About Us



All adoptions begin with the completion and submission of our application.  Please note, the placement of dogs entrusted into our care are our number one priority.  

Applicants are carefully screened for suitability and compatibility and must demonstrate that they are prepared, fully and unconditionally to care for and provide for the dog they wish to adopt.  

Upon receipt of your application a Placement Coordinator will contact you to review your application and further explain our adoption process, answer all your question and connect you with an Adoption Coordinator that will facilitate your adoption.

A home visit, the signing of an adoption agreement and the payment of an assigned adoption dontation will complete the adoption process.  

If you would like an application, please email or  text your email address tand the name of the dog which you are interested in adopting to:  

519 878 3974

Adopting A Friend

Are you interested in adopting a dog? Please read our adoption process below, and then click the link at the bottom of this page to complete an adoption application! 

CCACRis an all-volunteer organization. We do not have an "office", nor do we have paid staff. Most of our volunteers have full-time jobs Monday through Friday, and spend their evenings and weekends rescuing dogs from the animal shelters, grooming and caring for the dogs, meeting with prospective families and completing adoptions. Our dogs stay in foster homes until adoption, and are shown by appointment only to approved applicants. No dog will be shown to anyone without a completed application and references checked.

An adoption donation is required for the adoption of a dog. The typical adoption donation for a young purebred dog is $500.00. Adoption donations are reduced for older dogs, those with special needs, and mixes.  Your adoption fee does not reimburse us for any money we spent on your dog; rather, it is used to help pay for all of the expenses incurred with our rescue program.    We do not offer refunds

Unlike animal shelters, we do not receive Government funding or other forms of income. We rely strictly on adoption fees and donations to cover the costs associated with rescuing dogs from the shelters or puppy mills (we pay them an adoption fee), veterinary expenses, dog food, treats, toys, grooming, leashes, collars, crates and beds. 

The first step in adopting a dog is to complete an adoption application. Be specific in your answers to give us the best possible picture of your home and family. A volunteer will review your application and get back to you within 1-2 days. Due to the high volume of adoption applications, we use email to communicate initially during the screening process. Please remember to check your email for our response, and if you do not receive a reply to your application within 48 hours, feel free to send us an email. 

Sometimes we may have concerns regarding an application, and we reserve the right to deny an application if we feel there is a reason the home would not be appropriate for one of our dogs. If we will not be proceeding with your application, we will do our best to communicate this in a timely fashion.

As we follow-up on our adoptions for the life of the dog and take the dog back if the adoption is not successful, it is important to keep our dogs in our geographic area.  

Making the Right Decision!

We receive many applications online each day, and we usually have several applicants interested in a particular dog.  We closely review each application looking  at the families lifestyle, how much time they spend at home, yard size, current pets in the household, their previous pet history and thier knowledge of dogs.


We compare this to what we feel would be the best environment for the dog, considering his or her training and exercise requirements, any medical needs, how the dog relates to children and other animals, etc.  After considering each application, we choose the one we think is the best match for the dog.  If your application is not chosen for the dog you are initially interested in, we may suggest another dog we have in foster or suggest you visit our web site often ( many prospective adoptive families visit daily! ) and email us if there is a different dog you think would be a good fit for you and your family.  

A home check is required for approval of an application and will be done prior to (or at the time of) adoption. The volunteer visiting your home will check your fence and gates for security, and will make sure that there aren't any safety hazards or other concerns within the home. In addition, we want to makes sure that any current pets in the home are also well cared for. 

If the volunteer completing the home check is also the foster parent of the dog you are interested in, it is often possible to complete the adoption at the time of the home visit. Sometimes, however, a different volunteer will complete the home check and we will arrange a meeting time with the foster family on a different day. You will be required to sign and adoption agreement when you formally adopt your dog; however, the adoption donation must be e-transferred prior to receiving your new family member.  You will receive a copy of the adoption agreement, an official receipt and the dog’s vet records. 

All dogs will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption, and vaccinations (DHLPP) will be given if not already current. CCACR uses the Microchip for permanent identification of dogs. The microchip will be implanted prior to adoption. Some dogs have additional health needs, which will be addressed by our veterinarian as necessary.  We do not heart worm test Canadian dogs; but, we strongly advise you to follow up with your veterinarian and request a heart worm test.  

If you have any additional question or would like one of our volunteer to contact you.



Why do you charge an adoption donation?  


"Recently someone asked, "Why would you charge $500 for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $200- $400 in vet care, and many people will want to adopt it. An older one with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation; yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt it. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others. Most of our dogs have a sad story to tell, and some have suffered through years of neglect or abuse. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption fees. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible." 
Adoption donations are based on the age, size, health and temperament of the dog and can range from $300 - $500.00 
My adoption donation is for my dog, but what does my dog come with? 
  • Vaccines (da2ppv)
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Sterilization 
  • Dental if deemed necessary by our veterinarian
  • Pre adoption physical if the rescue dog has not been seen by a vet in the past six months
  • Microchip
  • Breed specific grooming as required 



Who We Are

We are a private rescue group comprised of volunteers committed to helping dogs in need regardless of breed or place of birth through provisions of interim care and arrangement of adoption.


We are devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abandoned, abused and unwanted dogs that presently reside, through no fault of their own, in kill shelters throughout Canada and United States.  Whenever possible, we also assist dogs that, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners.

Our Vision

Canine Connect a Care and My Boxer Rescue aspires to a society in which dogs are accorded the right to life, and are recognized as beings with innate emotions and feelings that have the unconditional right to protection under the Criminal Code, veterinary treatment and care, nutritious food, training, a life long home complete with respect and love.

CCACR and MBR work toward this end by:

•  Advocating for canine rights and privilege

•  Alleviating suffering by providing veterinary care and shelter in an established foster home program

•  Educate the public through community networking, seminars, and workshops regarding  health care and owners’ responsibility concerning spaying and neutering. 

Come Visit Us


Foster families are our lifeblood!  Since we do not have a shelter, the foster care is crucial to our rescue work and the well-being of our dogs.   Most of the dogs that come into our care are in desperate need so it is important to give them as much comfort and security as possible.  A foster family provides these precious dogs with a temporary home where he/she can feel like a valued family member.    Foster homes not only spare them from the stress of confinement in a cage in a shelter/boarding facility, but also provide a loving home environment and adequate socialization, making each dog a great contender for adoption.  Our dogs remain in foster homes until adoption – without foster families, we have no choice but to place our dogs in a boarding kennel.   

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