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.
NJBR is a not for profit, 501C3, all individuals who perform rescue services for NJBR, do so on a volunteer basis. There are no monies paid for salaries. 100% of the monies raised by fundraisers and by adoption fees go into a pool of money that is used to help All of the Rescue Dogs.
Our adoption fee is $350.00. So please consider, if you buy a puppy through the paper or a pet store and pay $500 - $1,000 which is just the start, our fee of $350 is a bargain and you are supporting the health and quality of life of many boxers. Also consider (in most cases) that if you choose to pay that $500 - $1,000 , you are supporting the individuals that create the need for a boxer rescue in the first place.
The adoption process is outlined in the steps below:
1. Read our Adoption Policies than complete an Adoption Application.
The adoption application may seem long, but please understand each question is designed to assist in placing our beloved rescues in their forever home and to determine if the applicant is the best match for a particular dog. Our only reward is to ensure each dog is placed in their forever home.
2. Email the Dog's Contact - in addition to filling out the application.
If you are interested in a particular dog on the website, be certain to email the contact person listed in the dog’s biography. This will help to start an immediate dialog and tell us we should review your application for the dog ASAP.
The following Steps are contingent upon the successful completion of the one prior:
3. Reference Checks - After the initial review of the adoption Contract, a NJBR volunteer will call the references on your application.
4. Telephone Interview - A telephone interview will be conducted, in order to review points on the application, answer any questions or discuss a particular dog. If the interview goes well a home visit is then scheduled.
5. Home Visit - A NJBR volunteer will conduct a home visit in order to meet the family members, and other pets and to ensure that the home environment is suited for a boxer. Whenever possible a boxer will be brought along for the visit.
6. Approved for Adoption - After the home visit is conducted, and of course if all goes well, you will be approved for adoption. At this point we will do our best to match a boxer with your home and in the ideal case coordinate the adoption of the dog you selected on your application. If we do not have the right dog for you and you do find a dog with another rescue group, we will be happy to share our approval information.
7. Adoption - At the time of adoption the following documents will be executed:
1) Adoption Contract* - stipulating (in addtion to other contractual requirements, that the dog must be taken to obedience training unless their is a special circumstance (age or health) that prevents the dog from participating in training,
2). Follow-up Schedule
3) Restraint Agreement (stating the dog cannot be let off-lead in a non-fenced area)
* In homes with children under the age of 12 the contract also states that the dog and children cannot be left alone un-supervised.
8. Follow-up and On-going Support. - A follow-up schedule is a part of our adoption package. We request that you keep in touch with us on a regular basis and we are always available to answer questions and provide support if needed. We especially love receiving pictures and updates on how your new family member is settling in.
Please understand that all the steps are administrated by volunteers many of whom work full time, so your patience is appreciated.
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.