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Do you allow adoptions outside of the PNW?

No, we will only place dogs within our area of operation, where it is possible to continue to follow-up and assist with the dogs we place.


Do you know of any Boxer rescue groups near me
Please use this link to locate a rescue in your area:


What is the process to adopt a NWBR dog?
We emphasize matching the right dog to the right family so that all will have many happy years together. Completing and submitting the adoption application is the first step and the fastest way to begin the adoption process. Additional steps may include:

  • Phone interview

  • Veterinary & personal references check

  • Home visit

  • Adoption fee

  • Adoption contract (can be previewed on our website)


Can I turn in an application without picking out a dog?

Yes! We keep open applications on file for 90 days. At any point during that time, feel free to contact us and let us know if you see anyone you would like to add to your application.

What is the time frame for the adoption process?
Please allow 2 weeks for the adoption team to review your application. Once completed, an adoption coordinator will be in touch regarding your approval status. 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.


Why is your adoption process so long?
While it often takes longer to make an appropriate match, sometimes the process moves very quickly. As we have no paid staff, every member of our team has many other obligations (work, family) so we try to be as efficient as possible. We ask for your cooperation. If at any point you are no longer able to adopt a dog, please let us know so we can make the best use of our volunteer hours. Remember each application takes a minimum of 4-5 hours to process fully. We take our responsibility seriously and hope that you appreciate our need to use our resources wisely so we can serve all the dogs and NWBR applicants.


I live in an apartment. Can I adopt?
Keep in mind that Boxers are considered to be a high energy breed and require a lot of exercise. We do not normally place dogs in apartments or homes without fenced yards.


Why do all the pets in my home have to be spayed or neutered?
In rescue, we see hundreds of dogs euthanized every year because of overpopulation. Therefore, we feel that we are obligated to help educate the public about this widespread crisis and encourage all potential adopters to be responsible pet owners.  Responsible pet ownership means keeping your pets in good health, current on vaccinations, and spaying and/or neutering all pets in the home.

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