top6.jpg
jethro9.jpg
z2.JPG
top6.jpg

Welcome


Save a life. Gain a friend.

SCROLL DOWN

Welcome


Save a life. Gain a friend.

Our Mission

Northern Plains Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer effort where every boxer counts. The organization strives to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home all boxers in need. Northern Plains Boxer Rescue makes every effort to educate the public about the boxer breed and responsible pet ownership.

jethro9.jpg

About NPBR


Who. What. And why. 

SCROLL DOWN

About NPBR


Who. What. And why. 

Who We Are

We are a volunteer-based organization who reaches out to and provides a sanctuary for boxers in need. While we have coordinators located in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa, our volunteers live across the five-state region we serve: South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. Founded in 1998, we’ve formalized our program, established a Board of Directors, and have operated as a federally-recognized non-profit business since 2007.




What We Do

Boxers come to us in many different ways: from shelters, breeders, as strays, and from owners who need to find a new home for their boxer. We provide the boxers in our care with a loving home environment as well as the basics every dog needs: veterinarian care (including spay/neuter), basic training, and behavior assessment. We provide boxers with care for at least two weeks, as we’ve found it takes at least that amount of time for them to show us their personality—even if they’ve come from good, stable homes. Most importantly, we find our boxers a permanent, forever home by carefully matching them with an adoptive family.




why.png

Why We Do It

Everyone at NPBR loves and respects boxers; we’re owners (or future owners), admirers, and students of the breed. Many of our boxers come from difficult backgrounds, so our goal is to find them a lasting and loving home. While we understand your preferences in finding a great pet, our boxers’ needs are our top priority in both foster and permanent placement.

We at NPBR all have busy lives and busy dogs—so please keep this in mind when asking questions or sending an application. We''l reply as soon as we can, and we look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for considering a wonderful rescue dog!

z2.JPG

Why Rescue?


All life is precious.

SCROLL DOWN

Why Rescue?


All life is precious.

Why rescue a boxer?

Boxers are generally all loving and forgiving beings. These dogs have become homeless by no fault of their own, and are eager to belong to a family pack again. In the case of boxers from breeding facilities, they are eager for a loving family pack for the first time in their lives.   

Our rescue boxers are not dogs of the worst case scenario or beyond training. They do not have incurable health problems [we vet/care for them] - if a boxer does have special needs, the adoptive family will know this immediately. Our foster program exists to test boxers for problems and deal with them before they find a permanent home. Though these dogs have struggled, our foster program allows them to experience life in loving and boxer-experienced homes before they find a permanent one.

Save a life. Gain a friend.


How to Help

Foster Homes are vital to our program; they help our boxers adjust to and become prepared for a permanent home in a loving family. Some boxers are easy, some more of a challenge, but they’ll all own your heart when you watch them blossom. Foster families are given first adoption rights; should you fall in love with your foster dog, you can make him/her a permanent addition to your family.

We always need both long-term and respite homes. Long-term homes keep dogs until they can be permanently placed, and respite homes keep them for a week at most, helping other foster owners if they are away from home. 


We always need:

Funds (tax-deductible!)
Dog beds
High-quality dog food and treats
Dog toys
Collars and leashes
Dog bowls
Blankets
Miscellaneous items to sell at our NPBR rummage sale

Donation checks may be mailed to:  NPBR, P.O. Box 242, Vermillion, SD  57069


Upcoming Events

Featured Product

There are no items to display from the selected collection.