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

Though Jackson 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 had become.




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