Green Acres Boxer Rescue of WI was founded in 1999 and yes, it was named after the TV show! The rescue (motto: â€œAdd a Little Character to Your Life!â€) serves the state of Wisconsin as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. To date, nearly 800 Boxers have passed through GABR. About half the dogs come from shelters and the other half are surrendered directly by owners. Common reasons for surrender include: new baby, moving, allergies, and personal issues such as foreclosure and divorce.
Since the rescueâ€™s inception, GABRâ€™s volunteers have remained firmly committed to helping Boxers in need, regardless of a dogâ€™s age or medical status. Youâ€™ll almost always find several grey faces on the rescueâ€™s website. While in the GABRâ€™s care, each dog lives in a loving foster home. Each dog receives a thorough temperament assessment and all needed veterinary care including: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and heartworm/fecal testing.
GABR participates in many pet expos and other events throughout the year and hosts The Boxer Bash, our annual major fundraiser. The Boxer Bash, held each September, features contests, silent auction, lure course, food, the most awesome bake sale anyone has ever seen, and kidsâ€™ games. The 2012 Boxer Bash will be held in Columbus, WI on September 22nd.
To learn more about Green Acres Boxer Rescue, please visit www.greenacresboxerrescue.com. There youâ€™ll find information about adopting, volunteering, and donating.