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



We are looking for a short term foster for this little girl (Annie) who is in kennels at present. She has allergies but we are looking to place her in a foster home while we continue with her treatment.

Annie is 2 years old and good with dogs and cats but no children.

She is very lively so any potential foster with a dog then the dog must be placid and not react to her being very boisterous. First consideration would be given to anyone local (Nottinghamshire) so that she can continue to use the same vet.

If you think you can help please contact the rescue

Thank you


We don't normally show dogs for fostering, but Phoebe here is a special case

Hello everyone. My name is Phoebe and I'm quite an old lady. In fact I'm 12 years old!

Over a year ago I came into rescue and was looking for a foster home and quickly found one. How lucky am I!

Sadly recently my foster Dad passed away and we were all very sad. My foster Mum is struggling a bit with looking after me on her own so she has decided it would be better if I found myself a new foster home.

I suppose I'd better tell you a bit about myself.

Well I don't really like other dogs so I'd need to be the only dog in the family. I don't need long walks, in fact just a little walk or having a good sized garden would be enough to keep me happy. I do have a little problem with my continence but I'm on some medication for it and its really helped me. I hardly have any accidents at all now.

I'm really good with people and I love nothing more than cuddling up with you. My ideal family would be around most of the day as I do worry a bit if I have to be left on my own. I'm looking for someone to foster me for the rest of my life. This means that the rescue would look after all my costs including veterinary care and all you'd need to do is love me.

If you think you could be my special foster family then please contact the rescue.

Big hugs from

Miss Phoebe x

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