My name is Poppy!

Boston Terrier Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Poppy
Photo 1 - Boston Terrier Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Poppy
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Wonder Dog Rescue

Facts about Poppy

  • Breed: Boston Terrier
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Poppy is a 5.5 year old female Boston Terrier. Poppy has plenty of Boston enthusiasm and will dance and hop when you come home but she is not interested in playing with other dogs or kids. She is happy to take a long walk (she is still learning to walk on a leash and making great progress), chew on a bully stick and snuggle up to her human for a netflix binge. Because Poppy dislikes being handled and held and can be frightened by loud noises or unpredictable movement we suggest she be placed in a quiet adult only household or a home with older dog savvy children.

Poppy is indifferent about her foster siblings and could be placed in a home with a dog or without but potential adopters should not be in search of a playmate for their other animals. Poppy has not barked once despite her noisy foster siblings. She does well in her crate, but obviously has had some bad experiences with being crated and will sometimes whimper or yell upon being let out of her crate. We are trying to change this association but she should not be placed in a home where she will spend hours in a crate each day.

She is also nearly completely potty trained. She is not alerting us when she needs to go, but will hold it until she is let out with the other dogs. Poppy is very happy to be in loving home and wants to always be on the humans now. Someone who could continue to set gentle, firm boundaries as she learns how to be a companion would be best for her.

Come meet Poppy – she is looking for her forever home!

Submit an application if interested:

About Wonder Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Wonder Dog Rescue has a long history of rescuing dogs in need! Our founder, Linda Beenau, was introduced to rescue in 1992. She assisted Nancy Ford, a long-time Boston and Pug rescuer. Over time she formed Bay Area Boston Terrier Rescue. As time went on, the group grew, and began helping dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds. Wonder Dog Rescue is the synthesis of this progression.

We are a dedicated volunteer group, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and rescuing dogs from all over Northern and Central California. Wonder Dog Rescue has saved blind and deaf dogs, puppies as young as two weeks and seniors as old as 15! We offer hospice to special needs and elderly dogs, caring for them until the end of their lives. Each animal has so much to offer… and we learn so much by opening our hearts to these deserving companions.

When a dog comes into rescue he or she is evaluated carefully. All dogs receive vaccinations and are spayed or neutered, and some dogs receive additional medical care or behavior modification. We work with each dog, giving them the love and structure they need to move onward. Dogs stay in foster homes until they are matched with their ideal family. We want these adoptions to be life long, and take this very seriously!

Volunteers help in the transporting of dogs from shelters, socializing & walking, bathing, fostering and assisting at mobiles. Email us if you have even two hours a week and want to make a real difference in these animals' lives.... you won't be sorry!

Come Meet Our Pets...

You are invited to come to our Mobile Adoptions every Saturday! Locations may vary, please see our website for location and time.

Thank you!

Our Adoption Process...

We adopt dogs to homes in Northern California. Very few exceptions are made, and we never ship dogs. We receive many wonderful applications from people in the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Southern California. The issue with long-distance placements is this: We have no reliable way of getting the dog back to us if the adoption falls through. For this reason we must deny these applicants.

Adopters will sign a contract stating that the dog is to be returned to rescue if they are unable to keep the animal. We will take a dog back at ANY time. It is our deep commitment to these animals that they not be returned to shelters. We will also provide you lifelong assistance.... Please contact us at any time with questions about health, nutrition and behavior. We'd rather meet up with you and do some needed training than to have you surrender the dog. Adoptions are a life-long commitment. We are here to help you fulfill the promise to your new dog.

Dog Adoption Fees

Questions about adoption fees are often the first we hear when speaking with potential adopters. We'd love to take a moment to break it down for you! Adoption fees can vary, depending on medical issues, age, breed and medical condition of the dog. Special exceptions are made for senior dogs and for families with special circumstances. Donations above the "fee" amount are considered tax-deductible by law.

Adoption fees for DOGS are a sliding scale, generally between $250 and $350. We will always try to lower the fee if you have special needs. PUPPIES and certain dogs may have higher adoption fees..... this is merely due to the costs associated with doing rescue.