The Missouri Valley Boxer Club's Rescue and Adoption efforts are nonprofit.
Relying on donations of money, items and time by our friends and members is
how we manage to keep the adoption process going. We are always looking for
good homes for our adoptable boxer kids, but we are also in need of folks who
are willing to donate money or items towards the Rescue program. Are you curious
to see how much we typically spend on each of our rescues?
Please see our What does it cost? page.
We wish we did not have to provide this service at all, perhaps someday all
boxers will have a home and be properly cared for, until then, we are obligated
to help the boxers we can.
But we need help. If all the
boxers who come through our rescue service were completely healthy and homes
were immediately available, the cost would be minimal. Unfortunately this is
not always the case. Heartworm, Kennel Cough, Spay/Neuter, Worming, Skin Problems,
Broken Bones, etc... all add to the general expense of the adoption process.
We must bring the dogs up to health before we can begin the adoption process
and all dogs must go to their new homes fixed. A dog may be in our care for
months before it is ready for adoption or a suitable home is found.
The three main items we need are:
1. - Suitable adoption homes
- Able to meet our adoption criteria and the requirements of the dog. Check
our Adoptable Dogs page for the boys
and girls who are currently in need of a home.
2. - Money - Donations are
tax deductible and go to the care and feeding of the dogs in our Rescue program
while they are being fostered.
3. - Usable items - Blankets,
collars, leashes, food bowls, food, pet carriers, the list is almost endless
and we'd be grateful for any item that the boxer could use during their stay
Our adoption fees are minimal -
$200 - sometimes this fee barely covers the cost of food if
the dog was fostered for a long period of time or if there is medication or
treatment involved - not to mention the cost of the mandatory spay/neuter.
If you are able to help - in any
way, please contact our rescue coordinator.
She will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our Rescue and