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.


June

June

~1-2 Years

Female

41 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

August

Hey there everybody! My name is June! I just arrived in my foster home, and I'm loving these people called my foster mom and foster dad! They are SUPER cool! I have a bit of a cold, so I'm taking some medicine to get better before I can get spayed. In the meantime, I'm apparently in heat but I don't know what that means. I just know I get to where some super snazzy purple pants until it's over! Then I'll get spayed and be ready for my forever home! I'm fully crate trained, house trained, and know some commands like "sit" and "leave it." My foster mom said that I have some fur siblings in my foster home, but I haven't wanted to meet them yet. Maybe when I'm feeling a little better, we can be friends. I'll keep ya posted on that. In the meantime, I love to SNUGGLE and WIGGLE! I bet I'm the best wiggler you'll ever meet! If you think I might be a good fit for your home, please mention me, JUNE, on your application!

Dutch

Dutch

~5 1/2 Years

Male

70 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

Now

Hi, my name is Dutch. My foster mom tells me every day what a sweet, handsome boy I am! I've been living outside for the last year and a half, so I'm a little hesitant about meeting new people, but once you get to know me, I'm as happy as can be! I will need someone who is patient and can give me lots of love and attention. I get along with other friendly dogs, but not cats or other small animals. I will need some training and patience -- but my foster mom says I have a lot of potential! I am crate trained and house trained, though I do have separation anxiety so I must be crated when you're not at home, and I would do best with an owner who is home most of the time. I prefer women, though I am getting more comfortable with the male-humans my foster mom has introduced me to. I do pretty well in car rides, and I know how to "sit" and "shake". I bond very quickly with my caretaker and want to be wherever they are! And I LOVE walks! I get so excited when my foster mom gets my leash out! I'm also a great guard dog, and I will let you know if someone is on the property. My favorite way to show you I like you is to lick your face and give you lots of kisses. All I want is to have a forever home as an inside dog, with a family that will love me just as much as I love them!

Gus

Gus

~4-5 Years

Male

85-90 lbs

Natural/Natural

Treated

Now

Hello my name is Gus. I am a big teddy-bear of a dog. I love my humans! I just want to be around you and be your companion at all times. I am super easy going and laid back. If you want a couch potato while relaxing in your home I am your boy. I would enjoy a family that has kids that will play with me and love on me. Or I would enjoy somebody who is home often as I get lonely without companionship. I love to wake you up every morning at 6:30am for a good walk and bathroom break. I am healthy as can be and I have a good appetite and no illnesses. I am ready to go right now to a loving forever home. I promise to bring joy to your home. (From foster): I will be sad to see Gus go. He is such a good dog and will be a guardian and friend to whoever will love him. He was an owner surrender because the long work hours left Gus home for 12 hours a day by himself. This dog hasn't barked once in the 2 weeks I've had him. He likes to go for walks and smell all kinds of new stuff. I take him out morning and night for exercise and once in the middle of the day for bathroom break. He is not good with cats or small dogs. He will have to meet any existing dogs (hopefully large breed) to see if they are compatible. He would love being the only dog so he can get all the attention! He is completely house-broken and requires no training. He loves for you to take treats with you while exercising also. He loves car rides and besides a little slobber once in a while he is a very low maintenance boy. This dog couldn't be better for a home wanting to add a beautiful companion. He is up to date on all vet needs and he will be your best friend in about 2 days from the time you adopt him. If you give this dog a loving forever home I promise he will give back ten-fold.

Leo

Leo

~3 Years

Female

72 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

July

Now accepting applications! Only the best need apply. The best would include a home with another pooch friendly pal for wrestling, cuddling, and time occupation while the humans are away at their favorite game ‘work.’ Must have tools of the trade (toy box full of toys – I prefer any that involve time with YOU!) Must be willing to travel – although I have been a very sick boy, I still want to be out and about and absolutely despise being locked into confined spaces. Slow sauntering walks are the BEST! OH Especially if there is a wading pool I can roll around in! I get so excited by nub is a blur when the leash comes out! I am an easy going guy as long as you don’t try to ‘tie me down’ (crate me away from the family). A best home might have children – I absolutely LOVE them! But then I also love all people and all dogs. So I guess best home would be full of ‘loveables!’ Additional qualifications, sleeping companion (any warm body will do), exercise buddy (I will keep you accountable), patience, and teacher (I have no experience in being an obedient pooch so I need someone who will teach me. I want to be all you want and need from me but I need a teacher. Previous applicants (my foster mom) says I have the unfortunate need and experience to take matters into my own hands, so counter surfing, walking (or not) when I choose, and chewing on items (non toys) are attributes I currently possess. !) I am quickly learning house training rules, commands, and how to be a good walking companion! Once this cold is in the past and the heartworms expelled, applications will be processed promptly! If you qualify for the ‘best’ home, please put Leo on your application!

