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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Getting Involved

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. 

Get Ready To Snuggle

Our Adoptees

Meet Piper and Hoss 🐾 5 YRS 🐾 M/F

*** ADOPTED ***

Piper and Hoss (5 years old) are a bonded pair in need of a loving home. They’ve been through quite a few transitions lately so the next stop must be their forever and ever home. They were used for breeding and our guess is that they were no longer useful so they were rehomed. Their current home has other dogs and Piper does NOT like other dogs.

These two need a home willing to be patient with them, allow them to complexly decompress, and feel safe and secure. They have a lot of boxer energy, and will benefit from long walks. Speaking of walks... our volunteer said they walked well using a front pull harness. So, we’d like their new home to use the same equipment. Piper may have some dog reactivity issues while on leash, but we aren’t sure to what degree. Their new humans must be ok with dealing with that behavior and not think of it as her being “bad”. Not all dogs like other dogs. They love each other, which is why we are keeping them together. Piper just prefers to have it be the two of them. They are very sweet, great snuggle buddies, and will bring some lucky human(s) a lot of joy and happiness.

A fenced in yard would be most ideal for them. Piper does have springs for legs and can jump a low fence.

We are currently working on getting them current on their vaccines.

If you are interested in this bonded pair and can fully commit to working with them, even if there are bumps in the road, feel free to fill out an application.

NO YOUNG KIDS -teens will be considered




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Meet Stella 🐾 3 YRS 🐾 F


This beautiful muffin is Stella!  She will be 3 years old next month. 
Stella is coming into rescue because she is fighting with a resident female dog and the fights have become very serious and frequent.  It’s not safe for the dogs to stay together anymore.

Stella oozes boxer energy, has a very loud bark, and is quite excitable, especially out on walks when she encounters other dogs.  Her family is working on ways to redirect her and keep her focused, so that will need to continue in her new home.

Stella’s mom reports that she can be a bit nervous and unsure when meeting new people and will often “hide out” behind her until she’s sure the boogieman hasn’t entered the house.  Once that’s been established, she is all about getting loved on.  It just takes her a little time to be comfortable, so her new family needs to be patient and not push her into any situation that may make her nervous.

Stella needs a lot of exercise and physical activity to drain that boxer energy.  She is used to having people home during the day, so we’d like to place her with someone who is home more often than not.

She lives with children, so we’d consider ages 6+ for her.  At this time, we believe she would be best as an only pet.


We will be meeting and evaluating her very soon, so stay tuned for more info.

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”.