Sunday, July 24, 2011

Toby's ME!

Hi, I'm Junior. Well, Bear Junior that is! My owners set up this blog because they want to make sure everyone who helped make my ACL surgeries possible gets to follow my recovery. Thanks to the Boxer Rescue Foundation and their generous donors, I'll be able to live the full life I deserve, AND stay with my family! 

When my owners couldn’t afford the $3,200 surgery to repair the two torn ACL’s in my back legs, they started researching rescue organizations and calling everyone they could think of to see if anyone could help. (My Dad’s still in school and my Mom’s a struggling writer, so to say the expense was out of their budget is an understatement!)

But just when they thought they’d exhausted all their options and were days away from having to surrender me (a local no-kill shelter said they would do the surgery free of charge, but it meant I wouldn’t be able to go back home with my family), they got a call. 

July 18, 2011.  The day that changed my life forever.  The day my owners got a call from the Boxer Rescue Foundation saying they had raised enough money to pay for my surgery.  All of it!  Can you believe it? 

They sent my picture and story to the Boxer Mailing List, the first Boxer-oriented mailing list on the Internet, asking people to help. And they raised the money almost overnight!  My Mom says it’s because I’m so handsome.  (I’m sure that had something to do with it, but I don’t like to brag.)

The fund is called Toby’s Gift and is named after another handsome boxer. It’s a special fund that helps Boxers like me that come from good homes stay with the families that love them, despite unexpected veterinary bills.

I’m so lucky they picked me and can’t wait to share the story of my recovery with you!  My first surgery is July 27 and my second surgery is scheduled for October.  Please keep coming back as my Mom will be posting updates and pictures frequently.  Thank you again to the Boxer Rescue Foundation and all the generous donors who gave to Toby’s Gift.  I’m so grateful I get to stay with my family.  Thanks, Toby!


  1. Wishing you all the best, Jr!! And many thanks to your mom, Justine, for all her hard work in finding you help and all the hard work coming up in caring for you during your recovery!! Love from your "grandparents"

  2. We are so incredibly grateful to the Boxer Rescue Foundation for pulling together to help Junior! He is such a great dog and full of life and we can't wait until he is healthy again.

  3. We're so glad to be able to help a sweet Boxer boy stay with the family who loves him. We'll keep fingers and paws crossed that you have a speedy recovery!

  4. Oh Junior, Aunt Kristie loves you and is so happy for you. I got a little teary-eyed reading about your amazing story. You are so lucky to have the Mommy and Daddy you do who would not give up on you and of course, for the wonderful people at the Boxer Rescue. We are praying for your surgery tomorrow. Love, Aunt Kristie and Uncle Burton

  5. Jr is a lucky dog to have both sets of "parents" who have cared for him:) BJ and Justine and Jamie and Bill:) Wishing him all the best tmrw!Thank you Toby and The Boxer Rescue too!

  6. Hope Jr is doing well after his first surgery ~ we're sending lotsa Boxer vibes & well-wishes your way!!