My name is Karma!

Posted over 10 years ago | Updated over 4 years ago

Adoption process

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My basic info

Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Karma was saved from North Carolina where she spent her life chained to a tree. . She is a sweet girl that LOVES to play and be near you. She’s house trained and knows basic commands. . Karma, while perfect, needs to be an only dog. She does not think the world is big enough for other animals. She's very playful and silly. Karma has a stage four heart murmur and is on custom allergy meds. both of which are under control. Karma is spayed, microchipped and current on her shots. Her adoption fee is $220.00
The Boxer Transfer Network

Contact info

Pet ID
760 Changing Season Rd., Westminster, MD 21157

Their adoption process


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we conduct 3 phone interviews with all parties involved.


Home Check

We do a home visit


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Additional adoption info

Our application process includes three phases. Phase 1: Our adoption board reviews your application and upon approval we place your application in to Phase 2. Phase 2 requires three members of our board contact you, your vet, and your references. This gives us an idea of who you are and offers you the opportunity to address any of your questions or concerns. We not only want to ensure that all our adoptable animals find great homes, we want to be sure that you are comfortable with your new family member. That leads us to last phase of our adoption process, Phase 3. The official meeting of your new four legged baby. We know that not all animals bond well with their potential Mommies and Daddies. It is common to apply for one and bring home another. Sometimes the animal will choose you! This is why we like to have you come to our location for bonding time. Have a dog at home now? We encourage you to bring all of your current family members to this meeting, two legged and four legged (except cats of course as this is too stressful for cats). Sound like a lot? We can generally finish an adoption within a week. This process is what sets us apart from the average rescue. We will not send you home with one of our dogs or cats and abandon you. We love and care for these animals and they have become part of our family too. We have an amazing community of adopted families that are always available to answer questions and help meet any needs you may have in the future.

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More about this rescue

The Boxer Transfer Network was born in March 2012, with one dog, a family in need and a very special facebook group: Boxers are the Best Breed of Dog God Ever Created. Amanda Brangard worked at the Fayette SPCA in Uniontown PA. Irene Bain was an avid and vocal boxer (and all dog) advocate. Amanda and Irene were facebook friends. Amanda constantly posted pictures of dogs in need. Irene, belonging to several boxer groups, crossposted Amanda’s pleas. In another white boxer group, Irene was touched by Sheryl Sauceman’s loss of Duke, her white boxer. Irene reached out to Sheryl and they began talking. When Irene posted Amanda’s photo of Hooch and the urgent plea for help, Sheryl said she wanted to help. Both Sheryl and Amanda were hopeful but skeptical as Amanda was in Uniontown PA and Sheryl was in Chatanooga TN. Irene told them if they could work it out, she would make it happen. Within a few hours Amanda had coordinated with the SPCA and got the approval. Forced into action, Irene wrote this FB post:

“OKAY BOXER LOVERS: WE NEED YOUR HELP. This is our chance to make Boxer are the best breed of dogs God ever created!!!! more than just a Facebook group--this is your chance to make a difference and save one dog. You'll also be helping another human too, but I'm keeping the focus on the Boxer here....Unless you’re a member of We Love White Boxers --you don't know that Sheryl Chesky Sauceman lost her wonderful, sweet, lovely Duke, about two weeks ago, to his third go round with cancer. Sheryl has been posting about the events at her house, and about her remaining dog Doby--crying out of lonliness. It's been very heartbreaking. Sheryl is also a member of this group, but I'm not sure she posted the story of his death here. Amanda Brangard did post about Hoochie here. He's a white boxer--dumped at the SPCA in PA where she works, with a female. His prior owner intended to breed them. (His prior owner was an idiot.) The female was adopted but Hoochie remains. Amanda has been desperately trying to find a home for him. The SPCA does euthanize and his number is approaching. The long and short of the story is Sheryl would like to adopt Hoochie and give him a forever home--putting a happy twist to two pathetic stories. Sheryl is in Chatatnooga Tennessee and Hoochie is in PA. We have 4659 members to date. I'd love to see us do something and make an impact. Lets save one Boxer. You don't even have to keep him, just drive him toward Tennessee. If you would be willing to take part in helping to shuttle Hoochie from PA to Tenn--please comment on this thread. We'd like to have a enough participants that it's not too much for anyone. Just think: GOOD KARMA COMES BACK TO may need a transfer train one day....and Amanda, Sheryl and I will all be here to help. Later this evening we will post a listing of the states (and /or areas) where need need drivers. Come on guys--don't let me down.....”

The responses came fast and furious and Boxers are the Best Breed of Dog God Ever Created did not disappoint. One very exciting Sunday afternoon, with many many members pinned to their computers: Amanda Brangard, Sheila Smith, Nancy McHugh Dickerson, Gail and Mike Dickerson, Michael Whilhelm and Sheryl Sauceman successfully transported Hooch Sauceman from deathrow to Sheryl and The Boxer Transfer Network was born!!!

After that Sunday everyone was elated. Irene decided that the need for aide was overwhelming and reached out to Amanda to make The Boxer Transfer Network official. Irene filed the Maryland Non-profit paperwork in June 2012. The Boxer Transfer Network received 501C3 status in November of 2012. Today, Irene, Amanda, Sheila Smith, Lisa Sergeant, Barb Marucci, Kelly Jaeger, Bunny Link, Sheila Moran, Vicky Lemmens and many other volunteers make up the behind the scenes team at the BTN. Although credit is attributed to each and every person who supports in any way. We work tirelessly to rescue dogs from perilous situations, whatever they may be and we are open to everyone who shares this mindset. The Boxer Transfer Network has flourished. Volunteers have rescued hundreds of dogs. We would not exist without the generosity of our members. Volunteers have offered transportation, finances, basic necessities for the animals, countless hours, and some have even opened their homes and businesses to foster a dogs in need. There is no paid salary and no day off, but the rewards are beyond measure. This is a labor of love for all of us. The passion of one has spread to the passion of many and we continue to grow. Join our Facebook group and like our Facebook page and find out more about how you can help today!