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 as well as owner surrenders who reach out asking us
to accept the one(s) they can no longer care for or want.
Led entirely by volunteers, we hope to raise awareness within the community via social events,
fundraising efforts and providing opportunities for individuals to get involved. Educating the general
public and potential adopters on the importance of spaying & neutering their animals as well of the life-
saving benefits of heartworm prevention.
All of our Boxers go to approved, loving foster homes and receive full medical care that includes all
vaccinations, a spay or neuter if not already done, heartworm testing and treatment if they’re test is
positive and any surgery (mass removal, ACL repairs, etc.). Each boxer stays in foster care as long as
needed in order for him or her to decompress, learn what it’s like to be loved and learn to trust humans.
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 one of our volunteers doing a home visit. Home visits are done to assess the home
and family environment to help us determine which Boxer would be best suited for the adopter but
most importantly, the Boxer. Understanding the impact of children, resident pets, fences,
neighborhoods and other factors play into matching a rescued Boxer with their ideal home. SouthPaw
Boxer Rescue’s commitment is to give the best care to each Boxer in our rescue while preparing them to
find their perfect forever family.