Saturday, March 2, 2013

Love Pup

New Foster Penny Lane

Penny Lane came from the same puppy mill in Indiana as Bella Boo.

Her foster mom Sharon Sweeney writes,

"Just received my first puppy mill foster who i adore. She has made such progress in three days. Does anyone have any ideas about what toys to try at first? She may be a few weeks away from this but I am very proactive. Thanks so much."

Soxy is Adopted

Miss Soxy now Moxie was adopted today!! She has found a wonderful home with Kenny & Zeus and their rescue dog Bentley. Moxie sure hit a home run, what a great couple they were so happy and excited to have this little girl as part of their family.

-- James Wager

 Congratulations on your placement of Soxy/Moxie. Looks like a great new home  for this sweet girl.
Thank you for a job well done.


New Foster Myles

Please meet new foster Myles. She is 6 years old.
She is spayed, healthy, housebroken and friendly! She will be ready in a few weeks!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fun Facts

Boston Terrier Facts and Trivia

Here are some fun Boston Terrier facts and trivia. Did you know? ...
boston_terriers_with_gerald_fordGerald R. Ford,
38th President of the United States,
with Boston Terriers, Fleck and Spot
  • Average life expectancy is 10 - 14 years

  • The average male BT weighs 15 - 25 pounds and measures 16" - 17" high; the average female is slightly smaller weighing 10 - 20 pounds and measuring 15" - 16" high.

  • The Boston Terrier was admitted to the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1893, making it the first US breed to be recognized.

  • The Boston Terrier is one of very few breeds recognized by the AKC that originated in the US.

  • The Boston Terrier was the first non-sporting dog bred in the US.

  • The BT is (or was) also known as the "American Gentleman", the "Boston Bull Terrier" and the "Boston Bull".

  • Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, had a Boston Terrier named "Hub". Gerald R. Ford, 38th President owned two Boston Terriers, Fleck and Spot.

  • The Boston Terrier was recognized by the state legislature as the "state dog of Massachusetts" in 1979.

  • Rhett the Boston Terrier, became the Boston University mascot on November 15, 1922. He was named after a leading character from the novel "Gone With the Wind". Rhett is 6'3" and weighs 200 lbs. - now that's a big BT! :-)

  • "Toto" the dog in Wizard of Oz, has been illustrated as a Boston Terrier in several editions of the book.

  • Helen Keller had a Boston Terrier named Phiz, given to her by some classmates at Radcliffe College.

  • Boston Terriers were very popular in the US during the 1920's, so much so that they represented between 20 and 30 percent of all of the dogs entered in dog shows.
from: the Boston Terrier Hub  (bostonterrierhub,com)

Goodbye to Padi


Just wanted to say goodbye to the group, as we are moving to San
Francisco, CA this weekend. We are bringing our "failed foster" (now
adopted "forever dog"), Miss Breezy, with us. I wanted to say thank
you to the group for bringing Breezy into our lives, as well as for
the sweet emails and posts of support during her two mast cell tumor
surgeries and insulin regulation. She is doing great, is totally
cancer-free, and is even eligible for pet insurance again. We are so
happy to have her in our lives and thank you all for making that
possible. Warm wishes for all of the work you all do for these sweet



Thank you for all that you have done for the group, and especially for Breezy.  Please keep in touch with us to let us all know how you are doing.  We love updates!  Thank you for being such a good Mom for Miss Breezy.  Good luck in your move and the next chapter of your lives.

New Foster Mandy

Meet new foster Mandy! Mandy is a puppy mill survivor who somehow ended up in this shelter. Her time has come to finally feel what it is like to live in a warm loving home.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Foster Bella Boo

Hi everyone!!! I'm fostering a puppy mill girl from Indiana. I named her Bella Boo!!!

She came from a puppy mill in Indiana with foster Penny Lane. She is around 6 to 7 years young and in got a clean bill of health from my vet.

