My name is Charlie!

Boxer Dog for adoption in North Wales, Pennsylvania - Charlie
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Northeastern Boxer Rescue - Pennsylvania

Facts about Charlie

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

We have learned a lot about Charlie since he has been in our Rescue program and we have discovered that he will need a very particular type of environment to thrive.

Charlie is a sweet and affectionate boxer boy to people he knows and trusts. However, he becomes protective of his family and can be very reactive to strangers. We don’t know what happened to Charlie before we got him, but he is obviously fearful in certain situations.

Whoever adopts Charlie will need a securely fenced yard where he can safely run off his energy. He loves to run and play and is a joy to watch. Charlie’s forever home will need to be a low-key adult home preferably in a country location.

Charlie is currently in a boarding situation. We would love to find him a temporary home setting until he is matched with his forever home. Please contact us and complete an application if you would consider being his foster caretaker or you want to adopt.


Charlie has bounced back from his emergency surgery to remove an intestinal blockage and is completely recovered. His 20 staples have been removed from his abdomen and he is perfectly healed. He was a lucky boy and is ready to become a permanent member of a family who will love and cherish him.


Poor Charlie had to have emergency surgery at a Specialty Hospital to retrieve cloth fabric from his stomach and intestines. Luckily the surgeon was able to "milk" some of the pieces that were in his small intestines back into his stomach so no incisions had to be made in his intestinal wall. Hopefully he will recover without incident but the doctors will reevaluate him further when he has recuperated from his operation.

Please remember to act quickly if your dog is showing any signs of a gastrointestinal blockage. Young dogs are notorious for eating foreign objects such as bedding, blankets, socks, toys etc., and adult dogs will often eat things such as cat litter, corn cobs and used aluminum foil which are all particularly dangerous.

If you suspect that your dog has swallowed an inappropriate item do not wait to see a doctor. The longer a foreign body stays inside your dog the more dangerous it becomes. Many dogs have died needlessly because they did not get prompt treatment. Charlie 's surgery was expensive but his life was worth the cost.

Please help us recoup the expense of Charlie’s surgery and treatment which has run upwards of $3500.

11/2/2014: Charlie Is A Cute Quirky Little Guy

Charlie is a super excited 1 year old Boxer saved from death row at animal control. He was at the Shelter for more than a month before we heard about his plight. None of the other Rescue groups stepped up to help and, although we have no available foster homes, NBR was able to secure a temporary foster so this sweet young boy did not die.

When Charlie was taken to the Vet his exam went well. Luckily he was heartworm negative. He did have an eye infection but that will clear up quickly with medication.

We have no history about Charlie. What we have learned is that this boy absolutely loves to play, play, and play some more. He is getting help working on his manners and learning all about being a house dog like potty training and crate training. He may do best as an only dog so all the attention is focused on him since he has probably never had much affection. He is a bit hyper for young and small children so would recommend an adult home or a family with older kids.

Please consider fostering or adopting Charlie.

Below are a few words from his temporary foster mom who was instrumental in saving his life:

“I am in love with Charlie. He is a quirky little guy. He is doing really well and starting to learn how to be an indoor dog. My gut feeling tells me he was a chained dog with no freedom or human love. He runs around my back yard like a crazy man so fast that he trips over his long legs.”

About Northeastern Boxer Rescue - Pennsylvania

About Our Rescue Group...

Northeastern Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization which is an all-volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs within the Northeastern United States. We work within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

When boxers are in need, NBR volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education. We strive to inform others about the realities of pet guardianship, promote neutering, and encourage responsible care. It is our hope that our efforts will enhance the lives of people as well as companion animals.

Join us. Help us to help boxers. Together we can make a difference.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a Boxer

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Boxer from NBR. Since the organization was founded, NBR has successfully placed thousands of Boxers in permanent, loving new homes.

Please read these materials carefully to familiarize yourself with NBR's adoption program and eligibility requirements. If you conclude that you want to adopt a NBR Boxer, and we hope that you do, please follow the application procedure outlined.

Our non-profit organization is mostly comprised of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing our wonderful Boxers placed in loving, permanent homes and given another chance for a happy life. Our process may seem slow, but if you are patient, we will try to provide you with a devoted, loving companion - a Boxer.

Click the following links for more information.

Is a Boxer right for me?

1. Fill out an adoption application.
This gives us information about your family and helps us to match you with a suitable boxer. If a good match is not currently available, this application also allows us quick access to your information to compare with incoming dogs. As you will see, the adoption application is quite detailed. Our mission is not just placing homeless boxers into new homes but ensuring that those homes will be permanent. Our intention is not to be nosey. The thoroughness of our questionnaire is meant to aid us in our attempt to find the best homes for our dogs and the best dog for you.

You can decide how far you are willing to travel to meet an available dog, but the states currently included in our program are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

2. View the available dogs.
This page will show you the dogs currently available in our rescue program. Keep in mind that there may be delays in updating the page, so there may be dogs available that are not listed. Similarly, not all of the listed dogs will be actually available. We try to keep things current, but new dogs enter our program and are adopted from us regularly.

3. After completing the application, you may email us at Please allow us at least a week or so before requesting status. These status requests take us away from reviewing your Applications and matching you with dogs.

And yes, we realize that the Boxer you may have your heart set on, may be adopted before you're approved. Should your first choices all ready found their forever home, we have provided a space below for you to advise us as to other dogs you are interested in. Be happy for the ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many fantastic dogs waiting in their place.

We hope you feel that the right Boxer is worth waiting for.

Until you tell us otherwise, we will continue to review your application for possible matches with dogs coming into rescue. However, we encourage you to return to frequently to view new additions to the available dogs list. We ask that you notify us when you adopt a dog so we can remove your application from our active file.

4. Arrange for a home-visit.
A boxer rescue volunteer will ask to visit you in your home, in all likelihood bringing a boxer along for the visit. The boxer may or may not be an animal that you are interested in adopting. The intent is to confirm that you do have a physical environment that is safe for a boxer and that you are comfortable with the breed in your home.

5. Sign an adoption contract.
When you decide on the dog you want to adopt, you will be required to sign an adoption contract. Basically, it will require you to agree to the following major points: an agreement to neuter if it is not already done because of age or health, keeping current with medical needs, humane treatment, and the return of an unwanted dog back to the rescue program. There is an adoption fee of $395. This donation helps to defer the cost of veterinary care that we give the dogs, such as neutering, vaccinations, and medical treatments as needed.

6. Live happily ever after.
Corny as it sounds, this is our goal. If, for any reason, the placement is not working out, Northeastern Boxer Rescue will cheerfully accept any dog's return to our rescue program. We try our best, but not all matches work out. If that is the case, we will try to find you a rescue dog better suited to your family.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Forgive us if there is sometimes a delay in getting back to your inquiries. We are all volunteers doing our best to meet the demands of our own lives, families and jobs, in addition to helping these dogs. If you feel that your email or application has been overlooked, it is quite possible that email or server problems deleted it accidentally. Try again!

Thank you for your interest in Boxer rescue.