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Canines Needing New Homes

Sometimes families find themselves in situations where caring for their four legged family member is no longer possible.  This is a difficult and emotional decision, but rehoming is the responsible thing to do when you can no longer care for your dog.


We Need Forever Homes

Meet these loving canines in need of a family to love and cherish them forever. We have listed the owner contact information, along with information about their dogs. Boxer Rescue of Albuquerque is providing this service as a courtesy to help find these dogs new homes.


Daffodil - Is Looking For Her New Home!

We call her Daffy for short, she is 8 months old and has had her first round of shots, but she is not yet spayed. She is very sweet and loving and needs someone who either works from home or is a housewife, etc. That is her main and almost only issue. She is an amazing little dog when she is around people but my husband and I work very long hours and as a result she becomes bored and destructive. She has escaped many times, but only when we are gone. The only other potential issue is that she needs to be introduced to new dogs slowly but when she gets comfortable she LOVES to play. She likes kids and is very good on a leash. She has a great recall, so she would be good for hunters or hikers!  If you would like to learn more please contact Blue Dirmeyer or Boxer Rescue.

Maddie Mae - Is Looking For Her New Home!

Maddie is really good with kids and people but not with other animals. She would be really good with a loving home being the only pet in the home.  She is described as friendly, quiet, active, playful, smart, affectionate, obedient and calm.  Maddie Mae weighs in at about 55 lbs, is current on vaccinations and is spayed.  Maddie is very loving and calm in the house. She loves being around people and loves to cuddle. Maddie is very loving and sweet. She loves to go on walks and play fetch. She knows commands to sit and is a very quiet girl.  She is house trained as well.  Maddie will make someone a great companion as she a sweet girl and trusting to the right person or family.

Please contact Shelly by email at

Boxer and Boxer-Mix Local Shelter Link!

As a small rescue we have limited resources to be able to take in surrenders.  We do not have a brick and mortar location to be able to house Boxers.  We are hoping that this new feature will help you connect with boxers in the Albuquerque area.  Our link below will take you to the Adopt a pet website.  The search criteria for this link is a 50 mile radius of Albuquerque and must have boxer in the breed description.

>Adopt a Pet Boxer Search Here< 

Frodo - Has Been Adopted!

Here’s Frodo!  He is a three-year-old boxer who loves to cuddle, watch TV and nap.  He is probably the lowest energy boxer you will ever meet.  He does not like going outside too much at his foster home, so he may not be your best hiking buddy. But he will be the best lap warming friend during movie nights. He would be great in a home with cats and kids and possibly a female dog.  He doesn’t always get along with the other male dogs in the home, but it could also be because he wasn’t neutered until recently. Frodo is up to date on his shots and microchipped too.

Zoey - Is Looking For A New Home!

From the current owners:

Zoey is a sweet lovable dog, great with kids, cats, and chickens. However, she does not get along with our older female German Shepherd. It started out minor about 2 years ago, and it has progressively gotten worse over time.  We truly hate the fact that we need to surrender her, but the aggression between her and the shepherd is only increasing.  She is described as friendly, quiet, active, playful and affectionate.  Zoey is house broken, crate trained and spayed. She’s great with everyone except the shepherd.  Zoey tries to be a lap dog but she’s a little big for that. She’s playful and loving. Loves to show affection with kisses.  Zoey is a full blooded white Boxer with little black freckles. She’s 5 years old and has been great with kids, cats, and even chickens.  Zoey loves to run and play and is very obedient when on walks.   She will be loyal and loving to her new family.​ 

If you'd like to learn more or possibly adopt Zoey please contact Mark.

Sadie - Is Looking For Her New Home!

Sadie is approximately 6 years old and weighs in at about 55 lbs., she is crate trained, spayed and microchipped.  Sadie is described by her current owner as friendly, quiet, shy, playful, nervous and affectionate. We’ve been in an apartment for 3 years so she is used to being inside and in her crate. With age she has had accidents in the house. Our new rental does not allow pets. She has been in an apartment for some time and could use some outdoor space to run and play.  Sadie is a calm old girl. Cat and dog friendly.   Easy going and friendly to all. 

Please contact Julie at

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Doomas - Is Looking For His New Home!

Just take a look at this adorable little boy with his cute eye patch.  He weighs in at about 60 lbs. and is crate and house trained.  Our hearts are broken to have to re-home our baby boy. He is very well behaved other than the issue with the other boxer. He sits and waits to eat even with his dish full and sitting in front of him, drooling bubbles until he is told "ok, go ahead." He loves to have his belly rubbed, he puts his paw up to pet you back, he can't get enough love. He sits on command, comes on command, and lays at our feet when hanging with the family. He sleeps in his crate and "goes to bed" on command and sleeps through the night.  Sweet lovable, and playful Boxer, perfect for a single pet home, ready to love you and be loved. He is very obedient, smart, playful, mostly calm, and affectionate.  The only issue is that he has become aggressive with our other boxer (11 years old).  We have tried training, and separation, unfortunately when we attempt to re-introduce after a few weeks the aggression returns. He is NOT aggressive towards the family or the other dog (Shitzu) just the other boxer.  Doom needs to be neutered and microchipped.

Please contact Alicia at

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Sophie - Is Looking For Her New Home!

Sophie is a flashy fawn, spayed female, approximately seven years old who loves to go for walks and be with her human.  She is microchipped, crate trained and house trained.  Sophie weighs approximately 50 lbs and is current on vaccinations through Academy Pet Hospital.  Sophie is described as friendly, protective, playful, smart, affectionate, obedient and calm. She is in a house with 3 other dogs and does not get along with 2 of those dogs but loves to play with the third dog.  Sophie sleeps in her crate at night and loves her safe space.  Sophie is a sweetheart that loves to cuddle with her human.  She walks well on a leash and knows a few commands.  Sophie is looking for a human companion to love for the rest of her life.  Sophie loves walks & loves people! Get ready to snuggle & get plenty of boxer love.

Please contact Susan at

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Zoey - Needs Her Fur-Ever Home!

From the current foster home:  We have been fostering an amazing girl Zoey since 5 Feb, who was rescued from an abusive home where she was chained to a tree and beaten with a leash.   We administered all of her shots, had her spayed 4 weeks ago and she is chipped, we have all of the documentation. She is both house trained and crate trained, knows most basic commands and will sit when feeding and not take it until you tell her it's okay.  Zoey is also a snuggle bug and loves to hang out with our grandkids...we have been trying to find a home for her but with no luck. She is such a good girl but we have 2 dogs (male and female) of our own and have been unable to integrate her into our pack as our female and her don't get along. She gets along fine with the male dog. Note from Boxer Rescue: We always recommend not having two females as it can be volatile.

If you would like to give Zoey her forever home, please contact Eric at this email.

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