I adopted 2 Boston Terriers from this rescue organization. I was so impressed with their process that I became a volunteer! Dogs are noted if they will not be good with other pets or young children. This was very important to me. Both my dogs are great with both kids and pets. The rescue organization ALWAYS checks references and does a home visit to ensure the dogs are going to a forever home. I believe this is one of the reasons Boston Terrier Rescue of Houston is so successful. This is a very, very great organization. I will continue to donate my time and money to help.
I am a volunteer for this awesome nonprofit and I am also an adopter. I adopted Max in 2001 and he is a wonderful dog. We are so lucky that in the Houston Area there is a rescue where BTs have a chance to have homes like mine, where dogs are loved unconditionally and where people are patient with their quirks. What is so great about the BTRGH is that every dog is loved and cared for until they get the right home. I must stress "right" home. Every adopter and foster parent goes through an extensive application process. Everyone in BTRGH is honest about all the dogs good traits and the traits that may or may not make them perfect for a particular home. We are not just trying to give a dog a home, we are trying to give them a forever home. I am lucky to be apart of such a wondeful organization that brings so much joy to so many dogs.
BTRGH is 100% volunteers - many of whom donate not only time, but money & their homes to provide foster care (which is necessary because of limited kennels & to help assimilate dogs into situations to make them better adopteds.) We take in dogs from kill shelters, frequently with less than desireable qualities such as blindness, deafness, and physical disabilities. We have vets who provide lower cost care, but we have no free care. One of our volunteers donated her garage which has been converted to a wonderful kennel, & recently updated. It is air conditioned & cleaned at least twice per week. The dogs have indoor, plus outdoor (when a volunteer is present) runs, as well as a large yard in which they play. We are active in promoting our dogs on Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, MySpace & any medium we can find. We participate in festivals such as Houston Heights First Saturdays, The Dog Show, The Home Show, etc. We have adoption days at Petsmarts around town. We do our best as working volunteers to promote adopting; public awareness of adoption v. buying from puppy mills; promote spay/neuter (as all our dogs have been); and, in general, the proper care and needs of dogs. I believe that our group of just volunteers loves these animals so much, that we give more time often than we should in an effort to see these babies get to their forever home. (Some of our dogs don't make it, and end up at the Rainbow Bridge, but they are loved and cared for until the end. We do not support kill.)