Filling out an online adoption application is the first step to your adoption to enable us to match you with your potential new Best Friend.

References and home visits are also required elements to NEBTR adoption and it is our policy to complete the checks prior to matching dogs to adopters.

Please note that even if you apply for a specific dog that it doesn’t mean you will adopt that dog. If you are applying for a specific dog please know that there are no guarantees that the dog will still be available or you will be the best match. A dog will not be placed on hold and if there are multiple applications the home best suited for the dog’s needs will be chosen.

However, even if you think you are interested in a specific one, there may be others that will be a good fit for you, and you will be given this information when you have your phone interview. Incoming pups and placements are an ongoing process.

We primarily accept applications from Boston lovers in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, but have adopted to those in other states depending on the circumstances.

NEBTR does not buy or sell dogs

There is an adoption fee for a dog and it usually ranges between $150 and $600 depending on age, health and vet care requirements of the rescued dogs. Adoption fees are in place to defer the veterinary costs for the dogs in our care. All vet records known to NEBTR will accompany each dog upon completed adoption.

Our first and primary goal is to provide the best home possible for each dog so they will never have to come into Rescue or live in a Shelter again. Placement is made based on the needs of each dog and the opportunity offered by an applicant’s home.

Please note that, regretfully, we are unable to adopt to potential adopters who use electronic fences.

Please feel free to review our application procedures and submit a request for consideration.