Available Boxers

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, Senior Boxer (9+) - $100. Note that we will not adopt outside of the Greater Atlanta area – no exceptions.

Please check our Facebook page for additional boxers.

Ziggy

Ziggy

~6 Years

Male

~43 lbs

Natural / Docked

Positive

December

Ziggy has been a dream foster and will be a fantastic addition to your family. He is a smaller boxer but BIG on personality.

He was very timid and skittish when he first arrived at his foster home but has warmed up and has become more trusting. He follows his foster mom like a shadow and loves everyone in the home. He is crate trained and has great house manners. He sits for a treat before being asked.

He is very comfortable around the other dogs at the foster home. He likes to play and do zoomies in the backyard. In terms of playfulness, he is best with a dog that does not play hard or rough. We are unsure of cats or small children as there aren't any in his foster home.

He is very food motivated and can finish his food in record time. He is now eating from a slow feeder bowl which has helped him taste and enjoy his meals more!

Ziggy is a pleaser and listens well. He loves to go on walks and does well on a leash.

Something his foster mom mentioned is that when Ziggy is let out to go potty, he goes out and goes potty. He doesn't mess around or make you wait!

He has the cutest face and stares at you with such love and happiness. He will climb into your lap and let you spoil him with lots of tummy rubs.

Ziggy would do best in a calmer home without being left for long hours, preferably with another dog.

If you are an approved adopter and feel your home is a great fit for Ziggy, please email the adoption coordinator and let her know you would like to meet Ziggy. If you live in the metro Atlanta and think Ziggy is your kind of guy, please fill out an application and mention Ziggy!

Please consider a donation to help with Ziggy's medical care.*


Biggie

Biggie

~7 Years

Male

~82 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Biggie is such a sweet guy - he loves every new person he meets and loves to be loved on! He has the softest head and chin and his foster family could pet him all day long. He has been great around all ages of people and very gentle with everyone, so young kids would be fine for him.

He would do best with a home that has people around consistently, as he doesn't love to be left alone for long periods of time. He would also love a home with another friendly dog, as that has been the key to bringing him out of his shell. He has gotten along well with the 3 other dogs in his foster home, and has also done well around cats and rabbits.

Biggie likes to go for occasional walks and mostly enjoys relaxing throughout the day. Biggie is so lovable and will be the luckiest addition to any family!

If you think that Biggie would be a great addition to your family and you are already approved to adopt, please email the adoption coordinator and let her know that you are interested in meeting him! If you live in the metro Atlanta area and haven't done so already, please fill out an application on our website!

Please consider a donation to help with Biggie's medical care.*


Fletcher

Fletcher

~1 Year

Male

~39 lbs

Natural / Corkscrew

Negative

Now

What's not to love about this mug! Fletcher is a sweet, easy going boy that loves to soak up any affection coming his way! Although Fletcher is a young lad, he is more on the laid back side. He does enjoy his toys, and playing a short game of fetch, but his favorite pastime is napping! Have you heard the saying "I've got a lot of things to do today...like take a nap", yep that's Fletcher! We think Fletcher is more on the Bulldog side as he has many characteristics of the breed, but we can say for certain he is such a good pup with a calm, loving and affectionate personality. Fletcher has lived with another dog (female) his size in his previous home. He is submissive and has not shown any concerning behavior when encountering other dogs or people. Oh, and we hope you don't mind snoring!

Fletcher would do best with another well mannered dog in the home that can help show him the ropes and a patient family to help Fletcher learn all things dog and what it's like to have a loving family. We believe Fletcher probably didn't get much attention in his young life and would love a home where he is not left alone often. He has done great with house and crate training so far in his foster home but will need continued work, Fletcher can be timid with new things and will need to take things at his own speed. A home with a fenced yard is needed as he is not comfortable walking on a leash, yet. Fletcher would make a great companion to a family who can dedicate time and love to a growing pup who has missed out so much in his first year of life. If you would like to give Fletcher the life he's been dreaming of, just fill out an application and mention his name. If you are already approved, email the adoption coordinator and ask to be on his list.

