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, 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.

Meet Luna 🐾 3.5 YRS 🐾 F

3.5 year old, Luna, and all of her slobber, is searching for a forever home. She comes in hot with lots of energy and enthusiasm. She’s a jumper upper and wiggle body. Luna is very sweet… She just needs to expend all that boxer energy. Right now, she spends a lot of time alone, so when she gets out, she lets loose! With consistent exercise and mental stimulation, she’ll settle a bit. In the meantime, hold on tight when she’s coming through. Luna could benefit from some positive based training and will love learning how to be the best version of her little self.
Luna can get nervous with loud noises and too much coming and going. She would do best in a more chill house, but with very active humans. She’d love daily walks, a fenced in yard to run around, and lots of snuggles.
OTHER DOGS? No but she could likely have some doggie playdates if she makes a friend
KIDS? 13ish +
MEDICAL… NOT YET SPAYED. Our rescue will arrange to have it done once she’s in a home.
TRAINING - Luna would absolutely benefit some positive based training. It’s a great way to bond with her new humans and get her heading in the right direction. Luna’s owner reports she can sometimes resource guard over bones.

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Meet Sophie 🐾 4 YRS 🐾 F



This. Girl. ❤️❤️

Beautiful, sweet Sophie has had very little interest. So, she had herself a photo shoot, in the hopes that someone will see just how amazingly stunning she is, not only on the outside, but also on the inside.
Sophie is 4 years old. She found herself in a not so loving home situation, but thankfully was saved by a kind human, who has been caring for Sophie for the past few months. She reached out to us, to help find her a forever home, with a special someone or family.
One of our volunteers has been spending time with Sophie to help us determine what her needs are. The consensus is that Sophie is a sweetheart!  She’s been with her, out and about, and Sophie has been very appropriate with passing strangers, and even with other dogs. She’s super curious, always looking for the next best thing to smell, see, or hear. They enjoyed some beach time, and her senses were firing on all cylinders. She was in her glory.
Sophie is very strong. She’s getting used to her new harness, and learning how to walk like a lady on leash. It’s a work in progress. She’s very food motivated and a fast learner, so training Sophie will be fun and easy peasy. She’s ready to learn… Are you ready to teach her?
Her energy level isn’t crazy high, but she certainly could use some long walks and a consistent outlet to drain the energy she does have. She has a tendency to get amped up in typical boxer fashion and she is very vocal. Sophie would absolutely benefit from a human who is well versed in “boxer” and who can work with her in a positive way.  In her past life, we have been made aware that a pellet gun was fired off in the air, to get her attention and “recall” her.  It’s no surprise that the loud bangs, are scary for her.
Sophie doesn’t LOVE being left alone for long periods. She fusses about it, and we are pretty sure she’s saying “get back here, sit on the couch, and snuggle with me”. She does chill out after a few minutes and relaxes until her human comes back.  She isn’t alone for long periods, however, and is used to having company throughout the day.
All in all, this girl is your typical boxer. She just needs someone to put in the time and commit to some positive based training with her. With some exercise, attention, and boxer understanding, Sophie’s gonna SHINE!
She’s up to date on all her vaccines and is spayed. She is ready to find her forever home!!

OTHER DOGS? Not at this time. SHE needs more time to be her best self. In a few months, once she’s settled and has some training under her wiggle butt, perhaps she can meet some other dogs.
KIDS? No young kids. 12ish + could be ok
FENCED IN YARD? Most ideal for her. She loves to run and zoom. It’s her happy place, and we’d love for her to be able to experience that.

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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.


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”.