Important Update

Following John Lewis choosing to use a boxer in this year's Christmas advertising campaign, Cornwall and South Devon Boxer Rescue has been inundated with calls from people asking to rehome a dog. It's great that such interest has been generated...
However, the charity has always operated under strict rules that it has stipulated since it was founded in 2003.
To assist our team in dealing with the sudden influx of applicants, before calling ANYONE from the charity please can you ensure you have read and fully understand our terms of adoption that can be found here on the website.

We ask EVERYONE to fill out a homefinder questionnaire, which can be downloaded via the website.


This is the first step for all and no exceptions are made.


This form enables the charity to match a dog with a suitable home. Please fill out the form as accurately as you can as we use this information to match you with a suitable dog. If there is no dog that matches your details, you will be placed on a waiting list.

When a dog arrives, and someone meets their needs, they will be contacted and a homecheck is then arranged. This is when someone from the charity will come to your home to verify that the information you have specified in your homefinder form is still accurate. If this is the case, and we are happy you and your home are suitable for the dog - the adoption will be progressed.

Thank you for your attention and understanding.


How CSDBR began...

Our charity was founded by the late John O'Brien in 2003 and today we continue John's legacy and his dedication to helping Boxers whatever their age.  He was truly passionate about the breed and travelled all over the country to help wherever he could.  As well as the looking after the welfare of the dogs, he wanted to help educate people, whatever their age, on best dog welfare, care and behaviour.

The charity is run entirely by volunteers who give freely of their time. We do not have a rescue centre however use foster homes wherever possible and occasionally local commercial kennels if absolutely necessary.

Please contact us by phone, email, contact form or by post.

You will also find us on facebook


Our Passion for this breed is what gives us the drive and the want to find all the dogs in our care the very best home in which they can live out their lives in the safe knowledge that they will be loved and cared for.


Each of our adopted families' lives has been enriched beyond measure because of the love and sheer pleasure received from sharing their lives with a Boxer dog.


The most direct way of supporting us is by making a donation. Every penny possible is used to help dogs that need us.  We keep our overheads as low as possible and hold a range of fundraising activities throughout the year.

Every donation really does help us with our regular costs including:



£5 Flea Wormers

£10 microchip & registration

£24 Sack of Burgess Sensitive for a month

£20 Advocate or similar

£25 KC vaccine

£35 Booster Vac

£50 Restart Vacs

£25 Vet Check


There are a variety of ways of making donations.

  • By regular Standing Order
  • Bank Transfer into charity account
  • Become a member
  • One-off annual contributions
  • Project-specific donation via Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving
  • One off or regular donation via Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving
  • Tax-free giving
  • Remember us in your Will
  • JUST TEXT GIVING 'BOXR16 £5' to 70070
  • Choose us as your preferred charity on Easy Fundraising and donate at no cost to you when you purchase goods online though a wide range of suppliers including Amazon, Staples, Interflora and many many more using the PAYPAL direct payment button Top Left of every page.
  • Virgin money Giving link at top of page with Gift Aid for UK Tax payers


If you would like to discuss fundraising activites or need to know more then please email or contact one of our trustees on the contacts page.

EVERY SEARCH GIVES 0.5p DIRECTLY TO THE CHARITY.. that would be £25 a year

just for doing usual searches. click link and set as homepage, encourage your friends and

family too.... thank you!

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'Fostering is one of the ways Great people help our rescue! Rewards are plenty, but the joy of helping is the most fulfilling!'

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