Lone Star Boxer Rescue is the Houston Chapter of Austin Boxer Rescue, a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the health and well-being of the boxer breed. LSBR/ABR is run and managed 100% by volunteers since 1999. Our main objective is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home boxers that come to us from many sources including local animal shelters, owner surrenders, and strays. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to allow us to save more dogs in need throughout the state of Texas.
Making adoptions successful
Our goal is to provide every boxer we serve, with a second chance to live the life they deserve in an environment where they receive an abundance of love and responsible care. Rescue involves more than just nursing a dog back to health and placing it in a home that will love and care for it. These dogs more often than not, come into rescue sick, injured, traumatized and unwanted. Many lack necessary socialization and have behavior problems. Each issue must be dealt with to make an adoption successful. To complete the circle of success for these rescue boxers, LSBR/ABR volunteers also work with the prospective family members as they adjust.
Frequently asked questions about LSBR
Where do the boxers come from and why are they in rescue?
Boxers in rescue come from several sources. Most are surrendered by their owners while others are rescued from shelters and humane societies or found as strays.
Are there puppies available for adoption?
Most of the boxers that come into rescue are 1 year old or older. Some are even senior citizens. The advantages to adopting an adolescent or older boxer are many. Often, a slightly older dog is already housebroken and much calmer, so new owners can avoid the messiness of potty training and the upset of furniture or shoes used as chew toys by their new family members.
Adopting a senior boxer also can be very rewarding. Older boxers usually are well trained and very receptive to any and all affection offered to them.
How can I adopt a boxer in rescue?
Please register in the Forms/Applications page of our site. Don't worry, you will not get Spam from registering and we will not give out or sell your information to anyone. After registering, we will contact you regarding updates on our dogs, new dogs, events and much more! After you fill out the online form, a volunteer will then contact you to discuss personality traits you're looking for in a new family member, check references, schedule a home visit and answer any questions you may have.
How long does the adoption process take?
Usually the process goes quickly. However, our goal is to place the right boxer in the right "forever" home, which means we may not have the boxer that fits best with your family at the time you submit your application. Our volunteers, however, work diligently to ensure adoptions go smoothly for everyone involved.
What is the adoption fee?
The average cost to adopt a boxer is $300.00
Why do I have to pay an adoption fee?
Because LSBR/ABR is a nonprofit organization, we rely on adoption fees and donations to fund the organization and continue caring for rescues. All dogs received into rescue see a veterinarian for a complete examination, heartworm test and to receive his or her vaccinations. Many of the dogs also must be spayed or neutered, and the majority of them require heartworm treatment, which alone costs $400.
We do everything possible to ensure that you will adopt a healthy boxer. If there is an ongoing medical condition, we will inform you prior to the adoption and will be available for consults to assist you in caring for your boxer.
What if we can't keep our rescue boxer?
When you adopt a boxer from LSBR/ABR, you sign a contract that states you cannot sell or give a way your boxer. This is a legal agreement, and if for some reason you are unable to keep or care for your dog, it must be returned to Lone Star Boxer Rescue.
Can I breed the boxer I adopt from LSBR?
No. Our goal is to help unwanted boxers find permanent homes. Most boxers adopted from LSBR/ABR are spayed or neutered prior to being placed with an adoptive family. Occasionally, due to medical reasons, we will place an unaltered boxer. In those rare cases, you must sign a contract saying you will have the boxer spayed or neutered as soon as possible.
What can I do to help boxer rescue?
LSBR/ABR always needs volunteers to help with everything from fostering a boxer in rescue and transporting to fund-raising. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you can help.
Because LSBR is a nonprofit organizaiton, donations are needed so our volunteers can continue to help boxers in need. For more information on donating online, visit Donations.