Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue (AZBTR) is an all-volunteer powered, foster based, non-profit animal rescue. Our greatest asset is the dedication and compassion of our volunteers. Our ability to save lives is directly tied to the number of volunteers we have at any given moment.

If you have a passion for the Boston Terrier Breed, and would like to help save lives, please consider volunteering! There are many ways you can help even if you have limited time or resources!


There are many different ways to volunteer! AZBTR is made up of volunteer teams, each of which plays a critical role in saving Boston Terriers. Depending on the particular volunteer role, the time commitment can be as little as an hour a month or as much time as you have to give! If you have any questions, please contact us.

Adoption Coordinator

Assist in finding homes for AZBTRs by marketing available dogs for adoption, reviewing applications, contacting landlord /vet offices, conducting phone screens, setting up home visits and completing adoption paperwork.


Assist in finding pre-approved adopters a great match for their family. Suggest dogs throughout the week and help answer questions for adopters already through the pre-approval process.

Event Coordinator

Assist in coordinating foster, dog and volunteer attendance for adoption events that take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Volunteer Liaison

Ensure that all new volunteers are trained, safe, and enjoying our adoption events.


Adoption Screener

Assist in pre-approving adopters by reviewing applications, contacting landlord/vet offices, conducting phone screens and setting up home visits. Not required to attend adoption event.

Master Handler

Handling dogs that need a more experienced hand (shy dogs, dogs who are scared of dogs or people, dogs who are reactive on leash, etc.).

Social Media

Assisting to upkeep our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts with relevant and important rescue information. Photoshop experience is a plus, but not required.

Administrative Support

Assisting with the many operational and organizational administrative tasks required to keep AZBTR moving smoothly. This may include data entry, paperwork, running errands etc.



We have many AZBTR volunteers who assist when they can, but are not able to commit to a recurring role. The only commitment for these roles is to receive a weekly email!


Help AZBTR with fundraising events, or general fundraising activities.


Join us for an adoption event on Saturday or Sunday and help to handle our dogs while they meet prospective adopters.


Help to drive dogs from boarding or foster homes to events or vet appointments. It is helpful if drivers can stay and handle that dog while at the event, but not required.

Home Visitor

Visit potential fosters’ or adopters’ homes to ensure their homes are safe and full of love for their new companions.