Joe Boxer - CBR Alum 4/16/19: 3 years ago I pulled a boxer from Hoke Co Animal Shelter named Joe Boxer. He was the sweetest dog whose canine teeth were ground down flat from his previous owner. I fostered him and he got the best home with a great family and 2 kids. They just messaged me to say that he passed away yesterday at age 7 from a pretty aggressive form of cutaneous lymphoma.
Rylee - CBR Alum 4/15/19: I'm sad to say that my sweet girl Rylee has peacefully gone off to a better place this morning.
This girl has been with me for many years and has been through more life challenges and heartache with me than you can imagine. Through it all, she never changed, never judged me and never stopped loving me. As humans, we could really learn something by watching the way dogs love. We'd be so much better off for it! 2006-2019
Macy - CBR Hospice Foster 4/7/19: The queen of the diaper brigade ,CBR foster MACEY, has headed up to the great buffet in the sky... I have no doubt she will be watching judge Judy diaperless up in heaven... run wild and pain free my love... it was a honor and privilege to care for you the last 7months💔🌈
Maggie - CBR Foster 4/4/19: Sweet senior foster Maggie has crossed the bridge....Please send prayers to her foster home
Corby - CBR Foster 3/29/19: Corby has crossed the rainbow bridge. He was too far gone that vet said it was kindest thing to do. Thank you to his wonderful foster home that took him in for such a short time. Run free sweet boy! You were loved in the end......
Anna - CBR Alum 3/22/19: It is with great sadness that I write to let you know we had to let sweet Anna go today. She had been diagnosed about 2 months ago with something called Masticatory muscle myositis (MMM). It was causing the muscles in her head to shrink. This was being controlled with an antibiotic and prednisone and she was doing very well, until 4am this morning when she lost the use of her left side. Everything went, the side of her mouth, the vision in her left eye, her legs. She tried to stand early this morning but would just collapse. We had to wait till 2pm to see the vet and as the day went on she just went further and further downhill till she didn't even try to stand and by the time we got to the vet her other side was starting to fail... The vet felt there was probably a tumor somewhere also playing into this. So we let her run across the bridge. (after she had a chocolate Klondike bar, courtesy of the vet and her staff)
Please know the short 2 years we had with her were absolutely wonderful - for us and for her! Whatever her life was before I hope we made up for it in the brief time we had. She was an absolute joy to have with us, so very calm, pleasant and happy all the time. We appreciate all that you do for boxers, if not for you we would never have known this sweet girl. As for now, we are heartbroken. But time will heal our pain and we will reach out to you again with hopes we can be there for another boxer in need.
Sincerely, Butch & Cindy Colbert
Mr. Frosty - CBR Foster 3/13/19: God gives us so many blessings during our lifetime. Some of these blessings go unnoticed and some make an immeasurable impact on our lives. Two and a half years ago I was asked to foster a 12 year old boxer boy. I doubt anyone thought that at 14 and 1/2 he would still be here with me. Today I had to make a very hard unselfish decision to help him receive his Angel Wings. God knows he was an Angel in my eyes from the first day I saw his precious face. I knew he would be a Boyd very soon after he came. Mr. Frosty was a celebrity at my house. Everyone knew him and he was asked about all the time. He stole my heart❤️. I know we will be together again but until then he will be deeply missed. Sure do love and miss you Mr. Frosty. Hope you are eating spaghetti and ice cream with all of your new found friends. Make sure they know to hand feed you every bite.
Please keep Mr. Frosty's family in your prayers....
Carolina Boxer Rescue is proud to offer the posthumous adoption of Mr. Frosty to our Foster home extraordinaire, Stacy Boyd. Run free Frosty!
Graham Cracker - CBR Alum 3/11/19: Graham Cracker came to us as a hungry, broken 10 year old man. He was the best friend of Eugene and Hannah Clark. He was not the typical boxer though as he didn’t drool. He loved everyone he met. He only wanted to be petted in return. Thank you Carolina Boxer Rescue for allowing us to be a part of his life.
- The Clark Family
Sweetie - CBR Alum 3/9/19: We had to put our sweet senior alum Sweetie down yesterday. While we are at peace with the decision because she let us know it was time, we still miss her terribly. She developed ascites over the past week and she was very uncomfortable. The vet believed she had a mass bleeding out and said we could confirm with an ultrasound, however we knew we were not going to put our sweet girl through abdominal surgery.
Sweetie was the perfect addition to our family. Her favorite times of the day were breakfast and dinner, but she also loved spending evenings with us snoozing in our laps and keeping her fur brother Cooper company. She loved all people and animals and never met a stranger that she didn't greet with a wagging tail. She left permanent paw prints on our hearts and, as the saying goes, if love could have saved her she would have lived forever. We will always cherish the time we had with her, and know she knew unconditional love and happiness during the time she shared with us.
Thank you CBR for uniting us nearly 3 years ago.
