a Rescue Boxer Right for You?
As an organization that helps find
quality homes for our rescue dogs, we feel it is important that you have done
some checking into many breeds of dogs and are making an educated choice in
selecting a boxer for your home. When you make an application with us there
are several conditions that we take into consideration when we review your
application. Please take a few moments to read through some of our guidelines
in finding appropriate homes for rescue boxers.
Fences: We require that
you have a fenced in yard. Boxers are big, energetic dogs that need plenty
of room to run, however a boxer should never be left to run loose. This not
only keeps your dog safe in its own yard, but it prevents other animals from
coming into your yard. For more information about our fencing policy read
A Safe Environment.
Housing: We require that
our rescue dogs be placed in homes where they will be housed indoors. Boxers
are family oriented dogs and they need to be near their family to feel secure
and loved. They are loyal pets, but mistrust can develop if the dog is left
outside or separated from the family for extended periods of time. Boxers
are also extremely temperature sensitive. They do not tolerate extreme cold
or summer heat and humidity. Boxers should never be left outdoors unsupervised.
They love to play yet do not always stop when they get too warm and they can
suffer from heat exhaustion in a matter of minutes. Due to their short coats,
it is obvious that Boxers are unable to handle the cold for extended periods
of time. Therefore, we require that our rescue dogs be housed indoors with
Crates: We strongly recommend
that all rescue dogs be kept in a crate when the owner(s) are not at home.
A crate is not a jail cell. It is often seen as a den, a safe and comfortable
place for the dog to relax and be safe. Boxers are very curious and when left
alone in a house they can chew on inappropriate objects such as furniture,
clothing, electrical cords, and they could eat plants or food that could be
considered toxic to dogs. Crating a dog ensures your dog's safety as well
as your possession's safety. For more information on crate training and its
benefits see Dog Owner's Guide online magazine article entitled
on Dog Crates.
Placements: We are a small
organization that takes its role in these animal's lives very seriously. We
stay in touch with all our boxers and their owners. We do home visits and
interviews prior to placing any dog in a home, as well as, follow-up visits
with our adopting families to ensure that all are doing well and the adoption
is working out. We work with a great network of rescuers known as Midwest
Boxer Rescue. We will only place dogs within the states of Nebraska, Iowa,
Kansas and Missouri, where it is possible to continue to follow-up and assist
with the dogs we place.
the online interview application on the Midwest
Boxer Rescue page and it will be forwarded to us for review
If you are
interested in making an application to our organization, you may print the
attached application and send it to us at:
Missouri Valley Boxer
PO Box 241011
Omaha, NE 68124-1011