Adopting a Boxer
Thank you for your interest in adopting a Boxer from NBR. Since the organization was founded,
NBR has successfully placed thousands of Boxers in permanent, loving new homes.
Please read these materials carefully to familiarize yourself with NBR's adoption program and eligibility requirements. If you conclude that you want to adopt a
NBR Boxer, and we hope that you do, please follow the application procedure outlined.
Our non-profit organization is mostly comprised of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing our wonderful
Boxers placed in loving, permanent homes and given another chance for a happy life. Our process may seem slow, but if you are patient, we will try to provide you with a devoted, loving companion - a
Click the following links for more information.
Is a Boxer right for me?
1. Fill out an adoption application.
This gives us information about your family and helps us to match you with a
suitable boxer. If a good match is not currently available, this
application also allows us quick access to your information to compare with
incoming dogs. As you will see, the adoption application is quite
detailed. Our mission is not just placing homeless boxers into new homes
but ensuring that those homes will be permanent. Our intention is not to
be nosey. The thoroughness of our questionnaire is meant to aid us in our
attempt to find the best homes for our dogs and the best dog for you.
We network with rescue contacts throughout the Northeast USA. You
can decide how far you are willing to travel to meet an available dog, but the
states currently included in our program are: Connecticut, Delaware,
Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Island and Vermont.
2. View the
This page will show you the dogs currently available in our rescue program.
Keep in mind that there may be delays in updating the page, so there may be dogs
available that are not listed. Similarly, not all of the listed dogs will
be actually available. We try to keep things current, but new dogs enter
our program and are adopted from us regularly.
the appropriate rescue contact.
After completing the application, please contact the rescue person listed on the
page of the particular dog or dogs that interest you.
Important note: the
administrator of this website will not be contacting you. It is your responsibility
to contact the contact listed at the bottom of the page(s) of the dog(s) that you
are interested in. You will be working directly with the
particular boxer rescue
organization that has that dog under their care.
Please allow us at least a week or so before
requesting status. These status requests take us away from reviewing
your Applications and matching you with dogs.
And yes, we
realize that the Boxer you may have your heart set on, may be adopted
before you're approved. Should your first choices all ready
found their forever home, we have provided a space below for you to advise
us as to other dogs you are interested in. Be happy for the
ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many
fantastic dogs waiting in their place.
We hope you feel that
the right Boxer is worth waiting for.
Until you tell us otherwise, we will continue to review your application for possible
matches with dogs coming into rescue. However, we encourage you to return
frequently to view new additions to the available dogs list.
We ask that you notify us when you adopt a
dog so we can remove your application from our active file.
4. Arrange for a home-visit.
A boxer rescue volunteer will ask to visit you in your home, in all
likelihood bringing a boxer along for the visit. The boxer may or may not
be an animal that you are interested in adopting. The intent is to confirm
that you do have a physical environment that is safe for a boxer and that you
are comfortable with the breed in your home.
5. Sign an adoption contract.
When you decide on the dog you want to adopt, you will be required to sign an adoption
contract. Each rescue group uses its own contract. Basically, they all require you
to agree to the same major points: an agreement to neuter if it is not already done
because of age or health, keeping current with medical needs, humane treatment, and the
return of an unwanted dog back to the rescue program. There is an adoption
fee of $395. This donation helps to defer the cost of veterinary care that we give the
dogs, such as neutering, vaccinations, and medical treatments as needed.
6. Live happily ever after.
Corny as it sounds, this is our goal. If, for any reason, the
placement is not working out, Northeastern Boxer Rescue will cheerfully accept
any dog's return to our rescue program. We try our best, but not all
matches work out. If that is the case, we will try to find you a rescue
dog better suited to your family.
If you have any questions, please contact us at
Forgive us if there is sometimes a delay in
getting back to your inquiries. We are all volunteers doing our best to
meet the demands of our own lives, families and jobs, in addition to helping
these dogs. If you feel that your email or application has been
overlooked, it is quite possible that email or server problems deleted it
accidentally. Try again!
Thank you for your interest in Boxer rescue.