Mission Statement

SouthPaw Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, foster-based rescue serving North and South Carolina. SouthPaw Boxer Rescue launched in April 2020, born of the desire to help alleviate the number of boxers in shelters. These include abandoned and/or abused boxers and we take in owner surrenders from people that can no longer care for or want their boxer.


Every boxer we rescue goes to an approved, loving foster home and receives full medical care
that includes all vaccinations, a spay or neuter if not already done, heartworm testing and
treatment if they test positive and any surgeries needed such as mass removals, ACL repairs,
etc. Each boxer goes to an approved foster home staying as long as needed in order for him or
her to decompress, heal from any surgery or abuse if any, and learn what it’s like to be loved
and learn to trust humans again.


In order to be an approved adopter, your resident pet(s) must be spayed or neutered, up to
date on all shots, and on heartworm prevention. We screen each applicant by checking personal
and veterinary references as well as a required home visit. *

  • Home visits are done to assess the home and family environment to help us determine what boxer would be best suited for the family. Our commitment is to place each boxer in the best
    possible forever home. Understanding the impact of children, resident pets, fences, neighborhoods, and other factors play into matching a rescued boxer with their ideal home.