Current Rescue Status: Currently Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue has more applicants than dogs and we have a longer list of applications than we have dogs available for adoption. Our process is taking an extended amount of time to personally respond to your application. We are very grateful for your interest in rescuing with us and greatly appreciate your patience.
Adopting out of State: We do not adopt out of state since we require a home visit as well as a meet and greet with you and your potential pup performed by an AZBTR Representative. In addition, our organization maintains contact with our adoptive families for the life of our dogs. We are a support network for anything that could ever arise with our rescue families and, unfortunately, at this time we could not give that initial security to a long-distance adoption.
Everyone wishing to adopt through our rescue must complete an application.
Once we receive your application, we will reply with a follow up email of acknowledgement.
- A volunteer will then contact you to set up a home visit. We receive many applications and only have a handful of volunteers able to schedule them so please be patient. During the home visit we look for potential hazards for the Boston that the adopter may not have considered.
- Once the home visit is completed, we carefully screen potential adoptive families, including interviewing adopters, and checking references.
- We encourage all approved adopters to visit the available dogs at one of our meet and greets or events. You can find more information on our events page
Our goal is to match our dogs to the best suited homes based on the individual dog's needs. If acquiring a dog is a time sensitive issue for you or your family, rescue may not be for you.
If you are willing to wait for the right rescue to come to you, you are an ideal candidate for AZBTR. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.
We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right Boston with the right adoptive home, because we want this to be the dog's permanent home.