Can I visit the dogs at your shelter?

We would love you to visit us, but there is one hitch: we don’t have a shelter!

Boston Terrier Rescue is a national organization; we rely solely upon a network of caring, kind and dedicated volunteer foster homes to help our dogs make the transition from their previous lives to their new forever homes.

If you are interested in a dog that we have available for adoption, get in touch with us and we’ll send you an application form.

Do you ever have puppies?

We all love puppies but we very seldom see them in rescue. As puppies are so cute, their behavioural problems are often excused due to their age. When they are no longer puppies, the same behaviours become harder to manage, and at around a year or two, many owners are unable to cope, and this is when dogs generally end up in rescue.

Where do rescued Bostons come from?

Dogs come into our care for many different reasons:

  • Emigration
  • Financial issues
  • Divorce
  • Neglect or abuse
  • Elderly owners moving into retirement homes
  • Not getting along with other dogs in the current home
  • Not coping with young children
  • Some are simply no longer wanted

What do I do if I see an ad for a free dog to a good home?

If you see a free to a good home ad, consider contacting the person who is advertising the dog. Please be sensitive to their situation and consider saying something like this:

Have you considered a reputable dog rescue as an option for re-homing your pet? Sadly there are dishonest and cruel people out there who use free to good home ads to find pets that they can turn into a profit (dog fighting/bait dogs/puppy mills) by whatever means necessary. These scammers will be friendly and have all the right answers.

A rescue will see that your dog receives all necessary vet care, including spaying/neutering, so they never end up in a puppy mill or breeding facility, before placing them in a pre-approved home.