Available Boxers

If you are interested in adopting, please read our Before You Adopt section 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.

Marlow

Marlow

~1.5 Years

Male

~50 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

My name is Marlow. I am a very playful boy, I love to play with my toys. I am good with other dogs but, my new mom was told I don't like cats. I am a small boy but, I have a big personality.


Piper

Piper

~4-5 Years

Female

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hello.
My name is Piper. I may be 4-5 years old. I am spayed, heartworm negative and anxious to find my forever family to love me.

I was found as a stray and taken to a shelter. I had a bad skin infection. When the first ABR volunteer saw me at the shelter, I was a sad looking creature. I wagged my little tail and my eyes said, “Please! I’m not supposed to be here in this condition. Not long ago I was a beautiful, smart, well-mannered girl with a home ”. While the shelter was treating my skin, I came down with kennel cough which made it harder to find a foster home where I could be isolated. Things were looking bleak. . .

Then, one happy day, my situation improved quickly. ABR rescued me. Two foster families took turns the first week or so taking good care of me while keeping me away from other dogs. I had a vet visit and got some new medication for my skin.

The cough is gone and my skin has healed. I’m a beautiful girl. I am crate trained, though I do not bother anything in the house and don’t need to be crated. I am house trained and have not had a single accident. I know several commands. I like to sleep in a dog bed near a member of the family. My foster family loves the fact that if they sleep late, I sleep late. I am a very quiet sleeper, too.

Most of the time I am very calm. I like to play, if someone plays with me. I might be a little too strong for very small children when I play. I have been staying with a grandmommy and granddaddy so we chill a lot of the time. They can tell how fast and strong I am, though.

I am a friendly girl and love people. In my foster homes, I have lived with two male dogs. I need a slow introduction to other dogs but I settled into a comfortable relationship with both males quickly. The introduction to a female took a little longer. Interestingly, after a couple of days, I decided she was OK. She growls at me sometime and I ignore her.We have started playing together. I ‘m currently living with a male and that female and all is well. We all sleep in the same room (no crates) and we all love to ride in the car (and in boats too!). I haven’t had the opportunity to meet a cat.

Please ask to meet me.
Hugs, Piper


Gatsby

Gatsby

~4 Years

Male

~85 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Gatsby is a beautiful example of a big fawn boxer with a black mask and a little bit of flash. While his size may look intimidating, his personality is super sweet and loving. In addition to being an amazingly handsome boy, Gatsby is also well trained. He is house trained, knows sit, down, shake, no, stay, etc. and walks great on a leash. While in his foster home, he has learned to wait in a sit until he is released for his food. He has also learned to navigate stairs. He is a playful guy. He loves carrying around his toys. His current favorites are a peanut butter nylabone and a stuffed green dinosaur. He will come up with a toy in his mouth and his hind end is a wigglin’. His nub is constantly wagging and when he gets excited, he will bean for you. When he does not have a toy in his mouth, he will come up and put his big ole noggin on you. Gatsby also loves his people and loves for them to be around…the more, the merrier! He did great with a house full of twelve people. The youngest age he has been around is 9. Gatsby likes his people being around so much that he will sometimes whine when they leave. He will then find another person that is home and settle again. While he does not love the crate, he can be crated. He barks in the crate but will settle after a while with another dog in the room and if there is no human noise in the house. As soon as he hears humans, he wants out of the crate and is vocal about it.

While Gatsby knows many commands and is obedient, he does not know his boundaries when playing with other dogs. He has never gotten aggressive. He just does not realize that play time is over. For this reason, he should be an only dog. In addition, while walking in a high distraction area (think greenway on the weekend with bikes, people, rollerblades, strollers, dogs, etc), he can get excited. He wants to play and follow. He can be controlled with an easy walk harness. His foster is working with him on the leave it command so that he can more easily walk is a hectic environment. In a quieter environment, he is a dream to walk. You can leave the leash loose and he walks at a heal. Both of these behaviors are likely the result of minimal or no exposure to other dogs and/or busy environments in his prior life. In just over a week, he has settled nicely into his foster home and is quickly learning the ropes and new behaviors.

If you are intrigued by this handsome, sweet boy, here is what he will need in a forever home. Gatsby needs his people around more often than not. So someone who works from home, is retired, or can take their dog to work would be perfect. He will also need someone with boxer experience who is committed to training. If Gatsby sounds like you type of boy, mention him on your application .


Junior

Junior

~8 Years

Male

~85 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hi there. My name is Junior. I'm a tad over weight so my daddies have taken to calling me Chunk when they think I can't hear, and have put me on this thing called a diet, that I'm not thrilled about.

I spent a lot of time in the past tied to a tree, so I didn't get to do or see much. Overall I'm a healthy boy. I came to ABR with a icky bacterial and fungal infection in my ears. The infection is under control now and I feel much better.

