"The character of the Boxer is of great importance and demands the most solicitous attention. It is renowned from olden times for its great love and faithfulness to its master and household."

It is harmless in the family but distrustful of strangers, bright and friendly at play but brave and determined when aroused. Its intelligence and willing tractability, its modesty and cleanliness make it a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion. A Boxer is the soul of honesty and loyalty and is never false or treacherous, even in old age." ~ Anonymous

Lennox & Bailey Need Your Help!

Lennox and Bailey have made it through their surgeries! Bailey and Lennox came through the surgery very well but their road to recovery will be very extensive and painful. Any wrong movement can mean repeating what they went through - another surgery.

Thank you to Dr. John and the team at Joshua Creek for giving these two a chance to live a pain free and happy life. A huge thank you to our fosters who have taken the time to do everything right by them. Both of these babies have a recovery of 3 months in foster before they will be ready for adoption. Our foster parents are giving them all the love and care they need in this time. Thank you!

We would also like to thank our supporters and you, who have made donations to give these two a playful, pain free, happy Boxer life! Without your donations we cannot give them what they so deserve. Thank you!


We are still raising money to help fund Bailey and Lennox's surgeries. We still have $1000 to go so we have teamed up with Springwater Rocks & Memorial Stones.

If you make a donation of $25 or more and mention Lennox and Bailey's name you will receive one of the two memory stones below for free! 100% of the money raised after shipping costs (~$5) will be donated to Boxer Rescue Ontario.

To be eligible to receive the memory stone you must make your donation with Springwater Rocks & Memorial Stones. Please email springwatergiftsorder@gmail.com, message Springwater Rocks and Memorial stones on their Facebook page, or call them at 1-705-305-2140 to make your donation and let them know you are supporting Lennox and Bailey. Don't forget to take a look at their wesite too!

This offer is good until Feb 28, 2016!

 Jan 17, 2016: Last year BRO brought Titus into our foster program and found he required an expensive Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery costing $4700.00 and thankfully because of your donations we were able to get Titus healthy and into a wonderful forever home.

Well, it is only the middle of January and we are faced with the enormous expense of two boxers - Lennox and Bailey having torn Cruciate Ligaments and needing TPLO surgery.

BRO spends about $10,000 monthly caring for about 20 foster dogs so this is going to double our expenses and in order to do this we need your help before February 3rd to get them the help they need.


Lennox is a wonderful two year old boxer that came to us after injuring his leg last March and even after rest it did not heal and his family could not afford the surgery. Lennox is a ham - he is great with kids and other dogs - he just loves life and he has been in pain long enough - He needs our help!

Bailey is a great one year old female that is best described as "sweet". We brought Bailey in as an emergency because her owner said she was barking and he was going to be evicted, however when we went to get her she was limping and in pain. Bailey was sedated and xrays taken and she too needs a TPLO surgery - this is all part of rescue.

Lennox and Bailey are asking for your help before February 3rd so they too can find their forever homes!

If you would like to make a donation to help Lennox and Bailey please click here. Any size donation is appreciated.  If you'd like to follow their journey on our Facebook page you can find it here.

Barkenstein Designs

We have been chosen as Rescue of the Month by Barkenstein Designs. $1 from every purchase during the month of February will be donated to Boxer Rescue Ontario. Please visit their website www.barkensteindesigns.com or Facebook page Barkenstein Designs to place your order.

Our Most Recent Adoptees


Did you know that you can donate your Canadian Tire Money to Boxer Rescue Ontario? We are very close to running out of Canadian Tire Money that has been donated. Your donation will allow us to buy items such as dog toys, leashes, collars, bowls, food, crates, cleaning supplies, etc.

No matter the amount, your donation can help make a difference and will be greatly appreciated.

You can drop off your donation to any one of our events held throughout Ontario. If you would like to mail it to us, please contact us here and we will provide instructions: www.boxerrescueontario.com/index.php?section=contact.

Thank you!

Until there are none, rescue one!


About Us

Boxer Rescue Ontario is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to placing abandoned, injured or lost Boxers in loving homes. We work with other rescue groups, shelters, veterinarians, breeders and the public to promote responsible pet ownership in and around Ontario. Learn more about Boxer Rescue Ontario.


