Adopting a Rescue Pet

2 of our 3 Boston Terriers are rescue dogs (1 from Freecycle, 1 from a shelter). The one on Freecycle was on a short leash and left in a plastic barrel outside. They are the most amazing animals.


Our 3rd Boston Terrier came from a female Boston Terrier, who died during birth. It was up to me to raise 5 orphaned dogs. 2 died pretty quickly; 3 survived for 12 weeks, and then 2 of those died. We had the remaining one, and he is still here after 3 plus years. I bottle fed those babies every 2 hours, so of course my middle Boston Terrier is my special angel baby.

A year ago we adopted an older dog via a humane shelter about 60 miles away. They said he was about 6 - 7 years old, but he is more like a 10-11 year old. He has adapted to our family just fine. I will miss him when he passes on, but I know in my heart he was happy with his final forever home.

A few weeks ago we rescued another Boston Terrier from Freecycle, and my mother has him. He is an absolute delight. So anyone thinking about buying an animal from a pet store or anything like that, look to rescue dogs. You will have unconditional love, and one of the best pets you could ever have!


I have a sign in my kitchen that says "Dogs are like potato chips, you can't have just one". So true, kind of like kids. One more just makes things more interesting!

By LMay from South TX

3 black and white Boston Terriers on the lawn

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

Love Bostons! I have pugs, and my 2nd baby is a shelter rescue. I will never buy a dog again. There are too many babies waiting for adoption, even purebred ones as we have shown here.


Congrats, your pups are beautiful, enjoy them.


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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

I just adopted a Boston! I already have a Boston and love the breed and so looked for another. He is badly bred and probaby came from a backyard breeder so we are keeping our fingers crossed that he remains healthy. Bostons are so lovable and adaptable.


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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

Our friends have 2 boston's... Lucy & Chewy. They are just adorable and yes, they are rescues.


We only rescue here at our house. Thank you for posting the pix of your cute fue-babies...

August 6, 20110 found this helpful

They are just precious! We have a ferret from and we just love her. It is so true, don't buy from pet stores if you can help it, we adopted our guinea pig babies from the shelter, three of them, females, and all our dogs are rescues but one, which Mom bought from a responsible breeder.

Here is a pic of our guinea pigs, they are growing so fast! This is Tay TAy. My daughter photographs them very well..they sit for her really nice.
Blessings, to you for sharing your darling babies!

August 26, 20120 found this helpful

What a pleasure to read this story and view these beautiful "forever home' group. Love the sign in your kitchen. Mine says "the more I see of people, the better I like my dog" German Shepherds.


and like you there always seems to be room for "just one more".


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April 29, 20160 found this helpful

AARP did a survey on people 50+. The Q: Which do you prefer the companionship of another person or a dog? Unanimous answer: My dog! Amen to that.


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