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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Training, Animals

Mission: Our goal is to save abandoned, abused and neglected animals from life on the streets or euthanasia. We have reached our long-term goal of building a small kennel to house our rescued dogs. As a result, we are able to efficiently and adequately handle the ever-increasing number of dogs who enter our program each year.

Geographic areas served: Texas and Louisiana to rescue Boston Terriers

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've adopted 4 dogs from this wonderful rescue. Karen anbd her amazing group of volunteers make sure every dog is spayed or neutered andtreated for any medical problems including heartworm. Potential adopters are carefully screened including home visits to ensure safety and a proper fit for both dog and humans. I cannot say enough good things about this group.❤

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BTRGH is a wonderful dog rescue. They provide the best medical care for the dogs while they are being cared for in loving foster homes. They do NOT turn away dogs because of ill health - they take them and spend real $ to address all health issues.

They do not let just anyone take one of the dogs they have available for adoption - they have a screening process that includes checking references, a home visit, and reviewing vet records for those with previous pets. If issues or concerns arise (such as fence problems which could allow escape), these issues are addressed and the potential adopter allowed to make changes to help ensure if they adopt from BTRGH, the dog will be safe.

While awaiting adoption, the dogs live in foster homes where their personalities and traits are observed so they can be shared with potential adopters, maximizing the best fit for all involved.

The volunteers are just that - volunteers. There are no paid positions so everyone working with the rescue does so because they want to help the dogs (and help people looking for the furever buddy.)

I have been volunteering with BTRGH for 10 years and have had 14 fosters over the years. I am well aware of the efforts of this loving group which not only has fund raising events to raise money for the medical needs of the dogs (which include spay / neuter) but they also have social events because of friendships which have developed over the common desire to bring happy, healthy dogs to loving homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.)

1 Mary Jane M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is an all volunteer organization with the sole purpose of saving and re-homing abandoned, neglected, and unwanted Boston Terriers. The highest standards are maintained from the intake of the dogs to their ultimate placement in loving, responsible homes. All the volunteers are diligent in upholding these standards. We have a very interactive rescue president who oversees every aspect of the adoption process.

All of the dogs rescued receive an examination by a licensed veterinarian, spay and neutering, required vaccinations, and any medical care they may need. They are placed in loving foster homes as they await their adoption.

All of the volunteers know we have done everything possible to give these rescues happy endings and forever homes. I am very proud to be associated with this wonderful rescue, and have adopted several of them for my family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are great. They love the dogs and go above and beyond to find them loving forever homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 dogs from BTRGH and 2 of them were foster failures. I say because I was an adopter and am a volunteer that BTRGH takes pride in being a true not for profit rescue. No expense is spared to rehabilitate and heal injured or sick and animals and every effort is made to find the right forever home for all of the dogs that are in rescue. I am lucky to be involved with such a wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first started working with Boston Terrier Rescue of Greater Houston when I adopted my first dog (as an adult). After my pup grew up a little bit, I decided fostering was something I wanted to do, so I contacted BTRGH and started fostering pups. 4 years later I'm heavily involved with the rescue, take on the dogs with medical issues, get them nursed back to health and ready for adoption.

BTRGH has an extensive process to make sure that all dogs are healthy and go to the right home. Every dog that gets returned means another one is not saved... so they take care to place them appropriately.

This group is like a family to me, and we all care deeply for the animals we rescue. This is one of the best rescue groups in existence, and I've worked with several.

Carole Englander B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteering for this fantastic organization for over 17 years and can attest to the high standards and caring attitude this group has in finding safe and loving homes for our dogs. I am a proud mom of two of the BTRGH alumni.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Boston Terrier Rescue of Greater Houston has been in existence since 2000, and we have some of the best volunteers on the planet! All of our volunteers are kind, compassionate and extremely responsible pet parents. As a group, which is more like a family, we all work together to place our Boston Terrier rescues into the best homes possible! Our organization does not pick and choose among the youngest, cutest, healthiest rescues - we instead take in any and all Boston Terriers, and refuse none. We take in the sick, the battered, the broken. We take in the old and the infirm. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome any and all Boston Terriers who come into our group, including keeping them in a loving foster home for the remainder of their lives, if necessary. We have been instrumental in taking in large numbers of Boston Terriers from three separate puppymill busts in Texas, and have treated them all medically; rehabilitated and loved them while in our care; and rehomed each of them into amazing forever homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 dogs, July 2016. I also now volunteer. I'm so happy to volunteer for an organization that takes care of the dogs so great and will do anything to make them healthy and find the forever home that they deserve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.