Who We Are

Our 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.

Boxer Facts

Life Expectancy:
Average is 10 – 12 years
Fearless, Cheerful, Devoted, Intelligent, Energetic, Loyal, Bright, Confident, Friendly, Playful, Calm, Brave, Goofy
Female: 55–64 lbs), Male: 60–71 lbs​
White, Brindle, Fawn

Life With A Boxer

They slobber; they burp; they can (and  do) jump 6’ fences; they chase squirrels (and cats and birds); they love attention; they are stubborn; they don’t know personal space; they bend in half (aka kidney bean); ultimately they give love unconditionally
Notice the temperament listed before? It says ‘calm’ – well, if you have ever been around a boxer, you know this usually only applies when a boxer is sleeping or wants to cuddle with you (or ON you). Boxers are smart dogs and learn very quickly but this takes patience and training. Unfortunately, boxers are also prone to various medical conditions that can shorten their life spans and cause for some expensive vet charges.

Our Team

SouthPaw Boxer Rescue's Board of Directors have all been involved in animal rescue for many years and all but one Director has a Boxer as part of their family. All Board Members live in and around the Charlotte, NC area.

Board Member
Lori Morgan
Board Member

About SouthPaw Boxer Rescue

If you’re not familiar with how a rescue operates, here’s what you should know. We pull boxers from shelters and take in owner surrenders. We have various expenses that often exceed the adoption fees. Routine expenses such as vaccines, spaying and neutering, microchips, Heartworm tests, monthly heartworm and flea prevention and other medications. Ideally, a SouthPaw doesn’t need anything when entering our rescue except a place to call home until they are adopted. However, oftentimes that isn’t the case. Many of the dogs we rescue need more medical attention than just vaccines – some are heartworm positive requiring expensive treatment; some have masses that need to be removed; some have internal medical issues that have to be addressed.

Our adoption fees can range anywhere from $200-$400  depending on age and medical conditions.

Let’s answer the biggest question we receive — Do you make money? SouthPaw Boxer Rescue is NOT a for-profit organization. We do not pay any of our volunteers; founders; directors; etc. We do not ‘shop’ for boxers and we don’t pull just the healthy boxers. All of our volunteers, founders, directors, etc. own boxers and live in the areas we serve (NC and SC). All of our donations and expenses are carefully tracked and monitored by several board members. We are in rescue to save the SouthPaws.

Need Your


SouthPaw Boxer Rescue’s commitment is to provide the best care to each Boxer we foster while preparing them to find their perfect forever family. Learn how you can get involved!