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Let's here some opinions of dogs and breeds that you guys like. I'm 99.9% positive that I will adopt/rescue a dog. Here are my needs I have a female boxer that is like another one of my kids she's an indoor dog and spoiled.

What I'm looking for is a dog big enough and energetic enough that it can play with my boxer, but I don't want to go bigger than her. The dog will be outside some but always welcome inside with the family. I have an 11 year old boy and a 4 year old girl so I need a dog that is good with children and I would prefer one that doesn't shed.

I'm also undecided on adopting an adult or a puppy, the scary part about an adult is you don't know what your getting or what the dog has been through. On the other hand you can get an adult that's house broken and grown out of the puppy phase. I'm thinking with all of the people losing their homes their should be some good family dogs in need of a good home out there. Here is a link to one my wife found that she really wants to go see.

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=12974140&mtf=1
 

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Why not another boxer?
I have adopted 3 boxers from Ursula at boxer-rescue-la.com over the last 13 years (I still have 2 of them) and an english bulldog from bulldog rescue. All have been great family members. You already know how boxers are with kids.

Awesome that you plan to adopt too. And like you pointed out about the economy, too many dogs need homes...
 

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During the Christmas of 2000 we pick up a brother & sister German Short Hair/Pointer mix from the Newland dog shelter in Huntington Beach.. According to the vet, they were about 6 months old when we took them home and they think on the street for 2-6 months and had a rough life as this shows up every now and then when a strange dog shows up. The male is about 75 lbs and the female is 60 lbs. However, we would do it again in a heartbeat, as you could not ask for better dogs.

 

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English Springer Spaniel.

I have had them my whole life from child hood to now. Great dogs!
 

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We have a rescued Bullmastiff that we could not be happier with. The rescue we got her from (West Coast Mastiff Rescue) did a fantastic job of finding a dog with the temperment and age etc we wanted.
In addition, I have a veteran who has had a stroke, lost the use of one hand, and has some mild balance problems. This winter his Great Dane (that he had prior to his stroke) died and he wanted to somehow get another Great Dane. To make a long story short, West Coast Mastiff rescue worked with me for 6 mos and he now has a georgous female Harlequin Dane. The reason it took 6 mos was because they took a puppy that they rescued from a wanna be puppy mill and spent 4 1/2 mos training it, so that it would be obedient and calm enough for a person with his limitations to control. The bottom line is that he was able to get a beautiful, well trained, Dane that would cost at least a couple thousand (most likely more) from a breeder, for a $400, tax deductable, donation.:D
The dogs they work with are all bigger than Boxers, but if you know anyone who wants a large breed dog, West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue is one that I would highly recommend.:)
 

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Why not another boxer?
I have adopted 3 boxers from Ursula at boxer-rescue-la.com over the last 13 years (I still have 2 of them) and an english bulldog from bulldog rescue. All have been great family members. You already know how boxers are with kids.

Awesome that you plan to adopt too. And like you pointed out about the economy, too many dogs need homes...
I may end up with another boxer, I love ours and she is wonderful with my kids I just figure if I'm going to get another dog maybe a little variety since I have no intentions on breeding the dogs.

My dad just picked up what looks to be a boxer/pit mix thats turned out to be a great dog. It wasn't from a traditional rescue but he still looks at it as a rescue. He recently bought a place in Nuevo Laredo Mexico, he went to the local general store and there was this puppy out front chained up sitting in a box with no water or food. He gave him a little water and a couple pieces of jerkey this went on for two days and the store owner saw him on the 3rd day and aske him not to feed his dog the dog is being raised as a guard dog and he does not want him socialized with people. This upset my dad so he asked if he could take him the guy said sure for a $1000.00 he left but couldn't sleep he liked the little puppy so he went back the next day and finally got the guy to settle for $850.00 he left and the guy is probably laughing going stupid ****** paid $850. for my mutt but it's almost like that dog knows what he was saved from and he is the perfect dog. I actually tried to get my dad to just let me take him but he wouldn't part with him.
 

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Ive Got 3 Rescued Jack Russell Terrorists...:D:D
Great Dogs one male came from a Stud Farm Tattooed # 28 in Green Ink right next to his Dinger
The other Large male was in a Columbus OH Humane Shelter
And the Little Girl was on Death Row in Miami...They said she was vicious..LMFAO..No where Near.
As far as Im concerned Rescue Dogs Need Love Too
 

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I may end up with another boxer, I love ours and she is wonderful with my kids I just figure if I'm going to get another dog maybe a little variety since I have no intentions on breeding the dogs.

My dad just picked up what looks to be a boxer/pit mix thats turned out to be a great dog. It wasn't from a traditional rescue but he still looks at it as a rescue. He recently bought a place in Nuevo Laredo Mexico, he went to the local general store and there was this puppy out front chained up sitting in a box with no water or food. He gave him a little water and a couple pieces of jerkey this went on for two days and the store owner saw him on the 3rd day and aske him not to feed his dog the dog is being raised as a guard dog and he does not want him socialized with people. This upset my dad so he asked if he could take him the guy said sure for a $1000.00 he left but couldn't sleep he liked the little puppy so he went back the next day and finally got the guy to settle for $850.00 he left and the guy is probably laughing going stupid ****** paid $850. for my mutt but it's almost like that dog knows what he was saved from and he is the perfect dog. I actually tried to get my dad to just let me take him but he wouldn't part with him.
Stupid ******? You can't put a price on something like that... Just ask your dad. :D
 

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Male pit bull. I'm sure the shelter will have neutered him.
 
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