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My name is Mika!

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

Facts about Mika

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11683717
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

heartworm negative

Hi, My name is Mika - but if you're open to me joining your family, you can name me anything you want!

 

I’m a well trained, easy-going female Boxer. When a group of neighbors found me alone and hungry this past April, my life started looking up. Even though I was a little thin and had no identifying tags or chip, my spirits remained high and my disposition was friendly and easy going. 

You’ll quickly see that I like people and other dogs, young and old … large and small. I’m definitely an indoor girl; while inside, I mingle well with everybody. If you’ve been gone awhile, I’ll always be happy to see you when you return. Though happy and frisky when you arrive, I won’t jump up on you or others. 

 

If your house has a secure fenced in yard, I’ll play outside, weather permitting … and speaking of weather, I’m not bothered by thunder storms. When walking outside, I’m very leash obedient and will walk or run at any pace you choose. Since I’m a middle-aged gal, however, I would appreciate not running with athletes in serious competitive training. 

 

When I'm with other dogs, I’m very well-behaved. I really like walking regularly with other neighborhood dogs. If I meet new dogs while walking, I don’t get overly excited unless the pack makes an excited “groupthink” reaction. Even then, I’ll probably be the calmest one. To be truthful, however, I’m a little curious about cats - but I keep my distance. I suspect I’m going to like cats more than they’ll like me.

 

After fattening me up a bit and doing research, the people who found me decided Houston Boxer Rescue would be the best way for me to find a “Forever Home.” However, before introducing me, they wanted make sure I would be at my best.  First, Dr. Katie Eick of South by South Vets gave me all my vaccinations and maintenance meds, tested me for heart worms (negative), inserted a microchip, and removed a few unsightly tags. Since a very small growth tested positive for mast cells, I was referred to Texas A&M’s Oncology Department in order to be sure I didn’t have anything serious. A&M conducted all sorts of tests, including X-Rays, ultrasound imaging, blood work and more. The results were great; the growth in question was considered localized and not a danger to my health. 

 

Having been fully vetted by the best in pet healthcare, I’m ready to join your family with a clean bill of health. Nonetheless, I encourage you to ask Houston Boxer Rescue for all my records. I’m feeling safe and I know you’ll be pleased, too.  If you wish to check me out even more, please look at my video story and other images on this site. I also have a personal Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/mikathefemaleboxer/

 

Let’s get together! The nice people at Houston Boxer Rescue are ready to arrange a “meet and greet.”

 

Until then, bow wow and love …

Mika





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About Houston Boxer Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

OUR MISSION
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.
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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 info@houstonboxerrescue.org . 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!