Rehoming Your Dog

Thank you for reaching out to us for help with your Boston Terrier. If you are reading this page, you are probably making an agonizing decision about what to do with a dog who no longer fits in your life. Please let us help you. We hope to make this as easy as possible for you, your family, and your Boston.

Click here to learn the many reasons on why not to post your dog on craigslist  or any other source when rehoming your pet

Alternatives to Consider before rehoming your pet

Is it at all possible that we can help you find solutions that will allow you to keep your pet? This is usually the best scenario for dog and family. We can’t guarantee miracles, but we do have extensive experience in dealing with a multitude of issues and can certainly offer suggestions and alternatives to giving up your dog.

Informative websites:

  • Can We Help You Keep Your Pet? Suggestions for pet issues
  • Dog Obedience – Dog Obedience Training, Aggression & Behavior Advice.  MABTR is happy to speak to you over the phone and/or make recommendations to an in-home trainer
  • Bell Training – Potty Training Technique that have help many
  • Link to locating apartments that allow pets

If these sites don’t have answers, contact us with your questions or if you are sure that you’d like us to help you find a new home for your dog.

If Dog Definitely Needs a New Home

You will be required to sign paperwork stating that you are irrevocably surrendering your dog to MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue. We will take your dog in, evaluate him or her, and then place him or her in the appropriate foster home until a permanent family is found (never in a shelter). We have foster homes throughout the states we service. Our foster parents will provide your dog with affection and patience and will immediately start working on obedience and potty training if needed.

While in our care, we will take care of any medical needs your dog may have. Your dog will be thoroughly evaluated, spayed/neutered (if not already), brought up to date on vaccines (if not already) and microchipped (if already chipped we will transfer ownership to MABTR). We will also take care of any serious issues, dental problems, or other ailments that may otherwise cause your dog a diminished quality of life.

We treat every dog that enters our program like our own.  We take pride in what we do and would never put your dog in harms way.

Surrender Fees

Please be advised that neither the rescue individual/organization nor the family or individual adopting the dog will compensate you any amount for your dog, and we request a monetary donation of $50 to help us cover the costs of caring for your dog. Donations of crates, bedding, and other dog items are also greatly appreciated, as are further monetary donations. (Nobody gets paid around here – all of the money goes toward caring for Boston Terriers.)

Get Started

You will need to fill out, print and sign the surrender form (click here for PDF file of the surrender form). We will collect the surrender form along with your surrender donation and medical records when your Boston arrives into rescue.  In the meantime please collect current vet records.  We require proof of rabies, distemper and heartworm testing if current.  We will also take any belongs you want the dog to go with such as toys, bowls, clothing, food and crate.

If you have trouble downloading the form, please use the form below to contact us, and we will email it to you.

Please fill out the form below to contact us so we can get the process started.

Basic Information Required

First name: Last name:


Phone (cell): Phone (other):

City: State:

Required Information About your Dog(s)

Dog's Name: Age:
Is the dog good with other dogs?

Reason the dog is needing a new home: