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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Save a Boxer

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. 

Make a Donation

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 Tyson 🐾 2 YRS 🐾 M


Oh em geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!  We met Tyson today and WHAT A GIANT MUSH BALL with the cutest boxer smile!   Tyson is 2 years old, and weighs in at over 90lbs.  He's a small house hippo who loves attention.  Our volunteer reports that he gives off a pretty good bark, but was happy to meet her and wiggled his way into her heart in a matter of seconds.  Tyson is being surrendered because he's fighting with another male boxer in the home.  He does have some scarring as a result of the most recent scuffle.  His family is having to keep them separated, for everyone's safety, and it's tough to do, day in and day out.  There is a female boxer in the home as well, and while he seems to be ok with her, we feel that placing him as an only dog, where he can get tons of attention, love, and exercise, would be best for him at this time.  Tyson is used to a large, fenced in yard.  So, his ideal home would also have a fenced in yard that he can run around in and explore.  However, we would consider a home that can 100% provide him with plenty of exercise in the form of long walks, multiple times a day. He is not a couch potato, and at 2 years old, he should not be.  This boy needs to be out and about!  He walks wonderfully on his front pull harness, and responds well to positive based training.  He really is a gem of a dog, and has so much love to give.  Are you his forever family?  If so, please email us at info@theboxerrescue.org or fill out an application.
KIDS? 10+
FENCED IN YARD? IDEAL, but not required, provided his new family is active and will exercise him like a young boxer should be exercised.


Meet Peanut 🐾 1.5 YRS 🐾 F


Peanut, AKA BOSS Face, is waiting for her forever home to come along. We were able to meet her yesterday and confirmed what we already knew from her caretaker... 1.5 year old Peanut Pants is your typical crazy, goofy, energizer bunny, young boxer girl. She needs lots of exercise and continued positive based training to help her be the best version of her boss face self. She's learning to be less mouthy, as she has a bit of an affinity for people's hands. She may need a little bit of a refresher course in housebreaking, but she is getting there! She is young, impressionable, and eager to please. Peanut walks well on her front pull harness. She is NOT crate trained.

We are looking to place her as an ONLY DOG, as she has been ok with some dogs, but not with others. She has no history with children and due to her mouthy behavior, we will consider placing her with teens/older kids or no kids at all.

Peanut loves to run, cuddle, give kisses, ride in the car, and look serious in all situations.





If you are interested in Peanut, please fill out an application.

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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”.