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.


Reid

Reid

~5 Years

Male

~58 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Reid came to ABR because his owner's job required more traveling. The hard decision was made to find a home better suited for this playful boy. He has the look and activity level of a much younger boxer. Reid is a high energy textbook boxer and knows his manners. He listens well to disagreement and is a smart, quick learner. Already knowing sit, down, shake, is good on a leash, crate trained, and house broken. In a car he settles down, lays down or looks out the window. He respond well by rewarding with treats, verbal praise or toys. This funny boy loves, loves toys and will carry one around. He is easy going, has gotten along with all dogs and people he has met and interested to check things out. If he sounds like a fit, then mention Reid on your application.


Blue

Blue

~2 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Treated

March

This is cute and puppyish, wrinkly-headed Blue. He is a 2 yr. old fawn male with a good disposition and playful manner; he brings fun without the worry or stress of competition. He is responsive to cues from the other dogs and good with cats. Blue doesn't enjoy being alone so a home with other dogs is preferred, really it's a must. He does so love other dogs. He has no food aggression though he will gladly mop up any leftovers from someone else's bowl. He’s a good snuggler and has plenty of quick gentle kisses that he gives freely to everyone whom he can’t outrun. Walk or car ride, Blue will eagerly join in the activities. He has a mixed relationship with the crate – it’s a good thing for him unless he knows you're leaving the house. I find leaving him in the company of a good recliner helpful as a recliner is his best babysitter. Blue is a lot of fun and carries good energy with him always.


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. He is a loverboy with lots of playful energy and love to give. He gets along with the passive male boxer in his foster home. Gunner loves kids but since hes so big and strong, he should not be in a home with real young children- at least school aged should be fine. Gunner also has a strong prey instinct and plays rough so no cats or small dogs. Gunner is house broken and goes into a crate easily. Gunner's ideal home will have someone around during most days and provide him lots of exercise and ideally a big yard to run. If this handsome, snuggly boy sounds like an ideal fit for your family, mention Gunner on your application.

Levi

Levi

~7 Years

Male

~65 lbs

Cropped / Docked

Negative

Late February

Levi is the definition of a true southern gentleman. He didn’t jump on the furniture until he knew he was allowed. He needs lots of love and attention, especially when he first wakes up. Make sure you give yourself extra time in the morning to give him love, and not be late for work. Levi is house trained and will let you know when it’s time to go outside by whining or barking at you. He is crate trained and knows basic commands. He walks well on a harness. He loves playing with his 7 year old boxer foster sister and gets along well with other dogs. He sleeps on the floor on his dog bed, but would love to cuddle on your bed with you if allowed. Levi has the saddest and sweetest eyes that will almost let him get away with anything. Who couldn’t love a face like that? If you think Levi would be perfect for you, mention him 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


Bosco is all boy and all boxer!  It’s hard not to fall in love with this silly boy when you first meet him.  He is very active and loves to play….he still has a lot of puppy in him so be ready!  Bosco will need help on his manners…he’s a little rough around the edges.  He will need to be taught how to greet people and other dogs.  He gets so excited he likes to lunge and jump on them.  Bosco will also need some reinforcement on how to walk on a leash.  He thinks it’s play time and forgets who’s walking who.  But don’t let all his mischief fool you; he is also a big sweet baby. 

Bosco seems to be house trained and has only had 2 accidents.  He will need to be worked with in his new home until he gets the hang of things.  He is eager to learn, but gets distracted very easily.  We are working with him on basic commands and the leash.  With a little work, patience and a good sense of humor, Bosco can be turned into a perfect gentleman.  He will need an active family with a big, fenced in backyard so he can burn off some of that energy.  A home with another dog to play with and children would be great, but probably not small children.  He would probably do best in a home with someone who works from home, or is home often as he craves attention.  Currently, Bosco is being treated for an upper respiratory infection and mange, but will be available for adoption after he is medically cleared.  Although he’s been sick, this has not slowed this boy down.  If you think Bosco would be a perfect fit for your family, please mention him 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 .

Loni

Loni

~9 Months

Female

45 lbs

Natural/Natural

Positive

After mange clears

Loni is a very sweet loving boxer. She is the best of both worlds. She is very playful when you want her to be but then can settle down and be just as happy cuddling with some loving. She is currently being treated for mange. Once her mange is gone, she will be spayed and ready for her forever home. If Loni sounds like your kind of dog, please mention her on your application.

Sugar

Sugar

~2-5 Years

Female

67 lbs

Natural/Docked

Negative

Now

Sugar is a fun and loving boxer. She is great with kids! She is house trained and crate trained. She loves her toys and her bed. She settles into her walk after a few minutes and does well with her gentle leader. She sleeps on a dog bed but would prefer to be in the human bed! (What dog wouldn't?) She does get along with the male dog in her house. However, she needs a slow introduction to get acclimated to another male dog. She does not do well with cats. If you are looking for a boxer that loves life, please mention Sugar on your application.

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!