One of the most frustrating aspects of adopting from a qualified and licensed rescue group is the time it takes. We do review applications, call references and conduct home visits, and this attention to detail is one of the reasons why our placement success ratio is somewhere around 97% overall. We are located in WV and have foster and adoptive homes all over the state and immediate surrounding areas. We are all volunteers. Almost everyone in our organization works outside the home, and they each have their own families and their own animals. If your personal timetable for adopting a dog is less than 21 days, then we probably will not be able to accommodate that. If you are willing to consider adopting one of the senior or special needs Boxers, we do try to accommodate those inquiries first.
BDBR works the state of WV and the immediate surrounding areas. You can ask, but we do not ship, and the entire family must come meet the dog where it is located. We believe one of the keys to a successful placement is seeing that the Boxer wants to leave with its new family more than it wants to stay with its foster family. Of course this is tough on us (especially the fosters), but it's wonderful for the new family and its Boxer.
We do not have a facility, and you cannot make arrangements to meet the dogs in their foster homes until you have completed the adoption application and home visit process. Our foster families dedicate their time and money to nurturing and loving these dogs. We don't ask them to open their homes to window shoppers but focus only on people with whom we've spoken with personally and believe to be a good candidate family for that foster's Boxer. We strive to find the best fit, lifestyle and environment for each individual Boxer, based on the assessment of daily interactions by its foster family.
We only adopt these Boxers as inside dogs. Many of the rescue Boxers need obedience classes, and some will need a lot of care and continued nurturing. Boxers are not a wash and wear breed; they take a lot of time and commitment and can be expensive to own, due to a variety of health problems inherent in the breed. However, we think their loving nature and clownish personalities make the investment worth it and hope you will agree with us.
Please visit our 3Ps page (policies, procedures and philosophy) and our adopt and available pages.
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