Animal welfare and rescue has been a passion of mine for many years. My very first rescue was actually a kitten my son found abandoned over 20 years ago that we made part of our family and named Sam. Sam was with us until he passed away at the age of 16.
We would sometimes foster sick and/or bottle babies for local rescues. The little ones would really pull at my heart-strings. Over the years we’ve adopted seven of our fosters, some of which have since passed from old age or illness. Although it’s always sad when they leave us, I take comfort in knowing we gave them a wonderful home even if it was for only a short part of their lives.
For the past fifteen years, I have been consistently involved in the rescue. Helping save the lives of the helpless, deserving animals has now become my mission. Serving as an Area Coordinator for a local rescue for over seven years along with supporting various others led me to realize the overwhelming need for a Boxer specific rescue in North and South Carolina. Although I am a lover of all animal breeds, I have a particular fondness for Boxers and Boxer mixes. With the help and shared passion of my amazing husband Randy and a few Boxer loving friends like myself, SouthPaw Boxer Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit was launched in April 2020.