She is a love bug and a beautiful soul. She gets along well with my two dogs and met my rabbit today and is very good with her as well.She has the most soulful eyes!!!  She is the sweetest being and is such a good girl.  She doesn't mess up her crate, she's a cuddle bunny, she's very respectful, and goes potty outside with my other two dogs!!!

She was terrified on day 1 and was in bad shape. Day 3, she is more relaxed. She is a total love bug!!!
She is well mannered, goes potty outside with my other two dogs, and crate trained. She keeps her crate spotless. No anxiety or separation issues. She's good on a leash on our walks. Ignores other dogs and people if they walk by her. She met two preschoolers on our walk and she was very gentle with them and gave them little kisses. The kids loved her!!

As with all puppy mill dogs, she doesn't know how to play yet, what a toy is, etc.... I've only had her for a week and a half and she is slowly venturing out of her crate when I call her...yes, she knows her name. Miss Bella Boo is a smart cookie.

The only thing I see that she needs work on is getting her comfortable with the rest of my home. I'm using a leash so she can be with me when I move around the house and provolone cheese as a reward. I'm giving myself another three weeks and hopefully she will be ready by then.

She will make someone very happy...

Just look at the difference after three days in Patti's care!  Thank you so much for opening your heart and home to her!


 We went on our first walk on Sunday along with my Boxer, Jess.  She did very well on the walk.  This morning we went for another walk and she was a she's been doing it for all her life.  We met up with two preschoolers with their mom and she was very gentle with them.  Gave them little kisses and they loved Bella Boo.

She is potty trained to go outside with my other two dogs and I can see that she is much more relaxed with going out in the yard with them.  So far the only thing that is going slow, is that she still views her crate as the "safe zone".  Each day I am taking her on the leash to explore another part of my home, but she's not thrilled with doing I'm not forcing her.

She will make someone a great family member!!!
Patti Maddamma

Happy Birthday Kennedy and Lucy

Happy Birthday Kennedy and Lucy, George Vazquez's pups.  Also celebrating with them is their NEBTR sister, Cassie.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BT Property Law 101

1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine.
3. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
4. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never be yours.
6. If I saw it first, it's mine.
7. If you are playing with something else and put it down, it's mine.
8. If I am chewing something up, all of the pieces are mine.
9. If it used to be yours, get over it.
10. If it's broken, it's yours.

Deborah Dolan's Pups

 Bill with Papi, foster Keegan and foster Sara

 Papi (our NEBTR adoptee)

 Little foster Sara

 Papi licking Deb's face

Tara in front, Papi in back

Member Dog of the Day: Earl Grey

Earl Grey owns longtime member Judy Wade.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Daisy is Looking for a Forever Home

Just a quick update on Daisy, she finished her antibiotics, and seems to be doing much better after her vaginitus infection. The plan is to have her spayed the end of march or beginning of February. She is doing really well with her eye drops, and now knows the routine. At night she is so cute. We go to the bedroom, she sits, I do the eye drops, give her a small treat, and she pits herself in her bed in her crate and goes to sleep. What a little dear.

She is such a sweetie. I am surprised people are so put off with her eye the way it is. Last week at Lowe's, a woman and her kids fawned over her pink sweater and painted toe nails, then went from enthralled to apalled in two seconds after the woman noticed her eye. Even after I explained it was an old injury and was not painful, she hid her kids behind her legs and stopped them from petting her. She pretty much ran away. I was shocked! And the last applicant told me hee "disability" was more than she could handle.

I barely notice the eye. I guess looks are more important to people than I really realize. It really hurts my heart for her to be so easily rejected for something that is not at all her fault :(


Erin, there is a cover for every pot.  There will be somebody who will see her beauty as we all do and love her because of it, not in spite of it.

It's great that she is feeling so much better.   Thank you for taking such loving care of her.

Fosters Bryant and Rocky Play

Battle of the Toy:

Linda Brennan's fosters Bryant and Rocky play with a toy.  Check out the Lab referee.

And here is Bryant helping in the kitchen!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dash Gets Ice Cream

This is my husband with Dash and my BT Howitzer in August. Oh how I miss summer! And ice cream!

Erin Sullivan