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

Thanks to Jennifer Hartline and Marilyn Morgan Holzerland

Special thanks to Jennifer Hartline and Marilyn Morgan Holzerland at Help If You Can for raising $3,154 for the Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue through their auction.  NEBTR is extremely thankful for their generosity, and Jennifer and Marilyn have been added as permanent members to the Gold Bone Society.  Thanks as well to everyone who donated items to the auction and who purchased items.

In Honor Of:

  • In honor of Jody and Vinny.  Happy holidays.  Chance, another Christmas without you, but you are always in our hearts, from Mr. and Mrs. V. Nichilo
  • Maya arriving at NEBTR by April Braun
  • Jean Guyon by Claudette Martin
  • Noble Bostons, to Margaret Noble, from Billie Jo Edwards
  • Christa Faust in honor of her Best Boston Buddy, Butch
  • In honor of Bentley Josephine to Tracey and Gregg Peterson by Jane Marcus
  • In honor of Walter and Winston by Mark Lacey
  • In honor of Chance, to Jody and Vinny, Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year from Terry and Ron Petroski
  • A graduation gift for Chad Hammerly for giving Max a furever home from Dianna Kraynick
  • In honor of Festivus to Alexis Durham by Earl Conee
  • In honor of Darris Wohlforth by Christina Wohlforth
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year, with all our love, to Vinny and Jody Nichilo from Ron and Terry Petroski
  • Happy holidays to Jody and Vinnie Nichilo from Joann Riccardi and Joyce Peters
  • The marriage of Caitlin and Brad Hewitt, in honor of their Boston Leo, as a wedding favor
  • In honor of Shawn Goodyear by Prudential
  • In honor of Cindy Kaiser by Maureen and Tim McMullen
  • In honor of the birthday of Cindy Seelig from Linda Kostora
  • In honor of Walter Williams by Cynthia Kaiser
  • In honor of Walter Williams by Donna Gaschel
  • In honor of Sumo by Melissa Mintz
  • Kathy Herr by Joan Groh
  • Walter Williams by Robert Lee
  • Linda Wichlac and her Boston Terrier rescue Sassy by Maria Grove
  • Rex’s third Gotcha Day by SuzAnne Bollinger
  • The wedding  of Amanda Pontarellal and Kerri Tiermini by Christine and Mike Conolly
  • By David Wills in honor of Greta
  • In honor of Jerrilyn Walter by Dawn Palo
  • Gift for Uncle Fester by Alyssa Hartley, age 10, with money she raised
  • In honor of Bandit by Ginny Murphy
  • Holiday gift from Lucy and Brady of the Woof Board
  • Holiday gift to Doris Cepil from Kristin Cepil
  • In honor of the friends and family of Meghan and Matt.  Thanks for sharing our wedding – Meghan and Matt of Forest Hill, Maryland
  • One of NEBTR’s fans, Misty Sutton, who wished that for her birthday on October 20, donations would be made to the Bostons, from Tonela Roshan
  • The Marriage of Betty Brevi and Dave Akin from Kevin Kitowski
  • Holiday girft to Dana Spinella from Penny Paul
  • Holiday gift to Alma Bettencourt from Ellen Thelin
  • Holiday gift to Ardis Cavin from Ellen Thelin
  • Holiday gift to Carolyn McCarthy from Ellen Thelin
  • Holiday gift to Evelyn Ackley from Ellen Thelin
  • Holiday gift to Mike and Stacey Pravec from Ellen Thelin
  • Holiday gift to Bess Weatherman & Andrew Duncan from Mary and Richard Haley
  • Holiday gift to Bonnie and Joe Shuba from Elizabeth and John Shuba
  • Bentley from the Vasquez family: “Please accept this donation as a small thank you.  Though our attempt with Bentley didn’t work with our existing babies, we are happy Linda Antonelli was able to find a forever home for him.  We have been in contact with his new family and are so happy he has a great new family who are providing as much love as we had for him.  Please use this donation to help Kira get the help she needs.  We have posted pictures of our Kennedy & Lucy on the Facebook page for your viewing.  Thank you for everything you do to help us both doggy’s and humans.  From the Vasquez Family – George, Lily, Goerge II, Kennedy & Lucy, our babies.”
  • Skeeter, her 11 year old Boston Terrier, by Heather Mallon
  • Lucy Shea from Katelyn Peanut Shea
  • The marriage of Casey Kockler – donation in lieu of favors
  • Love to Uncle Fester. Jonathan and his Bostie, Mocha
  • God Bless and heal this dear dog. Sending prayers and hugs! – Sharon Culp
  • Get well, Uncle Fester! You’re cute, sweet, and deserve a loving home! – Courtney Bishop

