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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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  Jake
-JAKE-  Jake is a Boston Terrier/Border Collie Mix, who is about 2 years old. He has the agility and speed of a Border Collie and the silly and playful attributes of a Boston. He is a complete sweetheart with humans and loves to give kisses, snuggle and have his belly rubbed. He has made many four-legged canine friends at his foster home and does best with those pups that are well-socialized and polite. He loves to run, box and play with his foster dog siblings and would do it all day if they could keep up!  Jake is an absolute rockstar on the leash and true to his Border Collie roots, LOVES having a job to make his human proud. He loves the outdoors, the treadmill, a good game of fetch, has great leash manners and is both crate and potty trained. Lately he has also shown interest in swimming, so perhaps he'll tackle that next!  Jake is a fun-loving guy with a incredible spirit and is especially intelligent! His perfect forever home would be with an active f...read more about Jake
  Eddie
-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 and affectionate guy and loves 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 smart and full of energy.  He needs structure and some basic rules made clear to him.  He is eager to please and will be a wonderful companion for the right person.  
  Dexter
Dexter is a three year old Male Boston Terrier who is ridiculously adorable, incredibly sweet, highly intelligent and loving. Dexter is a sensitive guy who can be a little shy when meeting new humans, so he prefers said humans bring treats:)  Once he meets you, you've got a friend for life and he prefers to be told exactly what the house rules are because he loves making his humans happy.  He is crate trained, potty trained, walks like a gentleman on the leash and has awesome basic obedience skills. Dexter currently lives with canine foster siblings and is doing great learning the ropes on how this whole "playing with others" thing works. He adores a good game of tug or fetch, enjoys treat filled Kongs and of course, cuddle time!  Sometimes Dexter gets super excited and can't quite remember the rules (like no jumping) so we think he would do best in a home with no children or older children so he doesn't accidentally knock someone over. He has made ...read more about Dexter
  Max
Max is the sweetest boy ever and comes across very aloof.  His favorite place is right next to his person on the couch.  He gets along with other dogs but would prefer to be the only dog in the home because he loves to be the center of attention.  He grew up as an only dog and when a new baby was introduced and then another dog, he was kind of pushed to the side and started acting out and making bad decisions.  Since coming to AZBTR he has shown none of those issues in his foster homes and has been the perfect gentlemen.  Max is ready for his forever home.
  Loretta
- LORETTA -We were called to take in this sweet girl by the couple who found her wandering by a park in their neighborhood.  She was a bit overwhelmed and not too trusting of humans at first.  Who can blame her?  During her visit with the vet it was found that she is about 3 or 4 and  has a grade 3-4/6 systolic left apical murmur which is not life threatening.  She's now settled in to her foster home and is enjoying her time with her fosters two BT boys.  Her foster parents have noticed that she does favor men over women if she were to have her choice.  She is enjoying her walks every day.
  Oskar
We were asked to take this handsome kid in because he was not behaving in his home.  They were fearful that their child would be put in harms way.  He is a 2 year old boy who thinks he is the one who runs the show.  He is learning the "pack" rules in his foster home and when he starts to have temper tantrums he is shown that it is not going to be tolerated.  He is a very sweet boy and has a dachshund buddy at the dog park that he loves to play with.    
  Mugzy
Mr. Mugzy.....this 11 year old guy is as sweet as they come.  He is mellow and has the cutest mug ever.  He is good with kids and with other dogs and he would like nothing more than to just sit in someones lap all day.  He has seen a vet and he is in great health for his age, he does have a little skin infection that is being treated with antibiotics and should be cleared up with some good food and soothing baths.  His gums have a little overgrowth so to avoid future infection we would like to have him in tip top shape before he goes off to his forever home so he will be going in for a little dental work.  Once that is done he will be ready to go to his forever home.  
  Hemi
-HEMI- This adorable brindle boy was rescued from a local vet's office after being surrendered by his people. He is three years old and just as sweet as can be. Hemi lives with his foster parents and a fun-loving Boston brother, whom he gets along with well. He adores his foster Mom and wants nothing more than to snuggle next to her on the couch or hang out under her desk. He takes a bit longer to warm up to males, but his foster Dad has officially gained entry into his circle of trust...he just needs a little time to trust the male two-leggers. Hemi has fantastic manners both in the house and on leash, is potty trained and is currently working on crate training. He is an incredibly mellow guy who would love nothing more than to have a lap to lay on in a calm and quiet household. Because he can be a little fearful, we think a house with much older children or no children would be best for him to thrive. He is dog friendly, but like all of our adoptable Bostons, he would need to m...read more about Hemi
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CABRA Vaccination Clinic -- Sunday May 18th, 2014
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AZBTR 2014 Picnic -- Saturday April 12th, 2014
Missing Dog "Sushi" -- Wednesday March 26th, 2014
The Problem With Dogs and Chocolate -- Saturday February 15th, 2014
2014 Calendars -- Friday October 4th, 2013
***Missing Dog - Rucca*** -- Sunday June 16th, 2013

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