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.


Dutch

Dutch

~6 Years

Male

~65 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Dutch is your typical sweet boxer. He always loves to be in the same room as you. He loves to give sweet, gentle kisses, and he loves to go on walks. He has lots of energy so he needs a backyard to play in, and a couple of walks every day. He gets way too excited when we get ready for walks, so we are working on staying calm when we put his harness on. He is getting much better though. Once he gets out the door he is very calm, and walks well on a harness. He does like to bark at the occasional dog in the fence or neighbor in the yard. He is working on that too. He knows basic commands like sit, and is working on other commands right now as well. He is a pretty fast learner if he knows he is getting a treat. The one thing Dutch needs the most work on is his barking. He barks at the dogs in the neighborhood when he is in the backyard, he barks at you when he wants to play, and he barks at you in the morning when he wants attention. Dutch also has a food allergy, and needs to stay on a Limited Ingredient Diet. Right now he is eating salmon and sweet potato, and seems to be doing well. He was super itchy when we got him, but he seems to be doing better now. He does well with other dogs, but needs a slow introduction. He is a little nervous when he meets new people too, but most of all he is super sweet. If Dutch sounds like the dog for you please put his name on your application.


Sarah

Sarah

~5 Years

Female

~40 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

May

Sweet Sarah is looking for her forever home! She's five years old, weighs about 40 lbs and is heartworm negative. She will be spayed and microchipped soon. She loves to snuggle and makes fast friends with all people she meets!


Rocco

Rocco

~1.5 Years

Male

~80 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hello I'm Rocco. Many of you might be thinking that I don't look like a boxer but in fact I'm half. My mom was rescued by ABR when I was In her tummy with my brothers and sisters. My mom was brought to animal control with a black lab thought to be my dad. I was adopted as a wee little pint but since my family couldn't take care of me any longer I'm back with ABR. I'm a dashing young man. I get along with my fellow boxer foster brother. I also adore my humans brother. I'm not so fond of the cat but I'm working on it. I am house trained and crate trained. I love to sleep in my crate at night for its my safety spot. I know basic commands like sit. I have every loving quality of a boxer. I love to snuggle and be next to you all the time. I can't wait to meet you and show you how much fun we can have together. If you think I will be a perfect fit for you family please apply at atlantaboxerrecue.org and mention me Rocco on your application. Can't wait to see you soon!


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?


Kilo

Kilo

~3 Years

Male

~48 lbs

Natural / Natural

Positive

April

Meet Kilo, the 1000th Boxer to be rescued by Atlanta Boxer Rescue! He is appropriately named because kilo is the Greek word for thousand. He is a beautiful, well-behaved, inquisitive, flashy brindle boy. Weighing in at only 40 pounds when rescued, Kilo was approximately 18 kilograms and severely malnourished. When he arrived at his foster home, Kilo was covered in sores, scars and insect bites, heartworm positive and being treated for an upper respiratory infection. He is now over his cough, has gained some weight, and due to begin heartworm treatment soon. He is an energetic, happy, lovable boxer boy and very agreeable. He is crate trained and mostly housebroken now. Kilo has about four moreweeks of recovery and treatment. If you are interested in giving this sweet boy a forever home, put Kilo on your application.


Max

Max

~7 Years

Male

~70 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Max is just a sweet old 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 and has adapted wonderfully. Despite being older he doesn’t 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 does still mark occasionally, however he was just recently fixed and that should pass with a little time and training. He is great with kids and other people but is very protective of his home and should be supervised around guests until he feels comfortable. He does not like to share with other dogs, so due to this he should be in an only dog home. 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!


Carrot

Carrot

~? Years

Female

~50 lbs

Natural / Docked

Positive

April

Meet Carrot! Carrot just moved in with her foster family and is still settling in. She is a super sweet girl that loves people of all ages, even the very small ones, and she loves hugs! Carrot has tested positive for heartworms, so she will begin treatment very soon.