In Memory of Ellie Mae


Ellie Mae was adopted from NEBTR in 2011 by Sherry Florentino.  Sadly, she went to the bridge on January 14, 2014 as the result of a heart condition.  Thanks to Nicole Florentino for the very generous gift to NEBTR in her memory.

In Memory Of:

  • In memory of Coopernicus, with much love from Jeanne and Abigail, to Ginny Murphy
  • In memory of Dearest Dotty to Maria Pastuszak from Jeanne Dross
  • In memory of Joe to Alesha Heil and Josh Berlin by Bethany & Sameer Adhikari
  • In memory of Bandit to Cynthia and Craig Musselman by Chris D’Argenio
  • In memory of Guiness by Susan and Scott to Sasha Tracy
  • In memory of Gwen Saunders by John Conti and Diane Beal to Sarah and Tom Fullen
  • In memory of Obee Puskar by Michelle Patel to Sara Puskar
  • In memory of Laurie Paavola, Lifetime member and friend of the Tri-Angle Boston Terrier Breeders Club, to Glenn Boyd, from the Tri-Angle Boston Terrier Breeders Club
  • In memory of Petey Marciano by Karen Dullea to Susan Marciano
  • In memory of Maud Bianca Chase Jones, by Kimberly Snow and Noel Paasch to Annie Chase Jones
  • In memory of Frieda Helsel to Ethel Hammer, by Michelle Fray
  • In memory of Alice R. Lynch, by Ellen Moschel to Rob, Katie, and Jes Lynch
  • In memory of  Ethel Mintz by Cleansing Service Group  to Melissa Mintz
  • In memory of Herschel, my forever foster, by Jeanne Dross
  • In memory of Miss Emrys, the Beauty of the Beasts, to Kathy Esposito, by Mary Lou and Bill Rothwell
  • In memory of Diane Dilzell, to John Dilzell by Margaret Hendricksen
  • In memory of Diane Dilzell, by Norm Goldberg
  • In memory of Rocky, to Mary Zaborskis, by Jazmin
  • In memory of our beloved Blaze, who we lost 2 years ago today by the Wildes Family
  • In memory of our Boston Gertie by the Michelsons
  • In memory of Baxter to Bronwyn and Sean Taggart by Kim Elliott
  • In memory of Daniel Malcolm Hansen. beloved son of NEBTR volunteer, Ellen Hansen, who passed on November 2, 2014. Our prayers go out to Ellen and her family for their tragic loss, from the NEBTR Community
  • In memory of Kayla to the Graci Family by Jennifer Hanly and Deanna Yurack
  • In memory of Sasha to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sarcone by Jennifer Hanly
  • In memory of Nancy Otto to Cindy Kapanowski by Robert and Sandra Amsterdam
  • In memory of Lucy to the Phillips Family by Wendy and Barney McLaughlin
  • In memory of Buster Vickers to the Vickers Family by Lauren Paris
  • In memory of Petey to Carol Hagarty from Wendy & Jon Kaufman
  • In memory of Lulu to Beth Nelson from Her Desmone Family
  • In memory of Rosie by Jeanne Dross
  • In memory of Ellie Mae to Sherry Florentino by Nicole Florentino.
  • In memory of Schroeder by Susan Kerr.
  • In memory of Bailey (9/24/2013) and in honor of our Coco (newly adopted) by Bill and Frances Weaver.
  • In memory of our Buster by Rob Franke. “Abused, cast out, but never bowed.  We had ten years teaching you that the days of closed fists were over.  Mom and I hope that in the end you felt loved.  When you passed it took a huge chunk out of our hearts.  We will see you in Valhalla.”
  • This is from my late Boston Terrier who passed away Sept 1, 2013 suddenly. She was 11 years old. She taught me so much and I was so proud of her! Patsy, I would like to help You Beautiful Girl…I am so proud of You too! Hugs to You and Your Foster Mom! Cindy Boberskyj
  • This donation is to help Patsy and we are giving it in memory of our beloved rescued Poodle, Bailey, who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday, 9/24/2013. We had him for 13-1/2 years and loved him very much.  Bill & Frances Weaver
  • In memory of Suzie, who kicked lymphoma, but didn’t make it through complications of an unrelated surgery… At almost 12, gone too soon… by J. Stark
