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

Strut Your Mutt with NCBR

Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair

Join the NCBR team on October 10 th& 11th for the Bay Area Pet Fair in San Rafael! This event promises to be an action-packed, fun-filled day with:

  • The largest gathering of adoptable animals in California history
  • Exciting events for the whole family
  • Free giveaways
  • Dozens of vendors showcasing the latest in pet foods, treats, apparel and more

Admission and parking are FREE, so join us at the Marin Center Fairgrounds!

2016 NCBR Calendar

NCBR CalendarOur 2016 Calendar is in the works! Submit your photo to show off your boxer or pre-order your copy today!

  • Choose your photo size: full page, half page, quarter page, or date photo!
  • Select your month of choice (first come, first served)
  • Publish a tribute message
  • Deadline for inclusion is November 9th so don’t delay!

Visit the 2016 Calendar page for more info and to order.

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.

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  • 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!


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!


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. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

Dogs In Need

Please visit our Dogs in Need page to see the current list of dogs awaiting foster homes.

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!