Our Featured Alexandria, VA Partner:
BoxAR - Virigina
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.
1 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:VA, PA, DC, MD, MA, CT
All of our dogs are in foster homes and we do adopt out of state.
About Our Rescue Group:Welcome to BoxAR Rescue . . . . .
Our Mission is the rescue of the purebred Boxer, Boston terrier dogs. We are a 501C3 not-for-profit organization created solely for the rescue and protection of the Boxer breed. Specifically, we take in abandoned, owner-surrender and shelter dogs who would otherwise be destroyed. We take them into our homes or carefully screened foster homes, provide the necessary health care, evaluate temperaments and then place them with loving, qualified families.
Our donation fee is dependent upon the age of the dogs and is applied towards general physical examination, spay/neuter surgery, all shots, worming, heartworm testing (and treatment, when necessary) as well as the daily care and upkeep of each dog before adoption. This fee is also applied toward the dogs who require additional medical care due to abuse and/or neglect.
Another goal we have is to educate against pet stores, puppy mills and the over-breeding of dogs. Many times the dog comes from just such a background. They may also come from a home that did not take the time to properly train and, in turn, caused the dog to develop bad habits. We seriously encourage our adopters to consider obedience training.
We hope that when you choose your next pet, you will consider rescue - and help change the world - one dog at a time!
Come Meet our Pets:Because our dogs are in foster homes it is not always possible to have a meet and greet, however, all boxers are UTD on shots, neutered/spayed, HW negative and temperment tested.
Please consider being a foster parent:
A LETTER FROM HEAVEN
To my FOSTER FAMILY, some things I'd like to say
But first of all to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this letter from the Bridge - where I now dwell with God above,
Up here there are no tears or sadness; only eternal love.
Please don't be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
The other day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me, and He said, "I welcome you . . .
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your foster family, they will be here later on".
When you think of my life on earth and the neglect in my last years,
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
God gave me a list of important things that He would like for me to do,
And foremost on His special list was to watch over and care for you.
When you lie down and try to sleep with the day's chores put to flight;
Remember that God is closest to you in the middle of the night.
I wish that I could tell you everything that God has planned,
but even if I could tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my earthly life is over,
I'm more happy, healthy and content then I ever was before.
If you can help another who is in sorrow or in pain,
then you can say to God at night: "My day was not in vain".
And when you're walking down the street, with me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps only a short trot behind.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb,
but a rescuer's heart is big and strong; just take it one day at a time.
For it is simply God's nature, and I'd like it for you too,
that as you give to the world, the world will give to you.
And when your time on earth is up, to leave your body and be free,
remember, you are not "going"; you are coming up here to me.
Our Adoption Process:Our rescue Boxers and Boston terriers will only be placed as "inside" dogs your existing pets must be altered
your Boxer must be kept on heartworm preventive and receive regular vet care
obedience training is required for some Boxers and suggested for all we may not do a "same-sex" placement because some dogs will not get along with another of the same sex we prefer not to adopt to homes with children under the age of 10 due to the risk of injury, not from aggression, but from the natural exuberance which many Boxers exhibit. Any exceptions will be made only after a thorough interview and full agreement from all board members
fill out the application (by completing the application you acknowledge that you have read our policies and you understand that we may turn down your application for any reason)
we will check vet and personal references
you will be interviewed by phone at which time an appointment will be made for a visit to your home
the home visit is accomplished (we ask that all family members be present for this visit)
we will set up a date for you to come and meet the Boxer(s) you are interested in (we ask that you bring your family members as well as your existing dogs
the adoption fee is paid, the contract is signed and you may take your new family member home
NOTES: Our adoption fees are based on the age of our dogs. The fee can range anywhere from $350 (young puppies) to $175 (older Boxers) for Boxers. Mixes are $150. We do not negotiate adoption fees. This is not a "sale" but a fee that enables us to continue to help more Boxers in the future. We are all unpaid volunteers and, as such, we only keep our heads above water by accepting the adoption fee. We also accept donations and we do hold fundraisers from time to time. You may also be interested in sponsoring one of our needy Boxers. If so, contact our director for details.