Donate to help care for Fletcher!*


Maude

Maude

~1 Year

Female

~27 lbs

Natural / Corkscrew

Negative

Now

Maude is a sweet little thing ready to give you lots of love and kisses! Obviously she is not all boxer, we believe more of the Boston Terrier breed. We do know that she is 100% adorable, was in need and is starving for attention. This sweet girl is shy and timid at first and will need a patient family willing to help her build confidence at her own speed while giving her the love, attention and care she deserves. She is not ideal for urban settings as overwhelming settings can shut her down, she finds comfort in familiar surroundings.

Maude is working on house training and doing well in the crate although she has not had any accidents; however, her foster mom is very diligent about potty breaks and watching outside to ensure she has done her business before coming back in. Any adopting family should know that this sweet little girl may need a little extra attention while settling into her new home.

Maude has a submissive personality with humans and is playful with dogs. She has lived with another dog her size and seems to be dog friendly, but needs a slow introduction to not overwhelm her. She'd do best in a home with another dog that could show her the ropes and has a well-mannered temperament to help her build confidence and feel secure. Maude loves TOYS and is an active girl. She loves exploring the backyard and chasing invisible squirrels (she can hear them but can't see them!), she would need a home with a fenced in yard to continue her hunt with safety. She is curious about new things and by curious we mean nosey, and by nosey we mean get into things she shouldn't and by getting into things she shouldn't we mean a chewer! So puppy proofing is essential until everyone settles in and learns house rules. Maude is ready to take the next step and find her people. She's a sweet, loving and cuddly girl that just wants your love and attention. She would love someone who would be home with her often and minimal time alone. If you feel you can give Maude the life she deserves, mention her on your application or if you are already approved, email the adoption coordinator and ask to be on her list.

Donate to help care for Maude!*


Via

Via

~3 Years

Female

~43 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Via checking in to let everyone know that my upper respiratory infection is all cleared up, I've gotten spayed, and I am just about cleared for adoption!

It did take me a minute to settle in to my foster home (maybe because I was feeling so yucky), and my foster mom had a hard time reading if I would appreciate a furry friend. We're still trying to figure that out, but in all honesty I totally wouldn't mind soaking up all the love and attention for myself! I love toys, I'm great at fetch, I think snuggles with my foster mom and dad are the absolute best thing ever!! I'm good in the crate or free roam and have perfected my house manners! There are no small children in my foster home, but my foster mom thinks I would be perfectly fine with older kids who understand it might take a minute to warm up. My leash skills are still a work in progress, but if you have a fenced in yard to exercise me, that would be a bonus until I have it all figured out!

If you are approved to adopt and think I might be a good match for your family, please email the adoption coordinator and let her know! If you aren't yet approved, please submit an application on our website.

Donate to help care for Via!*


Clyde

Clyde

~8 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Natural

Positive

September

Clyde is a lovable 8 year old gentleman. He loves to be loved on. He is about as calm as they come. Nothing seems to bother him, he is just infinitely happy!

He is quite the sunbather and at times needs to be coaxed back out of the sun and into the house with a treat. He is quite a lounge lizard and not a single dog bed or piece of furniture has floated away since he has arrived at his foster home. He is more than willing to hold these items in place by relaxing on them.

His crooked nose never misleads him when it comes to mealtime. His enthusiasm shines through when he knows food is around. He's even been known to shed his couch hippo exterior and become a counter surfer if the right opportunity presents itself. He just can't resist the smell of BBQ or a chicken breast. If you think you are lazy, Clyde would like to meet you and show you what lazy REALLY looks like and share a meal or two with you!

If you are approved to adopt and would like a chance to meet Clyde please email the adoption coordinator and let her know. If Clyde sounds like your kind of guy, and you live in the metro Atlanta area, please submit an application on our websit

Donate to help care for Clyde!*


Cooper

Cooper

~8 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Cooper was pulled from the shelter by ABR 7 years ago, and adopted out to a wonderful home. Unfortunately Cooper's owner passed away recently. Before he passed he contacted ABR and asked us to find him another good home. When Cooper's original foster found out they jumped at the opportunity to return to fostering and bring Cooper back into their home.

