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Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue

, Denver, CO, 80209

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Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer group in Colorado. Our small group consists of people who care for the homeless, abused, and unwanted Boxers. Ho-Bo Care tries to find permanent and caring homes for these animals. ​ Our boxers come from shelters that need help, homes where they can’t stay at anymore, or from the streets. Often these animals are starved, sick or neglected. They need food, medicine or medical treatment and sometimes basic training. Mostly, however, they need an owner who is willing to give the necessary attention to the animal. A Boxer is a dog who especially needs human companionship. He needs to be included in the family to be a happy dog. Ho-Bo Care agents try to assure the rescue Boxer such a home. ​ To do our rescue work we spend a lot of time on the phone as well as on the road. All Ho-Bo Care Agents are volunteers and many of us have full time jobs outside of the rescue work we do. The costs of caring for the dogs include food, shelter, and medical care as well as advertisement costs and website costs. As the costs are increasing, we have to ask for donations to be able to continue our work. All the money goes back to our rescue Boxers, either directly or indirectly. Ho-Bo Care also tries to help people with advice when they encounter a problem with their Boxer. We try to educate people who intend to breed as well as offer advice to those who feel they need to give up their dog. Every dog that can stay in his own home is another dog saved. We try to educate people about the Boxer and its needs. Our members inform interested people about the necessity of yearly vaccines, vet care, training, feeding, and overall care for their Boxer. ​ Many people do not believe that the Boxer needs our protection; this is mostly due to ignorance. Breeding by owners with no experience nor the necessary information has lead to an overpopulation of the Boxer. Spaying and neutering is still not a common practice of the average pet owner who may have never visited a shelter and the seen the misery of these animals. More and more purebred animals end up in shelters because the owners either don’t want them anymore or are unwilling to pay the shelter fee to retrieve their pet. Many owners believe that if the dog is placed in a shelter that it is sure to find a home. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. As much as the shelter may try to find homes, it also has a limited space to keep all the unwanted animals. In order to place the newcomers, others are killed. In order to help out at least our breed, we have founded Ho-Bo Care. It is a small step to help some animals in need. "We are Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue with an emphasis on Care and Rescue" - Marita, Founder and director

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Abe Lincoln

Mixed Breed

Fun, positive and energetic personal trainer seeking life-long client. Lincoln is the quintessential fitness buff who makes everyone fee... show more

Fun, positive and energetic personal trainer seeking life-long client. Lincoln is the quintessential fitness buff who makes everyone feel happier and healthier just by being near him. He is actively looking for a home where he can help create customized workouts for his family on a daily basis. Looking for a partner to join you on your early morning run? How about a hiking buddy who won’t poop out in the parking lot before you even get to the trailhead? Lincoln will be by your side the whole way, and he’ll also be polite enough to say hello to anyone else who might be on the trail. He may be fit but he’s certainly not pretentious! Here’s Lincoln to tell you a bit more. That’s me, Lincoln, here to say hello! I’m a two-year-old super dog! I’m one of Ho-Bo Care’s most eclectic mix of dog breeds, hence the super dog designation. How many dogs do you know that have Boxer and Chihuahua, and seemingly everything in between, in their mix? Alright, you probably already guessed the Chihuahua. Just kidding! I love a good joke. As my personal ad mentions, I just love to be on the go! I’m friendly and confident enough to go just about anywhere. Ball games, busy trails and breweries are just a few of the places I’ve been. I’m great with other dogs- big and small. If you have a dog in your house that could use a workout buddy, there’s a great chance I’m the dog for the job!  Like all great fitness enthusiasts, I understand exercising my mind is just as important as physical exercise. My sit and shake techniques (to name two of my skills) are nearly flawless, and I love a good brain game. I also understand the importance of decompressing and taking it easy. There’s nothing better than an active day followed by a cozy, and hopefully snuggly, snooze on the couch. If I sound like the right guy for you, please reach out to hobocare.org and ask to meet me! ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to https://www.hobocare.org/adopt to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you! show less

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Buster

Boxer

Hi! I'm Buster and I'm so excited to meet you. I'm six years old and love my humans so much. I'd love if I could be with you all the tim... show more

Hi! I'm Buster and I'm so excited to meet you. I'm six years old and love my humans so much. I'd love if I could be with you all the time, but when you go I'm very well behaved. I'm house trained and non-destructive. I love long walks, a good bone, and snuggling! I walk well on a leash but sometimes you have to remind me not to pull when I get excited - squirrel! I know my manners and I can wait patiently for my food and am not food aggressive at all. I'm a pro at my obedience cues and already know how to sit, lay down, stop, leave it and wait. I'm very smart and love to learn and get treats! I've got the perfect blend of mellow and active energy. I'm happy to be chill with my family, but am no stranger to a long hike or game of tug in the backyard! My dream forever home is cat-free and adults only. I'm friendly with most other dogs but have been known to invite myself over to my friends houses unexpectedly, so a 6ft fence is a must! Please come and meet me, I have so much love to share!  ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to https://www.hobocare.org/adopt to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you! show less

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Lily

Boxer

I’m Lily, a 2 year old boxer mix. I’m a small girl weighing in at only 40# - the perfect size for cuddling which works out great for me... show more