  • In memory of In memory of our precious Anabel, who passed away this past August at the age of 15 1/2 plus. We miss her dearly.  Karen A. Williamson
  • “Beloved Shadow, who owned Karyn and her family. He was loved by all and his loss is deeply felt.” To Karyn Moskowitz, by Irene Siegel
  • In memory of Scooter Peters to Jen and Wes Peters by The Morgans
  • In memory of my Boston Lulu by Maria Sorce
  • In memory of my little Boston love bug Murphy from Jenn
  • In memory of angel Sydney From Kiera and Brennan
  • In memory of Mia from Cindy B
  • In memory of their sweet Boston Chance to Jody and Vinny Nichilo by Terry and Ron Petroski
  • In memory of my precious Lucy, the love of my life, by Diane Cronin
  • In memory of Susan Rizzo to Toni Rizzo by Irene Siegel
  • In memory of Kira by her Foster Mom Diane Laudani
  • In memory of Ed and Lois Williams to Brian Williams by Sybil Williams
  • In memory of Nitro to Lisa Vaughan by Jodi Groff
  • In memory of Gabby to Joan and Tom Brown by Becki Meiss
  • In memory of Emma by Eileen Woodford
  • In memory of Stella Kovac to Jill and Dave Kovac by Karyn Barrett
  • In memory of Mami and Pugsley by their Mom, Tammy Trivelpiece
  • In memory of Bugsy Butler to Gary and Kerry Giebler by Adam and Erin Hill
  • In memory of Christopher to Stacie Zibel by Thomas & Margaret Noble
  • In memory of Ruthie to Pamela Preston by Thomas & Margaret Noble
  • In memory of Tootsie to Katie Cleary & Dennie Scott by Thomas & Margaret Noble
  • In memory of Carl C. Daniel to Diana Daniel by Irene Siegel
  • In memory of Robert E. Hoffmann by Sherri Greene
  • In memory of Riggs by Lynne Anderson to Sheryl Trent
  • In memory of Sully Infantino by Lynne Infantino
  • In memory of Bob Thelin Davison to The Davison Family by Alexandra Thelin
  • In memory of Flora to Rebecca Gordon and Michael Propper by Lindsay and Peter Nofelt
  • In memory of Guinness, BISS Am/Can CH Nipmuc’s Mystic Brew, to Cyndi Bussey, by Thomas and Margaret Noble
  • In memory of Alan Marcus, to Barbara Marcus, by Jane Masterson
  • In memory of Alan Marcus, to Barbara Marcus, by MHLS – 1st Department
  • In memory of Marie Rizzo, to Toni Rizzo, by Irene Siegel
  • In memory of Dozer, beloved Boston Terrier of Debbie Kasprzak, by Joy Riley
  • In memory of Leia Marie LaTorre Davide, to Linda and Fred Horowitz and family, by Merle Borenstein & Gregg Barbarino
  • In memory of my foster Terry from Jodi, Wilbs and Molly
  • In memory of Madge by her Foster Mom Cynthia Kaiser
  • In memory of Beloved Bostons of Jennifer and Mary Welsch
  • In memory of Aunt Vera, to George Scott, by Elly and Guy Monfett
  • In memory of Tasha by Ron and Michelle Zappulla
  • In memory of Drew Calvert by Martha Giammatteo
  • In memory of Buster, loved by Diane Hawkey, from Vivian Daly
  • In memory of Gertie, loved by Jeanne Stewart and Terry Pow, from Margaret Noble
  • In memory of Bergamot, loved by Kathy Esposito and Todd Dzicek, from Margaret Noble
  • In memory of Manual Vigario, loving father of Preciosa Vigario, from Irene Siegel
  • In memory of Timmy Bisbee from Phillip Alden
  • In memory of Murphy Codey from Sarah Goldman
  • In memory of Phoebe from Sarah Gray
  • In memory of Yoda, by Jodi Groff
  • In memory of Jeter, by Lori Fabian
  • For Dear Little Mami, in memory of my sweet Phoebe, who made my world a happy place! – Linda Gray
  • In memory of Mallory, part of the Jacobson Family, by The Staff of Farmingville Animal Hospital
  • In memory of Jack Manza from the Thelin/Davison Family
  • In memory of Boston Terrier of BJ Gamboa, by Vivian Daly
  • In memory of Charlie (Char Char) Groff from Aunt Jodi and Wilbs
  • In memory of Leia Marie LaTorre Davide from Merle Borenstein and Gregg Barbarino
  • In memory of my Daisy from Amy Peters
  • In memory of Roscoe Peledge from Kathleen Higgins

