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

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. 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.

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? *
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.
Signature
I agree that by typing my name and initials, I am signing a legal document.
Primary Applicant Signature *
Primary Applicant Signature

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
Att: Treasurer 
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.