Bocky the Boxer


Notts and Yorkshire Boxer Rescue are always looking for people who are willing to foster a dog on a short or long term basis, usually prior to the dog being re-homed. Often, when a dog comes into rescue they require medical treatment or need neutering or spaying before they can move on to their Fur-Ever home. It is better for the dog if this can take place in a home rather than in kennels.

The benefits

  • The fosterer gets the reward of looking after a Boxer.
  • The dog gets looked after in a home.
  • The rescue does not have to pay kennel fees.
  • The rescue remains responsible for the dog’s medical expenses.
  • The dog can be assessed properly in a home to match with the right Fur-Ever family.

Our responsibility is to find each dog the right home it needs and so we will work with you to ensure the dog is right for you and vice-versa. We don't consider the best way of achieving that as simply 'picking one' as each dog is different, as is each family. Our job is to make the perfect match.

If you feel you can help, please provide your details using the following link Apply to Foster . Alternatively, contact our fostering coordinator Fiona on 0781 6622958 or email


Rocky needs a short-term home

Rocky is just two years old and has what we think is seasonal allergies. These are not severe but he cannot be rehomed until we get them under control so we are looking for a short term foster home for him in the Nottinghamshire area so that he can be treated by our vet.

He is neutered, flea treated, wormed, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

He cannot live with children and with other dogs he can be dominant and lacks doggie manners so can get himself into trouble therefore it is preferable that he has a foster home without other dogs. He is fine being left alone at home while you go out and is friendly around people.

If you can help by fostering Rocky please contact the rescue on 07747311624

Thank You

Fostering Stories

J Smith

Story from Janet Smith - NAYBR Fosterer

Hi, My name is Jo and i am a NAYBR Foster Mum. My job is to take a rescued Boxer (sometimes at the very last minute), and give it a temporary home.

I know what you are thinking.....“oh I wouldn’t be able to give them up”, and yes, when my very first foster boy went to his forever home I certainly did cry. But within a week I had my next Foster boy to focus on. I have since had five foster babies, and every one of them different. But I feel a fosterer's job is extremely rewarding, as the dog comes to me (instead of going into kennels), I get to give them a loving, happy, calm (well sort of calm with a Boxer) environment.

When they are ready, they will go off to their own (carefully selected by NAYBR) Fur-Ever home.

I usually receive updates, and even pictures of my foster babies in their new homes, and when I do, I have a big smile, and know I did my small part in helping them.

Other Testimonials

In my circumstances, I can’t offer a Boxer a permanent home but I get great enjoyment and satisfaction out of short term fostering, getting my Boxer fix, and knowing they won't have to wait in a kennel until their perfect Fur-Ever home comes along.


Just wanted to say how impressed we are with your professionalism, commitment to the dogs and brilliant organisational skills - take a bow!!

J & B