Boxer Rescue Angels of Florida, Inc. (BRAF) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to changing the lives of Boxers who find themselves homeless, unwanted and often in need of medical care. We believe every dog should have a loving forever home, and our team of volunteers donate their time and effort to give this growing number of Boxers the opportunity for a new life. All of our rescued Boxers are cared for in private foster homes. While in foster care we help their hearts and bodies mend, regain confidence and get their Boxer wiggle back before placing them in permanent loving homes where they are a part of the family.
The adoption process begins when you submit your application. Please understand we are all volunteers and the adoption process may take several weeks. Providing thorough information will help expedite this. Preliminary Screening - Upon receipt of the application all references will be checked, including the vet, landlord and HOA (if either is applicable). If any information is lacking, additional details will be required before moving forward. Once this part of the process is completed and approved, a member of our Application Team will call you to go over your application and answer any questions you may have. You will then be contacted regarding the status of your application and if applicable a home visit by one of our Volunteers will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Home Visit - This is an important part of the process and helps us when considering the best placement for both you and the Boxer. We do require that all members of your household be present, along with your family dogs. Once the home visit is complete, and our Volunteer has submitted the necessary paperwork, you will be notified of your application status. Placement - Once approved, a member of our Placement Team will begin working with you to find the best match for your family. There may be times several families are interested in the same dog. BRAF does not adopt on a “first-come first-served” basis, instead we carefully consider the needs of both the family AND the Boxer to ensure a successful match is made. The Foster Homes know their dog best and you will have the opportunity to discuss potentially suitable dogs in detail with them. A meet and greet at the Foster Home may then be arranged. If you, the Foster Home and Placement Team agree the dog is a compatible match, arrangements will be made for adoption. Adoption Day! Please be sure you have everything you will need for your new family member. You will be required to sign a legally binding Adoption Contract and pay the adoption fee. You will receive the Boxer’s medical records as part of the Adoption Packet. Please give your new Boxer plenty of time to settle in with you, your home and other family pets before introducing it to your friends, going to dog parks, etc. Our Volunteers will check in with you over the next few weeks to be sure all is going well and to answer any questions you may have.