Because of YOUR donatioons . . .
BTRWW has helped these rescued Bostons in 2022
Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington (BTRWW) provides grants to 501c3 rescues and organizations that take in and care for Boston Terriers with special needs beyond routine care.
Mario Rio - December 2022 - 12 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennesee
Mario Rio is a deaf and Blind senior. He was attacked by another dog in his foster home. He was immediately removed from the home. He had massive soft tissue trauma to his front legs, ears, and other areas. He required surgery, drainage tubes, stiches, and antibiotics.
Mario Rio will make a full recovery and will remain a permanent foster with BTRETN living his life to the fullest.
Kahlua - December 2022 - 4 year old female from Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue
Kahlua, only 13 pounds, was surrendered to Mikey’s Chance after being in active labor after two days of pushing and no progress. She was rushed into the ER for a C-section. She had four live births and one that passed. Kahlua has had multiple setbacks. Since then, she has had three additional surgeries. The latest was for peritonitis. Kalua has a new light in her eyes and a huge will to fight to live.
Kahlua survived her long battle and was adopted by her loving vet tech. She now lives in Kennewick, Washington.
Willa - December 2022 - 4 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Willa came to MidAmerica BTR as a breeder release. She was diagnosed with proteinuria which requires a special diet and medication. Due to her monthly expenses, she was placed in our palliative care program and resides in CO. Unfortunately, due to her extreme snoring and snorting her nostrils were also opened and her elongated pallet was repaired. She is doing great now and sleeping much better. So are the humans in the house.
Nate - December 2022 - 5 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Nate came to MidAmerica BTR from an Amish breeder. He needed everything including a dental with 8 extractions.
Nate recovered quickly and found his forever home in Minnesota.
Suzy - December 2022 - 7 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Sweet Suzy, at 7 years old, was a breeder release to MidAmerica BTR. She tested positive for heartworms. She had two rounds of treatment and came through nicely. Suzy found her forever home with a previous adopter on the IA and IL border.
Jeremiah - November 2022 - 6 month old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Sweet little Jeremiah is only 6 months old. He came into Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue from the Arizona Humane Society as a medical intake with a complex prolapsed colon. He needed a temporary purse string suture replaced with a colopexy. His procedure was completed by a specialist surgeon along with a necessary tail amputation and neuter. Subsequently, after the purse string was removed his colon prolapsed again. At this time Jeremiah is back at the specialist center to see what went wrong.
In the consultation with his surgeon, we were told that Jeremiah’s complications fall in the 3% colopexy failure. He was left with Dr. Soderstrom for evaluation. Dr. Soderstrom said that his time and the hospital will be pro Bono this time around and Jeremiah will continue in foster care.
UPDATE - Not long after the second surgery, the colopexy was redone again and everything has remained in place. Jeremiah has been through a lot and so has his foster family. He will be adopted by his fosters in February! Yay, for you Jeremiah!!
Penny - November 2022 - 8 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Penny came to MidAmerican BTR when her owner became ill. She arrived with a grade 3 heart murmur and needing a dental with 7 extractions. She was also put on heart medication. Penny is doing well. She shows no signs of heart distress. We were lucky to find a family that was open to an adult Boston with heart disease.
Penny was adopted to a family in Missouri. Relaxing and enjoying her new home as an only pet for her new family. Another happy ending!
Hank - November 2022 - 4 month old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Hank was a breeder release when he was not gaining weight like the other puppies. When he arrived, he was very thin. It was discovered that Hank could not breath out of his nose at all! And when he was eating, he was not breathing. He walked around with his mouth open all the time. So, at 19 weeks Hank had surgery to have his nostrils opened so he could breathe through his nose. Hank is now breathing with his mouth closed and through his nose.
UPDATE - Hank found his forever home with a family in Colorado. He is loving life and playing hard with his four legged buddy now that he can breathe with no struggle.
Sammy - November 2022 - 17 week old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Sammy had fallen down some stairs and fractured his elbow. The options were to amputate the leg or repair the elbow. The family couldn’t afford his treatment, so they turned him over to MidAmerica BTR. He had surgery to pin his elbow together. Sammy got to keep his leg and is recovering nicely.
UPDATE - Sammy was adopted to a family in Missouri. He is still recovering from his broken elbow. Loving life in his home that has a buddy for him to play with.
Mouchi - November 2022 - 2.5 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Mouchi was a breeder release. A few days after her spay she began to vomit. By the end of the day, she ended up at urgent care. The rescue was told that she had a bowel obstruction and went into surgery right away. They found a piece of fabric that had been in there for a while. Mouchi came out of surgery fine and went back to her foster home the next day.
Mouchi had a slow start to her recovery but three days post-surgery she is eating pooping and no more vomiting. Yay Muuchi!!
UPDATE - Mouchi was adopted to a family in Nebraska. She is enjoying her new home as her new companions (two dogs and a cat) are helping her work on confidence around her new humans
Banjo - November 2022 - 7 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Banjo arrived as a breeder release. He needed everything updated and needed a dental cleaning. He had his dental with three extractions.
