Cornwall and South Devon Boxer Rescue is a registered charity (Charity No: 1139146) and promotes responsible dog ownership at all times. We also offer guidance and advice to anyone seeking a little bit of help and reassurance - even if they haven't had a dog from us!
We endeavour to find out all the necessary details of the boxer before re-homing to ensure the correct dog ends up in the right home for it.
We also ensure that all our rehomed Boxers are never used for breeding or as guard dogs.
My name is Lynsey and I am a mum of 2 from Camborne and Chair of CSDBR. I am also the head vet nurse at Companion Care vets in Truro. I have been veterinary advisor for CSDBR since 2015 and became Chair in Feb 2017. I have been owned by many boxers over the years but am currently dog-less due to losing our old boy. We hope to do some fostering in the future. In my spare time... if I should get any … I own a horse who I try very hard to ride whilst not meeting the ground! I look forward to meeting you all and putting some faces to names.
My name is Angie and I am Welfare Officer for CSDBR. I work night shifts so I can see to the dogs by day, I’ve had dogs all my life, have 2 horses which I try and ride when I can, a daughter at Uni, and spend most of my time meeting people who want to rehome dogs, doing vet visits, take in the dogs into my own home and spend time assessing them to make sure that the charity finds their new forever homes. I have been involved with the Charity almost since the outset and I have 2 rescue boxers of my own.
My name is June and I’m Secretary for CSDBR. I have been owned by boxers for approximately 33 years, having bred and shown boxers, the pinnacle of my boxer life was qualifying one of my boys for Crufts in 1989! Sadly my old girl Chelsea went over rainbow bridge in 2008 and I moved to Devon the following year. I bought a puppy Kasey in 2014 and my first foster for the charity that year was Liz’s Molly. I have fostered many since then and became a failed foster with Shayla in 2015 which is the year Liz recruited me as Secretary. I now have 3 boxers… and yes I am boxer mad! I am the only Trustee in Devon, the others are in Cornwall, so the area I cover is quite vast.
My name is Liz and I'm treasurer for CSDBR. When I'm not paying bills and helping fundraise I'm also "mum" to 3 mad boxers, all rescues: Molly, Murphy and George. I have been a supporter of the charity since adopting my first two boxer boys, Neo and Austin in 2010. Since then I've also been owned by Joe, another rescue who passed over rainbow bridge in 2015, the same year as I became a trustee. Away from the charity I run my own business, live in St Agnes with my husband and in the few hours I have spare each week I enjoy a relaxing trip to the local pub and occasionally dragging myself to the gym. I enjoy meeting all of our charity supporters at our fundraisers and hearing all of your boxer stories.
In order for us to find the perfect home for a dog in the charity's temporary care, one of our trusted volunteers will carry out a homecheck and ask some questions about the home you plan to provide.
By no means are they there to judge you! We, as a responsible charity, simply need to find your perfect Boxer, and also find the Boxer his or her perfect home.
Once we have matched you with a suitable Boxer we will keep in contact with you through the settling in stage and one of our volunteers will carry out a follow up check to assess how your dog has settled in at a time that suits you.
Our team relies exclusively on volunteer assistance - and remember, a little often goes a long way.
We're always happy to welcome new volunteers who would like to dedicate some of their time to the charity. If you'd like to lend a hand in a variety of ways, please don't hesitate to contact us, as new members are always welcome.
Sponsoring an oldie is one of the ways you can also help. A monthy donation can be made, or a one-off donation. Either can be done by using our TEXT GIVING number.
Text 'BOXR16 £5' to 70070, to donate £5. Donation amounts can be changed by choosing a different number after the pound sign in your text.
Being a foster home for CSDBR is another option you may wish to help with.
Here a Fosterer explains what it was like helping the charity and the dog that she cared for.
"It's the most rewarding thing, whether it is while they find a forever home or as part of a longer foster basis. To know that you have played a vital role in that boxer's life brings great warmth, and the love that you get from the boxer while they are part of your life is the most rewarding thing of all. Foster dogs are carefully matched to a foster home by our knowledgable volunteers, who give their time freely to help boxers in their care."
If you feel you could help out in this or any other way, please contact the rescue.
'I love being involved with CSDBR, you could too!' - Carrianne - foster mum