Boxer Friends Spain

Because every boxer needs a friend

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Being Assessed for Re-Homing

This section includes information on the dogs in our care that are currently in the process of being assessed for their suitability and potential for rehoming.

The circumstances in which Boxers come into our care are very diverse, and range from them being picked up as a stray roaming the streets, us releasing them from Spanish pounds thus preventing them from being put to sleep, to local Spanish people asking us to help with a dog that is often to be found in a stressful, neglected or abusive situation.

Our priority is to have them examined by a vet to determine their medical condition and provide any urgent treatment required.

As a matter of course, all our dogs are neutered where this has not been previously carried out, fully vaccinated, tested for the main Mediterranean diseases such as leishmaniasis and heartworm, micro-chipped and issued with a Pet Passport.

We initially place the dogs in our care in one of our approved foster homes in Spain as this gives us a better insight in to their personality, behaviour and reactions in certain situations. They also receive assistance with toilet training, socialisation, lead work and basic commands where necessary to help prepare them for their forever homes. In our experience, rescue dogs enjoy a much smoother transition into their permanent homes if they have previously received care and rehabilitation in the home of a loving, committed foster family.

Acquiring a good understanding and knowledge of a dog's character in this way helps us tremendously in overcoming issues and putting together an accurate and fair description of the dog to ensure we encourage interest from suitable adopters and match them accordingly.