Boston Terrier



Vol II Book Facts:

Vol. II: In 2009, we started sharing stories about the joy adopted dogs bring to their new families with a little book full of short stories entitled Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspirational Stories of Adopted Boston Terriers. That book showcased the stories of 50+ fostered/adopted Boston Terriers, sold more than 2,000 copies, raised thousands of dollars for dog rescue organizations, and gave us the confidence to do the same for multiple other breeds.

Now, Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Boston Terriers, Vol. II continues to share the love and joy adopted Boston Terriers bring to their new homes.

Excerpt:“The next day was my first valuable lesson in fostering. When my five-year-old son, Sean, came out to the front yard to ask us a question, he left the gate open just enough for Archie to wander out. Archie looked back at us casually before barreling down the street. My husband, my eight-year-old son, Ryan, and I went after him, as he ran up and down the street. After 20 tiring minutes, Archie still showed no sign of slowing down. While the neighbors enjoyed the ‘entertainment,’ my husband pursued Archie on his Segway, and Ryan ran after him with a huge fishing net…” –Pam Hess

Did Ryan catch himself a giant “fish” that day? Or did Archie go running off into the sunset? Buy this book to find out!

$12.95 I 144 Pages I Find a Rescue I Amazon Page & Preview I Meet the Authors and Their Dogs

Buy paperback here. eBook available for Kindle.


Vol. I Book Facts:

Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories of Adopted Boston Terriers is full of 60+ stories from people who have fostered and adopted Boston Terriers. People looking for Boston Terrier puppies, Boston Terriers for sale, or Boston Terriers for adoption should read this book first to learn about the breed and about breed rescue. If you’re already involved with Boston Terrier rescue, these stories are sure to resonate with you! This book is a great gift for Boston Terrier lovers and a fun, easy read for you!

Buy paperback here. eBooks available for Kindle and Nook.

Excerpt: “When I’d come home from work, my Boston Terrier Dylan was so overwhelmed with joy that he would jump up and bite me. To protect myself without killing his enthusiasm, I got inventive and shoved a toy in his mouth from a bucket I kept outside my door. After a month, Dylan began greeting me at the door, bringing me his own toy. On one occasion, I entered the house expecting to find my overly excited Boston with a toy in his mouth but instead he sat there ready to hand me the cordless phone! It turns out it was the only toy he could find. Some people may have been upset about the slobber on the buttons but I considered it “making progress!” –Jami David

Review: “Grab a box of tissues! I promise you will laugh AND cry. Many, many wonderful stories of rescued Boston Terriers. And many good tips as well. This is just a fabulous, heart-warming, heart-LIFTing little book that packs a punch and yanks on your heartstrings. If you love dogs and even if you don’t, you will love this book. The stories are short and easy to read…very well put together. And though you may sit down to read one or two, you won’t want to put it down!” – Shelley J.

$12.95 I 144 Pages I Find a Rescue I Amazon Page w/Preview I Meet the Authors & Dogs

Note Card Facts:

Buy stationery here.

-Each box contains 8- 5 x 7 flat note cards with envelopes printed on 100# cardstock
-A portion of every sale is donated back to the rescue of your choice
-Back side of each card is the same color as the card border and has a “Did You Know” about the breed

T-Shirt Facts:

Buy Boston Terrier T-shirts, clothing jewelry, bags, and housewares here.

About the image: This “Adopted. Who’s Next?” t-shirt image was photographed by Jaime Rowe on Mt. Sanitas, Boulder, CO. The photographed Boston Terrier, Bill, started life as a puppy mill breeding dog, knowing nothing but a chicken wire cage for the first two years of his life. MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue was able to save him before the miller “disposed” of him and start him on the long road to rehab. It took three months for Bill to move at all, and two years later, he’s still quirky, but he’s come a long way. His favorite activities are playing at the dog park and hiking with his mommy (formerly his foster mommy…), Kyla.

About Boston Terriers:

  • Breed originated around 1870 in Boston
  • Resulting from an English Bulldog crossed with a White English Terrier
  • Muscular and compact
  • Usually 15-17 inches tall and 10-25 lbs.

Why People Love Boston Terriers:

  • Short coat makes for easy grooming
  • Generally gentle, alert and intelligent
  • Great apartment dogs but need lots of outdoor exercise
  • Easy to train
  • Usually don’t bark very much
  • Great with any family member
  • Friendly to strangers
  • Usually get along with cats

Why Boston Terriers Can Be Challenging:

  • Short muzzle is a cause for snoring and makes respiration difficult in hot or cold weather
  • Great apartment dogs but need lots of outdoor exercise
  • Can be a bit high strung
  • Gassy at times (phew!)
  • Skin tumors are common
  • Eye injuries are common

Other Facts and Tips About Boston Terriers:

  • Humans must play the role of leader with Bostons or they will think they run the show
  • The AKC only recognizes white with black, or “seal” (red hue in sunlight) as legitimate colors for Bostons, and brindle as a pattern
  • Bostons that have a white body are called “splash.” These dogs are known to often have genetic issues such as deafness.
  • Long life expectancy (15 or more years)
  • Bostons can be great buddies with other dogs. Some, however, develop a strong attachment to their toys and have a tendency to get “huffy” when other dogs get near them.
  • Because Bostons have a narrow pelvis and big head, most puppies are delivered by C-section.
  • The litter size is usually 3-4 puppies.
  • AKC group: Non-Sporting

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