Adopt a Boxer

Now that you have decided that a boxer is the breed for you, we will walk you through the adoption process.

All applicants must be at least 21 years old in order to be considered for adopting.

You can also volunteer to foster one of our rescues!

Steps to Adoption

  • Fill out an Application

    Fill out the application online. If you would like a volunteer to contact you prior to filling out the application, please contact us.

  • Find a Vet

    If you do not currently have a veterinarian, it is a good idea to talk to other pet owners and locate a vet in your area that is familiar with boxers (much as you would look for a pediatrician prior to having a child). Boxers are prone to lumps and bumps, both benign and malignant, and boxer cardiomyopathy. It is good to have a vet familiar with the breed.

  • LBR Finds a Match

    After your application is received, reviewed and accepted, LBR will try to find the rescue dog that is best suited to you, your situation and preferences. Since the dogs are in foster homes, we have the opportunity to evaluate them for different qualities, such as whether or not they are cat-friendly, how they react to strangers, children, men, women, etc. While we can in no way guarantee that your experiences with the dog will be the same as ours, we will let you know our evaluation of the dog while with us.

  • Meet your Prospective Family Member

    When we have a rescue that we feel is best suited for you, we will contact you to arrange for your family to meet your prospective new family member. If the rescue is the right match for you and your family, an Adoption Agreement is signed and arrangements will be made for you to take boxer home.

Please remember that Louisiana Boxer Rescue does not place dogs on a first come, first serve basis. Every effort is made in appropriately matching dogs and families so that all involved benefit. Our main concern is the welfare of our rescues. Please do not be discouraged if it seems to take awhile for us to find the right dog for you. Many of our Boxers come from sad situations, and we want to try to ensure that the rest of their lives are filled with happiness and contentment.


  • All dogs are vet checked, current on vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed or neutered and microchipped prior to placement.
  • Any Boxer with a history of bites or attacks on humans will NOT be considered as appropriate for our rescue.
  • All owner surrender dogs will be accepted only after evaluation by one of our volunteers and with a completed surrender form. We request that the dogs personal items (ie. crate, toys, bowls, etc) be turned in with the dog to ease their transition to a new home.
  • All vet records are to be supplied when the dog is turned into rescue.
  • Boxer rescue matches the appropriate boxer personality with a family, not just placing the Boxer in a home.
  • Adopter MUST agree to return the Boxer to Louisiana Boxer Rescue if the dog must be re-homed for any reason.
  • A $275 adoption fee is due at the time the adopter receives the Boxer. This fee covers annual shots, microchip, spay/neuter, heartworm and fecal test, as well as full heart worm treatment if the Boxer is positive for heartworms.
  • Application form must be completed prior to placement. Any violation of adoption agreement is breech of contract and will be treated as such.
  • Louisiana Boxer Rescue reserves the right to regain possession of any adopted dog whose adopters are not providing nutrition, vet care or shelter as stipulated in the adoption agreement.
  • Due to the large numbers of purebred boxers in need, Louisiana Boxer Rescue is unable to accept boxer mixes.
  • Louisiana Boxer Rescue does not assume responsibility for any actions of adopters and rescue dogs after placement.
  • Louisiana Boxer Rescue does not adopt outside of Lousiana except in special circumstances. In order for a Boxer to adopted outside of Louisiana, the home rescue must be informed and have approved the home, but currently have no dogs available for the specific adopter.