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.

Teller

Teller

3.5 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hi everybody! My name is Teller! My foster mom says that I’m the energizer bunny! I love to play with toys and run zoomies in the backyard. I shake my toys and toss them up in the air! Foster mom says I’m a super well-behaved boy with a big personality. They don’t even have to use that funny crate thing with me, because I don’t touch a thing in the house when I’m left alone. Foster dad said he's never met a boxer so well-behaved when left alone - that's me! My favorite game is to chase my toys across the yard, and then play keep away. It’s so funny when my foster mom tries to catch me when we are playing, HAHAHAHA!!! I’m learning all kinds of new things here – like ‘sit,’ ‘stay,’ ‘come’ and what a ‘deer’ is. Did you know those things run loose around here?? I thought we were being invaded by aliens at first when I saw one through the window! Thank goodness foster mom told me that it was ok, and now I just give them the warning stare as they walk across the front yard. So far, my staring has worked because no deer have come in the house. Foster family is lucky I'm here to protect them! My foster mom says I’m really SUCH a awesome pup. I don’t mind spending time alone, but I'm also happy to hang out with you and get some kisses if you are offering. I know to stay off the furniture unless I’m invited (ok, so I sneak up sometimes when my foster family isn’t looking). Oh, and I did meet a few dogs in my foster home - I have never had friends before, so haven't been too sure what to think about them. I look at them kinda like I do those alien deer things. So for now, my foster mom says I’d do best in a home without other dogs where I can have all the attention and not have to worry about being invaded. I also love to chase the little critters in the yard, so I probably shouldn’t be with the kitties (I don’t know what that is – another kind of alien??) Anyway, if you have a fenced in yard and no other furbabies or aliens, I’m your perfect pup!! Just mention TELLER on your application atwww.atlantaboxerrescue.org. Already approved? Let the adoption coordinator know you’d like to meet me, TELLER!


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!

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 crate and house trained. While he does not love his crate, he will go in, protest for a few minutes with pathetic whining/howling, and then settle in. 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. With some other dogs and on three separate occasions, Jasper has guarded resources (human attention, food being poured from large bag into food container, and water). Because his reaction is not consistent in terms of timing, one specific resource, and location, he would probably be best as an only dog. He has been good around other dogs on walks, just living with them may result in dog fights. He might also do well in a home with a large dominant female (>100 lbs).

What does Jasper not like? Well, he does not like to be left alone. He has some separation anxiety. Jasper does well when people are home and he can be around them. He can also be crated for a couple of hours during the day. Sometimes he goes in willingly and sometimes he needs “help.” He likes listening to music while he is in his crate. Jasper also does not like cats.

If you think Jasper sounds like a great fit for your home, please ask about Jasper. You will be so happy that you did.

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.