My name is Darwin!

Boston Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Sanger, Texas - Darwin
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Facts about Darwin

  • Breed: Boston Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10228524
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

~~Meet Darwin!

Darwin, aka Darwin G. Knickerbocker, is a 5-6 year old Boston Terrier mix.  We’re not sure what he is mixed with, but he has floppy ears, a full tail, and he’s got a good bit of gold in his coat that makes him appear brindle in the sunlight.  He exhibits herding and pointing behaviors so there’s a good chance he’s mixed with a herding dog (like a Border Collie or Aussie), and probably a hunting-type dog (like a Lab).  There’s really no telling what his heritage is without a genetic test, but we do know that he’s a fun-loving, relatively active dog who loves to go for long walks, an occasional jog, and he loves to chew on cow hooves. 

Darwin’s History…

Darwin’s right eye was ruptured when we found him in a shelter.  Judging from the scrapes and other wounds on his face and body, it appeared he had been in a tussle with another animal.  We pulled him from the shelter, had him neutered and his ruptured eye removed ASAP, and he went to a foster home to recuperate.  It wasn’t long before we realized that Darwin was quite protective of his right side – and his right rear leg, in particular.  That’s not surprising since he had just lost sight on that side, and we imagine his right knee was also injured somewhere along the way.

Fast forward almost a year…

Darwin was adopted, but he was returned last summer because he ended up fighting with the resident dog.  Due to the nature of the fights, we opted to enroll Darwin in an immersive board and train program with a certified dog trainer where he earned high marks during the eight week program.  The trainer identified a couple triggers for Darwin and worked diligently to begin desensitizing him.  Darwin has been in his current foster home (DFW area, TX) since late last summer and his foster mom continues to work on desensitizing him to his triggers, while socializing him with other dogs.  He has even been “interviewed” and approved to join a doggie play group at a local doggie daycare facility.  He visits his friends and favorite camp counselors a few times a month to reinforce his socialization and burn some energy in the play yards. 

Darwin is a smart boy who loves to play.  He can be a little rambunctious and he’s larger than a normal Boston Terrier so a dog-savvy, active home with older children (10+) would be ideal.  Resident dog(s) should be relatively easy-going to ensure a good match. 

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About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small, dedicated group of Boston Terrier-loving volunteers based in North Texas. While we are currently awaiting our 501(c)3 status, we're busy rescuing, training, transporting, vetting, coordinating and fundraising. All for the love of our chosen breed, the Boston Terrier.

All Bostons that come into ABTR are fully vetted, heartworm checked, spayed/neutered and lived with to ensure a good fit into a new home. We never turn away a Boston in need.

ALL Bostons deserve a loving home. We accept all Bostons, regardless of age or health.
(We will not accept dogs that exhibit human aggression or are excessively dog aggressive.)

Please note that the adoption process begins with an adoption application. Incomplete apps will not be considered.

We are not a shelter and do not have visiting hours. All our Bostons are fostered in loving private homes.

All adoptions require an adoption fee.

Payment options include cash, money order, cashiers check or paypal.

ABTR is a non-profit rescue organization. All fees and donations are applied to Boston Terriers in need.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not do adoption events. We feel that exposes the dogs to too much stress. Our adopters meet our dogs after they have completed the adoption application and are approved to adopt. This saves us much time and effort that can be spent on caring for the dogs. Plus that way they meet the dogs that are CURRENTLY available for adoption and are not disappointed because a dog they were interested in has been adopted to someone else who was approved before they were.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption application must be completed.

We check vet and personal references.

A home visit is conducted.

Then Wanda calls and speaks to you about all the dogs CURRENTLY available that are a suitable match for your family. A decision is made about who is most suitable. Then you sign the adoption agreement, pay the adoption fees, and adopt the dog.

We do transport out of state at the adopter's expense in addition to the adoption fee. Airfare is $250 plus crate and health certificate $100plus adoption fee.

Adoption fees vary depending upon costs of vetting and age of dog. Puppies under 6 months are $450 as they are the most desired of all the dogs and they help pay the vet bills on the older dogs.

We do have a senior for senior program for persons over 65 wanting to adopt a dog over 8.