My name is CRYSTAL!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - CRYSTAL
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Houston Boxer Rescue

Facts about CRYSTAL

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10748321
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

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My name is Crystal, but you can call me anything and I will come.  It takes me a little while to warm up to bigger animals, but once I do, I can really get into cuddling them and playing with them. I have separation anxiety, so I don't like being away from my Hoomans, I really like to cuddle. So basically what this means is I get really upset when you leave me, or put me in my kennel. At night I do really well in bed with you, so you really don't have to put me in a kennel, I promise I'm a good girl in your bed, just don't put me in the kennel at night and my anxiety won't be an issue. During the day if you have to go to work or leave for a few hours, I get really upset, my foster mom has me on melatonin, and it helps.  But don't let my anxiety issues deter you, I really am a super sweet, good girl. I'm getting better with my anxiety, my foster mom has dealt with it before so she is helping me to come around. I know sit, shake, I'm potty trained and kennel trained and just learned to use a doggie door, and I like it a lot. I am now playing with my foster fursiblings, and I really like the small one, I'm coming around to the big boy, my furbrother.  The little one licks me and jumps all over me, especially when I am rolling around on the floor. She's a puppy so she doesn't bother me much. My foster brother intimidates me a little, I think it is his size, but I've started to come around to his way of thinking, he is very gentle and I like that about him. I've started to become curious about toys, but they haven't gotten my complete interest yet. But like everything else,  I'm sure I will come around, especially if my little fursister keeps bringing them to me.  I need a home that is willing to work on my issues; my foster mom says I have come a long way in a few short weeks. I need a home that is calm and will give me the love I deserve, I don't have to be an only dog, I prefer little dogs (they don't intimidate me), but it will take me some time to warm up to my new furmates, I take directions well so if you tell me no or be nice I understand I'm not supposed to do something. I have learned how to use a doggie door to go outside, and sometimes I like to go out and sun myself.  I am no longer a velcro dog, whaterver that foster mom says I have learned it is okay to be alone on my bed.  But if you Cuddle me and I'm all yours.  I like little hoomans especially when they pet me and start loving on me. As you can see by my pictures I really do love other dogs, I just get scarred easily and it is my natural reaction to snap at other dogs in my space, especially on my first meeting. My fursiblings don't give me space and I am okay with it now, just remember it takes me a few days to warmup to them and then I will be happy to play and snuggle them too.  My foster mom tried to introduce me to a cat through glass, but the cat swipped at me and I growled, so I don't think I like cats. 

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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!