Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue
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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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Angus (Gus) - is a 4.5 year old splash Boston Terrier who is in search of his forever home. Gus absolutely adores all humans and is extremely loyal and eager to please. Gus loves the outdoors, cruising around in the car, playing with toys and of course, belly rubs. When Gus first came into rescue he was understandably stressed out and a little anxious, but we found that all he wanted was someone to give him a little direction and all his worry melted away. Gus is incredibly obedient and loves "working". He is crate trained, potty trained, walks perfectly on a leash and is a true gentleman. He can be dog selective, so a meet and greet would be necessary if there are other four-leggers in your home. Gus has been waiting patiently for his special people and hopes to find the forever family to sit beside him.
-BRADLEY- This sweet mellow 12 year old guy was turned into the Humane Society by family after his owner passed away. Bradley is very easy going and loves everyone. He is a healthy 12 year old guy that loves to have his belly rubbed. He like playing fetch in the backyard and loves car rides. He travels wherever his foster dad takes him and loves to sleep in his bed while his foster dad works away on a noisy wood saw in his garage. Bradley had been checked over by the vet and all of his blood work and tests came back normal. He had surgery to remove a small lump on his underside and his teeth were cleaned. He is all shined up and waiting patiently for his furever home.
Handsome Dash was surrendered by his owners who could no longer keep him. He gets along great with his 4 foster brothers and sisters and has frequent trips to the dog park where he likes to play. Dash is looking for someone who can spend time with him taking him for walks and snuggles on the couch. He will do best in a home that is quiet and structured. He is a very well behaved and sweet boy who is ready for his forever home.
-Ray Charles- We were contacted by a volunteer from the Huachuca City Animal Shelter to take a visually impaired Boston Terrier. He was found on the side of the road following a fence line lost and confused. He was picked up and brought to Phoenix, it appears that Ray has cataracts in both eyes and it looks promising for his recovery of sight. He appears to be about 4 years old and healthy. He gets around by smell and gets along well with other dogs. He is on the big side...around 32 pounds and is very affectionate. He will need a neuter and a determination to see if his eyesight can be repaired. Stay tuned! Good news from Eye Care for Animals. Ray is a good candidate for sight-restoring cataract surgery. We will work towards funding the surgery while still being able to maintain our level of care for the other dogs in AZBTR.
-BEAUX- Was surrendered by his owners because he was not getting along with the younger children in the family. Beaux is hearing impaired and should be with another dog in the home to be his ears. He had a rough few days in rescue as he adjusted to his new foster home. We are happy to report that he appears to be coming out of his shell and is starting to play with his very rambunctious BT foster sister. Beau has been taught sign language and looks to his human for guidance. He is a sweet petite little guy and will need to be introduced and approached slowly to people. He startles easily and will always need to be approached from the front at all times. No one likes being sneaked up on right?
****ADOPTION PENDING****-LUNA- This little girl was surrendered to us because her family could no longer keep her due to her allergies. She was adopted from a Craigslist posting under the pretenses that she was a perfectly healthy BT girl her new family was only told that she was allergic to beef. After some time with her new family and a visit to their vet, it was determined that Luna was allergic to many more things than beef. She was immediately put on a strict diet and a call to the previous owners vet, they found that she had undergone a series of allergy tests and a long list of items she cannot have was sent over. She came to us in good condition and we are following the strict diet with no issues. This sweet girl is good with MALE dogs only. We do not know how she is with cats but we do know that when she is outside of the safety of her home she is unapproachable. We think with a little time and experience she will become...read more about Luna
****ADOPTION PENDING****-DAISY- This girl was given to us by a family that is moving and could not keep Daisy and her sister Sammie in the move. They are being fostered with 5 other dogs in the home and they are getting along great. We will have more information about them once they get settled.
****ADOPTION PENDING****-SAMMIE- This girl was given to us by a family that is moving and could not keep Daisy and her sister in the move. They are being fostered with 5 other dogs in the home and they are getting along great. We will have more information about them once they get settled.
***ADOPTION PENDING***-BUBBLES- Bubbles is a 2 year old Boston Terrier and (we think) Jack Russel Terrier that was rescued from the county shelter. She has the long nose of a JRT but the markings of a Boston. She had been sitting in the shelter for over two weeks unclaimed. Her name fits her as she has a sweet and bubbly personality! She will see the vet this week and her foster family will get her to a nice and healthy weight and give her some love she obviously has not had. Stay tuned for updates!
****ADOPTION PENDING****-Snicklefritz- came to AZBTR due to his owners pending move. This little guy has a lot of nicknames! He's answering to "Snicks, Snickles, Fritz or Snicklefritz, " and enjoying life at his foster home with a young BT girl to keep him busy. He's learned how to go up and down stairs and is very affectionate. He has seen the vet and has been given the green light! He has had a history of mild allergies and will need his ears cleaned on a regular basis to keep him comfortable and happy. Here is what his foster dad has learned about him. He doesn't generally play with toys or chew on bones. He does love treats and wrestling with his foster sister and play keep away with her toys. He is extremely wary of dogs he doesn't know when he first meets them, especially if they are larger than him. Once he has met them and feels comfortable he is fine. Snicks does try to dominate in an obsessively ...read more about Snicklefritz "Fritz"
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Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Boardwalk -- Saturday December 7th, 2013
12k's of Christmas -- Saturday December 14th, 2013
Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Village Plaza -- Saturday December 21st, 2013
Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Boardwalk -- Saturday January 4th, 2014
Pet Planet Meet and Greet - Village Plaza -- Saturday January 18th, 2014
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2014 Calendars -- Friday October 4th, 2013
***Missing Dog - Rucca*** -- Sunday June 16th, 2013
***Found Dog** -- Sunday June 16th, 2013
***MISSING AZBTR DOG***** -- Saturday May 25th, 2013
Lost Boston Sassy -- Tuesday March 26th, 2013