My name is Happy Gilmore KY!

Boston Terrier Dog for adoption in Various Cities in the entire Southeast, Tennessee - Happy Gilmore KY
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I'm being cared for by:
Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Facts about Happy Gilmore KY

  • Breed: Boston Terrier
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9783871

Happy Gilmore is a purebred Boston Terrier. He is about 10 years old that weighs around 25 pounds.

Happy has the sweetest personality. He is a kisser whenever you are within reaching distance of his tongue. I really can’t say enough good things about him. He is an absolute sweetheart. Whoever adopts him will get a great dog. Happy has some separation issues. He doesn’t like to be by himself, wherever I am, he is, too.

He gets anxious when he is in a new situation. Once he gets accustomed to his new situation, he settles down. While adjusting to the change, he cries, which is a high pitched bark. We feel that part of the reason for this is that he has vision issues. The vet believes he has his vision but not complete vision. I believe he has vision but to what degree not sure. I do know he can not see black. He can not see the black crate and will run into it. I have a black front door and he has run into it multiple times.

Happy has been to a doggy eye specialist. He is officially diagnosed with Corneal Endothelial Degeneration Dystophy (edema) in both eyes. He has a salve that will keep it from getting worse. The salve is applied to both eyes twice a day. He doesn’t mind it too much since he gets a treat afterwards. The salve is to help reduce the surface edema. 

He has played with both of my Bostons and grand dog. He has gotten along with them. He does not snore.

He likes to chew on bones, hard toy, and stuffed animals.

He does really good on a leash and likes riding in the car.


Happy eats Rachel Ray Nutrish right now. Along with Rachel Ray wet food or occasional Mighty Dog. He likes Milk Bone mini bones. He likes most everything, he isn’t a picky eater by any means.


He is house broken. He hasn’t had any accidents.

Happy has had a full vetting. His shots are up to date. He was neutered and micro-chipped. He was heartworm tested as well.

He does not care for the crate. It makes him upset and he cries. He sleeps in his bed next to our bed. If I get up at any time, he gets up, too. Otherwise he doesn’t move from his bed.

He has not been exposed to cats with me.

He was very acceptable of my three grandchildren under the age of 6. Even jumped on the couch to sit with the 6 year old.


The adoption fee is $225.00.

If you want to talk about me, please contact my foster family at the

Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee, Kentucky Region

Email me at: and a foster momma or daddy will get back with you as soon as possible.

Keep in mind this is the general mailbox for the entire KY Region.

Please use the foster momma or dad's contact information above for questions.

The process always begins with an application which can be found at The Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee website

Note that in most cases, we do not adopt to families with small children, e.g., 'under 6,' as a precaution to the child's safety and the dog's safety. In some cases with larger Boston mixes or other dogs, we do make exceptions. Please ask the foster momma.

We prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to personally drive/fly to get the dog.  The East Coast division (NC/SC/VA/MD/DC) does have special transport capabilties for their kids.   Ask them.

Also, submission of an application and fee does not guarantee adoption of any specific Boston since that particular dog may have applications pending or may not be the right match for you.

About Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

About Our Rescue Group...

All breeds have their own particular needs and rescued pets often have special requirements as well, very often in want of medical care, often lacking nourishment and kindness, and often expensive to rehabilitate.

Because we have had Boston Terriers of our own for many years, we are familiar with their habits, peculiarities and their special needs.

We operate across the southeast under the auspices of the Boston Terrier Rescue Network. We share information and resources in all of the USA with affiliated Boston Rescues.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption fees generally range from $400 for pups and up, to usually four years, $275 for adults, usually $200 when we have a mixed breed Boston.

The fee is generally based on the dog's age and provides for neutering or spaying when required, all required shots, heartworm testing (we endorse "slow kill", a monthly prevention program for heartworms, treatment for other parasites, any other vet visits or urgent medical attention required, and supplies to foster homes. It is our expectation & requirement that these same preventative routine medications be continued as well as any required vet visits after the pet is adopted.

If for some reason a match isn't made the first time around and you are approved, we will keep your application on file for the next opportunity to arise. Our primary goal is to place a dog in the most suitable environment, based on the animal's individual needs and its temperament. The commitment is lifelong and the Boston's interests are always foremost.