Marlene

Marlene

~3 Years

Female

40 lbs

Natural/Docked

Positive

July

I'm a sweet little snuggle bug. I don't like to leave my human's side. I'm pretty laid back but I don't like to share my human attention - can you blame me - I'm not used to getting all this attention! I have the cutest little tongue that sticks out most of the time and adorable big brown puppy dog eyes that will make you melt.. I love hugs and kisses! I just got spayed and I will be starting heartworm treatment soon. That means I will need to be in the crate most of the time and I'm not looking forward to that... I don't like the crate too much but I deal with it and don't complain.

My humans think I'm maybe about 3 years old, I probably weigh about 40lbs and I'm pretty skinny from all the worms that were in my tummy, I have a very small build.. My humans are working on fixing that now.

My foster home has little dogs and I don' t like them too much - I like bigger friends.. but I may tolerate them a little better once all these hormones are balanced out - I was in heat when I got spayed. They also have a kitty and I'm curious about him but don't really pay that much attention to him. I've only been in my foster home for a few days so more to come on me.

Journey

Journey

~5 Years

Female

62 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

July

I'm just a small town girl...living in a lonely world. I took the midnight train going anywhere...

And I ended up in Georgia! Hi! My name is Journey and what a journey I have had! I came to ABR from South Carolina and had with severe mange. Through lots of care from my foster moms, I am now mange free and ready for my fur-ever home! I am a sweet girl, I love cuddling on the couch and I give the sweetest boxer kisses. I love being with my family so much that I stress when my foster family or my fur buddies are away from me. I will try to escape and look for them if I am alone and, so I really need a family who is around a lot. I can't help it! It just makes me scared to be alone. I adore car rides so you can even take me with you to different places! I get along with my size or larger dogs, but I am not very fond of most cats and small dogs because they look like toys so I will try to chase them. Being alone in a crate is not an option unless I am in with a friend. I mean, if you were in a cage, wouldn't you try to escape too? I would do best with someone who is home full-time and I have a fur buddy to keep me company. If you think you can love me as much as I love you, please be sure to put "Journey" on your application. And remember, "Don't Stop Believing..."

Felix

Felix

~7 Years

Male

80 lbs

Natural/Docked

Positive

July

Felix the Frail has been in foster care since May 30th. Having lived at the end of a wire tether with no food or water, he was finally turned over to ABR to begin the first day of the rest of his life! He was in pretty rough shape upon first encounter, so his foster mom has been working hard to get him healthy!

Felix the Fatty, as he’s now lovingly called, is coming into his own precious self. He is a very loving, 80 pound lap dog! He is extremely eager to please his humans, pays little attention to the cat and our dogs, is completely housebroken, and has displayed absolutely no food or separation issues. Felix the Fearless came to ABR intact and his manners around other males needs improvement. He has assured me he’s working on that! He also arrived with all of the conditions that accompany that level of neglect. His improving health will be evaluated for neuter and heartworm treatment as soon feasible.

Felix the Fabulous is one fabulous fella who deserves to have his own pack of humans to love and be loved on. Whoever adopts him will have a sweet companion for many, many happy years ahead!

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.

Wilson

Wilson

~3-4 Years

Male

55 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

Now

Wilson is the classic clumsy, goofy boxer with a good amount of energy. He settled down into a routine after a few days of unwinding after almost 2 weeks in the shelter when his owner's surrendered him. He is a sweet boy that is always there to give you tons of kisses and is so happy to see you whether you have been gone 5 minutes or 5 hrs. He is such a good boy in the house: house trained, working on crate training, LOVES car rides, LOVES to play with his foster fur brother. He wants to be friends with the cat he lives with, but she doesn't have time for such a goofy boy. Wilson also knows basic commands: sit, lay down, he is working on "stay." Wilson will do best with an active lifestyle type of human. He would love a back yard to run and jump around in. He is a little unsure of new dogs at the beginning but once he figures out who is boss, he settles down. He loves to play with his toys and playing his version of fetch which is to not give the ball back- he loves when you chase him it.

