Available Boxers

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.

May

May

~7 Months

Female

~40 lbs

Natural / Natural

Negative

Now

May is a typical 7 month old – curious, playful, into everything! She is a little shy and really is concerned about making her human unhappy. She loves other dogs and recently was separated from her littermate. This is the first time in her young life without a littermate. She was the follower of the two girls - very meek and submissive so really needs a home with other dogs. She has not had much training yet but she has learned to sit and she would love to attend a puppy class with you! She is not fully housetrained yet but she is almost there. Her accidents tend to happen when left too long without a potty break and not in her crate. She is crate trained and does not mind the crate if she is there with a sibling. She does not like the crate by herself. She often goes into her crate to hang out with a nice toy. She is a pretty good toy destroyer – well at least of the teething variety. That may be due to her last set of adult teeth cutting or maybe she will just always be a power chewer. She has not taken to chewing up stuffed toys and so far is afraid of squeaky toys. She does love a nice treat ball though! Her foster home does not have a cat so we don’t know how she does with cats but I saw May try to chase a squirrel that was on the ground today so she does have a prey drive so I do not know what to think about how she would do with a cat. When she approaching a new situation she tends to try to run away and avoid it. She takes treats very gently from human hands. She has learned sit and we are working on shake. She waits for dinner if you ask her to. May absolutely loves small children. She has not yet learned not to jump so for the 5-8 age range she may knock them over but she will learn. Her foster home just doesn’t have any small children to help May learn the ropes with. May loves all dogs and all people she has met. She is very sweet and loves her cuddle time with her humans. She adores laying with her head draped over her human. She is just discovering toys If May sounds like a good fit for your home, please be sure to put her name on your application or let the adoption coordinator know if you are already approved.

Maxine

Maxine

~1 Year

Female

~40 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Maxine (or Maxie for short, as her foster family calls her) is a very sweet and cuddly young girl. Estimated to be just under a year old, she has all the fun loving energy of a puppy. Her days before ABR were spent tied up alone so lots of attention made her skittish when first coming into her foster home. Now she loves being doted on and can’t get enough playtime with her 4 foster fur siblings. She gets along with all people, all dogs and doesn’t have an aggressive or dominant bone in her body. Though Maxie has been crate trained since coming to her foster home, she would do best with a family with a fenced in yard who is home for most of the day. Maxie loves to sleep in her crate but doesn’t care for spending time during the day in there. After all, when the sun’s out, it’s play time, right? Because Maxie is very young, she’s still working on her manners but has come such a long way since first arriving to her foster home 2 months ago. She recognizes her name, knows sit and doesn’t jump on her 3 ½ year old foster skin sibling. She loves everyone she meets! If you think you’d like to give this sweet girl a wonderful home and are an experienced dog owner with the time to train her to be the excellent dog she’s destined to be, put Maxie on your application or mention Maxie to the adoption coordinator if you’re already approved!

Champ

Champ

~5 Year

Male

~77 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

My name is Champ. I was adopted from Atlanta Boxer Rescue with my brother about three years ago. Our family had problems and we were returned even though we are great pets. My brother has been adopted. I had surgery to remove two growths. Now I am ready to find a family to love me forever.

Despite my life changing completely and going through the surgery and recovery, I have been sweet and a perfect gentleman for my foster family. I would even stand quietly and allow foster mom or dad to put that awful collar on me that prevented me from licking my wounds. I tried not to look too sad when I had to stay in the crate because I didn't want them to feel bad. A few nights I cried a bit because I like to be with people. Through it all my nub has never stopped wagging.

I LOVE all people, including children and other dogs. I’m completely house broken and know many commands. I like to ride in the car, take walks and hang out with my foster fur brother. I am happy sleeping in a dog bed in my foster parent’s room. I think they know I'd rather sleep in the bed and snuggle, but I respect the rules. I behave in the house and don’t need to be crated when left alone. When my people are home, I want to be with them and give kisses and get lots of hugs. I have a lot of love to give!

I am a bit, ok…a lot, overweight. I have lost a couple of pounds and am working on shedding a few more. Now that I healed and can play in the yard again with my foster fur brother, I hope to become more physically fit.

