CONTACT NEBTR: Please contact the following. Adoption Inquiries and Existing Applicant Liason: If your last name is A-H: Tammy Trivelpiece. If your last name is I-Q: Jeannine Rosolie. If your last name is R-Z: Vicki Cuneo. If you need to surrender a dog, contact Jerrilyn Walter. For all other inquiries and general questions: Joy Riley.

Out and About With NEBTR

Sue McGreevey


2008-05-06_195015-291x260Sue had been battling illness for a long time and throughout all she was never negative, always thinking she would come out OK.  Sue lost her battle on March 2, 2007 and the hole she leaves in Rescue will be hard to fill.  She was always willing to take in fosters that no one else could.  No matter how hopeless it seemed she  always wanted to try and save each and every dog.  If it meant just loving them for a very short time, for some who never had love, she was willing to be with them until the end and show them that people weren’t all bad. They passed on to the Rainbow Bridge happy.  You don’t often find many Rescue People like Sue; they are a rare breed, but then again you don’t often find many people like Sue.  Northeast Boston Rescue mourns the passing of a True Rescue Hero and friend.  We will never forgot her spirit, which will linger for all time.

Good bye Sue, for who those of us who truly believe in the Rainbow Bridge, we know you are being mobbed by a pack of Bostons who are so happy to see their mom again.

Mary Beth Rapp

Mary Beth Rapp was a willing and active volunteer with NEBTR and wanting to help Bostons wherever and whenever she could.  She fostered them for us, and regularly helped with transporting them.

Mary Beth was beautiful soul who will be so sorely missed by all of us.  Her family has our deepest sympathies and we share you loss. She was a true friend to our Boston Terriers.

Mary Beth Rapp, 54, a lifelong Pawling resident, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at her home.

The daughter of Charles Colman and Irene (Callahan) Colman, Rapp was born in Poughkeepsie on June 19, 1958. She married Michael Rapp in St. John’s Church in Pawling on May 24, 1981.

She was a member of the Pawling Fire Department Auxiliary. She bred, raised and showed quarter horses and was a volunteer with the Northeast Boston terrier Rescue organization.

Rapp was the bookkeeper for her family’s construction business, R&R Development of Pawling.

She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Christina Carlson of Sheffield, Mass.; her brother, Charles Colman Jr. of Brookfield, Conn.; and her sister, Charlene See of Pawling.

Jim Carnahan Sr.



Jim Carnahan Sr. left for the Rainbow Bridge on April 4, 2009.  Mr. Carnahan is the father of NEBTR volunteer Barbara Carnahan. Through out his 81 years, he was a lover of all animals–birds, cats, ducks, dogs. His first passions were his family, baseball and German Shepherds.  Later in his life, his passions also became Boston Terriers and Greyhounds, which he shared with Barb. His passion for the Phillys never wavered and they honored him with a World Series Championship this past fall.

Although Mr. Carnahan is no longer with us physically, we can all rest assured that he is greeting and loving each and every one of our precious pups that cross the Rainbow Bridge.  They will all be greeted by a very handsome, 6′ Irishman with a HUGE twinkle in his eye, a broad smile and a ready lap.

This fund is to honor his memory.  All donations will go to our featured pups with medically challenging and expensive conditions.

In Memory of Diane Dilzell

Diane Dilzell
Diane E. Dilzell,64, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2015 at her home in Howell. Born in Somerville, to the late John and Anne Semchyshyn, she was a former resident of Bound Brook, Clinton Township, Montgomery Township, Far Hills, and then Howell, to be close to the
ocean, where she loved to spend her time.

Diane’s professional passion was with the Realtor family; protecting the consumer and Realtor. She started her career in 1987 with R.A. Weidel Realtors and was the Manager of the Hillsborough office from 1996-1999. In 1999 she joined RE/MAX Pinnacle in Bedminster where she became partner with David H. Mako. Together they built the company which they sold in 2008 to form their own independent company, Pinnacle, Realtors. “Moving you forward” was the slogan David and Diane chose, because it
represented the dream of everyone to not look back, but rather move forward towards your dreams.

Surviving are her loving children, Allison Brooke Dilzell Beck and husband Jessie, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, and John Park Dilzell, Jr. of Lambertville, her cherished granddaughter, Hailey Ann Beck,  and her beloved Boston Terrier, Toby.

For ten years, Diane volunteered for People for Animals. She volunteered for the SCOAAH, associate member of the Far Hills-Bedminister First Aid Squad, Habitat for Humanity, Algonquin Theater in Manasquan, and was a member of the Howell Elks #2515. She also volunteered for the Northeast
Boston Terrier Rescue, where she helped with home interviews to help place homeless Boston Terriers in permanent or foster homes. Her last bit of guidance, Diane would like everyone to learn to enjoy
the simple things in life; life is full of opportunity, do it today because tomorrow may
not come.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Diane’s memory
to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN, 38105, The Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue,

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.