NCBR provides a temporary sanctuary for boxers in need throughout Northern California, the Central Valley (Fresno or farther north) and around the Nevada/California state line area. We are run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers and have no paid employees. We allocate nearly 100% of our adoption fees and donations directly toward the care of our boxers, including spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, a microchip, and more.

Available Boxers

Looking for your new family member? Visit our Available Boxers page to find your fur-buddy today!

News & Information


It’s time to Strut Your Mutt again! Last year NCBR was the top fundraising team in San Francisco, and we raised over $31,000, which was enough to cover four months of veterinary care in 2016! Can we do it again? Only with your help!

Visit our team page and click “Join” to register today! Registration is only $15!

In addition to the fundraising incentives that Best Friends offers, NCBR will have its own fundraising incentives and mini-competitions just for our teammates. Keep an eye on our SYM Event page for all the details on current and future incentives and giveaways!

Strut Your Mutt 2017

Bissell is committed to helping solve the problem of pet homelessness, and as one of their Partners for Pets, NCBR is eligible to win their Support the Shelters Sweepstakes!

Click over to http://www.bissellpetfoundation.org/sweepstakes/ to cast your vote for NCBR. You could win a Bissell product and NCBR could win up to $30,000  to help our dogs find their homes! Ask your friends & family to do the same!

Donate to NCBR

Your generosity is what enables us to continue our mission to “Leave No Boxer Behind.”  Regardless of a boxer’s age or potential health issues, they ALL deserve a second chance at a well-lived and well-loved life.

NCBR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations are tax deductible.

We now accept vehicle donations!

Donate your car, boat, RV, motorcycle or farm equipment. We’ll pick it up whenever you want – for FREE! And we’ll get the most value from your donated vehicle. Plus you get a tax deduction!

CARS Donate a Vehicle

Call 855-500-RIDE to donate or learn more.

Upcoming Events

Follow Us

  • Follow us on Facebook where we post lots of pictures and information!
  • Woof woof! We tweet too!
  • Check out our Youtube channel for videos of our available boxers!

Courtesy Listings

These dogs (if any) are being posted as a courtesy for families or other rescues looking to re-home them. All inquiries should be directed to the contact person listed within the post.

Please visit our Courtesy Listings page to see all of the current postings.


We can ALWAYS use a hand!

  • Foster dogs
  • Help out at events
  • Transport dogs
  • Help with fundraisers
  • Process applications
  • And more!

Check out our Volunteer page for more information on ways you can help!

Dogs In Need

Please visit our Dogs in Need page (or our Facebook album of dogs in need) to see the current list of dogs awaiting rescue.

These dogs are in very real danger of being euthanized if we are unable to provide them with an appropriate foster home within the time frame allotted by the shelter!

Please consider opening your home to a boxer in need by applying to foster TODAY!