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Our Rescue program is dedicated to fostering and re-homing Boston Terriers whose owners have surrendered them.  The Club members who run the rescue program are dedicated to finding a permanent and loving home for all Bostons in our care.  We work during the day and care for fosters, travel to home visits and return calls in the evening and weekends as time permits.  

Boston Terrier Club of Connecticut Rescue Committee can be reached at or by calling Sue Ann Hardegen at 860-978-8288 

See our Boston's for Adoption as well as our Adopted Bostons using the navigation buttons on the left.

Adoption Application
Rescued Boston Terriers are fostered in our homes and socialized with other dogs and people.  We temperament test many of our Bostons to aid in making a good match with a prospective adopter.  We will typically pick up a surrendered Boston at their home to speak with the owner to better understand the Boston and its needs and behavior before coming into foster care.  Most of our Bostons are owner-surrendered.  When volunteers are available, dogs are fostered in our homes until a forever home is found.  
When a local volunteer is not available, a Rescue Team member will search for a home while the dog waits with their owner(s).

Some of the things we look for in a new family for our dogs are knowledge and understanding; ability to  provide for a Boston and the willingness to work with any medical/behavioral issues the dog may have.

While many times the interest in adopting a Boston Terrier exceeds the number of Bostons we may have in rescue, we encourage you to submit an application anyway.  We will keep your application on file and will contact you if a Boston arrives that we think will be a good match with you.  In turn if you no longer are interested we ask that you let us know.  

To partially off-set our expenses incurred in providing necessary care for a Boston Terrier in rescue we ask for a donation of $300.00 at the time of adoption.

Bostons love to be with you and please you. You can  help them be the best Boston they can be by socializing them. Our events are a great way to do that. Bostons should have proof of current shots and show good canine behavior.

Surrender:    Owner Release Form  
If you need to find a new home for your Boston Terrier, please contact Sue Ann Hardegen at 860-978-8288  Any food, bedding, or special possessions of theirs that come with them at the time of surrender will help in their transition to their new home.

Rescue Donations: 
If you wish to make a donation in Memory of loved ones or lost pets, maybe a rescue Boston. You may write your check payable to: BTCC, which stands for Boston Terrier Club of Connecticut. Please Mail to: Esther Tyler 14 Pine Street, Newington, CT 06111  ph: 860-324-6314. Although we do not have Non-Profit Status we will send an acknowledgement to you.  Please included a note in memory of, or to celebrate a loved one.  Maybe you used to own a Boston and have wonderful memories.  Maybe you have a Rescue and want to support our Rescue Program. 
If you have any questions please contact  Sue Ann Hardegen at 860-978-8288.
Donations of food and gently used bedding are gladly accepted.  Your time is a valuable donation see the fostering tab for way in which you can help

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS                                                    

In support of our BTCC Rescue we would like to welcome Pet Source as one of our sponsors.  We now have our own coupon code BTERRIERCTDONATE” on the Pet Source web site and it should be entered with every purchase of 
ETTA SAYS” dog treats.  Each time one of us buys any of the “ETTA SAYS” treats with the BTERRIERCTDONATE” code on we will earn the club a credit of $2.50 per bag purchased.  So be sure to enter the code each and every time. Pet Source also runs a great online pet pharmacy at  This may help our members and friends save money on our pet’s health and prescription needs.  PetSource will donate back to the BTCC 5% of every purchase made by us when using the “BTERRIERCTDONATE” code.

For adoptions in MA   Minuteman Boston Terrier Club
Contact Shelley Sears, The Minuteman Rescue Chairman
For adoptions in NY, NJ and PA : 
Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc. based in NY
Contact  Jane -

Boston Terrier Club Of Connecticut 
Established in 1931
Rescue Page
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Sue Ann Hardegen, Rescue Coordinator
Ph: 860-978-8288

Meet Mr. PeeBo our latest blind senior BT.  He is the very essence of what an elderly Boston Terrier should be:  a gentleman personified.  He is calm, laid-back, respectful of humans and wonderful with other dogs.  He is absolutely worthy of sharing your home and your heart.

Mr. PeeBo is currently being fostered by our Club.  He has been neutered and brought up-to date with is vaccinations. Unfortunately he had a recent injury to his right eye which necessitated its removal.  He is now blind in both eyes.

Mr. PeeBo is between 10-11 years old.  He is fawn & white with a red nose.  He is crate-trained and house-broken.  He's great with other dogs and cats; loves the world and is a friend to all.

Mr. PeeBo has so many redeeming qualities; he deserves as much time and love as another family can give him.
Contact Sue Ann at 860-978-8288 if you would like to talk about him.
 Parade of Rescues
April 14, 2015