About Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue
About Our Rescue Group...
Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc. (AZBTR) is an Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of unwanted Boston Terriers, education of owners on responsible dog ownership, and education of the public on the Boston Terrier breed.
AZBTR began life as the Rescue Committee of the Valley of the Sun Boston Terrier Club, a club founded in 1974 by a group of Boston Terrier lovers and breeders. As responsible breeders they knew that, in addition to improving and protecting the breed, it was also their obligation to help individual Bostons that needed new homes.
Over the years, more and more Bostons needed help, and the Rescue Committee's operations grew to the point that it made sense to form a separate Boston Terrier rescue with the exclusive goal of helping dogs that needed new homes. Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc. was born as a free-standing non-profit corporation in 2006.
Donate to Our Rescue Group...
AZBTR is an all-volunteer, Federal 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization for Boston Terriers in most areas of Arizona. In addition to rescue, our volunteers provide medical care and/or rehabilitation for these dogs and then attempt to match them with appropriate, permanent homes. Through public education, we strive to help eliminate pet overpopulation by encouraging the spaying/neutering of pets. Our efforts are made possible by the gift of volunteerism that our members donate and by public donations.
Donations: Your financial donation is tax deductible. We will be happy to provide a donation receipt suitable for tax purposes for any donation over $25.00.
Donations are accepted via PayPal on our website.
Or, you can make donations by check made out and mailed to:
Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue
P.O. Box 15555
Scottsdale, AZ 85267-5555
In addition to cash, our rescue gratefully accepts items we can use for our rescued Bostons, including crates, bedding, collars, harnesses and leashes, food and water bowls, grooming supplies, toys, and food and treats. We have a particular need for crates. We send crates out as "loaners" when people foster or adopt dogs, and this year we've had so many dogs we are out of crates to loan with our rescued Bostons!
Thank you for considering a donation to the Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue is now holding adoption events at Pet Planet Boardwalk in Chandler on the first Saturday of each month and the Pet Planet Village Plaza the third Saturday of each month! These adoption events are from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please come and meet some of the Boston Terriers that are available for adoption. If you are planning on coming to meet a specific BT please let us know!
Our Boston Terriers are not available for immediate adoption since we require a home visit prior to adoption, however if you would like to meet the dogs available please come by and you can submit your applications on site. If you have already submitted an application or are approved to adopt, please come on down and meet our adoptable Boston Terriers….you never know which one (or two) will capture your heart.
Pet Planet Boardwalk
1949 W Ray Road, Suite 14
Pet Planet Village Plaza
12605 North Tatum Blvd
Our Adoption Process...
Everyone wishing to adopt through our rescue must complete an application, downloadable from our web site. The application requests information about your situation, what sort of dog you wish to adopt, including age and behavior. We welcome applications from potential adopters who are able to love a dog with special physical or behavioral needs. No one is asked to adopt a dog with issues they cannot handle.
While we usually experience a steady flow of incoming Boston Terriers needing to be rehomed, we also have a steady flow of people and families seeking to adopt a Boston Terrier through AZBTR. We file applications, more or less, in order of receipt. As we anticipate new dogs coming into our rescue, we attempt to fulfill those applications. This is not always the case, however. Our goal is to match our dogs to the best suited homes based on the individual dog's needs.
If aquiring a dog is a time sensitive issue for you or your family, rescue may not be for you. If you are willing to wait for the right rescue to come to you, you are an ideal candidate for AZBTR. It could be days, weeks, or months before we find a Boston Terrier that we feel is a good match for you. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.
We carefully screen potential adoptive families, including interviewing adopters, checking references, and visiting homes. We prefer that adoptive homes have fenced yards because we do not place dogs in situations where they will be chained out or allowed to run loose. During the home visit we look for potential hazards for the Boston that the adopter may not have considered.
During the interview phase, we are very interested to know about other pets potential adopters have or have had. Have they ever lost a pet or had one euthanized? Why? Do they have a history of lifetime commitment to their pets? How long will the dog be left alone each day and in what circumstances? Their answers to these questions help us understand if they have a history of longterm commitment to their pets and they think carefully of the pets' well being.
We want adopters to be happy with their adopted Boston, too, so we learn as much as we can about the dog's history and temperament: is he/she good with children, other dogs, cats? Everyone needs to be happy as a result of the adoption process.
We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right Boston with the right adoptive home, because we want this to be the dog's permanent home.