I am a Boerboel
Written by Jenny Wells (reprinted with her direct permission)
I am a substantial dog driven by love and loyalty to my nearest and dearest.
I am an impressive figure of strength with my stature, musculature, bearing and demeanor.
I can be the most reliable and loving family companion and a thoroughly determined force of nature if they are threatened.
I can be a clown and I have a sense of humor.
I am smart, make sure you are smarter! I will make decisions if you don’t!
I was created in a school of hard knocks over generations on the farms in South Africa. I am tough, hardy, adaptable and can turn my paw to many uses and tasks.
I require love, attention, good food, guidance and proper accommodation – but most of all I require a responsible owner that will care for me and make time for me.
I don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time and I can be destructive when I get bored.
I am happiest when you are with me.
I eat a lot and my vet bills can be expensive.
I am generally contented but I do require regular exercise and mental stimulation.
I need training to show me how to behave in various situations and let me know how to please you. I respond very well and learn fast with kindness, consistency and food rewards! I don’t respond well to bullying, violence or rough handling.
I am sensitive to your needs and moods. I feel your stress.
I am protective of my family and those I consider my family, I will defend them to my last breath.
I am a Boerboel, you are my life, my love and my world. I am your guardian, your companion and your faithful friend until the last beat of my heart.
I am not just a Boerboel, I am your Boerboel.
RESCUING BOERBOELS IN NEED
Welcome to Giant Paws Boerboel Rescue, Inc. We are an organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of the South African Mastiff (Boerboel). We provide shelter, food, veterinary care, training, and love to our rescues until they find their forever homes. We are currently a "FOSTER BASED" IRS 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT rescue and need donations to help take these wonderful dogs to the next level. This is definitely a labor of love but sadly love only goes so far. Saving these wonderful dogs takes money. Please, if you can make a tax deductible donation, just click the donations page to get to our paypal link...If you would like to foster, volunteer, or adopt please click on the appropriate tab above and fill out an application.