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Shanon Pettibone

Growing up I was always surrounded by boxers. In the home they would lifeguard our pool when we swam and sing along to movies when we came in to rest. When my own children were old enough to respect having a dog in the home, there was no question about what breed that dog would be. We brought home our first family boxer, Tucker, as a 6-week old puppy. He lived for years as the only dog and part of the family. Tucker helped take the kids to school, went everywhere with mom during the day and never missed out on a family trip. About the time we lost Tucker, the kids became adults and started moving on to their own life adventures. The house felt so quiet and I eventually decided it was time to adopt.


I had been following the NWBR Facebook page for quite a while and noticed we were in desperate need of fosters. I decided that rather than adopt I would volunteer for a bit. About a year later, 16 fosters and now two resident boxers, here I am. In addition to fostering I also work with our intake team, am the foster coordinator and currently manage our transports.


Since day one with this organization I have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people. I have made lifelong friendships and had the pleasure of watching so many dogs make their way through rescue to a happy beginning in their forever homes. We are all here doing this day-to-day for the love of the breed, in honor of those we have lost and to save the lives of those who need us. We could not do what we do without the team of volunteers we have. NWBR is touching the lives of new dogs and people each day and I could not be luckier than to be a part of such an incredible organization.

Chris Sperry: Vice President

Liz Baumbusch: Treasurer

Julie Dyer, Secretary

Shay Reed, Board Member

Chase Dyer, Board Member

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