Taking on a rescue dog is a huge commitment and a decision that should not be taken lightly.
We recommend fully researching the breed and consider your lifestyle and family commitments before considering adopting a boxer. The first step when thinking of rehoming a boxer from Adopt A Boxer Scotland is to read over our things to consider before getting a boxer, terms and conditions of adoption and the bullet points below.
Before applying to adopt, please carefully consider the following:
- Dogs can live up to 15 years of age, can you care for them the entire time?
- Are you planning on extending your family, how would you cope with a new baby and a dog?
- Are you planning on changing jobs, how will the new working hours affect the dog?
- If in a rented house is your landlord happy for you to have a dog, is your lease long term?
- Do you have provisions in place for when you go on holiday or while you are at work?
- Is a boxer the right dog for you? Boxers can be wonderful companions but they aren’t suited to everyone. Have a read over our things to consider before getting a boxer page.
- Are you prepared for the potential issues and responsibilities of taking on a rescue dog? While some dogs have no behaviour issues, there are many who need extra help and understanding.
- Do you have other pets? Have you thought of how they will cope with a new dog entering their home?
- If you have young children – are they experienced around large dogs, do they understand how to interact responsibly with a dog?
If you are considering adding a boxer to your family, we advise that you conduct extensive research into the breed before making a decision. Not sure if a boxer is the right choice for you? We’d be happy to chat to you about the breed.
Feel free to contact us on 01324 430047 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information as we are more than happy to advise and answer any questions you may have.