WCBR Loves our Seniors!

Senior boxers are especially special. They have many benefits that are commonly overlooked. They have passed through the puppy stage, they typically have nice manners and are grateful for a soft bed, a squeaky or plush toy, and affection from their humans. Simply put, they make great companions!

In April 2021 WCBR welcomed a sweet 11-year-old sugar face named Rossi. Rossi has that special sparkle in his eyes and spunk in his step, he’s an overall happy seasoned fellow. Seniors are not adopted as frequently as younger dogs but WCBR could not say no to Rossi, instead, we welcomed him into a foster home. A short few weeks later WCBR was thrilled when a nice family showed interest in mister Rossi and then welcomed him into their home in early May. We have since received an update that makes our hearts swell. We just had to share with you what they have had to share with us!

“Rossi is so perfect. He is just a love bug to everyone. He expects walks every morning, which is fine by us! He supervises us when we are working in the yard. Rossi loves our bed and has learned how to use the steps we got for him to get on and off. He also uses the doggy door. We are happy we added Rossi to our family!”

Finding homes for Boxers in need fuels WCBR! If you are interested in adopting or fostering a boxer fill out an application to adopt or foster a WCBR dog today!

WCBR Alumnus Sam takes 3rd at the the American Dog Rescue Show!

That moment when we see one of our very own WCBR alumnus on television! We are all so proud of Sam and his mama, Maddy Harvey, who entered the 2020 American Dog Rescue Show. They both did an amazing job representing rescue boxers and Sam made top 3 in the “Best Underbite” category! Watch him dazzle the judge with his pearlies. Congratulations Sam!


About Sam: 
Sam and his bonded sister, Carla supposedly raided a family chicken coop and were surrendered to West Coast Boxer Rescue shortly after. Madelaine says that they are so well mannered and get along with her 1 and 6-year-old children so well that the whole family has a strong bond. Sam is sweet, loving and energetic who has brought a lot of life to the family. Madelaine has even lost weight walking Sam and Carla and her young son is now old enough to feed them, teaching him schedule, consistency, and responsibility. Sam in particular, loves to fetch and could chase a ball around all day.

Favorite Toy: Tennis ball
Favorite Treat: Beef jerky strips
Favorite Activity: Playing fetch at the lake
Fun facts:
• Sam is named after Sam from Cheers because he is a “tall, gangly dude”
• Every morning, Madelaine takes Sam and Carla to Folsom Lake where they play fetch, walk and smell all the smells

See your boxer in the 2022 calendar

It’s that time again, we’re looking for pictures of your beautiful babies to be featured in next years calendar. You can sponsor this years calendar and we’ll put your business logo on a photo page as part of the collage, as well as on the cover. Maybe you want to honor a boxer baby that crossed the bridge and want February to be their month, sponsor a whole page, half page or quarter page to ensure they get their spotlight. Or if you just have some awesome pictures of your boxer in their halloween costume, at the beach, or some other fun activity, submit up to 3 pictures and donate a small $5 donation and we’ll get those pictures in where ever we can.

You can also pre-order you calendar right now. Don’t forget these make a great holiday gift, so order 2-3 to share the love with others. Submit pictures or order today

WCBR Charitable Wines Sales Extended to 1/6/2020

Charitable Wine is excited to support West Coast Boxer Rescue in its fundraising mission to rescue and find homes for stray, abandoned, neglected, abused, and surrendered Boxer and Boxer mixes.  West Coast Boxer is excited to uncork a bottle in celebration through January 6, 2020!

Wine Selections: 

1) West Coast Boxer Rescue 2016 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Audacious Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak with flavors of blackberry, cherry, herbs, leather, tobacco and vanilla. Complex, rich, and structured. Long finish with supple spice and firm tannins.

2) West Coast Boxer Rescue 2018 Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay
Golden-hued Chardonnay with crisp green apple, lemon zest, and Crème Brule aromas. Notes of clove, citrus blossom, and jasmine awaken layers of apple, papaya, vanilla, and hints of apricot.Bright acidity and a refreshing, supple finish.
How to Order: 

WCBR Thirty-One Fundraiser Extended Through 11/20!

