Because of YOUR donatioons . . .
BTRWW has helped rescue these Bostons in 2021

We are dedicated to helping unwanted, neglected, and abandoned Boston Terriers with medical care expenses beyond routine care.




Frankie von Worme - October 2021 - 3 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida

Frankie came into rescue with a grade 5 bilateral patella luxation. Without surgical correction, Frankie could lose the ability to walk. His foster home was already instructed to not allow him to be as active as he would be normally, as to not prematurely cause any permanent damage. The veterinarian recommended stifle surgery-bilateral to correct his problem. This surgery will require two surgeries, one for each rear leg. He will have one surgery, heal, and then undergo surgery on the other side.




Brutus Franz - October 2021 - 15 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida

Brutus Franz came into rescue as a surrender who needed an eye removal and has a large mass on his back end that was leaking fluid and needed to be removed. BTRWW is sending best wishes for his quick recovery. .




Mags Flannagan - October 2021 - 6 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Mag's was turned into rescue after wandering in the woods for days. She had to have an eye removal and had infected teeth. She suffers from some GI issues, so blood work and ultrasounds were done to help diagnose her illness. She has been put on a special diet which seems to be helping. Her new adopter says that Mags is doing well. .




Violet Wright - October 2021 - 11 month old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida

Violet came into rescue as a young 11 month old little girl with an ectopic ureter which caused her to constantly dribble urine. She needed surgery to repair it. .




Buster Baxter - September 2021 - 7 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Buster Baxter came into rescue bleeding from his penis. The rescue is having all the necessary x-rays, aspirate the prostate, and ultrasound to determine the cause of his issues. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington hopes that the tests reveal something so they can pinpoint the cause. It was also determined that Buster Baxter has prostate cancer and has become a permanent foster for KYBTRET in hospice care.

It is truly a blessing that these sweet ones have an opportunity to live their life to the fullest even in hospice care with a rescue. This to, is why your donations matter so much. Please consider reaching out to the rescue if you would further like to help in supporting Buster Baxter's care, or any other they may have as a hospice baby.




Harry Greenwood - September 2021 - 5 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Harry Greenwood came into rescue with a history of biting humans. During the veterinary check it was determined that he had worn teeth, some to the gum line. 4-8 teeth needed to be extracted. The work was done, Harry Greenwood feels much better. He has also had some additional training work and is now doing very well in his new home with no biting.




Banjo Jack - September 2021 - 7 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Banjo Jack came back into rescue very ill with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. He had to be seen at an ER clinic and it was determined that he most likely had a protein losing enteropathy, which is very serious. He is undergoing further testing including biopsies and the rescue hopes they can get his disease manageable.




Bowser - August 2021 - 7 year old male from Mid-America Boston Terrier Rescue

Bowser came into rescue with an unexplained 25% weight loss and on medication for allergies. He was put on prescription hydrolyzed protein food and returned to a healthy weight. Rescue attempted to address Bowser's severe allergies with Cytopoint; however, he continued to have issues resulting in 2 emergency room visits with severe hives. A dermatology specialist consultation was recommended by the E-vet. Following environmental allergy skin testing made possible by this group, Bowser is currently going through treatment with customized allergy shots to get him to the point where he can be ready for adoption.




Dot - August 2021 - 5 year old female from Mid-America Boston Terrier Rescue

Dot came into rescue along with 4 other sweet girls. Dot arrived with fleas and she had a constant discharge fromf her vulva. At her exam the vet determined that she had a ruptured Pyometra (infected uterus). Unfortunately the rescues vet did not have time to perform an emergency spay so they were sent to the emergency room where she was spayed over the weekend. She is recovering well and ready for her new home.




Fergus McGregor - August 2021 - 3 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Fergus was taken into Boston Terrier Rescue of East TN from a shelter in Jeffersonville, IN, because no other rescue would take him and he was in danger of being euthanized due to a biting history. He arrived at Hook's K9 Training in Middlesex, NC at the age of 3-4 years.

Fergus underwent the 3-week Boot Camp for dogs who have bitten humans. Nancy Hook, a certified dog trainer for 40 years (Hooksk9training.com), has done wonders with several dogs we have sent to her when no one else would take them. A number have been adopted to loving homes after a training session with Nancy for the adopters.

