The Boxer Rescue

Available Boxers

Adoption Service Area

Please note, APPLICANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD and MUST reside in MA, RI, NH, or CT.
Be sure the application is filled out in its entirety.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
Adoption Service Area

Please note, APPLICANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD and MUST reside in MA, RI, NH, or CT. Be sure the application is filled out in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Where do your boxers come from?

Many of our boxers are owner surrenders. Perhaps the owner purchased the dog on impulse, not understanding the needs of a boxer. Sometimes, financial situations change, and families are not able to care for the dog anymore. We also take dogs that have been brought to shelters around New England. If a shelter reaches out  for help, we do our best to find placement for the boxer in need. Lastly, we have a wonderful relationship with boxer rescue in Puerto Rico, and we work closely with them to bring boxers in need, from the island, to New England. All of our boxers are temperament tested and evaluated before coming into rescue. It should be noted that ALL dogs require a decompression period when going to a new home. Even the sweetest, most loveable boxer experiences fear and confusion during transitional times and foster/adoptive homes need to be conscious and respectful of this.

Can I adopt a female dog if I already have a female dog?

The short answer is no. Our experience in placing dogs, has shown us that placing two females together is oftentimes not the best long term situation. We receive many calls from owners needing to surrender their female boxers because there is fighting with another female dog in the house. Sometimes it’s with another boxer and sometimes, it’s with another breed. Either way, the fighting is often brutal and bloody. We have adopted a policy to never place two female dogs in the same house.

Are your boxers healthy?

Before adoption, our dogs are healthy to the best of our vets’ knowledge. They are brought up to date on vaccines, tested for heartworm, and spayed or neutered (unless too young or not medically able to be). We also send our boxers with one month of heartworm and flea/tick prevention to get them started. Their vet records are provided upon adoption.

Do I need to have a fenced in yard to adopt a boxer?

We do not require a fenced in yard for all of our boxers. However, there are certain circumstances where a fence may be required and it will be noted in the boxer’s bio. We look at each dog, individually, and based on the needs of that dog, we may require fencing. Please note that we do not consider an electric fence to be a proper method of containment and are not able place a dog in a home that uses electric fencing.

Do you have a shelter where I can come meet the boxers?

We are not a shelter and do not have a physical location where you can meet our adoptees. Most boxers will stay with their owners or shelter until we can secure a foster or adoptive home for them. Our boxers from Puerto Rico, are flown here once we’ve secured homes for them.

What Are Your Adoption Fees?

Puppies – $450.00

Dogs – 6 months and older $400.00

Dogs – 7 years and older $150.00

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Hopkinton State Park


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Generally speaking, boxers have an affinity for children and for the elderly. Most can recognize the need to be more calm and gentle with certain people.  However, some have no idea how big and strong they are and could accidentally knock over a small child or senior adult. Please consider ALL family members when looking to welcome a boxer into your home.