If you are interested in a specific dog, fill out an application online SouthPaw Boxer Rescue Application
to Adopt (airtable.com). The intake committee along with the foster parent will review the applications
and set up a meet and greet with applicants which may be a good match for their foster dog. If you
are just browsing, check out our adoptable dogs on our website Home – SPBR
(southpawboxerrescue.com) and be sure to follow us on Facebook.
The short answer is yes. However, some of our boxers have very high energy and their activity level
may be such that the foster family (who knows the boxer best) may determine the foster does need
a fenced yard in order to burn their energy off. Some of our boxers are laid back couch potatoes
while others are wide open and may get stressed not being able to run often during the day.
We are always in need of assistance, and there are many ways you can help!
Donations: We are a nonprofit organization and can always use monetary donations. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website for various ways to donate. You could also
help by buying something off our Amazon Wishlist Amazon.com. We are always in of supplies and
material donations. Every little bit helps!!!
Fostering: We can only save lives if we have foster homes! Please consider opening your home
and heart to a dog dying for a spot! SPBR covers the cost of supplies and vetting. You just need to
give them space, love and time. Application to Foster and Volunteer (airtable.com) .
Volunteering: If you can’t foster but want to help, we can certainly use your help! Just some of the
needs we have are:
Home visit volunteers
Transporter to help our freedom rides or move dogs from boarding to events, foster homes,
Adoption event planners and hosts
These helpful roles can be done when you have the time and you can commit to only those that fit
your schedule. Please consider taking some time out to help! Application to Foster and Volunteer
We receive most of our dogs from the shelters across North and South Carolina. We also bring in
dogs as owner surrenders because they can no longer be cared for in their current home.
ADOPTION FEE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A lot of factors are taken into consideration when an adoption fee is set, such as age, special needs
(physical, emotional, behavioral), medical or training rehabilitation costs incurred, or the dog may be
part of a special we are running on a particular type/color/age of dog. All SPBR adult dogs will come
to you with vetting up to date (boosters may still be needed), up to date on preventatives,
microchipped, and altered. SPBR expenses include pull fees, transport fees, sterilization, vaccines,
deworming, microchipping, preventatives, food and toys while in foster care. This does not include if
a dog needs surgery for an injury or treatment for an illness. The average vet expenses can range
from $300 and can exceed $1,000 depending on the medical issues and care a boxer might need.
Many Humane Societies are publicly funded, have paid employees and a building, do a great deal of
fundraising, and gain large grants and endowments. SPBR is an all-volunteer, home-based
organization who work with each dog in our care to see that they find a loving home. SPBR is trying
hard to raise funds so we can provide the best care for all our dogs in our care. We operate on
adoption fees and donations.
Life expectancy: Average is 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Fearless, Cheerful, Devoted, Intelligent, Energetic, Loyal, Bright, Confident, Friendly, Playful, Calm, Brave, Goofy
Weight: Female: 55–64 lbs), Male: 60–71 lbs
Colors: White, Brindle, Fawn
Notice the temperament listed above? It says ‘calm’ – well, if you have ever been around a boxer, you know this usually only applies when a boxer is sleeping or wants to cuddle with you (or ON you).
Boxers are smart dogs and learn very quickly but this takes patience and training. Unfortunately, boxers are also prone to various medical conditions that can shorten their life spans and cause for some expensive vet charges.
The following sums up owning a boxer:
They slobber; they fart; they burp; they can (and do) jump 6’ fences; they chase squirrels (and cats and birds); they love attention; they are stubborn; they don’t know personal space; they bend in half (aka kidney bean); they wiggle their butts (hence wiggle butt); they use their tails as weapons (if not docked); they give love unconditionall
If you’re not familiar with how a rescue operates, here’s what you should know. We pull boxers from shelters and take in owner surrenders. We have various expenses that often exceed the adoption fees. Routine expenses such as vaccines, spaying and neutering, microchips, Heartworm tests, monthly heartworm and flea prevention and other medications. Ideally, a SouthPaw doesn’t need anything when entering our rescue except a place to call home until they are adopted. However, oftentimes that isn’t the case. Many of the dogs we rescue need more medical attention than just vaccines – some are heartworm positive requiring expensive treatment; some have masses that need to be removed; some have internal medical issues that have to be addressed.
Our adoption fees can range anywhere from $200-$500+ depending on age and medical conditions.
Let’s answer the biggest question we receive — Do you make money? SouthPaw Boxer Rescue is NOT a for-profit organization. We do not pay any of our volunteers; founders; directors; etc. We do not ‘shop’ for boxers and we don’t pull just the healthy boxers. All of our volunteers, founders, directors, etc. own boxers and live in the areas we serve (NC and SC). All of our donations and expenses are carefully tracked and monitored by several board members. We are in rescue to save the SouthPaws.