CONTACT NEBTR: Please contact the following. Adoption Inquiries and Existing Applicant Liason: If your last name is A-D: Melissa McGinn. If your last name is E-H: Elizabeth Yan If your last name is I-Q: Stacie Kyle; If your last name is R-Z: Denice Schnaak. If you need to surrender a dog, contact Jerrilyn Walter. For all other inquiries and general questions: Joy Riley.

Out and About With NEBTR

  • Pet ValU Fundraiser

  • Doggie Dress Up Day

  • Dogtoberfest

  • Black and White Parade

  • Going for a Ride

  • Boston Kisses

  • Pool Parade

  • Cynthia's Jelly

  • Maxy Moo and Friends

  • Shelter Love at Pinot's Palette

  • Santa Paws

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Make Their Dreams Come True


AmazonWishlistHelp individual NEBTR pups and make their dreams come true by buying a gift from their wish list. Many come to us with nothing, from a shelter or a puppy mill, and they have never known a treat or a soft bed or a toy to play with.

If you would like to give a gift to a particular Boston, they are listed on the left hand column of that page. Just click on the name to be taken to that dog’s list. Your gift will be sent directly to your pup at their foster home by Amazon. It couldn’t be easier!

Madison’s Mission Challenge

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Kindness brings warmth on a wintry day.

On November 01, 2010 due to illness, I lost my sweet Boston Terrier, Madison Hunter. In 2012 Madison’s Mission was established in her memory. One of the goals of Madison’s Mission is to help Boston Terriers needing health and behavioral care as well as the needs of those being placed in foster care.

Madison’s Mission chooses to assist Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue (NEBTR) with their financial needs. For a multitude of reasons, NEBTR takes dogs into foster care for re-homing. Their caring hands guide the dogs into new homes where they receive love, attention, health and behavioral care. This may be for the first time in the dog’s life.

Thanks to


Rover is a website and app that connects pet parents with pet sitters. Rover’s Sit a Dog, Save a Life lets you raise money for local dogs-in-need by doing something you do already: asking your neighbors to watch your dog instead of leaving them in a kennel.
Many Rover sitters in New York donate a percentage of their earnings to nonprofits
through Sit a Dog, Save a Life. When you book with a sitter who has the Rover
Donation Badge on their profile, you’re helping dogs in need.

Thanks to Dr. Yasson


NEBTR wants to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to Dr Michele Yasson for conducting a very informative Webinar for our members.  She discussed the importance of good nutrition and the severe reactions our pets suffer from being  over-vaccinated.  Several of NEBTR’s fosters are benefiting from Dr Yasson’s holistic treatment approach to restore health to their bodies.  To learn more about Dr Yasson you can visit her website at We highly recommend her!

When Adopting a Pet From a Rescue


When you adopt a pet from a rescue, please do not have a whole welcoming committee there to greet him when he arrives at your home. Please do not have loads of people dropping by every day to meet the new addition. We’ve had dogs get returned in their first week or two at home for being “aggressive” with friends, neighbors, etc. Wonderful dogs that waited for months and months for a good home have been returned for “snapping at other people”. It is so important to understand that your new pet is going through an enormous adjustment. He has gone from a home, shelter or puppy mill into a foster home, where he most likely has felt safe and loved, maybe for the first time ever. He has bonded with that foster family. He needs time to take it all in and get used to his new surroundings and new family. His “welcome home party” should not be a party, but a low-key introduction to his new home, yard, bed, and the members of the immediate family.

Gold Bone Society


Our heartfelt thanks to those special donors who have joined our “Gold Bone Society” with their gifts to NEBTR of $1000.00 or more.  It is people like you who enable us to help Boston Terriers in need, and who make our success stories possible.

All Gold Bone Society members will receive the beautiful pin pictured above.  Sheryl Trent, NEBTR President writes, “Our Bostons and NEBTR are so grateful for the many supporters we have to continue our work, but there are some, like yourself, who consistently and generously make donations that we would like to honor.  You are a member of our Gold Bone society and we hope you enjoy this pin and wear it with the pride with which we send it.”

Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue (NEBTR) is comprised of volunteers based in NY, NJ, PA, CT and DE and serves Boston Terriers in need within reach of our helping hands. Most dogs in foster care for placement are adolescent to adult dogs in need of re-homing in life for a multitude of reasons and will need caring hands to guide them as they transition into new homes. All of our rescue dogs are fostered and evaluated for a 2 week minimum to allow us to assess their personality and provide them with basic foundation skills - House/Crate training, basic manners - to ease their transition into new homes. It is our belief such work in foster care better prepares dogs for success and helps forms lasting bonds.