I am around 5 years old, about 77 pounds, sweet as pie and fabulous snuggler. Please ask for Champ on your application!

Sweet Girl

Sweet_Girl

~1 Year

Female

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hi, my name is Sweet Girl, I am about 15-18 months old, weigh about 55 lbs and am heartworm negative. I didn’t have the best life with my old family and it has made me a little timid when I meet new people. But a few weeks ago I got rescued and things have been getting better ever since! At first I was kinda sick, but when I got to the vet they put me on some medicine and I started to feel much better. Now I’m safe with my ABR foster mommy who loves me very very much. She lets me cuddle and lay in the bed and give her kisses. I am also getting better with meeting new people, I am still pretty scared at first, but after a little while, I am back to my wiggle butt, kissy self!

I am pretty much completely housetrained but I don’t know any commands, my previous owner didn’t spend a lot of time working with me. But my foster mommy is trying to teach me to sit and I really want to make her happy so I am figuring it out! I am very good in the crate but also can be left out for short periods of time, I don’t destroy anything. I don’t love the crate, so I don’t really go in voluntarily, but once I am there, I am as quiet as a mouse. With a little bit of time, I have loved everyone I have met (dogs, cats, kids) but my favorite thing to do is hug / cuddle my foster mom, I am just a big lap dog! I really really like to give hugs, I’m very gentle about it, but I like to jump up and put my arms around those that I love. My foster mommy thinks it’s really cute, but I do get down when she tells me to.

I am healthy and ready for my forever home. If you are interested in meeting me then please mention me on your application!

Ike

Ike

~1 Year

Male

~50 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hey guys, I'm Ike. I am a year old and perfectly healthy! I like to run and play with other dogs, I haven't met a cat yet but I'm sure we would get along. I like little dogs, but I don't watch out for them and sometimes step on them. My crate is okay, but if I had it my way I would be free. I love to cuddle and be close to my foster parents, and I walk on the leash like a professional. I am heartworm free, fixed, and house-broken. My foster family has a big fence which is good because I like to play "catch me if you can" I like car rides too! My foster family thinks I will be a good match for a family with kids or other dogs to keep up with my energy. Let me know if I sound like a good match for you!

Mr. Bean

Mr_Bean

~1 Year

Male

~45 lbs

Natural / Natural

Negative

Now

Hello, Mr Bean here. I wanted to stop by and say 'Thank you!' to all of those that contributed to my care. I was pretty sick there for a while and thought my candle had burnt out but the wonderful supporters of ABR said it was not yet my time. Things are pretty rough out there on the streets. Trying to find a warm spot to rest, the next meal, a gentle hand...well those scraps I found didn’t have a warning in bark so I didn’t know that little bit of food could actually end my life. But that wrapper is in my past now and so is that life. Now I am enjoying life as a pampered pup! I always have a good meal and a gentle hand so I am learning that there is nothing to be afraid of. My family says I am better entertainment than anything on the TV. They think I am a gangly teen and watching me discover the stairs had them in stitches. I have invited every dog I have met to play. I am very chill and don’t take other dogs too seriously. I love my food and my toys. I can entertain myself for hours. I do like checking out what mom keeps on the counters. I love cuddle time. I am in heaven if you will take a minute and just be with me. I promise I will entertain you! I love gallumping around the yard playing with my 4 legged friends. I rarely have accidents in the house but Mom is not quite ready to say I am fully house trained. I am crate trained though! I don’t mind my crate at all but I am a good boy when I am out too. (Well, as long as you don’t mind me emptying the toy box while you sleep.) I did great around toddlers that visited for the holidays. I was careful not to knock them over. I LOVE car rides! I get to do fun stuff when we get in the car! Will you take me for a car ride? As much as I love my foster home, I would really love a home to call my own for the holidays! If I sound like the right pup for your home, please put Mr Bean on your application.

Punky Brewster

Punky

~2 Years

Female

~42 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hi All!! Punky Brewster, here. You can call me Punky B. I am a two year old bundle of love, snuggles and silliness. For the past two months, I have been on the mend. I have a fancy plate in my front leg, which repaired a double break, and the doctors have said that I have to hold off on the flying leaps and backyard romps for just a bit longer. But they promise that I’ll be good as new in no time.

