Thursday, June 30, 2011


I have heard that all my life. I'm not so sure about people particularly when we keep taking off the lids that are supposed to be for our pots, but I do believe that there is the perfect home for each and every rescue dog. Sometimes it takes longer than others for the lid and the pot to find each other. Luckily, we have wonderful foster families who keep our rescues in their loving homes until their forever family finds them.

I know that Prissy's forever home is out there looking for her. They just don't know it yet. Prissy is in a wonderful foster home with a foster Mom who has a way of bringing dogs out of their shell, learning their personalities, traits, quirks, likes dislikes and fears. She tunes into them and learns what makes them tick. She had one foster, turned forever baby who she learned loved nothing more than to ride in her lap on the riding lawn mower. Tootsie crossed the bridge but we know she watches Mom mow the grass and gets endless rides now.

Prissy is only 5 which is NOT old even in doggie years. She has had some hard times before she got to BTRNC. One reminder is an atrophied rear leg but that does not slow her down at all. Poor Prissy almost had another tragedy right after going to her foster Mom's. It turns out she is fatally allergic to bees and wasp stings and she is sensitive to benadryl. Can you imagine being a foster Mom with a brand new charge who suddenly ends up at the emergency vet both allergic to the bee sting and over reacting to a standard dose of benadryl. Thank goodness the vet diagnosed her and that Mom got her there in record time. No more bee chasing for little Priss pot.

Prissy knows commands but will first wait to see if you really mean it before she follows the command. She lies in wait for her dinner to be served, but will come get you like a bad waitress if you are not moving fast enough. She is not a big snuggler yet but loves to sit next to you and when Mom comes in the door, she jumps straight up in welcome, almost above Mom's head. She likes to cool off in a wading pool and actually likes to be dried off.

She LOVES to look out the window and imagine catching all the wild life that goes by. She gets along great with the dogs in her foster home. She would be an amazing companion for someone. It is time for Prissy to find the lid to her pot. I hope we have given you some more insight into the wonderful girl that she is.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Sounds like a cartoon doesn't it? These two little guys came into BTRNC within days of each other. The are not related and didn't know each other in past lives but somehow they sound like they belong together. That's Ralphie in the front of this picture. He didn't want to stay out of the pictures of his foster brother RussGus. When I first heard the name RussGuss, I thought how odd but say it a few times and somehow it works.

Our foster coordinator ALMOST had me fostering again with Ralphie. I travel for work so it's hard right now. I agreed to foster Ralphie before I saw his picture. I saw it for the first time on my blackberry while I was in Charlotte, NC of all places. Ralphie happened to be in Charlotte at the moment too. I was there with 4 co-workers so I couldn't leave the hotel and go kidnap him. I also took one look at that picture and knew that he would never go back out my door. Our volunteer who picked him up described him as perfect in every way. As it turns out, someone else thought Ralphie was perfect in every way and they will hopefully be united as a forever family in the very near future. Pheww, dodged that one, but I'm sure she'll get me sooner or later.

RussGuss is another little cutie who landed in temporary foster care with Ralphie. They are both little guys and they hang out well together. RussGuss has lost most vision in one eye but please don't tell him that. He is not limited or slowed down in the least and has does not miss the vision in one eye. RussGuss loves to play, run and snuggle. I always mention here how amazing dogs are when it comes to not letting their handicaps or other medical issues impact them. Animals don't worry or dwell on sickness, they take each day as a gift and make the most out of it.

RussGuss will be on our website soon. In the meantime, you are welcome to submit an application anyway through Thank you.

Monday, June 13, 2011


There is a common saying in rescue:

Don't buy when others are left to die!

I grit my teeth when my friends who are not in rescue pay upwards of $800-$2,000.00 for purebred puppies. One just bought a miniature poodle and one a designer puppy - cross between a Shi Tzu and a Miniature Poodle which by the way makes a Shipoo. Both are adorable dogs who are also blameless in the world and are products of breeders who will probably dump their parents in shelters when they get too old to breed. One website advertised that they now had older dogs for sale who "no longer fit into their breeding program." Things like this lead me to follow another famous quote: "The more I know of people, the more I choose my dogs!"

This beautiful little girl pictured below was pulled from a high kill shelter literally in the nick of time.

She had been marked to be the next one to die. By marked, I mean that a death tag had been inserted on her back. In order to get the tag off, her fur had to be shaved down to the skin.

Anyone else have cold chills? Did you know that over 4 million dogs were euthanized in the US in 2010? FOUR MILLION!

This little girl is Carolina and she got to ride in an airplane to get to her foster home. She is just one of hundreds who are pulled from death's door by rescuers across the country. She cold be any dog. She is featured in this blog of course because she is a boston and after all you have navigated to a boston terrier rescue web site.

This is another reason why rescuers do what we do. We lose sleep over the ones we cannot save but stop to celebrate those we do! We thank you for considering rescue and visiting our site. We thank you for knowing that although we do charge a fee for our dogs, the money goes right back into the rescue to pay for vet bills and basic needs. Our dogs are neutered or spade and up to date on their shots before they are adopted. We also often take on the expense of surgery to correct a problem so the dog is as healthy as possibly before joining their forever family. We thank you for remembering Carolina's scar from her death tag and going back to the home page to take one more look at our available dogs.

We cannot save them all and we may not change the world but we sure can save the world of each dog we save!