Austin Boxer Rescue (ABR) is a nonprofit, volunteer-led dog rescue established in 2006 and serving the entire state of Texas. ABR rescues dogs from community shelter partners and individual owners who can no longer care for their dogs. ABR provides safe, clean, comfortable shelter in the ABR kennel or in volunteer foster homes, nutritious food, medical treatment through 17 veterinary practice partners, rehabilitation and care to prepare each dog for adoption. All ABR dogs are spayed/neutered, appropriately vaccinated, and provided with monthly heartworm/flea/tick preventative medication prior to adoption. ABR facilitates adoption of rescued dogs into carefully screened, loving homes. Over 1,000 ABR volunteers have saved more than 5,000 dogs since our founding, and demand for our services is higher than ever in 2021.
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Austin Boxer Rescue (ABR) provide nutrition, preventive medication and medical care to rescued senior dogs. All ABR senior dogs receive medical evaluation, treatment for illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions to improve their quality of life, and preventive care to avoid new health issues and prepare them for adoption. By providing socialization, training and a healthy environment for recovery ABR helps older dogs like Winston find loving homes. Sweet Winston was surrendered to a community shelter at age 10. He was confused and frightened, but with the help of a loving ABR foster family he is now prepared to find his forever home.