Cooper is lovingly referred to as a grumpy old man. With everything that he's been through, who can blame him. He was recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, and is already being treated for an autoimmune disease called ITP. Luckily we have gotten that under control and just needs bloodwork every 6 months to make sure he's still doing well. He has been on meds for his ITP and we have almost completely come off of them. He will be on meds for his heart for the rest of his life though. He has been taking them 3 times a day so someone who works from home or comes home for lunch is required. Plus, he needs a potty break during the day.

Cooper does very well with his 2 fur siblings that are much younger and crazier, but we think he would enjoy having quieter, older dogs. He also does great with the toddler in the house, but we can tell he can be a bit much sometimes. He does do very well at going to another room if he needs a break though.

He is perfectly content sleeping on the sofa at night or laying on his own bed in your room. He does like to alert you when the Amazon guy is coming, and his leash manners could use a little refining, but Coop doesn't require a lot of exercise. He would be perfectly content with a fenced in backyard. He loves his people so much. He's always wanting your attention and will nudge your hand if he wants some love. When we had him the first time he would jump on the sofa and collapse in your lap. If you are looking for a dog to lay on the sofa and cuddle with you, he's your guy. Whoever adopts him will be lucky to have him.

If you are already approved to adopt with ABR, and Cooper sounds like a good match, please email the adoption coordinator. If you live in the metro Atlanta area and would like to meet Cooper, please fill out an application on our website!

Donate to help care for Cooper!*


Zeus

Zeus

~7-8 Years

Male

~59 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Hi! I'm Zeus! My foster mom says I'm a perfect companion. I love cuddles, but I'm also perfectly content playing with my toys and napping until my humans get home from work. I walk nicely on leash. I was taught to walk on my human's right side, and I do that all the time. I may be a little bit older, but you know what that means? It means I'm fully housebroken and trained, I don't need a crate but I'll use it if you want, I take treats gently, I don't whine unless i need to potty, and I don't require a bunch of exercise when you get home from work! We can just lounge around together! I'm not a fan of other dogs, but that's ok. I'm perfectly content loving my humans and showing how grateful I am for them.

My foster mom says I would be perfect for someone that works outside the home but wants a dog at home. If I sound like I could be the dog you are looking for, mention ZEUS to the adoption coordinator! Not yet approved, apply online.

Donate to help care for Zeus!*


Bella

Bella

~7 Years

Female

~43 lbs

Natural / Natural

Treated

Now

Meet Bella! This sweet girl ended up at the shelter after being found as a stray. She was emaciated, weighing only 26 lbs when found. Thanks to ABR, her days of searching for her next meal are behind her. Bella also tested positive for heartworms and has completed treatment.

Bella has a sweet, playful disposition and loves everyone she meets. She would do good with another well-mannered pup, but would be just as content to be your one and only as she loves being near her people. Having someone home more often than not would be ideal for this little love bug. She's had no accidents in the house, does well in the crate and has great house manners.

If you think Bella might be the girl for you, mention her on your adoption application. If you're already approved, ask the adoption coordinator to add you to her list.

Donate to help care for Bella!*


Rosie

Rosie

~6 Years

Female

~74 lbs

Natural / Natural

Negative

Now

Hello, Rosie here....just wanted to stop in and introduce myself...again. I was adopted last year but now back with ABR. I have what some call a prey drive for small dogs/cats so it made walking difficult for my foster family. I lived with an older family and loved having them around alot. Because of my return, the rescue folks say I need a home with a fenced yard so there is no worry of encountering little dogs or cats. I'm a pretty low maintenance gal. I like to eat, sleep and repeat. Sometimes I get spunky and like to play with my toys. I can easily entertain myself and like to lay on my comfy bed....I can't wait to do that in my forever home. My foster mom had to leave to go help people who were affected by Hurricane Ida so now I'm in boarding....I don't know when she will return so I am hoping to find a foster or furever home. I am house trained and do well with free roam in the house, no destructive behavior. I would do best in a home without small children (teens would be great). I am also looking for a home as the only pet. I like to have my humans all to myself and give you lots of cuddles and kisses in return. If you are looking to add a gal like me to your life or would like to foster me while I wait for a forever family, just mention Rosie on your application.

Donate to help care for Rosie!*