In Memory of Berklee

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We send our deepest sympathy to BJ Capelli and Leslie Poprik.  They are not only fans of our page and huge supporters of our rescues, they are also winners of the Wells Fargo, “What Makes a Home” contest! And that’s not all – their now famous BT, Berklee, is one of the stars of the film and he plays the tambourine! Berklee donated his share of the winning prize money to NEBTR.

 We have just learned of  Berklee’s passing. He was a supporter as well as a donor to NEBTR. He was featured in a prize winning video attached here. Thank you for all the smiles you brought to NEBTR fosters and their families Berklee. You will not be forgotten by those you loved, and those you helped. RIP

Thank you so much for caring for all the dogs, Berklee, that didn’t have a home – your generosity helped a lot of dogs. Please take care of all of them in heaven who have passed, you are a wonderful ambassador. RIP

In Memory of Winston Patel

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Winston was the beloved dog of Michelle Luongo Patel.  Michelle writes, “I miss my baby. I just can’t believe he’s gone. I will never kiss his soft little temples again, snuggle him, have him smile at me with his teeth or his right sided grin. I’m lost.”

Blodwen Fletcher, Michele Abate, Anna Cheung, Julianne Furdyna, Gina Curcio and Doris Arguelles have made memorial gifts in Winston’s name to the Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue. We thank them for their kindness in his memory.

In Memory of 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.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorial donations be made to the Northeast Boston terrier Rescue, c/o Victoria Carter, 136 E. 28th St., New York, NY 10016. Please add on the memo, “Mary Beth Rapp — Senior Fund.”

NEBTR gratefully acknowledges the following gifts in memory of Mary Beth:

  • Jim and Petra DiMauro
  • Ashley Bonavenia
  • Eric Carlson
  • Sue Farley-Turner
  • The Zepka Family
  • Patricia Bailey
  • Lauren Walsh
  • Jeffrey Place
  • Ellen Sanford
  • Barbara Miller
  • Ellen Schneider
  • Ruth LeCompte
  • Mary Franco
  • Joann Bonavenia
  • Powder Brook Farm
  • Lee School Employees
  • Lisa Klebauskas
  • Marilyn Smith

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.