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My name is Rockwell!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 3 months ago

Adoption process

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Home Check


Meet the Pet

My basic info

Boxer/Labrador Retriever
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi, my name is Rockwell! I am a 5 year old Lab/Boxer mix. Whew! Glad I got that introduction out of the way. I can be a bit shy when introducing myself, but I always make fast friends with nice people. Any chance you're a nice person looking for a new best friend? Bonus points if you're a shy, nice person. We could bond over our similarities! We could also bond over one of the best things known to dog-kind... belly rubs! Fun fact: belly rubs are great for the dog (of course!) but also boost the mood of the human giving them. What a miracle! I'm a smart boy, so I make a point of knowing these kinds of things. Speaking of being smart, I love keeping my brain busy by playing puzzles and learning new tricks. I'm also smart enough to have great house manners which, naturally, means I am potty trained. In addition to mental exercise, I love to stay fit by running and rolling (you might think of it as "ROCKing and rolling!) around the yard, going for walks (I love walks!) and playing with my personal favorite invention of all time, tennis balls! 


One of my favorite things (aside from those amazing belly rubs) is cuddling. Since summer is almost over in Colorado, wouldn't it be great to have a snuggle buddy during the upcoming cold weather months? I've been told I'm a fantastic cuddler- you could even call me a cuddle bug! More than anything, I'm an overall great companion and absolutely adore being with my people. When I'm not cuddling with my people or playing brain games, you can often find me relaxing in my crate. Car rides are a blast for me, so if you enjoy the open roads, we'd make a great pair! Please apply to meet me at! Love, Rockwell


If you are interested in adopting this dog or any other from our rescue, please go to to review our home requirements and fill out an application. Please do not email and ask for more information on how to adopt, all the information is already available online. The information you see here is all that is currently available about this dog. No boxers are adopted without a completed application and home check. Thank you!

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
Denver, CO 80209

Their adoption process


Submit Application


Home Check


Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please review our home requirements at

If you meet the home requirements, please fill out an application at Once your application is received it will be reviewed by a volunteer. We are a 100% volunteer organization, so please be patient while you wait for a response.

If your application is approved, you will undergo a phone interview, and a home inspection. You are then able to meet the dogs and do an introduction with all people and dogs in the home.

The adoption donation is $250, which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, and microchip.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Please fill out an application at You will be contacted by a volunteer to set up a phone interview and home inspection. Once these have occurred, we will set up introductions with our dogs, many of whom are in foster care.

For info on upcoming events, check our Facebook page at:

More about this rescue

What does HO-BO Care do and why is HO-BO Care needed?

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer group in Colorado. Our small group consists of people who care for the homeless, abused, and unwanted Boxers. Ho-Bo Care tries to find permanent and caring homes for these animals.

Our boxers come from shelters, homes where there is no room for them anymore or from the streets. Often these animals are starved, sick or neglected. They need food, medicine or medical treatment and sometimes basic training. Mostly, however, they need an owner who is willing to give the necessary attention to the animal. A Boxer is a dog who especially needs human companionship. He needs to be included in the family to be a happy dog. HO-BO CARE agents try to assure the rescue Boxer such a home.

To do our rescue work we spend a lot of time on the phone as well as on the road. The costs of newspaper ads, postage, medicine, medical treatment and telephone calls add up to quite a sum. Since all of us are employed full-time, we are in dire need for volunteers to help us out in many ways. As the costs are increasing, we have to ask for donations to be able to continue our work. All the money goes back to our rescue Boxers, either directly or indirectly.

The cost for adopting a dog from HO-BO Care is minimum donation of $250.00 (with a slightly higher cost for the occasional puppy in our care). Recently we have had people ask what this fee covers, so here's the break down of what the average rescue dog costs HO-BO Care prior to placement:

Adoption fee to get the dog out of the shelter
Spay/Neuter surgery
New collar and HO-BO Care ID tag
Microchip and registration

These costs range between $300.00 and $400.00 per dog.

(Not included: Food, kennel expense when we do not have a foster home available, medication for treatment of kennel cough and extraordinary surgery expense for things like broken bones, hip surgery, eye surgery, additional medication for illness, ACL repairs, bloodwork, food, long distance phone calls, stamps, advertising in Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News etc...)

HO-BO CARE also tries to help people with advice when they encounter a problem with their Boxer. We try to educate people who intend to breed to either forgo the breeding altogether or at least to get proper advice from reputable, experienced and knowledgeable breeders. We try to educate people about the Boxer and its needs. Our members inform interested people about the necessity of yearly inoculations for prevention of disease and a yearly physical by a competent veterinarian.

Many people do not believe that the Boxer needs our protection; this is mostly due to ignorance, Breeding by owners with no experience nor the necessary information has lead to an overpopulation of the Boxer.

Spaying and neutering is still not common practice of the average pet owner who have never visited a shelter and the seen the misery of these animals. More and more purebred animals end up in shelters, because the owners either don’t want them anymore or are unwilling to pay the shelter fee to retrieve their pet. Many owners believe that if the dog is placed in a shelter that it is sure to find a home. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. As much as the shelter may try to find homes it also has a limited space to keep all the unwanted animals. In order to place the newcomers, others are killed. In order to help out at least our breed we have founded HO-BO CARE. It is a small step to help some animals in need.