Adopting a rescued boxer saves lives, and sometimes the life saved isn’t just the dog.


If you can’t adopt, foster – it’s free to you and the job benefits can’t be beat.


If you can’t foster, donate – every dollar goes a long way to help us help them.


If you can’t donate, volunteer – it costs nothing but time and the time spent helping the dogs is priceless.


Mission Statement

Our mission: To balance the health, safety, and welfare needs of canines in the Central Texas area by providing nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused, and impounded Boxers. Once placed in new homes they become more than just pets,
they become family.



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Painting with a Twist Fundraiser, San Antonio

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2016 Calendars Now Available!

Purchase your 2016 Calendar online today by clicking here!

2016 calendar

New way to make a difference at ABR!
We are now accepting vehicle donations.
Learn more on our Ways to Help page.


New T-Shirts for ABR

Thanks to a group of Austin High students for designing some new T-Shirts for us to use as a fundraiser! Purchase them here!

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Recent News

Tovah (formerly ABR Maui)

                                A tribute to Tovah. What is Dog Heaven? It’s where our furry companions go when their time with us is done, and the light they brought into our lives fades like the setting Sun. They pass through skies of…

Captain Jack

                                                I wanted to share our success story with Captain Jack. Meet our Captain Jack. He joined our family November 1, 2015, and we have never regretted a moment. We discovered he…

Roux (formerly Han Solo) and Daisy (formerly Clover)

I just wanted to send you guys some pictures and an update on our two Boxers: Roux (Han Solo) and Daisy (Clover). We adopted Daisy 3 years ago and a few months ago we got her a little brother, Roux. We thought she needed a playmate, and they are so sweet together. Thank you ABR…

Upcoming Events

Austin Adoption Day

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 31, 2016

Austin Boxer Rescue Adoption Days are held every other Saturday at TA Brown Elementary from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at 505 W. Anderson Lane. We can be found on the Southwest corner of the park at the intersection of Guadalupe St. and Northway Dr.–rain or shine!

Pecan Street Festival

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Pecan Street Festival, Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Pecan Street Festival

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Pecan Street Festival, Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

San Antonio Petco Adoption Event

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free Boxer wiggles and kisses and you just might find your best buddy too!!

Painting with a Twist Fundraiser, San Antonio

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Painting with a Twist fundraiser to be held on May 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Forum in San Antonio. The cost is $35 and there are only 48 seats available, so hurry and reserve your spot for a fun time and help ABR save more sweet, wiggly butts! Visit Painting with a Twist’s…