Dublin

Dublin

~2 Years

Male

~42 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Mid March

Hi I'm Dublin! I was picked up from animal control as a stray. ABR rescued me in just in the nick of time. I'm a young boy full of energy and fun. The vet say in a little underweight but not by much. I'm what they call a pocket boxer. So let me tell you a little about myself. I love kids. They can hang all over me and I don't care one bit. I love to play chase and I love these big beef hip bones my mom has laying around the house. I currently live with a cat who I really don't care about. Also another boxer twice my size. I like to chase him around the house and play games. I do very well in the crate and actually enjoy my quite time. I am house broken which everyone likes. I love to snuggle in bed with you and curl up under the covers. I would love a big yard to play fetch in and just enjoy the outside together. I have no known allergies that sometime these white boxers are known for. I'm looking for my forever home to grow old with and have a lot of fun together! If I sound like your perfect match mention me on your application.


Joey

Joey

~8 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

March

Hi, my name is Joey but my foster mom calls me Jo Jo, They say I am 8, but that's just a number. I feel like I am 2, I love walks and I am great on a leash. Toys are the best thing ever, I hope you have a Petco rewards card! I love to play hard, but then I can settle down when we are done, I love other dogs, kids, and everyone I meet. I like cats, but if they run, I will chase them. I am house-trained and also crate-trained, but I am good if you give me the run of the house. My life is pretty great but I would love to have my forever home. If you would like to learn more about me feel, please mention me on your application!


Buddy

Buddy

~5 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

March

Hi, My name is Buddy and I am 5 years old. My name really describes me because I’m low key and just want to be your best friend! I need lots of love and affection; my favorite thing to do is snuggle. Although I am very gentle, I am a big boy therefore I might not be the best fit for a family with toddlers or very small children. My foster parents have taught me how to "sit" and then show my love, although sometimes I get excited. They’re teaching “off” and “stay.” They say I’m very trainable and I just want to please. When they train me and I do well, I get little treats. I think I am learning because I like these treats! My eating habits are good I really do enjoy my food. My foster parents have 2 cats and a Boxer dog. I don’t mind them at all I do great in groups of animals, although I do like to be the center of attention. My Boxer friend loves running around and chasing me in the backyard. We enjoy romping around, but she is definitely much faster than I am and can wear me out! I usually nap for a while after we do this or when we occasionally go to doggy daycare. I enjoy playing, but I am not the energizer bunny I love down time and naps. If I sound like your new best friend then please mention me, Buddy on your application!


Hannah

Hannah

~4-5 Years

Female

~72 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hey everybody, it’s me, HANNAH. I ended 2014 by getting picked up by Animal Control after a nice person called them about me being homeless. My previous home wasn’t too good so the shelter seemed pretty great; warmth, food, water. The bad news I was very sick. I had a tummy full of parasites, ulcerated sores, weakness in my back legs and anemia from lots and lots of fleas. I was so weak from all this, I could barely stand.

I began 2015 with a new life. Atlanta Boxer Rescue got me out of the shelter and straight to the vet where I got the treatment I so badly needed. Then I went to my new foster home. The first thing I got was a nice, warm sweater, good food and a soft bed. I’ve been gaining weight, exercising and playing to gain strength in my back legs and learning how to be a pet. It’s been great so far. I have foster fur brothers and sisters to help me learn the ropes of being an inside dog. Mom says I have been a perfect guest except I’m not fond of that crate thing. I do OK for short periods of time but I really want a home where someone is there a lot so I don’t have to be in it much. I prefer to be with my people.

I am ready to start interviewing families for my new home. If you think I would fit into your family, mention me, Hannah, on your application. If you are already an approved adopter, just contact the Adoption Coordinator.

Gunner

Gunner

~2 Years

Male

~75 lbs

Natural / Docked

Treated

Now

Gunner is a very handsome, flashy fawn boy who strives to be obedient. He's a big, sweet loverboy with lots of energy and love to give. He gets along great with the passive male boxer and male Yorkie in his foster home and adores children. Gunner has a strong prey instinct and plays rough so no cats. Gunner is house broken, goes into a crate easily, and walks great on a leash. His ideal home will be with a family or individual that can handle a big strong dog that thrives in an environment where he knows hes not in charge. He requires a lot of exercise but he calms down easily and will regularly find a soft spot to stretch out and nap. If this handsome, snuggly boy sounds like an ideal fit for you, please mention Gunner on your application.

