Maggy Thanks You for your Giving Tree Donations!


The vet said Maggy had one of the worst cases of luxating patella (dislocated kneecap) he had ever seen.

When Maggy first came into rescue with Boston Terrier Rescue Canada (BTRC), she could barely walk to the end of the street and back. Her hips and knees were so disjointed you could sometimes hear them SNAP. Read more »

Maggy needs your help!


Will you help Maggy decorate her tree this year so she can have the surgery she needs?

Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not even a Boston Terrier named Maggy or her three feline brothers.

It was a different story in June when Maggy was found as a stray – her owners didn’t want her anymore. She was abandoned when she was 8 years old! Read more »

Giving Tuesday 2016!


Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016!

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday – now we have GivingTuesday, “the opening of the giving season”. It’s a day where charities, companies, and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes, and think about others. Read more »



Have we got an exciting raffle for you! 1 in 250 CHANCE OF WINNING!

Thanks to one of our awesome volunteers, Amber Gionet, who has put in 40 hours of volunteer time with us in a year, we have been awarded with a Gift of Flight Voucher! Read more »

A Tribute to Ana-Maria Davies


I am from Ontario; Ana-Maria lived on the west coast. Though it may sound funny, calling someone I only spoke to through phone calls and the computer one of my closest friends, her personality shone just as brilliantly from over 4000 km away. Read more »

Surrender is the Safest Option


When faced with the unfortunate decision of relinquishing a dog due to such issues as allergies, lifestyle changes and an owner’s passing, too many opt for the most expedient option: offering that dog for free through social media or well known online sales sites. Read more »

Making Your Points Our Points


Looking for a new and different way to benefit BTRC? Then look no farther than your own Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card. In the blink of an eye, with the click of a key, you can donate some of the POINTS you save towards the DOGS we save. Read more »

Official Maple Leaf’s Onesie Raffle!


As a fundraising event to help all the Bostons in our care, we are raffling off 4 Officially Licensed Maple Leaf’s onesies! These onesies are as close as you can get to suiting up in your favourite team’s uniform.

Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and can only be purchased by sending an email money transfer to our treasurer at Read more »

Cherry Eye in Dogs


This is Roscoe. He is a an 18 month old Boston Terrier who is currently being fostered in Ottawa, ON. While in our foster care, Roscoe will be having surgery to repair his cherry eye. We expect his total vetting to be in the approximate range of $2500.00.

The condition commonly called “cherry eye” occurs when a tear gland protrudes from your dog’s eye socket. Easily spotted, it appears as a pink or red mass bulging from the corner of the eye nearest your dog’s nose. It can affect either one or both eyes AND can be recurrent. Read more »

2015 Holiday Giving Tree Success!

btrc_blog_noellexmasBTRC Alumni, Noelle, in her holiday best, says “Thank YOU everyone!”

Six thousand, four hundred and seventy five dollars!

That’s right, that’s what you, our incredible supporters, raised during our recent Holiday Giving Tree campaign.



We couldn’t be prouder of you and your commitment to these little dogs that we love so dearly. Read more »