Banjo was adopted to a family in Missouri. He is loving life in his home that has a buddy for him to play with. He loves getting all the pets and snuggles!
Faith - November 2022 - 4 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Faith is 4 YO breeder release. She arrived with several health issues including 2 luxating patellas, one of which was repaired on Oct. 28th. She was spayed and had her dental on Nov. 7th. She will have her second knee repaired in Dec. After her first v knee was repaired, she zoomed around the backyard with no pain and full freedom.
Faith was adopted to a family in Colorado. She recovered nicely from her second knee surgery and is learning how to walk on a leash. She likes cuddling on the couch & joining under covers at bedtime as well...sometimes a snore slips out. No other pets in the home so gets 100% attention from her humans
Zoe - October 2022 - 7 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Zoey's owner could no longer care for her.and was picked up by MABTR. She arrived in need of a dental and her cherry eye repaired. She also had ear and skin infections due to allergies. All of Zoe’s issues have been tended to through the rescue.
Zoe has found her forever home in Nebraska. She loves attention & being held, and returning her love with kisses.
Blanch - October 2022 - 11 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Blanche is 11 years old whose owner passed away. She came into rescue needing a dental cleaning. Everything went well and she had 9 teeth extracted. She recovered well and is eating again. Eating was a challenge before her dental.
Blanche has found her forever home in Missouri. She loves stuffed toys & chilling in her beanbag chair.
Rhondi - October 2022 - 10 year old female from Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue
Rhondi came into rescue because she kept vomiting. She was placed in the ICU immediately due to several large masses on her spleen. She needed to get stronger so she could have a successful Splenectomy. After several days in the ICU, she was gaining strength.
However, last evening, we had to make a tough decision for Rhondi. She fought so hard, and she rallied for several days. There was hope for recovery, but more complications took that hope away. The kindest act was to end her battle and send her to the Rainbow Bridge. Rhondi can rest in peace knowing that she was cared for by a wonderful community. Run free, Rhondi, our angel!
Daisy - October 2022 - 2.5 year old female from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Daisy came to Midwest BTR in Mid-July as a very scared dog and didn’t trust anyone. The foster Mom worked with her slowly, and she now trusts her but is wary of her husband and all men in general. Happily, this is slowly getting better.
Daisy was in heat when we brought her in and the vet would not spay until one month post heat. Well, you guessed it. Before that time came along, we discovered that she was pregnant with three puppies. When she went into labor in mid-September, she had the first puppy get stuck in the birth canal thus needing a C-section. This was a costly endeavor, but we were able to save 2 of the 3 puppies.
Daisy’s foster Mom says that she is doing well. She is starting to play with my dog and is coming around slowly. She will do well in a new home with some patience, time, and love.
Lilly Pig - October 2022 - 6 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Lily is 6 years old. She was surrendered due to not bonding with the man in the house and not getting along with the other dog. She was spayed but needed dental cleaning with extractions. Lily Pig recovered well after her dental and now has a sweet smelling breath.
Lily Pig was adopted to a home with no other pets, so she gets 100% of her human’s love and attention. She is living in Colorado.
Max - October 2022 - 2.5 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Max was surrendered to MABTR due to snapping at the young children in the home when they teased him. He arrived with an ear infection and severe snoring and snorting issues. Max needed his nares opened and his elongated palate repaired.
Max did well after his surgery and has found his home in CO.
Piper - October 2022 - 6 month old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Piper was released to MABTR due to having two cherry eyes. This is a gland that should not be exposed or damaged which can result in dry eye, a lifelong painful issue. Her surgery has corrected the cherry eye.
Piper is now living in Colorado Springs, CO.
Gretel - October 2022 - 8 year old female from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Gretel and her bonded partner, Hansel, were surrendered to Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue because of discord in the home. A few weeks after arriving in the foster home Gretel started having eye issues. She was diagnosed with untreated dry eye. Her eye declined and was removed. Hansel and Gretel are a happy loving pair and hope to find their forever home together.
Jasper Jake - September 2022 - 10 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Jasper was picked up as a stray and was turned over to BTRETN. He had been living with his foster mom for about 3 weeks, when suddenly he was not able to hold his head up and was not eating or drinking. Jasper was taken to an emergency clinic where he spent the weekend. The vets said he had a nasal tumor. This tumor was inoperable. Because Jasper’s condition was declining the decision was made to not let him suffer. Jasper crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the arms of people who cared.
Luna - September 2022 - 5 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Luna came into rescue after being retired from breeding. She needed a dental and to be spayed. She had 4 teeth extracted with her dental.
Luna is a happy girl and is living in her forever home in Colorado.
Janie - September 2022 - 7 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Janie came in as a breeder release. MABTR provided a dental and a spay. Janie’s mouth was so bad that they pulled 7 teeth. Janie is a different dog. A happy girl post-surgery.
Janie was adopted to a family in Kansas. She is enjoying her new home with two four legged buddies, a dog and cat.
Gigi - September 2022 - 11 month old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Gigi was released to MABTR by a breeder. She was picked on by the other dogs and as a result the breeder had to remove one eye. When she was picked up by us her other eye was severely damaged as well. The breeder did not remove her from the other females. Gigi’s eye pressure was very high, and she was blind in that eye too.
