A 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization Serving New England

The Boxer Rescue

We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to finding loving forever homes for unwanted, abandoned, and surrendered Boxers. Our rescue works within Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. We strive to not only save boxers, but to educate the public about responsible dog ownership, the importance of spaying and neutering, and how to best meet the needs of this amazing breed.

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The Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the New England area.  Our group is made up of dedicated volunteers. These are the people who care for the homeless, abused and unwanted boxers because they have a love and passion for the breed and believe they all deserve a second chance.

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The Boxer Rescue could not exist without donations from people like you. Many of our dogs coming into rescue require expensive medical treatment before they can be placed in their “forever” homes. The adoption donation is often not sufficient to cover all of the expenses.   Since The Boxer Rescue is solely operated on a volunteer basis, funding is always tight; therefore, your donation small or large will go a long way in helping our dogs in need.

Meet Dottie 🐾 3-5 YRS 🐾 F


Dottie is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old. We don’t know for sure, as she was found abandoned, picked up by local Animal Control, and never claimed.
She’s been a complete gem of a boxer, in her foster home. She is friendly, loves everyone, has exceptional house manners, and walks perfectly on leash. Her days are spent exploring the yard and lounging in the sun. Dottie is absolutely perfect…except… She has some orthopedic issues going on that need further investigating by an orthopedic specialist. She could have old cruciate tears that were not addressed… we honestly don’t know. We have a call into Tufts to get her an initial consult, but it could take a while to get in there.
We wanted to start looking at potential forever homes for Dottie, with the understanding that if she’s matched to a home before we get her into ortho, we will still be covering the medical costs associated with whatever, if anything, needs to be done. This means that she must be brought to our vet, which will likely be at Tufts in Grafton or somewhere in the central Massachusetts area.
So, if you’ve been eyeing this gorgeous girl, we are accepting applications for her. Just know that she will be under our care, medically, for a bit.
Dottie isn’t crazy active. She enjoys a leisurely stroll. We are placing her as an only dog, to avoid her rough playing, which could lead to added discomfort. We are also saying kids 10-13+ and no cats, as she has no history.

Dottie is definitely one of the sweetest girls we’ve ever had the pleasure of rescuing. Her forever home will be so lucky to love her.

KIDS? 10-13 +
FENCE? Not a deal breaker but definitely most ideal as she LOVES to have the freedom to explore and lounge, safely.

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Meet Ireland 🐾 5 YRS 🐾 F

We are looking for a foster (preferably to adopt) home for IRELAND and her most adorbs underbite 😊
Ireland will be 5 years old in November and is described as “high energy” and “a typical boxer”.  Ireland is very much still a puppy in her behavior and has oodles of energy to expend. She is playful, goofy, and friendly with people. Ireland is not a fan of other female dogs and has only been socialized with the dogs in her home. We will consider a home with a MALE boxer that shares Ireland’s energy, and with humans who are 💯💯💯committed to allowing her the time she needs to decompress. Expecting too much, too soon is a recipe for failure, and it would be the fault of the humans.
Ireland would love an active human or family, where she’ll get loads of exercise. A fenced in yard would make Ireland super duper happy. If you have been looking for a fun loving, joy filled, playful, pouncing boxer girl, Ireland could be the one for you!
OTHER DOGS? MALE boxer will be considered
KIDS? Teens and older

Ireland needs to be spayed. We will take care of that once she’s in her new home.

Meet Aurora 🐾 5.5 YRS 🐾 F

Aurora is almost 5.5 years old, which is the BEST age… bye bye crazy town… HELLOOOO chill.
She is ready to start a new chapter in her life. Aurora’s world has been kept pretty small over the years. She’s not been socialized much, beyond her home. She is kenneled or kept in a large run in her yard. So, she’s not a girl who has seen all the sights or been on lots of adventures or met lots of other dogs.
Aurora is very very sweet! She’s super gentle, and she loves to “dance”. She’s a mellow boxer girl.
We think she could do well with a very chill, friendly MALE boxer. She does not like female dogs.
Aurora will make a wonderful addition to a family that understands she will need time to acclimate to her new life and new environment.

OTHER DOGS? Yes.. will consider a MALE boxer that shares her same calm energy. It could take Aurora time to adjust to a new dog friend and she must be allowed to decompress and not be expected to be besties with any dog on day 1. That’s unrealistic and unfair to her.
KIDS? 10-12ish +
MEDICAL -we will get Aurora spayed once she’s settled in a home.

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Meet Maverick 🐾 4 YRS 🐾 M

Maverick is one of 3 boxers coming to us from a breeder who is no longer breeding. She has asked for our help finding loving forever homes for her dogs.  Maverick turned 4 in June.
Aside from his stunning good looks, he’s extremely sweet and friendly. His nickname is “Stoner”, which sort of speaks to his chill, kind of doofus like personality. He’s very sensitive to others’ emotions, tone of voice, and overall vibe of the room.
Maverick hasn’t been socialized much outside of his home bubble.
This handsome dude will need time to adjust to life outside of a breeding program. He will need to be introduced to new things and new adventures, slowly. He may need work on housebreaking. His world has been somewhat small most of his life. We know he will love all that’s out there… he just has to take baby steps.
Maverick could benefit from the companionship of a sweet, calm, chill FEMALE boxer. While he’s never really socialized with other dogs, he enjoys the company of the females he lives with. So, if you have a female, we can consider you for him… BUT you 💯💯💯💯💯 MUST BE COMMITTED TO THE DECOMPRESSION PERIOD AND NOT EXPECT RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS ON DAY 1.  This is so important and we cannot stress it enough.

OTHER DOGS? Sweet female boxer will be considered
KIDS? 10-12ish +
MEDICAL - we will take care of his neuter once he’s settled in a home.

What We Do

Ways to Help

Adopt A Boxer

We often have many beautiful boxers in need of forever homes. From puppies to seniors, they all deserve their happily ever after. Keep an open mind and an open heart, and you just might find your best friend.

Foster a Boxer

Foster homes are a critical piece of our rescue puzzle and enable us to learn as much as we can about the boxers that come to us before being placed in forever homes.


We are always in need of volunteers. Do as little or as much as you want to help us, help them.


In order to continue to save the lives of beautiful boxers, we need funding help from the public. Please consider making a tax deductible donation in honor of your love for the breed.

The Boxer Rescue

Our Mission

Our goal is to promote responsible dog ownership, provide support to boxer owners, inform the public about the needs, qualities and characteristics of the boxer breed, and to be a positive presence in the boxer rescue community.


Boxer Adoption Notes

Why Two Female Dogs May Not Be the Best Combination

If you find yourself considering this sort of same-sex adoption scenario, think again. As cute and playful same-sex sibling puppies are, chances are that once they mature, they will engage in some serious discussions that could turn bloody.

Is the boxer the right breed for you?

Boxers are forever puppies.  They seem to never to “grow up”. So be prepared to deal with puppy behavior until they are around 3-4 years old.  They require a lot of exercise and stimulation.  Multiple long walks a day will help tire them out, and we all know that a “tired boxer is a good boxer”.