by Adopt a Pet, | January 11, 2024
Have you decided you can no longer keep your pet, and are considering bringing him to a shelter? What does it mean to surrender a boxer in terms of cost and the fate of your dog? Both answers depend on the policies of your local shelter, and the answers vary significantly. What is the same at every shelter, however, is that you will surrender all rights to the animal and give up your ability to offer input as to what happens to your dog.
Once surrendered, there is a chance your dog will find a new home, but it is important to consider the possibility that he won’t. While workers at most shelters try very hard to find homes for every dog in their care, it’s not always possible.
If your boxer becomes nervous living in a shelter, as many dogs do, this can further hinder his chances of finding a good home as that anxiety often manifests as aggression or fear.
Before you surrender your dog, it’s important to consider all of the possible outcomes.
The most attractive possibility is finding a way to keep the dog. Many of the common reasons people surrender their dogs could be solved with medical care or additional training. If you’ve exhausted all possibilities and cannot keep your dog, consider rehoming the boxer yourself rather than surrendering him to a shelter.
Some pet owners find the idea overwhelming, but it’s not that difficult—especially if you have some help from sources such as Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. You’ll find expert advice and enjoy the benefits of impressive tools including the ability to:
Create a Pet Profile
Be Seen by Potential Adopters
Answer Questions from Those Interested in Your Boxer
Upload Medical Records
And Much More!
Instead of surrendering your dog, consider giving him the best chance at a happy future by finding him the perfect family.