My name is COLE!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - COLE
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I'm being cared for by:
Houston Boxer Rescue

Facts about COLE

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10533737
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


COLE here and I'm a 3+ year old Boxer boy.  The vet said that I was very sweet and my Foster Dad says that I am very sweet as well.  He has me crate trained and potty trained and I'm learning more commands.  

As a Boxer, I'm an intelligent, high-energy, playful dog that likes to stay busy. I love to be in the company of my people and my other dog friends.  As a Boxer, I have a high need for companionship and exercise. Boxers are ideal for people who want a canine companion with them most of the time or for larger busy families with homes that are often occupied by someone. They can do well on a country estate or in a city apartment as long as they have the opportunity to romp and expel energy. If you live in an urban area, regular walks are necessary.


Remember, that we Boxers are intolerant of hot weather, and care must be taken to prevent us from getting overheated in this Texas Summer.


Like children, Boxers need to be constantly entertained. If not engaged in physical activity, they should have plenty of mental stimulation as well. Plenty of chew toys will keep them busy throughout the day.


Like the Peter Pan of children's stories, the Boxers are eternal kids and take direction about as well as any adolescent child. Training should be consistent, and leadership should be shown with confidence. Boxers will take advantage of anyone who gives them even the slightest bit of leeway. Positive reinforcement and treats are the best method for training this breed. 

If you are looking for an emotionally secure, mutually satisfying, low maintenance relationship then I am the girl for you.  I've got the whole package - smart, furry, four legs, love to learn and live to please.  Go ahead, teach me anything.  Boxers are very smart and love to learn. 

Stay tuned for more information about me or if it is LOVE at first sight, please complete an application for ME!  I will love you more than you can imagine.

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About Houston Boxer Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Houston Boxer Rescue (HBR) was born out of a deep love for the Boxer breed and a desire to help end the suffering of boxers due to neglect, abuse, or abandonment. We dedicate ourselves to insuring that the dogs in our program get the second chance they deserve and never find themselves lost, alone, or abused again.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit all volunteer, total foster care (no kennel facility) organization. HBR is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, health, and re-homing of abused, abandoned, neglected, or owner surrendered boxers inside the Houston Metroplex and beyond.

No officer or volunteer within Houston Boxer Rescue is compensated for their services. Rescue is a commitment of the heart, a labor of love. We are serious about changing the lives of boxers that come through our program.

Our goal for the dogs we rescue is a loving and secure forever future in a home that has been vetted by an experienced volunteer. We strive to match the needs and character of a particular animal to the home environment of an approved adopter.

Houston Boxer Rescue depends totally upon donations from like-minded, compassionate people. If you are an individual, a business, or a corporation that believes in our mission, please consider a tax deductible contribution today. Remember to inquire as to whether your work place supports matching donations.

Experience the joy that results from saving the life of a boxer!

Thank You,
Board of Directors: Houston Boxer Rescue

Our Adoption Process...

How the Adoption Process Works

An adoption application must be completed by every prospective family. Why, you ask? Because we consider you pivotal to the successful forever future of a VIB (Very Important Boxer)! You may fill out an online application or if you e-mail us, we will supply a Word document to fill out.

Please be patient with our nosy questions. We understand the application is lengthy however, each question has a reason behind it. A complete application helps us discern the perfect match for your family! It also demonstrates a level of commitment on your part. Our boxers are not "just dogs" and our adoptive families are not "just people"!

An incomplete application form must be sent back to you. This causes delay and disappointment, two words we would rather not have associated with your HBR experience. Let's work together!

Continue to check the e-mail address from which your application was submitted. When your application is processed, we will attempt to make contact both by e-mail and phone. Keep in mind we are an all volunteer group. Although we have families and jobs that take precedence in our lives, we work hard to save the breed we love! We are committed to doing our best to facilitate the adoption process and make it as pleasant as possible!

When the application is received a volunteer will contact you to schedule a Home Visit. There is a $25.00 Home Visit donation which is nonrefundable and considered a charitable donation for tax purposes. (Note: If you complete an adoption, the $25.00 will be deducted from the appropriate Adoption Donation listed below) This policy is in effect for reasons we will be glad to discuss with you when we meet.

The Home Visit Volunteer will be your point of contact within HBR until such time you are assigned another volunteer (due to scheduling or geographical reasons), or your adoption is completed. Pending approval, an appointment will be set for you, (a Very Important Person), to meet our Very Important Boxers!

Once you have had the Home Visit please do not confuse us by submitting questions via . This too will delay the adoption process. Your Home Visit Volunteer will be more than happy to assist you!

Minimum Adoption Donations:
Pure Bred Boxer Puppy (up to 9 months old) $300.00
Pure Bred Boxer Adult (10 months through 5 years old) $250.00
Pure Bred Boxer Senior (6 years old and over) $200.00
Mixed Breed Boxer Puppy (up to 9 months old) $250.00
Mixed Breed Boxer Adult (10 months through 5 years old) $150.00
Mixed Breed Non-Boxer Puppy (up to 6 months old) $200.00
Pure Breed Non-Boxer Adult (10 months through 5 years old) $200.00

The Adoption Donation is nonrefundable and considered a charitable donation for tax purposes.

Each HBR dog will be fully vetted, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and if necessary treated for heartworms prior to adoption. We are committed to disclosing any and all information we obtain concerning every dog in our program, to the prospective adopter. You will receive veterinary records, rabies certificate, identification tag, and your very own wonderful new family member!

For Choosing Houston Boxer Rescue,
We Thank You!