Wednesday, December 19, 2007


We look back on another year of rescues, adoptions, losses, and with thanks to all of our members, adoptive families, volunteers, sponsors, and to our fur babies who have enriched our lives all year.

As we look toward 2008, we know our work is never done, that there will be more special dogs who find happiness and love and leave their footprints forever in our hearts.

We wish you all the most wonderful of holiday seasons.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Home visits are a necessary part of our adoption process. Our volunteers are not out to do a white glove dust test or judge your taste in home decor. Like everything else we do, it is all about the dog! The rest of the application process is usually completed electronically. The home visit is the only opportunity to actually meet you in person. Often, our volunteers drive long distances to complete these visits.

The Boastful Boston herself had the opportunity to do the home visit for who was to be Beau's forever home. Already in the home was another dog who was to be Beau's new sibling. We all have a vested interest in the success of all our foster babies who are adopted. The volunteer who does the home visit often feels an extra responsibility for how everything turns out. After all, the home visit volunteer passes their recommendation on to our adoption coordinator, and she relies on our findings and impressions during the visit.

Beau and his new family waited a long time to be united. Geographic distance and holiday travel plans delayed Beau's arrival until the week after Thanksgiving. Weekly, I would inquire as to whether we had an update?

Well today, I got my wish, not in the form of an essay but in one photo, just one, but that one photo tells the story. Most of us have heard the expression, "a picture paints a thousand words". This photo definitely proves the point.

The Boastful Boston hopes you agree.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


With her big blue eyes and white face, Amelia looks like an angel. She's a very happy angel now that she has found her forever family. Maxey, Amelia's new brother is also thrilled to have a buddy with whom to share meals, love, play time and bed time.

Her new Mom writes that Amelia is a gentle soul who is still learning to warm up to strangers. Like many rescue babies, Amelia came with anxieties that have diminished with time and love. Trust is the reward of thanks offered by the rescue to the family who said, "yes, we want that one!"

Her kisses and sugar are now happily offered to her family and to some new comers as well. She likes corners so she can observe all areas of the room and her people. Be sure to save your best kisses for your family Amelia, we wouldn't want them to be jealous.

Welcome Home Amelia, Welcome Home!

The Boastful Boston