Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering through Northern Plains Boxer Rescue!
***The rescue is currently undergoing some changes in committee structures and processes, so we are not accepting new applications at this time. We will resume accepting applications once that is complete, which we anticipate to be by no later than October 26th. Any application submitted prior to 10/13 will still be accepted and processed in a timely manner.***
We have successfully placed over a thousand boxers in permanent, loving homes across a five state region and beyond.
Be sure to fill out the application completely. We do pre-approve applications, so feel free to fill one out even if your perfect companion isn’t on our site yet. Our list of boxers in our program is ever-changing, so your boxer might be waiting tomorrow, if not today.
If you'd like to see our current boxers before applying, click Available Boxers below.
See Who's Waiting
Application for Adoption or Foster Care
Please complete all fields completely and accurately. Please also notify your vet references and allow them to speak with us. Failure to do this so may result in the delay of processing your application.
While we work to get you the boxer you want, please realize the boxer you want may not be the right fit for your home. We match our boxers based on their needs. However, if the boxer you want is not the right fit, we will continue to work hard to find a perfect match. Please visit our website for the bios of each boxer and the adoption process.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email response from email@example.com advising receipt of the application. Please check your junk/spam folders.
The next step after submitting your application is to submit an Application Donation in order to continue the approval process. The email your receive advising the receipt of your application will give instructions.
Northern Plains Boxer Rescue (NPBR) is comprised of ALL volunteers who do have other responsibilities outside of this rescue. Our application process is very thorough because we strive to make sure boxer and family are a good match, and the boxer will be going to a good home. From start to finish, the average approval process for one applicant can take a minimum of 3 hours of volunteer time for each application! Starting with the vet reference and personal reference phone calls to talking with the applicant, to the home visit and this is not including the time spent matching the right boxer with the right home, the process does take time. This may not seem like a big deal to some people, but consider on an average month we receive over 50 applications.
We have found many applicants are not dedicated to adopting a boxer from NPBR, meaning they apply to several rescues, do not have their animals up to date on vetting and/or spayed/neutered, or have not consulted with other members of the household about adopting a boxer. Usually it is not until a volunteer has spent several hours on the application do we find out the applicant is not ready, adopted from somewhere else, purchased a different dog, or someone is not on board with a boxer, or the application has been misrepresented. Our goal with the non-refundable application donation is to help those who want to adopt have a quicker application period since volunteers are not spending valuable hours on non-adoptable applications. We are hopeful this donation will provide a better and faster experience for volunteers AND applicants.
Sponsor a Boxer in Need
Please consider sponsoring a boxer in need. Our generous sponsors have helped cure our boxers of heartworm, mange, parasites, and serious injuries. In addition, kind and compassionate people have helped with food and many other needs for the boxers in our care.
All donations are tax deductible because we are a non-profit organization.
Please consider helping today by using the Donate Via PayPal button on any page or sending a check or money order to:
Northern Plains Boxer Rescue
300 S. Crawford Rd
Vermillion SD 57069
If you have any questions about sponsoring any of our boxers, please call us toll-free at (888) 405-7560.