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 Tyson 🐾 2 YRS 🐾 M


Oh em geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!  We met Tyson today and WHAT A GIANT MUSH BALL with the cutest boxer smile!   Tyson is 2 years old, and weighs in at over 90lbs.  He's a small house hippo who loves attention.  Our volunteer reports that he gives off a pretty good bark, but was happy to meet her and wiggled his way into her heart in a matter of seconds.  Tyson is being surrendered because he's fighting with another male boxer in the home.  He does have some scarring as a result of the most recent scuffle.  His family is having to keep them separated, for everyone's safety, and it's tough to do, day in and day out.  There is a female boxer in the home as well, and while he seems to be ok with her, we feel that placing him as an only dog, where he can get tons of attention, love, and exercise, would be best for him at this time.  Tyson is used to a large, fenced in yard.  So, his ideal home would also have a fenced in yard that he can run around in and explore.  However, we would consider a home that can 100% provide him with plenty of exercise in the form of long walks, multiple times a day. He is not a couch potato, and at 2 years old, he should not be.  This boy needs to be out and about!  He walks wonderfully on his front pull harness, and responds well to positive based training.  He really is a gem of a dog, and has so much love to give.  Are you his forever family?  If so, please email us at or fill out an application.
KIDS? 10+
FENCED IN YARD? IDEAL, but not required, provided his new family is active and will exercise him like a young boxer should be exercised.


Meet Peanut 🐾 1.5 YRS 🐾 F


Peanut, AKA BOSS Face, is waiting for her forever home to come along. We were able to meet her yesterday and confirmed what we already knew from her caretaker... 1.5 year old Peanut Pants is your typical crazy, goofy, energizer bunny, young boxer girl. She needs lots of exercise and continued positive based training to help her be the best version of her boss face self. She's learning to be less mouthy, as she has a bit of an affinity for people's hands. She may need a little bit of a refresher course in housebreaking, but she is getting there! She is young, impressionable, and eager to please. Peanut walks well on her front pull harness. She is NOT crate trained.

We are looking to place her as an ONLY DOG, as she has been ok with some dogs, but not with others. She has no history with children and due to her mouthy behavior, we will consider placing her with teens/older kids or no kids at all.

Peanut loves to run, cuddle, give kisses, ride in the car, and look serious in all situations.





If you are interested in Peanut, please fill out an application.

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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 21 🐾 11am-4pm
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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.