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 Opey 🐾 4 YRS 🐾 M


4 years old
No other dogs
No cats
No young kids
He’s a very sweet boy. Very motivated to learn. He’s spending too much time alone and not getting the exercise a boxer needs.

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Meet Bandit 🐾 4 YRS 🐾 M


Welcome Bandit to TBRI! He's 4 years old and coming into rescue because he is a bit too much for his owner to handle. We went to meet him and he's totes a boxer that can be worked with! Bandit reportedly has some leash reactivity towards other dogs, which we know can be managed, but it's something for a potential new family to understand and keep in mind. Bandit is full of that boxer energy we all love so much... You know the kind that just keeps on keeping on? He was friendly towards our volunteer, after a moment of "who the heck are you.. let me bark for a second... Ohhhhhh let me kiss you"
He is jumpy, but motivated to learn what's right and not so right. He has had a few aversive training methods used on him and we feel that may have set him back a bit. His new family must be fully committed to working with him in the most positive of ways.. no prong collars or shock collars. Some consistent and energy draining exercise will get this guy on the right track.
Bandit will be placed as an only dog. He does have the potential to hang out and be buddies with a lady friend, but he needs to settle in and figure his own brain out first. Our volunteer said his coat is shiny shiny shiny so get your sunglasses out before you approach or you'll be blinded by the gleam! He's in great shape, loves to play, and loves to be loved. This boy just needs a human ready and able to handle a boxer boy with a plethora of energy and who needs a little bit of training.
OTHER DOGS? Not at this time... has some leash reactivity that needs to be addressed and managed. We want his new family to get a handle on that
KIDS? Teens +

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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”.