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How Do I Give Up My Boxer?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 8, 2024

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"How do I give up my boxer," is a common question posed by pet owners who have decided they can no longer keep their pet. If you’ve explored every option for keeping your dog and find you still cannot keep him, then you will have a few different options for giving him up. These include; surrendering your boxer to a shelter, working with a private rescue, and rehoming your dog yourself. 

Shelters

This is the first stop for many pet owners who can no longer keep their pets, but it’s important to understand all the possible outcomes when you surrender your dog. While most shelters do their best to find homes for every dog, it’s not always possible.

Before you surrender your boxer, learn about the shelter’s success rate. Once you surrender the boxer, you’ll no longer have a say as to what happens to the dog, so always rehome_research first.  

Rescues

Private rescues are another option, and you might have luck with a breed-specific boxer rescue. It is common for reputable rescues to be full, so you may have to be placed on a waiting list if you find one who agrees to take your pet.

The upside is that once the rescue takes your boxer, they will do whatever it takes to find him a suitable home. Plus, many rescues operate with a foster care system, so the boxer won’t have to endure the trauma of spending time a shelter environment.

Rehoming the Boxer Yourself 

The final option is to rehome the boxer yourself. While this option takes a bit more time and more work, it also gives you the greatest control over where the dog ends up. You’ll be able to choose his family and have total peace of mind that he’ll be happy and loved.

Not sure where to start? Visit Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com, where you’ll find advice from experts, be able to create an eye-catching pet profile, accept applications from adopters, and more. 

Giving up your pet is never an easy decision, but rehoming him yourself gives him the best chance at a happy future and gives you peace of mind that you did your best for him. 

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