Tucker

Tucker

~4-5 Years

Male

~60 lbs

Natural/Natural

Negative

Now

Tucker is a 4-5 year old bundle of energy. He is very active and loves to play, but is able to snuggle with you after he works off some energy! He loves kids and other dogs of all sizes but likes to chase cats! He is house trained and will go in the crate but does not prefer it. He needs a little reinforcement when walking on a leash but does well with a gentle leader. He should be supervised if not in a fenced yard. He is still working on his manners when greeting new people. He gets very excited and likes to jump. Tucker had a benign follicular cyst that was removed. He still needs to gain a few pounds but is overall very healthy. If you're looking for a fun, loving companion for your family, mention Tucker on your application!

Journey

Journey

~2-8 Years

Female

~50 lbs

Natural/Docked

Treated

December


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.

Bosco

Bosco

~2 Years

Male

56 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

December

Hi! I’m Bosco and who couldn’t love this face! I have a lot of energy and like to get into trouble but I don’t mean to. I have a lot of puppy behavior and like to jump, box and mouth. I also like eating things I shouldn’t and just recently had surgery to remove a foreign object (sock) from my tummy. I don’t have the best manners and need someone that is patient and loving to help me learn proper behavior. I will need a lot of work, but promise it will pay off in the end. My foster family has been working really hard to help me learn some basic commands and manners. I catch on real quick and love getting treats for doing such a great job. I love going for walks/runs but I’m not so great all the time on the leash. I tend to bite the leash and play tug of war when I get excited. I will need a family that is dedicated to helping me mature and become the well mannered pup I know I can be. I need an active family that will give me daily exercise as this will help curb my mischievous behavior. Professional training is also highly recommended. My foster mom thinks someone who has had boxers before would be a great fit for me so they will understand my boyish and boxer nature. I get along with all dogs and would love to have another fur brother or sister or can be fine with being the only child.

I will need a home with a fenced in back yard so I can burn off some of this energy. I am house trained and crate trained although I don’t like being in the crate for long hours. A family that has someone home often or works from home would be wonderful! I love children but probably would not be best suited for a family with young kids because I can become over excited and rough at times when playing.

I’m really just a big goofy boy who likes to play and gets into mischief. I make a great snuggle partner when I settle in and I promise I’ll make a great family addition and reward you with lots of love and loyalty. If I sound like your pup, please mention me on your application.


Lil Bit

LilBit

~3 Years

Female

45 lbs

Natural/Docked

Kidney Issues

Negative

Unknown

Lil Bit is the most sweetest snuggle pup you will ever meet. She loves nothing more than to lay with you and cuddle!! She follows her foster Mom and Skin sister (2 years) around the house like a shadow. She is quiet and calm inside but likes to run and chase wildlife in the back yard i.e. birds and squirrels. She is good with her fur sister after a slow introduction and is slowly starting to play with her fur sister after being with us about a month. Lil Bit would do best in a home where someone is home most of the day because she drinks a lot of water and takes frequent outside breaks. She is house trained and crate trained. She walks well on a leash and rides well in the car. She does have issues with her kidneys so we have put her on a special diet which helps her tremendously. She will be altered as soon as we feel she is strong enough to go through this process. She will then be ready for her forever home. If you are looking for a sweet, calm snuggle nugget then Lil Bit might be the one for you .

