BRLA: HOW WE WORK
How we operate:
We are a non-profit organization with a solid volunteer core and caring kennel staff.
We are funded solely by private donations. Generous boxer owners
and lovers across the country donate what they can when they
can to assist our efforts. Besides the minimal adoption donations
we collect, we organize fundraising events, sell merchandise
and are continually working on ways to better the lives of the
boxers we care for. We operate a full time kennels which
can house up to 65 boxers at any one time. It is a constant
struggle to raise the needed funds but it is a labor of love.
The most important factor in how we are able to operate is the
dedication and commitment of our volunteers and their passion
for Boxers. We could not operate without those who donate their
time or money or both.
Adoption services: We care for and place hundreds of Boxers,
of all ages each year into loving homes. We have many returning
clients who through the years have adopted their boxers from
BRLA. Our boxers live at our facility allowing us to interact
daily with them to understand their nature and temperament.
Our adoption teams work very hard in matching the right boxer
with your needs and lifestyle. We do everything we can to select
a dog that will fit right into your life. We take the guess work out of finding the right dog...it's all about the right match.
Before a dog leaves Boxer Rescue LA, they are sterilized and
shots are brought up to date. We treat any injuries or medical
conditions that are apparent to us. We advise all new adopters to take their newly adopted Boxer to their vet for a full and complete check up. Medical services are one
of the most costly line items each year for BLRA. Many Boxers
that are abandoned suffer stress at the very least and often
more serious conditions as results of their prior lives. We
work with a network of veterinarians who are considerate to
our cause but medical cost still run in the hundreds of thousands every year. If a dog has a chance at quality of life, we strive
to give them that opportunity. There is nothing more rewarding
than seeing a boxer bloom with proper care and love.
evaluate all our dogs for temperament. There is the right dog
for every person and knowing the dogs in our care is the only
way to make that match. Our volunteers work with our Boxers to understand what the best home for them would be. Every dog is an individual and we do our best to make that perfect match. It takes following our take home guidelines to help dogs settle in. We strongly recommend contacting us immediately if a Boxer is
behaving in a manner you are not happy with. We are happy to
help you correct problems as soon as you are aware of them to
avoid future frustration. We are here to help especially after the
Boxer goes home with you.
The adoption process:
By now you
must have seen a few of the faces and profiles of Boxers available
for adoption. If not, check out the available dogs’ page,
filled with every age, color, and personality you could imagine.
The first step is to fill out an online adoption application.
This is what gives us an insight to your lifestyle and inevitably
which Boxers would be good candidates for you. After we receive
your application a BRLA volunteer will contact you. An appointment
will be made for you to come to our facility in the East San Fernando Valley to meet the Boxers.
We schedule adoption appointments on Saturday and Sunday between noon and 5pm. You will bring everyone involved (kids, other pets) to BRLA, where placement volunteers will work with you to make a love connection. When you find your perfect Boxer a contract is signed and a donation of $300 (more if you like) is made by cash or credit card. You get to take your new family member home that day! As stated before
BRLA operates strictly on donations. Adoption donations are
helpful but do not come close to covering the costs involved
with Boxer Rescue LA. You will be given any paperwork we have
on the dog, a Boxer Care booklet filled with information, referrals,
and contacts to help you and your new Boxer adjust to each other. We stand behind our dogs and provide follow up advice and help when needed.
We are often
asked why so many Boxers are given up by people. The fact that
we have over 60 dogs does not mean they are given up more than
any other breed, but that we are able to house that many Boxers.
The number of dogs we save is a tribute to the number of people
out there helping us save them. We have a lot of Boxers because
we do a very good job of saving all boxers in our region.
not in shelters because they are bad dogs, just dogs in bad
situations. Most dogs in rescue are there because of a lack
of commitment by their previous owners. Many people can't resist
a helpless cute puppy. Six months later, when no one took the
time to train the dog, or spend time with the dog, they are
not so cute anymore. People move, people get divorced, people
are not always committed to their pets.
a wonderful, fun loving, people oriented breed. They flourish
when included in the person or family’s home and life.
A Boxer secluded to a yard will not be the happy, well adjusted
companion most people are looking for. As part of your life,
they can fill your heart with love and laughter.
rescue dog there is a period of adjustment required to feel
safe and comfortable. Depending on the dog it could be from
2 minutes to 2 months. Every dog is an individual. We are always
available for advice and follow up. We are committed to helping
Boxers fit into their new homes. We only ask that you are sure
of your commitment before you adopt. A Boxer will love you unconditionally
until the day they die.