Foster Homes Urgently Needed

There have been a large number of Bostons in danger recently, either at shelters or at risk from abusive owners. We desperately need more foster homes so we can continue to give them all a chance at a happy life in a forever home. If you can open up your heart to do this, please fill out an application here, and we will get back to you. Thanks so much!

Our Adoptable Pets

See all our adoptable pets here. You can fill out an adoption application for any of our pups.

Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc.  - Serving Bostons in NY, NJ & PA. We also have volunteers in CT, DE, MD.  CONTACTS:  Please contact the following.  Adoption
Inquiries: Deb Brigham (  If you need to surrender a dog: Jerrilyn Walter ( Existing applicant liason:
Robyn Seely ( .  For all other inquiries and general questions: Joy Riley (

Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue

Please Help Rocky V


What do you do when you hear about an elderly Boston in pain, alone and abandoned and frightened?  Here's what NEBTR did.

Our wonderful intake coordinator Jerrilyn received a message from a Massachusetts shelter.  A Senior Boston named Rocky had been turned over to them in very bad shape by his owner,  requiring immediate and costly medical care.

Not only was he obviously neglected, but he had run into a piece of fence in the yard and punctured his eye and the owner could not or would not afford care.

So they left him at the shelter. He would have to wait three days until the shelter medical staff could help him.

When Jerrilyn heard about Rocky's plight, she pictured this frail old man with severe eye trauma, in pain, sitting alone in the shelter for three days and nights.

She went right up and got him out of the shelter, and will bring him to NEBTR territory to get medical care and find a foster home for him.

We know you all would have done the same thing, and thank you in advance for helping us to get the care that he needs.


Power Up for NEBTR

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Everyone pays monthly for electricity. Now, when you pay your electric bill, NEBTR will have a recurring income. Go to this website, sign up to receive energy through Stream Energy, and help care for our Bostons.  It's something we all need and you can help NEBTR who will receive a contribution each month from your electric bill. 

By simply switching who you buy your electricity from you can provide support for NEBTR. Each time you pay your electric bill, NEBTR will earn $4.   Imagine if 200 people signed up.It's a win/win for all!

For questions, contact Dawn Stone at


New NEBTR Store



Check out the new NEBTR store, "Too the Rescue."  Chris Cassner is the proprietor, and she will be stocking the store with great items for you and your pups, all of which will benefit NEBTR.  You can click on this link to go shopping!


Virtual Fosters


We now have a virtual foster program! The program is for people that cannot fit another furry friend into their home or for one reason or another cannot physically foster but want to help and support our rescues.  It gives our many supporters the opportunity to virtually foster a dog of their choice. There are two ways to sponsor virtually, a one-time donation (Guardian) or a monthly on-going donation (Angel).

These dogs are all forever fosters or have terminal medical conditions. 

Each dog has a Facebook page and the sponsors will have access to the page for updates as a way to communicate with the sponsor family.

But you can read all about it on the site – take a look – click on this link,  and if you know anyone who would be interested in Virtually Fostering one of our dogs, please lead them to the site as well. 




NEBTR Awarded Animal Rescue Service Award

Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue has been selected for the 2013 Best of Manhattan Award in the Animal Rescue Service category by the Manhattan Award Program.

Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies entities and businesses that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local entities and businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value


Amazon Smile

Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue Inc

Here's an easy way you can help NEBTR while you are shopping. Go to to make your Amazon purchases. You can do this every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to NEBTR.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a Save bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.  You use the exact same account as you did on
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.


A Plea for Foster Homes

Please consider fostering!  We have a line of Bostons waiting to get in our group, but we need foster homes to be able to help them!


They All Need Love

Painting by Walter Williams


Walter Williams Paintings

NEBTR member Walter Williams was instrumental last summer in initiating our Senior Trust, which provides medical support for our wonderful Seniors.  We all have a special place in our hearts for those Senior Bostons, who, through no fault of their own, find themselves without a home and in need of expensive medical care.


But starting this program, which has already helped numerous Seniors, Walter also is donating his talent and creating digital portraits of beloved pets.  Walter will paint your loved boston for FREE (with the hope you might give a donation to the senior trust fund.) He sits in photoshop and a win 8 painting program and hand paints your Boston looking at your favorite photograph, so give him your best one! It takes hours to complete but then you have a nice painting suitable to frame, once he sends you the 240 pixels per inch image in the email.

If you are interested, send Walter Williams a friend request on Facebook and contact him there.  Since only 72 px/in. is possible on Facebook, remember to ask him to send you the 240 pixels per inch rendering.

NEBTR thanks Walter profusely for the extraordinary efforts he continually makes to raise funds for our rescued Bostons, in particular the Senior Trust Fund that was created due to his relentless energy on their behalf.  The paintings you donate and the donations we receive for them are just another example of your generosity.

We are grateful for your support, your time, your imagination and talent, but mostly for your shared love of this beautiful breed.

Thank you for all your do on their behalf.  If you would like to make a donation for a painting you have received, click on the donate button below to make a paypal or credit card contribution.


Donate to NEBTR

Please consider donating to the work of the NEBTR. All gifts are tax deductible. Thank you! Just click the graphic below to be taken to our paypal donation page.

Mission Statement

Northeast Boston Rescue (NEBTR) is comprised of volunteers based in NY/NJ and PA 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.