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, Maine, 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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Adopting a Boxer

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.

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Our Adoptees

Meet Bailey 🐾 13MNTH 🐾 F


13 month old, Bailey is coming into rescue because there are issues between her and another resident female boxer. Fights are happening, resulting in injuries to both dogs. This is why we DO NOT place females together.
Bailey is very sweet, current on vaccines, and spayed.  She has been ok with male boxers so we will consider placing her with a sweet boy, who loves to play.
Bailey has no history with young children. We will consider kids 10ish +
No cats for her.

She is currently taking Prozac and Trazadone at the advice of a trainer who claimed it would help to keep her from panting in her crate. Shame on this vet who willy nilly dished out these drugs to a 13 month old dog, without asking why!!   Shameful!!

Bailey needs a committed home, with an understanding of the needs of an adolescent boxer. She should attend positive based training with her new humans. Bailey would love a fenced in yard, in addition to lots of walks and continued socialization.

If you are interested in this girl, please apply!

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Meet Luna🐾 2YRS 🐾 F

Luna will be 2 years old in December and she's looking to hit the "reset" button and get a new start in life.  Her current family doesn't have the time to devote to her needs and would like us to find a home more suited for Luna. 
The issue that seems to be the biggest stressor for her family is that she gets out of the house and goes after neighborhood dogs.  Kids in the house are not closing the door and she's scooting out.  She doesn't attack dogs but she's a nuisance and the family can no longer deal with it. 
Luna has not been socialized with other dogs outside of the male that she lives with and one other dog.  She doesn't know how to greet other dogs and her "run after them at full tilt" is going to get her into a lot of trouble.  Luna's family sent her away to a board and train to help curb this reactivity.  Our rescue is against any sort of board and train and we feel very strongly that training is a journey that families should walk WITH their dog.  There is no magic potion or quick fix.   We'd like to see Luna in a home where she can be exposed to some positive based training to help her be the best version of herself.

She is reportedly friendly with new people, after a dose of barking and alerting of stranger danger.  She is VERY jumpy.  She is fearful at the vet and will cower.  Luna lives with kids 12+ and has been great with their friends coming and going.  She is crate trained but isn't home for long hours during the day. 

Our volunteer met Luna and while she is quite the barker and can appear and sound intimidating, she is quick to welcome lots of pets and attention.
It seems like her family is just not able to meet her needs.  She's a young boxer, which means she's got lots of energy.  We think that Luna has lots of potential.  She needs to start over with humans that can commit to her and accompany her on the training adventure.  She's got a bit of dog reactivity going on, likely the result of not being properly socialized. 
We will place Luna as an ONLY DOG, so she can be the center of someone's world and learn how to shine on her own.  We feel that with proper intros, some positive based training, patience, time, and a confident human, she could make friends with some puppers. 

OTHER DOGS? Not at this time
KIDS? 12+
MEDICAL? Current on vaccines and spayed.
TRAINING? Positive based training will be required for Luna and her new humans. 

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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.

Get Involved

If you would like to help The Boxer Rescue, please consider making a monetary donation.  The Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. No donation is ever too small to help a boxer dog in need.

Upcoming Events

Pet Rock

September 8 🐾 12pm

Wyman Gordon


September 21 🐾 11am – 4pm
Hudson Elks Pavilion

Boxer Bash

 October 6  🐾  11am-3pm
Hopkinton State Park

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”.