Three great ladies founded the Boston Terrier Rescue of South Carolina in November 2010 after volunteering with another Boston Rescue: Susie Cobb, Lisa Smith and Jeannie Nelson. The Rescue Group is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in North Augusta, SC. Their mission is to rescue Boston Terriers and Boston mixes from kill shelters and owner surrenders with the goal of placing them in loving, forever homes.
After a dog is rescued, the Rescue takes care of veterinary needs, assesses the dog’s behavior and starts the process of finding a forever home. This can only be accomplished with the help and love of foster families throughout South Carolina and Georgia. In 2011 and 2012, the Rescue was able to take in about 100 dogs each year, finding forever homes for about 85 each year. For the rescues too old or sick for adoption, they live out their lives with a loving foster or volunteer family.
This is an expensive mission, so help is always needed. Adoption fees alone do not cover veterinary expenses for the dogs. Donations are gratefully accepted to help care for these deserving dogs as long as they need us, possibly for the rest of their lives. A Donate link is on the Rescue’s website at www.BostonRescueofSC.com. You can also make purchases from the Rescue Group’s Etsy shop at http://bostonrescueofsc.com/our-etsy-shop/. You can find them on Facebook, too.
The Rescue wants to shine a spotlight on Tony, an 8-year-old Boston boy. He came from the Columbia, SC shelter in pretty rough shape. He went through a surgery and was later found to have Cushing’s disease, an adrenal gland problem that requires a daily pill. Although Cushing’s is typically a lifelong condition, the disease can usually be managed with medications. Tony has come a long way since then and is ready for his forever home. Tony is so, so sweet and a laid-back fellow. He would love to have a nice, quiet home to be someone’s buddy for the rest of his life.
The Boston Terrier Rescue of South Carolina has other great dogs listed on the website (www.bostonrescueofsc.com) looking for their forever home.About the Rescue’s founders: Susie Cobb’s first memory of a Boston terrier was her dog, Skippy, when she was about three years old. He loved her and protected her and would follow her to school. Bostons have been the only kind of dog Susie has ever had. After retiring as a nurse from the Medical College of Georgia, Susie wanted to rescue Boston terriers. Lisa Smith, a paramedic, rescued a Boston from a house fire and returned him to the family. Her husband, months later, found a Boston in the road that had been hit by a car, but was still alive. He was immediately taken to the vet. When Lisa saw him, it was the same dog! The owners didn’t want him back so Lisa took him into her home. Lucas lived to be a very old man, loved by Lisa and her family. Jeannie Nelson, a home health nurse who had Bostons and Great Danes through the years, wanted to help also. If you are interested in becoming a foster family or a volunteer, please contact Susie, Lisa or Jeannie.