"Until one has loved
an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France
The goal of Mid Iowa Boxer Rescue is to find safe, loving, forever homes for each of the boxers that come in to our rescue. We strive to find adopters that will devote the time, love, energy and lifetime commitment needed for our boxers to live full, happy lives.
Mid‐Iowa Boxer Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2007. We work closely with many small shelters throughout Iowa to save Boxers. Many dogs come to us untrained and in need of medical care. The dogs are taught proper manners and nurtured back to good health in foster homes.
All pets available for adoption are up to date on shots and spayed or neutered. The only exception would be very young puppies and/or medically compromised adults.
We will always take an adopted dog back into our program if your situation changes, but we ask you to think carefully before adding a new member to your family and require that all adults in the home agree to the process.
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IS A BOXER RIGHT FOR YOU
Boxer Dog Personality Traits, Characteristics, and Disposition
Boxers are highly energetic dogs. They are playful and loyal. Although Boxers were originally bred as working dogs, they make the perfect family pet. Boxers are different from each other but one trait that all Boxers have in common is their playfulness. Boxers, whether they're puppies or ones in their senior years, possess a youthful exuberance that is unmatched by any other breed of dog. Boxers have the natural ability to make their masters smile and fill a household with fun and laughter.
Natural Born Entertainers
Ask Boxer owners about what they think would be the most fitting profession or job for Boxer dogs and they'd likely tell you that Boxers make the perfect clowns. Boxers are natural entertainers wiggling, wagging and doing their funny antics. If you've ever been around a Boxer, you'll find it very hard to keep yourself from grinning. Put a Boxer in a room with someone in a bad mood and it will waste no time showing off its tricks to make a person laugh. One of the more familiar tricks Boxers are known for is kidney beaning, a dance they do whenever they are excited. A kidney beaning Boxer dog would turn itself into a semi‐circle (shaped like a kidney bean) and start turning itself in circles. No owner could resist smiling whenever he comes home after a hard day's work and sees his Boxer doing this dance.
Another antic that Boxers do is the woo‐woo, a sound they make whenever they are excited or want something. Boxers don't usually do the woo‐woo but if you ever hear a Boxer make that sound, you'll find out how unique of a sound it is. It isn't a bark although it is similar. Boxers have a history of being wonderful companions, especially when you’re out walking. The Boxer's happy disposition is evident when it’s outdoors and able to run freely. Boxers are natural entertainers even when they are running. Don't be surprised to see a Boxer twist, jump and even do summersaults while it is out on a walk.
Boxers Aren't for Everyone
Many dog owners prefer Boxers because of their unique and fun‐loving personality. However, Boxers aren't for everyone. If you're looking for a dog that will lie quietly at the foot of your bed or sleep most of the day, a Boxer is not the dog for you. Boxers are very energetic and they need plenty of attention. If a Boxer doesn't get adequate exercise every day, it can turn to doing destructive things or find ways to entertain itself like chewing on shoes. Boxers need to be walked or jogged twice a day at the minimum. In addition, they need mental stimulation.
Info above, courtesy of Large Dog Breedz
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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