Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Imagine two dogs that had a family, a home, and each other. Through no fault or control of their own, they lost their family and their home, but somehow still had each other - the last anchor to their former lives. A familiar face in a sea of new people, smells and other dogs.

Such was the fate of LouC and Desi when they arrived in foster care. BTRNC knew they had to place them together, they had lost enough. Placing 2 dogs in the same home is challenging, partly because many of our adopters already have 1 or 2 dogs adding not 1 but 2 more, doubles the expected financial commitment of a family looking to add 1 more dog.

Along came a wonderful family in Pennsylvania, who saw the pair on our website. Pennsylvania is far from our usual area and a great distance to provide transport but it was an opportunity to keep them together, so with the help of other rescues in the area, the home visit was completed, and after numerous telephone calls with the foster home, LouC and Desi had found a new home, a new family and 2 more boston siblings!
BTRNC recently received a letter from their new family which reads in part:

"These two needed to be adopted together and the fact that they were older
dogs told us it was important that they get a home soon. We know how hard it is
to get people to adopt older dogs, which was one of the reasons we chose to look
into adopting our two bundles of joy. They are very attached to one another, but
they have also become attached to our other two Boston Terriers, Daisy and
Rosie. Whenever we look at Desi and LouC we feel good knowing that these two
have a safe and caring home to enjoy the rest of their days.

Our dogs are not just animals but members of our family. We treat them as though
they are blood. We wrap them up in blankets when they’re cold and pick them up
and put them to bed when they are too tired to jump up. When Desi and LouC first
arrived, it was still warm here in Pennsylvania. Since then, it’s gotten much
chillier and we could tell that they were not used to the cold. We bought them
sweaters to stay warm. Each night we look forward to Desi crawling under the
covers and LouC pawing at you to pet her. We only hope more people realize the
joy in adopting animals who so desperately need a caring and loving home.
Sometimes our dogs have accidents and sometimes they make mistakes but so do
humans. It’s important to remember owning a pet is a lifelong responsibility.
Too often, animals are taken to shelters because the owners don’t realize all
the responsibility that comes with owning a pet.

I hope this letter convinces more people to look into adopting your Boston Terriers or any other animal looking for a home. Since they arrived, LouC and Desi have become much more playful and active. They play with our others dogs and chase each other in the backyard. It takes time to get adjusted and it’s been well worth it. We love our two new Boston Terriers and we can’t imagine our lives without them. As I am writing this letter to you, Desi and LouC are lying next to each other and LouC is lying on my foot. All these two wanted was a place to call home and owners
who don’t mind sharing their bed and their love.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to bring these two special dogs into our home. We are so very fortunate to have them in our lives."

This entry is long but was a story worth telling. It is the type of story that keeps our rescue and its volunteers going. On behalf of bonded pairs everywhere and all those that help them - we thank you!

The Boastful Boston

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Where is Sadie?

This question is often asked at her foster family's house. Sadie has discovered many little spots to nap and loves to use them all. Sadie is partially deaf due to chro
nic ear infections and may not hear when her foster mommy is calling her. This leaves her mom to search through the house to find Sadie. Her mom reports that she can't help but laugh when does she finds her.

Sadie has recently recovered from cataract surgery which restored her vision. Unfortunately, she now requires a special tear duct surgery. Because
of this, Sadie has A LOT of resting up to do.

Sadie is doing her part, won't you do yours? Any contribution would be helpful to offset the cost of Sadie's surgeries. Please visit our available dogs page for information on how you can help.

The Boston

Thursday, November 15, 2007


To our readers, boston terrier and overall dog lovers, our volunteers, and our sponsors: we wish you a safe happy Thanksgiving holiday. A few things our volunteers are thankful for:
  • each day with our four legged babies, forever and fosters
  • each rescued boston who finds a forever home
  • each sick rescued boston who gets well and thrives in our foster homes so they can move on to a forever family
  • each kiss, snuggle fetch, play, hug, tail wiggle and happy pant we get from a rescued boston who came to us scared, confused, timid, or aggressive
  • all of our sponsors and other volunteers
A few things we believe our foster and adopted bostons are thankful for:

  • a warm place to sleep

  • to trust

  • to only meet with gentle and loving hands

  • to know where our next meal is coming from

  • toys

  • pats, and kisses

  • new friends and siblings

  • turkey
  • LOVE!

Missy, who came to BTRNC so underweight, her ribs were easily visible, and today shown below with her forever family, says on behalf of bostons and rescue dogs everywhere:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Just look at those faces, that is what the Boastful Boston calls a happy ending! Charlie is settled in his forever home, and as you can see, he's a little nervous about his new surroundings:

yeah right! Charlie has his own website on dogster so anyone so inclined can follow his daily antics. His new Dad, a Dog Whisperer fan, provides daily massages which are much appreciated after morning jogs with his Mom. In between activities, Charlie has his own toy box and his own room for quiet time.

At BTRNC, we love getting updates and pictures of our babies who have been adopted. We also love to share them with you. In addition to making for a happy read, we like to let our guests know that bonding with a rescue dog can be amazing and wonderful! Charlie and his new family certainly agree.

Charlie loves to play catch and is learning the fine art of giving up his toys so there is actually something to throw so he can fetch it!

Charlie has had a big day and he is tucked in for the night, but he has granted one final picture for his fans!

Nite Nite Charlie!

Saturday, November 03, 2007


It was just an old Chevy truck, bench seat and side vents! The bostons past and present who have shared their lives with two of our volunteers have found magic in this truck.

Felix spent some of the happiest times of his life riding in that truck. As a young boston, waiting not so patiently at the door, jumping into the big bench seat, turning the large boston mouth into a grin. As a senior, Felix still waited at the door with anticipation waiting for his family to pick him up and place him in his beloved truck! He still loved t0 ride. Felix had to cross the bridge. Eventually, his family adopted Prissy, a senior lady from BTRNC.

Well guess what? Prissy shares the same love for the same truck. She has the same joy and anticipation at going for a ride. With the vents blowing in her face, and happy pants escaping her chest, it's Christmas for Prissy whenever she gets to ride.

Dogs find joy and happiness in the simplest of pleasures! Prissy found a forever family at an older age and a second chance at love. As a bonus, she got a truck! What more could she ask?

The Boastful Boston says: "Ride on Prissy, ride on!