Who We Are

Atlanta Boxer Rescue is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced and dedicated animal rescue volunteers, many of whom are Boxer owners themselves. They work with local animal shelters to identify Boxer dogs that need to be rescued, move those Boxers to foster homes for care and rehabilitation, spay/neuter and vaccinate the Boxers as needed, and seek qualified adopters to give those Boxers new, loving homes.

Board of Directors

President: Dianne DaLee

Dianne DaLee

Dianne has organized monthly events for the Atlanta Boxer Meetup group since November 2006. She has been involved in various fundraising and volunteer events for local organizations over the past 30 years. In addition, Dianne has over 28 years of graphic design/website design experience. She has an MBA and a BFA in Graphic Design and has owned a design firm since 1992.

Dianne also serves as chair of the Fundraising committee and organizes Boxerstock, ABR's annual music festival. She maintains the ABR website, social media and organizes most ABR events.

Dianne is currently owned by a a seven-year old ABR rescue named Pixie and another seven-year old ABR rescue named Kayla. Kayla is also a registered therapy dog. In February 2013, Dianne lost her best friend Simba, who was the inspiration for Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Dianne is pictured here with Kayla and Pixie.

Vice President: Claudia "CJ" Janka

Claudia Janka

CJ has been a Boxer owner/lover for over six years and is also a member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group. CJ has a love and passion for the breed and it has shown by her dedicated volunteering for the organization since July 2008. She has gained knowledge through her volunteering and she will be a great asset to the organization.

CJ has a BS degree in Criminal Justice and was in law enforcement for over 17 years. She is currently employed as an insurance fraud investigator.

CJ is owned by 4 white boxers - 3 rescues, Bonita, Sabinov and Elvis (ABR alums), and Kosar.

Secretary: Tiffany Woods

Tiffany Woods

Tiffany has been a Boxer owner/lover for over thirteen years and is also a member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group. Tiffany has been volunteering for the organization since January 2011, when she adopted her first foster dog through ABR.

Tiffany has a Masters degree in Business Administration and is currently employed by UnitedHealth Group. Her business experience makes her a valuable member to the team, overseeing the paperwork required for our licensure, our foster parents and our rescued Boxers.

Tiffany and Jeff, her husband, are owned by two Boxers: a six-year old rescue named Spencer, and a three-year old ABR rescue named Libby.

Treasurer: Angel Babb

Angel Babb

Angel received a BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia in 2000. Angel has over 17 years of public and private accounting experience. She is an active member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group.

Angel is owned by two boxers: Molly, a ten-year old, and Lucy, a 10-12-year old rescue.

Board Member: Mike Logan Stern

Mike Stern

Mike has been a tireless volunteer for many years, wearing many hats along the way. He currently serves as our records coordinator, one of the Boxerstock planning committee chairs, ensures that our foster homes and dogs are all current on Dept. of Agriculture requirements and documentation, helps with applicant processing, and does many other behind the scenes task that keep the rescue running smoothly.

Mike has had boxers in his life since 1998. He fell in love with them forever when his sister got her first fawn Boxer. Currently, Mike is owned by a very active brindle Boxer named Linus.

Mike has spent his career managing a major music royalty for featured recording artists and record labels. He brings many strengths and talents to the ABR Board!



Other ABR Volunteers

Adoption Coordinator: Ellie Sherman


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Ellie is owned by three ABR Rescues: Miles, Gretchen and Milo.

Vetting Coordinator: Donna Martin


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Donna is owned by two rescued boxers, Marcus and Daisy.

Shelter Liaison: Rebecca Neal


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Rebecca is owned by an ABR rescue named Thor.

Foster Dog Coordinator: Lisa Merlino

Lisa Merlino

Lisa has been an avid Boxer owner/lover for over 19 years, has served on the ABR Board and is also a member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group. She has spent a lot of time volunteering at local animal shelters. With her passion for and knowledge of the breed, as well as her knowledge of animal shelter operations, she is a valuable member to the team assisting with the oversight of the boxers in foster care.

Lisa is owned by a eleven-year old ABR rescue named Brutus and was loved for twelve years by her boxer Davidson, RIP and ABR rescue Wilson, RIP.

Foster Home Coordinator: Maggie Trammer

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Application Coordinator: Karen Covi

Karen has lived in Athens since 1982 and was the founder of the Athens Canine Rescue (1992). She graduated from the University of Georgia (Ed Psych, 1995); She has conversational skills in ASL and assists with our deaf dogs and their fosters. Karen has been involved with ABR since September 2014 as foster and later as an Application Processor. Louie the Lip is her big spoiled Boxer boy who keeps her on her paws!

Event Coordinator: Dinamarie Serrano

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...and many more volunteers that serve as foster homes, application processors, transporters, home visitors, etc!