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

Join Us

We are always looking for people who would like to help NEBTR with their Mission of helping Boston Terriers in need.

Note:  the photo above is a NEBTR named Winston.  His Mom was Ana Cecere, who found this picture as she was looking at pur updated web site after Winston’s death.  Ana writes, “When my beloved boston of 15 1/2 years passed away I saw a picture of him in our website under fundraising with his little paw up asking for help! That is when I decided it was time to start looking for another boston in need through NEBTR. And then came Brady, he was meant to be with us, he is our world! Dogs teach us amazing and profound life lessons. As much of a challenge as it was in the beginning my husband and I keep falling in love deeper with him and I thank all the Foster moms in the group for being so dedicated to their fosters, for knowing their foster babies so well and for asking all the right questions to find the right home! There is always the right dog for the right family.”

Perhaps you would like to join NEBTR too?

Volunteers are needed for:

Transport –

Transporting pups to their foster or forever homes.  You must have a valid license and valid insurance.

Foster Care –

For evaluating a newly rescued or surrendered Boston and determining temperament and what kind of home is best for the dog. This is also a commitment from your family.  If you are primarily interested in fostering, please fill out the special foster application located here.

Home checks-

We do not release any dog for adoption until one of our members has met with the possible adoptive family and reviewed the home environment

Many things come up that volunteers are needed for – if you have a dedication to this Breed – please volunteer !

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About Boston Terriers

The Boston Terrier is often referred to as “The American Gentleman”, this refers to the fact that they were the first breed that started in America – making them truly and American dog !

Bostons are lively, affectionate dogs, who want nothing more than to be with their humans. If you are looking for a dog that is low maintenance, loving and loyal, this is the breed for you.  Bostons usually get along with other dogs and love children.  But, as with all animals, there are certain things you should be aware of before considering ownership.

**** Bostons require a lot of time and attention

**** Bostons live an average of 11-13 years – with many living until they are 15-16 – THEY ARE LONG TERM

**** They are NOT outside dogs.

**** Bostons are ACTIVE dogs who love to play and interact with their human companions – even into advanced years

**** Most Bostons SNORE and love to sleep in bed with their humans

**** As with any breed, Bostons can be prone to health problems as they get older – requiring some expense

Owning a Boston Terrier is truly rewarding, and a big responsibility. People tend to forget that dogs depend on you for everything, not only just feeding and walking, but interaction and love. The Boston treats their “human” as the Head of their Pack – it is not uncommon for most Boston owners to be followed – even into the restroom ! So if you want a dog that at times will treat you with indifference and be independent, a Boston is not for you. They are a member of the family, they will most likely always be around you, or their favorite family member. You might read that their only function is companion to man and if you own one you will realize how true that is.

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.