The Boxer Rescue

Puerto Rico
The Boxer Rescue

Our Partnership with Puerto Rico

Ivonne Rodriguez

Almost 5.5 years ago, we were contacted about a five-year-old boxer that was found roaming the streets of San Juan.  He had no one to love him.  He was alone.  We felt we had to help, but we were entering unchartered territory because we had never flown a dog to New England.  The first thing that boy got was a name and the second thing he got was a plane ticket “home”.  We had no idea that saving “Rico” would lead to rescuing over 300 hundred boxer puppies and adult boxers from Puerto Rico, and also to a wonderful relationship with Ivonne Rodriguez. She has become our rescue partner, but more importantly, she is an angel to the boxers on the island. Ivonne, along with  other men and women, are not only rescuing boxers, but also educating people about the importance of spaying and neutering.  Puerto Rico has thousands of strays and thanks to Ivonne and her volunteers, those strays are able to make their way into rescue where they are given a second chance.  

Two years into our partnership, Hurricane Maria hit the Island, leaving so many dogs homeless and families unable to care for them.   During and after the devastating storm, we could only sit and feel helpless.  We wondered if our friends were safe.  If all of the island dogs were safe.  Thankfully, Ivonne and her friends were able to regroup and rebuild.  We are so grateful to her for her hard work and dedication to this amazing breed.  We are thankful to be a part of, and share in her mission to educate the public and rescue the boxers of Puerto Rico.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


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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

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The Boxer Rescue, Inc.
 PO Box 440
 Grafton, MA 01519

Upcoming Events

Paws and Pints

June 25 – 6PM

Location: Nightshift Brewing
87 Santilli Highway, Everett MA

Well behaved pups are welcome on their patio if it’s a nice night.

Pet Rock

September 8 – 12PM

Location: Wyman Gordon
244 Worcester St, North Grafton MA

Bark In The Park

July 22 – 6:30PM

Location: Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field
1 College St. Worcester MA


September 21 – 11-4pm

Hudson Elks Pavilion
99 Park St. Hudson MA