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.

Meet Grace 🐾 7 YRS 🐾 F

LITERAL PERFECTION RIGHT HERE!! This is 7 year old, Grace. She is as friendly and wiggley as they come… Not to mention, ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!
At 7 years old, she’s long past her crazy town puppy days, but she is still very much full of that awesome boxer energy and love of life. Grace is a big fan of swimming in the nearby pond, loves a game of fetch, and is happy to keep active. She accepts any and all attention and shows just how happy she is by wagging and wiggling that boxer bum, non stop!
Grace will be placed as an only dog, as she tends to be a resource guarder WITH DOGS ONLY… not humans. We are not sure if she has some reactivity to other dogs when walking, as we didn’t witness it. However, a new home should note it’s a possibility and be prepared to manage it if needed.
So, the good news is that Grace gets to be someone’s one and only where she can get all the love and attention. And she’ll willingly dish it right back ❤️
Grace is left for long hours and has had a few accidents. Not her fault. I’d do the same. She will thrive in a home where long hours alone are a thing of the past, and where time spent with humans are the norm.
When our volunteer met Grace, her first words to us were, “She is pure boxer gold… someone is going to be so lucky 🍀 “
Don’t let another day pass by without this girl in your life.

OTHER DOGS? No
CATS? No
KIDS? Will consider 8ish +
FENCED IN YARD? She’s used to one so we’d love her to have that in her forever home. However, not a dealbreaker

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Meet Sophie 🐾 4 YRS 🐾 F

** ADOPTED **

 

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.
CATS? No
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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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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Boxer Briefs

BOXERS WITH KIDS AND SENIORS:

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.