Home Counties Boxer Welfare

We consist of a small number of people who voluntarily give their time to rehoming those boxers who, through no fault of their own, have to find a new family.  We also try to help with general advice on the Boxer breed and any problems which may arise.

Our work consists of booking in and vetting homes available, taking details of dogs to be relocated, transporting Boxers from home to home, and running a back up service when required. Although we aim to place dogs directly from one home to another, it is sometimes necessary to use kennels and foster homes on a temporary basis. Where there is difficulty in rehoming a dog due to age or medical condition, we can offer help with veterinary fees.  This is only possible thanks to our Sponsor Scheme, where supporters can sponsor a dog of their choice.

Sponsor Scheme & Membership

We also aim to promote responsible Boxer ownership by holding training sessions, mainly in basic obedience, together with fun classes for all, at regular intervals near St. Albans, Hertfordshire.  Started primarily for the rehomed Boxer these sessions are now open to all Boxers and their owners, and usually provide a very entertaining afternoon.

As you can imagine, all these activities run away with the finances - vet bills, kenneling fees, telephone bills and petrol.  We are a registered charity and rely very heavily  upon the donations for rehomed Boxers, and fundraising events organised by the committee and supporters - such as exemption shows, raffles, tombola's, stalls, sponsored events etc. Membership subscriptions play a major role and we are always delighted to welcome new members - it is one way, as a boxer lover, that you can help the breed that you love.  We produce newsletters giving you news or forthcoming events, informative articles on the breed, and stories about the boxers you have helped to rehome.

Committee Members

If you feel you have the odd hour to spare and would like to become involved, we will always find you a job - from vetting potential homes and transporting dogs, to the odd plate of cakes for our next social event.  For more information please contact any member of the committee below.

Chairman Eleanor Barton
208 Stanstead Road, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 0RR
Email: Eleanor.barton@hcbw.org.uk
01992 421387
07947 609594


Secretary Lorraine Harvey
The Old Vicarage, 27 Leam Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1BQ
Email: Lorraine.harvey@hcbw.org.uk
01926 429903


Treasurer Rosemary Westbrook
Fourways, Sandley, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5DZ
01747 822345


Donna Russell
26 Latimer, Stony Stratford , Bucks MK11 1HY
01908 560230
07855 388993


Karen Kerby
2 Portway, Croughton, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5LY
Email: Karen.kerby@hcbw.org.uk
01869 321010


Lynn Prentice
Email: Lynn.prentice@hcbw.org.uk