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) - $350, Young Boxer (7-12 months) - $325, Adult Boxer (12 months+) - $300, 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.

Via (VEE-ah)

Via

~3 Years

Female

~48 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

We wanted to formally reintroduce Via! She came to the rescue in August but this poor girl just couldn't catch a break and is just now ready to find her forever home. This petite girl needs a patient and loving home without kids, that will give her the time to warm up and trust her new family.

She is dog friendly with a very slow and proper introduction and likely best with a submissive dog that does not mind having ALL their toys stolen and her pushing her way through for attention. She loves any toy that makes noise, and can occupy herself with one for what seems like forever! She does great with the male and female boxers in her foster home, but she is still timid to initiate play. Via would be perfectly content as the only dog because she is happy to soak in ALL the love and attention from her humans. There is nothing Via loves more than laying right on top of her people – she cannot get close enough.

Via is house and crate trained and has never had a potty accident in her foster home. Due to her orthopedic surgery, she has not gotten much time free roam alone but when she has had it in short stints, she has done great. Her foster family works from home part-time, but she has done well in a crate a couple of days a week for up to 8 hours.

Via needs a home with a fenced-in yard. She loves to chase a ball but could never do that in a dog park or open yard because of her need for a slow, proper introduction to pets and other people. She had pneumonia when she came into the rescue and then had TPLO surgery, so she hasn't gotten to do much of the running and playing a young boxer should. That being said, she hasn't had a lot of work on the leash either. She would do best in a home that is quieter and doesn't have a lot of visitors, and craziness.

If you think you might be the special home that Via is looking for, please email the adoption coordinator and let her know. If you aren't approved yet, please submit an application through our website.

Donate to help care for Via!*


Kasey

Kasey

~6 Years

Male

~71 lbs

Natural / Docked

Treated

Now

Kasey is one of the last of our breeder dogs waiting to find his forever home. Kasey has his quirks like the rest of the dogs that came in with him, and he is looking for a special home.

We will start with Kasey's positive attributes. He finds comfort in the other four legged furry friends in the house. You can sometimes find him running in the yard with his foster fur siblings, just "dogging" it. Kasey lives with two young children aged 2 and 5 and does extremely well with them. He's curious as to what they are doing, he likes how they smell, and he loves the fact that if he sits close enough to them while they are eating, they may drop some food his way! He has not been cat tested, but does not appear to have a prey drive of any kind. His safe place is his crate, that is where he spends a lot of his time. He is not destructive at all, and leaves the kids toys alone, has not gotten into anything that he shouldn't and has not had any accidents in the house in quite a while since he's been taught that you potty outside. His foster family has never heard him bark.

All 8 dogs have lived their lives with what we think is very limited human interaction and socialization. Some have come around and embraced the idea that human companionship is a good thing, and others have taken longer. Kasey is still working on this. It's heartbreaking writing this bio for Kasey, and trying to put a positive spin on the baggage that he still carries with him after 4 months in his foster home. We are sure that with some time and patience, Kasey will welcome human touch, give and accept affection, relax, and enjoy life to its fullest.

Kasey's wish list includes another dog to help him settle and navigate, a fenced in yard to feel safe and secure, and a family that will give him time to figure out that he is safe and loved.

If you ever decide to adopt a dog from a breeder, be sure to check out mom and dad. Make sure that they are well socialized dogs and not just money-making breeding machines... like Kasey.

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


Conway

Conway

~2-3 Years

Male

~55 lbs

Natural / Docked

Negative

Now

Conway is such a good boy and is a total love bug! He thinks he's a lap dog and will lay halfway across you for pets and cuddles multiple times a day.

He's a smart boy, obeys commands like sit and stay. He's learning down, off and leave it. He absolutely can't contain his excitement when he's about to be fed and will hop around and give you the boxer wiggle! He is learning to sit and wait until told "ok" to eat his food – otherwise he's so exited that he will be all over you.

His foster mom is working on threshold training, because he's been known to door dart, but if you give him the stay command he's very obedient. You still need to be mindful of his whereabouts when opening doors you don't want him to pass through.

He is dog indifferent on walks and is leash trained. He does well on car rides, but they use a doggie seat belt to keep him from joining you in your lap! He will bark/whine when going through a drive through….maybe there's something in the bag for him!

He's a very active boy and playful throughout the day. He'll even want to do zoomies in the back yard or play right with his toys right after his daily 1-2 mile walk – which he needs at a minimum to burn off his energy. He will play with his toys on his own and loves to play fetch with his ball inside and out.

Conway has great house manners, but his foster mom works from home, so he's able to go out every 3 - 4 hours. He holds it throughout the night but he gets up early to go out. His quirks include always going potty twice (pee and poop) first thing in the a.m. He keeps a watchful eye on you while he does his business...if you are out of sight, he'll stop what he's doing and come to find you, so need to be sure he's done!

He is not a big fan of the crate, so his foster mom is continuing to work with him on that skill. He would do best in a home with someone around most of the time, a fenced in yard to help him burn off that extra puppy energy and perhaps with another dog to keep him occupied.

If Conway sounds like a perfect match for your family and you are already approved, please email the adoption coordinator and let her know you are interested in meeting him! If you haven't done so already and live in the metro Atlanta area, please submit an application and mention Conway!

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


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.*


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!*


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!*