HCBW re-home boxers, and boxer crosses, of all shapes, sizes, ages and colours, and our aim for ALL of them is to give them a SECOND CHANCE by finding them loving homes.
If you are looking for a Boxer dog of a specific colour and age, with a specific list of requirements to be good with children, good on the lead, good with other dogs, good with cats, good with travelling, no separation anxiety, no training requirements, no medical history, etc., the longer you will wait for the perfect dog to come through rescue.
We rarely get the "perfect" Boxer coming into rescue, they normally require lead work, recall work, or have separation anxiety which needs to be carefully worked on. Sometimes they have come in because they are too boisterous around the smaller children in the house, or they are not getting on with another resident dog, or are dog reactive out on a walk. Taking on a rescue is not always easy, but it is very rewarding if you are willing to put in the effort.
We will always match the dogs needs to your family, which is why HCBW home-check all potential homes and spend time get to know them and understand your home environment so that we can ensure a successful adoption. We also give advice and provide on-going support to help you with any behavioural training and to understand your rescue dog. Most dogs, in the right home, can become your 'perfect' pet.
Before you apply to adopt a boxer from us, please THINK ABOUT HELPING A DOG. Remember, we rarely have dogs who will slot straight into a new family without you noticing. All rescues take time to settle – probably up to 3 months or more – and boxers are often bouncy, inquisitive and boisterous, or perhaps have separation anxiety They thrive on being with people - they want to be with you, whatever you are doing! But often they also need to learn that they don’t have to be constantly demanding your attention.
Please make sure that you are prepared to put in the work at the beginning to reap the rewards later – if you don’t have the time or patience, home set-up or lifestyle at the moment, please think seriously before contacting us. And when you do, please keep an open mind… we have years of experience of placing dogs in the right home, so don’t be offended if we say no, it just means you are not the right fit for that particular dog, at that time.
And please don’t overlook older dogs just because you don’t want a dog who won’t live much longer – think about how you could HELP THEM enjoy their final years.
If you are interested in adopting a Boxer dog from HCBW, go to the Dogs Needing Homes page and contact the committee member in the advert
You can help also in our rehoming ventures by "liking" our HCBW Dogs Needing Homes Page on Facebook and sharing the dogs details as widely as possible with your friends.
For all dogs adopted from HCBW we will give as much information as possible with regard to health, habits, likes, dislikes, degree of training and diet. We will tell you all we know about the dog, but we do not know EVERYTHING and therefore cannot GUARANTEE ANYTHING. We keep an interest in the dog, and its welfare for life and invite you to join our community page on Facebook where our HCBW adopters and fosterers share stories of HCBW re-homed dogs. Should you adopt and your circumstances change adversely then the dog MUST be returned to HCBW.
We will provide the vaccination certificates for the dog and arrange for the change of ownership to be registered with the micro-chip company. We will not pass pedigree papers or kennel club registration details.
All Boxers are homed purely as companions, are not to be kept in a kennel or used as a guard dog, and under no circumstances are they to be bred from. HCBW has a full neutering policy and where possible the dog will be neutered prior to adoption. Where that is not possible we will ask you to arrange the neutering as soon as medically possible after the adoption. In these circumstances we will make a contribution towards the neutering costs, currently up to £120 for a dog and up to £150 for a bitch. This will be discussed with you at the time of adoption.
The charity exists entirely on donations and various fundraising events. At the time of the adoption the new owners will be asked to make a realistic donation to help us carry on our work. Currently this is £100 for dogs aged over 8 years, £300 for dogs aged over 3 years of age, and £400 for younger dogs.
We strongly recommend all adopters seek insurance for their dog. Veterinary bills can arise unexpectedly in timing and amount.
We recognise the difficulty in obtaining insurance for an older dog and have an 'Oldies Scheme' policy to address this. It applies to dogs of 8+ years. We ask the adopter to pay £40 per month and in return HCBW will meet the veterinary bills in excess of the first £50 for any separate ailment. The scheme and its application will be explained in more detail where and when it applies but it should be noted that in any event it does not cover chemotherapy treatment or the costs of private burial or cremation.
Have you ever wondered what happens when a rescue re-homes a dog? Watch this lovely video here of one of our Adoptive families meeting up with a HCBW rescue dog for re-homing.