If you are finally ready to own a Boxer of your own or not sure if you should adopt or purchase a puppy, then this article is for you. You will learn more about the benefits of adopting a Boxer and the whole process in general.
Rescuing a Boxer from an animal shelter is a lot more rewarding than most people think. Despite the myth that all shelter dogs are unwanted and picked up from the streets, most dogs usually end up in the shelter because their owners were simply unable to keep them anymore.
The owners of these dogs loved them very much, but couldn’t keep them anymore either due to money problems, landlords that don’t allow pets, family members that were allergic to dogs or some other personal reason.
Finding a rescue shelter near you is actually easier than it is to find a reputable breeder. Most dog rescue shelters operate similar to any other “business” despite being nonprofit. That means that they are likely to be listed in a phonebook or local business directories.
Remember that when looking for a shelter, you don’t have to search shelters that deal exclusively with the Boxer breed. Shelters that adopt all pets and animals can have Boxer puppies available for adoption. So be sure to give them a call before you cross them off your list.
Dog rescue shelters will often have you fill out an application before you try to adopt a dog from them. They do this to weed out irresponsible owners from the responsible ones. This is to protect their dogs from going through the whole adoption process again if the new owners change their mind.
The applications will probably have questions about your home, your income, experience with dogs, family size, questions about your current pets and any other information they think will help them find you a puppy that is the right match for you, so please answer honestly.
Be prepared before you go out looking for a dog that you can adopt. Make a list of everything you’ll need to keep your dog healthy, happy and obedient. Don’t forget to figure out things like…
If you want a good starting point for all of this information then I highly suggest you check out the Boxer Dog Owners Guide. It has everything you need to know about this particular breed, from adopting/buying a puppy to training a well behaved, happy and healthy adult dog.