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.

Get Ready To Snuggle

Our Adoptees

Meet Piper and Hoss 🐾 5 YRS 🐾 M/F

*** ADOPTED ***

Piper and Hoss (5 years old) are a bonded pair in need of a loving home. They’ve been through quite a few transitions lately so the next stop must be their forever and ever home. They were used for breeding and our guess is that they were no longer useful so they were rehomed. Their current home has other dogs and Piper does NOT like other dogs.

These two need a home willing to be patient with them, allow them to complexly decompress, and feel safe and secure. They have a lot of boxer energy, and will benefit from long walks. Speaking of walks... our volunteer said they walked well using a front pull harness. So, we’d like their new home to use the same equipment. Piper may have some dog reactivity issues while on leash, but we aren’t sure to what degree. Their new humans must be ok with dealing with that behavior and not think of it as her being “bad”. Not all dogs like other dogs. They love each other, which is why we are keeping them together. Piper just prefers to have it be the two of them. They are very sweet, great snuggle buddies, and will bring some lucky human(s) a lot of joy and happiness.

A fenced in yard would be most ideal for them. Piper does have springs for legs and can jump a low fence.

We are currently working on getting them current on their vaccines.

If you are interested in this bonded pair and can fully commit to working with them, even if there are bumps in the road, feel free to fill out an application.

NO YOUNG KIDS -teens will be considered




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Meet Stella 🐾 3 YRS 🐾 F


This beautiful muffin is Stella!  She will be 3 years old next month. 
Stella is coming into rescue because she is fighting with a resident female dog and the fights have become very serious and frequent.  It’s not safe for the dogs to stay together anymore.

Stella oozes boxer energy, has a very loud bark, and is quite excitable, especially out on walks when she encounters other dogs.  Her family is working on ways to redirect her and keep her focused, so that will need to continue in her new home.

Stella’s mom reports that she can be a bit nervous and unsure when meeting new people and will often “hide out” behind her until she’s sure the boogieman hasn’t entered the house.  Once that’s been established, she is all about getting loved on.  It just takes her a little time to be comfortable, so her new family needs to be patient and not push her into any situation that may make her nervous.

Stella needs a lot of exercise and physical activity to drain that boxer energy.  She is used to having people home during the day, so we’d like to place her with someone who is home more often than not.

She lives with children, so we’d consider ages 6+ for her.  At this time, we believe she would be best as an only pet.


We will be meeting and evaluating her very soon, so stay tuned for more info.

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.