My name is Shay!

Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in North Wales, Pennsylvania - Shay
Photo 1 - Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in North Wales, Pennsylvania - Shay
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Northeastern Boxer Rescue - Pennsylvania

Facts about Shay

  • Breed: Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
11/14/2015 Shay Loves Kids

Shay is healthy, athletic, and very sweet. She has a high drive and would be loads of fun for an obedience or agility enthusiast. She would be best suited for a home where she is the only pet. She loves children, but because of her energy, children should be older...10 years +

Please consider this great dog for your next family companion!

08/13/2015 Shay Is "Super Pretty, Smart, Honest, Nice, And Very Cool"

We responded to an email plea from a NY shelter for Shay, found as a stray on city streets. Shay is a young, active adult female. She was spayed and vaccinated just before transport to NH.

Like many dogs that live in the city, Shay walks politely on leash, she knows sit, down, and paw commands .... which is great for starters. Clearly she was someone’s pet in the recent past! She is as quiet as a mouse in the kennel...never makes a sound... again, probably an apartment dog.

The definition of "Shay" in the Urban Dictionary is: "Shay is the girl that everyone would kill to be. Super pretty, smart, honest, nice, and very cool. She's your basic over-achiever and one of the best friends you'll ever know." We think her name suits her.

Initial reports indicate she is very people friendly and sweet. High prey drive, no cats...other dogs to be determined as her health improves. She came out of the Shelter with a terrible case of kennel cough and she is taking antibiotics Please check back for updates!

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.