So, you’re thinking about adopting a Boxer?

Here is what you need to know...

You’ve come to the right place! Our furry friends come to us in a variety of ways – the streets/strays, owner surrenders, with most of them coming from our local shelters.

Every animal brought in to the GLBR Family is given 100% from us to ensure they are healthy and happy. Like people, no two animals are the same. More often than not, when a new animal comes to us, it takes time to learn who they are, what they like (and who they like) and do not like.


We do our best to learn the animals personality, get them on the right path with good manners and basic obedience training, and nurture and love them so their little personalities can shine.


There is nothing quite like a happy, healthy, well behaved rescue pet!

Our adoption process includes:

  • Adoption Application

  • Mandatory Home check

  • Adoption contract upon adoption finalization

  • Non-Negotiable adoption donation fee


What the adoption fee covers:

  • Current Medical Expenses - All GLBR animals are up-to-date on vaccinations including Rabies, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and flea control. In certain cases, some of our rescues require an extensive amount of medical treatment to get them healthy. We will spare no expense when it comes to the health and well being of our animals. Extensive medical costs will never be passed on to the adopting family; but, your adoption fee does help us recover some of the costs.


  • Supplies – Food, leash and collar, treats, blankets, toys, bathing/grooming products

  • Misc Expenses - In some cases, animals may need to be boarded or go in to a training program. Again, these costs will never be passed on to the adopting family, but a portion of your adoption fee will help us recover some of the cost.


Important. Please note that we do not ever adopt pets out as a surprise or gift for a friend or family member. If there are multiple adults in the home, we must know that everyone is on board with the adoption.

Important: Completing adoption application and home check does not guarantee placement of one of our rescued pets into your home. We reserve the right to deny an adoption at any time. Adoptions also do not work on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

If there are other pets in the home, we require proper introduction of new pet in to the home with one of our rescue representatives.

You will also agree to follow up visits, and we reserve the right to regain ownership of the adopted pet in the event the contract has been violated.


** We only adopt within the Great Lakes region**

Complete Adoption Application Below

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We are not currently accepting applications as we do not have any dogs available at the moment. Please be sure to check back later!

Great Lakes Boxer Rescue

Phone: 866-309-2957

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GLBR is a proud 501(c)3 charitable organization. Established in 2014