Our Success Stories
Jackson is a plain, fawn male with
cropped ears and approximately 3 years old. His success story
began when he was rescued from
Humane society and taken into foster care. He arrived with a severe
case of worms and he was successfully treated for heartworm. His foster
mom worked through many situations with Jackson; house manners, food
manners and some fear of his crate. He was very curious of the cat and
the Chihuahua he shared his foster home with but soon came to accept
them. He has been known to curl up with the cat on several occasions.
Their hard work paid off when Jackson was adopted by a great couple who
continues to work lovingly with him. Jackson's favorite pastimes include
chasing the ball and sleeping. What boxer wouldn't be happy in this situation?
A tribute to a true gentleman...JACKSON ushered lovingly over the
bridge by his mom on Jan. 16, 2005
might not have been the most wonderful dog in the world to his previous
owner, he was to me and my family. When we adopted Jackson, it was initially
not a plan of mine, rather my husband's. My thoughts were "who wants a
big slobbery dog that comes with obvious baggage?"
Then we met Jackson...so he had his downfalls, food agression, dog aggression,
the abilty to find choclate in the house no matter where I had put it.
But the good things about Jackson exceed them all by far. He was loyal
and loving and always listened even if he didn't want to. He was abosultely
wonderful with our baby son, more tolerant than I would have been if I
were him. He tried to teach his four legged sister some manners, but it
never seemed to work. He was a gentleman, always letting you walk through
doors first, if he had hands rather than paws I know he would have held
the door for me.
The last 2
years of his life he faded fast. No more walks, no more playing fetch,
no more jumping on the beds or couches. But if it weren't for that dog,
I wouldn't be where I am today. I know it sounds silly, but if it weren't
for that dog, I wouldn't have become a foster mom, giving other dogs that
had been down the same road he had a second chance. I wouldn't have the
circle of friends I have now. I wouldn't have experienced what it feels
like to be loved genuinely, loved unconditionally by a Boxer.
A year or
so after I adopted Jackson I saw this saying and I have it framed in my
computer room at home. Whenever I look at it I think of him...
He is your
friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love,
his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his
heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. -Anonymous
Run free my
sweet boy, I love you and miss you and I hope you wait for me, I'll be
looking for you. And please forgive me for assisting you to the Bridge,
but your soul and spirit was more dignified than what your physical body