If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs and Before You Adopt pages 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.
Natural / Docked
Hey everyone, I am Bodey and I am the perfect dog! Well, that's what my foster mom tells me! Don't let my age fool you. I am the most playful older dog she's seen. I love to run in the yard and fetch balls, play with my toys in the house, and love to go on long walks. I am a typical Boxer who loves to be with their people. I love to be loved and want to cuddle and stare adoringly at you while we snuggle.
I love to play with my foster brother, an 8 year old male Boxer. I like to play and snuggle with the two kids that live in my house, also. I am super gentle with them. Unfortunately, they go to school and so I try to snuggle with my foster mom while she works at the house. I like to keep my eye on her and I know she will take me on long walks. She says I am very gentle on the harness and have lots of stamina. I am not over active and do not require lots of exercise, but am willing to join you in any adventure.
So, can old dogs really learn new tricks? Yes! It only took me two days to learn the command for wiping my paws when I come inside. I don't really need to learn any new commands because I know a ton already. I know sit, stay, come, down, up, leave it, no, lay down, and shake. I like to make my foster mom happy and run to the car if she tells me to go for a ride. I also run to the door when she says it's potty time. Like I said, I really like to make foster mom happy and so I run right into the house if she says so, even if I really want to stay outside longer. She says I am an easy boy and such a pleaser!
Foster mom says I am a perfect gentlemen and have great manners. I don't take food - even if I can reach it, I share all my toys and food with my foster brother dog, and don't get on furniture unless invited. I am a good boy in my crate when I have to go in, but I don't do anything naughty when I am left free roam either! See? Perfect gentleman.
I am a little leary about men. So one thing I ask is that you introduce me slowly to men or strangers in general. My foster mom thinks some not nice things happened in my past and it may have been a man who did them since I am scared of some men but not all men. Foster mom knows this about me and gives me lots of time to get used to any new men that will be around me. It took me a little time, but I love my foster dad now. I just need time to trust. I would love a family that does not leave me for long periods, a stay at home or work from home parent or retiree would be ideal! I would love to have a fenced in yard so I can run around carefree, playing with my toys.
I still have a lot of love to give, so I hope you will look past my age and give me a chance to show you unconditional love. If you think we should meet, fill out an application and mention Bodey. If you are already approved, just email the adoption coordinator and ask to be added to my list.
Natural / Docked
Age: 4 Years Old
Weight: 50 lbs
Ears/Tail: Natural / Docked
HW Status: Negative
Meet Sophie! She is new to the rescue and settling in her foster home. Sophie is a smart and athletic girl and would do best with a fenced in backyard in which to run around and chase squirrels . Because of her love to chase the squirrels, she would not be ideal for a home with cats. This sweet girl also enjoys fetching toys or a stick and playing tug of war with her people. Sophie came to ABR after she and the other female pup in her home were not getting along. She has done well with male dogs, however it may be best for Sophie to be the only child for now and enjoy all the love and attention she deserves. She has been through some changes, which can be scary for some pups and is looking for a loving and patient family to help her settle in and build her confidence again. Sophie can be timid with loud noises or voice tones, so she may do best in a quieter home without small children, who may be too much for her. She is well behaved and has great house manners. She is crate trained and also does well with free roam. Sophie knows her basic commands and is very affectionate and loves to give kisses. Sophie is hoping to find her forever family where she will not have to worry about moving again. If you are looking for a playful, loyal and loving sidekick, then mention Sophie on your application. If you are already approved, email the adoption coordinator and let them know you want to meet Sophie.
Natural / Docked
With a face as precious as this how can anyone resist! Otto is such a loving and loyal pup. He's easy going, timid at first but he will quickly warm up to you! He has a magical talent of sensing when you're stressed or upset and always comes to the rescue with a big kiss and hug. Otto does well on a leash and loves to be walked. He doesn't care too much for other dogs but he's not aggressive either! He has not been around any children as there are none in his foster home. He would probably do well with older kids who understand dogs and when to give them space, he is really just a sweet teddy bear. Otto can still be a little unsure about new things so needs a compassionate home that can help him continue to trust and work on his confidence.
Otto hardly ever barks but does cry a little when he misses you or needs to go out. BONUS: he is crate trained and house trained! Just say "Otto go in your house" and he listens! Otto will be ready for his forever family soon once he is neutered. What better way than to have Otto welcome you home from a busy day. If Otto sounds like a great fit, then just mention him on your application or if you are already approved, let the adoption coordinator know you would like to be on his list.
Natural / Docked
Jago has been waiting a while to find his forever family, a year to be exact! It is no fault of Jago's that he is still in the rescue, he just has not had any luck finding a committed family that will help him be the best pup he can be. Lots of families fall in love with his cute face and don't realize that he has been through a lot and needs a family that is committed to his well being. Jago needs time to settle in, continued work on his training and nothing to overwhelm him at first. Jago came into the rescue as an owner surrender; both his parents were undergoing cancer treatments and Jago needed someone who could give him more time and attention. They were heartbroken to surrender him but knew ABR could help find him what he needed.
