Who We Are

Atlanta Boxer Rescue is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced and dedicated animal rescue volunteers, many of whom are Boxer owners themselves. They work with local animal shelters to identify Boxer dogs that need to be rescued, move those Boxers to foster homes for care and rehabilitation, spay/neuter and vaccinate the Boxers as needed, and seek qualified adopters to give those Boxers new, loving homes.

Board of Directors

President: Dianne DaLee

Dianne DaLee

Dianne is the founder and president of Atlanta Boxer Rescue. She serves as chair of the fundraising committee and organizes Boxerstock, ABR's annual music festival fundraiser. She maintains the ABR website, oversees our social media team, communications, marketing, and public relations and performs many business and administrative tasks for the rescue.

Dianne has organized monthly events for the Atlanta Boxer Meetup group since November 2006. She has been involved in various fundraising and volunteer events for local organizations over the past 30 years. In addition, Dianne has over 28 years of graphic design/website design experience. She has an MBA and a BFA in Graphic Design and has owned a design firm since 1992.

Dianne is currently owned by a a seven-year old ABR rescue named Pixie and another seven-year old ABR rescue named Kayla. Kayla is also a registered therapy dog. In February 2013, Dianne lost her best friend Simba, who was the inspiration for Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Dianne is pictured here with Kayla and Pixie.

Secretary: Tiffany Woods

Tiffany Woods

Tiffany has been a Boxer owner/lover since 2000. Tiffany has been volunteering for the organization since January 2011, when she adopted her first foster dog through ABR.

Many foster and forever dogs later, Tiffany and Jeff, her husband, are now owned by two ABR alum boxers: Maggie & Cody.

In addition to her Board responsibilities, Tiffany serves as the Adoption Coordinator. She maintains the Amazon wish list, ABR Facebook page and YouCaring fundraising pages. Tiffany also manages the merchandise order fulfillment and shipping processes.

Treasurer: Angel Babb

Angel Babb

Angel was one of the founding board members of Atlanta Boxer Rescue and continues to maintains her enthusiasm. She is the head of our intake team and keeps the books for ABR.

Angel received a BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia in 2000. Angel has over 19 years of public and private accounting experience. She is an active member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group.

Angel is owned by two boxers: Molly, an 11-year old, and Lucy, an 11-12-year old rescue.


Other ABR Volunteers


Volunteer Coordinator: Claudia "CJ" Janka

Claudia Janka

CJ has been a Boxer owner/lover for over six years and is also a member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group. CJ has a love and passion for the breed and it has shown by her dedicated volunteering for the organization since July 2008. She has gained knowledge through her volunteering and she will be a great asset to the organization.

CJ has a BS degree in Criminal Justice and was in law enforcement for over 17 years. She is currently employed as an insurance fraud investigator.

CJ is owned by 4 white boxers - 3 rescues, Bonita, Sabinov and Elvis (ABR alums), and Kosar.

Vetting Coordinator: Donna Martin


Donna is our vetting coordinator and she works with all our veterinarians and supervises the vetting needs of all our foster dogs.

Donna is owned by three rescued boxers, Marcus and ABR alums Daisy and Zuri.

Intake/Shelter Liaison: Rebecca Neal


Rebecca is part of our intake team and works closely with the shelters to monitor for incoming boxers.

Rebecca is owned by an ABR rescue named Thor.

Foster Dog Coordinator: Lisa Merlino

Lisa Merlino

Lisa has been an avid Boxer owner/lover for over 19 years, was one of the founding ABR Board members and is also a member of the Atlanta Boxer Meetup Group. She has spent a lot of time volunteering at local animal shelters. With her passion for and knowledge of the breed, as well as her knowledge of animal shelter operations, she is a valuable member to the team assisting with the oversight of the boxers in foster care.

Lisa is owned by a eleven-year old ABR rescue named Brutus and was loved for twelve years by her boxer Davidson, RIP and ABR rescue Wilson, RIP.

Foster Home Coordinator: Maggie Trammer

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Application Coordinator: Karen Covi

Karen has lived in Athens since 1982 and was the founder of the Athens Canine Rescue (1992). She graduated from the University of Georgia (Ed Psych, 1995); She has conversational skills in ASL and assists with our deaf dogs and their fosters. Karen has been involved with ABR since September 2014 as foster and later as an Application Processor. Louie the Lip is her big spoiled Boxer boy who keeps her on her paws!

Event Coordinator: Dinamarie Serrano

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...and many more volunteers that serve as foster homes, application processors, transporters, home visitors, etc!