(Use a computer. Phones and tablets are NOT supported.)

Before submitting your application processing donation and completing an application, please understand that we will not be able to complete the home visit part of the approval process until self quarantine and community shutdown activities are behind us. We are being responsive to applicant and volunteer concerns about this part of the process, given COVID-19 concerns. That means that final approval would be 3-4 weeks out, from date of application, at the earliest. We are happy to start working on your application with a phone interview, and vet verification and reference checks during this time, so that the final piece can be done as quickly as possible once it is safe for everyone to have visitors and to visit others’ homes.

Available Dogs

(We only adopt within the state of Arizona)

Adoption Process

1. You're one step closer.

We know you're eager to adopt — but before you apply, please read all of the information below. Please note our Boxers are only placed within the state of ARIZONA. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF ARIZONA.

If you have adopted from us within the last 24 months and all of your information (address, phone, etc.) are still the same, please contact your previously assigned adoption counselor to activate your application already on file. If you adopted more than 24 months ago or you have moved, you will need to reapply.

Feel free to send any questions via email to

2. Application donation

We require a $25 donation before completing an Adoption Application. Your willingness to make this donation indicates that you are committed to adopting a Boxer from Boxer Luv Rescue. This non-refundable donation is in lieu of raising our adoption fees, to keep up with rising costs of medical care, for example, and is intended to make sure our volunteer adoption counselors spend their personal time with serious applicants.

3. Application process

Upon completion of your donation, you will be redirected to the Adoption Application page. Complete the adoption application online using a desktop computer (Your mobile device or tablet may not work — we have received reports of errors. So please don't waste 15 minutes of your own time!).

Complete approval process:

  • Applicant must be 21 or older.
  • Veterinarian and personal reference checks will be performed. The pets in your home must be spayed or neutered and up to date on rabies and distemper / parvo vaccines.
  • Landlord approval (if renting) is required.
  • Each of our rescued Boxers have different needs, depending on the situation they come from. This may result in additional requirements needing to be met, such as a specific type and height of fence, for example.

Our decision

Shortly after the home visit, you will be notified about our decision.

Schedule and complete a home visit

Home visits generally take 30-45 minutes to evaluate the interior and exterior of the applicant’s home and will be scheduled with you.

4. Matching a Boxer to a home

  • Placement of one of our rescued Boxers with families who have small dogs or cats may take longer depending on our ability to ensure the chosen Boxer is small dog or cat friendly.
  • We do not frequently have puppies available. If your heart is set on a puppy there is a waiting list that approved applicants can be placed on.
  • After final approval is on file, matches to a Boxer (or Boxers) are made and an appointment will be scheduled to meet any prospective BLR Boxers.

5. You add a new member to your family

Once we find your match, and it’s a good fit, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and for an adoption donation to help cover our veterinary costs. We strongly encourage each adoptive family to look into a training program with your entire family and new Boxer. Training will make this adoption both fun and successful! After you adopt, we will follow up with you, and we are always available to answer questions and provide help when possible.