While I wait for the all clear, I’m dreaming of my forever family. I’m a spunky monkey of a Punky, so my family should have a fur buddy for me to wrestle and run with. (I love boxing!) I am a Velcro shadow-of-a-girl and love my people, so if you are active and will make sure I get plenty of exercise, I will do just fine as a solo dog, too.

I’m still a puppy at heart and need to get my wiggle on every day. I’m also still learning, so I’d do best with someone who is committed to helping me remember only to potty outside, to practice my leash skills (I’m getting better all the time!) and help me remember that my assistance is not necessary when it comes to cooking. I crate well and have never had an accident in my crate, but sometimes I still get a little distracted in the house. I have been left out for short bouts of time and am proud to say I only chewed my antler and stuffed raccoon.

I’m a social bug and don’t think I’ve ever met a person or doggy that I didn’t like. I even like kitties and will snuggle up to by feline fur sister at night. But when kitties run, I like to chase them, so only dog-friendly cats should apply.

If you’re looking for an exercise buddy and world champion snuggler, I’m your girl! So, mention Punky B, on your application. I promise, to give you a good bout of the giggles every day.

Tito

Tito

~2-3 Years

Male

~60 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Do you remember watching Lady and the Tramp? Well, I was living life of Tramp, on the streets as a stray before ABR rescued me! I’ve even fallen in love with my fur sister, so my foster mom jokes that we are straight out of the movie! My name is Tito, and here are some things to know about me:

Put “Tito” on your application if you think you might be because I would love to meet you!!

Jasper

Jasper

~3 Years

Male

~72 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Jasper is a handsome, super sweet, sensitive, loving boxer boy. He has been friendly with every person he has met. He is well-mannered. He knows sit, no, off, and free (his release command). He has learned to wait for his food and wait to get out of the car. He walks great on a leash. He is learning “leave it,” loves car rides, and loves to play. His favorite toy is a tennis ball. Jasper will fetch it and bring it back. Sometimes, he even drops it at your feet. Jasper will also catch the tennis ball mid-air. Watching him play with a tennis ball is so much fun! He loves to be petted and be near you. He is house trained. While he does not love his crate, he will go in (sometimes after a good shove), protest for a few minutes with pathetic whining/howling, and then settle in. However, he does so well now left out of the crate, that his foster mom leaves him out while she is gone. Jasper will go to the door when he needs to go out. Sometimes, he even rings the bells. His foster home does not allow the dogs on the furniture and Jasper has learned to respect that. He still tries to get on the furniture. With a “no,” he gets off or does not get on. Jasper could easily be persuaded to join his new family on the furniture. He likes the Great Dane in his house. Jasper just wishes she was more playful. At 7 1/2, she is not quite the match for his energy level. Because he values his “things” (attention, food, water), he would do best as an only dog in a home. He might also do well in a home with a large dominant female (>100 lbs). His ideal home would have a fenced yard in which to play and someone who is home more often than not. (No cats as his prey drive gets the best of him).

If you think Jasper sounds like a great fit for your home, please ask about Jasper. You will be so happy that you did. www.atlantaboxerrescue.org.Already approved? Just mention JASPER to the adoption coordinator!

Trey

Trey

~3 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Natural

Negative

Now

My name is Trey AKA Bo. My family moved away and left me behind. I didn't know it at the time but it was the best thing to ever happen to me. I was taken to animal control and ABR came and saved me. A neighbor of my old family called ABR to tell them how sweet I am and how happy they were that they got me. She was able to tell them what I couldn't. See I only have 3 legs, she told them about the time I got hit by a car and lost my back leg. Don't let that worry you, I can run and play like all the other dogs. She also told them other things like how I was abused even stabbed. I don't know why, all I want to do is give kisses. My foster mom calls me her love bug. I love playing with my fur brothers and sister. Although sometimes it take me a little time to get used to them. All I want is a family to love, if you think your it mention Trey on your application at www.atlantaboxerrescue.org. Already approved? Just mention TREY to the adoption coordinator!