Now I have the run of the house and yard and I spend all day playing with my two fur sisters and fur brother. They keep me on my toes and I get a lot more exercise than I used to. Because I'm a mature guy I'm very laid back and enjoy a good snooze in the sun soaking up the rays. The daddies take me places on a leash and I behave when they do that. I like a car ride, though I haven't figured out yet why the other fur people like to stick their snorters out the window. I seldom bark, I eat when food is put out for me, I don't chew on anything when the daddies are gone, and I know to go outside to potty and have had no accidents in the house.

I would love a family of my very own! If you think I might be a good fit for your family, please mention me, JUNIOR, on your application


Gaia

Gaia

~1.5 Years

Female

~44 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

The vet says I am about 1.5 years old but have had no less than 2 litters. I would do anything for my babies. I was giving my life’s blood to them when ABR pulled me and the babies! I am so grateful for the medical help, the constant supply of food and prayers, and a nice home to rest my head. I had more babies but I only made it to ABR with 2 left. Thank you for saving my babies! My foster momma says you all helped and I am grateful! When I first arrived I was riddled with fleas, ticks, parasites, and severely malnourished – I was giving everything I had to my babies in hopes they would survive and make it to a better place. I never dreamed I would be offered a better place too! So momma is asking me what would my dream home look like? So I said, I would have a best friend (4 legged variety) that I could play with all day long! I LOVE to run as fast as I can! And play tug o’ war! And face wrestle – that is the BEST! The puppies love to face wrestle too! I love to play with them and be a kid with them! Momma says I am a pocket boxer (a scant 40ish pounds). She says it makes me cute, but that can’t be the case or my previous family would have loved me. Right? Well, I would love a home that would take me on walks or has a fenced yard that I can run and play and be silly in! One with another dog! A family that would be patient with me! See, I am scared of humans. I need to learn that humans are here to love me and not hurt me, breed me, or ignore me. I have no training. If you could help me learn to trust humans, please put Gaia on your application. I know I have little to offer but I will give you my heart until the end of my days!


Zeke

Zeke

~9 Years

Male

~65 lbs

Natural / Docked

Positive

July

Hi my name is Zeke! I'm a really cool and laid back kind of dog. I'm believe to be 9 years old and I'm fawn & white in color. I weigh around 65 lbs. and have a few battle scars, but there just artificial ones. Right now I'm on down time because I just had heart worm treatment and need to spend time testing to help get rid of the worms around my heart. I am a happy dog who's loving my new foster home until someone adopts me. I am crate trained and walk well on the leash. I am working on potty training and love soft beds to sleep in or your bed too. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for me to focus on what's ahead of me because my vision isn't like it used to be. But I do see well, and get around with ease. I love sunny weather and fresh water to drink. Toys are ok, not very interesting for an old guy like me. I rather lay around with my fur brothers and chill. Cats and other animals I don't pay no mind too. Their just like me curious! I hope to find a home that will give me peace of mind and lots of love & happy days. If you’re interested in me, let ABR know that you want to meet me. I promise to give wet kisses and snuggle time too.


Lucy Loo

LucyLoo

~7 Years

Female

~60 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

July

Hi my name is Lucy, I'm believed to be 7 years old. I weigh around 60lbs and I’m fawn & white in color. I'm am heart worm negative and small in size. I'm a lover and love kids and adults. I am crate trained and walk well on my leash. I am not a fan of other dogs and cats are a big no for me too. I've tried to get over being this way, but maybe in time and with training I might. I love grass and sunshine. I enjoy playing outside and being inside too. I am working on house training one day at a time. Toys are interesting, but I don't know much about them. I’m looking for a home either to be the only dog, but I do have a brother name Zeke who I love and miss greatly. We get along well with each other and love cuddling together. Right now I'm in boarding until a foster or someone adopts me. If you’re interested in me let ABR know and you can meet me or both us Lucy & Zeke together.


Boss

Boss

~2 Years

Male

~75 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

July

Hey there! I’m Boss, I have been with ABR for a few months and I am excited to announce, I am now ready to find my forever home! You see, my first year of life was not so easy, and I became fearful of strangers. However, with help from my foster mom and foster fur sisters, I have learned how to set my fear aside and interact with new people! Speaking of foster fur sisters, I LOVE mine, in fact I love other dogs. I especially like to run donuts around the yard and wrestle around with them! I enjoy walks and have been very successful at learning good leash behavior. I am potty trained and crate trained. If you are looking for a playful, lovable, loyal forever companion, please mention me, Boss, on the application! I would sure love to meet you!!


