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Adoption Process

Please be aware that we often have more than one applicant interested in the same Boxer.  In that case, the home best suited for the dog will be chosen for placement.  OBBR does not do adoptions on a first come – first served basis, and in many cases we may make a recommendation depending on where we think he or she will be a successful addition to your family.

Thank you for considering adopting a rescued boxer.

The adoption process is outlined in the steps below.

Please note, each step is contingent on the successful

completion of the one before it.

1. Read our Adoption Policies then complete an Adoption     Application


The adoption application may seem long, but please understand each question is designed to assist in placing our beloved rescues in their forever home and to determine if the applicant is the best match for a particular dog. Our only reward is to ensure each dog is placed in their forever home.

2. Reference & Vet Checks


After the initial review of the adoption Contract, an OBBR volunteer will call the

references on your application.

3. Telephone Interview


A telephone interview will be conducted, in order to review points on the application,

answer any questions or discuss a particular dog. If the interview goes well a home

visit is then scheduled.

4. Home Visit


An OBBR volunteer will conduct a home visit in order to meet the family members, and other pets and to ensure that the home environment is suited for a boxer.

5. Approved for Adoption


After the home visit is conducted, and of course if all goes well, you will be approved for adoption. At this point we will do our best to match a boxer with your home and in the ideal case coordinate the adoption of the dog you selected on your application. If we do not have the right dog for you and you do find a dog with another rescue group, we will be happy to share our approval information.


NOTE: It is important not to fall in love with a picture online before your application has been approved. Often times, a dog can be adopted while your application is being processed, and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed. Please be patient and we’ll help you find the perfect addition to your family once you’ve been approved.

6. Contact the Adoption Coordinator


If you are interested in a particular dog on the website, be certain to email the Adoption Coordinator at

7. Adoption

 At the time of adoption the following documents will be executed:

  1.  Adoption Contract*

  2. Vetting documentation

  3. Adoption fee is paid.

In some cases, we may feel that a particular Boxer is not a good match for you and your family and please do not be offended by this.  OBBR does not take the placement of our dogs lightly, and we strive to do our best to ensure that each placement is forever. Many of these dogs have been wounded in their time being homeless and we want to provide them with as much stability as possible. We have strict guidelines for adoption approval and our volunteers have the right to refuse adoption applicants based on their own judgment.

​After finding a Boxer that you and OBBR agree would be a good potential match for you, arrangements will be made for you to meet the Boxer at the foster home or in some cases, your home. Please be sure all household members are available to meet the dog at the agreed time and location.

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