"Adopt a Boxer, Adopt a Friend for Life"

Steps to Adopt 


  • Read the information below

  • Fill out an application

  • A volunteer will contact you to set up a home visit and discuss the dogs that may be a good fit for you. Please allow up to 4 weeks for a response. 

  • Meet the dogs!  All family members must meet the dogs prior to adoption.  If you have other dogs, we require and introduction before adoption.

  • Once a fit in found, Adopt! 

  • That is not all! We are always here for support.  Once a Ho-Bo, Always a Ho-Bo!

It is our goal at Ho-Bo Care to have successful adoptions. The following criteria greatly increases the chances that our dogs will find their forever home. If this is your first time owning a boxer, please refer to our boxer breed page.  

After we receive your application, a volunteer will call you for an interview and home visit.  Ho-Bo Care is run entirely by volunteers, so please be patient with us.  We do try to get to all applications within a week or two. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US AND PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE READY AND SERIOUS ABOUT ADOPTING!


Physical Home Visits are required for all adoptions.  Once your home visit is completed and approved, the volunteer will discuss which dog or dogs may be a good fit for your family.  While we understand that a picture may draw you in, please do not select a dog based on looks alone.  We do our best to get to know the dogs so that we are finding the best homes for them.  We will not place you on a waiting list for a specific color or look.  



  • In most cases we look for a home with a 6-foot high fenced in yard. If you do not have a 6 foot fence, we can try and find a good match.  However, most of our dogs come in as "strays" with unknown pasts so please be patient.   An electronic or "invisible “fence does not meet our adoption criteria.   All invisible fences use a form of a shock or vibration collar which is not allowed with us. Invisible fences also do not keep other animals or people that could be hazardous to your dog out of your yard. We teach and train our dogs with positive reinforcements and praise and we feel invisible fences are contradictory to this kind of training.

  • You must live in Colorado.  We do our best to service most areas in Colorado, but aren't able to get to the entire state. Certain areas of Wyoming may be considered.

  • All pets that live in the home must be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations.​   

  • If you have children under the age of ten, you may be required to make two trips to meet the dog.​

  • If you have children under 5, we will not place a dog under 1 year and we will only place a dog with you that has previously lived with young children.  You must also have previous Boxer or bully breed experience.

  • We do not place female dogs in homes where there are already female dogs.  

  • Puppy Policy:  Puppies need lots of time and attention therefore, we will not place puppies in homes where they will be left alone for long hours.  We will not allow any adopter to pick a puppy by the picture or choose based on looks or color. Adoption decisions will be made upon meeting the puppies. We will not adopt a puppy to a home without a 6 foot fence or in a home without a fenced-in yard. 

  • Everyone in the home must be aware of, and agree to, the intent to adopt.  

  • Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue will not place any dog as a 'gift' or 'surprise'.

  • If you rent, you must provide the name and number of your landlord.  Please be aware of any restrictions your landlord or HOA has about pets PRIOR to applying. 

  • If you ever decide you can't keep a dog adopted from us, the dog MUST be returned to us.  - Once a Ho-Bo, always a Ho-Bo.

Adoption Fees


Puppies 6 months and under: $400

Dogs 7 months to 7 years: $325

Dogs 8 years and up: $225

Bonded Pairs: $450

Why do we ask for these fees?  We pay at a minimum the following for each dog that comes into our care: 

  • Fees to get the dog out of the shelter and transported

  • Spay/Neuter surgery

  • Vaccinations

  • New collar and Ho-Bo Care ID tag

  • Microchip and registration

  • Heartworm Test

Adoption Application Form

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue is under NO obligation to adopt an animal to any individual.

Dogs are temperament tested by our volunteers/foster homes and their health and temperament monitored prior to placement but we can make no guarantees. Animals in foster care and adopted out by Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue are not warranted for health or behavior/temperament and not released until the dog's health permits. This includes spay or neuter surgery. Dog licenses are the responsibility of the adopting family.

We can make no guarantees on age or breed.  


Upon adoption, copies of all available records will be provided to the family. All animals are spayed or neutered prior to placement, and are current on vaccinations. An adoption contract is required when the animal is placed.  All dogs are microchipped prior to adoption and the microchip information will always stay registered to Ho-Bo Care.

By submitting this application for the adoption from Ho-Bo Care, you hereby give your Veterinarian(s) and other references permission to disclose information to Ho-Bo Care.  You also testify that you have read all of the above criteria and are prepared to adopt


If the application in incomplete (questions not answered). you will not get a call back.

Complete your Adoption Application HERE