MNBR's adoption process:
1. Submit an Adoption Application - Click here for why this is important!
We screen potential adopters very carefully in order to find the best possible match for both you and our foster dogs. All adoptions are expected to be lifetime commitments!
We require that you complete the entire application including the contact name/ phone number of veterinarian, and 2 non-related personal references with email addresses and phone numbers. If your application is not complete, it will not be processed.
MN Boxer Rescue does not usually place female Boxers in homes with other female Boxers or bully breeds. To have two female boxers live happily ever after takes the right personality and temperament between the two dogs. If you have questions about this policy, please email our Adoption Coordinator directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
*You must be at least 21 years of age to apply for adoption.
**A fenced yard is typically required to adopt a deaf or blind dog.
***Puppies or young Boxers under a year old that come in to rescue go right to "foster to adopt" homes. If you are interested in a puppy or young Boxer, please apply and get pre-approved so you are on our list for the youngsters.
2. Veterinarian and Personal Reference Check
All pets in your home MUST be up to date on all vaccinations, receive heartworm preventive, and MUST be spayed/neutered.
Once your references are checked, a volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit.
3. Home Visit
The purpose of the home visit is to inspect the surroundings in which our foster dogs will live, meet all household family members, address any major concerns, and get to know you better. (We are not at your home to pass judgment on your housekeeping skills.)
4. Adoption Fee
Our adoption fees are based on the age and health of our dogs. The fee can range from $50.00 - $500.00. We will not negotiate adoption fees. This is not a "sale" but a fee that enables us to continue to help more Boxers in the future. Our adoption fee is non-refundable and applicable MN sales tax will be added at the time of adoption for MN adoptions.
Adoption fees cover:
Physical veterinarian exam
Heartworm Test and preventative meds (first round)
Fecal Test and any necessary worming
Microchip implant and registration
Any other treatment deemed necessary by approved rescue vet
*As you can see, our adoption fee covers numerous expenses. We will provide copies of all services rendered while the Boxer has been in rescue.
**We will disclose all known behaviors, health or emotional issues prior to adoption.
5. Finalizing the adoption
Your Boxer's foster home or one of our team members will go over and provide you with copies of:
The full adoption fee must be paid, including all applicable MN Sales Tax, prior to taking custody of any dog. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH. You must pay adoption fee and tax with check ,money order or via PayPal.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Adoption Coordinator at email@example.com
To begin your rescue journey and give a deserving boxer a life of love and happiness,
This free book guides you through the first seven days of Adopting a Shelter Dog. With seven simple lessons, the book helps you ease the transition from shelter life to home life for you and your pup. You can download your copy here.