Rest in peace Sweetie. The Allens
Toby - CBR Foster 3/7/19: Sweet Toby has crossed the rainbow bridge. Please keep his foster family in your thoughts.
Hazel - CBR Alum 3/4/19: As I wake up this morning my house and heart feel an emptiness I can’t put into words. Yesterday we said goodbye to Hazel, my sweet beautiful senior that stole my heart and changed my life. Her body failed her and we knew it was time. We filled her last days with amazing love including a visit by her other mommy Mindy Hall Bradshaw and some very special love yesterday by Betty-Dawn Safrit Ingram who was by my side loving her with me as we said goodbye with Dr. Kidwell who cried with us and grieved the loss of such an amazing and beautiful soul that honestly stole a huge piece of all of our hearts. My sweet Hazel is free now from all her infections and hurt, and I will always be grateful I was given the blessing of being her mommy. Run free my beautiful girl!
Nana - CBR Hospice Foster 2/25/19: Please keep the Dement family in your thoughts. Nana was loved by everyone she met. A sad day. We all loved Nana. She was happy to the end.
Moose - CBR Alum 2/25/19: CBR ALUM MOOSE has crossed the bridge💔 Heartbroken. Rest in peace my big sweet Moose. We were so very fortunate have had you the last few years. We are going to miss that big wrinkled face so much. 😞
Gracie - CBR Alum 2/23/19: Please keep the Augustus family in your thoughts... they lost their sweet Gracie yesterday to cancer. They had less than a year with her, but she lived like a queen during that time
Fletch - CBR Foster 2/23/19: Rest easy, we hope you have found some comfort and peace.
TJ - CBR Foster 2/21/19: TJ crossed the bridge today with his foster family by his side after a long battle with mental demons that no amount of training or other positive methods could help...
Chance - CBR Alum 2/19/19: I adopted Chance through CBR at age 9; he was an owner surrender. Yesterday he walked over the rainbow bridge, age 14. He was my first introduction to CBR, and I have enjoyed every moment with him. Thank you for all you do helping sweet boxers get to good homes.
Kelsey - CBR Alum 2/10/19: Today, Linnie and I sadly said goodby to our sweet boxer girl, Kelsey. She was the bright spot in every day. The joy that we felt each and every time we came home was infectious and her love for us, unwavering. She loved our trips to Beaufort, was at peace when we sat together watching TV and always loved visitors and parties. We will miss her dearly.
A donation has been made in loving memory of Kenneth Harry Warzynski from the Wando High School Faculty and Staff.
Jesse - CBR Alum 1/31/19: February 17, 2008, was a memorable day for us. This was the day we adopted Miles, gave him a forever home, and a new identity by changing his name to Jesse. On January 31, 2019, we had to say goodbye to our beloved Jesse. We knew this day was coming, but still weren’t prepared to face the reality. Our wonderful vet came, giving Jesse a calm peaceful end. When Jesse left this earth, he took a piece of our hearts with him. RIP my sweetness️️🐾❤️
For eleven years we were fortunate to have Jesse in our lives. He came a long way from a scared, shy, timid guy, to a confident, self assured, gentle soul. Jesse learned to trust, to love, and became a typical boxer. He was full of life, had his individual quirks, thought the world revolved around him, and in our house it did! He walked with pride, had a presence about him, and was dearly loved by all. We miss our old boy, but through our heartache we cherish the joy, the time, and the special memories he gave us.
Without Carolina Boxer Rescue we never would have had our Jesse. Thank you.
Terry and Jack Cassidy
Millie - CBR Foster 1/31/19: In August 2018, one of our newest foster homes agreed to foster Sweet Millie. Was she the youngest and healthiest boxer to be a 'First" foster child? No. But, unselfishly, they agreed to take her in and give her the home life she so deserved. Millie has had quite a few health hurdles, and her foster home has seen her decline, and rally back more than once. They fought FOR HER, with her. Millie is so very lucky to have been given such an open minded and loving "first time" foster home. CBR is so lucky to have homes that will take in the older, and sometimes broken boxers. Today, Millie decided to let her Foster Mom know, that she was ready. She has no fight left to give. Please keep Millie, and Rosemary in your hearts today. While one runs toward the bridge, seeking comfort and peace...the other will have to let go, and face loss. Thank you Rosemary..... for loving her like no one was else was willing, or able to.
Dixie - 1/25/19: Last week I was forced to say goodbye to my sweet Dixie. I shared my life with her for an amazing 12 1/2 years. She was with me through thick and thin... the most loyal and loving dog I could have ever asked for. I will miss her terribly. God showed his grace, however, as she passed peacefully in her sleep without any suffering. Losing 3 dogs in 6 months is an unbearable heartbreak, but I know they are all back together now running free. ❤️
Reba- CBR Hospice Foster 1/26/19: It is with very heavy hearts that we announce our Reba was helped across the Rainbow Bridge today. She was an amazingly loving soul and made us very happy in the time we were allowed with her. The love of a dog is infinite and unconditional and she passed peacefully in my arms. I made a promise and today I made true on that promise. Thanks to everyone who has prayed, donated and supported Reba’s journey you are truly appreciated.
