My name is Bruiser (Courtesy Listing)!

Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Encinitas, California - Bruiser (Courtesy Listing)
Photo 1 - Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Encinitas, California - Bruiser (Courtesy Listing)
Photo 2 - Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Encinitas, California - Bruiser (Courtesy Listing)
Photo 3 - Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Encinitas, California - Bruiser (Courtesy Listing)
Photo 4 - Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Encinitas, California - Bruiser (Courtesy Listing)
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Facts about Bruiser (Courtesy Listing)

  • Breed: Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Boston Rat Terrier; Female; 11 years; 17 pounds
Bruiser is a Boston Terrier mixed with a Rat Terrier–sometimes called a “Boston Rat Terrier” or affectionately, a “Brat”.
Bruiser is a friendly little girl looking for a new home where she can get the love and attention she craves. Here is a little bit about Bruiser in her own words:
“My likes: I love people. I love to snuggle with you, or on the couch, or even in bed if you let me. If I get cold, I will go under the covers or a blanket. I give good hugs and kisses. I will greet you every time you come home. I love to play with real tennis balls. I have around 15. If you give me a fake one, I will know. 😉 I love walks and to run free. I am not that good off leash because I love to scavenge through bushes looking to chase lizards, birds, and rabbits. Sometimes I will even eat a flower. I do love green veggies, and of course I will eat your table scraps or lick your plates. I am house trained and can use a doggy door. I have an awesome personality and I am easy going.”
“My Dislikes: I am not much of a dog lover. I will tolerate them once I get warmed up but that might take me awhile. I am pretty independent from other dogs. I grew up with boxers and ruled the house. I am not fond of fireworks but who is”?
“So…what do you think? Can I come live with you”?
*Bruiser is a Courtesy Listing and is not at our shelter. For more information, please contact Janna at
*PLEASE NOTE: This animal is listed as a courtesy for another organization or private party. This dog has not been evaluated medically or behaviorally by Rancho Coastal Humane Society and is not in our care. Please be sure to contact the foster/caretaker listed in the post for more information. Courtesy Listings are private adoptions and not processed through Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

About Rancho Coastal Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) was formed in 1961 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was
and continues to be to promote the human/animal bond, find permanent homes for unwanted animals, and to educate the public about pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership.

In the nearly 40 years since our inception, RCHS has grown from a small facility run by volunteers to a professionally managed humane society that provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs and an animal safehouse for the survivors of domestic violence.

The newest program at RCHS is the Second Chance Program. RCHS will take dogs, cats and rabbits from the three county shelters (and other municipal shelters) who are unable to hold their animals very long as they must constantly make room for the seemingly never ending influx of unwanted animals. Since we are able to keep our adoptable animals longer (because RCHS is a limited admission shelter), these dogs and cats are given a "second chance" for adoption.

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3, charitable
organization. We are not tax supported, nor are we funded by any government agency.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Take I-5 to Encinitas Blvd. go east and turn right on Westlake. At the stop sign turn right on Requeza proceed through the next stop sign and just beyond that turn left into the driveway marked by a Rancho Coastal Humane Society sign.

Our Adoption Process...

One of RCHS' main goals is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. RCHS' adoption process is tailored to find the best match between pets and people.


Before you can see (that is, pet, cuddle, walk, and get to know) any animal you've seen in our kennels, we'll ask you to complete some paperwork. This paperwork must be completed first in order to minimize stress for you and the animals. Our process includes asking questions in order to make the best match between animal and owner. We like to gain a better understanding about your expectations, past experiences, and current animals at home.

Once all the paperwork has been satisfactorily completed, you may handle and visit the animal you're interested in. You'll have a counseling session with a knowledgeable member of our staff who will fill you in on the history and needs of that animal, and his feeding and exercise requirements. You can ask your counselor any questions about spaying or neutering, housetraining, obedience training, scratching (in cats), veterinary care, how to deal with fleas and ticks, and anything else you can think of.

You will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. We will provide you with a list of all items and medical treatments that are included in your adoption fee.