Gigi has no eyes and is completely blind. She is a love and has learned how to get around blind and has not yet celebrated her first birthday. She loves squeaky toys & has learned to follow her foster mom’s voice.
Gigi was adopted to a family in Nebraska. Has adjusted well and her two new siblings have shown her the way in her new world.
Derby Densmore - September 2022 - 11 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Derby Densmore has been with this rescue for several years. He had quite an extensive bite history when he came. He was moved to Winding Lane Kennels where he is receiving daily positive reinforcement training. Derby seems to be well adjusted to this environment. BTRETN hopes that this positive reinforcement training will enable Derby to eventually be adopted.
UPDATE February 2023 - BTRWW received an inquiry from a woman, Melinda, who had just seen our End of the Year Video. She wanted to know what happened to Derby. We encouraged her to contact BTRETN directly. This is what happened!
Derby had been adopted to a loving family, and we thought that was his happy ending. However, Derby came back to BTRETN through no fault of his own. Without any hesitation, Melinda contacted us and took him back in as a permanent foster. He'll be able to live the rest of his life with her. He even remembers her other dogs! We take our commitment to the pups very seriously, and we mean it when we say we'll care for them for life. Thank you, Melinda -- for welcoming Derby back into your home. We think he looks quite content!
Shaymus Shaw - September 2022 - 6 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Shaymus came into rescue a year ago for aggression. He is at Winding Lane Kennels receiving positive reinforcement training to build his confidence and hopefully decrease his unpredictability in meeting strangers. With this training we hope that Shaymus will become adoptable to an experienced adopter. We wish Shaymus the best so he can find his forever home.
Rex Cooper - September 2022 - 4 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Rex Cooper has been in rescue for 17 months. He is aggressive when he gets frustrated or is being toy obsessive. He is at Winding Lane Kennels receiving positive reinforcement training so that he can deal with these frustrations. It is our hope that Rex will be more adoptable with this training. We wish Rex the best so he can secure a forever home.
Bruno Mars - September 2022 - 5 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Bruno came into rescue due to a biting issue. It happened when someone would pet or reach for his head. He was checked out by the veterinarian, and it was noted that he didn’t have any physical issues with his head and neck. The vet thought that someone might have grabbed him by his collar or twisted his collar. Bruno went through the training program at Winding Lane Kennels.
Bruno was recently adopted. His new family was also trained to watch for Bruno’s triggers and instructed on ways to best handle him. Bruno Mars is doing well!!
Famous Amos - September 2022 - 7 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Famous Amos has been with BTRETN for about 5 months. He is very selective as to which people he likes. There doesn’t seem to be a pattern to who he chooses to like or not like. He is receiving positive reinforcement training at Winding Lane Kennels. We hope to find an experienced adopter for Amos and hope that his training will help him to control his aggressive urges toward some people. If he likes you, he is very loving. We wish Amos the best with his training so he can have a forever home.
Boone Reynolds - September 2022 - 5 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Boone came into rescue as a family surrender due to his unpredictable biting. BTRETN is one rescue that does take in dogs with behavior issues. The rescue placed Boone in the Winding Lane Kennels. Just after he started his training program Boone became a different dog. He progressed to the point that he was adopted to a previous adopter and has shown absolutely no aggression. What an amazing turn around for this dog -- that was to be euthanized!!
Dulche - September 2022 - 5 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Dulche, a 5-year-old, was a release from a breeder. She needed a spay, vaccines, heart worm testing and a dental. MidAmerica BTR stepped in and took care of everything. Poor Dulche had 11 teeth pulled. Her dental care came to $798.84 and that is with a 50% discount!
Dulche found her forever home in CO. She is a very sweet happy little girl and is tasting what real life is for the first time ever. She has figured out what toys are & loves tug toys. She also loves belly rubs.
Charity - September 2022 - 3 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Charity, a 6-year-old, was a release from a breeder. She was in need of a spay, vaccines, heart worm testing and a dental. MidAmerica BTR stepped in and took care of everything. Poor Charity had six teeth pulled.
Charity found her forever home in Missouri. She is doing well and loves everyone & everything. She is a happy, wiggly, little snuggle bug that has no fear or manners. She is learning slowly but with this new freedom she has is just too much fun!
Murphy - September 2022 - 5 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Murphy was picked up as a stray in Idaho. He was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in his elbow, an old untreated fractured hip with deformity, and untreated skin and ear infections. The shelter turned him over to MABTR due to his medical needs. Murphy is on four medications and has physical therapy twice a week for his mobility. His pain is controlled.
Physical therapy has helped Murphy greatly. He is now in our Palliative Care Program due to his need for ongoing care. If you would like to help with Murphy’s care, please contact MidAmerica BTR at email@example.com.
Lenny - September 2022 - 3 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Lenny was 3 years old when he was released by a breeder. He arrived with obvious issues breathing including extreme snorting and snoring. Not only did he need to be neutered, his teeth cleaned, heart worn tested and vaccinated but his elongated pallet needed to be repaired and his nostrils opened up. It took two surgeries to get it all done. Within hours after surgery Lenny was breathing much better with less snoring and snorting.
