Every year across the U.S. there are thousands of boxers that find themselves up for boxer adoption in rescues, shelters or pounds. For the most part these dogs end up in these places by no fault of there own. Many are left by their owners due to unforeseen job loss or relocation. Some have been strays that were never reclaimed and others may have been rescued from abusive situations. Then there are also a large percentage of boxers that had been purchased by someone who had absolutely no knowledge of the boxer breed. They may have been in the market for a small laid back lap dog and they just didn’t realize that this cute, cuddly little puppy would soon grow into an energetic, enthusiastic, playful, 60 to 70 pound bundle of muscle.
Most of the boxers up for adoption are either adolescents or young adults but you will occasionally find an older dog or puppy available. There are certain benefits in using a boxer rescue for adopting a boxer. For the most part with some proper training and a little tender love and care these dogs can make outstanding family pets. If you’re into boxers, but you just don’t have the time and patience it takes to raise one from a puppy you could be a perfect candidate for boxer adoption. These dogs deserve a second chance.
My wife and I adopted our boxer mix Tori from the humane society and she turned out to be a wonderful, loving addition to our family.
There are some things you should consider when it comes to what organization you acquire your boxer adoption from. You can get that information by clicking here.
If you’re looking to adopt a pure breed boxer, your best place to look would be with a boxer rescue program. All true boxer rescues will have you fill out an application and put you through a screening process. You can find out more about the application and screening process by clicking here.