Due to our inability to accept any new rescues at this time, the following Boxers and Boxer mixes are currently staying in area shelters, humane societies or with individuals that are unable to permanently keep them.  These are courtesy listings only and are not a part of the Carolina Boxer Rescue program, therefore we make no representations regarding the dogs. 

To learn more about any of the dogs below please contact the shelter/individual listed directly; 

It is our hope that this page will help these dogs find new homes before it's too late


I am sheltering a found boxer-mix who was likely displaced during the recent storms. I cannot keep this lovely, young, lively boxer. I already have a CARE foster failure, Romeo, and mind all of my neighbors animals and old people!
This wonderful young female is a boxer-she is smart, young, trainable and has a ridiculously cute face and eyes.
Contact : Tracy tracylynn747@gmail.com

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"Java is a 13 year old, mostly Boxer, white, spayed and in mostly good health. She is yet another casualty of divorce, poor planning, and the "animals are disposable" mindset. Grrrrrrrr. She was headed to the shelter and we both know what would have become of her. A friend reached out to me on Facebook and I just said there is no way that dog is going to a shelter. My vet seems to think she experienced a spinal injury at some point as she has some minor issues with her back legs. But other than that, she is healthy and adorable"

Contact Mark at markwridenour@gmail.com


LALO -In Search of great home for this beautiful boy. He's a lab mix and a cuddle bug. He's great with kids - although he forgets he's not a small dog. He loves belly rubs and sleeping is his favorite hobby. He needs a home or rescue ASAP! You can reach me at 843-617-8569.

Felix's info is at his page: http://cbhr.com/pet/felix/. This page has his bio and links to pics. 


 The Adopt button on this page leads to our adoption page: http://cbhr.com/adopt/. This page gives an overview of the adoption process, and has links to our adoption application: http://cbhroffice.com/forms/adopter1.php. The application form has a spot for free text at the end, and applicants can indicate they are specifically interested in Felix. Our application process includes a vet check to check medical history with current / previous animals, or a personal reference if it's been a while since the applicant has had a pet. This is usually followed by a phone call to discuss Basset traits people are interested in; perhaps we would adjust this to discuss specifics about Felix. The last step of our process is for a volunteer to conduct a home visit, and see the home, meet the family, learn where the dog will be kept. After a successful home visit, the application is set to Bonnie for final approval. 

 Felix is medically cleared and ready for adoption now. In fact, he came in amazingly healthy and strong. His teeth are amazing. He is young, young at heart. And strong. He's getting better about just holding on to the ball or toy you're playing with, but he does want to grab the end you're holding. Boxers have strong jaws, and he has puppy enthusiasm. He has destroyed most toys we've bought for him, even the "if it's destroyed within 30 days, send us a pic of the toy and receipt." Those take 15 minutes. We've found a few that seem to be holding up, and we'd happily pass them on. He does like to play fetch with a ball; sometimes he wants you to chase him to get the ball back, sometimes he'll come to you if you hold your hands like a baseball catcher. He'll do that for a while, and then he'll decide he's done. When he gets tired, he's like a young child fighting sleep. He flops around, will put his mouth on your (usually he sticks with "hand") but won't bite down hard. "No bite" / tapping his snout isn't working, but "Cut it out!" seems to be working. He is tall enough to swat at the storm door latch and get out (happened once; we're not used to dogs that tall). He is a snuggler; beside you on the couch, or curled into a ball on the bed. If not in a ball, he's sprawled out on his back just like a Basset.

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Dixie Rose is a 4 year old spayed female boxer. She is mostly brown and white with some black around her face. She is up-to-date on distemper, Bordetella, rabies, flea & tick preventative (Frontline +) and heartworm preventative (Interceptor). She is due for vaccine boosters in August 2018. She had a 4Dx Snap test in July 2017 and was negative for everything. She has required no other vetting since then. She currently has no known health problems. She is currently eating Purina One for Sensitive Systems.

Dixie was adopted from the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA in July 2017. Dixie is a high arousal boxer who likes to play roughly. What begins as play escalates quickly to aggression. She demand barks when she is not getting attention and shows signs of separation anxiety when the owner has attempted to crate her. She needs a quieter home with more structure and fewer distractions. When she is solo with her owner, she is snuggly and social. She is very affectionate and loves toys, especially balls, squeakies and stuffies.  

Dixie is not good with other dogs, kids or cats. She has lived in a home with one other dog, two cats and one 4-year-old child for approximately one year.

              Dixie is currently still living with her owner while she attempts to rehome her. 

Jo Benjamin
Adoption/Rescue Coordinator
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA

It is with a heavy heart that we need to find a new home for my brother’s two dogs due to upcoming professional and life changes.  We are looking for a loving home to take in the two of them together, as they grew up together.



We care about these two very much and will not entertain anyone with ill intent or who is not willing to care for the dogs’ best interest. 

General info:  Both dogs are about 6 years old and females. They are inside dogs and accustomed to using a doggie door. Both are incredibly sweet and quite loyal. 

Leila (boxer mix) is light brown and Bella (boxer) is dark Brindle in color. 

References may be required to ensure their safety.

Contact Mary Ellen Fischer @ (864) 617-5536


8 year old male mixed breed  Looks Like a Boxer Mix

Animal ID 37655194


Zeus here! I am sweet, gentle soul looking for a quiet loving home. My grey nose indicates I have had a longer life other dogs, but I assure you it hasn't affected the love I have in my heart. I am a loyal and devoted dog who longs for a human to make happy every day. I don't need much. A cozy bed, yummy treats and leisurely walks. I would do best in a home with teens and up because I don’t always like to be touched everywhere. Would you like to make my dreams come true and adopt me? Ask how you canta ke me home today! Contact AWA at (856) 424-2288 or Behavior@awanj.org


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I work for Yadkin County Animal Shelter and we currently have a boxer mix named Charlie. He is about 2 years old, neutered, HW Negative, and UTD on all vaccines. He has been here since January 11th. He is a wonderful boy, can jump about 4 to 5 foot flat footed, (that is a beautiful thing to see lol). He does pull on leash alittle going outside, but coming in. He does not jump on anyone, listens very well, will stay sit and laydown. Is cautious around other cats and dogs. Great around all humans, he is a love bug. He is being looked over and no one is interested in him, we will not put him down for time and space, we have not done that for any cat or dog in almost two years. (Makes me proud to say that). . Thank You for taking a moment to read my lengthy message, this boy deserves a good life, we are not giving up on him. I

Thank You

Jennifer Trivette, Yadkin County Animal Shelter


Marabelle - This sweet gal was thrown from a motorboat off the coast of Wilmington, NC and the scoundrels in the boat sped away while a witness watched in horror. She swam for her life and was picked up by Animal Services. She has been at the shelter for several months and was on death row when a nice lady named Jane sponsored her and I’ve been housing her ever since. Marabelle is approximately 8 years old, spayed, current on vaccines and microchipped. She has done fine with her foster mates, but I think would prefer being the only dog, or maybe companion to a similar sized male dog. She is very chill and gentle, and her favorite activities are riding in a car and sunning herself. She walks well on a leash and knows how to sit on command. She weighs about 40lbs, has a beautiful brindle coat, and deserves a second chance....if you have room in your heart and home, please call/Text her foster Mom, Grace, at 910-352-6256