Corona Virus Statement

During these difficult times of the pandemic, we have seen many changes and challenges in the Rescue; one such trend is the increase in demand for dogs and the decline in surrenders. Fewer dogs in Rescue can be viewed as a positive for the dog world but we should ask ourselves why this is. Dogs come into Rescue for all kinds of reasons but one of the main reasons is a lack of time needed to care for them in our busy lives. The pandemic has seen more people staying at home with time to spend with their dogs or indeed to get a dog for company, hence the increase in demand.

Worryingly we suspect that this trend is temporary as people will return to their busy lives at some point and their time will once again be taken, meaning an uncertain time for some dogs.

With this in mind, Notts and Yorkshire Boxer Rescue have taken the decision to temporarily suspend new applications for dogs due to the increase in recent applications and lack of dogs currently in our kennels awaiting new homes.

Our work continues with our Foster dogs and any fundraising opportunities; your understanding and support is appreciated.

Our message is 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 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.

NAYBR is still open and we still have kennel space if you need to rehome your dog in an urgent situation; our Coordinators are always here to help and advise you in these difficult times.

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

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.

Hi everyone, my name is Roxie and the Team think I am ready to be adopted.

As you already know I am a beautiful 7-year-old girl that is full of life and loves to play. I have lived with children and I also seem to like other dogs so I have been playing with them too.

Even though I've been spoilt while in Rescue, I am getting fitter, as I am getting more exercise.

I've also made some new friends to play with.

I must be special because I have had loads of interest already and the Team said to me that they aren’t taking any more applications for me as they are confident they can find me a loving family very soon..

Hi everyone, my name is Lucy

Unfortunately I have had to come back into Rescue through no fault of my own or my temporary Foster family. Let me tell you a little about me as I am very keen to continue my progress, I just need a little understanding.

I am lively and very pretty 7 year old Brindle girl and the Team have been getting me out and about as I need to experience new things. I just get excited and pull to get to things as I am not sure what they are, I am learning fast though and the Team think I am doing very well. Do you think you could be on my Team and help me continue learning?

I am getting to meet other dogs but perhaps that could come later in my training.

This is an exciting time for me so the Team think that any children around should be older or ideally young adults.

I do have an issue that I need help with as I really don’t like being left on my own, I get very unsettled so my family would need to be at home, at least until I could perhaps learn that too.

If you think you could offer me a Foster home and help me blossom into the dog I know I can be, then please contact the Rescue. You could perhaps think about Adopting me if we learn together and continue my journey. Obviously the Team at NAYBR will be with us all the way and will pay for my food and vet care whilst I am in Foster..!

Love and kisses,


Hi everybody, my name is Frankie

The Team think I am now ready to find my Fur-Ever home..!

As a recap, I am a beautiful 18 month old red boy with a lovely nature. I am getting out and about and my confidence is building every day and I am loving life. I am still a little nervous so my family would need to be patient, calm and understanding but this doggy life thing is exciting.

I am enjoying meeting other dogs and they have been helping me with my manners so I am making doggy friends..!

I walk well on the lead and am learning some commands so I am a clever boy.

I am used to children and should be able to be left for a short time; obviously once I am properly settled though.

This is an exciting time for me as the Team are looking through applications for me already.

Love Frankie..x

Our Success stories

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










Duke (Mk 1)

Duke (Mk 2)







Bruno (Mk 1)

Bruno (Mk 2)

Bruno (Mk 3)











Rocky (Mk 2)

Scarlett (Mk 2)