The first step to adopting a rescued dog is carefully considering whether you and your family have time to truly provide a dog with the love and care he or she needs, and whether or not this breed is right for you. If the answer to both of those questions is yes, the second step is completing an adoption application (but please first read the information below).
Adoption Process Facts
There is no fee for submitting an application with us. We also adopt to families with fenced in yards or those that live in apartments.
MABTR adopts dogs from any state to any state between Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Do not be concerned if a dog you are interested in is not in your state. You are welcome to pick up your new pet or we will help transport any dog we adopt out to his or her new home. We have a transport program available. There is a $25 transport fee whether the dog is being transport part or full way.
MABTR will send you an email confirmation within 72 hours of receiving your application. If you do not receive confirmation within that time, please contact us.
MABTR may offer you a different dog from the one(s) you designate on your application. With the help of our foster parents who know the dogs best, we strive to match the right dog with the right family.
Adoption applications are kept on file for three(3) months or until we identify the right dog for you and your family. Once a Boston is identified, the foster parent of the dog being considered will contact you for a phone interview. If agreed upon that we have found the right dog a home visit is then scheduled. The purpose of a home visit is to meet the prospective adopters and to evaluate the appropriateness and safety of the home that will be provided. If you reside within 60 miles from where the dog is being fostered, the dog will participate in the home visit.
Each adoption consists of an adoption contract and an adoption fee. The adoption fee varies from $150 to $400 based strictly on the age of the dog. The adoption fee for Boston-mixes ranges from $150 to $175. Dogs over the age of seven they qualify for our Golden Paws for Golden Years program. Adoption fees help partially cover the cost of the medical care we provide for our dogs. The adoption fee is clearly stated in each dog’s online profile. There are no hidden costs.
MABTR follows a simple but expensive process that involves foster care, medical care, rehabilitation (if necessary), placement (re-homing), and education. Prior to adoption, all rescued Bostons are spayed or neutered, microchipped, tested for heartworm, dewormed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and provided with care for any other medical needs, such as dental cleaning, tumor removal, orthopedic surgery, and eye surgery. Our foster homes begin obedience and potty training with dogs (when necessary), and all dogs are given heartworm preventative.
Adopted Bostons come with all medical records, a harness, treats, and their favorite toy. Sweaters/T-shirts ($5-7) and crates ($20) are also available upon request as supplies last.
MABTR offers a two-week trial period with each adoption to ensure your new dog is a good fit. MABTR will hold your check and wait to register the dog’s microchip until the end of that period. If the dog is not a good fit, we’ll gladly take him or her back into our care and try to match you with a different dog if you so desire.
We accept only cash or check for the adoption fee. No credit card.
MABTR is also always available to answer any questions or address any concerns at any time.
Adopting a dog is a much better deal than buying one. Rescue dogs are grateful, wonderful pets. The price is right, the love they give is abundant, so what are you waiting for?
Fill out our adoption application here.
Izzy: As I sat on the floor of the foster home feeding treats to a terrified ‘Izzy,’ I just knew she was my girl. To my relief, a light bulb went on in her head when we adopted her, and she realized, “Wow! This is home and they love me!” It took no time at all for us to both prove each other right. Izzy may have failed as a breeding dog but she is the best farmhand I know. She patrols on the four-wheeler when she’s not doing the ‘BT 500′ around the house. Instead of hiding from me, she ‘muddies’ me with affection after a good roll in the livestock tank – definitely my girl!” -Judy V.