Arnie has arrived with us and is possibly the loveliest boy I've ever met. As you can see he's still painfully underweight (and that's having gained weight!) and blind but that hasn't stopped him joining in with playing tug with Nessa and Ned! He's not got a bad bone in his body and is so so loving. 

We took him to our vet who thankfully thinks he is a candidate for chemo and he has a referral appointment at Fitzpatricks Oncology centre on Friday. Chemo won't cure him but could give him another year of good quality life and is apparently well tolerated in dogs with few side effects but we will know more on Friday. We think Arnie deserves a chance. 

Thanks so much to every one of you who has donated to Arnie's care; his vet bills to date have been a fair bit and chemo won't be cheap but we think he's worth it. We need to make up for the humans who have so spectacularly let him down. 

If anyone else would like to donate to Arnie's care our paypal is

donation@ukbostonterrierrescue Thank You!


Arnie has been admitted to start his chemotherapy today. It couldn't be left any longer (his life expectancy without treatment is 4-6 weeks) and so they wanted to get started right away. There are a number of options, the gold standard being the one that could put him into total remission but of course is the most expensive at £4000-£5000. 

50% of dogs don't experience any side effects and for those that do, they're self-limiting and last a day or two (off food, nausea, runny tummy) but that's all.

Paypal for donations is


Bank details on request.


First dose done and on our way home! Not surprisingly Arnie was a BIG hit at Fitzpatricks ❤️

Sadly Arnie lost his battle on 30/01/2018. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P little man.

Arnie Bartlett. 2014-30/01/18. 🌈💔

In the last couple of days the lymphoma overwhelmed him and filled his little body. And so we had to say goodbye. 

We were both with him and we held him and kissed him (and got a bitey kiss back) and told him just how much we loved him. 

We take comfort in knowing he didn’t suffer until the end. 

let's not forget the state Arnie arrived in; blind, emaciated, dehydrated, passing blood and dying. Without your financial support, that's how his life would have ended a few short weeks later. So thank you all, so so much. You literally gave him the gift of 6 months of life. And his sight; His sight restored after first chemo dose. And us, we feel grateful and honoured to have had him in our lives. THANK YOU! <3 Logo

Every Boston deserves the best...

We love Boston Terriers! They're a cute, comical, caring breed who, when matched with the right owner, will provide many happy years of companionship.


We know there are lots of people like us, who love and care for their Bostons - and believe us, we'd much prefer it if we didn't even exist - but alas, there are Boston Terriers up and down the UK who are not being treated as they should be; beautiful, bouncy Bostons without a comfy bed at night, or a human to give them the best of everything...


There are also people who, for many reasons, are no longer able to keep their Boston Terrier and because of their love for their pet want to ensure they go to a home that has been fully checked and will have lifelong back-up.


We are a registered charity (number: 1163435) and are recognised by the Kennel Club as a breed specific rescue.


We attended Crufts 2016 under 'Find a rescue' - What an amazing achievement, and it was so lovely to meet and greet so many people. Thank you to everyone who visited us on the stand and everyone who donated.


From left to right: Sue Birch with Ollie, Yasimin Djemal with Boston, Valerie Pellowe with Frank and Beth Bartlett with Nessa. 


Frank - Came into the Rescue just before Crufts, strutting the purple carpet, and now living the life of Riley in his new home.

 Boston showing off his UKBTR Bandana.

Yoko - Previously known as Millie (Re-homed in 2015!)


We provide a complete breed specialist rehoming service across the UK. In our experience, Bostons prefer beds to cold kennels, so we operate via a home fostering network. This means we can provide a home-from-home environment for all the Bostons that come into our care, whilst they are assessed, vet checked and matched with a new family.


Find us on Facebook here: Uk Boston Terrier Rescue - Main Facebook group with updates and photos.


Take a look at our auction page on Facebook: Uk Boston Terrier Rescue Auction - Head over to help raise much needed funds while getting a little something for yourself!


If you'd like to help UKBTR, we would like to hear from you! We are currently looking for more fosterers, particulary dog and child free homes.


We would love to welcome more fosterers and transporters to our team, so if you think you'd be able to help make a difference, especially to a dog that comes to us, please fill in our FOSTER APPLICATION FORM , or our TRANSPORTER APPLICATION FORMThese can also be found under 'Files' on our Facebook page.  


Fostering is an extremely rewarding process, if you would like to help but not sure if you could do it, drop us a line at We can help explain the process.

Quadrant2Design based in Poole, Dorset specialise in designing and supplying reusable exhibition stands []. They  have kindly donated three pull-up banners to assist us in raising awareness & funds to continue our valuable work of rehoming Boston Terriers