Thames Valley Boxer Rescue



Swindon, Wiltshire, UK      Co-ordinator: Jackie Drew       Admin: Peter Gillies       Rescuing dogs for nearly 40 years      Kennel Club Registered








Huey - 24/11/04 to 29/4/13

updated 14/08/2018

     

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

     

keeper.


     

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

     

surroundings.


     

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,


  

  

Jackie Drew.