Rex

Rex

~3 Years

Male

61 lbs

Natural/Docked

Positive

November

My name is Rex (affectionately called Rexy). I apparently had a rough life before ABR, but I didn’t know that wasn’t the life meant for me. I spent my first 3 years of life chained up outside. I’m now settling into my foster home and it has been scary, but a good scary, you know? I didn’t know how to interact with my foster parents when I first got to their house. They would rub me so gently and speak softly to me, and I just didn’t get it. After a couple of weeks, I finally realized that this is a good life and I want to continue living this way. I now love when my foster mom rubs my neck and chest and will in fact fall asleep with my head in her hand so she continues to do so. I absolutely LOVE laying on a bed - it’s so comfortable and way better than the ground! My foster mom says I have a foot fetish because I just love to watch your feet and lick them with or without socks. I also love going on walks and learned to walk at a heel very quickly. My foster mom takes me for a couple of long walks every day to help get some of my anxiety out. Since I never had interaction with any humans, I still play with my foster parents like a puppy would, and I prefer to chew on puppy toys rather than hard bones right now. Maybe once I figure out the whole chewing thing I’ll like those deer antlers. I’ve already learned how to sit, and my foster mom says I’m going to have to learn stay next because I don’t like being separated from her and will try to shoot out the door when she walks out. I have to admit, I have some anxiety and hate to be left, but I’m doing really well in my crate when enticed with a little bit of water and when my crate is covered with a sheet. I’m also learning how to interact with my foster fur brother and sister. They are very patient with me and understand I’m still learning the best way to interact with them. I might show some dominant moves, but I don’t realize I’m being dominant. I take feedback really well when they tell me I shouldn’t do something because it might be offensive. I also have a feline brother, and I just want to play with him, too, but he’s not interested. I’m determined to make him like me because I like him, but he keeps telling me no. I would love a forever home possibly with a fur sibling that is patient to show me the ropes and a family that is very loving, patient enough to understand my anxiety after 3 very lonely years, possibly with someone that wouldn’t mind taking me for a walk or two a day, and humans that can show me they’re my pack leader. If you would love to give me a life I’ve never had, put Rex on your application.

Lena

Lena

~4 Years

Female

45 lbs

Natural/Natural

Negative

Now

Lena found her way into the care of Atlanta Boxer Rescue by a volunteer who found her extreme neglected state and pleading eyes too much to turn away. She was too weak to walk in the vet's office, but has blossomed into a companion like no other. Lena was diagnosed with diabetes. This can sound complicated, but being on a schedule is the hardest part. She is fed two times a day and 30 minutes after her meals she seems to know her shot is due. It does not appear to even bother her. She gets the same type of insulin people receive. She sits or comes to the refrigerator with you to get her shot, then gets excited about baby carrots for a treat. This girl is not a picky eater, loving vegetables for treats. She needs a constant schedule with feeding, treats, and exercise. She has flexibility to adjust to your schedule, but needs a routine to prevent sudden changes in her sugar level. She would be best suited being the only dog to receive your attention. Happiest by your side, she does not require a big yard to play. When finished doing her business outside she is found sitting on a chair looking for someone to let her inside. Lena seems to understand direction given and is eager to please. Already crate trained, house broken, and is good on a leash. She knows "sit" and picked up on "wait" quickly. A fun girl to train because she picks up so quickly, and easy to reward with treats or toys. We can't speak enough on her good manners. This happy girl just wants to be close and if you talk to her, she can't help but reach up to give kisses. It is hard not to fall in love with the excitement she shows when giving and receiving affection. If this is a companion that will fit right in with you, mention Lena on your application.

Gretchen and Milo

GretchenMilo

~3.5/~1.5 Years

Female/Male

50/55 lbs

Cropped/Natural; Docked/Natural

Postive

October

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.

Faith

Faith

~9 Years

Female

~65 lbs

Negative

Now

Faith had quite the rough life before coming to ABR. She was found roaming the streets, severely malnourished and full of parasites. ABR volunteers worked incredibly hard to get her weight up and she is now happy and healthy, but longs for a forever family. Faith is completely crate-trained, leash-trained and house-broken. Faith minds very well, and has excellent manners on the leash and inside the house. Faith is okay around adults and kids. She is not great with dogs, but has done well when slowly introduced to older/calm male dogs. Faith would love nothing more than to find a forever home to go on long walks and relax with her humans. If you would like to know more about Faith and meet her, please ask for her on your application!