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

In Honor of Meredith Festa

Congratulations to Meredith Festa, who is the recipient of a check from JP Morgan Chase Foundation honoring her volunteer work in the amount of $1000! Meredith and Matt Festa are tireless workers and foster parents for NEBTR, and what they have done for Uncle Fester is a story unto itself. Thank you very much from all of us!

In Memory of Molly Moo

Thanks to Jodi Groff, who has made a gift to the NEBTR in memory of a very special girl, Molly Moo, who was the forever foster of two even more special people, Vicki and Nick Rowe.  Below is the tribute they wrote to Miss Moo.

Molly came to NEBTR in Aug 2009 two weeks shy of her 11th birthday.  She was diagnosed with Cushings and due to those medical complications we kept her as a permanent foster.  She spent the next year and a half with us learning how to snuggle and be an important part of our family.  She yodeled and danced like a little dancing queen when she wanted a cookie. She was a pleasure to sing with and she even filled in end of phrases for me!  When we took in Ori, our 3-legged puppy mill mama, Molly taught her how to be a dog.  Ori watched Molly’s every step and action and it was Molly’s confidence and ways that helped Ori to relax and “learn the ropes.”  Molly never gave up on being a part of our family.  She loved to chew on bones, bully’s and later zuke z ridges, always enjoying what was given to her.  She traveled with us often and was a model doggy citizen loving time in nature and time with a pack of other dogs.  We thought we were here to help her, but as usual, she helped us in more ways than we can ever express.  Sweet dreams Miss Moo, we will always remember you and the love you faithfully gave to our little family…

Nick and Vicki

Thanks Boston Terrier Party of MA

NEBTR wants to send a huge THANK YOU to the members of the Boston Terrier Tea Party of MA for their generous donation of $3,000 to help our rescued Bostons.  With a large number of surgeries coming up, this wonderful gift is certainly much appreciated!

Tribute and Memorial Order Form

NEBTR is proud to offer tributes “In honor of…” and “In memory of …” a loved person or beloved canine companion. When you can make a donation to NEBTR in an amount of your choice a tribute card will be sent in acknowledgment to the person and address you designate. You will need to fill out the form below with the information, then you should be directed to a Paypal button to send in your donation.

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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.

In Memory of Brody

 Thank you so much to Carolyn McCarthy for her generous gift in memory of her former foster Brody.  Carolyn writes, “Brody was the most forgiving and loving boy.  Although he was only with us for a very short time, we miss him every day!

Brody was a senior stray with a most severe case of a perianal hernia when Carolyn opened her heart and home to help him.  She brought him through two surgeries to try to fix the hernia but it was so far gone his organs were coming through and beyond salvage.  Each day the bond between Carolyn and Brody grew as each day he slowly declined.

For Brody, his journey ended with Carolyn but embraced with love and gentle care while she battled to help him recover.  It is she who grieves for him, not the people who left him to fend on the streets.   For all of our other fosters, with all of their quirks and differences, or just fallen on hard times, we all are committed to making sure they will never be unwanted again.

In Honor of Bob Ricca

Thanks so much to Mickie Kennedy for her most generous gift of $500 in honor of Bob Ricca.  Her donation will go to the fund for Tucker’s surgery, and, thanks to people like Mickie, Tucker is doing fabulously well and getting ready to start a new life.

In Memory of Peaches

Peaches found her forever home with Sylvia Roth when she was about 10, and Peaches lived the last five years of her life in Sylvia’s wonderful care.  Sadly, Peaches recently crossed the rainbow bridge, suffering from a tumor behind her eyes.


Peaches was beloved by Sylvia, and Sylvia’s daughter Anna Hays has made a donation to the NEBTR in Peaches’ memory.  What a wonderful tribute to a loyal and loving pair!


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.

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.