Peanut

Peanut

~2-3 Years

Male

~45 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Please let me introduce myself, I am Peanut and I am the sweetest boxer my foster mom has ever met and I'm so soft too. I get along well with other dogs and I like those furry things called cats. I have been living with dogs and cats while I was sick, and they were very nice to me. I had a little bit of a scary time when I first got to my foster home. I got really sick and had to go to lots of doctors to figure out how to get me better. Everyone was really worried about me. You may remember me from my Infirmary story. I had something called pneumonia and had to go to the emergency doctor. Thankfully, I'm feeling MUCH better now! I am a very happy and mellow boy, I love to lay on everyone. I have never met a animal or person that I don't love. My ideal family would have a fur brother or sister for me, because I sure do love having another pup in the house. So if you are looking for the boxer love of your life, please mention me on you application. In case you forgot I am soft and sweet PEANUT! Already approved? Just mention PEANUT to the Adoption Coordinator!

Junior

Junior

~7-8 Years

Male

~70 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

I'm not fat, I'm big boned! I'm also named Junior, though my daddies often call me Chunk. I'm a big happy boy that loves to be near my people, lay around in the warm sun, and have my belly scratched by anyone who might offer. I'm 7 or 8 years old, which they say makes me a senior. I have no health issues, and my daddies have me on a diet to get me trimmed down so I'm more attractive for the ladies. I spend my days with three other boxer fur people and get along well with them. I was recently introduced to the feline variety of fur person and that didn't go well. I've never been around those before and I was very interested in what they were all about, probably too interested. I have been around some small skin children and I liked them a lot. They were full of nice body scratches!!

I'm a calm boy and rarely raise my voice, unless you count my howling at a passing ambulance. I know where to go to potty and have a few basic commands under my belt. I'm very glad the daddies decided to take me in, but they have a full house and I'd love to get to a home where I could get more attention. It can be hard to compete with young fur people for time with the daddies.

If your interested in giving a big, happy, goofy boy his furever home just mention Junior on your application.

Jovi

Jovi

1-2 Years

Female

~45 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hey there, I'm Jovi! I'm so happy to be here with ABR! You see, I was on the run with two of my boxer friends for 3 weeks and then we ended up in a loud shelter until an ABR angel came to save us. I'm super bummed that my two friends are with different foster families, but man am I loving life now. I had a nasty cold when I first got here, but I'm all better now. I was really skinny and hungry, but my family has been taking such good care of me, I've gained a few pounds and I'm really healthy now. I have a foster fur brother and I like him. I also have skin siblings and I love them too! I haven't met a cat yet so I don't know if I like them. I'm a petite girl and everyone says I have super soft fur. I also have a slight underbite and my tongue hangs out a little sometimes, but everyone thinks it's cute. I really love affection and I love to snuggle up with my people. My family says I'm super sweet, smart, and spunky. I'm a young girl so I do have a lot of energy. I'm learning to go potty outside and I'm so much better at it. I do have a bad habit of jumping up on people to get some love, but my mom says that's not very lady like so I'm learning to stay on all fours. I also like to counter surf to see what's up there, but I'm told that's not good manners either so I'm learning to stop that too. I'm very smart, so I'm picking these things up quickly. I don't mind my crate, especially when my foster brother is in his crate next to me, but I really don't like being left all alone yet, and I bark a lot to let everyone know is. That gets tiring so I stop after a while, but my mom says it'd be best if I didn't do it at all, so I'm trying to chill out about it. I'm sure once I get settled in my forever home I'll be comfortable enough to be left by myself sometimes. Are you that forever home? If you think you might be I'd sure love to meet you. Just mention Jovi on your application or if you're already approved let the adoption coordinator know you wanna meet me, Jovi!


Tank

Tank

6-8 Years

Male

~47 lbs

Natural / Docked

Positive

April

Hi Everyone, my name is Tank, but my nickname is "Sizzle." My smallest foster human loves princesses and fairies so I let her call me "Tankerbelle," whatever; I don't take myself that seriously. I'm a very sweet, low key older guy with a lot of life still left to live! My foster family thinks I'm the greatest. They say I have good manners and that I'm super smart. I hear them say I'm "easy peasy" and "super chill.’ I don't understand these words, but I think they're good.

I have two skin siblings in my foster house and I just love them! I get along great with other dogs, but I'm not quite sure how I feel about very small dogs yet. It turns out I love to chase cats, I just can't help myself. I actually had to say goodbye to my first foster home because of that, so my mom says I will be best in a forever home without cats.

