Who We Are

Atlanta Boxer Rescue is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced and dedicated animal rescue volunteers, many of whom are Boxer owners themselves. They work with local animal shelters to identify Boxer dogs that need to be rescued, move those Boxers to foster homes for care and rehabilitation, spay/neuter and vaccinate the Boxers as needed, and seek qualified adopters to give those Boxers new, loving homes.

Board of Directors

Dianne DaLee

ABR Board President
& Vetting Director

Dianne DaLee

Dianne is the founder and president of Atlanta Boxer Rescue. She also serves as director of fundraising and marketing. She maintains the ABR website, oversees general rescue operations, communications, marketing and public relations, and performs many business and administrative tasks for the rescue. She is currently serving as vetting director as well, working with local veterinarians to plan out the care of ABR's foster dogs.

Dianne organized monthly events for the Atlanta Boxer Meetup group (est. 2006) for a decade, and for nine years, organized Boxerstock, ABR's annual music festival fundraiser, which drew nearly 2000 people at the height of its popularity. She continues to be the board liaison for the ABR Events Committee. She has been involved in various nonprofit, fundraising, and volunteer events for other local organizations over the past 35 years as well. In addition, Dianne has over 30 years of graphic design/website design experience. She has an MBA from Kennesaw State University and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia and has owned her own design firm since 1992.

In addition to Atlanta Boxer Rescue activities, Dianne plays bass guitar in a local rock band, plays neighborhood pickleball, and is a licensed extra class amateur radio operator and member of ARES. She enjoys watching live music at local dives or traveling to music festivals. She is a native Atlantan.

Dianne is currently owned by a thirteen year old ABR rescue named Kayla. Kayla is a retired therapy dog and enjoyed her visits to a local nursing home and other special events for eight years. In February 2013, Dianne lost her best friend Simba, who was the inspiration for Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Six years later, in 2019, ABR#75 Pixie was laid to rest in her tenth year. Dianne and Kayla miss them both tremendously. Dianne is pictured here with Kayla.

Angel Babb

ABR Board Secretary
& Intake Director

Angel Babb

Angel was one of the original board members of Atlanta Boxer Rescue and continues to maintains her enthusiasm. She is the head of our intake team.

Angel received a BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia in 2000. Angel has over 25 years of public and private accounting experience. She is an active member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group.

Angel is owned by three boxers: Molly, a 14-year old, Whiskey, an 11 year old ABR rescue, and her guardian angel boxer Lucy (2019), plus two cats named Jersey and Charlie.


Rebecca Neal

ABR Board Vice President
& Intake Coordinator

Rebecca Neal

In addition to board duties, Rebecca is part of our intake team and works closely with the shelters to monitor for incoming boxers.

Rebecca is owned by two ABR rescues named Thor and Mia.


Other Key ABR Volunteers


Vicki Lee

Foster Home Coordinator

Vicki Lee

Bio coming soon.

Dona Adler

Bookkeeper & Accounts Payable

Dona Adler

Dona has had an expansive career in both finance and the non profit sector. She was an Assistant Vice President at Dime Savings Bank of NY before starting her own business as a freelance bookkeeper and adminstrative consultant, working with customers in a wide variety of industries. One of Dona's original clients started a non profit for neglected and abused children and asked to Dona to join the team as their permanent CFO / Director of Finance and Administration. She moved on to be the CFO for two other non-profits before moving to Florida where she is semi-retired and focusing on her career as a vocalist. Dona has been the bookkeeper for ABR since mid 2017.

Claudia "CJ" Janka

Application Coordinator & Communications

Claudia Janka

CJ has been a Boxer owner/lover for over 15 years and is also a member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group. CJ has a love and passion for the breed and it has shown by her dedicated volunteering for the organization since July 2008. She has gained knowledge through her volunteering and is a great asset to the organization.  CJ is on the fundraising committee, handles all incoming phone calls and email for the rescue, conducts home visits, transports, and dog pulls from the shelters.

CJ has a BS degree in Criminal Justice and was in law enforcement for over 17 years. She is currently employed as an insurance fraud investigator.

CJ is owned by 4 Boxers.  Dixon {ABR alum}, Pruitt {ABR alum}, Bonita and Kosar.

Patty Ellis

Shipping & Merchandise

Patty Ellis

Patty Ellis lives in Coweta County with her husband Matt and their Boxer mix Rhett and Boxer Scarlett. She's always been a dog lover, but when she met Matt, he had a Boxer named Chloe and that set her on the path as a Boxer rescue volunteer. As a volunteer for ABR she manages the online merchandise orders, makes fleece blankets for foster dogs, does home visits for potential adopters and fosters, and occasionally fosters dogs.

Fundraising & Events Committee:

Chair: Abby Martin. Members: Cindy Adler, Carol Brown, Claudia Janka, Maureen Matejka, Mike Logan and Marybeth Weintraub.

Additional Volunteers:

Many more volunteers and supporters that serve as foster homes, application processors, transporters, home visitors, etc. make Atlanta Boxer Rescue possible!