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


Tommy needs a new foster home BY JUNE 24TH or he will have to go to boarding. Please help Tommy!

Tommy is an excellent boy and his obedience is stellar!!!! Because of his rough style of play he needs to be an only dog. Check out Tommy’s obedience skills in action.

If you can foster Tommy while he looks for his fur-ever home, please submit our Foster Home Application ASAP.

Transportation will be covered by NCBR; food and crate can be provided if needed.


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

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  • 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!