Volunteer & Foster

Volunteering with Boxer Luv Rescue

Boxer Luv Rescue volunteers to help Arizona dogs in need

All paws on deck!

Since 1998, volunteers have been the backbone of Boxer Luv. Boxer Luv is a family. We provide training and support to a community of amazing volunteers who are committed to making Arizona a better place for animals.

The goal of our Volunteer Program is to engage compassionate Boxer lovers — like you! We need volunteers like you to help us rehabilitate and re-home abandoned Boxers.

There are many ways to be involved, and we thank you in advance for your interest. And if you have a skill or interest you think Boxer Luv can’t live without, we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adoption Team

Your activities could include:

  • Help set up adoption events
  • Talk about all things Boxer with the public
  • Get a rescue the exposure he/she needs to get adopted

After you volunteer at adoption events and at our kennel — where you learn all about the rescues’ personalities — you can become an Adoption Counselor, where you’ll help match our Boxers to their forever families.

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Kennel Crew Volunteers

Come interact with our rescue dogs at the kennel! Activities can include:

  • Kennel cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Exercising our resident rescues
  • Dog handling during scheduled introductions
  • Transport rescues to scheduled medical appointments
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Special Events and Fundraising

Want to raise some “scratch” for Boxer Luv? Help us:

  • Secure raffle and auction gifts
  • Set up, tear down, or handle the Boxers at adoption and fundraising events
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Thrift Shop Retail

We have a huge need for volunteers to help out during business hours at our thrift shop. Join a great group and help us:

  • Sort, organize, clean, repair, and display merchandise
  • Assist customers
  • As a receptionist or as a cashier
  • Pick up donations

We also give you the option of flexible hours, so you can work one or more shifts per week or per month. Open Weds-Fri-11-4 and Sat 10-4

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Foster Opportunities

Boxer Luv Rescue is always in need of loving foster homes for our rescues.

Foster families take an unwanted or abandoned Boxer into their home and:

  • treat them like family
  • nurse them through required medical care (paid for by the rescue)
  • provide love, socialization, and training to help the dog overcome behavioral problems
  • attend adoption events so your foster gets exposure for adoption
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When it's time, foster families say goodbye to their foster dog, so it may go to its forever home — and you can make room in your family to potentially take in another Boxer in need.

Some of these temporary foster dogs may have issues that you can help them overcome. Other dogs may need a little coaching on good manners, while some may need help overcoming their fears.

Our foster families are a very important piece of the adoption process. Foster families are asked to keep the rescue updated about their foster’s habits and personality — you will know your foster Boxer best, and your updates will assist the rescue in determining the right forever home.

When you provide a foster home for a rescued Boxer, you will provide:

  1. A Boxer in need the help he/she needs to make the adjustment from living on the streets, or alone in a shelter, to re-adjusting to a family home environment.
  2. A sense of home and security that the dog has lost due to the circumstances that brought them into rescue.
  3. Someone to love them, even if it is for a short time. They have lost all that was home to them.
  4. The direction and training that he/she needs to become more adoptable and live happily inside a family's home.
  5. An understanding of the dog's needs to help him/her find the best forever home so this dog is never abandoned again.
  6. A crate or other means of safe confinement for those times that you must be away from your foster Boxer. Boxer Luv may be able to provide this for you.
  7. Dog food, toys, collar and leash.
  8. Your time at adoption events and fundraising events by telling people about the work of Boxer Luv or about your foster.

In return for the love you give, you will experience the love and gratitude that only a rescue dog can give.

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