BlueGrass Boxer Rescue, Inc.
We are closing our doors effective 30 November 2016

It has been wonderful being part of the rescue community all these years.

Serving the entire state of Kentucky and surrounding areas
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We are in desperate need of foster homes. Please consider opening your home and heart to a deserving boxer needing a second chance today. All medical expenses are paid by the rescue. You, as a foster home, provide love, food, and care for the boxer. Foster homes must provide personl refrences, a vet refrence and undergo a homevisit.

Is Fostering Right For You?

What is fostering?

Foster parents house our boxers in their home until proper forever homes are found. Foster homes provide shelter, food, toys and lots of TLC.

Advantages to fostering

  • No long term commitments
  • All veterinary expenses are paid for by the Rescue
  • Satisfaction of helping a homeless Boxer find a forever home
  • Unconditional love from abused, neglected or unwanted Boxers
  • Can foster as often or as little as you wish

Contact your local director if interested in becoming a foster home:
Sandie Sexton (Anderson, IN) (270) 302-7920
Lisa Weiler ( Cincinnati/ N. KY) (937) 416-0281

Who We Are

BlueGrass Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that provides charitable and educational services in the form of: quality shelter and care to unwanted, neglected and/or abused Boxers. We operate soley out of foster homes and care for Boxers until proper, permanent homes can be found. We will assist potential and current Boxer owners by sharing information about breed characteristics, proper care, health issues, training and behavior issues. We serve the entire state of Kentucky and surrounding states. Out of area adoptions will be considered on a case by case basis and with the collaboration of rescues local to the applicants. We are not funded by any organizations, we receive no government funds, only donations from individuals, such as yourself. Donations can be made by credit card
BlueGrass Boxer Rescue or mailed directly to BlueGrass Boxer Rescue, PO Box 614, Burlington, KY 41005.

Boxers are very people oriented and do not do well in a shelter or kennel situation, they need to be with people and part of a family routine. Once pulled, they are brought up-to-date on all shots, spayed or neutered, checked out by the vet, treated for any known medical problems including heartworm and placed into foster homes. By being part of the family in their foster home, we can gather more information about the dog to aid in placement and transitioning, does it like to play in the trash, does it jump on the furniture, does it want to sleep in the bed, lay on the couch, want to dart out open doors, like to play with other dogs or just be by your side, etc. By considering a rescue, they are normally out of puppyhood, they are housetrained, crate trained, started on basic obedience, and have developed house manners.

Adopting a friend

**All Boxers are spayed or neutered prior to placement, up-to-date on their shots, on Hearworm preventative. We also treat for known illnesses or medical problems prior to placement.** Adopting a boxer is an easy procedure which starts with the On-Line Application or email us and we will forward to you. After filling out the application, a representative will get in touch with you either by phone or email. Then a time will be scheduled for a short home visit with the entire family (including all pets). The dog that you are interested in may accompany the representative on the home visit. We like for all family members to be present to interact with the boxer, we want everyone (including your pets) to feel comfortable including the rescued boxer. We try very hard to find just the right boxer to become a member of your family. Once everything is in order, and we have found your new family member we will schedule a time for the most important day for the rescued boxer, ADOPTION DAY. At this time, we will go over the adoption contract, get the required signatures, pay adoption fee, and bring new family member home. Please be prepared for the adoption day in advance, please have ready: bedding, feeding dishes, collar and leash, crate (if necessary), a good premium dog food (we feed Wellness, by feeding a good premium food you will feed less food, and have less waste to pick up, more economical in the long run).

We would like to give special thanks to The Pedigree Foundation - The Pedigree Adoption Drive for the grant we received at a time it was greatly needed. Thank You.

BlueGrass Boxer Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 614
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: (270) 302-7920 or >(937) 416-0281
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