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Our Featured Davis, CA Partner:

Norcal Boxer Rescue - CA

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.

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NorCal Boxer Rescue provides a temporary sanctuary for Boxers in need throughout California.

About Our Rescue Group:

NorCal Boxer Rescue provides a temporary sanctuary for Boxers in need throughout California. Boxers come to us from shelters and from owners who are no longer able to care for them. We provide these animals with veterinary care, spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, a microchip, a temporary foster home at a private residence, lots of love, and placement into a carefully screened home forever.

NCBR is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers who have an unmatched love for preserving this wonderful breed. If you have a heart for animals, we invite you get involved in whatever capacity you can.

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Our Adoption Process:

Complete our online adoption questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be discarded. You must answer all questions, use as much detail as you like. You also must include your physical home address, NOT a P.O. Box. We will not answers any questions about our available dogs until you completely fill out our online adoption questionnaire at

* Please note: If you have submitted an application we usually process them within 48 hours.

You will be contacted by a NCBR representative via e-mail or phone to discuss your application. This may take up to a couple weeks as we will first contact your vet and landlord references. You may also be required to answer more questions regarding your application. At this time our available dogs will be discussed to determine which dog may be a match for your family, a home inspection will also be scheduled.

* Please note: We do not operate on a first come first serve basis. Our dogs are placed into the most suitable home according to their temperament and needs. It is not abnormal for multiple families to be interested in the same dog.

After the initial contact mentioned above, and if you are approved for adoption, you will be put in contact with the family fostering the boxer you are interested in. At that time the foster home will ask more questions, and if they feel you are a suitable match a visit with the dog will be scheduled.

* Please note: You must be willing to travel to the home of the foster family to visit the dog. You also must schedule a time where your entire family (including any current dogs) can be present to meet and interact with the dog.

You are fully approved to adopt when the home inspection is approved and the foster family agrees. You will then make arrangements to come pick up your new Boxer!

STEP 5: (Adoption Day)
An exciting day for all of us!! Please be prepared to bring your new boxer home. You will need to have some supplies already purchased to make the transition as easy as possible for your family and the dog. Dog bowls, food, treats, crate (if necessary) and a leash are recommended.

It is at this time you sign the adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee. Please note that the adoption fee must be paid in cash. We no longer accept checks.

Adoption Fee $300.00 All adoption donations include all current vaccinations, heartworm test, health exam, fecal test, spay/neuter and microchipping.

Please remember that the adoption donation is not for purchase of a dog, but rather to cover the medical cost of all dogs in our care. Read more about adoption fees.

How long does this process usually take?

The application process can take some time. We don't rush the placements of our boxers. We need to ensure that the appropriate dog is placed into the most suitable environment.

What happens after the adoption?

Part of the NCBR adoption contract will dictate that you schedule communication with us, and this must be done at the end of the first month. There are several reasons for this. One, so we can ensure all is going well, the dog and family are adapting and that there are no problems that need to be addressed. Also, our foster families put a lot of time and love into their foster dogs, and communicating with the new homes helps foster families ensure that the dog is happy, healthy and being properly cared for.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.