Even though I've been around the block, I still have lots of skills to show off. You see, I'm incredibly athletic and I can jump really high. My family doesn't like this because I can escape over their five foot fence! Since I don't understand how dangerous it can be out wandering the world, I will do best in a forever home with a tall fence, or a setting where my escape artist skills aren't dangerous to me. Don't worry though, I'm learning how awesome it is to be loved, and now I don't really want to go anywhere without my family.

This has led to a bit of separation anxiety. I know, you're wondering how a chill guy like me could be anxious. Well, you see, I've had a lot of changes lately, and I just can't be sure my people are coming back, so I get anxious. I'm okay if I'm left with another dog, but being all by myself is so hard. I'm working on it though and getting better already.

I'm good on a leash, i love my toys, and I love, love, LOVE to snuggle!

I'm so happy to be living the good life now, and I can't wait to find my forever home. Are you a good match for me? If so, mention me, "Tank" to the adoption coordinator. I can't wait to meet you!


Casper

Casper

~3 Years

Male

~70 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

April

I know I am the one for you! I am Casper, but my Foster Mom calls me El Blanco.

I am settling into my foster home after my original adopters could not keep me. They were worried about how I was behaving around their young child. I understand that. I love people and I want them to like me. I am a playful, happy, sometimes quirky boxer boy…and I am 3 years old, so I have lots of energy and want to play, even if it is hard play. One of my foster fur mates can keep up with me. The other two would rather watch and stay out of the mayhem. They are oldies.

I have a little stiffness in my hips. They call it arthritis, but the doggie doctor gives me something for it and I am all good. I love playing with my toys. I carry one around all the time. I will invite the other doggies here to play, but sometimes I don’t want to share my toy. Then I do. It is boxer keep away!

I love water…ponds, showers, sprinklers, toilets. But I don’t like rain. They think it is because the sound hurts my ears. Whatever, I don’t like it.

I prefer to sleep in my crate as long as it’s big enough, because I am big guy. I love to eat. My foster Mom feeds me first and then lets me go digest in my crate while the other dogs eat. That way none of us are trying to sneak from the other.

I know basic commands, like sit and out. I understand to do my business outside, though I have had a couple of accidents inside. I am still trying to understand where outside is in this new place because I was in a kennel for about 10 days when I started looking for my forever home.

I have just learned this cool thing called a doggie door. I just figured out it works both ways. That is going to be so easy for going out to do my business without having to ask.

My foster mom is working with on my leash training. She says I am good on the leash. I don’t lunge at other dogs. She does not want me to approach people unless invited and I have not quite gotten that part down, so she is working on it with me. (I don’t jump on people, but I jump up and down because I am so excited!) I need to be on a loose leash. I don’t respond well on a tight leash.

Well that’s about it for today. My foster mom thinks I will be ready to pick you in April after I go see my ’trainer’…that is so Urban…I am looking forward to it though. I know I can be the best boxer you have ever had and I will make you laugh everyday. I am for you, especially if you have had boxers before and white boxers in particular. I would really love to have a fur sister who is smaller than me and is young enough to play and play and play. I would enjoy older children too, but I don’t think younger children would be as much fun for me.

Oh yes, I have one brown eye and one blue eye…just waiting to see you!


Pumpkin

Pumpkin

~6-7 Years

Female

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

HELLO THERE! I’m PUMPKIN! I was named that by my little human friend who wanted to be Cinderella and I was her puppy Pumpkin. It was also close to Halloween. I was rescued from a local shelter with a cold and a massive tumor hanging from my leg. Luckily there was a foster who saw my pleading face and opened their home and heart to let me stay for a while. I was super shy at first, my foster wasn’t use to having an older dog in the home with their 2 younger boxers in the home. I was hesitant until I began trusting my new family. My personality is out the roof now. I love running in the back yard with my fur siblings and I enjoy having my little human feed me and give me treats. I spend most my days sleeping in my bed in my foster dad’s office while he works. Let’s talk about my grey face. The vet thinks I’m a younger dog with premature graying. I have a preexisting condition which no one is really sure what’s going on. Sometimes I knuckle over my back feet. I have been correcting them and it’s getting better every day. I’m not in pain but some people wonder what’s going on. I still go on 3+ mile walks daily and play outside in the back yard. My fur siblings think I’m crazy because I get so excited to run around. I’m a truly happy girl. I’m a crate trained and house trained. My family leaves me out because I’m so trusting. I’m great on a leash and I love going on car rides to pick my mini human up from school everyday.MY family has also figured out that I would rather play with the kitties and I’m sometimes not so nice to them. I just don’t understand them. If you are looking for a low key great companion to hang out with you on the couch or play outside with I’m your girl! Please mention me on your application or let the adoption coordinator know you would like to meet. Can’t wait to meet you!