Jago is a very handsome and affectionate young boy! He does have some energy and would do best in a home that is active and with a fenced in yard. He is your typical playful, silly, wiggle butt boxer who loves attention, sometimes pestering you until he gets it. He LOVES his toys and can easily entertain himself as long as he has several to choose from. He has great house manners and is not destructive, he does well with free roam or can be crated.
Jago looks to his people for direction and needs a patient leader to help guide him in the world. Although he seems like a big, strong and confident dog, he has not been socialized too much and is afraid of new things, which makes him bark. Jago has been in a 4 week training program to help work on his reactivity with new things (passing people, cars, other dogs on walks) to help him realize the world is not so scary. We sought out a training program for Jago, because we wanted to help him find a great home and knew getting him the training needed would open up more opportunities to find him the best home. He has made HUGE progress and we are so proud of him! Jago comes with lifetime training at this facility in Atlanta so he can continue his progress.
Jago is house/crate trained and walks well on a leash. He is learning how to meet doggy friends, though we feel he would do best with a female fur sibling or as the only dog in the home for now so his family can concentrate on his needs and continue to work with him. Because of Jago's energy and size, he is looking for a home with older kids or no kids. He is looking for a family that is committed to work with him at home and also continue to take him to training sessions as needed at the facility in Atlanta, which has already been paid for by ABR. Please don't just fall in love with this boy's pretty face, he needs someone in his corner that will give him the family he's been waiting for and that we promised his surrendering family we would help find. Jago has so much love to give - he is a diamond in the rough just waiting for the right family to polish him up with training, guidance and love! If you would like to meet Jago and maybe attend one of his training sessions to learn more about him, then fill out an application and mention JAGO. If you are already approved and meet his requirements, just email the adoption coordinator and let them know you want to meet.
Natural / Docked
Phoebe is only available to a very experienced dog owner with the ability to work on her training long term. She is a little timid and unsure when she first meets new people but warms up quickly. Phoebe would do best in a quieter home as she prefers the simple life of just relaxing and hanging out with her people. She is house and crate trained and also does well with free roam in the house. Phoebe is still working on meeting strangers, she has been through a lot and needs a committed family willing to work with building her confidence and helping her feel secure. She would do best as the only dog as she can be selective with other pups and a home with no cats. Phoebe is looking for a family where she will be spoiled rotten and she can get in as much snuggle time as possible. She will need a home with a fenced in yard where she can run around in delight without worry, and a home without small children. Phoebe would love to find her forever family and is hoping someone is ready to find her! If Phoebe sounds like a good match, please mention her on your application. If you are already approved, email the adoption coordinator and let them know you would like to meet Phoebe!
Natural / Docked
Hi, there! My name is Sinatra, but I prefer the more informal: Frank. When you get a glimpse of my baby blues, you'll understand why I'm named after Ol' Blue Eyes. My foster mom says I'm a total dreamboat. I am a happy and appreciative pup. I like other dogs but I'm really the most interested in hanging with my people. Young, old? Doesn't matter; I'm a fan. I'm a little too interested in kitties, though, so if you have one (or a gerbil or bunny), I might not be your guy. Other than that, I'm pretty easy going most of the time.
Life before coming to ABR was not the easiest for me, so I'm showing a bit of wear and tear. My joint are a little squeaky, and I've got some weakness in my hips, so I can't really rough house with other pups. I struggle on the hardwoods when I first wake up, but once I'm up and moving, I do okay. But when the breeze starts blowing or my fur sister starts running in the yard, I can still put on a good show. A lot of white boxers are deaf, but not me, though I can't really hear very much. Still, if you call my name, I will perk right up. I will be adoptable once I finish my crate rest in December. After that, I'll have some follow up vetting that will be needed, which an ABR representative can talk you through.
I know that I'm supposed to go potty outside, but I came into ABR with some medical issues and am just now able to control my bladder. But I would benefit from a forever home with someone who can let me out a few times per day. I don't really love the crate, but I'm okay behind a baby gate in a small room, and I am trustworthy not to chew your stuff if you leave me.
My dream come true would be a stay-at-home family member or someone who would take me to work. I would love to keep you company and will be so faithful to make sure you never get lost or too far out of my sight (unless I need to catch a short nap). I never bark, except a little in my dreams sometimes, but I can let out the most enchanting snore. (That's just what I've been told.)
I know that I'm a diamond in the rough (or "ruff"), but my foster family can vouch that there is no pup who will show his appreciation for your love more than me. I was a shell of a dog when I was rescued - skin and bones, afraid for my face to be touched and too scared to go anywhere new without being carried. Now, if you show me love, I'll follow you anywhere. Think you might want to love me forever? Ask the adoption coordinator about Sinatra.