Lenny's total medical bill for everything he needed prior to adoption came to $792 (which includes a discount). Lenny now lives in Topeka, KS with a loving family. He is a happy boy that loves to play and is enjoying life to its fullest.
Flash - September 2022 - 7 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Seven year old Flash was released to MABTR by a breeder. He arrived with stained feet, horrific breath, and high spirits. Flash received his dental cleaning and was neutered. Unfortunately, he lost all but three of his teeth. He had excessive bleeding as well resulting in an overnight stay at the vet office. He must feel much better and is now eating without pain.
UPDATE - Flash has found his forever home as a companion dog in Colorado.
Handsome Jack - September 2022 - 9 month old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Jack, only 9 months old, came into rescue with a heart murmur and demodectic mange. His primary vet wanted him seen by a cardiologist. He was treated for three months for the mange and is almost clear. The cardiologist reported that Jack has no cardiac complications.
Sweet little Jack is a foster failure and continues to thrive with his new family.
Michael Wayne - September 2022 - 5 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Five year old, Michael, came into rescue as an owner surrender. He had a cherry eye and a non functioning left eye all in one. It was decided to enucleate the left eye because he had already lost use of that eye. Removing a non functioning eye heads off serious eye issues in the future. Michael is recovering well.
UPDATE: Our sweet Michael Wayne needs a "nose job". No, it’s not cosmetic surgery. He has brachycephalic airway syndrome. It means that Michael now struggles to breathe. Tthe surgery will reduce the soft palate and open everything up including his nostrils. What an Amazing permanent outcome for Michael! He is still in foster care.
Decoster - August 2022 - 8 year old male from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Decoster came into our rescue when his owner moved to care for his ill mother but could not take him at his new location. He needed dental cleaning. Due to his age, we did bloodwork to make sure all was ok to continue. Decoster is doing well after his procedure and having 6 teeth pulled.
Decoster with an easy going attitude & lovable nature has found his new forever home in Colorado.
Gemma - August 2022 - 3 year old female from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Gemma came in to rescue as a breeder release. This 3-year-old needed a dental cleaning along with her spay and luckily, she did not lose any teeth. She is very timid and is working on building confidence.
Gemma recovered well and moved into her forever home in Arvada, CO where she continues to work on building her confidence. She loves to play outside & relax in the shade.
Allie - August 2022 - 2 year old female from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Allie was released from a breeder at the age of two. She needed a dental cleaning and a spay. She had no extractions and is recovering well.
She is enjoying life outside of a cage and has moved into her forever home in CO.
Seba - August 2022 - 10 year old female from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Seba came into rescue when her owner moved into an assisted living home that did not take pets. Seba really needed a dental cleaning and a cyst removed from the top of her head. The rescue also did bloodwork and a urine analysis due to her age. Seba is recovering well. She was lucky to have had only one tooth pulled and the cyst on her head no longer bleeds when bumped.
Seba has found her forever home in St. Louis. She loves to snuggle with her human, run and jump up and go for walks.
Stitchy - August 2022 - 9 year old male from Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue
Stitchy was surrendered with no apparent health problems by an owner who had received her from a friend two weeks earlier for not getting along with an alpha femaile in the house.
Stitchy began cowering and yelping in pain. Following initial exrays and pain medication that she was not responsive to, she was referred by primary car to neurology. Imaging revealed a caldified stone in a neck vertibrae pressing against her spinal column, When removed using a ventral slot procedure by the surgion, she is expected to have a complete recovery with a 95% probability of success. We are told that after the procedure she will feel much better right away, compared to when she went in. Prognosis is excellent.
UPDATE - STITCHY WAS ADOPTED! She is a foster failure and was adopted by her foster.
Elmwood - August 2022 - 8 year old male from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
In all his eight years Elmwood was never without a home. He was picked up as a stray. When his stray hold was up, and no one came to get him he was transferred to MidAmaerica BTR. That was his lucky day! He needed a major dental cleaning. After his dental cleaning and the removal of five teeth, he was ready to find his new home. Elmwood found his forever home in CO with a loving family.
Beatrice - August 2022 - 13 week old female from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
UPDATE - Midwest BTR took in a puppy surrendered by a breeder. Beatrice (aka. Sherbert). Bea needed PDA Surgery because of a heart defect. She was 3 pounds and only 13 weeks old. Little Bea was checked into Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine where they corrected her defect. She came through surgery just fine and is recovering well.
Bea went to her forever home and will be an only pet. She goes to work with her family. She now weighs 8.4 lbs. and is healthy as can be!! Her adopter is a previous adopter who has adopted medical needs before. Bea is in the perfect place!
Lala - July 2022 - 12 week old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Tiny, sweet, 3 pound LaLa was born with a persistent right aortic arch which has created a constricting band around her esophagus. Once she was past the nursing on mom stage, LaLa started to show symptoms of being unable to hold anything down and it had constricted even more - so much that LaLa could not even get water down and was slowly starving to death. Her desperate owners contacted BTRET. She was in such horrific shape and declining so rapidly, BTRRET had the former owners rush LaLa to the ER at the University of Tennessee Vet School Tuesday night. LaLa immediately received IV fluids and meds and stayed in ICU overnight. This morning as soon as the imaging confirmed that this was life-threatening, Lala was rushed into surgery. Lala’s surgery went well and the surgeon is very pleased!
