Sad News

This week, we at Legacy Boxer Rescue got some very sad news. Many of you will remember Dora. She was originally found in a ditch in Arkansas. We think she had been hit by a car.

Dora had a dislocated hip and needed surgery. Legacy Boxer Rescue managed to raise the money for her surgery and heartworm treatment. Some of my wonderful blogger friends donated to help LBR raise those funds. The surgery was a success and Dora healed beautifully.

Dora waited about 8 months for her forever family. We weren't sure why it was taking so long. She was super sweet and very cute. Finally, we found out the reason. Dora was waiting for her family to find her, and they did.

Dora's family met her and knew right away that Dora was the dog for them. They adored her for 9 months. Then, this past weekend, Dora played around outside with her kids, came inside, plopped down on her bed, and died. It was discovered afterwards that she had an adrenal tumor that caused a heart attack. Her family is heartbroken and so is her Legacy family.

We all loved you and your silly ears, Dora. You will be missed by so many.


Moco said...

Oh, to be LOVED so much for even such a short time. I am sure that she has endeared boxers to her family forever.
We will remember her family in our circle of haling vibes.

Peanut said...

Our thoughts go out to her family and her LBR family also.

Maggie and Mitch said...

How terribly sad! Our hearts go out to her family.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simba said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, our hearts go out to the family.
Simba x

nl1990 said...

{{hugs}} to her forever family and to her extended LBR family. run free pretty girl!


Chef said...

Poor sweet Dora. You just have to look at that little face and you can't help but adore her. At least she was so loved during her lifetime and that's what counts.

I want to make a donation. Please email me at chef.boxer@yahoo.ca.

Have a great weekend.

threecollie said...

What a sad, sad thing....

Joe Stains said...

Oh no :( We donated for Dora :( We are so glad she was so loved at the end of her life.

Cairo The Boxer said...

I am so sorry, We loved Dora. That was my mothers, mothers name.

How sad. At least she got to spend her last few months very happy. I also feel for the kids :(

Mike said...


She was such a sweet dog.Dora looks awesome with her siblings.My heart cries out on her death.But all my sympathies are for her family.
God bless her soul.


Bella the Boxer said...

So sorry to hear the news; but we're glad she finally got the love she deserved.

xoxo - Bella

Comet and BLU said...

We are very sad to learn about Dora. At least she had the chance to be loved by a great family and they had the chance to be loved by her, even though it was too short.

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

God's Garden is now graced with another beautiful Angel. Our hearts break for her family left behind but how wonderful that she had them to love her unconditionally before she left for her wings

Willie and Waylon said...

Our thoughts and hearts go out to her family.

Love you Dora!

Jennifer, Waylon, Willie & Lauren

Ron said...

That is so sad.My heart go out to her family.Lots of love to her forever family and extended LBR
I am so glad she was so loved at the end of her life.


Kathy Struve said...

Godspeed, Beautiful Dora. Aunt Kathy loved you so much.