Charlie is a 9-year-old purebred Boston Terrier weighing at 19.5 lbs. He's currently underweight and needs to gain a couple of pounds.
Charlie came to us in bad shape as an owner surrender. He had a large perineal hernia, ear infection and tested positive for Lyme disease. Even with all of that going on, Charlie didn't let on and was as happy as a clam. After coming to us, this handsome boy got surgery to repair his hernia, his ear infection is gone and he's on antibiotics for his Lyme.
He loves to eat, fetch and get back scratches. This laid-back pup gets along with dogs and cats (he will chase, but not harm). His previous owner had kids and said that Charlie is good with them.
Don't let his age fool you, Charlie has a bunch of energy and loves to play. And when he's worn out, he's a snuggler. He's treat motivated and would do well training - Charlie knows a handful of tricks and is eager to learn more! He's incredibly sweet and submissive. Charlie's great on leash and gets excited for walks. While Charlie Cakes is crate-trained and will do fine in his crate, he prefers to snore in a warm bed, under the covers. This sweet dude will do well in any home - as long as he gets lots of food, love and back scratches.
He does require a special, canned dog food because of kidney problems and his new owner must be financially able to spend up to a couple dollars a day for this dog food.
Crate trained - Yes
House trained - Yes
Dog friendly - Yes
Cat friendly - Yes, might chase them
Kid friendly - unknown but most likely
Neutered and Fully vaccinated.
Charlie is located in the Richmond, VA area and his foster momma, Zenia can be found at email@example.com
Charlie's adoption fee is $275
Please use the foster momma or dad's contact information above for questions.
The process always begins with an application which can be found at The Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee website
Note that in most cases, we do not adopt to families with small children, e.g., 'under 6,' as a precaution to the child's safety and the dog's safety. In some cases with larger Boston mixes or other dogs, we do make exceptions. Please ask the foster momma.
We prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to personally drive/fly to get the dog. The East Coast division (NC/SC/VA/MD/DC) does have special transport capabilties for their kids. Ask them.
Also, submission of an application and fee does not guarantee adoption of any specific Boston since that particular dog may have applications pending or may not be the right match for you.