An initial evaluation is conducted of all Boxers on arrival as to general
temperament and condition. All dogs are given time to settle in before being
more thoroughly evaluated. Dogs are not offered for adoption until we have
determined their suitability for placement and addressed any health and/or
Since all our Boxers are available to us at all times we are able to observe
their reactions to differing people, situations and other animals. This affords
us the opportunity to assess their basic temperaments and personalities
thereby increasing our chances of successfully determining the most
suitable homes for them. We believe that getting to know our Boxers well is
critical towards appropriate management and placement.
We firmly believe that behavior issues presented by Boxers with good basic temperaments
can be significantly improved by proper management, the absence of which is nearly
always the cause for the unwanted behavior. Sufficient exercise, a well established
routine, and promoting a sense of discipline through obedience training are the tools we
employ to modify typical undesirable behaviors. We rarely receive well-trained boxers.
When evaluating condition we look at weight, skin & coat,expression &
bearing, and obvious abnormalities or injuries, taking into consideration any
known history. A dog’s condition can reveal much about its circumstances
prior to rescue: lethargy, emaciation, hair loss, pressure sores and red or
flaky skin are all indications of neglect, living outdoors and/or improper
housing. Most are fairly easily remedied with food, baths, clean living
conditions indoors and reassurance. Poor conditions that do not improve
quickly are likely due to and/or accompanied by an underlying health issue.