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

*** URGENT! ***
7 Fosters Homes Needed Immediately

Dogs In Need

These 6 males plus 1 female need a commitment by end of day Wednesday 11/25!

If you have room in your heart and your home, please apply to foster today!

Information on each male can be found here.

Information on the female can be found here.

2016 NCBR Calendar

NCBR Calendar

Our 2016 Calendar is off to the printers! Order your copy today!

  • Enjoy a year’s worth of beautiful boxers for only $25!
  • High quality, full size calendar (8.5 x 11)
  • All funds raised help current and future NCBR boxers
  • Makes a great gift!
  • Supplies are limited – don’t miss out!

Visit the 2016 Calendar page to order.

Love is Ageless

NCBR is again partnering with Best Friends Animal Society for the benefit of our boxers! November is adopt a senior month and we have some wonderful seniors looking for their fur-ever homes. We’ll be highlighting these great dogs here and on Facebook throughout the month so check back for new information on Maggie, Mila, Sam and Shorty.

Make Your Mark on the Park!

Western El Dorado County CA recently opened its first off-leash dog park. You can leave your “mark on the park,” which will help raise money for grading of the land, fencing, a cooling station, benches and more, by participating in their “Buy-A-Brick” program. All bricks will be placed in the park for all to see. Tribute bricks are a great way to memorialize your four-legged family members and are available until the end of 2015.

Visit the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild for complete details.

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.

Upcoming Events


NCBR Meet & Greet

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

More info...

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.

6 Males in need of Foster Home
Senior Fawn Female

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!