Silver Hearts Permanent Foster Program
Silver Hearts Permanent Foster Program
Welcome to Austin Boxer Rescue’s Silver Hearts program. This program is especially for those who can provide the special care for boxers which are older and or in need of hospice care. To adopt a dog through the Silver Heart’s program you must complete either the foster or adoption application process. The adoption fee is waved for the adoption of a dog in the Silver Heart’s program. Austin Boxer Rescue will continue to pay for the Silver Heart’s medical care as long as an Austin Boxer Rescue partnered veterinarian is used.
The medical expenses covered through the Silver Heart’s program include:
We invite you to consider all that Silver Heart dogs have to offer:
These dogs are supported by your donations. Without donations from you, this program couldn't exist. Thank you.
Our Silver Heart Dogs
DaphaniDaphani is a 7-8 year old female boxer who was surrendered to ABR when her owner died. She's about 50 lbs and has natural ears and tail. She has wonderful manners, she gets along with other dogs, she's housebroken, crate trained and leash trained. She's spayed and in great health except for a minor urinary tract infection, for which she took antibiotics and is pretty much over, and she's missing a couple teeth, which causes her tongue to stick out a bit. She's so sweet, very calm, and her tail never stops wagging. She is going to make someone a...Read More
QuinnQuinn is around 7 years old and although he is deaf, he is very confident and not easily startled. Quinn loves being around people more than anything in the world. He is affectionate and loves to play! Quinn does best with large dogs and is not well suited for a home with small dogs or cats. Because he is deaf, Quinn should not be placed in a home with young children. Quinn is already house-trained and crate-trained. He still needs a little work on his leash manners and some basic obedience skills. Austin Boxer Rescue will pay for his new...Read More
Pat BenatarMeet Pat Benetar! Pat is a gorgeous fawn and white pocket-sized Boxer who weighs in at around 43 pounds. Pat is a low-energy girl who is housebroken, crate-trained, good on a leash, and overall is very well-behaved. She loves cuddling, hanging out with her family, and short bouts of playtime with her toys. She also enjoys the company of other dogs. Pat Benetar has been in rescue for almost a year and is now part of our Silver Hearts program. Why, you ask? Pat Benetar has had several x-rays and there is a slight abnormality in two of the...Read More
Bing CrosbyI am BING CROSBY. I am supposedly about 10 years old. But people tell me that if it weren't for the premature grey hair on my face you would think I am 4. (My foster parents are thinking about a little hair coloring to give people the correct impression. ) I can run with any dog out there. I LOVE to go on walks. I still pull a little or a lot depending on the next smell drifiting my way. I can walk as far as my 2 year old step sister Emma. I am potty trained in fact my...Read More
UkeleleMore Information Coming Soon. As part of our Silver Hearts Program there will be no adoption fee for this dog. We are looking to place older dogs in loving homes so they can enjoy the remaining years of their lives. We prefer to put older dogs directly into foster homes as this will make them more comfortable and avoid kennels. Older dogs can truly be a blessing so please take the time to consider being part of the Silver heart program. You can read more about Ukelele and all of our other silver heart dogs on their special page. ...Read More
MarietteMariette is a very happy girl, she loves dogs, cats, and people. She will display the Boxer wiggle everytime she is happy which is pretty much all the time. Her favorite thing to do is to play with the bounciest dog in her foster home. She is truly a JOY to have and would make a GREAT addition into any family home. When her foster family is not home she is crated (make sure both locks are locked or she will get out) and when they are home she spends time playing or hanging out on the sofa with the...Read More
ZeroMeet Zero! Despite his name he is anything but a zero! He is believed to be around 8 years old and is described as an older "gentleman". He is a gorgeous fawn color and has beautiful, long legs. When he first came to his foster, he was malnourished and his back legs did not seem to work very well. With lots of love and a little time he has progressed so much! Zero is currently fattening up and his legs are doing better. His foster says that there are times when he does lose his balance if he is playing...Read More
WeebleMore Information Coming Soon. As part of our Silver Hearts Program there will be no adoption fee for this dog. We are looking to place special needs dogs in loving homes so they can enjoy the rest of their lives. Special needs dogs can truly be a blessing so please take the time to consider being part of the Silver heart program. You can read more about Weeble and all of our other silver heart dogs on their special page.
Thank you Rich Ponce for virtually fostering Weeble!...Read More
MaraMara is a petite, fawn and white female who is thought to be around 10 years old. This sweet, little lady has had a hard past resulting in an eye injury and scarring on her neck and legs, but Mara does not let this get her down! She is currently living with 5 other dogs, but she would prefer to be an only dog. Mara's foster is not sure if she is good around cats or children but feels that she would do just fine with them. Her foster also says that she is a sweet girl. She has lots...Read More
Mr. WilsonMeet Mr. Wilson! Mr. Wilson is a lovely light flashy brindle with a gray face who weighs in at about sixty pounds. Mr. Wilson is a distinguished elderly gentleman, around 10 years old. He’s looking for his retirement home. Mr. Wilson currently lives with a small dog and a cat, and enjoys the company of both. He does growl when large dogs challenge him, but for the most part, he is dog-friendly. Mr. Wilson’s favorite activity in the world is cuddling up with his tween-aged human foster sister. He is calm, laid back, and very sweet. Mr. Wilson needs to...Read More
Raising HopeMore Information Coming Soon. As part of our Silver Hearts Program there will be no adoption fee for this dog. We are looking to place older dogs in loving homes so they can enjoy the remaining years of their lives. We prefer to put older dogs directly into foster homes as this will make them more comfortable and avoid kennels. Older dogs can truly be a blessing so please take the time to consider being part of the Silver heart program. You can read more about Raising Hope and all of our other silver heart dogs on their special page. ...Read More
Pac ManIf you are looking for a low-energy, sweet, lovable, silly old guy with a heart of gold, Pacman might be your guy! Pacman has NO idea that he is "up in years" (12 years young)! While his favorite activity may SEEM to be napping, don't let that fool you! He still trots around the yard and tempts his foster’s 10 month old female boxer to play by pawing at her then running away to start a game of chase. She's a bit too rough for him though, so play time is monitored closely and never allowed to get out of...Read More
Cheeto + FritoMore Information Coming Soon. Bonded Pair. Cheeto is a female, Frito is a male. Frito has more white on his face. As part of our Silver Hearts Program there will be no adoption fee for this bonded pair. We are looking to place older dogs in loving homes so they can enjoy the rest of their lives. Older dogs can truly be a blessing so please take the time to consider being part of the Silver heart program. You can read more about Cheeto & Frito and all of our other silver heart dogs on their special page. ...Read More
We are an IRS approved 501(c) charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible. The cost involved in caring for one of our Silver Hearts dogs include medication, vet visits, special diets, heart worm preventative, heart worm treatment, vaccinations, and the euthansia procedure when quality of life has diminished.
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