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 Memory of Berklee



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


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

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.

Traci’s Easter Candy Sale

Special thanks to NEBTR member for raising $300 for NEBTR from her sale of Easter candy.  Thank you so much, Traci, for the wonderful donation, which will certainly help with our foster Boston’s medical expenses.

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.