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 2016

NCBR will be participating in Strut Your Mutt again this year! The event will be held at Little Marina Green in San Francisco on September 18th and will include dog-themed festivities, merchant booths, demonstrations, and – of course – a strut with (or without) your pup(s)! We’re strutting to raise money for NCBR, but we’ll also have a great time raising awareness and showing off our boxers!

Last year was our first year participating in this fantastic event and despite our late start, we raised over $10,000 for NCBR, we were the 3rd highest fundraiser in San Francisco, AND we were the only rescue group awarded a booth at the event! This year we want to do better than 3rd – we want to be the TOP fundraiser! But in order to do that, we need YOUR help! Here’s what YOU can do:

1) Register to be on NCBR’s Strut Your Mutt team!
Being a team member not only allows you to join us for a day of dog-themed fun, it also allows you to create your own fundraising page in support of NCBR’s team. Even if you can’t attend the event, you can still be a teammate! Your registration makes us more competitive for incentives that Best Friends offers to Network Partners.

To register, go to http://support.bestfriends.org/goto/NCBR and register as a Network Partner Adult or Network Partner Youth. Your registration fee is tax-deductible and counts toward NCBR’s fundraising total. Early bird registration by August 12th is only $25 and includes admission to the live event, one t-shirt, a bag and a reusable water bottle!

2) Let your friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers know about Strut Your Mutt!
Invite anyone to join our team, or to support your fundraising page or our team page. We will have marketing materials available soon that we’d be happy to mail to anyone willing to help distribute them. Please email rebecca@ncbr.org for more info on receiving marketing materials.

Last year was tons of fun and we hope you’ll join us again this year! If you can’t make it, you can still support NCBR by becoming a team member and helping raise funds or with a donation on our team page at http://support.bestfriends.org/goto/NCBR.

Our 2016 SYM Team Members:

2016 SYM High Honor Roll:



We’re continuing our year-long partnership with California Pizza Kitchen to help raise funds for boxers!

The first Thursday of every month will be NCBR-CPK Pizza Day! All SF/Bay Area CPK’s are participating, as well as the Sacramento, Roseville and Monterey locations. Present our coupon (posted each month for the upcoming Pizza Day) at any participating CPK and 20% of your bill will be donated to NCBR!

The next Pizza Day is Thursday, August 4th so mark your calendar! Print the August coupon and get ready for fun, food and helping boxers! Print some extras for friends, family and co-workers! Anyone can participate!

Join NCBR volunteers, adopters, and supporters at our simultaneous group dinners at San Jose (Oakridge), Pleasanton, Sacramento, and Corte Madera – each starting at 7pm.

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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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!