Welcome to Thames Valley Boxer Rescue which I run along with my partner, Peter Gillies.
I have been rescuing and rehoming dogs for over 40 years and I use my experience to try to ensure that TVBR dogs are placed into the best
possible home, both for the dog and for the new keeper.
TVBR is funded primarily by donations that are made when a boxer is placed into a home and although we never ask, we are always very
grateful for any extras that we do receive.
Without donations, we would not be able to pay veterinary or kennel bills but, what is much more important, we would not be able to help
other boxers in need.
As many of you will know, moving to a new home can be a very stressful time but for an animal, it is even more so because they don't know
what is happening to them.
To try and ease any stress, we will always move our boxers during daylight hours so as to allow them time to familiarise themselves quickly
with their new surroundings.
We do not have any kennels of our own s0 if for any reason 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 don't have the space at home, we will place a rescued boxer into a temporary foster home or into a boarding kennel but the latter is
always as a very last resort.
We advise all new keepers to give their new boxer several days to settle into the home before meeting other family members or friends and,
most importantly, not to let them off the lead until they have had time to adjust to their new surroundings and to the sound of your voice.
We do urge you to please read our pages about ALABAMA ROT and BLOAT and especially the email at the bottom of the BLOAT page that
proves that just a couple of minutes read and having the knowlege about “BLOAT” could save your pets life!
Thank you for taking the time to visit,