Bocky the Boxer

Notts and Yorkshire Boxer Rescue are always looking for people who are willing to foster a dog on a short or long term basis, usually prior to the dog being re-homed. Often, when a dog comes into rescue they require medical treatment or need neutering or spaying before they can move on to their Fur-Ever home. It is better for the dog if this can take place in a home rather than in kennels.

The benefits

  • The fosterer gets the reward of looking after a Boxer.
  • The dog gets looked after in a home.
  • The rescue does not have to pay kennel fees.
  • The rescue remains responsible for the dog’s medical expenses.
  • The dog can be assessed properly in a home to match with the right Fur-Ever family.

Our responsibility is to find each dog the right home it needs and so we will work with you to ensure the dog is right for you and vice-versa. We don't consider the best way of achieving that as simply 'picking one' as each dog is different, as is each family. Our job is to make the perfect match.

If you feel you can help, please provide your details using the following link Apply to Foster . Alternatively, contact our fostering coordinator Fiona on 0781 6622958 or email

Foster Families Wanted

Hi, my name is Scarlett and I’m 4 years old

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I came to NAYBR in March 2018 and have been in a foster home since then but my fosterer‘s circumstances have changed and they can no longer keep me, through no fault of my own.

The rescue was told I had JKD when I arrived but fortunately this was not the case. I do have problems with my kidney function and am on Urilin to help with a little embarrassing incontinence. I am also on a renal diet.

I need a special home as I cannot live with another dog and I do not like children.

I know I am a little demanding but I feel sure there will be a home out there for me. I have always gone to work with my foster carer and her customers love me.

If you can offer me a permanent home, you will be rewarded with lots of boxer love. The rescue will pay for my food and medication, I just need a sofa to curl up on.

Please contact the rescue if you can help.


Miss Scarlett..xx

Hi my name is Eva

I am a lively 9 (and don't forget the half) year old white Boxer girl and I am looking for a short term foster home with a view to adopt. I have lived with children over 5 years of age and I quite like male dogs too so I could potentially live with another four legged male friend but not CATS! Noooo, just can't see myself with a cat. I walk quite nicely on a lead but I still have it in me to want to lead you sometimes. I don't have very good recall skills though, although in time this could be worked on in the right environment maybe. You can see from my photos that I also like water quite refreshing on a warm day don't you think?

Unfortunately I have been left on my own for up to 13 hours a day and have a little bit of incontinence now, so I am on some minor medication to help with that.

If you could offer me a comfy sofa please get in touch with the lovely team at NAYBR.

Love and licks, Eva..xx

Hi I’m Amber and I’m looking for a long term foster home

Although I am 10yrs old I am still quite lively. I can live with children over 10yrs. I don’t like other dogs and I get really scared when left and bark.

I’m looking for a home where someone is in all or most of the time and hopefully in time I will understand you come back if you go out. If anyone can help me with a comfy sofa to sleep on please call one of the Fostering coordinators

Kerry - 07932014396 / Fiona - ‭07816622958‬ or the rescue on 07747311624‬

As a fosterer you provide me with love and a home and my friends at NAYBR will provide you with support where needed and they’ll cover all my costs.

Love Amber

Fostering Stories

Story from Janet Smith - NAYBR Fosterer

Hi, My name is Jo and i am a NAYBR Foster Mum. My job is to take a rescued Boxer (sometimes at the very last minute), and give it a temporary home.

I know what you are thinking.....“oh I wouldn’t be able to give them up”, and yes, when my very first foster boy went to his forever home I certainly did cry. But within a week I had my next Foster boy to focus on. I have since had five foster babies, and every one of them different. But I feel a fosterer's job is extremely rewarding, as the dog comes to me (instead of going into kennels), I get to give them a loving, happy, calm (well sort of calm with a Boxer) environment.

When they are ready, they will go off to their own (carefully selected by NAYBR) Fur-Ever home.

I usually receive updates, and even pictures of my foster babies in their new homes, and when I do, I have a big smile, and know I did my small part in helping them.

Other Testimonials

In my circumstances, I can’t offer a Boxer a permanent home but I get great enjoyment and satisfaction out of short term fostering, getting my Boxer fix, and knowing they won't have to wait in a kennel until their perfect Fur-Ever home comes along.


Just wanted to say how impressed we are with your professionalism, commitment to the dogs and brilliant organisational skills - take a bow!!

J & B

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