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 has organized monthly events for the Atlanta Boxer Meetup group since November 2006 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 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 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 band, is on the neighborhood pickleball team, and is a licensed amateur extra class ham radio operator. She also enjoys watching live music at local dives or traveling to music festivals. She is a native Atlantan.

Dianne is currently owned by an eleven year old ABR rescue named Kayla. Kayla is also a registered therapy dog and enjoys her visits to a local nursing home and other special events. 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 Treasurer
& 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.

 

Beth Leete

ABR Board Secretary
& Records Coordinator and Assistant to Vetting

Beth Leete

Beth has been a professional volunteer her entire adult life. It started when her kids were in elementary school where she served on the board of the PTA, sometimes at two different schools in two different positions. She was a Girl Scout leader when her girls were younger until they both went into middle school and also volunteered her time with the Naval Special Warfare Foundation when they lived in Hampton Roads, Virginia while her husband was on active duty in the Navy.

She was introduced to the boxer breed 12 years ago, and quickly realized there is no other dog for her! She moved to Atlanta in 2014 with her two daughters, two boxers and her husband after he retired from the Navy. Shortly after the move, she unexpectedly lost her boy Jack and put in a volunteer application with ABR to help fill the void. She started out doing transports and home visits to help navigate her way around Atlanta, and has helped out in many different areas of the rescue. She is currently the records coordinator with the rescue, and has a (not so) secret obsession with paperwork. She is affectionally known as the Angel of Death - the gal they know they call on when a dog comes into the rescue that is too far gone and nothing medically can be done to fix them - she will go and bring a home cooked meal, hold them and tell them that they are loved when they cross the rainbow bridge.

Beth and her husband Ralph have two daughters and a nine year old boxer named Roxy.

Tiffany Woods

ABR Board
& Social Media Director

Tiffany Woods

Tiffany has been a Boxer owner/lover since 2000. Tiffany has been volunteering for the organization since January 2011, when she adopted her first foster dog through ABR.

Many foster and forever dogs later, Tiffany and her husband Jeff are now owned by two ABR alum boxers: Maggie & Cody.

Tiffany is our social media director and oversees microchip registration and distribution. Tiffany also manages ABR's Amazon Wish List and our annual Giving Tuesday, Spirit of Giving and other online fundraising efforts.

 

Other Key ABR Volunteers

 

Maggie Trammer

Foster Home & Adoption Coordinator

Maggie Trammer

Maggie is currently our Adoption Coordinator and Foster Home Coordinator. She helps families find the perfect match based on their needs and the dog's, and also supports our foster volunteers and their foster pups by ensuring everyone has the proper training / tools needed for a successful foster experience.

Maggie unexpectedly fell in love with the boxer breed in 2006 when her husband brought home their first boxer puppy less than a month before their wedding...she's quick to tell you that it was not her idea! They jumped before they knew how to swim and quickly found out the amount of time, attention and care a boxer puppy needed. After lots of training, chewed items and their first boxer, Gunner, turned 1, they decided to add a fur-sister to their family and rescued Bella, a white 1 year old boxer. Maggie and her family started volunteering with ABR after the sudden loss of Gunner to cancer in 2014, then they lost Bella to DM the following year. Maggie is a long time foster and continues to foster in addition to her support roles with ABR. She has had over 60+ foster dogs walk through her home and into forever families and enjoys being able to help them find their happy ending.

Before ABR, Maggie worked for a restaurant franchise for over 13 years where she was the main support for Franchisees and Store Managers on the East Coast (covering over 13 states). She helped with day to day operations (food, equipment), offering support services with existing restaurants and also worked in New Store Construction, helping Franchisees achieve their dreams of owning their own restaurant. Maggie brought their Mission Statement "Whatever it Takes" to ABR and has been a wealth of support to our rescue, adopters and volunteers.

Maggie dedicates alot of time to ABR, her husband and daughter, and when she has a minute to breathe, she loves to cuddle with the pups and watch Hallmark movies, her guilty pleasure. She also enjoys working out and spending time with her friends and family. Maggie is currently owned by two boxers, ABR foster fails, Bosco and Jordy.

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, Dianne DaLee, Pam Handler, Claudia Janka, Maureen Koscinski, Beth Leete, Art Mancino, Dinamarie Serrano, Mike Stern 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!