Application Info

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Please read ALL information before applying!

The link to the application form is on the bottom of this page.

Any questions about the information posted below, the application form or the application process can be submitted using the form at the bottom of the page or by emailing to

Adoption Range:

  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • Note:  Placements out of southeastern South Dakota (Vermillion/Sioux Falls region) allowed only with arrangement for rescue group or other approved entity to conduct home visit.

 Adoption Donations:

  • A donation ranging from $100 to $375 will be collected upon adoption of any boxer.
  • Adoption donation is not tax deductable.
  • Fees are based on individual dogs and not on expenses paid for that dog.
  • As with any donation, feel free to give more to help the boxers who are to come...unfortunately, there will always be more. 

 Application Process:

  • Application fully completed and submitted.
    • References checked.
    • If renting, landlord approval in writing for a dog of boxer size is REQUIRED.
    • Telephone interview is generally conducted.
    • Application and reference information goes before committee for approval.
    • Application, reference information and interview information goes before committee for approval.
  • Home visit scheduled and completed.
    • If home is outside southeastern South Dakota (Sioux Falls/Vermillion region), arrangements must be made for local entity to perform home visit.
  • Home visit information and all application, references, goes before committee for final approval.

Matching Boxer to Home:

  • With final approval on file, then matches to a boxer (or boxers) are made.
  • Feel free to voice your preference if you see a boy or girl on the site that particularly appeals to you.
  • Boxer (or boxers) matched to home are presented to the prospective family.
    • If you feel a particular boxer is not for you, please let us know.  Although we have great experience and success with this process, we certainly don't want to give you a dog you don't want.
    • The match for your home may take some time.  Be patient, your boxer is out there...somewhere...waiting!
  • With a go from the family, a meeting will be set up between boxer and family.
    • Again, even if a boxer looks good on paper to you, if upon meeting the boxer is not for you/your family, let us know!  When it is right, we all feel it...and it is a beautiful thing.


  • Transfer will generally take place in the Sioux Falls or Vermillion area -- unless your boxer is fostered elsewhere within our region.
    • Rarely is an exception made.  You can ask, but please do not rely on SDBR for transport.
    • All families must plan for travel to Sioux Falls/Vermillion region or the area of your boxer's foster home.
  • Adoption donation is payable upon taking your boxer home.
    • Adoption donation is non-refundable.
  • Adoption contract is required.
    • Contract specifies boxer will be returned to SDBR if adoptive home cannot keep the boxer for any reason.
    • Contract specifies boxer will be kept current on all vetting.
  • Note:  For dogs three years and under, obedience contract required.  If you do not wish to attend an organized obedience class with your new boxer, take a closer look at our pups over three years old -- still the same boxer puppy-ness but no obedience contract required!

Supplies to have when taking your boxer home:

  • Adopter must supply own leash.  If you would like to purchase a collar for your new dog, we can get the measurements for you. 
  • Adopter must supply dog crate.  SDBR suggests crating most dogs, at least for a short period of time, while they adjust to their furever home.
  • SDBR requires high quality kibble.  Please feel free to inquire for recommended foods.

Please let us know if you have any problems with or questions about the application using the email form to the right.  This email form is ONLY to be used for questions!! 

Use the link below to access our Online Application. 
When finished, you will be returned to our SDBR home page. 

If you don't get a confirmation email from an SDBR representative within two days of submission, please contact us using the email form to the right or send an email to

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South Dakota Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit, all volunteer effort where every boxer counts. The organization strives to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home all boxers in need. South Dakota Boxer Rescue makes every effort to educate the public about the boxer breed and responsible pet ownership.