The funeral of our dearest friend John O'Brien, will take place on Friday 10th October 2014 at 1.30pm 

 at Glynn Valley Crematoriun, Turfdown Rd, Fletchers Bridge Bodmin PL30 4AP and afterwards a gathering to share memories of John at St Austell Rugby Club,Tregorrick Lane, St Austell, PL26 7AG  

His family would wish there to be only family flowers and donations to the charity closest to his heart Cornwall & South Devon Boxer Rescue.  


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have to inform all of our members of the sad & great loss of John o Brien the founder of Cornwall and South Devon boxer rescue. 

 Sadly John peacefully passed away yesterday aged 59. He dedicated his life and soul to the rescue and worked tirelessly and selflessly to ensure that any dog that came into our care was well loved, and re homed safely. His dedication was second to none, he would travel the country at the drop of a hat in all weathers to save the most vulnerable dogs, even if it was at cost to himself. It has only been in recent months that John took a back seat within the rescue due to his own health deteriorating, but even then, his mind and thoughts were still on the dogs, ensuring everything was done correctly. 

 To those of you that did nt know John or have the absolute pleasure in meeting him, I can assure you that his whole being was addictive and adorable. He will be sorely missed by us all in the rescue and by everyone. He taught us all so much within the Rescue, from his own experiences when he first started to take in these desperate dogs many years ago. As the years went by the Cornwall and South Devon Boxer rescue was then established as a charity, and along with the help of several volunteers we are still running strong today. 

 Johns memory will live on within the rescue and he will never be forgotten. We can also take peace knowing all of our lost dogs are now over the rainbow bridge with our very own Big John. 
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Poppy is a loving 5 yr old girl who is looking for a family home.  She is good with children aged 6 yrs and currently lives with another breed of dog.  She is up to date with innoculations, wormers and microchipped and will be placed on a neutering agreement.


She has not had the socialisation of the outside world more or less been an indoor/home doggy.  She is reactive on lead with other doggies and will need an understanding and patient owner.


Popps is friendly with people and is not very good at commands, she responds to positive training rewards and this is important for her to continue to enable her to reach her full potential.


She can be left for reasonable peroids of time and would suit a part time worker.  Although she is social with the male neutered dog in the home, we would prefer her to go as an only dog or with a very laid back patient dog.


No CAts or fluffies. 

Contact us should you wish to know more about Poppy, currently in Somerset. 

Leroy currently lives with a family and a young child. He is a very happy lad, but is strong on a lead and the owner cannot exercise him as much as she thinks Leroy deserves.


He is Neutered, up to date innocs and microchipped and a very good lad in the home.


He has never been very happy around other doggies and loves you all to himself. 

He adores his toys and cuddles and loves.


Anyone would be proud to have him in their lives and he adores driving in the car.


Please contact us soon should you wish to adopt LEROY

Leroy does have dermatitis which is managed with a gluten free diet and regular flea treatments. The charity will continue to pay for his medication regarding this condition only. 

Gorgeous MILO 3 yrs is a loving lad, fabby in the home.

He can open doors and will try to escape to run free and play the 'chaseme' game. He needs someone willing to put in some recall/leadwork training, its nearly there, and have a lot of space to run about in also would be fabby for him.

Good children but best older ones as he does enjoy his food and will empty bins and steel off plates. Typcially opportunistic baby.

Milo travels well in cars and lovers cuddles and kisses.

Currently in Kennels awaitng a foster home/home (NO CATS/FLUFFIES/HORSES)

More info please contact us

Boxers end up in our care for numerous reasons but never through any fault of their own. More often than not it's due to changes in a family's circumstances, work commitments or sadly because their owners didn't realise what a Boxer requires of them.


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We are often asked what food we recommend. Burgess Sensitive is a fab food we use it for all our rescues in foster. It is a great start for those icky tummies and a great nutritional food for boxers in general. A sack will last 1 whole month for an average 33kg dog. please follow link.

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Adoption Proceedures

Many thanks for considering a rescue boxer dog.

If you would like to rehome a boxer, please contact us using the form, or phone us and we will go through the proceedures with you.

We will carry out a homecheck and go through our homecheck form with you, although there is one on the site that you can print off and go through yourselves.  If a homecheck is not possible due to location, we will endeavour to get someone from another rescue to homecheck you or have a vet reference.

At the time of adoption we ask for a non refundable standard donation fee of £170.  

We ask that you are patient with us as not all the dogs in our care are suitable for your situation, but will endeavour to find the right dog for you.  We do have contacts with other charities that also have lovely boxers needing homes and are always willing to work closely with them for the sake of the boxers.


We work really hard and spend a lot of time and effort to ensure that all dogs are rehomed into loving and suitable homes.

This is what we are here for. 


Just to let you know, we will pass on any information as we have it regarding how the boxer is settling.  But wish people to rest assured that we do keep in touch with the new owners and report back every so often if requested. We do check in on the boxer regularly, but believe in leaving the new owners to enjoy their new charges and always being there for guidance and support when needed.

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