Surrender Your Dog
Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas is a not-for-profit organization that assists
displaced dogs in finding new homes. We consider educating the public
about the dogs, to be just as important. Our goal is to keep as many
dogs as we can, out of rescue and shelters and in the loving arms of
Most people who contact us erroneously, think they would be doing
their dog a huge favor by finding him a home that “has more time for
him" or "can give him the home he deserves.” In actuality, most dogs are
better off remaining in the home they know and love, if their owners
can provide 15 minutes a day of attention, a safe environment, food and
If you can answer “YES” to any of the questions
below, please take the time to explore those options before surrendering
Did you acquire him as a puppy from a breeder?
- If so, have you contacted that person? If he
or she is at all reputable, you would have signed a contract at the
time you purchased your puppy, stipulating that the dog should be
returned if you decide to no longer keep him. Please contact your
breeder first before contacting Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas.
Did you acquire your Dog from a Rescue Organization?
- If so, have you contacted that rescue
organization? If they are reputable, you would have signed a contract at
the time you adopted your dog, stipulating that the dog must be
returned to them if you decide to no longer keep him or her for any
New baby in the family?
- How lucky for you that most dogs are
fantastic family pets! If you can take care of your new little human
baby, you can take care of a dog. Some of our educational materials are
listed below to help you ease the transition:
- There are plenty of apartments, townhouses,
condos and hotels that accept medium and large breeds of dog. Many
places will even allow you to spread payment of your pet deposit over
multiple months as part of your rent. Here is a list of rentals that
Think you don’t have enough time for your dog?
- Experts in the animal field agree that a dog
requires a mere 15 minutes of one-on-one time with his master per day,
to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted! That could be simply spent
laying in bed at night watching t.v. together, playing ball in the
backyard for 15 minutes while dinner is cooking, or going for a walk or
jog! Surely you can spare 15 minutes per day. Pets reduce personal
stress and can add years to your life – make the time for you AND your
Are there behavioral issues?
- Is your dog having trouble getting along
with other animals in the household or are there other behavioral issues
that have led to the decision to give up your dog? If so, let us help
you. Send us an email – we can most likely recommend a trainer in your
area. If you didn’t socialize your dog as a puppy, it’s never too late
to enroll him in obedience school. It’s fun and can count as your 15
minutes of bonding time!
Experiencing financial issues?
- The following groups exist to assist people who
truly want to keep their pets, but are experiencing financial
difficulties. They may be able to help you.
- A credit card company for health care:
- Help owners that need urgent veterinary care, emergency vet visits or expensive surgery:
- Assistance for caretakers of disabled pets:
- Pet Food stamps Aid for Struggling Owners
If you haven’t found any solutions after carefully considering the
information above, then you are welcome to fill out the Owner Surrender Form. We
can't guarantee we will be able to take your dog in due to capacity however, we review all applications. We receive many each day and only
reply to those we can take, but it may take up to a week to hear from
Thank you. We realize this is a difficult decision and we wish you all the best.