Wilson does pick up on nervous energy from humans that seem scared of dogs. He does better with women, and he is very slow to warm up to men depending on their vibes. He would do best with a women or a man with a healthy understanding of dogs and their behaviors. He seems to be "okay" with little humans (kids) but hasn't had that much interaction with them.

If you think Wilson would be a great match for you and your family, mention his name on an adoption application.

Sooki

Sooki

~6 Years

Female

56 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

Now

Hi, my name is Sooki. Believe it or not that’s been my name ever since I was a pup. I’m 5 years old and will be 6 on October 11th and I weigh about 56 pounds. My story is a little hazy because I was hit by a car and the wonderful people at Village Vets came and got me and helped me get healthy again. Unfortunately, I lost my right eye in that accident – but it doesn’t slow me down any. I like going on walks, playing with my foster kids, and mostly just snuggling. I’m not real sure about people I haven’t met yet – just like you humans, some I like and some I don’t. I’m totally trained in many ways – go potty outside (I even ring the bells if you have some!), sit, stay, shake, and up. Up is my favorite because that means it’s time to get up on the bed with one of the kids and go to sleep. Because I am blind on one side, I am very sensitive to approaches from that side and startles easily. I will do best in a calm, predictable environment. That will help me regain the confidence I once had before I lost 1/2 of my vision. Until I am comfortable with strangers and approaches from my blind side, I will also need yard to play and run in. While I really am enjoying my foster family and they sure like to love on me a lot, but I’d really like to go to a forever home soon!

Ginger

Ginger

~4 Years

Female

55 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

Now

** has a bonded fur brother **

Ginger is exceptionally calm, as long as she is near her fur brother Apollo. She has little interest in toys, games or activity that is anything other than rubs and kisses! She is a bit needy, and will follow you EVERYWHERE! She has no prey drive and takes little interest in other fur friends. She is not agressive, she simply lives in her own world. She is uncomfortable on stairs, but we are working on that and she is progressing quickly. She is smart and as sweet as she can be!

Apollo

Apollo

~7 Years

Male

77 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

Now

** has a bonded fur sister **

Apollo is incredibly gentle and playful with other animals of ANY kind. He has no prey drive and wants to be friends with everyone! He has a fur sister, Ginger and they are bonded. When she is not in sight, he will let you know he needs her back! He is on the needy side, and wants to have you in sight if you are home. He LOVES to play with balls!! He will "fetch" & "drop it" on command. He sleeps well and quietly in a crate at night. He is housebroken and prefers to have his own place on the sofa! He is very respectful of boundaries once established and won't take snacks from your plate!

Betsy

Betsy

~3 Years

Female

~65 lbs

Natural/Docked

Positive

Now

My name is Betsy and I am a sweet, loveable girl who wants nothing more than to be close to my human friends and share my boxer kisses. I used to have a family, but they fell into hard times. They couldn’t afford to take care of me anymore and had to take me to the shelter.  That’s when my friends at Atlanta Boxer Rescue stepped in.  I have this funny looking growth on my face and these yucky things called heartworms. Those will be taken care of soon and I will be ready to move into my fur-ever home. I am adjusting nicely in my foster home and my foster family keeps saying they are amazed at how calm I am. That’s not to say that I don’t love greeting new friends with a boxer wiggle and a big slobbery kiss. However, once I settle in, it’s hard to get me to move from my comfy dog bed.   I am crate trained, potty trained and have never chewed on anything, but dog food. My favorite hobbies include sleeping, eating, going for car rides, and taking a short walk around the block.  I don’t mind cats and used to live with another dog companion! Even though I miss him, I am currently enjoying being the only dog while I adjust to my new life in Atlanta. I grew up a country girl and am not used to the sounds and smells of the city.  I am learning what to do when dogs bark at me and when cars drive by me on my walks.  If you are looking for a calm, cool, and collected girl full of boxer kisses mention BETSY on your application.

