Adoption Application Process

The Process to adopt a dog through Austin Boxer Rescue is as follows:

  1. Fill out an Online Adoption Application, please use the appropriate link below based on where you live:

     FOR AUSTIN & ALL OTHER 
    AREA APPLICANTS

     FOR SAN ANTONIO
    AREA APPLICANTS


  2. Your application will be reviewed and sent to a volunteer in your area. The volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit within one week. There is a $25.00 fee for a volunteer to come to your house for a home visit. This fee is non-refundable, but will be applied to the adoption fee when the adoption is finalized. 

    Adoption Fees are as follows:
    Boxer $250 (adult- 11 months to 5 yrs ),
    $350 (pure breed puppy- up to 10 months),
    $400 (bonded pairs),
    $200 (mixbreed puppy- up to 10 months),
    Boxer Mix $150  
    Non-boxers $75
    Senior Dogs (5 years to 8 yrs or older) are $150 to adopt
    Over 8 yrs seeking permanent fosters- no fee will be collected
    NOTE: Adoption Fees will be determined by the organization prior to adoption and are not negotiable

  3. After your home visit is complete and you are approved you can begin meeting dogs. The person who met with you during your home visit will assist you in this process.

Please note: The application process begins immediately once an application is submitted and approvals tend to occur quickly. Please do not submit an application unless you are ready to take home a dog. ABR does not have the space or capability to hold dogs, therefore, dogs are adopted out on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are not able to proceed with a home visit when contacted by an ABR volunteer then your application will be filed away. We will ask you to resubmit your application if you wish to adopt later date.

Email questions about the adoption process to apps@austinboxerrescue.com for Austin and All Other Areas or SanAntonioApps@austinboxerrescue.com for San Antonio Areas.

Every dog adopted will have the following:

  1. Current on vaccinations and dewormed
  2. Spayed or neutered
  3. Will be micro chipped
  4. Will be treated for heartworms and/or on heartworm prevention
  5. Any additional medical problems will be treated and paid for by the rescue. (Once a dog has been adopted any new medical problems that arise are the responsibility of the new owner)

NOTE: Vet records for adopted dogs will be mailed out in approximately 2 weeks from the date of confirmed adoption.  The mailed records will also include tags (rabies and microchip).  We do not release the records until we know that dog has been permanently placed. Please keep in mind that we are a volunteer organization and we work as promptly as we can.  If there is a truly a medical emergency than we can try to expedite the process but your vet should not refuse to see your new dog without records.  If you are refused than we suggest visting one of our recommended vets.

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We are a Non-profit Organization

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2013 Annual Report

Upcoming Events

To see all of our events.
Visit
Calendar Page or our Facebook Page
Information about Adoption Days - Austin, San Antonio, and Temple are posted on the calendar.

To learn more about specific activities in our other areas, read more on our San Antonio Alamo Chapter page and our Temple Area page

Volunteer Info

ARE YOU A FOSTER?
CLICK HERE to submit bio information about your dog


ARE YOU A VOLUNTEER, FOSTER or PREVIOUS ADOPTER?
CLICK HERE to access additonal information about our organization or helpful tips for your dog.


Looking to be a permanent foster for an older dog?


FOSTERS NEEDED
We need volunteers to help visit foster dogs until we can place them in their forever homes. Without fosters we can not accept dogs into our rescue. Please fill out our FOSTER APPLICATION if you are interested.


NAME A BOXER PROGRAM
Would you like to honor a friend or cherished pet? You can help ABR pay its medical bills by naming one of our future dogs!
CLICK HERE for Details


NEED YOUR HELP WITH HOMEVISITS
We need volunteers to help visit homes of potential adopters. Please fill out our Volunteer Form and indicate your interest.

Other ABR Sites

Petfinder.com
Adoptapet.com
Dogster

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