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Boxer FAQs

Why Boxers?
Boxers are simply the breed that we, as volunteers, connect with. Every family has a different lifestyle that needs to fit with the personality of dogs in their care.  Boxers are high energy, loving, and very smart dogs.  They are generally good with children, although puppies can be VERY rambunctious and inadvertently difficult to deal with around small children. Boxers are NOT good swimmers, and they snore and they drool.  Please be sure that a Boxer is right for you before deciding to adopt one of our pups. 

What is the personality of a boxer?
Boxers are highly energetic dogs. They are playful and loyal. Although Boxers were originally bred as working dogs, they make the perfect family pet. One trait that all Boxers have in common is their playfulness. Whether they're puppies or in their senior years, Boxers possess a youthful exuberance that is unmatched by any other breed of dog. Boxers have the natural ability to make their masters smile and fill a household with fun and laughter.

Where do they come from?
The Boxers that are currently in our foster homes come from several sources, but most commonly we are contacted by local animal shelters.  With the overwhelming number of dogs and cats that end up at Florida shelters, they simply cannot save them all.  We work closely with many of the shelters in our service area to save dogs that are too sick to be placed up for adoption by them.  We also are contacted directly by owners who no longer can properly care for their dog and have decided to find them another home.  We occasionally are contacted by good Samaritans that have found or rescued a Boxer and we take over from there.

Why did someone disown the dog?
We have heard many reasons for someone needing to re-home their boxers. Examples are financial hardship, new baby, dog has behavioral issues, uneducated about boxers care needs, energy level or time commitment of a new dog.

Where are CBR’s boxers kept?
CBR does not have a facility, all dogs in CBR’s care are living with foster parents in their homes.

What is a foster parent?
A foster parent is one of the most selfless people in the world. They open up their homes and their hearts to a boxer in need and get them healthy enough to be adopted to their forever homes.

How can I become a volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact us at

What is the adoption fee?
Our adoption fee ranges from $300 - $175 depending on the age of the dog, puppies being the most expensive. 

Are the boxers healthy?
Before leaving our care, our dogs are healthy to the best of our vet’s knowledge. They receive a heartworm test and if positive are cured of them. They are spayed or neutered and have received a full set of immunizations. Our boxers are also provided monthly heartworm and flea preventative while in our care. Their vet records will be provided for you upon adoption.

How long does a boxer stay with its foster parent?
It depends on the boxer. Boxers that come in with heartworms have an extensive recovery period, usually lasting a month. Some dogs just stay a few days if there is enough interest in them.

Do boxers drool?
Most boxers are not chronic droolers. Some do drool when anticipating food, and they may get frothy when playing hard.

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