Rex

Rex

~4 Years

Male

~65 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hi my name is Rex and I am a four year old male with natural ears and docked tail. I am looking for my forever home. I am a big boy of about 65 lbs. I am a high energy dog who relates well to my family and love my furry siblings. My favorite game is tug and I would be best suited in a home with older children such a teenagers. I would even love to have another dog to play with also. I am a very loving and loyal companion and am happiest when I am with my human family and thrive on love and affection. I am smart and learn quickly. I have already mastered sit and working on other commands. I am a good car rider and do well in my crate.


Saybin

Saybin

~6 Years

Male

~75 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

August

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.


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.


Cookie

Cookie

~8 Years

Female

~60 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Cookie embodies many of the reasons senior dogs are great to adopt. One, they make great companions. Cookie is a big love bug and wants to be with you as often as possible. Cookie is also great with her 2 ½ year old foster skin-sibling and loves to peek in on her when her foster mommy is waking her up for school each morning. In addition to being a great human companion, Cookie also gets along with the female boxer that is in her foster home. (Smaller dogs and cats are objects of prey to her. So a home without those would be perfect.) Two, seniors do not require miles of exercise. A short walk around the neighborhood each day is perfect for her. Three, senior dogs ARE great at learning new tricks. Cookie has almost mastered house-training. (As a breeding dog, she never had a chance to learn that skill). While Cookie’s early life was rough, she is now ready to spend her golden years relaxing in her forever home. Cookie’s ideal home would be one in which she received the unconditional love she gives. If you want a loyal, loving, and relaxed companion and are looking forwarding to teaching Cookie some new tricks, please put her on your application today!


Alice

Alice

~2.5 Years

Female

~40 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hello I’m Alice! My foster mom says I’m such a sweetheart. I walk well on a leash and love to go for walks. I know I’m supposed to only potty outside. I also love to cuddle with you! I love my fur sister and I get along with the felines as well but sometimes I want to play with them and they don’t play back. I will go in a crate but I don’t like it very much. My foster mom always leaves me out and I’m always a good girl. I don’t like sharing my food with other dogs because I wasn’t fed very well before so I like to eat seperate. I love to play with squeaky toys they’re my favorite. I promise to be your best friend and give you unconditional love forever. If you think I’m your girl please mention my name in the 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?


Max

Max

~7 Years

Male

~70 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Max is just a sweet man! He had spent most of his life locked in a kennel unable to live the life every dog so deserves! Due to his prior outdoor living situation he is at times unsure of himself and looks to his foster for guidance in this new wonderful life he is living. He had to learn what life on the inside is like but he is very eager to learn and please. Overall he has adapted wonderfully. Despite being older he doesn’t act or look it. He is a very handsome guy with super soft fur that makes it even more enjoyable to pet him. He is incredibly loving and really just enjoys relaxing and being loved on. If you are looking for a cuddle buddy this is your guy! He is well-mannered, house trained, and walks very well on a leash. He is great with kids and other people but is very protective of his food and toys. He should be supervised when either food or toys are around. He would be best suited for a home with a dog savvy person who can read his temperament and be able to use positive reinforcement to correct him when needed. Remember, this whole living inside thing is new to him but he wants so desperately to be a good dog & learn the right way to handle all of his new experiences. Due to his prey drive he should not be in a home with cats. Max is an incredibly sweet and loving dog who aims to please and show his affection. When you meet him you will undoubtedly fall in love with him immediately! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to adopt your new best buddy!


Journey

Journey

~5-6 Years

Female

~50 lbs

Natural / Docked

Treated

Now


What a journey this sweet boxer girl has had! She came to ABR with severe mange and through lots of care from her fosters, she is ready to journey no more. She loves cuddling on the couch and gives sweet boxer kisses. However.. she does stress when her foster mom or her fur-skin buddies are out of sight. She is an escape artist and will do almost anything when left alone. She gets along with most fur skins but is not real fond of cats or small dogs. Being alone in a crate is NOT an option unless shared with a fur-skin. Journey would do best with someone who is home full-time and/or has a fur-skin to keep her company. If you think she might be a fit, please be sure to put "Journey" on your application.

Gretchen and Milo

GretchenMilo

~3.5/~1.5 Years

Female/Male

50/55 lbs

Cropped / Natural; Docked / Natural

Postive

Now

Hi, I am Gretchen! My son Milo and I were darting in and out of traffic when some very nice people stopped to give us food and take us to safety. Thankfully we made our way to Atlanta Boxer Rescue and things have been much better ever since! I love playing with my toys and giving kisses. I don’t really like other cats and dogs (except for Milo) so we will probably need to be the only animals. I am currently recovering from surgery but will be better soon and would love to make my way into your heart!

Hi, I am Milo! I am a playful guy who loves boxing, going on walks and just being with my humans. But most of all I love my mama! We are both house and crate trained and love humans of all ages. I am a little skittish at first, but am becoming more trusting each day. If we are the dogs for you, I promise that I will never leave your side! If you think we might be the dogs for you, mention us in your application!

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.