Update 4/26/2015:  Dax has been adopted.

Dax is a 2-year-old neutered male Boerboel that is looking for a new home.  Dax is big, powerful and goofy.  He is housebroken and leash trained, and rides well in the car.  He is great around kids, cats, and small and large dogs. He is currently located in the Bay Area of CA.

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Dax – 2-year-old male Boerboel

Like many Boerboels, he is quite protective once he bonds with someone.  Dax needs a loving home with a firm strong owner who will set rules and stick to them.  Someone with breed experience or who understands the breed would be best. 

Dax - Boerboel Rescue CA

This is a courtesy post, so if you think you might be interested in Dax, please fill out the Contact Form below and someone will get back to you.  The Contact Form will send an e-mail to the owner.

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Update (4/20/2015):  Sadie is  no longer available.

Sadie is a young and beautiful fawn female Boerboel that is in need of a new home. She is a loving, loyal and sweet girl.  Her owners are crazy about her, but they moved to a townhouse without a yard and can no longer keep her.  She is leash reactive with some dogs when out on walks, so a country home or a fenced-in yard where she can get more exercise is preferred.

Boerboel Rescue - SadieSadie is great with kids, and also lives with two cats.  She will probably be best in a situation where she can be the only dog.  Sadie is healthy and young, but she does have some allergies.  Her current owners have her on a limited ingredient diet, and the allergies are also treated with medication.  She is a wonderful dog in the right environment.

Boerboel Rescue - Sadie

Sadie is still young, and will provide a lifetime of love and companionship.  She is currently located in New York, about an hour outside of Manhattan.  If you think you might be the perfect family for Sadie, please fill out the Contact Form below and someone will get back to you.


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Hunter is a 11-month old male Boerboel that is looking for a new home. He is a sweet boy with his family, but he needs more room to run and would do best in a country atmosphere. He adores his family, and loves to play. His family regrets the decision to give him up, but feel he would do better if he has more space to run and play and has a job to do. He has been working with a professional trainer, and they are available to speak with potential screened adopters about his personality and temperament.

Hunter - Boerboel Rescue

Boerboel Rescue - Hunter

20150406_122544-Hunter-Boerboel-RescueAdditional details about Hunter:

  • Male, 11 months old
  • Neutered and microchipped
  • All vaccinations are up-to-date
  • Currently on heartworm preventative
  • Potty-trained and sleeps through the night
  • Knows some obedience commands:  Sit, Come, Down
  • Will go into a crate (unwillingly, doesn’t like it)
  • Sleeps on his bed, next to his owner’s bed
  • Lead aggressive — not to be tethered or tied
  • Does well at dog parks with dogs and people
  • Dominant male, needs a strong alpha, but loving with his family
  • He is reactive with strangers when on a leash walk (needs continued work and training)
  • Needs human companionship; not the type of dog that can be left alone all day
  • Needs room to run!
  • Will do best with a job to do!
  • Great mellow behavior most of the time (unless he doesn’t get exercised)
  • High prey drive and chases cats (has never caught one)
  • Enjoys rides in the car
  • Enjoys water and wading in the river
  • Tolerates baths
  • Loves carrots and bananas!

In summary, Hunter is really sweet and playful.  He is protective of his family once he bonds to you.  He is a terrific dog that needs a forever family that will continue to work with him and provide him some space to run, play and work.

This is a short video of Hunter playing in his family’s studio. Isn’t he adorable?

Boerboel Rescue - Hunter

Hunter on April 7th playing in his family’s studio while the owner was working. He is very playful and good in the house.

Hunter is currently located in Steamboat Springs, CO. If you think you want to open your heart and home to an 11-month old active pup, please fill out the contact form below and we will get in touch with you.

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This is a courtesy cross post for Jabba, a 6-year-old male Boerboel that is available for adoption at Paws & Claws in Rochester, MN.  Please get in touch with Paws & Claws directly if you think you have an interest in Jabba.  Here is what the shelter has to say about Jabba:

Meet Jabba! This handsome fella came to Paws and Claws when his owner could no longer care for him.  Jabba is a 6 yr old African Boerboel weighing in at 150 pounds. Jabba needs some socialization and can get nervous around new people. He would do best in a home with no children and plenty of room to run and play. Jabba seems to like women best and he gets along with other dogs. We ask the adopters have knowledge of Jabba’s breed, and have have plenty if time to spend with him.

Visit Paw & Claws on Facebook to get additional information about Jabba.  You can also visit their website:  Paws & Claws Animal Shelter.  The dog and cat shelter is located at:

3224 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Shelter Representative:  (507) 288-7226 or info@pawsandclaws.org

This is a courtesy cross post, so I’m sorry I do not have additional information about him.

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Max has been adopted!

Update 2/28/2015: Max has been adopted! We are so happy for Max and his connections. Max’ original owner was willing to keep Max while we diligently looked for the perfect home. Potential adopters were screened, because we wanted to make sure we would find a home where Max could thrive. He is such a good boy, and he deserved the best! I am happy to report that Max will be living with Joanne in Northern VA. I am sure Max will provide some security to Joanne, and provide a lifetime of wags and kisses.

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Zeus is a 2-year-old neutered male Boerboel/Cane Corso mix.  He is a good dog that will do best in a quiet home that can provide him the love and attention that he craves.  He currently lives with an older male Labrador/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, and does well with him.

Zeus2 2015Zeus is shy when introduced to strangers, but deep down inside he is a sweetheart that just wants to please.  He is crate-trained and kennel trained.  He exhibits some separation anxiety when left alone, but he is happy to hang out in his crate when his family needs to leave the house.  He is good in the house when his people are home, even when they are sleeping.  He will sleep all night long without any problems.

Zeus - Boerboel Rescue MDHis owner has made the difficult decision to re-home Zeus as his owner works during the day and Zeus must be crated until she gets home.  He enjoys chewing on his bones, and is generally a good boy.  Zeus is housebroken, and he knows some commands including down and stay.  He will whine when he needs to go out, which is his way of signaling that he needs to go potty.

Zeus3 2015Zeus is currently living in Clinton County, MD.  If you think you might be interested in adopting Zeus, please fill out the Contact Form below and we will get in touch with you.  Thank you for considering adoption!

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