7-21 Lala’s chest tube is out post-surgery and she's been holding down her meals. Serious progress!
7-23 Great news! LaLa was released today and is settling in with her foster family. She will most likely be a megaesophagus baby all her life which will require lifelong maintenance and careful feedings.
UPDATE - Lala had a successful surgery for Persistent aortic arch which is a band of tissue wrapped around her esophagus with its origin in the aortic arch. She does well if elevated after eating and eats standing up with her food bowl on a stool because she has some megaesophagus as a result, but she has done well and has recently been adopted.
Lanie - July 2022 - 9 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Lanie is a Boston-Pug mix that was picked up as a stray. No one came to claim her, and she was turned over to MABTR due to space and her age. At her vet check she had bloodwork done, her ears checked and was scheduled for a dental cleaning. Lanie had three teeth extracted during her dental. She wags her tail whenever anyone talks to her & loves toys. ALL TOYS! And all animals too. Lanie has found her forever home in Minnesota where she lives with another dog.
UPDATE - Lanie is an 8 year old female Boston mix that was picked up as a stray. When no one came to claim her, she was turned over to MABTR due to space and age. We took her into the vet to have her ears checked, bloodwork done (due to age) and a dental appointment in which she had 3 extractions.
Lanie has found her forever home in Minnesota where she lives with her new dog friend.
Blue - July 2022 - 11 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Blue fell on hard times when his owner’s work schedule changed. He needed to find a new home for Blue. MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue took Blue in. When Blue arrived at age eleven, it was obvious that he needed dental work. Because of Blue’s age the rescue did senior bloodwork and dental x-rays so that they didn’t miss anything. He also needed to have 9 teeth extracted. Blue is feeling much better after his dental work with no pain and no more bacterial infection moving through his body. Even with a rescue discount Blue’s bill was $900.
UPDATE - Blue recovered quickly and found his forever home in Montana. He loves all the attention his new family gives him.
Brownie - June 2022 - 7 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Brownie came into rescue from a puppy mill. She was in need of basic care, spay, dental and most of all her elongated palate repaired to help with her snorting and breathing. She was also found to have an eye infection. Brownie has had all her needs addressed and with the palate repaired, her breathing has greatly improved in just a few days of surgery.
UPDATE - When seven year old Brownie was retired from a puppy mill, she had a difficult time breathing with a lot of snorts and snoring. After her surgery to open up her nostrils, repairing her elongated palate, a dental cleaning with an extraction and getting spayed, she began to vomit which was new. After further tests and a scope of her stomach we found she had helicobacter, a bacterium that is found in both human and dog stomachs. It is common but causes side effects when the body is stressed which in this case her surgery triggered it.
She was treated and was adopted and is living happily in Kansas as an only dog with her new family.
Daisy Dixie - June 2022 - 8 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Ever since Daisy Dixie came into rescue and was in foster care, she showed unusual breathing patterns. She was panting for no apparent reason, like waking up. Daisy Dixie also had eye issues. She was sent to an internal medicine specialist, but no cause was found for the breathing issues. For the eyes, contact lenses were placed to prolong non-healing corneal abrasions.
UPDATE - No cause has been found for Daisy Dixie’s breathing issues, but apparently, it's not causing problems. It just scares her foster parents. Dixie Daisy was diagnosed with Cushings at University of Georgia Vet School on Sept. 15th. With help from the rescue, she was able to see a holistic vet. She was prescribed Chinese herbs, a diet of only fish or turkey as meat source, special adrenal support supplements and flax seed oil with lignans along with acupuncture every two to three weeks. She is very social with the other dogs and is living her best life crate free on 40 acres. She is very active and alert. Dixie Daisy will remain in foster care.
Charleston Charlie - June 2022 - 9 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Charleston Charlie came into rescue as a pull from an Atlanta Shelter who said he was 14 year old, but later evaluation resulted in more like 9. He had a large mass on his right rear leg which was removed, it was incompletely excised. Pathology revealed it was a low-grade mast cell tumor (cancerous). Charlie has since been adopted, and is in a new loving forever home.
Ruth Buzzbee - June 2022 - 10 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Ruth Buzzbee came into rescue with numerous medical issues. Most serious is a heart-based tumor, an oral mass, a significant heart murmur and a corneal ulcer in one of her eyes. Ruth Buzzbee received her dental cleaning and at the same time had the mass removed. Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee will keep Ruth Buzzbee comfortable as possible for the rest of her life. Ruth Buzzbee will remain a permanent foster dog with the rescue with a foster mom that loves her.
Thank goodness for rescues that continue care for these special pups in need. They are an ongoing expense for rescues and every dollar helps. Please feel free to consider additional donations to help with Ruth Buzzbee’s care by reaching out to Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee.
