Welcome to the New Website for Boxer Rescue Ontario.

Please note that this is a work in progress and some of the site features may not be available at this time. Make sure you visit regularly as we update our site.

Thank you in advance for your patience!!


“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. Adding one of these sprightly characters to your family will bring you laughter and the best kind of companionship.”

Boxer Rescue Ontario is a nonprofit Charity 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.

The dogs we rescue are usually homeless through no fault of their own. Generally they are surrendered directly by their previous owners or come to us through shelters that are happy for any help they can get. These dogs are given up or dumped for various reasons, though with Boxers those reasons are rarely related to temperament.

Once in our program, the Boxers are placed in foster homes where they are assessed and provided with any needed medical attention. In addition to assessing the dogs, we spend a lot of time and effort scoping potential homes. Each dog is an individual with its own unique needs. We do our best to match it with its new permanent family. To promote responsible pet ownership all rescue dogs are either spayed, neutered.

Like other rescue groups our work relies on the generosity of our volunteers and the public. We ask adopters for a standard donation that helps to mitigate our extensive vet costs, but in the end we rely almost exclusively on fundraising and your donations.

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.