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 Nora 🐾 2YRS 🐾 F

This gorgeous brindle gal is Nora. She's got her 2nd birthday coming up next month and is ready to party!

Nora is coming into rescue because she needs to be an ONLY DOG. She's living with other dogs, and the fights are becoming quite serious. Her owners are needing to keep her separated for safety's sake. They feel she will thrive as an only where she will get all the attention and all the snuggles.

Nora is spayed, and current on her vaccinations. She does have focal seizures and has been seen by a neurologist as a result. She currently takes phenobarbital and will require bloodwork every six months to be sure her dosage is correct. On the meds, the focal seizures are controlled. She lives a very happy, boxer existence.

Nora was super friendly with our volunteer when she met her. She loved being petted and assumed that boxer lean we all know so well. Nora is well behaved, super smart, and obviously quite a head turner with those stunning good looks. She does have a little bit of leash reactivity, but is easily redirected with positive reinforcement and praise for doing the right thing.

She's lived with children and is great with them.

Bottom line for this girl, is she just prefers to be an only dog. It's what will make her happiest. So, if you've been looking for a young boxer girl, Nora is ready and waiting.

OTHER DOGS? NO

CATS? NO

KIDS? YES

SPECIAL NEEDS? Medication for focal seizures (controlled with the meds)

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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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Foster a Boxer

Pet Rock

September 8 🐾 12pm

Wyman Gordon

Woofstock

September 21 🐾 11am-4pm
Hudson Elks Pavilion

Boxer Bash

October 6 🐾 11am-3pm
Hopkinton State Park

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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.