If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs and Before You Adopt pages and then fill out an application. Adoption fees are as follows: Boxer Puppy (0-6 months) - $300, Young Boxer (7-12 months) - $275, Adult Boxer (12 months+) - $250.
Natural / Docked
Hi everyone, meet Bronx! This sweet boy is full of love and kisses! Bronx is an easy going, fun loving guy. He came to ABR in not so good shape and very underweight, although you would never know by his happy to meet you attitude. He is enjoying the comfort of his new foster home where he is starting to pack on the pounds and getting plenty of TLC. Bronx loves all people and does well with his foster fur sibling. He is a playful boy who wants all the attention! Bronx appears to be house and crate trained, although he doesn't love the crate, he will go in and rest. Bronx has shown no destructive behavior in his foster home, his foster mom says he is a total sweetheart who is very loving and can be a little on the needy side (meaning he will try to get all the love). He does get excited when meeting new people and may jump, but listens well and will "sit" and "down" on command. He walks gently on the leash but will try to get a squirrel any chance he gets, so watch out squirrels! Bronx will be available for adoption once he is neutered. This love bug is looking for a loving home who will spoil him rotten! If you are interested in meeting Bronx, just mention him on your application or if you are already approved, email the adoption coordinator and let her know you would love to meet Bronx.
Natural / Docked
Hey y'all. This is Zander, with a Z, checking in! Yes, I am done with the heartworm treatment and getting ready for my forever family to find me!
My foster people say I do not have much confidence. Well, that is sort of right. I am laid back guy. Right now, I do not want anything to change. Now that things have sort of settled down I need to regain some confidence before I am ready my forever family. It is good here, but I know my forever family will be great too!
My foster people say I am a 'gentle soul'. I would agree with that. I am not sure how I got so worried about everything, but I am. They are working to help me build back my confidence. I like things to be sort of quiet. I like routines. I love to look out the window. Sometimes, I will go and chase stuff in the backyard, but just sometimes. I rarely bark – but I will alert bark at the big brown truck.
I am good in my house. I use the doggie door and do what I need to do outside in my backyard. I am starting to play a little, but I really do not want to get in trouble, so I stop playing if it gets too fun.
I love to see my foster persons come home. I circle dance and prance. I am so happy. I am eating well and gaining weight. I get on splendidly with both my fur sisters. We play and curl up together in the dog bed. We have had no cross words with one another since the day I arrived!
My foster people tried to take me for a walk by myself, but I am not sure about that. If they take me for a walk with one of my fur-sisters, I am good. I do not pull on the lead. I want to do what is right and I stay close to my fur-sister. But I do not want to go for a walk on my own.
My foster people have figured out that I need to be with another happy dog all the time. I know I can do great with an adult family that can help me rebuild by confidence in myself and others. I have a gentle mouth. I am respectful of others. I do not like loud noises. I do not jump on people – but I do make myself comfortable on the furniture and the bed. I resist going in the crate, but once I am in, I just settle down and wait for my freedom. I really do not understand going into the crate because I am a perfect gentleman if left in the house. I have been left in the house free roaming with my fur sisters for full work days and we go in and out the doggie door as we like and keep an eye on everything. We just dance a little harder when one of the non-fur fosters arrives.If you have a big heart for a gentle soul, are laidback and can help me regain my confidence, then put Zander (with a Z) on your application.
Natural / Natural
Meet Zeus a new boy to ABR. He is currently settling into his foster home and what we do know so far is that he is a super happy, total sweetheart who loves getting and giving kisses! He loves his crate and has no problem going in. He does have a lot of energy so will need a family who will play with him and take him on walks. A fenced in yard would be great for this guy. He has a full tail and it never stops wagging. It seems Zeus has had minimal training in the past. His foster family is working with him on training, manners, and leash walking, but he will likely still need to continue training in his forever home to be the the best pup he can be. Because he is so energetic and jumpy, as of right now he will probably do best in a home without very small children. As he works on his manners we hope this will change and will update with his progress! He is a little on the smaller side but has a big personality! He's never met a person he doesn't love! Zeus tested positive for heart worms and will be available once he's been treated and medically cleared. If you are interested in Zeus and would love to learn more about him, just mention him on your application or if you are already approved, just let the adoption coordinator know you would like to be added to his list to meet when he is available.