Axeyl

Axeyl

~4 Years

Male

~75 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hi, my name is Axeyl and my nickname is “puppers!” My mom says I am such a good dog. I had two fur sisters growing up, and they taught me everything I know! I pay attention when I’m talked to, and understand when I’m told “no sir” or when you people use that funny “aht-aht” sound. I know that means I’m doing something that I’m not supposed to. I’m really well trained, and know a bunch of commands - Sit / Lay / Down / Up / Off / Roll / Stay / Come / Wait / Crawl / Easy / Leave It / Drop It / Go Home / and the release cue “Okay.” My favorite sound in the whole wide world is when I hear “Good boy, Axeyl.” That’s the BEST!

I’m housebroken, and only potty outside where I’m supposed to. I love to go on hikes, and I also love to play outside with toys! I love the chuck it toy and chasing down balls! I will also just grab a stick and play keep away with you if you let me! But I’m just playing, I’ll always bring it back if you ask me to! J Keep away is one of my favorite games! I also LOVE other dogs, and would love nothing more than a doggie playmate to keep me company! My perfect forever home would have another dog that would play with me and keep me company. I also love kitty friends! I LOVE to cuddle with the kitties and play with them, too. I also love kids! I do get excited, but will calm down and be gentle. Because of my excitement, I’d probably do best with little ones who are stable on their feet.

The vet said I had a heart murmur, but it turns out that it’s no big deal. The specialist said I have a mild case of something called subaortic stenosis. All that means is that there is a little ridge of tissue in my heart that prevents the full amount of pumped blood to leave my heart when it pumps. A bunch of bobblygook to me – all I heard was no action needed and no reason to think my lifespan would be shortened in any way. I can continue to run and play just like I’m used to. Score for Axeyl! Woo hoo!

The only other thing I want to mention is my allergies. I have some food allergies that sometimes cause yeast infections. The vet gives my mom a special shampoo when that happens, and I usually have to try a new food.

I’m a great boy, and can’t wait to meet my new fur sibling(s)!! If you think I might be a good fit for your family, please mention me, Axeyl, to the adoption coordinator!

Harvey

Harvey

~1.5 Years

Male

~60 lbs

Natural / Natural

Negative

Now

Hello my name is Harvey. I am a medium sized guy and solid muscle! I am a playful, spunky and a very loving boy. I would make a wonderful running companion for someone I also love going for walks in the park with my foster mom. I need to be in an active home, but I do enjoy being a couch potato too! I am house broken and crate trained ... although I have to admit I love cuddling with my mom in bed at night. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my toys and love spending time with my mom and fur siblings outside in the yard - I can run and play for days. I am also an expert and playing ball - if you will throw it I will bring it back! If you are looking for a young, loving, energetic boy to become part of your family I might be the guy!

