Thursday, August 26, 2010
SEPTEMBER IS MICROCHIP YOUR PET MONTH!
Help make your pet safe, register to have your pet microchipped for only $25 each and have $5 of that fee donated to Lone Star Boxer Rescue. To find out more, click on this Microchip Information Sheet.
MOBILE ADOPTION INFO-
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th - Cinco South PetsMart (12pm- 3pm)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th - Willowbrook PetsMart (12pm -3pm)
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS-
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, DOG DAY EXPO AND MINUTE MAID PARK-Lone Star Boxer Rescue will have a booth at this fun event. Astros vs Cincinnati Reds, game start time 1:05 pm. Bring your family and enjoy Houston's beautiful Minute Maid Park and the excitement of live Baseball. Click here for more info!
DICKINSON WAG N' WALK DOG WALK & EXPO (Ray Holbrook Park) - SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 16th (9am - 11am)
PETFEST (Old Town Spring) - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23rd (10am - 5pm) & SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 24th (11am - 5pm) Raffle info below.
WOOFSTOCK (Clear Lake Park/Landolt Pavilion) - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th
(11am - 3pm)
PETFEST RAFFLE INFO
I have raffle tickets available for you to buy or to sell for PetFest. This raffle is a fundraising raffle for the pet rescue groups who attend PetFest. Last year, LSBR won $900 from this raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The drawing will be held Sunday, 10/24 & you need not be present to win. WE HAVE TO SELL AT LEAST TWO BOOKS OF TICKETS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE MONEY PRIZE DRAWING FOR THE RESCUE GROUPS ON SUNDAY.
Raffle items are: FIRST PRIZE = Insignia - 37" Class/1080p/120Hz/LCD HDTV
AND Samsung - 1000W 5.1-ch. Blu-ray Home Theater System; SECOND PRIZE =
Apple IPad 16GB with WiFi; THIRD PRIZE = $500 Visa Gift Card; FOURTH PRIZE
= Xbox - 360 Arcade; and FIFTH PRIZE = $200 Shell Gas Card. Help us sell raffle tickets and raise funds for LSBR, contact Charlotte Hall for more information.
Sherwood Needs LSBR
Sherwood came to Lone Star Boxer Rescue emaciated, scared, with demodex mange and not socialized. He is a young but aims to please. Sherwood has yet to learn how to be a well mannered dog but he is ready to learn. Experienced dog owners please apply!
Today, Sherwood looks like this, as you can see he has come a long way. We'd love to find him a foster home or his forever home, email us for more info at info@LSBR.org.
Can Your Boxer Ring a Bell? By Ann Callan
Want a fun, practical way to teach your dog to let you know when they need to potty? It's easy. Teach your dog to ring a bell at the back door.
First, purchase either a bell that can be rung by tapping it or a bell that hangs from your door knob. I prefer the bell you tap, like the kind you find in the doctor's office. You can order this from 1800PetMeds.com.
Next, choose a word that means "potty" to your dog. I use "outside".
Say to your dog "outside" and when your dog comes to the back door, take their paw and tap the bell. If using a hanging bell, gently push their nose into the bell until it rings. Then give your dog a small treat. Repeat ringing the bell several more times and then take your dog outside to potty. Reward your dog again when they potty.
Follow this same procedure every time your dog needs to go outside to potty. Before you know it, your dog will be be ringing the bell on their own to communicate when they "have to go".
Other Ways To Help
KROGER SHARE PROGRAM
Do you shop at Krogers? If so, click HERE and take this form with you next time you go grocery shopping. All you need to do is have them scan this bar code one time with your Kroger's card and all year LSBR will get credit for your shopping.
BECOME A VIRTUAL FOSTER
Thinking about fostering but can't actually take a dog in your home? LSBR now has a way to Virtual Foster a dog already in our program or one which needs rescue from a shelter. Many of you may follow us on FACEBOOK, but if not click our Virtual Foster Program to learn more about how you can foster a dog and save a life. Here is one example of a Virtual Foster, Captain Jack, who was rescued by a caring boxer lover, Chris B. She can't have another dog but wants to help LSBR save lives. Now Captain Jack is happy and ADOPTED in his new home with a wonderful family.
Captain Jack and Penny
|For more information email Sharon.|
Click HERE for the VFP Info Doc.
Lone Star Boxer Rescue would like to thank you for any and all donations you make. Every dollar helps us save more lives. To make a Pay Pal donation please select the DONATE tab on our website. You may leave us a note in the "Direct your Donation" area for any special instructions, thank you again for your support!
The mission of Lone Star Boxer Rescue is
to rescue and re-home boxers that come to our organization from shelters, as strays and from
owners who need to surrender their boxer due to life changing
circumstances. Lone Star Boxer Rescue provides these animals with
veterinary care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, food, temporary foster homes
and placement in a carefully screened forever home where they will
receive a second chance at life and an abundance of love.
LSBR 2010 Board Members