Bringing a Boxer into your home and your life is a major decision. It brings with it responsibility and commitment, but it also renders supreme joy, laughter, and sadly but inevitably, tears.
No one of us who has ever shared their life with a Boxer would have it any other way.
Along with your completed application, we require that you provide both a veterinarian reference, as well as two (2) non-related personal references. We ask for an email address and a phone number for each references so that we can contact them directly. Please notify your references that we will be contacting them – veterinarians often have privacy practices in place, and they require your approval to release your information. References are a critical part of your application, and your application cannot be processed if reference information is incomplete or not provided.
All pets in your home MUST be up to date on all vaccinations, receive heartworm preventive, and MUST be spayed/neutered.
The purpose of the home visit is to inspect the surroundings in which a dog that is placed with you will live. We seek to meet all household family members (both human and non-human) address any major concerns, and get to know you better. (We are not at your home to pass judgment on your housekeeping skills!).
Once your adoption application has been processed, a member of our team will reach out to schedule a home visit. Our home visit volunteer will meet with you, tour your home, meet your family and animals who will be interacting with your Boxer, and answer any questions you may have. Home visits are generally brief and informal. The details of your home visit will be communicated to the adoption team, and will become a part of your adoption application.
Every dog that comes into Minnesota Boxer Rescue goes through a preliminary vet assessment prior to beginning their adoption journey so that Minnesota Boxer Rescue can address any urgent medical needs the dog may have, as well as be able to provide potential adopters with all pertinent information regarding the health of the dog they are adopting. Dogs coming into rescue often have experienced neglect, and frequently are in need of immediate medical care.
Adoption Fees are non-refundable. Payment is required prior to, or at the time of, an adopter taking custody of a dog; or, when a foster determines they are adopting their current foster dog.
Please note: WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH. Your Adoption Fee, including sales tax, must be paid via check, money order, or via Pay Pal.
Adoption Fees are set in advance, and are non-negotiable.
Please note that an Adoption Fee is not a “sale”, but a fee used to cover costs associated with initial health assessments and any routine medical treatment provided to the dog, as well as in addition to housing, transport, feeding, and other costs associated with keeping the dog safe, healthy, and happy while in our care.
Adoption fees go toward offsetting the cost of medical and adoption expenses. In the unusual event that any adoption fee is not utilized on the dog you are adopting, Minnesota Boxer Rescue reserves the right to apply any remaining funds to the needs of other dogs coming in to rescue.
 Exceptions will be reviewed by MNBR such as prepayments.
 Adoption fees are subject to tax for Minnesota residents; adopters residing in any state, other than Minnesota, are not subject to paying tax.
For dogs coming in as a rescue with Minnesota Boxer Rescue, we assess the health of the dog, and provide routine medical treatment. Minnesota Boxer Rescue provides the following routine health care as needed.
Many dogs require routine medical treatment ranging from $100-$800 each. Some dogs require more serious care for heartworm treatment, dental disease, tumor removal, limb amputation, and knee and hip repair. These types of medical treatment can incur expenses from $1,000 to $5,000 with rare situations running up to $10,000.
Your Boxer’s foster home or one of our team members will review with you the following information, as well as provide you with copies of the following information/documents:
The full adoption fee must be paid, including all applicable MN Sales Tax , prior to taking custody of any dog.