Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Lately, I have noticed that boston terriers are showing up everywhere. There is one in the Target commercial who empties all the water out of his bowl with his paws - buy paper towels. There is one a commercial for the Virginia cable carrier - he is enjoying television on the sofa with his people. There is one featured in the Pets Mart Vet Clinic poster. Yesterday, I even saw one in a a commercial for furniture. Apparently their irresistible cuteness is no longer a secret and advertising executives have learned how adorable their little faces are and how they can charm the audience into buying their product. Maybe it all started with the boston in the movie, Hotel for Dogs.

Is this good news? Not so much really. Whenever I see a spike in breed media coverage, I think of the original release of 101 Dalmations when countless viewers rushed to their local pet stores and newspaper to purchase these adorable little black and white balls of cuteness they had seen on the big screen. Well guess what - those little cuties grow into big dogs who are high energy, can have health issues, must be socialized, shed like crazy and can be prone to deafness. So... many of these dogs were dumped in shelters or pounds and the lucky ones made it into rescue.

Boston Terrier puppies are beyond adorable and when they perform for the camera, how could you not want to reach into the screen and cuddle one of your own. Bostons are high energy, people needing, indoor requiring, walk, play and socializing demanding beautiful wonderful dogs. But, whenb people do not do their research and rush out to get one, shelters and pounds and rescues are filled with boston terriers who were more than the buyer bargained for and was more workthan they were willing to undertake. Not to mention, that buying any dog means one less will be adopted and one more will die.

We are thrilled that you have come to our website and we thank you for considering rescue and we want to work with you to tell you all about this wonderful breed and if appropriate, try to make the perfect match! One more option you may consider, as all of the above happens and rescues are asked to take in more bostons, we are desperate for more foster homes. If you would like to help these fur babies but are not ready or able to adopt, please go to our home page, click on the volunteer link and read all about the foster program. If interested, please fill out an application. Not only could you be the next one to save another life, you will also meet some of the best people in the world, our BTRNC volunteers!


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