UPDATE - Ruth Buzzbee passed away in late December. Our veterinarian told us that Ruth was deaf from chronic ear infections, and she had a heart murmur. But they also told us some devastating news -- Ruth had a tumor growing on her heart. We didn't know how much time Ruth had left. We only knew we had to make it the best time of her life. Ruth's foster mom made sure of that. Ruth was a quiet, thoughtful little lady who was so happy for the little things, like sleeping in her foster mom's bed at night. Ruth was loved and cared for when she passed away.
Cinnamon Charlotte - June 2022 - 2 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Cinnamon Charlotte came from a breeder through a call from a veterinarian’s office. She had a severely infected rear leg from a dog bite which had to be amputated. But before she could undergo any surgery, she spent a week hospitalized due to sepsis, pyometra (pus in uterus) having recently had pups. One of her eyes was ruptured that was eventually removed, the other eye was severely damaged and has limited vision, but intact after a 3rd eyelid flap repair.
This poor sweet girl has been through the ringer. She is all healed, doing well. Cinnamon Charlotte is a special needs little girl.
UPDATE - Cinnamon Charlotte made an incredible recovery and was adopted by her foster family in North Carolina. She lives with several other dogs and is loved!
Mona - June 2022 - 14 year old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Mona arrived at the rescue at the beautiful age of 14. She was in need of a dental cleaning and had a mass cell tumor (cancer) on her side that needed to be removed. Her dental resulted in 4 extractions. The rescue will also be addressing her tumor and finding a loving place to live her twilight years.
UPDATE - Mona found her forever home in Iowa where she lives with one other dog. She is an independent lady who also enjoys hanging out with the family when they settle in on the couch. Mona is living out her golden years.
Willow - June 2022 - 8 month old female from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Willow came into rescue as a breeder release. During her spay she crashed on the table due to a reaction to medication that stemmed from a grade 1 heart murmur which was later diagnosed. She came out of the surgery thanks to our fantastic rescue vets. She later underwent a second surgery for much needed dental work esulting in 10 extractions and treatment for an ear infection. Willow can now recover and find her forever home.
UPDATE - Willow came to MABTR as a puppy mill release. During her spay she crashed on the table due to a reaction to medication from a grade 1 heart murmur which was later diagnosed. She underwent a second surgery for a dental cleaning with 10 extractions and treatment for an ear infection.
Willow loves people and gets along with gentle dogs, cats, and humans. She found her forever home in Minnesota where she is the only dog and loving all the attention from her new family.
Tuffy - June 2022 - 10 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Tuffy came into rescue as an owner surrender by someone who had gotten him from someone else and only had him for 10 months. He arrived still intact, in great need of a dental. Tuffy’s dental required lots of tarter removal and 15 extractions… WOW. Poor baby. He is in good health, pain free and off to his last forever home.
UPDATE - At age 10 Tuffy’s second owner took him in after his first owner died. After nine months he was turned over to MABTR due to not settling well with small children. When he arrived in rescue, he was still intact and in need of a dental. Poor Tuffy had 15 teeth pulled along with his teeth cleaning. He was also neutered as at this point it is not about breeding but, male dogs that aren't neutered can develop serious infections of the prostate, as well as testicular cancer and tumors, which can require invasive and expensive surgery.
Tuffy’s medical bills came to $779. Tuffy found his forever home in Missouri where he lives with his family getting 100% of their attention without sharing with other dogs.
UPDATE - Tuffy found his forever home in Missouri where he lives with his family getting 100% of their attention without sharing with other animals.
Sullivan Fritz - June 2022 - 8 month old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Sullivan Fritz was a breeder surrender as a young pup due to a deformity of his penis along with restricted nostrils. The veterinarian wanted him to grow a bit before attempting surgical repair. He since has been neutered, the restricted nostrils and elongated soft palate have been corrected. But the penis deformity was too complicated at the time. He was referred to a surgical specialist for this correction. BTRWW would like to congratulate Sullivan Fitz on his “Foster Failure” as he is being adopted by his foster family.
Bobbles - May 2022 - 9 year old male from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Bobbles was turned into rescue by his owners who decided they had too busy of a household for a dog as they were going to be adding a third child to the house. Bobbles had not seen a vet in a few years. Upon examination, he was in need of a dental and diagnosed with a grade 2 heart murmur. Bobbles had his teeth cleaned with two extractions. Many were worn down from chewing but luckily no exposed roots. Bobbles is feeling much better and find his forever home in Minnesota where he lives with a new four legged friend.
UPDATE - Bobbles, 9 years old, was turned into rescue by his owners who decided they had too busy of a household for a dog as they were going to be adding a third child to the house. MABTR found that Bobbles had a grade 2 heart murmur. He also had his teeth cleaned with two extractions. Many of Bobble’s teeth were worn down from chewing but luckily no exposed roots.
Bobbles found his new home in Minnesota where he lives with a new four legged friend.
Phoebe - May 2022 - 8 year old female from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Phoebe was turned over to rescue by her owner who was disabled and no longer able to care for her. When she arrived her eye was bulging with no vision. When her eyes were tested, she had glaucoma in both eyes that had not been treated. The pressure in her visual eye is being treated with medication, however, the dead eye had to be removed to eliminate the pain. Phoebe can now be pain free and find her forever home.
