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.

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

February

Jasper is a handsome, super sweet, sensitive, loving boxer boy. He has been friendly with every person and dog he has met. (All the dogs have been his size or larger).However, he does not like cats. (So small dogs may also be a concern). 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. Jasper also seems to know when someone is upset and picks that person to be near. He is crate and house trained. (See below for more info). 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. He would love a similarly sized dog to play with in a fenced yard. What does Jasper not like? Well, he does not like to be left alone. He has some separation anxiety. His foster home has been working on that with him. Jasper does well when people are home and he can be around them. He can also be crated next to another dog in a crate for a couple of hours during the day. Throw in a tasty treat or two and Jasper goes right in. He likes listening to music while he and his pal snooze. Alternatively, since he loves car rides, he can do that while the weather is cool. If you think Jasper sounds like a great fit for your home, someone is home most of the day, you have another similarly-sized, playful dog, and a fenced in yard, please ask about Jasper. You will be so happy that you did.

McKinney

McKinney

~2 Years

Male

~43 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

February

McKinney is a very sweet 2 year old boxer boy who is settling in nicely with his foster family! He's good with other dogs and kids, and limited tests with cats went fine as well. We think someone spent a lot of training time with this boy at some point in his life as he has a LONG list of accomplishments. McKinney is potty trained/house trained and he knows the following commands: Sit, Shake, Down, Stay, Come, Go Potty, Go Outside, Go for a Ride, Want a treat, Drop it (with a toy when you want to play fetch)...and I'm sure we'll find a few more! He LOVES squeaky toys and playing chase with his foster sister. His ideal home would include a fenced in yard for him to play -- or someone willing to take him for walks and play with him. We think he'd love to have a fur sibling, but honestly, he would be fine as a single dog getting all the love too. He likes to sit in your lap or near you and cuddle, and he also gives great kisses! He does love to eat, and that's good, because he definitely needs to gain a few pounds! He's heartworm negative, neutered, and up to date on shots (may require a booster after adoption)...but most of all he's really ready for a place to call his own. He's available for pre-adoption now, and can go to his new home on February15th!! Will you be his Valentine?

MJ

MJ

~2-3 Years

Male

~58 lbs

Natural / Docked

Positive

January

Hey there! My name is MJ and I'm a super sweet and playful 2 year old boy! When I first moved into my foster Mom's house I was very shy and unsure of my new surroundings, but I warmed up quickly and my gentle and fun personality started to show! I was also very skinny! I walk on a leash like a pro, and love kids and other dogs too! I do get a little nervous with new things, like getting into a car, getting a bath, getting into my crate, etc. but my foster mom is working with me to learn that they're positive experiences and there's nothing to be scared of. I do not like being in a crate, but I am crate trained! My foster mom left me outside the crate twice, and I did great! My favorite things to do are to eat, play with my foster sister, and cuddle with my foster mom. I can't wait to start my heartworm treatment soon so once I'm done and heartworm negative, I can find my great forever home!!

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!

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

~8-9 Years

Female

~43 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

December

I’m sweet Lil’ Pumpkin!  I was named that because I was rescued just before Halloween.  I’m new to ABR and they say I’m the best of both worlds; I’m sweet and calm but also have a fun spunky side. I was a little shy and hesitant at first, but I have started to be more trusting. I’m coming out of my shell and my personality is beginning to shine through.  I know most families want young playful dogs, but I still have a lot of life left in me.  The vet actually thinks I could be younger because my teeth look so good and I’m probably one of those lucky dogs that have premature graying (some of you know what I mean J).  I am house trained and do well in or out of the crate.  I do great on a leash and love to go for walks or even a quick jog.   I love car rides and hanging my head out the window, it’s the best!  My foster family says I’m quiet as a mouse because they haven’t heard me bark once.  I don’t get into any trouble and listen to commands well, I ‘m a really good girl.  I am also good with small children and love attention.  If you are looking for a great companion to hang out with you on the couch or play fetch outside, I’m your girl!  Don’t let all this gray fool you!  Please mention me on your application or let our adoption coordinator know you would like to meet if you’re already approved!

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.


Abby

Abby

~6 Years

Female

~50 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hello, my name is Abby. I am an energetic dog that loves to run around in the back yard. I am a good watch dog and protector, alerting my foster family when I see strangers or hear loud noises. My foster parents are constantly working with me to be less reactive when I become alarmed. I am house broken and crate trained, yet I do well at home alone outside of the crate. I know the commands “sit” and “stay”, and do them well, especially when treats are involved. I love humans and will follow you around from room to room wagging my nubbin. I currently will need to be in a home with no other animals and no young children. If you think I may be a good fit for you, please mention "Abby" 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


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 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.