My name is TAFFY!

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

Facts about TAFFY

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Taffy has blossomed in her nurturing foster home. She is wonderful with all people and dogs but she is definitely not good with cats. Taffy is very athletic and would most likely be a good dog for agility training.


Taffy is now in a foster home and is doing remarkably well. Having a dog in a home atmosphere is crucial for us to learn what the dog needs and we are very pleased with the things we have discovered about Taffy so far. She lost weight in the kennel environment but she will no doubt be up to her ideal weight quickly in the care of her wonderful foster parents. One thing is for sure….Taffy is a gem.
Below is the first report from Taffy’s foster parents:
“Taffy is settling in nicely with us and we feel so honored and lucky to be able to foster this sweet girl! We initially hadn’t planned on fostering a second dog, but once we met her, we fell in love and knew we had to care for her and help her find her forever home!
Taffy is truly a diamond in the rough! She has such a sweet demeanor and greets us with the cutest little wiggle-butt when we get home or when she’s happy or excited. She still has puppy energy, but calms nicely and is a total snuggle-bug. She gets along well with her foster brother, even when he’s trying to be a big bully.
She rides nicely in the car, is content when she needs to be crated, and is house-broken. She walks on a leash like a little lady and heels beautifully. She loves her chew toys (but hasn’t chewed on anything she’s not supposed to.) Taffy is still underweight but has been eating well since she’s been here with us and we’re working to put some more meat on her bones.
Smart girl Taffy is a fast learner and already knows sit and stay. We’re working on more commands and tricks with her and think she’ll pick them up quickly! Taffy is a true gem against many odds and we’d love to see her find the loving forever family she deserves!”

Sweet Taffy Was Pulled From The Shelter In The Nick Of Time

We received an email from an animal shelter asking if we would take Taffy into our Rescue program. She was returned to the shelter by another Rescue organization because she tested positive for heartworm. Taffy's time was up at the shelter and, although we had no available foster homes, we knew we could not let her die.

We immediately made arrangements for Taffy to be retrieved from the shelter and to see a vet for an exam. The doctor retested her to confirm that she was heartworm positive. She once again tested positive for heartworm and was also diagnosed with tape worm, hook worm and whip worm. She was treated for the intestinal parasites and promptly scheduled for her heartworm treatments.

Currently, Taffy is staying in a private, small scale boarding kennel. She has since finished her medical treatments and is recovering nicely. She has also been spayed and is up-to-date on her vaccines.

Since Taffy is not yet in a foster home, we do not know much about Taffy’s needs. However, according to Lori who runs the kennel, Taffy is very sweet and loves to greet people with lots of wiggles. We do not know how she is with other dogs but she seems excited to see them through a barrier and her behavior suggests she wants to play. She is NOT friendly to cats.

Taffy is an approximately 3 year old 54 pound female with adorable markings, natural ears and tail who is as sweet as candy.

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.