Saturday, March 28, 2009


It's probably just as well that dogs don't possess the same analytical and reasoning capabilities of humans. Yes, this issue can be debated but everyone would agree that a dog's inability to hold a grudge and overwhelming ability to forgive makes them the luckier of the two species.

Behind the scenes, a volunteer gets a call, a Craigs List posting is found, a pet finder search is e-mailed to the rescue, a dog in trouble is saved and begins his journey to a new life. In most cases, the rescue doesn't know much about his past and since he can't tell us, we have to start from scratch. It's amazing what you can guess from observing a rescued foster. If he responds to words ending in the "y" sound, his name probably ended in that sound. If he spies a ball long abandoned in a dark corner and brings it to you, fetch was probably in his past. If he trembles at the sight of being lifted toward a car, rides were probably not good things. Repeated trips to the door examining all around it may indicate a doggy door somewhere in his life. The list goes on and on. A foster parent's job is unraveling the hints and codes to put as many pieces together as possible to help the dog rebuild a brighter future or in some cases, continue one they lost.

What must these babies think, suddenly in a new home or maybe their first indoor home, surrounded by cooing doting humans who they have never seen before, calling them new names? Yes, it's probably a good thing that they can't talk and that they rarely if ever abandon hope!

Since the Boastful Boston hates doing blogs without pictures, here is Max, adopted late 2008. Max has completed his journey and now resides with his new family where he gets to show off new sweaters and take road trips to visit other new family members! Max actually has helped his new younger family members with the fine art of picking up their toys. After all if it is on the ground, then it must be for Max!

Please visit our available dogs page often, you may be the one to help another rescued baby complete their journey.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

BTRNC was fortunate enough to have a new volunteer join our group a few months ago. She asked for and was given access to our group e-mail distribution, sent an e-mail introducing herself. We welcomed her and 24 hours later, she pulled her first rescue into her foster care. She e-mailed and told us she hoped it was o.k. but she couldn't stand the baby not having a name so she named her Malorie. I remember thinking that Malorie was a beautiful name. A beautiful name for a beautiful girl. In a very short time, our new member joined, pulled a rescue, fostered and loved her and had the strength to let her go to the home that was meant for her - Malorie's perfect match. She looks petty comfortable there!

Since going to her forever home, Malorie has gotten to go to boston terrier meetup to play with other bostons. Readers with bostons should check to see if there is a meetup in their area. The dogs and the humans have a wonderful time. Malorie also has a fur brother Scout, who as you can see has accepted his new sister - as long as he is still in the front of pictures!

Malorie also has human siblings now too! That's good because she had to leave one younger sibling behind at her foster home. Here she is in the car seat on her way to her new home!

Yes, BTRNC is grateful our new volunteer joined us, and Malorie is even more thankful. She was the gateway between no home and her forever home!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


A pearl is a stone formed by nature protected inside a sea shell. When the shell is opened, a beautiful and lustrous pearl emerges. When polished, the pearl becomes even more beautiful and when treated with care will shine for a long long time.

Once there was a nice young woman who shared her life with a 7 year old boston named Macy. She and Macy had room in their hearts to love another boston baby. She came browsing our Available Dogs and came upon Collette. Collette reminded her of a pearl, fragile and timid but with great beauty and potential. She and Macy adopted the fur baby they renamed Pearl and said, "Welcome Home Pearl, we have been waiting for you!"

We think it is a beautiful name with an even more beautiful sentiment. Pearl is home now with her Mom and fur sister where she will be loved and protected. Pearl's Mom knows that she has much to learn and she is excited to lead her on this journey. Macy has welcomed her with open paws. Where there were two, there are now three and we hope that this beautiful Pearl will shine on and on!