Welcome to Thames Valley Boxer Rescue which I run with my partner, Peter Gillies.
I have been rescuing and rehoming dogs for over 40 years and I use my wealth of experience to try to
ensure that our rescue dogs are placed into the best possible home, both for the dog and for the new
TVBR is funded primarily by the donation made when a boxer is placed into a home and although we
never ask for any other donations, we are always very gratefull for any extras that we do receive.
Without these donations, we would be unable to pay for our veterinary and kennel bills but, what is much
more important, we would not be able to help other boxers that are in need.
As many of you will know, moving 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, where possible, we move our dogs direct from their present home into the new
one and always during daylight hours so as to allow them to familiarise themselves quickly with their
We do not have any kennels of our own so 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.
When we don't have the space at home, we will place a rescued boxer into either a temporary foster home
or a boarding kennels but the latter is always as a very last resort.
We strongly advise all new keepers to give their new boxer a couple of days to settle into the 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 to the sound of your voice.
We urge you to please read the pages about ALABAMA ROT and BLOAT and especially the email at the
bottom of the BLOAT page which proves that just a couple of minutes read and then having knowlege
about “BLOAT” could save your pets life!
Thank you for taking the time to visit us,