Foster Dogs

Funds and Foster Homes Paw-lease!

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The three R’s in OUR world are Rescue, Rehabilitate and Re-home. And while the actual costs of remaining true to our mission are high, rescuing, rehabilitating and
re-homing just ONE dog is priceless. Read more »

Maggy needs your help!

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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 »

Cherry Eye in Dogs

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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 »

Mari & Roxy Need Your Help!

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Can you help these two sweethearts named Mari and Roxy?

These two Boston Terriers are well-mannered, friendly and happy. Not to mention, mirror images of one another!

They were recently dumped at a Quebec shelter as strays. Read more »

Tilly needs your help!

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TILLY NEEDS YOUR HELP! SHE NEEDS CATARACT SURGERY URGENTLY!

I’m sure you’ve heard some of the stories of dogs helped by Boston Terrier Rescue Canada (BTRC). There are so many little faces with happy snaggle tooth grins because of your support of BTRC.

Did you know that in 2014, BTRC has taken 47 dogs into care?

When a Boston Terrier (or mix) comes into the care of BTRC, it costs an average of $750 for their vetting.

This year, BTRC has spent over $33,000 in vet bills and the year isn’t over yet!

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Hunter searches for his forever home

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Hunter is currently being fostered with Pugalug Rescue.

Hunter is a 2 year old Boston Terrier/Pug mix. He is a busy little guy whose favourite game is fetch (and will play all day if allowed!). He mostly ignores other dogs but will become reactive if faced with hostility or if a favourite toy is at stake. He would be happiest in a home where he wont be overwhelmed with high energy dogs, he would do fine with calm dogs. He needs a some training to break a marking habit, but he has been doing well in foster care – just something to be aware of. Knows sit, down, stay, off, out. Walks nicely on leash. He is very toy and food motivated so is super easy to train, and would do excellent in agility or fly ball.

If you think you might be able to give Hunter a loving forever home, please click here to visit his bio page!

Why Foster a Dog?

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“Fostering a dog is not a lifetime commitment, it is a commitment to saving a life.”

This is the watchword of rescue groups everywhere.

To foster a dog is, quite simply, to save that dog’s life. A foster home provides that same dog with a safe, temporary place of refuge until he is ultimately placed in a permanent, adoptive home. Read more »

Update on Lovable ‘Set for Life’ Luigi

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His adoring foster mom still calls six-year-old Luigi her little, pot-bellied bundle of HAPPY. Her little Dude. And she still loves him like crazy! This high-spirited Boston, with the ongoing health issues, is still “the happiest guy in town. Still hiding his foster sibs’ toys in the basement and still pushing around that beaten-up plastic case.” Read more »

Goodbye, Twooie

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Twooie shortly before Christmas at the age of 14. A mere 10 days after we celebrated her remarkable spirit and youthful enthusiasm on this blog, the light that brightened and warmed the family that loved her was forever dimmed. Read more »

Ah! To be Twooie!

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A beautiful update from Twooie’s permanent foster family.

With her fringed red scarf tied jauntily around her neck, this elegant grande dame of a Boston is more than ready for her close up, Mr. DeMille. She is our perennial poster girl on how to age with dignity and grace. And she has enriched our lives in ways we could never have imagined. Read more »