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Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering with Northern Plains Boxer Rescue!

We have successfully placed over 1,500 boxers in permanent, loving homes across the midwest and continue our efforts today.

Please fill out all areas of the application. Our list of boxers in our care is ever-changing, so if you’d like to be pre-approved while you wait for your match, please send in an application.

If you'd like to see our current boxers before applying, click Available Boxers.

See Who's Waiting

Application for Adoption or Foster Care

Please complete all fields completely and notify your vet references of your intention to adopt from NPBR. Failure to do this so may result in the delay or denial of your application.

We match our boxers based on their needs. Sometimes an adoptive families wants may not match what the boxer needs in their future home. However, our coordinators work hard to make the right match for everyone. Please visit Available Boxers to read the full bios of each boxer and the adoption process.

Contact Information
Primary Applicant Name *
Primary Applicant Name
Primary Applicant Home Address *
Primary Applicant Home Address
Primary Applicant Mailing Address
Primary Applicant Mailing Address
Please include if different from home address.
Primary Applicant Cell Phone
Primary Applicant Cell Phone
Primary Applicant Home Phone
Primary Applicant Home Phone
What's the best way to contact you?
What's the best time to contact you?
Check all that apply.
Please explain in detail.
All applicants must be 21 or older.
Co-Applicant Name
Co-Applicant Name
Co-Applicant Cell Phone
Co-Applicant Cell Phone
Your Boxer's New Environment
Please include name and age for each member. Enter "none" if not applicable.
Please explain in detail. Enter "none" if not applicable.
Personal Reference (Outside of Household) *
Personal Reference (Outside of Household)
Personal Reference Phone *
Personal Reference Phone
Do you own or rent your home? *
Landlord Name (If Renting)
Landlord Name (If Renting)
Landlord Phone (If Renting)
Landlord Phone (If Renting)
Housing Type *
Outdoor Space *
Please check all that apply to your property.
Other Pets
Please include name, age, sex, breed, and size. Enter "none" if not applicable.
Are your other dogs spayed or neutered? *
Please include name, age, species, and size. Enter "none" if not applicable.
Are all of your pets current at the vet? This includes current on rabies/distemper vaccinations, heartworm tested and on heartworm prevention. *
We will contact your vet to confirm your animals are up to date on vetting. Many vets require the owner to authorize release of information. Please call them and let them know it is ok to release information to Northern Plains Boxer Rescue.
Current Veterinarian Name
Current Veterinarian Name
Current Veterinarian Phone *
Current Veterinarian Phone
Please list the name, clinic, and phone number of all other vets used in the last 5 years. Enter "none" if not applicable.
Please list the species and age of any pets owned in the last 5 years who are no longer in your care, and why.
Please list any livestock, by type, your boxer would be exposed to.
Please explain in detail any times you've had a pet lost, stolen, or killed in an accident. Enter "none" if not applicable.
Please explain why you would like a boxer as opposed to a different breed. Include any prior experience with boxers.
Your Boxer Preferences
Boxer Appearance *
Please check all that apply to what you're looking for in a boxer.
Boxer Deal-Breakers *
Please check any that are completely UNACCEPTABLE to you in a boxer.
Boxer Behavior *
Please check any behaviors or issues you are unwilling or unable to deal with in a boxer.
List the name(s) of any specific boxer(s) who interest you. Enter "none" if not applicable.
If no boxers are available, would you still like your application processed? *
Your Boxer at Home
Your Boxer's Role *
Please check all that would apply to your boxer's role after adoption.
Please describe how you would manage your boxer's exercise needs.
Please describe how you would manage your boxer's need to go outdoors.
Please explain in detail your thoughts on keeping a boxer in a crate, carrier, or kennel.
Where would your boxer be kept if home alone? *
Please check any that apply.
Please be specific.
Please list any information that might help NPBR find the right boxer for you.
I agree that by typing my name and initials, I am signing a legal document.
Primary Applicant Signature *
Primary Applicant Signature

After you submit your application, you will receive an email response from 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
Attn: NPBR Treasurer 
P.O. Box 540855
Omaha NE, 68154

If you have any questions about sponsoring any of our boxers, please call us toll-free at (888) 405-7560.