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.

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Our Adoptees

Meet Sophia 🐾 4 YRS 🐾 F


We are searching for a forever home for beautiful, 4 year old Sophia. This girl is a love muffin, who so desperately needs a place to call her own.  She’s been friendly with everyone she’s met, walks pretty good on leash (although she’s strong), and loves the car.
Sophia is just looking for a family or human to love her and share all the fun things life has to offer with her. She’ll need time to decompress, as she’s had a lot of upheaval in her life of late. We are placing her as an only dog, to ensure a successful adoption. She has met other dogs and been ok. But she had issues with one. She could be dog selective or just stressed out. Regardless, it’s best for her to get all the attention, as she’s not had much of it. No cats for her.
Sophia will make an awesome companion for someone looking for a sweet girl with the best boxer smile. She’s quite active, still, so walks and exercise will need to be a part of her daily routine.
Who is going to get to love this mug forever??

DOGS? No. Play dates in the future, probably.
KIDS? 10ish + will be considered

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Meet Ryder 🐾 4YRS 🐾 M

RYDER - almost 4 years old

Our volunteer met this bundle of energy and we feel he’s a boy so very deserving a home that can meet his needs. Ryder is big and strong and he is a JUMPER. Like he will jump up all over you and he will knock you on your unsuspecting keester if you’re not firmly planted in place. That’s his biggest issue right now and it’s one that can be worked on. He is a boxer who gets no exercise and has no outlet for all his energy. He’s not been taught how to use his best boy manners. Our volunteer took him for a little walk and he was a dream… super happy to be out and about,  They did not encounter any other dogs or people, so we can’t say how excited he will get when that happens.
He was a little scared/unsure when she arrived to meet him. He laid on the ground like he wasn’t certain what she was going to do to him. But, once she spoke in a kind voice  to him, it was GAME ON, Ryder style. His tongue is 50 miles long, and he’s built like a brick sh*% house. He can stand to lose a few lbs to be summer bod ready.
All in all, he was just so damn happy and excited to have a visitor. It was hard to get pics of him because he was a moving target.
This boy is the poster boxer for “I need exercise and positive based training”.  He’s going to be a different boxer once he’s in a home committed to working with him.
He is spending upwards of 10 hours a day in a crate right now. We are looking to do a 180 and get him in a home where he will get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.  He’s craving it!!
Ryder is oozing potential… let’s help him find it and shine!

OTHER DOGS? Not at this time.
KIDS? Teens and older. Very sturdy humans for this guy.
MEDICAL? Needs to be neutered. We will get it taken care of once he’s settled in his new digs.

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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”.