Home Counties Boxer Welfare

Adoption Procedures

If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs on our 'Boxers Needing Homes' page please contact the person named within the information about the dog.  If you do not have a particular dog in mind then please  refer to our 'who to contact' page..

We will arrange a home check visit and will ask you to complete a home finding questionnaire which will help us match the right dog to you and your family..

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, remember, we do not know EVERYTHING and therefore cannot GUARANTEE ANYTHING.  We keep an interest in the dog, and it's welfare for life.  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.  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 £180 for dogs aged over one years of age and £250 for younger dogs.

If you need to rehome your boxer or would like to talk to someone about the possibility, , please contact anyone on the 'Who to contact ' page for more information and a Relinquishing Form which asks you for detailed information about your dog. .