UPDATE: Phoebe finally found her perfect forever home in Arkansas. Another happy ending!
Ocsar - May 2022 - 8 year old male from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Oscar was turned over to rescue by his owners after he bit a toddler in the home, as the result of the child taunting him. When he arrived he was having lots of accidents and dripping urine. He went in for a full exam to be diagnosed with stage one kidney disease. He also was in need of a dental and a cyst removed in his thigh. Oscar has been placed on a special diet, the cyst removed and his dental completed leaving him in a better place to be adopted.
UPDATE - Oscar is a big boy. He is 10 years old and weighs 40 lbs. He was turned over to MABTR after he bit a toddler in the home, as the result of the child taunting him. After his vet visit, he was diagnosed with stage one kidney disease, needed a dental cleaning and a cyst removed from his thigh. Following his dental cleaning and his surgery he was placed on a special diet for his kidney disease.
Oscar found his forever home in Montana where he lives with his owner who is his best friend. He loves people and dogs and toys!
Larry - May 2022 - 5 year old male from Forgotten Dogs Rescue (Seattle)
Larry came into rescue at 5 years of age from Tacoma Humane. He was an owner surrender due to his medical issues and there was a good chance that he would have been euthanized due to his complex health issues. Larry has a badly formed tail that is causing bacterial infections and a mass in his ear that is also causing infections. Larry will receive the treatment he needs to make him feel much better and get him ready to find his new forever home.
6/16/22 - UPDATE: Larry had his surgery yesterday. They ended up doing a full ablation of the one ear as the mass was pretty extensive with a bad infection and an abscess ias well. The vet said he thought Larry probably didn't hear much out of that ear, anyway, so he might not notice any hearing loss.
They also amputated his tail and he got neutered. Big day for the little guy! But, he is back at his foster home and on the mend.
Larry is another foster failure! After Larry’s surgery his foster’s Frenchie, Loki, helped Larry to stay calm and heal. Now, Loki needs Larry to help him heal after an accident. Larry is really helping Loki keep his spirits up and heal. So, his foster decided Larry needed to stay right where he is. Loki helped Larry when he needed it, and Larry is now helping Loki. Awesome happy ending!!
Domino - May 2022 - 5 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Domino is having behavioral issues and needs training to possibly be adoptable. Domino began working with a K-9 behaviorist a few weeks ago and seems to be doing somewhat better. His traininer is working on desensiitization and counter conditioning to help him with his anxiety. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington along with Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee hopes that this therapy will be the thing domino can thrive with to find his fur ever home.
UPDATE - Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee never turns a dog down. They took in Domino knowing that he was aggressive toward humans. Unfortunately, they had to make the difficult decision to put Domino down due to continuing, escalating aggression. They tried medications, trainers, a behaviorist, vet visits--nothing helped. They were concerned that the owner of the kennel and her staff were in danger. This is such a heart wrenching decision because it goes against everything that rescues do.
In memory of Domino, BTRETN named their boarding/training efforts "Domino Ranger Legacy Training Program".
Domino is free and will never be afraid again.
Bones - May 2022 - 4 year old male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
Bones was an owner surrender. During his examination with the rescues vet, it was noticed he had a broken K-9 tooth. When he was sedated for the dental extraction, it became apparent that Bones needed many extractions. Dental work is so important for our pups to reduce infections, pain, and removal of teeth.
UPDATE - Bones was first posted back in May of 2022. His new family was to return him for his Dental appointment and MABTR would pick up the bill. Unfortunately, when we got him sedated and had a better look at his teeth, he needed many extractions.
Bones found his forever home in Kansas where he lives with another dog.
Maizey - May 2022 - 11 month old female from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Maizey AKA Noodle came into rescue at a young age of 11 months. She had an underdeveloped cerebral cortex and it causes her difficulty with balance, depth perception and controlling going potty. There is no treatment but there will be ongoing medical with her. The rescue will ensure that she had the best of care and lives a comfortable life.
UPDATE - Maizy, was adopted and has been flourishing in her new homestead. She has a senior Boston and a senior cat who are her best friends inside. Outside there are 2 rescued miniature donkeys, a horse, and her favorite several chickens. She likes to go over and greet the chickens and they run back and forth (chickens are in their own fenced in area).
Maizy is doing well. She has a few accidents but is 80% housebroken which is more than we ever expected. She is diaper free and still has some balance issues. Maizy is loving her amazing life!
Boomer - May 2022 - 5 year old male from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Boomer came into rescue as a 5 year old who was born deaf. He found himself in an unfortunate situation when he was hit by a car and sustained a right hip dislocation, right eye injury and lacerations and road rash. The good news is despite the fact he hadn’t been seen by his vet since he was 12-16 weeks old, he was heartworm negative and fairly healthy. The vet who called MWBTR started his vaccines, performed a hip reduction and neutering all at no charge to the rescue.
Boomer is a very good boy, loves his human and wants to be near. He is housebroken, his deafness is not a concern and he knows sit, come and walks on a leash well. He was struggling with his hip and was taken to the vet to get some staples out, have his hip and eye rechecked, and his vaccines completed.
