About UsWe have been involved in breed rescue since 1998 and after formalizing our program, creating a Board of Directors, and filling out much paperwork, we received our federal non-profit status in 2007.
Our coordinators are located in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, with volunteers spanning the five state region we serve. We are an all volunteer-based organization providing sanctuary for boxers in need.
Boxers come to us from shelters, as strays, from breeders, and from owners who for various reasons need to find their boxer a new home. We provide the boxers in our care with a loving place to stay in a home environment, all needed veterinary care (including spay/neuter), basic training, behavior assessment, and, most importantly, a forever home once carefully matched with an adoptive family. We keep boxers released to us in our care for a minimum of two weeks, which we have found is the minimum amount of time it takes for these dogs, even the ones from good, stable homes, to fully show us their personality.
We are not a pet store!! Our first priority is the boxers in our care. Please understand, many of our boxers come from less than ideal backgrounds. Our goal is to find the dog's last and forever home! While we do take into consideration the preferences of every potential adopter, our priority is finding the best home for every boxer.
All NPBR volunteers are boxer lovers, boxer owners (even if in the process of finding their furever boxer family member), boxer admirers and boxer students. We live this breed and have great respect for THEIR needs in both foster and forever homes.
All of NPBR volunteers are also working full time jobs, caring for family, and caring for our own (and often foster) boxers. Please be patient as we answer questions and process applications in as timely a manner as possible.
Thank you for considering rescue!!
Boxers get out and get lost, are surrendered by families who have had to move, changed their home circumstances, developed allergies, found a dog to be more work or time consuming than they expected, death, divorce and many more reasons. Some have come from less than ideal circumstances, but generally all are loving, forgiving beings.
Boxers in rescue are not all the worst case scenario! They are not adult dogs beyond training (old dogs can learn new tricks!), they are not dogs with incurable health problems (we fully vet and care for any dog through our program -- if any boxer does have special needs, the adoptive home will know this up front), and they are not vicious or aggressive (this is why our foster program is in place, we can test all boxers for any issues and deal with them before they go to a forever home).
These dogs have become homeless through no fault of their own and are eager to belong with a family "pack" again...or, in the case of many dogs in rescue who have come from breeding facilities, eager to belong to a family "pack" and learn how to be spoiled for the first time ever.
When you come to rescue, you find boxers who have been temperament tested (although no dog ever comes with a guarantee...these dogs have spent time in loving, boxer experienced homes), spayed/neutered, and brought up to date on health care.
You will save a life and have a forever friend!!
Your adoption donations allow us to continue to save more boxers. We specialize in the breed we love because we understand their personalities and their needs. We can tell you what to expect from them, what to do to be a good companion to them, and how to be a strong leader for them.
There are so many ways you can help!
We are always in need of good FOSTER HOMES!!! Foster homes help our boxers adjust and become prepared for a forever home in a loving family!! Some boxers are easy, some more of a challenge -- but watching them settle in and blossom, they all will grab your heart. Foster families are also given first adoption rights -- should they fall in love and be unable to part with their foster, he or she can become a permanent part of their family. Both long-term (home that keeps a dog until it finds its forever home) and respite (short-term, week at most, to help other foster homes if they are unable to foster due to travel or other circumstance) foster homes needed!!
We always need:
•Funds, good old cash, tax deductible!
•Dog treats and high quality dog food.
•Collars and leashes.
•Any miscellaneous items we can sell at the NPBR annual rummage sale.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate.