We do not place dogs
in apartments or in homes without a fenced yard, your home
must have an adequately fenced in yard and in most cases we
look for a 6 foot high fence. An electronic or "invisible"
fence is not adequate and does not qualify in our requirements. Although
there is the occasional exception, most Boxers, due to their tremendous
activity level, are perfectly capable of jumping a fence any lower
than six feet; a 3 to 4 foot
fence does not meet our guidelines;
We do not adopt outside of the
state of Colorado;
We do not adopt our rescue dogs
to homes on the Western Slope, or remote areas of Colorado. We are
based in Denver and do not have the finances or the resources to cover
the entire state of Colorado;
You must be at least 21
years of age;
Any other pets that you may have
must be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations;
If you have children under the
age of ten, you may be required to make two trips to meet the dog.
It is important that we are able to observe extended interactions
between your child(ren) and the dog. We do not make placements
in homes with children under the age of five;
All other dogs in your home
must be indoor pets;
We will not place two female
dogs in the same home. With the dominance issues commonly seen in
females, we feel we can increase the odds for a successful adoption
by not placing females in the same home together;
All adults living in the home
must be willing to be active in the care of the dog and be aware of
the intent to adopt. HO-BO
Care Boxer Rescue will not place any dog as a 'gift' or 'surprise'.
If you do not meet our home
requirements, please check with local shelters as many of them do
not have the same requirements that a private rescue group does.
Many people think we have strict
requirements, but it's for a reason. We
are just a small handful of people who rescue these boxers -- we aren't
a large shelter, we aren't funded by anything other than donations or
our own checkbooks. We all have full time jobs, our own familes and
our own dogs to care for and are involved in rescue as our other unpaid
job which takes up most of our evenings and weekends.
Most of the dogs in rescue were
surrendered by owners for one reason or another -- and the number one
reason is fence jumping. It is our goal to make sure that we place the
rescue dogs into a new environment where they are there to stay. When
we place a dog in a home and there is a problem, we take the dog back
in our program and with the extremely limited number of foster homes
we have, it costs us a lot to kennel the dog(s) until we find them a
Unfortunately, we do miss out on
good homes who don't meet our requirements, but we have to go with the
law of averages and make the best decision that we can with the finances
and volunteer time that we have available to us.
I hope this better explains what
we do and why.
If after you complete an application,
you find that you are no longer interested in adopting from HO-BO Care
Boxer Rescue, please let us know either by email
or by phone (303-744-8329). We
depend on an all volunteer network to assist in adopting dogs out and
do not want to waste our volunteers' valuable time evaluating a home
who is no longer interested or able to adopt.