Boxer Rescue Ontario always needs additional foster homes. Without the support of these nurturing safehouses, our program would fail. The foster homes we do have are generally stocked to their maximum capacity and the unfortunate truth is that when we are full, dogs sometimes pay needlessly with their lives. It’s a heartbreaking fact, but with commitment and love you can help. What is involved with fostering?

Our Mission

Boxer Rescue Ontario  rescues, fosters and adopts out Boxers all across Ontario. We are a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to placing abandoned, injured or lost Boxers in loving homes. We work with other rescue groups, shelters, veterinarians, breeders and the public to promote responsible pet ownership in and around Ontario. If you want to make a difference in a life of a  boxer in search of a new home please consider:  adoption, fostering, volunteering or making a donation.

Together we can make a difference in the life of one of our wonderful boxers!!



Adding one of these sprightly characters to your family will bring you laughter and the best kind of companionship. If you make the wonderful decision to adopt, you will be asked to pay a nominal fee. Adoption fees pale in comparison to the amount of time, money and resources Boxer Rescue Ontario has already spent on routine and emergency medical treatment, housing and food.

Visit our Adopting page to learn more about the process before you apply.

How Can I Help?

Our dogs can always use your help! There are two main ways to lend your hand to Boxer Rescue Ontario: you can volunteer or donate. Donations can be made either in one-time lump sum amounts or by small amounts monthly.

If you would like to volunteer your time or any special skills or talents you possess to Boxer Rescue Ontario, please complete this application here: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION or Contact us to find out about other volunteering opportunities.

Visit our How Can I Help page to learn more about donating or volunteering.



We only accept applications for dogs listed on our Available Dogs page. When a dog’s photo is marked as “Adoption Pending”, it means we are no longer accepting applications for him and he will likely be placed in his forever home soon. Dogs listed on our Foster Dogs page are in our care but not yet available for adoption, and we are not accepting applications for them. Please do not apply for a dog listed on the Foster Dogs page. When a foster dog is ready for adoption, his name and story will appear on our Available Dogs page. That’s when we will begin accepting applications for him. You may apply for as many of our Available Dogs as you like on a single application but be sure to be specific about how your home and family meets the needs and special attributes of each dog that interests you. If your home does not suit the dog(s) for whom you are applying – for example, if you have cats and the dogs is not suitable for a home with cats - we unfortunately cannot consider your application.

Once you submit an application online, it is forwarded to our Director of Adoptions and her team for review. You should receive an automated response from us once we receive your application. However, the review process can take several weeks so please be patient! We are all volunteers and must fit our rescue duties around our own personal lives including families, pets and full-time jobs in most cases.

It is best to check our website regularly to see if a foster dog you may have been following has become available. All applications are sent to the Adoptions Committee so they can select the applicant(s) best suited for that individual dog. BRO’s goal is always to look for the best applicant for each individual dog based on his or her needs. Bear in mind that for younger, easygoing dogs, we may receive many applications so don’t be discouraged if you and your family are not chosen to provide the forever home for the dog you fell in love with on the Internet. We always have many lovely dogs looking for new and wonderful homes. So check our website out often!

Our adoption fee for dogs:  up to age 2 is $500; 2-5 years of age is $400; dogs 6 and older are $250. Since we are a volunteer organization funded entirely by contributions, we count on your continuing support as well as your adoption fees to help defray the costs of caring for our foster dogs. We would happily accept any amounts in over these minimum fees to help other dogs in our care.

We are always looking for donations too. So if you would like to help out while you are waiting for your perfect match or if you are looking for additional ways to help, please visit our Donations Page.


Make A Donation!

Support our rescue Boxers and donate!

Your donations will help bring us closer to eliminating homelessness for our dogs. You can donate any amount you choose, in a one-time lump sum or in small, monthly increments. 

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You can also easily direct your United Way donations to Boxer Recue Ontario through your workplace or community campaigns or donations made to United Way canvassers. To find out more about how to do this and the many other ways you can help Boxer Rescue Ontario, please visit our Donation page here: boxerrescueontario.com/donations


Boxer Rescue News!

Saturday, February 13 - Petsmart, Oakville, ON
Event Date 2016-02-13
Saturday, February 13 - Petsmart, Whitby, ON
Event Date 2016-02-13

Read more about these events and check out our other events and news entries.

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