The love of the breed led to adoption, but the love of the dog led to starting a rescue. Sweet Madison was only 9 years old when she lost her battle with bladder cancer. It is because of her that the BT Rescue of Oklahoma Foundation was established just one year later. Madison will be remembered for many, many years to come through the work we do for other Bostons. We might not have been able to save her life, but we will do our best to save as many others as we can!
Comprised of a team of diligent volunteers, Boston Terrier and Short Nose Rescue of Oklahoma is dedicated to rescuing as many Boston Terriers as we can. No rescue is too small or too large and while we primarily serve Oklahoma, we have been known to aid in neighboring states as well when we're able. Our goal is to bring these sweet babies into rescue long enough to ensure that they are healthy and have been behavior tested so that we may place them into a loving, FURever home they fit right into!
We are a foster-based rescue and as such, we do not have a central facility where all of the dogs can be visited such as city shelters. All of our dogs are fostered in homes which also allows the opportunity to test more behaviors than a shelter setting might, such as house-training, interaction with other animals, and other behaviors that a dog might exhibit in a home. While we strive to provide as much information as we can about all of our dogs, sometimes we are limited on how much we know about the background of dogs that come into our care.
We're always here for any questions you may have throughout the adoption process, and even after adoption and once you have your new baby home. We love to see our dogs flourish and make their paw prints on each of your hearts!
All Boston Terrier and Short Nose Rescue of Oklahoma dogs are fully vetted at the time of adoption which includes spay/neuter, all vaccines - Rabies, Bordetella, and DHLP - along with heartworm check and the first month of preventative, and a vet check. Adoption fees vary per dog, but generally range from $200 to $450 depending on age and what vetting the dog required. The adoption fee is on a cash basis, is non-refundable, and is due at the time of the adoption. All adoption agreements state that the dog will be returned to the rescue if the adopter can no longer keep the dog for any reason. We highly recommend allowing at least a month for a dog to adjust; oftentimes settling into a new home can take time and lots and lots of patience.
Since we are run by a group of volunteers who have full-time jobs as well, the application process can take a little while. On average, applications are processed within a week and include checking veterinary and personal references, background checks, and home visits.