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My name is Scotty!

Boston Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Courtland, Alabama - Scotty
Photo 1 - Boston Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Courtland, Alabama - Scotty
Photo 2 - Boston Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Courtland, Alabama - Scotty
Photo 3 - Boston Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Courtland, Alabama - Scotty

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Scotty's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Scotty's Story...
Scotty was found in north Alabama in heartbreaking condition! His ribs and backbone showed. His head showed a healing scar and other scratches all over. The skin had prominent flaking. Our volunteer picked him up and drove him straight to the vet! There he received a thorough check-up including running blood and urine tests to assess his condition. The vet techs immediately fell in love with him and were happy to give him a bath before his trip to his foster home. In a crate in the backseat of the truck on the way home from the vet, he howled with vigor. We wonder what he was trying to say. Once home, he was happy to walk along on a leash and enjoyed meeting his canine housemate- twice his size! and he seemed ok with the outside cat. He might chase a cat that runs away. Soon, he found his favorite chair and settled in for a good nap.

Due to Scotty's condition, we decided to go slow with all of his vetting - he needed to gain weight and get vitamins in before the vet felt comfortable scheduling his neuter surgery. Within 2 weeks he was beginning to fill out and be in good enough shape for surgery. He breezed through the surgery with no noticeable effects. The vet tech and staff were glad to have him overnight because he is so cheerful.

Scotty is happiest going for walks and likes the dogs that walk in the neighborhood. They guess he could be 8-10 years old. All his teeth are worn down (vets don't know why) but he eats well. His food always has a good portion of water added since he won't drink water from a bowl. If he is really hot he might drink water, otherwise the moisture comes from his food. If he plays with toys it is something soft, like a sock. But that could be because the other Boston collects all balls possible. Scotty is neither aggressive or passive with other dogs. He can stand ground if a larger dog seems bullish. He doesn't seem to growl or bark.

Since he was intact for many years, he will mark. He wears a belly band to prevent accidents. Two weeks after surgery we can tell the marking is reduced and when the yard is fenced he will be able to make progress on a real house training routine. After his morning walk and breakfast he takes a long morning nap. The hot weather bothers him so that he doesn't want to walk as far around the block. He sleeps all night in his favorite chair, but could be trained again for his crate. He doesn't chew furniture or scratch doors. He loves to cuddle and be held.

Scotty is up-to-date on his vaccines, neutered, testing heartworm negative, and is on monthly heartworm preventative.

Facts about Scotty

  • Breed: Boston Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue (ABTR)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Scotty, a Courtland Boston Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Boston Terrier for sale in Courtland, or seeking a Boston Terrier dog from a breeder in Courtland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Courtland already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Courtland breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Boston Terrier breeders who help with Boston Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Courtland paves the way for another one to be saved.