Adoption Process

There is no other dog like a Boston Terrier. They are playful, loving, energetic, adaptable - all in equal measures. There is never a dull day if you have a Boston in the house. However, before you go any further you have to ask yourself this one question: Is a rescue Boston Terrier right for you?

Rehoming a Boston that has lived somewhere else before is not the quick, easy or cheap way to get a dog. They might not be reliably housetrained (and may never be), have behavioural issues such as separation anxiety and whilst we assess the dogs that come into our care and try and address as many issues prior to rehoming, adopting a Boston with a history can sometimes prove a lifelong challenge. Are you ready for that and prepared to put the work in?

If so then complete and return your Adoption Application form (from our website or the ‘files’ section of our Facebook group).  Make sure you answer ALL questions TRUTHFULLY.  Once submitted please let us know if your circumstances change - this will help us to  match a dog to you or reduce our waiting list. You will receive an email from us acknowledging that we have received your application.  If your application is not suitable we will explain why.  Check your junk/spam mail in case our reply goes in there.

From time to time we might email you to check if your circumstances have changed and whether or not you still want us to keep your application on file.  If we don’t receive a reply we shall assume you are no longer interested in adopting a dog from us and remove your application.

When a dog becomes available for adoption we go through ALL applications, and do our best to find the home that best suits the dog’s needs.  If you are shortlisted you will receive a phone call from one of us, where we will ask you further questions to ascertain whether or not you are the best home for the dog in question.  If you are not successful it doesn’t mean you weren’t good enough – just that another home met the dog’s needs more fully.  Your application will stay on file and be considered for future available dogs for one year, at which point, to comply with Data Protection, it will be deleted.  Therefore if more than one year has passed since submitting your application you will need to submit another.

Once a match has been made and you take on a dog from us, you will be asked to pay an adoption fee to UK Boston Terrier Rescue. This goes towards the love and care that we have given your dog before finding them a new home with you and helps us to help other Bostons in need.

It is the adopter’s responsibility to arrange to collect the dog, and to bear the cost of transport.

HOMECHECK DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: a check of the interior of your property will be conducted remotely via video conferencing; therefore please do not apply if you do not have the facilities for this (i.e. smart phone/ tablet device/laptop).  Photographs will NOT be accepted.

Please see our FAQs for further information.

Or to apply complete the Adoption Application.