Because these dogs have been through
so much trauma and stress already and don't need anymore, and because
HO-BO CARE representatives care tremendously about where these dogs
go, each prospective home must go through a through inspection. This
means not only a phone interview, but also a physical inspection of
the premises where the Boxer will live to be sure that each dog is going
to the right home.
All homes are required to have a fenced-in yard -- 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.
It is part of our regulations that we do not place dogs in apartments
or in homes without a fenced yard.
3 or 4 foot fence does not meet our guidelines for adoption.
- We do not adopt outside of the
state of Colorado, the Western Slope or in remote areas far from us
in Denver. 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 to families will children under the age of 5.
- All other dogs in your home
must be indoor pets.
- 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'.
HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue is under
NO obligation to adopt an animal to any individual.
What exactly does a home check involve?
On occasion, it may simply involve a drive-by to confirm what the prospective
adopter has already mentioned to the agent during the telephone interview
or on their application -- is there really a fence? How big is the backyard?
What does the neighborhood in general look like? How busy is the
street? Is the exterior of the home well maintained?
Many times, however, the agent will come to your home, often times bringing
a Boxer with them, to have a look around and chat with you on a more personal
When I do an in-home check:
I usually bring on of my own dogs with me, and that is normally,
Matilda. Matilda is a 70 pound knucklehead. She was returned to her
breeder at 7 months old for hyperactivity and being unmanageable. Though
she has spent most of her time with us in obedience training and has
excelled at it; she is still very active. If a prospective adopter can't
deal with her nosiness and antics, they will most likely not be able
to deal with a Boxer in general. Remember, Boxers remain "puppies"
all their life!
The questions we ask cover: Why
do they want a Boxer? Where will the dog sleep? Where will the dog be
when you are not home? Do you intend to do any training, agility or
Still interested? Give us a call
at 303-744-8329 or send us a completed application.