Boo 400x267Before submitting our application please read our How to Adopt page to make sure you fully understand our procedures and the application process.

Please give as much information as possible as this will help us to process your application quicker and also allow us to match you with the perfect boxer.


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Please agree to our terms and conditions

Please read fully the following Terms of Adoption before completing an application form.

  1. You agree to provide love, food, shelter and vet care, including routine vaccinations, for the lifetime of the dog. You must also provide adequate exercise.
  2. It is your responsibility to take out insurance for your dog once you have adopted. Boxer Welfare Scotland WILL NOT be held responsible for any vet fees incurred through lack of insurance.
  3. If your adopted boxer is not neutered / spayed, an appointment to have this procedure carried out MUST be made within two weeks after adoption. If you use one of our preferred vets, Boxer Welfare Scotland will be responsible for meeting the cost of this surgery. If you chose to use your own vet, Boxer Welfare Scotland will make a contribution towards the cost of this surgery on receipt of the invoice.
  4. You CANNOT, under any circumstances breed from an adopted dog. If your bitch becomes pregnant prior to being neutered then the dog and any pups must be returned to Boxer Welfare Scotland.
  5. If you can no longer care for the dog it MUST be returned immediately to Boxer Welfare Scotland’s care. You MUST NOT re-home the dog yourself or advertise it for sale.
  6. Boxer Welfare Scotland DOES NOT agree with the use of crates with their dogs. If you have a training or behavioural problem, please contact us to discuss your issues.
  7. Boxer Welfare Scotland CANNOT be held responsible for any damage caused by the dog after rehoming.
  8. You MUST NOT leave your adopted boxer alone with any young children.
  9. You MUST inform Boxer Welfare Scotland as soon as possible if your address, phone number or circumstances change.
  10. You MUST NOT allow your dog off the lead within the first SIX weeks of adoption. If you wish to discuss training issues, please contact Boxer Welfare Scotland.
  11. You MUST NOT use a choke chain, shock collar or any other pain-causing device on your dog.
  12. You MUST NOT use physical punishment on your dog. If you need advice on positive training, please contact us to discuss this.
  13. You MUST contact and register your boxer with a local vet as soon as possible following adoption. Please make sure you inform your vet that you have adopted the dog from Boxer Welfare Scotland and request that they allow us access to their vet records if required.
  14. The adoption fee is NON-REFUNDIBLE should you decide you no longer wish to keep the dog.
  15. If your dog is lost or stolen, you MUST inform Boxer Welfare Scotland immediately.
  16. You MUST allow a volunteer access to the dog, at a mutually agreed date and time, to carry out follow up checks. If you fail to do so then Boxer Welfare Scotland has the right to remove the dog from your care.
  17. If you do not follow the terms of this agreement, Boxer Welfare Scotland has the right to remove the dog from your care and cancel your adoption agreement.

Please do not complete an application form if you cannot follow or do not agree to any of our Terms of Adoption. You will be asked to sign a copy of the above agreement, should you be successful in adopting from us.

I have read and understood the terms and would like to apply to adopt!

Nancy 400x267At Boxer Welfare Scotland we have an adoption procedure in place for rehoming our rescue dogs. This process helps us to match you with a dog that will suit you and your family and make sure that the adoption is successful.

We ask that all potential adopters fill in our online application form, which asks for some information about you and your household. Once we have received the form, one of our adoption coordinators will give you a call to talk over your application.

If your home is a good match for one of our dogs, we will arrange a home check with a BWS volunteer. The home check will allow us to check that your home is a suitable environment for the dog.

After a successful home check, and once we have found a dog that we think matches you, we will arrange for you to visit the dog. All family members including any other dogs must to attend so that everyone can meet the dog and make sure they are the right fit for your family. At the meeting, the volunteer will take you on a walk so that you can get to know the dog so we advise you to leave your high heels at home!! This also gives you the opportunity to ask the volunteer a bit more about the dog as well as any other questions you may have. If all goes well you will be able to take the dog home with you that day.

We currently charge an adoption fee of £300 though for some dogs, partularly some of our oldies we may charge less. We ask that the donation fee is paid on the day in cash or by bank transfer and that the adoption agreements are signed before taking the dog home.

The adoption agreement specifies the terms and conditions of adopting a BWS dog and every adopter must agree and sign the documents. We offer a lifetime of backup and support to all adopters and if you have any questions or concerns at any time you are welcome to e-mail us or give us a call to have a chat.

If you are interested in adopting one of our boxers and would like to talk to one of our coordinators, please give us a call on 01224 515101.

Marley Jenna 400x267From the minute they are born to their senior years, boxers remain exuberant and have a zest for life like no other breed. They are playful and full of fun. They are the most entertaining of breeds and will never fail to make you smile.

So why adopt a Boxer?

It’s simple. Money will buy you a pretty good puppy but it won’t buy the wag of a Boxer Welfare Scotland’s dog’s tail.

Boxers end up in our care for numerous reasons but never through any fault of their own. More often than not it’s due to changes in a family’s circumstances, work commitments or sadly because their owners didn’t appreciate what a boxer required of them.

Unfortunately, we have rescued dogs from puppy farms, both the puppies themselves and the poor weak mothers who are constantly bred often within an inch of their lives. In some cases, our boxers have been so badly neglected or abused it becomes incomprehensible how anyone could treat a dog with such vile intent.

At Boxer Welfare our passion for this breed is what gives us the drive and the determination to find all the dogs in our care the very best home where they can live out their lives in the safe knowledge that they will be loved and cared for. Each of our adopted families’ lives has been enriched beyond measure because of the love of our dogs. As well as having a new family member you will have the feeling that you did something special by giving a boxer a second chance and the life they were always meant to have.

We guarantee that you will be adopted by the most irrepressible of clowns, the most intuitive of comforters, the most selfless of companions. These are unmistakably the characteristics of a boxer.

‘Living with a boxer is an odyssey, full of adventure and fun. Such a journey requires that the human involved take complete responsibility for the welfare of the one creature on earth who will never offer criticism, never complain, and always stand ready to serve and protect.’
‘A boxer will make you laugh; he will make you cry; he will try your patience; he will outwit you when he can. And he will love you with an intensity that will surprise and amaze you.’

‘To never have owned or been part of a boxer’s life means you have never had the sheer joy and love that only this breed can deliver.’

‘If it’s not a boxer it’s just a dog!!’

‘The bond between a boxer and his family is really no less than a remarkable, caring, and totally committed love affair.’

‘If the boxer didn’t exist, we would have to invent one.’

Support Us

There are many ways to support us and our work including raising money using some of the ideas on our Ways to Help page.

Alternatively you can quickly and easily make a donation though one of the following channels:

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Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch with us to find out more about what we do or if you would like some more information on rehoming a boxer then please get in touch with us using our contact form or the details below.


01224 515101

Buller's View, Greenleaves, Longhaven, Peterhead, AB42 0NT


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