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Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue.Though you may feel our adoption procedures are lengthy, please remember that many of our Boston’s have already been separated from a home, and not always a loving one. We try very hard to make the adoptions successful, for the sake of both the Boston and the new family. The information you provide herein will help us to do just that. Adoptions are not completed unless everyone is happy: you, the Boston, and MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue members involved.
Please answer the following questions honestly and as completely as possible. By submitting this completed application, you are neither guaranteed nor obligated to adopt a dog from our organization.
There is no cost to apply for a dog. Adoption Fees are listed clearly with each dog’s bio which range from $400 to $150 with the price going down with age. (Prices may be adjusted as needed due to special needs, NOT for financial status.)
Selecting a Dog
The application form will give you the opportunity to tell us which dog(s) you are interested in. However, we will do our best to match you with the right dog based on the information you provide, whether that is the dog(s) you are interested in or a different dog. Please apply when you feel ready to adopt, as we don’t hold dogs, and we only hold applications for three months. There is no application processing fee. After completing this application, we invite you to check our website regularly for newly posted dogs as new faces arrive weekly, and contact us if you see one you’d like to know more about.
You only need to complete one application per household, not per dog of interest. Just contact us stating you are already on file, the name on the application and the name of the dog(s).
MABTR will do our best to help transport any adopted dog within the regions we serve. If you live outside of those regions, we will still consider you for adoption, but you will be responsible for transport of your new best friend.
In addition to the adoption fee, we charge a $25 transport fee for any out-of-area adoptions (ie. from Nebraska to Colorado, St Louis to Kansas City, MO) that require us to arrange transportation. This applies where the transport will get your dog part or all the way to your home.
MABTR requires a ‘fenced-in area’ from families who live in houses, but we DO adopt to apartment complexes and communities where fences are not allowed as a result of enforced leases and covenants. We expect adopters to keep dogs on leash when outside of a secure, fenced-in area.
It may take us up to four days to process your application as we review applications twice a week. If you haven’t heard from us by then, please contact us. Please note that applicants will receive an interview and home visit before being approved to adopt dogs.
The information provided below will be kept confidential and not shared with parties outside of MABTR’s organization. If you are looking at other dogs from other organizations, you will need to contact them directly and complete their adoption application as well.