Jordy

Jordy

~1.5 Years

Female

~44 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

February

Hi everyone, I’m Jordy!!  My sister and I were recently surrendered to animal control from our previous family but the great people at ABR saved us!  I know what you’re thinking….and there may or may not have been an English Bulldog rendezvous in my family tree….but that is what makes me so stinkin’ CUTE!  I am the more “spirited” one that can get into a little mischief.  My foster mom thinks it’s funny when I try to play with her toes.  I am full of life and love any and all attention.  They say that I like to sometimes be the boss of my sister, but I’m really just a big old baby (I don’t like her getting more attention than me…just like sisters, right?).  Because we are still young and seem to do well without having each other around, we are both looking for our own forever family to shower us with love.  I just had surgery to fix my cherry eye, but will be ready for adoption in 2 weeks.  My last family said they didn’t have time for me, so I would love to have one that does and will put in the time to help me learn my commands and manners.  I just want to be part of a family and feel loved.  I do well with other dogs, but I am a little timid until I feel comfortable.  Everything seems so new to me and I tend to shy away at first.  I do great on a leash and love to go for walks.  I am also an excellent car rider.  I love looking out the window and people watching.  I’m also a great fetcher!  I love playing fetch with the tennis ball and will even bring it back and drop it at your feet.  My foster mom thinks I am about 90% house broken but will need some additional training in my new home until I get use to my new environment.  I also do well in the crate, but have not been left alone longer than 3 hours at a time.  I think the perfect family would be someone that could spend some time with me and not leave me alone for most of the day.  I do great with kids, but can sometimes get a little excited.  I may not be best suited for little toddlers since they are just my size and I may knock them over.  I think I may be good with cats since I had no reaction when I encountered them.  If I sound like I could add some life and love to your family, please mention me on your application.  If you are already approved, AWESOME, just let our adoption coordinator you would like to meet me!

Chase

Chase

~2-3 Year

Male

~58 lbs

Natural / Docked

Positive

January

Are you ready for the New Year? I sure am! I know 2016 is going to be a great year for me. You see, my life before ABR was not so great. I was happy just having a so called “home” but never knew what I was missing until ABR saved me. I was very neglected physically and emotionally and my owners decided to surrender me to the shelter. My foster mom says I’m all kinds of awesome! She is always talking about how amazed she is at how well I am doing considering where I lived before. I have bug bite scars on my paws and also heartworms, but they say I will be all better in a month after I start my treatment. I also have an old injury to my right eye and the vet thinks I could be partially impaired in that eye, but it doesn’t bother or stop me. I was always an outside dog, but I love being in the house! I have not had one accident and just know that I do my business outside. I know not to get on the furniture and am the perfect gentleman. I do well in or out of the crate and my foster mom says that I have a submissive personality. I just love being with humans…I can’t get enough of the attention and when I do get it, I wiggle so hard my feet come off the ground! I am living with another boxer foster brother who is CRAZY but I tolerate him and we have fun boxing and chasing each other. I do great with kids and have a 5 year old in my foster home. I do not jump up on them or anyone else. I am not your typical young active boxer but do like playing and going for walks. I also love playing with my toys so I hope my new home has plenty of them. I do well on the leash and in the car. I am still learning basic commands, but I think I have the “sit” command down and I am eager to learn more. If I sound like the perfect fit for you, then what are you waiting for? Mention me on your application or let our adoption coordinator know you would like to meet me if you are already approved. Let’s start the New Year off right together!

Saybin

Saybin

~6 Years

Male

~75 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hello World. Saybin here. I came to ABR in mid April. My former family has some illness of their own and decided I would be better off in a home that is able to care for me.

I escaped from my home and went off on an adventure for a couple of days; what was I thinking? While I was gone I hurt my right rear leg pretty bad. It seems I have a torn cruciate. Not so bad? It’s the ONLY rear leg I have. About 3 years ago something happened and I had to have my right rear leg amputated. I was fine with this until now. I’ve been gimping around on my hurt leg so my foster mom took me to the orthopedic surgeon. After poking and prodding and an x-ray, he determined I need a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery. This isn’t a cheap surgery, costing around $3,000 +/-. My goodness that’s a lot of money but ABR has stepped up to help me have the surgery. Now, I’m asking for you to help ABR help me. If everyone donates just a little bit it will help so much. Skip the gourmet coffee for a day, eat in instead of going out, there are lots of painless ways to help. And it’s so easy...Paypal is our friend. You can donate online here.

In the meantime, I’ll be hanging out at my foster home where the pack welcomed me with open paws. There is only 1 step for me to get outside and Mom helps me get back in. I can get in on my own but it is so much easier when she helps me.

OK then. Thank you for helping me help Atlanta Boxer Rescue help me.


