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Surrendering a Dog to ABTR


Read the following information carefully. Then, fully complete/submit a Surrender Form. Incomplete forms will cause delays in the surrender 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)."

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 fee varies and goes toward the costs of vetting our dogs.


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.

All homes considered for adoption must meet the following criteria:

  • No children under the age of 5 years old living in the home.

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

  • Vet reference for current/former pet's health care (vaccinations current, all dogs on heartworm prevention and tested annually.) 

  • Home visit is required prior to application approval.

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 with ABTR adoption volunteer.

Adopters must travel to pick up their adopted pet as ABTR

does not use transportation services.

*Note that volunteers handle the entire process, and we appreciate your patience.

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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