However, Fergus has not been placed for adoption at this point. Nancy cannot currently recommend Fergus be placed for adoption. She will keep Fergus until an adoptive home is found. We have seen so many dogs rehabilitated by Nancy Hook and they enjoy happy outcomes.




Kimber Rose - July 2021 - 7 month old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Kimber Rose came into rescue with Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee as a 7 month old who had a fractured femur. She has had the surgery to repair it and is doing wonderfully. She will have no more pain, arthritis or other complications later in life from an untreated fracture.




Cindy, Safari, Darby, Molly, Buzzy Bee, Reese, Ruthis and Abigail - June 2021 - 8 Bostons from Mid-America Boston Terrier Rescue

As a part of a commercial breeder release, Cindy, Safari, Darbi, Molly, Bizzy Bee, Reese, Ruthie and Abigail were released to the care of Mid-America Boston Terrier Rescue. Of 15, these 8 precious souls needed some assistance with their medical care. The care consisted of ear infections to teeth extractions and more. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington was glad that they could provide some funding to help with their care. Sometimes, their medical issues may not seem like a lot to most, but to a rescue they really add up. And especially in the case of receiving multiple dogs at once.

If you wish to provide some additional help for their dogs, please reach out to MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue.




Sophia Petrillo - June 2021 - 12 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

12 year old Sophia Petrillo came into rescue with both eyes protruding (suspected glaucoma) and a kiwi sized mass on her right thigh plus a smaller mass. The eyes were not Glaucoma. The larger mass was a mast cell (cancerous) tumor. The smaller mass was a skin tag. Sophia has had her issues taken care of and is doing wonderful.




Sophie Jean - May 2021 - 18 week old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida

Little Sophie Jean was surrendered to the rescue after she suffered from a fracture to her right elbow. Sophie Jean needed surgery to repair this fracture. Originally they thought a pin and screw would suffice but it ended up being 3 pins and 1 screw. Sophie Jean is healing nicely. She tries to be very active, but of course she is still being kennel rested. She loves to sunbath, even with a giant cast on her leg. She has a follow up x-ray on June 10th. She will need some rehabilitation to help her recover.




Cooper - April 2021 - 2 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Cooper Cuddles is a young 2 year old. He suffered from an eyelid tumor. It was determined that surgery was the best option to remove it. Cooper Cuddles had his surgery and has now been adopted and is in his forever home.




Cleo - April 2021 - 3 year old female from Mid-America Boston Terrier Rescue

Cleo was surrendered to the rescue as a young spry 3 year old. Unfortunately, it was not disclosed that she favored her back leg to the point that she would not use it multiple times a day due to the hip popping out of place causing pain. This ended up being hip dysplasia. Cleo had surgery to repair this and allow her to use her leg 100% of the time pain free.




Stewart Preston - March 2021 - 12 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Stuart Preston came into rescue as a 12 year old from a shelter. Stuart Preston had a plugged salivary gland that was draining under his chin and it was the size of a baseball. Of course, as a rescue this is taken care of. It was later determined that poor Stuart Preston was having fecal incontinence issues probably due to spinal issues and will be a "permanent foster". He is definitely much more comfortable since the big ball was taken care of on his neck.

Rescues strive to give every dog a new loving fur ever home but, there are some that remain in rescue as "forever fosters" and get the love and care they need. Your support also supports these dogs with lifelong care and is much needed by rescues. Stepping up and being a forever foster is an admiral thing.

Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington is happy that they can provide some help to Stuart Preston, please consider any additional donations to Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee to help with Stuart Preston's care.




Willow Beatrix - March 2021 - 8 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Willow Beatrix came into rescue with an elongated soft palate. This was causing her breathing and stamina to be affected. Having this treated gives her a better breathing ability and more stamina with exercise and recovery.

Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington wishes Willow Beatrix a quick recovering and a new loving fur ever home.


Pixie Peaches - February 2021 - 16 month old female from Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas

Pixie Peaches came into rescue as a scared little girl that had an eye protruding and blind and the other eye protruding slightly but had some vision. Her poor sightless eye needed to be removed and the eye with some vision need some care to help her keep her eye and what vision was left. Pixie Peaches was a young girl and any life saving procedures are a blessing to her.

Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington happy to assist is some of her medical expenses, we wish her the very best, quick recovering and off to her fur ever home




Prissy - January 2021 - 7 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas

Sweet Prissy came into rescue with Cushing's and severe Alopecia. She was in need of an ultrasound. This sweet girl is getting the care she needs. We at BTRWW with Prissy some relief and a soon fur ever home.




