Jackie Drew has been rescuing dogs for nearly 40 years and jointly runs Thames Valley Boxer Rescue with her partner, Peter Gillies.
is funded primarily by donations made when we place a boxer into a home and although we never ask for any other donation, we are always very gratefull for any extras that we do receive. Without such donations, we would be unable to pay any veterinary or kennel bills but more importantly, we would be unable to help other boxers.
As many of you will know, moving home can be a very stressful time but for an animal, it is more so because they don't know what is happening to them.
To try to ease any stress, where possible we move our dogs direct from their present home into their new one and it is always during daylight hours so as to allow them to familiarise themselves quickly with their new surroundings.
We do not have any kennels of our own so if we are unable to make a direct move, we will take a dog into our home but as we have our own boxers, space is very limited. If we have no room in our home, we will place a rescued boxer into either a temporary foster home or a boarding kennel although the latter is always a very last resort.
We do strongly advise new keepers to give their boxer a couple of days to settle in to their new home before meeting other family members and friends and, most importantly, not to let them off the lead until they have had time to adjust to their new surroundings and the sound of your voice.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us and we do urge you to please read our page about
and, as the email at the bottom of that page shows, a couple of minutes read and the knowledge of bloat could possibly save your pets life!
Jackie and Pete,
Thames Valley Boxer Rescue.
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by peter gillies @ tvbr 2017
Thames Valley Boxer Rescue
rescuing boxers for nearly 40 years