What We Do
Louisiana Boxer Rescue, located in New Orleans, provides a safe haven for boxers surrendered by their owners or that have come from an animal shelter. Unlike a shelter, our rescues live with a foster family during their interim where they are cared for and loved, receive behavior evaluations and observation that assists us in finding them the best suited permanent homes. They receive necessary veterinary care, including required vaccinations, spaying/neutering and heart worm treatment.
Louisiana Boxer Rescue (LaBR) is an all volunteer, non profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and safe rehoming of abandoned, neglected and abused boxers. We work with local animal welfare institutions and join in their efforts to educate the community about responsible dog ownership.
More than 1,200 Boxers Rescued!
Connie Back, Founder
LaBR founder Connie Back met her first true love 30 years ago and has been head over heels ever since. She began her rescue efforts after saving a boxer off the streets of New Orleans. Placing an ad to locate the owner, she was contacted by a rescue volunteer who introduced her to breed rescue. For more than 16 years with the help of LaBR volunteers she has rescued and placed more than 1,200 boxers. She is a member of the Boxer Club of Louisiana, Deep South Obedience Club, Visiting Pet Program of New Orleans and The American Boxer Club and the Louisiana Kennel Club. She was awarded the 1st American Boxer Club “Unsung Hero” award in 2011 for her dedication to Boxer Rescue and fosters as many as 15 boxers at any given time. She has a full time job and also instructs her own obedience classes hoping to help others to train their dogs to be good companions. She is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, shows in Performance events such as Obedience, Agility, Lure Coursing and Barn Hunt. Her home is shared with many rescues and her personal dogs Cozette, Miss Tilly and Thunder.