I have some general questions about boxer rescue. Before we chose Jaxon, we first visited 5 different animal shelters within an approximate 60 mile radius of our home. We had full intentions of adopting a boxer. We were disappointed when we would get to the shelters and either the boxers they advertised were definitely not any bit a boxer or the shelter itself was questionable. Our sheltie is 9 years old. She's in good health, but she has some family history that keeps us alert to her health. She is the last of her litter alive, five of her siblings died suddenly from apparent heart conditions between 3 and 7 years old. Only one died from accidently circumstances. Her mother also died suddenly within two years after she was whelped. We would like to look into boxer rescue but we will not be adopting while Bayla is still alive, so *hopefully* it will NOT be soon. Where should I look for a rescue and what should I be looking for in them? I'm just starting some research on rescues so any advice would be appreciated. I have not ruled out one shelter near me. As for the ones we visited before Jaxon, I would love to pack up all their animals and take them home, of course I couldnt' afford to, but what we saw visiting a "shelter" was appauling, I'm not sure I could go through that again.