"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

Bowling for Boxers!

Want to show your support for the beautiful, fun-loving boxer dog? Come and knock some pins at our Bowling for Boxers Event.

Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Every cent raised goes toward the care of the breed we all know and love.

To purchase tickets visit our Bowling for Boxers website.

Cost: $20/ticket or $120 for a lane (6 bowlers/lane).

Each lane will receive one large pizza and a jug of pop. Shoe rentals are included in the cost of the ticket and everyone who attends will receive a swag bag from Rens Pets Depot.

Don’t own a boxer? No problem! Come and meet our wonderful team and boxer parents. Get to know more about this goofy breed!

Boxer Rescue Ontario will also be holding a silent auction for all attendees at this event. There will be many different items so there’s something for everyone! Check back closer to the event date for a sneak peak at some of the items we'll have up for bid.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event!

Meet Nova!

April 3, 2017:

Nova has came along way in the sense of gaining weight and becoming housebroken, but her gait remains unstable. We have tested Nova's blood and done as much as our vet can do and we have ruled out many things. The next step is an MRI and neuro-consult which means even more vetting costs for this girl.

Nova loves other dogs and is a super sweet girl so we are now starting a new fundraiser to get her the help she needs.
The MRI and consult have been booked for April 10th and now the pressure is on to try and raise the $2000.00 fee to try and finally find out what is wrong with our little munchkin.

To see how Nova has been progessing please view her videos here and follow her Facebook album here.

If you would like to contribute to Nova's care please donate to her fund here or write us privately and we will give you an email address to send in an email money transfer.

March 11, 2017:

Nova is a very sweet little 8 to 9 months old boxer/mastiff cross that was sent to us from a shelter in Quebec and she needs our help.

We really do not know what is wrong with Nova yet as she came into the shelter like this and another pup (different breed) arrived in a week later from the same area with the same symptoms. It sure is heartbreaking to watch her struggle, but she is a fighter! See some videos of Nova here and follow her Facebook album here.

Nova is going to be under Joshua Creek's care with our Dr Z and if anyone can get this girl better it is her. We will start with bloodwork to see how her kidneys and liver is doing to help rule out possible poisoning. A trip to the store for non slip booties, a raised food dish, a non slip mat and other things is going to take place tomorrow. We will also see about some swimming if Dr Z thinks that might help once we get the tests back - we really aren't sure what is going to happen, but there has been alot of tears today for this little angel.

Nova could use your help if you could donate to her fund here or write us privately and we will give you an email address to send in an email money transfer. She could sure use the funds for her continued care.

Spring 2017 Online Auction

Our 5th Annual Online auction is fast approaching. Don't miss it: June 2, 3 & 4, 2017. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000!

Do you have items you can donate? Please contact us at info@boxerrescueontario.com.

Not sure where to find items? Reach out to your local businesses, friends and family members. We are looking for gift cards, sports related items (tickets, signed items, etc), hotel getaways or resorts, doggie items, spa treatments, movie passes and more!

If you haven’t already, head over to our Boxer Rescue Ontario Auction Facebook page and give us a like to keep up to date on auction news.

Animal Wellness Campaign

Subscribe to Animal Wellness Magazine, ranked the #1 natural health magazine for dogs and cats and 25% of proceeds will be donated to Boxer Rescue Ontario to help homeless Boxers get the love, care and vetting they need and deserve. You can also shop the Animal Wellness site and a portion of proceeds will be donated to BRO.

SUBSCRIBE to the magazine (25% of proceeds go towards Boxer Rescue Ontario)
SHOP the website (25% of proceeds from LifeFORCE products, 10% of proceeds from all other brands)

You can also call 1-866-764-1212 to order by phone or to mail in your order download the order form here: www.boxerrescueontario.com/animalwellness.pdf.

Remember to use Rescue Code BOXER when you place your order to guarantee the proceeds of your subscription will be directed to Boxer Rescue Ontario.

Thank you from Boxer Rescue Ontario for your support!

Our Most Recent Adoptees


Boxer Rescue Ontario is now on Resqwalk! Walk a little or walk a lot. Every walk helps!

What is Resqwalk? Resqwalk is a free app you download to use during your regular day while you're walking, running, rollerblading, or during any type of fitness activity. ResQwalk does not use hyour data to track your movement - It uses your phones GPS instead!

Once you download the app, create your profile and select Boxer Rescue Ontario as the Rescue you're supporting. Any km you move (walk, run, etc) for the month go towards BRO's total km. The more km we have, the larger share of the Rescue Pool we'll receive.

All you have to do is turn the app on before you get moving to help support Boxer Rescue Ontario!


For more information visit www.resqwalk.com or click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

United Way

It's very easy to direct your United Way contribution to Boxer Rescue Ontario.  When a canvasser asks for a donation or any other United Way fundraising campaigns that you are involved in either at your workplace or in your community, just request that you'd like your contribution to go to Boxer Rescue Ontario. Many of our friends already fundraise for us in their communities or at their place of business by requesting friends or colleagues to direct their United Way funds to Boxer Rescue. You can help too!

To direct your contributions to us, all you have to do is give them our full registered name and our registered charity number as follows or write it on the front of your United Way Pledge Form:

  • Full Registered Name: Boxer Rescue Ontario
  • Registered Charity Number: 85881 6283 RR0001

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.

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:  under 6 months: $600 and and the adopter is responsible for the second and third sets of vaccinations as well as the spay or neuter of pup at 6 months old,  6 months to 2 years of age is $500; 2-6 years of age is $400; dogs 7 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, May 6 - KW Pet Expo, Kitchener, ON
Event Date 2017-05-06
Sunday, May 7 -Bowling for Boxers, Mississauga, ON
Event Date 2017-05-07

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

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