Owner Surrender Form

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There are times we receive one or more surrender forms per day. Please read the entire page before filling out the form at the bottom and please be patient while waiting to be contacted.

B.A.R.C. has a list of Boxers waiting in shelters until foster home space opens up, therefore we regretfully cannot accept Boxer mixes at this time. Feel free to email us if you have a Boxer mix you no longer want to keep, and we will do our best to refer you to an all breed rescue organization

B.A.R.C. covers north Florida and south Georgia only.

Help Is On The Way

B.A.R.C. is a not-for-profit organization that assists displaced Boxer dogs in finding new homes. But that is not all we do. B.A.R.C. considers educating the public about the Boxer breed to be just as important. We have reading material available and many resources to help identify Boxers in danger of losing their homes. Our goal is to keep as many Boxers as we can out of rescue and shelters and in the loving arms of their families.

Most people who contact us erroneously think they would be doing their Boxer a huge favor by finding him a home that "has more time for him or can give him the home he deserves." In actuality, Boxers are better off remaining in the home they know and love, even if it means they will get less attention from you. Of course this applies to dogs that are being properly cared for and whose basic needs are consistently met.

Can you answer "YES" to any of the questions below?

Did you acquire him as a puppy from a breeder?

If so, have you contacted that person? If he or she is at all reputable, you would have signed a contract at the time you purchased your Boxer puppy, stipulating that the dog should be returned if you decide to no longer keep him. If you do not want to keep your Boxer dog, contact your breeder first.

Did you acquire your Boxer from a rescue organization?

If so, have you contacted that rescue organization? If so, you probably signed a contract at the time you adopted your Boxer that stipulated the dog must be returned to them if you decide to no longer keep him or her for any reason.

New baby in the family?

How lucky for you that Boxers are fantastic family dogs! Congratulations for being knowledgeable enough about this breed to initially select a dog notorious for their affinity for children. If you can take care of your new little human baby, you can take care of a dog. Some of our educational materials are listed below:

Introduce New Baby to a Resident Dog

Safety Tips for Kids & Dogs


There are plenty of apartments, townhouses, condos and hotels that accept medium and large breeds of dog. Many places will even allow you to spread payment of your pet deposit over multiple months as part of your rent. Here is a list of rentals that allow pets:

People With Pets

123 Apartment Search

Renting with Pets (HSUS)

If you are moving across the country and want advice or tips, feel free to email us at info@boxerarc.org as many of our members have experience moving with multiple pets.

Think you don't have enough time for your dog?

Experts in the animal field agree that a dog requires a mere 15 minutes of one-on-one time with his owner per day, to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted! That could be simply spent laying in bed at night watching t.v. together, playing ball in the backyard for 15 minutes while dinner is cooking, or going for a walk or jog! Surely you can spare 15 minutes per day. Pets reduce personal stress and can add years to your life - make the time for you AND your dog.

Are there behavioral issues?

Is your dog having trouble getting along with other animals in the household or are there other behavioral issues that have led to the decision to give up your dog? If so, let us help you. Send us an email - we can most likely recommend a trainer in your area. If you didn't socialize your Boxer as a puppy, it's never too late to enroll him in obedience school. It's fun and can count as your 15 minutes of bonding time!

You can reach us at info@boxerarc.org

Many people have already made up their minds to give up their Boxer when they contact us. If this applies to you, fill out the form below, and a volunteer will respond to you via email or by telephone as soon as possible. By filling out this form, B.A.R.C. makes no guarantee that we will admit your Boxer dog into our rescue program. The purpose of this form is to gather information in order to assess the dog's needs and what type of foster home he'd require. Hopefully you have not waited until the last minute to contact Boxer Rescue. If you are willing to be patient, the better we may be able to help you.

Please fill out this form in its entirety. If something does not apply, type or select "Not Applicable" instead of leaving the question blank. It is absolutely crucial that you are 100% truthful with the information you provide on this form. The safety of our foster parents and their families, their personal pets, and our rescue group is at stake.


    Information Form

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    My Boxer is spayed
    My Boxer is NOT spayed
    My Boxer is neutered
    My Boxer is NOT neutered

    I understand that by filling out this form, B.A.R.C. is not obligated to accept my Boxer into their rescue program. I understand that a B.A.R.C. representative will contact me to discuss the information on this form if my dog is a potential candidate for the program. I understand that B.A.R.C. may have suggestions for me or an alternative way to help. I understand that if my Boxer is considered a good candidate for an available B.A.R.C. foster home, I will relinquish all claim to my Boxer and allow B.A.R.C. to place him or her into their adoption program.

    By clicking on you agree to the above statement.

    This form has been adapted with permission from Florida Boxer Resuce. www.flbr.org