West Coast Boxer Rescue Thirty-One Fundraiser

West Coast Boxer Rescue Thirty-One Fundraiser

Halloween kicks off the holiday season, before you know it our homes will be filled with family, friends and holiday joy. We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity of one of our adopters WCBR is holding an online fundraiser through Thirty-One. Why not do a little shopping and help boxers in need? Extended through November 20th 20% of sales through the link below will benefit boxers in need whether it is veterinary care, food or shelter. It is a great time to get started your holiday shopping and help boxer, maybe you will find a treat for yourself too? Not sure what Thirty-One is? Thirty-One sells high quality totes, wallets, purses, home decor, jewelry, and more! Start  your shopping here:


WCBR Adopters Submit Your Rescue!

The 2020 Hallmark Channel’s American Rescue Dog Show is coming in January.  Act fast, entries need to be received by October 24th!  There are perfect categories for Boxers!  Best wiggle! Best ears! Best snoring! Best underbite!  Best belly rubs!  WCBR has great candidates in our alumni so we hope you will submit your entry so we can see WCBR alumni on TV.


WCBR Adoption Events

West Coast Boxer Rescue hosts adoption events most Saturdays in Southern CA at Shanderin Kennels and on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose. Please submit an adoption application and come and join us!

West Coast Boxer Rescue's Stewart is adopted

Introducing NomNomNow with 50% Discount!

As a founder of West Coast Boxer Rescue, and also a dog advocate, the health of my dogs as well as other dogs are always on my mind. Many pet food companies and vets say dogs should not eat people food. But did you know kibbles aren’t great for the dogs either? Did you know that until 1920’s the pet food industry didn’t exist? The pet food was created for human convenience, not for the animals. You can prepare your own pet food with some research, or get some from NomNomNow, a freshly prepared food that is veterinarian formulated and balanced for your dog. You can sign up with our code “WCBR50” and get 50% off 2 weeks delivery, plus NomNomNow will donate $25 to WCBR when you use our code. Please check them out here: https://www.nomnomnow.com/site/how-it-works.

I am a firm believer in keeping my dogs healthy and well fed. What do you want to eat? Kibbles? Fresh food? What will your dog love more? If cost is a concern, you don’t have to switch over 100%, you can always add some good quality fresh food to the regular meals.

Here is a great article from Dogs Naturally magazine. I encourage everyone to read it: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/kibble-never-a-good-option/. Thank you for your willingness to investigate and learn. Your pups are lucky to have you!

Saving Cory

Cory Day 1


In 2015, Cory was saved from Stockton Animal Shelter by West Coast Boxer Rescue. He was emaciated with terrible mange, initially unable to stand, but made huge progress and is now a happy, strong boy enjoying life with his forever family. Cory’s journey was full of hurdles. He has a lesion in his heart, and it needs to be either treated or removed.  Please watch his video and see his will to live he has an amazing spirit!

Transformations like this can’t happen with out donations from supporters just like you.  Make a difference to a boxer: https://westcoastboxerrescue.org/help/donate/. Thank you so much for your support.

Please watch Cory’s video

This is Cory currently. We still need to resolve his heart issue, mange, etc. but he is a happy boy.

Cory loves to play with his stuffed toy.

Cory loves to play with his stuffed toy.

Cory is a typical goofy Boxer boy!

Cory is a typical goofy Boxer boy!



Faith’s Story

Taking a walk down memory lane, winter 2014, Faith, a sweet little girl rescued from Los Banos Shelter with a a huge tumor the size of a softball hanging off her side. Owner apparently dumped her after using her for breeding puppies because they didn’t want to care for her.  We discovered it was mast cell tumor, common to Boxers, but we have never seen them left to be this size.  It shows pure neglect by her previous owner.  Our veterinarian removed the huge tumor, a smaller growth on her back, and 3 corn cobs from in her stomach. It was a major surgery, blood transfusion was needed, and we weren’t sure our Faith was going to make it. But she is a tough little girl, and she pulled through. Luckily, the tumor did not spread, so it was only grade 2 and she can resume her normal life now.  This surgery was made possible because of our amazing group of donors, providing the funding.  (Thank You, donors!)

