Frequently Asked Questions
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Where are your fosters located?
Our available bostons are located in foster homes throughout the Houston area. We also have a north branch, located in Weatherford, TX.
Can I visit your kennel or a foster home to meet one of your bostons?
The best time to meet our bostons are at our adoption events. If needed, we can make arrangements for you to meet with a specific dog of interest on another day, by appointment only.
Does your group adopt out of state?
Yes, however, the adopter must arrange transportation. We may also call upon sister rescue organizations in your locale to assist before the adoption is approved.
My children want a dog and I've finally given into their request, how do I adopt?
Make sure your entire family is in agreement. While children have the best of intentions of caring for a new pet, understand that you may be the one ultimately caring for your new pet. Make sure that you have the time and money to devote to properly care for a dog.
Where do your dogs come from?
The majority of our rescues come from county shelters (also known as "high-kill shelters) that are in jeopardy of being euthanized. We also take dogs that are strays and owner surrendered due to life changes and circumstances.
Do you rescue any other dogs besides Boston Terriers?
Yes, in fact we have a "clingon" reputation. This started when we'd pick up a boston from a high-kill shelter and they would have a non-boston sibling that was turned in. We call them "clingons" because they cling onto the boston and are accepted into our rescue. We are always open to taking "short mug" breeds, like French Bulldogs and Pugs.
Are your rescues full Boston Terrier or AKC registered?
Most of our rescues come from shelters and we do not DNA test so there is no way of knowing their blood line. It's possible to get an owner surrender that is AKC registered. If we are provided with that paperwork, we will provide it to the adopter.
Don't most rescued dogs have behavioral problems?
No, most dogs end up in shelters through no fault of their own. After dogs are rescued, they usually bond easily with their new family and seem eternally grateful to you for giving them a SECOND CHANCE. In the current depressed economy, many are being given up because their owners have lost their homes and or jobs.
How do I adopt?
Please complete the adoption application on our Forms page and return to us. After we receive the application and approved, please plan to attend one of our adoption events.
What is the adoption fee?
While our average cost to prepare these dogs for rehoming is $350, a typical adoption fee will be $50.00. If you have the ability to donate additional funds, we graciously welcome supplemental donations to assist in further rescuing efforts.
What does the adoption fee cover?
Once in our care, our rescues are thoroughly examined by a veterinarian. They receive all necessary medical treatment, are vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed/neutered and started on heartworm preventative treatment.
What if we currently own a dog or dogs?
We routinely hold adoption events at Petco and you are welcome to bring your leashed dog(s) with you.
How do I know if the dog has a medical problem?
We believe in full disclosure and will explain any medical procedures or future medical needs to the adopter if we are aware of them.
Can I obtain a copy of the vet records of the dog that I am adopting?
Yes, once the adoption is approved, we will give a copy of their records in their “going home” packet.
I’ve never owned a dog before and am not sure what food and supplies that I will need. Can you help?
Absolutely, we are happy to provide a list of all basic supplies that you will need.
Do we use an adoption contract?
Yes, it asks the adopter to provide normal and expected pet care and provide love and a safe home for the dog’s life. You can print and review the contract by going to our Forms page.
Is there a trial period?
There is no official trial period but rest assured, we want you and the dog to be happy. We will always accept the dog back into our rescue, no questions asked.