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Minnesota Boxer Rescue

PO Box 25773
Woodbury, MN 55125

Our Mission

MN Boxer Rescue Mission Statement

We are dedicated to rescuing Boxers left homeless for whatever reason – dogs in public shelters, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those rescued from abuse or neglect.

Any Boxer coming into our rescue receives the necessary and needed medical attention. We evaluate each Boxer’s personality and temperament in order to place the dog in a permanent home best suited for the new family and dog.

The main goal of Minnesota Boxer Rescue is to rescue and re-home boxer dogs in need and give them a second chance. We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed “forever” homes, following a comprehensive and thorough adoption process. We also provide information, education, and support to the family and Boxer going forward.

Adoption Policy

Our adoption process:

1. Completing an Adoption Application - Click here for why this is important!
We screen potential adopters very carefully in order to find the best possible match for both you and our foster dogs. All adoptions are expected to be lifetime commitments!

You must be at least 21 years of age to apply for adoption.

We require that you complete the entire application including the contact name/ phone number of veterinarian, and 2 non-related personal references with email addresses and phone numbers. If your application is not complete, it will not be processed.

MN Boxer Rescue does not usually place female Boxers in homes with other female Boxers or bully breeds. To have two female boxers live happily ever after takes the right personality and temperament between the two dogs. If you have questions about this policy, please email our Adoption Coordinator directly at

A fenced yard is required to adopt a deaf or blind dog.

2. Veterinarian and Personal Reference Check

All pets in your home MUST be up to date on all vaccinations, receive heartworm preventive, and MUST be spayed/neutered.

Once your references are checked, a volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit.

3. Home Visit

The purpose of the home visit is to inspect the surroundings in which our foster dogs will live, meet all household family members, address any major concerns, and get to know you better. (We are not at your home to pass judgment on your housekeeping skills.)

4. Adoption Fee

Our adoption fee is based on the age and health of our dogs. The fee can range from $200.00 - $500.00. We will not negotiate adoption fees. This is not a "sale" but a fee that enables us to continue to help more Boxers in the future. Our adoption fee is non-refundable and applicable MN sales tax will be added at the time of adoption

Your adoption fee covers:
• Physical veterinarian exam
•Heartworm Test and preventative meds (first round)
•Fecal Test and any necessary worming
•Microchip implant and registration
•Any other treatment deemed necessary by our vet

As you can see, our adoption fee covers numerous expenses. We will provide copies of all services rendered while the Boxer has been in rescue.

We will disclose all known behaviors, health or emotional issues prior to adoption.

5. Finalizing the adoption

Your Boxers foster home will go over and provide you with copies of:

•Complete signed adoption agreement
•obedience contract
•spay/neuter contract (if applicable)
•2 week shut down contract
•all vet and shelter records

•About your new dog form

After going over all adoption paperwork, your Boxers foster home will collect the full adoption fee, including all applicable MN Sales Tax. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH. You must pay adoption fee and tax with check ,money order or via PayPal.

*Note* Most of the young Boxers under a year old that come in to rescue go right to "foster to adopt" homes. If you are interested in a young Boxer, please apply and get pre-approved so you are on our mailing list for the youngsters.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Adoption Coordinator at

To start your application now, click on the link. application

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