Faith's tumor

Faith’s tumor prior to surgery


Faith is now recovered from the surgery and doing great.  She is about 2-3 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. She is a sweet girl who loves to give kisses. It is very clear that Faith is an typical Boxer girl, as she craves to be with her people. She loves people more than other dogs, but has been having fun playing with another male dog in her foster home. Despite the neglect she experienced in her life, all she wants is to love and please her people.  We are thankful that Faith has found her forever home!

Faith healthy post surgery with no tumor, sleeping comfortably on a sofa at her foster home

Faith healthy post surgery with no tumor, sleeping comfortably on a sofa at her foster home

Cliffy and Mikey to Appear on Thanksgiving TV Show!

West Coast Boxer Rescue’s Cliffy and Mikey appeared on Fox’s Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, a 2 hours special, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014, they made us proud! They are both awesome dogs and will be available for adoption after the program. The show features many celebrities including Hilary Swank, Jane Lynch, Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell as well as singers Fergie, Miranda Lambert, Paula Abdul, LeAnn Rimes, Kesha and many more.  We look forward to being invited back!

Please read more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/CauseForPawsFOX


Summer Surges with Boxers Needing Help!

tjcharlieSummer time is lots of fun for everyone including your dogs. Vacations, camping trips, fun at the beach… the possibilities are endless. But what does that mean for homeless dogs?

Summer is one of the worst times of the year for homeless dogs. From late May to August, huge numbers of dogs are dumped on the streets, surrendered, and abandoned. Shelters are inundated with dogs, and rescues are full to capacity. Many dogs lose their lives in shelters because there is nowhere for them to go. Why does this happen? People go on vacation and don’t want to take their dogs with or board them so they dump them instead. People move into places where dogs are not allowed. Dogs escape their yards due to loud noises like fireworks, and their owners don’t look for them. Back yard breeders decide their dogs are no longer making them money or are sick so they turn them loose to fend for themselves. For all of us in rescue these things are unthinkable, yet it happens on a daily basis.

violetAdoption and fostering also slows down during summer. During the busy season, we are able to adopt 20-30 dogs per month. In the summer months we only adopt 10-15 dogs a month. Fall can be challenging too as kids go back to school and we gear up for the holidays with our loved ones.  We also take in more dogs during the summer because of the volume of dogs on death row.

We need your help to make this right for our abused and abandoned Boxers NOW. We can only continue to keep saving lives with your help. Please will you consider:

1. A one-time donation: You can donate to help the dogs in our care right now plus more dogs we continue taking in. We need funding to cover medical issues, food and boarding and behavioral issues for all of our dogs without foster homes until they are adopted into forever homes: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/it-s-summer-and-rescue-boxers-need-your-help-/215727

2. A recurring donation: You can sign up to make a recurring monthly donation. Yes, summer is a really bad time, but around holidays it can be equally as bad. We are only three months away from the holiday season. We need year-round help with funding in order for us to keep saving lives. You can sign up here: https://westcoastboxerrescue.org/monthly-donation-post/

3. We need more people to adopt and foster. Adoption and fostering slows down during summer & fall time. Having more adoptions and foster homes will help us save more lives. You can read about adopting here: https://westcoastboxerrescue.org/adopt/. Fostering info can be found here: https://westcoastboxerrescue.org/help/foster/.

4. We need help transporting. We have a regularly scheduled transport on Saturdays 2X a month. We need people who can drive from Rowland Heights, CA to Coalinga, CA, as well as, San Jose, CA to Coalinga, CA. If you are able to do this once a month or so, please sign up to volunteer with us: https://westcoastboxerrescue.org/help/volunteer/