Awww new babies!! I wish I was on the other side of the state- I would definitely be asking for contacts! We're all the way on the east side, so OH is quite a haul for us, even more so for an 8 week pup
Most of the litters we've been chasing aren't in PA actually, they've been in parts of NJ and one of the next ones is in NY. We put a good 9 hrs of driving under our belt going back and forth to see Thora. Worth every minute even though things ended up the way they did.
When you were looking, did you find any good resources other than your local boxer clubs?
I'm not sure where else to look other than dog shows, which I know nothing about. I've found a number of breeder websites in PA and NJ, but most don't say anything about health testing, or have both parents on site (which is bad in my book). To be honest, my breeder is the only one so far that I'm comfortable with. I know there must be other good ones out there.
On another note, I wish I could convince DH to foster while we wait. He just doesn't have the same soft spot for displaced pups as I do I suppose. He won't foster and won't adopt.... kinda hit a wall there. Still, I haven't given up trying to convince him otherwise