Corona Virus Statement. Update Summer 2022

As you know, we have monitored the effect of the pandemic in Rescue and have remained open with kennel space available and doing what we can to raise funds whenever possible.

Although government restrictions have now been lifted, NAYBR are very aware that COVID‑19 is still prevalent and numbers continue to be concerning. The virus still features heavily on our risk assessments and we are continuing to monitor advice from the government and from DEFRA.

We are carefully considering our own and other people's health and wellbeing and will take any precaution necessary to minimise risk whilst reviewing this policy as an ongoing issue.

Demand for dogs in the UK remains high but as we expected, dogs are starting to come into Rescue as normal life returns. With this in mind, we have now reopened the Adoption process for new applications, but we urge people to consider their long-term family / work life balance when considering any dog. Please do not apply or be tempted to consider a dog that will not fit with your circumstances however handsome, pretty, or cute they may look.

We know every dog is different and has different needs. So when we rehome, we need to give the dog the family that is right for it. We work hard when any dog comes into Rescue and will provide the help and advice to new owners if needed to give the dog the very best chance to flourish and be happy.

Our message remains simple, please be patient with rescues and please do not be tempted to look to puppy farms or ‘have a go’ breeders who can exploit the increase in demand. We are concerned that we will continue to see an increase in surrenders once everyone is back at work and back to their busy lives; the dogs they rushed out to buy during lockdown may not be part of their plans for the future.

We will of course keep you all updated as these trends and demands change.

Thank you for reading this and our Coordinators are on-hand to answer any questions you may have.

We've more information to help you look after your boxer on our Help and Advice page

If you would like to see more information regarding NAYBR’s approach to adoption, we have prepared a short film that can be viewed by clicking the "Play Video" image below.

Play our adoption process video

Boxers needing new homes

Below are dogs that are currently looking for a new Fur-Ever home. If you see one you like, just click on the image to get a closer look.

If there is a dog you would like to adopt, please fill out our Apply to Adopt form

Alternatively, for more general information, get in touch via our Contact Us page

Hi everybody, my name is Rosie

I’m looking for my furever home as my previous owner had long working hours that really didn’t suit a dog’s life.

As you can see, I’m a beautiful boxer cross girl who is very loving and gets on with other dogs; I don’t like cats though I’m afraid, sorry..!

I’m 4 years old and can be left for short periods of time, however I walk well on the lead and I love getting out and about and meeting people.

The Rescue think I would suit a family with older children as that is what I’m used to; I have my paws crossed as I want to show my furever family what a good girl I am.

If you think that could be you, please contact the Rescue.

Love Rosie..xx

Say hello to Harley

Harley is now ready to find his furever home as he is doing well with his training. He needs a home where his new owner(s) will continue his training and development.

Harley is a big, strong boy who can pull on the lead so he will need someone who can handle his strength and ideally have Boxer experience. He is unsure of dogs who get too close to him and can react if they approach, however he has been taught “leave it” and has responded well to this command. He will also need a home without any other dogs or cats, but could be rehomed with older children who have lived with dogs before.

He is a real cuddle monster and loves to play in water.

As you can see from his photos, Harley is a beautiful brindle boy (who will be 6 in September) and he deserves a loving and supportive home.

If you think you meet the above criteria and would like to apply to adopt Harley then please contact the rescue in the usual ways; if you are on our adoption waiting list please let us know if you are interested in Harley (providing you meet the criteria) and one of the team will get back to you.

Thank you from all the Team and, of course, Harley.

Say hello to Neville

Neville has just been welcomed into NAYBR and we are still assessing him for rehoming. Please don't call in yet. We'll let him tell you his story when he is ready.

Hi, I’m Max

I’m a very handsome red and white bobtailed boy who has come into rescue as sadly my previous elderly owner’s health has meant they can no longer care for me.

I’m nearly 4 years old but I am going to need help and patience with my ongoing training; I am VERY strong and need to learn not to pull on my lead.

I do get on with cats but, due to my strength and playfulness, the team think younger children in the family may not be suitable for me. My favourite toy is my ball, I love it and am learning to focus. I really enjoy play time.

If you think you can help me with my training and give me my Furever home, please contact the rescue. I have my paws crossed.


Our Success stories

Below some of the dogs we have found a new Fur-Ever home for.







Molly & Ruby





























Duke (Mk 1)

Duke (Mk 2)







Bruno (Mk 1)

Bruno (Mk 2)

Bruno (Mk 3)











Rocky (Mk 2)

Scarlett (Mk 2)