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Seasons greetings from NorCal Boxer Rescue, and thank you for helping us complete our 20th successful year of rescue!

This year we rescued 85 boxers, about one dog every four days. Although this is fewer dogs than we rescued last year, our dedication to helping senior dogs and those with significant medical needs means that our dogs occupy foster space longer.

Your generosity allowed us to serve a total of 23 seniors this year. Each senior received the best care and a devoted foster home; nine were adopted; and four left this earth surrounded by the love of a hospice foster. Our 2018 veterinary costs for seniors were over $45,000.00, but we are blessed to give 23 old souls the care and dignity they deserve.

Our general veterinary expenses were over $150,000.00 this year, and our expenses for behavioral intervention were over $28,200.00. In the past, we could not have shouldered these costs; but thanks to you, we have been able to pull sick, injured, and senior boxers to give them a second chance.

As the only entirely foster-based boxer rescue in northern CA, we share your belief that a home environment is best, but the number of available foster homes sometimes limits our intake ability. Perhaps you may consider joining our team of volunteers and fostering an NCBR boxer in 2019!

NCBR survives because of the dedication of its volunteers, some of whom work hundreds of hours each month for boxer rescue, and never get enough thanks. We want to especially acknowledge these forever-giving volunteers. Thank you for having a compassionate heart and for believing that homeless boxers deserve a life filled with love.

Happy New Year!
NorCal Boxer Rescue

Maddie's FundNorCal Boxer Rescue is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie’s Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.


Grey Muzzle Organization Grant Recipient

NorCal Boxer Rescue is one of 66 animal welfare groups in 30 states chosen from more than 300 applicants to receive a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help senior dogs.

“This grant will help us recruit more foster homes for senior dogs like Gordon. He recently entered our care after being abandoned in his home for over two weeks before he was taken in by animal control,” said Karen Heald, executive director of NorCal Boxer Rescue. “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”

The national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide.

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!

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Call 855-500-RIDE to donate or learn more.

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