Adoption Requirements &
If you are interested in adopting a dog from Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue, please carefully read our qualifications for adoption. Your application cannot be approved if it is missing critical information. In order to help cover expenses incurred, we ask for a minimum $10 donation to process your application. For your convenience, you may use PayPal or you can send a check to ABTR. Please mark it "Application Fee for (Your Name)."
All ABTR dogs are fully vetted at the time of adoption, have been spayed or neutered, unless age or health prohibits, and have been treated for any current health issues. ABTR's adoption fee varies by dog and goes to cover some of the cost of vetting our rescues. 6 months and under - $450. 6-12 months - $400 One year to Two years - $350. Two years and Over - $300 Mixed Breed All Ages - $250
All homes considered for adoption must meet the following criteria: no children in the home under the age of 5 years old, all pets currently in the home must be altered, a vet reference confirming that your current pets are up to date on all vaccinations and that dogs are on a heartworm preventative. ABTR requires a home visit for all approved homes. While there is no restriction on adopting ABTR dogs to apartment homes, not all Bostons will do well in this type of environment due to their high energy level. In the case of adopters who do not have an above-ground fence available, we will consider applicants with a commitment to keep the dog under leash control when outside of the home. "Invisible" fences and unsupervised dog door use are not approved. Please feel free to discuss these issues and any other questions you may have with an ABTR volunteer.
NOTE: ABTR does not adopt to homes outside the Southeast due to logistical reasons (transportation, home visits, etc.)
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