My name is Brutus Maximus!

Boston Terrier Dog for adoption in Lake Mary, Florida - Brutus Maximus
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I'm being cared for by:
Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida, Inc.

Facts about Brutus Maximus

  • Breed: Boston Terrier
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10664868

Brutus' life is a fairy tale in the process of being written. He clearly had a rough start. We wish he could talk because we are curious to know the events that led to this wonderful dog ending up in a county shelter with scars and a positive heart worm diagnosis. Despite all of this, Brutus has been a perfect gentleman in his foster home. He is quick to adapt to new situations. For example, when I picked him up from the shelter, he was very nervous and whimpered during the car ride home. But he learned to enjoy them after just a few rides. Now he's the first to hop in the car when we go somewhere! Occasionally something will happen (like a high five during a football game) that will cause him to cower and we get a glimpse into what his previous life must have been like. But his scars - emotional and physical - are healing and he is ready for happily-ever-after! Are you the one that can provide it for him?

Brutus Maximus is believed to be 3 years old and currently weighs 25 pounds.  His foster mom reports that he likes to dart out of the door when it is opened so she is working on training him to sit when the door is opened.  His adopter will need to continue to work with him on this issue.

If you are interested in adopting, please visit our website to learn about our adoption process and to fill out an application.

Because we have Boston Terriers of all ages, we have a sliding scale for adoption fees generally ranging from $200 to $600 based on the age and health of the dog. Our fees cover vetting costs, shelter fees, fuel for transport, copying and printing of contracts and paperwork, our website presence, food, boarding, behavioral training and additional medical care. While the dog you adopt may not require all of these things, many other dogs in our system do. By adopting from Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida, you are not saving just one life, you are helping to save others as well.

About Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to saving Boston Terriers who are lost, abandoned or surrendered in Florida and the Southeast United States, regardless of age, health or adoptability. Our goal is to nourish each Boston Terrier back to emotional and physical health, providing necessary medical care along with an environment that fosters trust and alleviates fear.

As a rescue organization, we rely on private foster homes spread throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee as temporary homes for the dogs we bring into the rescue. We believe this model provides the right environment to get our Bostons ready for their forever homes by receiving the necessary care and training while being part of a loving foster family.

Our foster homes allow our Bostons to play outside and learn how to socialize with humans and other pets. Based on this model, we do not have a permanent facility where prospective adopters/fosters can visit to see our rescues. Instead, our prospective adopters or fosters can view our adoptable Bostons online and fill-out an application. Once approved, our volunteers will work with each applicant to find the best match for their homes.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a dog is a serious commitment. We strongly encourage anyone thinking about adding a new member to their family to spend some time doing research to be ready for this commitment. We are also happy to work with you to figure out what kind of dog is best for you. If you want to have a dog in your home but aren’t sure you can make the 10-20 year commitment, consider participating in our foster program and other volunteer opportunities.

The application process consist of several steps:

1. Submit Adoption Application. Please answer the application questionnaire as honestly and completely as possible. There is a $20.00 non-waivable and non-refundable application fee to ensure applicants are committed to the adoption process. This fee will not count towards the adoption fee. Our rescue reserves the right to reject any application.
2. Application Review. One our volunteers will review your application and check your personal and veterinary references. If you are renting, we will also need to contact your landlord to ensure your new family member will be approved.
3. Phone Interview. A volunteer will contact you to go over your application.
4. Home Visit. We will then set up a home visit to verify your home is a safe place for a Boston. The home visit is also a time where one of our volunteers can answer any questions that you may have and discuss safety precautions with you.
5. Adoption Agreement. Once you are approved, we will send you an adoption agreement with important terms and conditions that you will need to follow.
6. Finding the Right Match. Finally, we will work with you to find the right Boston for your home.