My name is MJ!

French Mastiff/Dogue de Bordeaux Mix Dog for adoption in North Wales, Pennsylvania - MJ
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Northeastern Boxer Rescue - Pennsylvania

Facts about MJ

  • Breed: French Mastiff/Dogue de Bordeaux Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

MJ had her follow up appointment with our orthopedic specialist and got fabulous news! She does not have hip dysplasia as previously diagnosed by a vet in NY. She is happy, healthy and ready for her forever home!

MJ is great with kids and super sweet! Please consider this great dog for your next family companion!


MJ is doing so much better than we could have ever thought! She is playful and happy... you would never suspect that she has any health issues! Her ears and skin responded immediately to medication, and she is gaining weight and muscle. She remains as sweet as can be, and is loving, playful, and energetic at doggie daycare every day!
Another great dog that just needed the chance to thrive! This wonderful Mastiff is going to make a great family companion!


MJ went to the vet for a thorough physical exam and radiographs of her legs and hips. She had to be sedated for the x-rays and manipulation of her joints so she did not feel the pain during the exam. The doctor thought she was a wonderful dog and estimated her age between 1 and 2. However, we were hoping to get better news about her medical condition.

The x-rays showed that she has hip dysplasia in both hips and both of her knees have cruciate ligament problems. She also has a bad skin infection and her ear canals have a raging infection that the doctor described as a “disaster”. He said her ears alone were enough to cause her much pain. It is extraordinary that MJ maintains a sweet and kind disposition in spite of her great discomfort.

The doctor flushed both ear canals and prescribed antibiotics, sent her home with two topical ear medications, and a round of prednisone to tackle the horrible ear infection. He also gave her more pain medication.

The plan is to have her return to the vet in 10 days to reevaluate her condition and decide on the next step in her medical treatment. We will be making an appointment with an orthopedic specialist to get expert help. One thing is for sure and that is MJ will require much medical care that will be incredibly costly.

We are once again in dire need of your financial support. Please consider donating whatever you can to help MJ. She is a special girl who deserves so much more than she has been given in the past.


MJ is a darling female Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) who somehow landed in a busy city Shelter. She was found roaming the city streets in poor physical condition. The vet at the Shelter diagnosed her as having an injury to her cruciate ligament in her right hind leg. She was not able to bear any weight on her injured leg and it was so painful that they could not perform a thorough exam. They placed her on two types of pain medication to give her some comfort. They felt the best option was for her to be given to a Rescue organization who would have her diagnosed and treated and we agreed to take MJ.

The Shelter vet estimated MJ’s age at 2 years old. She also has other medical issues that need to be addressed. Her ears appear to be badly infected and her skin and coat are in poor shape as well. Her nails were very overgrown but they were trimmed at the Shelter. She is definitely underweight and has a visible rib cage. She is not yet spayed.

We were able to quickly arrange transport to New Hampshire yesterday where she will be fostered. So far she has proven to be a wonderful sweetheart. She has an appointment scheduled at our vet for a thorough exam and radiographs. We will know more about her medical condition after MJ’s visit to the doctor.

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.