A 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization Serving New England

The Boxer Rescue

We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to finding loving forever homes for unwanted, abandoned, and surrendered Boxers. Our rescue works within Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. We strive to not only save boxers, but to educate the public about responsible dog ownership, the importance of spaying and neutering, and how to best meet the needs of this amazing breed.


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Getting Involved

Save a Boxer

Adopting a Boxer

The Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the New England area.  Our group is made up of dedicated volunteers. These are the people who care for the homeless, abused and unwanted boxers because they have a love and passion for the breed and believe they all deserve a second chance. 

Make a Donation

The Boxer Rescue could not exist without donations from people like you. Many of our dogs coming into rescue require expensive medical treatment before they can be placed in their “forever” homes. The adoption donation is often not sufficient to cover all of the expenses.   Since The Boxer Rescue is solely operated on a volunteer basis, funding is always tight; therefore, your donation small or large will go a long way in helping our dogs in need. 


Featured Adoptees

Meet Coconut 🐾 6yrs 🐾 Female

Meet COCONUT!!! This 6 year old Sweetie McSweet Pants, is looking for a home that has a chill male dog for her to play with. Coconut is good with kids, walks well on leash, and is UTD on her vaccines. Her owner is moving out of the country and cannot take her, so we were happy to help find a perfect forever home for this girl. She is NOT deaf.
If you are interested in Coconut, please email us or fill out an application for her.
DOGS? Chilled out male dog would be ok

Meet Greko 🐾 15MNS 🐾 Male

Meet Greko. He’s coming to us from Puerto Rico. He’s approximately 15 months old and oozes boxer puppy energy. Greko can be placed with a sweet female boxer, but no cats.
He needs work on leash walking, as he pulls like he’s a member of the Iditarod team.
If you are interested in Greko, and can commit to the exercise, training, and structure that a young boxer needs, feel free to fill out an application.  
Other dogs? Female ok
Cats? No
Kids? 10-12+

Meet Rocco 🐾 17 month 🐾 Male

This muffin head is 17 month old Rocco. Aside from being the cutest thing on the planet, he’s also quite the lover of all things belly rubs.

Rocco came to us as an emergency surrender after being attacked by another resident boxer. It wasn’t the first attack, but it left him very banged up and full of stitches and puncture wounds. He’s healing nicely in his foster home and we’ve gotten to know him a bit better with each passing day.

Rocco loves.... belly rubs (already established that), fluffy toys, car rides, sitting, giving paw, and dancing. He also loves to sneak sips of beer.... shhhhhh he’s underage!! He loves humans a lot and wants to be by their side because that maximizes his chances of those belly rubs.

Rocco does not love other dogs. Who can blame him after what happened. He does not love cats either.
Rocco is looking for a fresh start with a boxer experienced human. He’s quite under-socialized and has a bark that would scare the pants off most people. Dogs send him over the edge, when he sees them out and about. So he needs to learn how to be in the general area of another dog without fearing for his life and that will likely take time, patience, and commitment from his new owner. He needs to learn that if you bark at people, they don’t see that as a friendly greeting, even though he really just wants to give kisses.
Rocco is an excellent keeper of the couch for anyone who might work from home. He will hang out there while you make money to pay the bills. If you have to leave for a bit, he’ll likely just stay on the couch. But, he’d really prefer a human who doesn’t work crazy hours... it cuts into his belly rub time.

Rocco is a special guy who has been through the ringer, and while his physical scars will heal, his mental scars will take a little more time.
Dogs? Absolutely not
Cats? Nope
Kids? 13+ but perhaps younger if situation is just right

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What We Do

Ways to Help

Adopt A Boxer

We often have many beautiful boxers in need of forever homes. From puppies to seniors, they all deserve their happily ever after. Keep an open mind and an open heart, and you just might find your best friend.


Foster a Boxer

Foster homes are a critical piece of our rescue puzzle and enable us to learn as much as we can about the boxers that come to us before being placed in forever homes.


We are always in need of volunteers. Do as little or as much as you want to help us, help them.


In order to continue to save the lives of beautiful boxers, we need funding help from the public. Please consider making a tax deductible donation in honor of your love for the breed.

The Boxer Rescue

Our Mission

Our goal is to promote responsible dog ownership, provide support to boxer owners, inform the public about the needs, qualities and characteristics of the boxer breed, and to be a positive presence in the boxer rescue community.  

Get Involved

If you would like to help The Boxer Rescue, please consider making a monetary donation.  The Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. No donation is ever too small to help a boxer dog in need.

Upcoming Events

Pet Rock

September 8 🐾 12pm

Wyman Gordon


September 21 🐾 11am – 4pm
Hudson Elks Pavilion

Boxer Bash

 October 6  🐾  11am-3pm
Hopkinton State Park


Boxer Adoption Notes

Why Two Female Dogs May Not Be the Best Combination

If you find yourself considering this sort of same-sex adoption scenario, think again. As cute and playful same-sex sibling puppies are, chances are that once they mature, they will engage in some serious discussions that could turn bloody.

Is the boxer the right breed for you?

Boxers are forever puppies.  They seem to never to “grow up”. So be prepared to deal with puppy behavior until they are around 3-4 years old.  They require a lot of exercise and stimulation.  Multiple long walks a day will help tire them out, and we all know that a “tired boxer is a good boxer”.