Please send prayers to Hospice Foster Reba's foster family.
Minnie- CBR Alum 1/18/19: We lost our sweet Minnie today (foster fail, came to us July 1, 2018), Exploratory surgery revealed she had cancer that had spread to many of her vital organs and spine. The only reasonable option was to not wake her up from anesthesia. She only got to enjoy the good life for 6 months after being rescued. She was so happy with us. She was so loved. It wasn’t long enough.
Big Boy- CBR Alum 1/10/19: RIP Big Boy...
"Not such a good morning
We rescue every animal but specifically we foster senior boxers. It inevitably ends up as a foster fail for me. Not a lot of people seem to want to give the time to the old boys and old girls saying things like, I don't want to lose a dog so soon since they won't be here that long. I couldn't agree less. As I add more years to my life, the less the high energy puppies appeal to me. The seniors want nothing more then the slow life good life.
The old boys tend to latch to me. They go with me everywhere. They sleep right next to me. Just two old guys that want to relax without all the drama. So the old guy always becomes MY dog. And in our house of now 3 dogs not 4, everyone seems to have THEIR dog.
Big Boy was a great dog! He came to us with a huge mass on his back (we had it removed right away) and swollen, painful ear hematomas from untreated ear mites. All of the spots on his body that touched the ground when he laid down were calloused from years of being tied up outside. And when the mass on his back burst open his owners had finally had enough and dropped him at the shelter, which is when he came into my life. They always seem to know when they hit the jackpot of living on easy street. He was so gentle. He wouldn’t hurt a fly. Other dogs would test him since he was the biggest and obviously the alpha but he would always stay in his lane. Only fighting back enough to end it but not keep the fight going.
The story I will always remember about Big Boy happened about a month after we got him. Like I said we have 3 other dogs and the matriarch is a spoiled, princess pit-bull named Marley. As soon as there is an open door and Marley gets the chance, she is gone. So one day we went out for about 4 hours in the afternoon. It happened to be a rather windy day, the front door must have been half latched and it blew open. Marley was off like a rocket but the new dog, the old dog was standing inside the house in the doorway when we got home. It was like he was saying, "Are you crazy Pit-bull? This is the best life I have ever had and I am not going anywhere. I'm not messing this up."
Last night was the first time in my whole life, of all the animals that passed through our doors, where one passed away with me, without a Vet and having to make that decision that is always so hard. I had the feeling it was his time. We slept in my step son's room together. His breathing was labored. He was up and down and up and down. I laid next to him on his bed for hours. I don’t see dogs cry a lot and maybe it wasn’t tears but it sure looked like he was crying. Maybe he didn’t want to say goodbye, I don't know. It was like he knew it was his time too. He would get up and stumble and fall and I would carry him back to his bed and calm him down. At 4:30am when I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore I tucked him in one last time. I slid his bed right next to mine and as I lay there watching him, he stared right at me never closing his eyes. I woke up 2 hours later and it was obvious he had just passed, it was so close that I had to double and triple check. But he never left that position and when I opened my eyes he was still staring at me. Not easy but I know he went with the person he loved most next to him. Not tied to a tree....not in some cold kennel....he passed right next to his person.
I love you Big Boy. Like the ones that came before you and the ones that will come after, there is always a spot next to me in my truck for you to take a ride with the windows down and the sun on your face. Yes I am sad but I know it went the best way it could have gone. It is never easy to say goodbye to an old friend. Rest in peace".
Roscoe- CBR Alum 1/9/19: CBR ALUM Roscoe unexpectedly crossed the Rainbow Bridge this evening. He was the perfect dog for our family. He was an amazing dog and just wanted to be loved. We hope that he knew how much he was loved. Our hearts are heavy because of what he meant to our family. He will forever be in our hearts and will truly be missed.Please join us in sending condolences to his loving family....run free roscoe💔
Happy- CBR Alum 1/5/19: My name is Trina Brown, in January 2016 my husband Ken and I adopted a blind boxer named Happy from you. I wanted to let you know that we had to have him put to sleep this morning. In the 3 years we had him he brought our family so much happiness and we we hope we made him happy too. He is painfully missed.
Molly- CBR Alum 1/2/19: It is with an extremely heavy heart I want to let you all know CBR alum Molly was helped to Rainbow Bridge about 1:45 am this morning. From the first moment I met her, picking her up to "babysit" I fell hard in love with her spunky self. How she was adopted previously and returned, I have no idea. She really was the perfect dog. The vets had told me it would likely be just weeks for me to have her, but I truly expected much longer. Zack loved her so much, he tolerated the ramp we put in to make Molly's potty visits outside easier.