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Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue (formerly Valley of the Sun Boston Terrier Rescue) has been actively rescuing needy Boston Terriers since 1975. The purpose and main function of Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue (AZBTR) is to promote humane treatment through rescue, rehabilitation, education and the re-homing of neglected, abandoned and unwanted Boston Terriers.

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-EDDIE- Came to us through an owner surrender.  We were told he was a BT but when we arrived to take the little guy, it was clear he was a darling mix. We are calling him a "Borgie"  Boston/Corgie Mix. We did not want him to have to go back to the shelter he was adopted from so of course we made room at the AZBTR Inn for Eddie.  He's quite a character with his stocky build and soft coat. Often his tongue will stick out a bit which only adds to his character. He is a happy guy and after his initial approval of you he is an affectionate guy who will love to crawl in your lap and be petted.  He's in a foster home with 4 other dogs and has been introduced to all of their BT friends as well.  Eddie is very social, smart and full of energy.  Eddie needs to go to a home where there are other dogs because he gets lonely and depressed when he is by himself. He is eager to please and will be a wonderful companion for t...read more about Eddie
Meet Roscoe. This two year old Boston Terrier was dropped off at the Pinal County Animal Shelter by his family. We aren't sure who could give this guy up, but he isn't holding any grudges, so we aren't either! Roscoe absolutely adores humans and would love to spend his nights curled up at your feet. Other dogs however, are not Roscoe's favorite. He needs to be the only dog in the home and isn't ever going to be a good dog park candidate. We think he just wants to hog all the humans to himself!  He can always be counted on for an enthusiastic hello when you get home from work and loves a good belly rub. He enjoys swimming and floating on rafts, chasing after balls in the yard and taking naps in the sun. He is an incredibly sweet and loving soul who has a goofy Boston Terrier personality. He is potty trained, uses the doggy door, is learning basic obedience skills and doing great! Roscoe is healthy, microchipped, neutered, vaccinated and has been patiently wait...read more about Roscoe
Meet Nano. This owner surrender is a younger guy (2 years old) with a loads of puppy energy! He's cute as a button and incredibly sweet with humans, once he has a chance to warm up a little bit. Through no fault of his own, Nano had not been socialized with dogs or people much, so he isn't quite sure how to handle new situations. He needs a patient family who will give him lots of structure and rules like his foster family does and who will lead him to his full potential. He has excellent leash manners, knows all basic commands and is crate and potty trained. Nano would do best in a home without little ones as sudden movements make him a little nervous. He would currently do best as an only dog, but with an excellent handler parent, could likely live in a home with another four-legger. Nano is incredibly sweet and is starving for someone who will give him the proper training he needs to be a good little doggie citizen...he just needs someone to help him thrive! He is curre...read more about Nano
OPIE - Our little Opie is a Bo-Chi.  A wonderful mix of Boston Terrier and Chihuahaua.  He is smaller and has the thinner frame of a Chihuahua and a tail.  This spunky little guy was surrendered to us by a Good Samaritan who found him wandering the neighborhood skinny, hungry and very thirsty!  She took him in and tried to find his owner by posting flyers and asking around the neighborhood.  Other neighbors said that he had been noticed running in the neighborhood for about two weeks!  After a week of no responses, she turned him in to us.  He was scanned for a chip and nothing came up.  Opie gets along great with other dogs and has lots of energy.  He is also cat tested and he seems to only be curious but not aggressive.    He was neutered chipped and vaccinated this week and is ready for his forever home. * Everyone wishing to adopt through our rescue must complete an  application , downloadable from our web sit...read more about Opie
Highlighted Events
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Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Boardwalk -- Saturday September 6th, 2014
Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Village Plaza -- Saturday September 20th, 2014
CABRA Vaccination Clinic -- Sunday September 21st, 2014
Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Boardwalk -- Saturday October 4th, 2014
Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Village Plaza -- Saturday October 18th, 2014
Highlighted News
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Frys Rewards re-enrollment -- Monday July 21st, 2014
Bee thanks you! -- Thursday June 12th, 2014
AZBTR 2014 Picnic -- Saturday April 12th, 2014
Missing Dog "Sushi" -- Wednesday March 26th, 2014
The Problem With Dogs and Chocolate -- Saturday February 15th, 2014

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