Welcome to the “Illinois Boxer Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
If this is your first time adopting a dog, we HIGHLY recommend checking out our awesome resource: The Complete Guide to Adopting the Perfect Dog. It is jam packed with awesome info that will help you on your adoption journey!
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Often called the “Peter Pan” of dogs, Boxers are energetic and playful well into their adolescent years. They are intelligent, fearless, and loyal. They absolutely love being around and cuddling with their family. Boxers can be headstrong, though, and require early and consistent training. They don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time since they are a family-oriented dog. One of their best features is their playfulness. Boxers are always high-spirited and love to partake in clownish behavior. Boxers like to “box”, meaning they tend to paw at their food bowls or toys – similar to a cat. When they’re excited, they enjoy “dancing” (twisting their bodies in a semi-circle) and twisting around. Their personality is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
If you can't find the right Boxer Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
We are so grateful that we are able to help you rescue the dog of your dreams. In addition to coming back here, you can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for additional info on rescue groups near you, current posts, and pictures!
Boxer Rescues in Illinois
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- To find additional Boxer dogs available for adoption check: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, or Missouri.
- Or check out the complete list of all Boxer Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Illinois: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Clumber Spaniel, Manchester Terrier, or Standard Poodle.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.