Unfortunately, Boomer is faced another surgery. His hip is still dislocated and he is requiring a Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO). It will enable him to walk and run without pain. He might need to have his eyes removed. It is doubtful he can see out of it now and the rescue is giving him ointment to keep it moist to see if any of the damage resolves. If not, that will come out as well. Boomer will also require laser therapy after surgery for rehab purposes. Boomer will have extensive medical bills and if you wish to continue to help Boomer and the rescue you can send donations via PayPal for Boomer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE - Boomer has been adopted. He is doing very well! He is healing better than expected with his leg. His family is still watching his eyes. He has no vision in that eye and will panic if he bumps it. Boomer has two dog siblings and is hoping to have a human one in the near future.
Candy Jo - March 2022 - 6 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Candy Jo came into rescue as a 6 year old female who had cherry eyes. The rescue was able to repair the Cherry eyes so that Candy Jo can be free of discomfort and move forward with finding her fur ever home.
UPDATE - Candy Jo has been adopted and is living in Georgia!! The older male dog in the home passed away soon after Candy Jo’s adoption. Now, Candy Jo has a new sister, a female Boston, and life is good!
Penny Rue - March 2022 - 2 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Penny Rue came into rescue as a young 2 year old with a Cherry eye in her left eye. The rescue was able to repair her eye so that Penny Rue is free of discomfort. Penny Rue is now been placed in her new loving forever home.
Rocky - March 2022 - 9 year old male from Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue
Rocky was a shelter intake coming to AZBTR after a 72 hour hold. During his intake the rescue was told that he had vomited up twigs and a "cotton ball". He was immediately seen by the rescue’s vet and upon x-ray determined he had a stone with a probable blockage. Rocky immediately went into ER treatment to remove the rock, candy wrappers etc. Blockages are a very severe medical issue and need to be treated as such. Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue ensured Rocky got that treatment and enables them to move forward with much needed dental and eye care.
UPDATE - Rocky was a foster failure and is a very happy boy who loves his daddy (of course mommy did all the nursing, LOL). He is living the life now!
Ruby - March 2022 - 8 year old female from Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue
Ruby Xena came into rescue at approximately 8-9 years of age having multiple medical issues. Along with needing her spaying and extensive dental, she had a mass and a hernia which needed to be removed and repaired. Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue will ensure that she gets all the care she needs and off to a loving fur ever home. You can follow Ruby Zena’s story further on the page for Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington wishes Ruby Xena a speedy recovery..
Peachie - February 2022 - 4 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Peachie Pie came into rescue as a sweet loving 4 year old. She needed to be spayed but also needed to have a dental requiring 3 teeth be extracted. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington was able to help with some funding for the extractions. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington hopes she now will have a pain free mouth. Peachie Pie’s foster family fell so in love with her they adopted her. This is well known to rescue as a FOSTER FAILURE. Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington is so happy she is in her new loving home.
Violet - February 2022 - 6 year old female from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Violet was released to MABTR by an Amish Breeder. No mention of her condition. She arrived with a bulging eye that had no vision, her teeth were horrific needing dental work and she had a mammary gland tumor that needed to be removed along with being spayed. Violet is getting the treatment and care she needs to she can live a pain free healthy life.
UPDATE - Violet is now living in Missouri with her new family and a new four legged best friend.
Molly - February 2022 - 13 year old female from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Molly’s owner passed and the family, who did not have the resources to provide the medical care she needed, dropped her off to a local shelter. Molly has an eye which is no longer functional (no vision) that is battling an ulcer and high pressures. This eye will be removed. Molly also will get her dental and has cysts that need to be removed located on her side, head and between her toes. Taking care of her medical needs means Molly will remain in high spirits and live out life while being pain free.
UPDATE - Molly was adopted by a family in Wyoming where she befriended another dog in the home. Unfortunately, Molly’s health declined, and she passed away in June 2022. She was loved.
Mali - February 2022 - 12 year old female from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Mali came into rescue after her owner passed away. She was one of two wonderful girls from the same household. Sadie a year older. Mali came with a filthy mouth that required a severe dental requiring 23 teeth to be pulled. Dental is so important for our pups to remain healthy. Mali can continue her life without having to swallow bacteria and chew in pain. I can’t even imagine 23 teeth pulled.
UPDATE - Mali was adopted by a family in Colorado with two cats as her new friends.
Artie Bunker - February 2022 - 13 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Artie Bunker came in to rescue at a senior age of 13 with some skin lesions and lumps. The lumps were removed surgically, one was a soft tissue sarcoma which is a cancer, but was fully excised with good prognosis.
UPDATE - Artie Bunker was adopted by his foster parents.
Zoey Love - January 2022 - 8 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida
Zoey Love came into rescue at the age of 8 needing some dental work to help her be free from pain. The poor girl needed several teeth extracted that were cracked or loose. Having this work done ensures that she will have comfort but can also help prevent heart or other dental-related illnesses from occurring.
Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington wishes Zoey Love a speedy recovery and off to her loving fur ever home.
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