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.


Featured Adoptees

Meet Oakley🐾 3-4yrs 🐾 Male


Meet OAKLEY! He's approximately 3-4 years old and looking for his forever home. Oakley prefers to be an only pet and in a home with older kids/teens. We don't know too much about his history, but he has been very friendly with everyone he's met. He is neutered and current on vaccines.  If you are interested in Oakley, please fill out an application

Meet Luna🐾 3yrs 🐾 Female

This is 3 year old Luna!! She is a bundle of fun all packaged up in a sweet boxer body, topped off with one blue eyed bow 
Luna is currently in Puerto Rico where she lives with kiddos and is great with other dogs.
She’s a strong girl, will need someone to help drain some of her boxer energy, and tucker her out. She is deaf, but don’t tell her that. She really doesn’t care one bit. We are looking to place Luna in a home with a fenced in yard, a male canine companion, and kids would be just fine as well. No cats.
Email us at if you are interested in Luna.

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Meet Emma 🐾 5YR 🐾 Female


Be still our hearts, sweet EMMA! This girl will turn 5 in December and she's just a love muffin of epic proportions. Emma's story is a sad one, and without going into details, let's just say she's suffered some significant trauma in her life. It's her time to shine and she really really deserves to be spoiled rotten. Emma would do best as an only pet and in a home with no kids. She loves going for walks, playing ball, cuddling on the couch, and belly rubs. Did we mention cuddling and belly rubs? If you are interested in Emma, please fill out an application.

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Meet Nash 🐾 4yrs 🐾 Male

** Adoption Pending **

This big bundle of wrinkles and flaps is Nash. He is approximately 4 years old and coming to us from Puerto Rico, where he was rescued from a not so great situation. Nash has been very sweet with the humans he’s met, but we do think he should be placed as an only pet. He needs time to adjust to life in a home with a family giving him lots of love. He’s a big boy… a really big boy! Nash walks pretty well on leash and knows how to sit and give paw. We will consider a home with older children/teens. We also think a fenced in yard would be best for this guy.

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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.