Meet Missouri Valley Boxer Club

By on June 1, 2015

Boxers are a popular breed as owners love their energy, goofiness and personalities. There are various area Boxer rescues and our latest Rescue Friends feature highlights the Missouri Valley Boxer Club, a group that’s been helping Boxers for nearly a half century.

Missouri Valley Boxer Club was founded in 1972 to promote the responsible breeding of pure-bred Boxers and to encourage acceptance of the breed standard as published by the American Boxer Club.  It also initiates educational programs and promotional activities to further the interest of the breed in the area.

“Within our club,” says member Lee Mitchell, “we have an affiliated rescue organization that has been actively rescuing dogs for about 16 years.” MVBR has many dedicated volunteers who are also members of the Club (and some who are not) who work tirelessly to find misplaced, mishandled, neglected and abandoned Boxers new, loving and permanent homes.

If you would like to learn more about our Boxer Club and rescue organization, you will find a ton of information on the group’s website. Click here to take a look. 

The rescue group also networks with two other groups to make up the Midwest Boxer Rescue.

The Midwest Boxer Rescue Group was founded in 2002 with a core group of 3 rescues and covers the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.  Between the three groups, the network shares applications and home visit responsibilities which allows coverage of a large area. The rescue still keeps a volunteer support person in close proximity to the adopters.  In addition to the coverage area, the group has a support system between the three groups and volunteers that has been integral to our success.  “We share training ideas, behavior help and health information, just to name a few items,” Mitchell says. ” We also have an annual retreat which allows us to come together as a group and recharge our batteries and learn. We enjoy not only our love of the Boxer, but our love and friendship for each other.”



You can view the group’s combined website at

As most Breed Clubs and Rescue Groups today, the rescue is always in need of volunteers who love the breed and are willing to get involved in all aspects of Boxer ownership.  “We are so fortunate to have met many, many wonderful people because of these goofy Boxer dogs!” Mitchell says, but the group is always welcome to new Boxer-philes.

Take a peek at the above websites to find out how you can volunteer or become a member of the Rescue network. Donations are always a plus for rescues, so give if you can, and please share this story so we can raise awareness together!

Thanks to Lee Mitchell of the Missouri Valley Boxer Club for sharing! Are you a rescue? Would you like to be highlighted on Pets in Omaha? Use our contact page and inquire about how you can get involved!


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