Rex

Rex

~5 Years

Male

~65 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Rex is a 5 year old, sweet, happy boy who loves his people! He will make a loyal companion for some lucky, dog savvy person. Rex gets along with some dogs, and loves to play with his companion in his foster home. His play can be rambunctious, therefore a home without young children is recommended. Rex is housetrained, crate trained, and walks nicely on a short leash. He knows ’sit’, ’watch me’, ’check in’ (to return to his foster mom), ’turn around’, ’heel’, ’let’s go’, ’this way’ and ’leave it’. He loves toys, tug of war, being silly, soccer balls, snuggling, and the couch! Rex is a strong, active boy who likes to run, but also has nice house manners in his foster home. He would be fine as an only dog or with just the right companion dog. A fenced yard is a must for this active boy. Rex is up to date on shots, heartworm negative, and neutered. He has been diagnosed with a low grade heart murmur, which has been evaluated, and does not require medication or special treatment.


Jolie

Jolie

~5-7 Years

Female

~60 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

My name is Jolie and I am a middle-aged, easygoing boxer girl looking for my forever home. My foster mom says, “I am a very good girl, because I go with the flow and am happy just about anywhere and with anyone (except cats)” I’ve gone through a lot of changes in my life and just know how to roll with the punches! I am currently the only dog in my foster home and don’t mind the extra human attention, but sometimes I miss having a dog friend to play with. You see I am usually pretty laid back and love to lie on my dog bed and catch some Z’s. When I got bored or have to go potty, I just tell my foster mom with a tap dance and a bark and she takes me outside or throws my ball for me. I’m pretty smart because I have even learned to throw my ball for myself. I have also never had an accident in the house, because I know you’re only supposed to go outside. I have very good manners on my leash, but sometimes I see a squirrel or a bird and my excitement gets the best of me; I just have to chase it! For this reason, I would be better off in a home without cats. I do like dogs, but I need a nice slow introduction, so I have time to decide if I want to be friends! I had a boxer brother in my last home that I loved to run and play with, so my ABR family is confident that I can still make new dog friends! In fact, I met a new dog friend on my leash the other day! My foster mom had to remind me that it’s rude to bark at other dogs and I was able to sniff and say “hello” without a problem. If you’re looking for an easygoing 4-legged companion mention me “Jolie” on your application.


Sable

Sable

~9 Years

Female

~55 lbs

Cropped / Docked

Negative

Now

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 9 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?


Bindi

Bindi

~3 Years

Female

50 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Everybody loves Bindi. And Bindi loves everybody. She plays well with the tiniest Yorkie and the Biggest Great Dane and everybody in between. She is good with cats even though they don’t play well, and she loves all people - especially those little ones. She is incredibly smart and it doesn’t take very long for her to figure out the rules. She loves to play and has plenty of Boxer energy; she loves to run, and jump, and box, and wrestle. She especially loves to play fetch with about anything you can throw - balls, toys, pinecones - if you throw it, she’ll run to get it. When she isn’t playing, she is a calm girl who just wants to lay close and watch tv with you, or look out the window, or just take a nice long nap.

She has a very gentle mouth and is very careful when taking treats from your hand, but her bowl is her bowl and she feels threatened when someone gets close to it while she is eating, probably from a difficult time in her life not too long ago when food was hard to come by. When Bindi came to us she was a very sick girl. She had giardia and kennel cough and was barely able to stand. We thought that was all it was, but as she got better we learned that not all her medical issues were temporary. We don’t know what happened or when, but Bindi has partial paralysis in her back quarters. It isn’t noticeable while she is running and playing, but she wobbles a little when she sits, and she doesn’t have full control of her bladder and bowels. She also can’t squat so she isn’t able to ’eliminate’ completely on her own. So having Bindi is a little like having a toddler - she has to be in a diaper. And once a day she needs help emptying her bladder so she doesn’t get a urinary infection. She doesn’t mind her diaper, and she doesn’t try to take it off. She can even go awhile without it on but keeping it on is generally a better idea. If she gets excited or frightened, she will tense her stomach muscles, and there will be an accident if she has a bare bottom. It is surprising how quickly that diaper is just a normal part of life and she is just a normal, energetic, loving, sweet puppy.

About everybody who meets Bindi falls in love with her. It will just take a special someone willing to take the extra time and effort to care for her. And you might just love her a little bit more, because she needs you a little bit more than a ‘normal’ dog does.