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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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American Bulldog

Howdy! I’m Holly, but my foster momma calls me Princess Holly Grunty Roo! I’m a 2-year-old Boxer/bulldog mix with a sweetheart dispositi... show more

Howdy! I’m Holly, but my foster momma calls me Princess Holly Grunty Roo! I’m a 2-year-old Boxer/bulldog mix with a sweetheart disposition and a goofball personality. Here’s some things you should know about me: I love people. All people. That big guy with the trucker hat here to fix the sink? He might be up for some pets. Kids running around the neighborhood? I’ll run around with ‘em. Strangers visiting the house? They’re here to see me, right? I don’t spend much time looking in the mirror, but people tell me I have a gorgeous brindle body with a white head/feet. Foster mom says pictures don't do me justice; strangers stop us on the street to pet me and tell me what a unique beauty I am! I am a medium-active dog. I love my walkies (particularly new routes and smells), but am also happy to sleep in - snoring a bit, of course. I’m definitely not a couch potato though and would love an active family. I can be independent when needed. I sleep in my own bed or even the couch. There has been no need to crate me when Foster Mom leaves for a few hours. I’m a good girl. I grunt when I want treats/pets/attention (hence the nickname – Princess-Holly-Grunty-Roo). I sit like a kangaroo often. I like to drop to the ground, flip on my back, and bicycle if I think there might be belly pets available. I am fully house trained, and good (on the way to great) on a leash. I’m not a grouch when seeing other dogs out and about, I’ll happily and quietly walk right past, but I would like to be the only dog in my new home. ********PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO EMAILING IN********** If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to 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