Meet Your Senior Boxer. He or She had a great home for many years.
Maybe you got her as a puppy, or maybe you rescued him as a young dog.
You wrote on your adoption application that there would never be a need to
give her up, and yet now he is here on this page.
You took the best care
of him that you could, but something has gone terribly wrong and now she
needs a new home. Maybe it's a good reason, like your health has made
it impossible to continue to care for your friend, or maybe you thought your
children would take care of her if you passed away. Or maybe you've
gone through a divorce, or lost your home, or some other lousy situation,
and you have asked boxer rescue to find your boxer a "forever home".
senior boxer is probably a great dog. Easy going, a bit goofy, and
playful... loves to snuggle, and really doesn't need a lot of attention...
Just a comfortable bed, some good nutritious food, a nice easy walk or two a
day, and maybe a little more attention to health issues than when she was
He probably grew up with children and maybe other animals, and
with the proper slow introduction, could fit into any home. Or so you
would like to believe.
It's also possible that Your Senior Boxer may not be the best fit for
even those few homes that are interested in them. It may be a physical
barrier like too many steps in the home, or maybe you did not properly
socialize Your Senior Boxer with children or other animals. But with only 5
of the last 100 adoption applications received in July, saying they might be
interested in adopting a senior, what are the chances Your Senior Boxer will
find a home.
What will become of her or him?
If you have read this far, I hope it is
because you were just curious, and not because Your Senior Boxer is in need
of his or her own page. Or maybe you just lost Your Senior Boxer, and
are ready to adopt again. This would be the time to become part of the
solution. Expand your criteria for rescuing a boxer to include a great
senior just like Your Senior Boxer.
Rescue means more than just getting
the perfect boxer. Most of you kind of know this, but when it comes
down to your wish list, you're hoping someone else is going to want to adopt
all those poor adorable seniors.
Some Great reasons to adopt a senior:
You say that your kids need a
young dog to grow up with, but what your kids really need is for their
parents to set a good example by saving a dog that really needs to be saved.
What better life lesson could there be?
Your Senior Boxer just passed.
What better way to remember them than to give a less lucky senior a forever
You have, or have had a senior boxer like the one described above,
and would want others to step up and help Your Senior Boxer out should they
ever need it.
You are a senior yourself. Do we need to say anything
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For the rest of the summer, AABR is
reducing the adoption fees for
seniors to $100...
And if you are a prior AABR adopter,
the adoption fee will be $50.
If you are interested in adopting a SENIOR BOXER, please
fill out an adoption application and then email
AABR Special Adoptions... I'm up for it!
and tell us where you're located, and which "Senior"
boxer you are interested in.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please first read our Adoption Procedure,
by clicking on the link at the top of this page,
then fill out an
Boxers and Applicants
are not matched on a first come, first served basis.
Not all applications are approved. On average, it takes
between a week and 3 months to adopt a Rescue Boxer to an
approved applicant, depending
on your personal circumstances and flexibility.
Not every home is
the right match for a boxer, and matching Boxers suitable for placement
with younger children, other dogs, cats, and special
needs, yours and theirs, increases the application review
time and adoption time.
And yes, we
realize that the Boxer you may have your heart set on, may be adopted
before you're approved. Should your first choices all ready
found their forever home, we want you to advise
us at your home visit of other dogs you are interested... Or let
us suggest a few that we feel will match your home.
That is what we are good at. And be happy for the
ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many
fantastic dogs waiting in their place.
Our non-profit organization is wholly comprised of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing our wonderful
Boxers placed in loving, permanent homes and given another chance for a happy life. Our process may seem slow, but if you are patient, we will try to provide you with a devoted, loving companion - a
We hope you feel that
the right Boxer is worth waiting for.
Adoptions Fee: Please see our adoption info by clicking on the
link at the top of this page.