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Great Lakes Boxer Rescue in Sanford, Michigan, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of abandoned, sick, and homeless Boxers. Their Boxers are pulled from overcrowded shelters, surrendered by their owners, or come to the rescue as strays from the local area.
Great Lakes Boxer Rescue adopts out to Michigan and Northern Ohio residents and are committed to finding the best match between their dogs and new families. Each Boxer's temperament and personality is taken into account while new adopters are screened.
As a private, non-profit organization, Great Lakes Boxer Rescue relies entirely on kind donations, grants, fundraising efforts, and adoption fees to keep operating.
Can you help support the wonderful work Great Lakes Boxer Rescue does? Consider adopting a Boxer from their rescue today! Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new pet from Great Lakes Boxer Rescue? Here's how it works:
Great Lakes Boxer Rescue offers post-adoption to ensure both you and your new best friend are as happy as can be.
Adoption fees at Great Lakes Boxer Rescue range from $200-$450. While that may seem like a lot, the truth is these fees don't even cover the costs incurred by the rescue when saving you new family members.
Whatever your fee is, it includes all medical treatment before adoption, spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies), heartworm testing, microchipping, flea control, parasite removal, and a collar and leash.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.