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. To start off, five of the first people to register between now and 5 pm PST on 7/20 will be chosen at random to receive a year’s subscription to Bark Magazine!

Strut Your Mutt 2017

Max & Neo Dog Gear Donation

Max and Neo Dog Gear Donation

Thank you Max and Neo Dog Gear for another very generous donation of collars and leashes we just received! Our dogs are going to look fantastic in these stylish collars! And how cool are the ones that say “Adopt Me”?!?

Max and Neo Dog Gear donates one item to a rescue for every item that is purchased! You can support Max and Neo Dog Gear by purchasing their products on the Max and Neo Dog Gear website or following them on Facebook at Max and Neo Dog Gear!


2015 NCBR Alum Annie (fka Autumn) escaped her yard in Grass Valley, CA on Friday 5/26 and is still missing. Her family is very worried she might be injured. Call Patti with any information at the numbers shown.

Please share this message and, if you live in the area, keep your eyes open for Annie. Let’s get her home!

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!