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Our Featured San Jose, CA Partner:

Bay Area Boxer Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

P.O. Box 32686
San Jose, CA 95152
(408) 787-0700

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About Our Rescue Group:

About BABR

Our Mission

We are a not for profit group consisting entirely of volunteers, that is dedicated to helping boxers in need by providing them with the necessary veterinary care, food, shelter and love - until we can find them a human match for life.

What We Do

BABR has been helping Boxers find new homes in Northern California since 1984. It is due to the dedication of our purely volunteer staff and foster homes that we are able to continue the battle to educate our communities on the humane care of animals.

These volunteers come to us with not only knowledge of dogs and the Boxer breed itself, but most importantly a lot of unconditional love.

Every year hundreds of Boxers come through our doors. Some from shelters, others are surrendered to us directly by their owners. And BABR is there ... providing a warm bed, nutritious food, veterinary care and a gentle touch for these Boxers in transition.

Each year we spend approximately $3,000 on ads, $25,000 on veterinary bills, $3,000 on food and $2,000 on phone bills. And we are not counting the cost of gas, boarding, toys, kennel upgrades, other incidentals, or the hundreds of volunteer hours that were required to save these splendid animals.

We are also associated with a wonderful trainer named David - who provides us with great tips on teaching Boxers how to behave properly in our Training Boxers Section - and you can engage his services to work with your Boxer if they need to learn a few new tricks.

What We Provide

Animal Care Programs and Services: Including shots, nutritious food, shelter, transportation, id tags, lost dog information
Adoption and Counseling Services: Placing hundreds of dogs and puppies each year into responsible, loving, permanent homes
Quality Housing: Our dogs are family fostered in family settings
Veterinary Care/Licensed Veterinarian: Including the spay/neuter of the dog
Love and Attention: Perhaps the most important thing we give to our Boxers

Community Services

Education for adults and children on how to properly care for a dog
Animal behavior consultation
Referrals to dog and puppy training classes
Counseling on problematic dog training issues
Continuing care service for placement of dogs whose owners have died

How It All Happens

BABR is a not for profit group. Support for our programs and services comes from donations and volunteers from the community. Can you help?

Come Meet our Pets:

Available boxers are shown privately via appointment only.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Process

Bay Area Boxer Rescue Adoption Guidelines

BABR carefully screens each potential home to find the right family for each of our Boxers.

They all have different personalities, traits and needs, and we must carefully screen to make sure that the home they go to can meet their needs, will be a good personality match and has high potential as a permanent home for the Boxer.

If you've adopted from us before please click directly to the Adoption Form.

The following are our adoption guidelines:

We will conduct a telephone interview, which will include many questions about your family, your lifestyle and your home. We will also ask you questions to be sure you understand your responsibilities and will be able to deal with any special needs the dog may have.
If you rent, please bring a written approval from your landlord, including your landlord's name, address and phone number.
You will also be required to read and sign an adoption agreement with BABR. BABR reserves the right to conduct an inspection of the residence where said dog is to be kept.
If necessary, you may be required to attend obedience training by an approved trainer or training club. You will need to complete the obedience training/class within the specified date on the obedience contract. Proof of completion is to be mailed to BABR within a specified time period. BABR reserves the right to remove said dog from your possession for failure to comply with the obedience contract.
If a dog cannot be altered (this determined by a licensed veterinarian) prior to adoption, you will be required to sign a sterilization contract. A date determined by BABR or a licensed veterinarian to have said dog altered will be given. Proof of spay/neuter to be sent to BABR by a specified date. BABR reserves the right to remove said dog for failure to comply with the sterilization contract.

While these guidelines may seem a bit strict, we assure you we have found them to be neccessary in finding an exact match for each of our Boxers. We love each and every one, and not only want them to be happy, loved and well-cared for in their new home, but also wish the new family to be comfortable and pleased with their new family member.

Therefore, we feel that all of these guidelines must be followed to ensure that the homes we find for our Boxers will be permanent homes, where they will become an integral part of a loving household.

A donation is required in order to allow BABR to continue rescuing. The fee is typically $250.00

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.