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How is AABS run?

Formed in late 2012 Adopt A Boxer Scotland became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in March 2013, which means we are a registered charity (SC043843) and are similar to a Limited Company except we report directly to The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) instead of Companies House.
  • Governed by a Constitution
  • Two tiered structure – Board & Members
  • Board elected by the Members at AGM
  • Membership open to all giving volunteers, adopters & supporters a say in how we are run
  • Yearly Accounts and Constitution will be made public on website
  • Subcommittees consisting of volunteers & Board Members will oversee all aspects of our operations

To attend the AGM you must first become a member.  Read more about our AGM.

Becoming a Member

Membership is open to all; we would especially like you to consider becoming a Member if you are a volunteer or adopter. Becoming a Member gives you a real say in who runs Adopt A Boxer Scotland as well as how it is run.

Before applying to become a Member it is important that you read our Constitution to understand what is expected of you.

If you would like to become a Member please print off our membership application and returned the completed form to us.

Aims & Objectives

We aim to improve and maintain welfare standards for dogs, in Scotland, by assisting dogs with various welfare needs within our resources. With specific assistance being offered to the breed known as Boxer dogs (and Boxer-type dogs).

This assistance relating specifically to boxer dogs (and boxer-type dogs) includes:

  1. To relieve distress by providing suitable temporary and permanent housing for dogs who have been abused, mistreated or are victims of changes in their owner’s circumstances. Dogs and prospective homes will be carefully assessed and matched for compatibility.
  2. To relieve suffering and distress of Boxer dogs in our care by providing veterinary treatment (and any other relevant treatment) for dogs with illness, injury or behaviour-related distress.

Assistance relating to all dogs includes:

  1. To educate, support and advise dog owners in the principles and practice of good welfare standards, in accordance with the law and current scientific research.
  2. To report any suspected cases of cruelty or neglect to the appropriate authorities.