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ABTR Adoption Requirements & Application


Read the following adoption requirements carefully. Then, fully complete/submit application.


  • Incomplete forms will cause delays in the application process.

  • ABTR requests a minimum $10 donation to process applications.

Send payment via PayPal to: 

or mail a check to:   ABTR Applications

427 County Road 281

Courtland, AL 35618

Please mark payments "Application Fee for (Your Name)."

  • ADOPTION FEES:     Six months and under   - $450 

Six to Twelve months    - $400  

One to Two years          - $350

Two years and Older     - $300

 Mixes, designer breeds, and other breed fees may vary.

ABTR dogs are fully vetted at the time of adoption, have been spayed/neutered (unless

age or health prohibits), and have been treated for any current health issues.

Adoption fees vary and go towards the costs of vetting our dogs.


  • All pets currently in your home must be spayed or neutered.

  • A vet reference is required for all your current and former pet's health care.

(We require proof of up to date vaccinations, and heartworm preventative with annual checks, for all dogs in your home.

  • A home visit is required prior to application approval.

  • Please Note:

    • 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.

    • "Invisible" fences and unsupervised doggie-door use are not approved.

    • In the case of adopters who do not have an above-ground fence available, we will consider applicants only with a commitment to keep the dog under leash control when outside of the home.

    • Adopters must travel to pick up their adopted pet as ABTR does not use transportation services.

Please feel free to discuss these issues and any other questions with your ABTR adoption volunteer.



If you meet the qualifications, please click the link below to begin:

If you have issues, please email with "Application Request"

as subject and we will assist you.

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