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 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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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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September 8 🐾 12pm

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September 21 🐾 11am-4pm
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October 6 🐾 11am-3pm
Hopkinton State Park


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Boxer Briefs


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.