Eva - January 2021 - 10 year old female from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue

Eva was being offered for free off Craigslist, along with her brother. Immediately a coordinator for Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue went to pick up Eva and her brother. Once in care, they realized she had multiple growths throughout her body, broken and rotten teeth and an enormous tumor on her chest that made it difficult for her to breathe.

Eva was taken to the vet and immediately they operated on the large tumor, removed three teeth, gave her dental and removed the other growths on her body. She came through the operation well and is recovering now. Samples are being sent out to be analyzed, but she will be able to breathe and move easier now.

Eva is DOING AMAZING!!

She went in for her post-op and the incision site looks good, her appetite is strong, and if you talk to her foster mom... Eva has so much energy you would think she never had surgery! With that enormous tumor gone, she is really showing what a fun, energetic, happy girl she is! Her staples will come out soon. Once she is fully healed, we will find her the perfect fur-ever home.




Roxy Lee - January 2021 - 9 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee

Roxy Lee came into rescue from a NC shelter as an owner-surrender. The shelter informed the rescue that she was 9 years old and has a history of infrequent seizures. She appeared to have a significant "dent" on the left side of her head over her eye.

She was immediately seen by a veterinarian who felt the "dent" was due to an old injury (kicked in the head as a pup?) and she had nerve damage and muscle wasting on the left side of her head. A week later, she had a corneal ulcer in the left eye and was treated for it. She also had several suspicious lumps that needed removal and she had more than a few infected and painful teeth with at least one abscessed. By the weekend of that same week, her eye was bleeding and was rupturing.

Since a ruptured eye is a very painful urgent situation, Roxy was taken to the ER Hospital on a Saturday. They gave her hydromorphone and tried to keep her comfortable. The rescue attempted to have two animal hospitals perform the enucleation but they were unable to due to staffing shortage. Roxy Lee's regular vet was contacted on Monday and they were able to work her in for the procedure. Her teeth would have to wait till a later date due to the length of anesthesia time.

Histopathology revealed that one of the lumps was a mast cell tumor. It has been removed, but there were some cancer cells still at the edges of the excision. They removed as much as they could to get a good closure that would heal. Luckily, it was considered low-grade.

Two days after surgery, Roxy had two seizures, but none since. Since then, she has been seizure-free, but has a funny gait. She is continuing to be observed and it is expected she had some long-standing neurological issues. She may be what rescue considers an adoptable special-needs baby, but could also remain a fur ever foster in rescue care. She is comfortable and has loving foster parents. Either way, rescue was there when she needed someone the most, and Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington was happy to be able to help with her long journey to comfort.




Penny Ann - January 2021 - 10 year old female from Boston Terrier and Short Nose Rescue of Oklahoma

Poor Penny Ann came into rescue with a very painful melting ulcer that was left untreated. There was no vision left in the eye. This sweet girl also had a broken jaw which had been left untreated for quite some time. Her poor feet were splayed, more than likely from being kept in a cage most of her life. Her teeth also atrocious and needed severe cleaning.

Boston Terrier and Short Nose Rescue of Oklahoma is seeing that Penny Ann gets the care that she needs and addresses all her medical needs to the extent possible. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington wishes Penny Ann a speedy recovery and a fur ever home where she can be cared for and loved.




Tumi - January 2021 - 18 month old male from Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue

Tumi is an 18 month old Boston Terrier who came into rescue after his family received inconclusive CT results for a congenital or trauma injury to his mouth. Tumi's tongue is attached to a tonsil, the side of his mouth, and underneath his tongue to the point where he cannot use it to eat or drink. Tumi's treatment plan involves a specialty surgeon to free up Tumi's tongue. He will have to have a stomach tube for 2-4 weeks. Surgery hospitalization from 1-2 days and recovery time 2-4 weeks. This procedure will help Tumi to be able to eat and drink normally.

Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington wishes all the very best for Tumi, a speedy recovery and a new fur ever home when he is healed.

UPDATE: It is with great sadness that we report that Tumi's condition worsened before he could get his surgery and he was euthanised to ease his suffering.



Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington solely assists other 501C3 rescues and organizations that take in a dog needing medical care. The events that we hold in our fundraising group help these Bostons in need.

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