her little nub is shaking like crazy  ;D, or when she comes to me and lays her head next to me, or when she kisses my daughter...I know that we've made the right decision to rescue.  Yes...it's a lot of work, but the reward is priceless.  Like I said...you probably won't get a perfect dog.  But you WILL get the perfect dog for your family.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 19, 2010, 10:54:13 AM
I wanted to update and let everyone know that things have worked out. Thankfully it was just a misunderstanding and easily fixed. I couldnt sleep at all last night and I am still not feeling well but I can relax now knowing that my little girl will be here on schedule.

I still may consider rescue in the future should the oportunity present itself and thank you for the resources you provided to help me. :)

Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: Missy/Precious mom on March 19, 2010, 11:07:01 AM
Glad everything has worked out for you.  Can't wait until you get your little baby.
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: Bumpy on March 20, 2010, 09:27:01 AM
 Am I the only confused one? Spinning, spinning, spinning............... I have lost my bearings with your story. Misunderstanding? You can be be quite vague, or I'm just plain lost.  :dizzy2:
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 20, 2010, 07:12:36 PM
I was vague on purpose because I didnt want to go into details without knowing I had them right and it turns out I was worried for nothing. It was just a communication garbled in transit. I panicked like I have a tendency to do.

I should have waited until I knew for sure before posting but I didnt because I was so distraught. I apologize for the confusion and will be a lot more careful in the future about posting.
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Post by: Newcastle on March 20, 2010, 07:58:22 PM
Or just preface by telling us you're panicking, and we'll know not to take it too seriously. ;)
Title: Re: Would you all be willing to help me?
Post by: BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue on March 20, 2010, 07:59:50 PM
Will do :) I am definatly a panicker by nature and a nervous person as well.