I’m Lily, a 2 year old boxer mix. I’m a small girl weighing in at only 40# - the perfect size for cuddling which works out great for me because I LOVE cuddling! If I could, I’d follow my people wherever they went, but I’ll gladly wait patiently for you to come home after a long day too. I am not destructive in the home and can be trusted to be left with free roam of the house. My foster family has taught me a bunch of cool tricks since arriving to Ho-Bo Care. I know how to sit, wait, lay down, and stay from a distance when asked. I get VERY excited about food and am really smart so learning new tricks is one of my favorite pasttimes! I also love to pass the time with all the toys in my toy box. My favorites are the tennis balls, squeaky toys, and the treat dispensing toys! I make friends easily with other dogs and love to play and take long walks with my doggy pals. I have great leash manners and like to stick close to my people when out and about. I would really love to find a family of my own and hope that you’ll make my wish come true and apply to meet me! ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to https://www.hobocare.org/adopt to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you! show less

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Max

Boxer

Ruff, ruff!  Ahem, I mean HELLO to you, potential adopter who may not speak “dog”.  No big deal if you don’t of course, all that really... show more

Ruff, ruff!  Ahem, I mean HELLO to you, potential adopter who may not speak “dog”.  No big deal if you don’t of course, all that really matters is you love dogs, which means ME! Some kind hikers found me wandering alone in the Rocky Mountains, and as you Colorado people know, it’s not a great idea to be alone in the mountains without even a water bottle! Though uncertain at the time, these people convinced me to follow them down the mountain and, long story short, took me to Ho-Bo Care.  Overall, I’m a really fun guy, but I have been known to get excited and jump up to say hello when I meet new people. Trust me, if you walked a mountain-mile in my paws, you’d be excited to meet others, too!Recently, I spent an afternoon with a pup specialist who wanted to learn all about me.  She observed me meeting strangers as well as unfamiliar dogs. I really love people, but other dogs can make me nervous.  Mind you, I’m not rude to these dogs, I’m just hoping to be the pride and joy of my human forever-family rather than make new furry friends.By the way, did you know it’s the start of football season?  Did you also know that I looooove football, especially the Broncos?  I’d love to hang out by your feet while the game is going, and would eagerly chase a ball any other time of day. Of course, it you want to go to a game one day, I’ll patiently wait for you until you gethome -- just leave the game on for me.  I’m crate trained, and quickly settle down for a nap so PLEASE GIVE ME A CHANCE.  I’m a great dog and would love being part of your family. ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to https://www.hobocare.org/adopt to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you! show less

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Pina Colada

Boxer

I am a 3-5 year old female Boxer/Bulldog mix. I'm short and stocky like a bulldog and have endless goofy energy like a boxer! I am a ver... show more

I am a 3-5 year old female Boxer/Bulldog mix. I'm short and stocky like a bulldog and have endless goofy energy like a boxer! I am a very cheery dog and when I meet new people I have the notrious boxer wiggle! I love to play and get along with other dogs but I do prefer to be the boss. I would love a home with anoter dog pal but I would also do well being the only dog. I have lots of energy and would do well in home that is active to help me burn off some of my energy. I've lived with kids and have done great with them.  Give me a bone and I will sit next to you and chew on it for hours.  I'm crate trained.  I need some work on my leash manners, as I like to pull, but with a little work I know I can master this skill.  If I sound like a good fit for you and your family I would love to meet you.  ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to https://www.hobocare.org/adopt to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you! show less

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Reed

Boxer

How’s it going? My name is Reed and I’ve been told I’m one of the cutest, smartest and sweetest pups around! I’m on the search for my fu... show more

How’s it going? My name is Reed and I’ve been told I’m one of the cutest, smartest and sweetest pups around! I’m on the search for my furever home. Just to be sure I find the home that’s the right fit for me and my new family, I’ll tell you some things about me and you can decide if I’m meant to be yours!  I've lived with lots of other dogs and do great with all of them. I've lived with young playful dogs and old grumpy dogs - I prefer the playful type, but am polite and respectful of my elder pals. It’s not a dealbreaker if you don’t have another pup in your family, but it sure would be great if you did! I consider myself pretty adventurous and think a family that enjoys being out and about would be perfect. Maybe we could go for some hikes?! I’m working hard on learning to walk well on a leash but could use some more practice before I can say I’m perfect at it. My foster mom and dad have been teaching me all kinds of things. They say I learn very quickly. I already know some of my basic commands and am working on some of the trickier ones like ‘wait’ and ‘down.’ I’m also potty trained (unless it’s reaaaaally cold out) and crate trained.  Since I’m so darn smart, my foster mom thinks I’d do really well with a family that can give me a job. That might mean using my sniffer to help find objects hidden around the house (or even digging through a snuffle mat), playing chase with my fur sibling or just learning more tricks! I’ll be honest with you, since I’m so young and am just starting out with homeschool, sometimes I can get distracted and think it’s funny to be stubborn. I need a home that will be patient and will understand I’m still learning. I promise I’m not being mean if I don’t do exactly what I’m asked 100% of the time- I don’t have a mean bone in my body!  If I had to say exactly what I’m looking for in a family it would be that they would be kind, fun, energetic and loving. ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to https://www.hobocare.org/adopt to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you! show less