Natural / Docked
So my foster mommy said she is not going to go on and on about how great and wonderful I am and my special story because all people are going to see is my CUTE ADORABLE MUG and miss the IMPORTANT stuff. She said I need a very special home with a family that is dedicated and committed to working with me and help me get the training I need. She says I am the PERFECT dog with a few minor quirks that can be quickly remedied/managed with the right home. So lets get straight to what I am looking for:
- A stay at home mom/dad - I have been known to have some separation anxiety and would do best with a family that is home more than not. This also means a family that is not active with lots of social events, kids activities, etc. All the in and out and being left constantly may contribute to my anxiousness. I need a home I can settle in and feel secure. My foster mommy is a stay at home and she does errands throughout the day and I do just fine because I know she always comes back.
- I need a fur-sibling! Not just any fur-sibling, but one that is nice, playful, fun, energetic and loves other dogs too. I am such a sweet and submissive boy, full of love and energy. I love playing with and sharing my toys. I also love to cuddle with my foster fur-siblings and I believe it will help me feel more comfortable in my new home. But they must be nice and welcoming.
- NO crate. My new family will need to be ok without crating me, don't worry I am house trained. I just don't really like being confined and I do not do well in the crate. Luckily, I am great with free roam, however I have had a few episodes where I chewed things I shouldn't have had...but only a few times...My new family must be ok and proactive with this being an only option. My foster mommy has been able to successfully leave me for 3-6 hours without any concerns. I love to go and lay on their bed and wait for their return. I do want a family where I am not left for long periods multiple times a week.
I can jump a privacy fence (5 -6 ft). So the family who falls in love with me must make sure that I am properly watched while outside at all times and safe...think of me as a toddler you wouldn't leave unattended outside. My foster mommy said it really isn't that big of deal since dogs shouldn't be left in the backyard unattended anyways, but she has figured out a couple of tricks which seems to work so she can let me out and do my business without worry...so far so good!
- I need a home that does not have a lot of traffic/busy streets. A quieter neighborhood without too many distractions would be great for me...otherwise I want to go check it out and it will increase my urge to want to jump over and see what's going on. And please no homes with obnoxious barking neighbor(s) dogs.
- My new family MUST be ok with me sleeping in the bed. I love human companionship and just want to to be next to you....I don't take up much room and you won't even know I'm there! I love attention and cuddling, my foster mommy says I'm a true lap dog at heart! Oh and the couch too!
I know it may seem that I require alot, however my foster mommy tells me that these concerns are common with many dog. She also said these special requests are non-negotiable and it will just take a special, patient family that is committed to helping me. I am a very smart boy and a pleaser. I know several basic commands; sit, stay, lay down, shake and I listen very well. I sit nicely before every meal and I take treats very gently, no food aggression issues with people or dogs. I am your typical goofy, full of life boxer! I am great with kids and I love to play fetch...I haven't figured out release...but I am working on that. My foster mommy is always telling me that I am an amazing pup and would make a great addition to any family, but I am looking for THAT one special family where I can finally feel at peace and at home. Are you that ONE?
Natural / Docked
Meet Foxy. A senior female boxer who has a lot of life left to live! This cuddle bug was an owner surrender. She appears to have been overbred and her owner could no longer handle taking care of her. She has a very sweet and gentle playfulness about her. She actually did a happy dance when she came home from the shelter! She loves to give kisses and will gently hop up on your lap to give you hugs. She shows no food aggression or issues with handling. She does bark at other dogs, however, she did have a small yorkie sibling. This sweet girl will melt your heart.
Cropped / Docked
Hi! My name is Sable but my foster mom calls me Lovey because I am super lovey. I’m beautiful, playful and really enjoy being loved on. I don’t need much; my favorite things are treats, affection, napping on the sofa, going in the backyard, and playing with my toys. I’m crate trained and house broken and perfect in the house. I’m 10 years old as of March 19th but you’d never guess it. I get around well but do have some hip and knee problems that I take supplements and pain killers for, the vet says that’s the best thing. Otherwise, I’m a super-healthy girl!
Before coming to ABR, I spent most of my life locked up in an outdoor pen without much love or contact with people. I really deserve this second chance at life and am adapting well. Because of the way I lived most of life, I’m still learning to trust people and am protective of my foster mom. I need to be introduced to new people and can easily be won over with treats and affection and then I’m all wags and boxer wiggles. I’d do best with a fenced yard to play and do my business instead of walks where I run into other dogs and strangers. I don’t care much for other dogs and should be an only dog. I haven’t been around cats so, I’m not sure if I like them. I don’t like change and can get stressed out so my new home needs to be calm, routine and kid-free.
I’m sweet and have become a happy girl since coming to ABR. I know I’m not for everyone, but I deserve love and affection in my golden years and have a lot to give. Can I be your Lovey?