Laney

Laney

~7 Years

Female

~55 lbs

Natural/Docked

Very Light Positive

July

Hi! I'm Laney or "Laney Bug" as my foster mom calls me. I am a 7 year old brindle girl who was rescued from a shelter down in LaGrange, GA by the awesome volunteers at Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Don't let my age fool you…I have a lot of life left to live! My foster mom says I'm the sweetest Boxer girl she has ever had! While I am a very calm girl in the house, when I go outside, I like to show off my dance moves and sing! I am house trained, and crate trained. I love kids and other dogs that I have met so far. I have three small dogs in my foster home and so far we get along fine. They even stay off of "my spot" on the couch. I've never met a cat in person before so I don't know if I like cats or not. My most favorite thing to do is to go for a ride in the car. I like to go for walks in my neighborhood too. I walk great on a leash and I'm curious when I see other people or other dogs out walking, but I don't bark at them. I'm just curious about them and like to watch them for a minute. When my foster mom leaves for work, I always go to the front door and look out the window. When she comes home, I'm always at the door to greet her with my wiggle. I have already been spayed but unfortunately I tested a very slight positive for Heartworms. I don't think I will have to take the injections though which is good news for me! I will probably just have to take some medicine to make sure those pesky worms die off. While I love my foster family, what I would like more than anything is a home of my very own. You see, I had a home once, but then I guess times got hard and I ended up living on the street. When you see my picture, you might think I look older than 7, but it's only because life on the street is so hard. If you a looking for a mature, sweet and easy going Boxer girl who doesn't chew up your slippers and loves to snuggle, mention me, Laney, on your application.

Jolene

Jolene

~5 Years

Female

~45 lbs

Natural/Docked

Positive

Now

Jolene is a petite small framed young lady with a fabulous disposition and easy smile. She is crate trained, house trained and a well mannered girl who rarely barks. She is great with people and most other dogs. Jolene meets new people easily and calmly. She absolutely loves attention and will lean in close for chin scratches and cuddles. Jolene is heart worm positive and has been through treatment. If Jolene sounds like the girl for you, mention her name on your application.

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!

Bernard and Bianca

BernardBianca

~2-3 Years

Male and Female bonded pair

~65/50 lbs

Natural/Docked

Positive

Now

Hi! My name is Bernard! I'd like to introduce you to myself and my sister, Bianca - she is deaf so I get to do the talking. We are so happy to be in foster care with our super fun fur sisters. I don't know if we enjoy having a family or just being inside a warm home more. We were rescued from our previous life as lawn ornaments when we were taken to the animal shelter and ABR swooped in and gave us the lives every dog deserves! We have been treated for our heart worms and are now putting on muscle weight. We are quickly learning the ins and outs of crate training, housebreaking and leash walking. We have also learned to dance! I hear the music and sister sees all of dancing and joins in. Our favorite song is Happy! The mom says sister is like a bunny because she wiggles her nose and hops and my mouth is so big I look like a muppet with long, gangly moose legs! Please consider adopting Bernard & Bianca as we are a matched set!! Have a blessed day!!!

JJ

~2 Years

Female

~55 lbs

Negative

Now

Hi my name is JJ! My foster mom calls me Jaybird, because she says I have a crooked little beak! I'm little, but I'm spunky! I am crate trained and house trained, and even know a few tricks! Just offer me a treat to see sit, down, shake and come! I am having a blast in my foster home with my foster fur siblings. I love everyone I meet and would love nothing more than to curl up in your lap every night. I have to admit I am a typical pesky little sister to my fur siblings. My foster mom doesn't think I was socialized much, so she is trying to teach me how to play nicely with other dogs. We all get along just fine and even snuggle, but I'm not so sure I want to play with them or share my toys. I get possessive with my toys, and will try to engage my foster siblings when they get too close. They just yell at me and keep walking. I'm trying to learn that they aren't trying to steal my stuff, that sometimes they want to just play tug-o-war with me like my foster mom does. I'm also learning to walk on a leash without pulling - my foster mom is using this thing called an easy walk harness and it helps a lot! I love to chase squirrels and birds in the yard, and would really love a yard of my own. I'm also a barker, and will let you know if someone is coming up to the house! My foster mom tells me I don't have to notify her every time someone drives by, but I'm not sure I agree with her yet! Can I snuggle up in your lap? If I might be the right little girl for you, mention JJ on your application!