Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in BTPRSM’s rescue dogs. Completing an application (found below) is merely the first step in adopting a Boston Terrier or Pug. We would appreciate your honest answers on our application so we can select the appropriate dog for you.

Please note: BTPRSM requires a completely fenced in area in order to qualify for adoption. Apartment dwellers and condominium owners will also be considered for adoption provided their complex is pet-friendly and they obey local leash laws while outside with the dog.

The first step in adopting a rescued Boston Terrier or Pug is to complete and submit the adoption application that you will find below. You can open the document, choose “Save File” to save it to your computer, complete it and return it to us via email at


>>Click here to download an Adoption Application<<


Please note: If you are an out of province applicant, you may still apply, but we will only consider an out of province adoption if the application is suitable and we are able to find someone in your city/town to conduct a home visit on our behalf. We would also expect that if your application is approved, you would drive to Winnipeg to pick the dog up.

Once we have received your application, it will be reviewed by one of our volunteers. We evaluate your application to see if you seem like a potential match with the dog you have expressed interest in and if so, we will be in contact with you to schedule the required home visit. Please understand that all rescue activities are on a volunteer basis and we will get to your application as soon as possible. We act in the best interests of the rescued dog – not the potential adopter. Sometimes for various reasons a particular dog would not fit in a particular home.

We do keep applications on file if there is no suitable match at the time your application is received, but if you see a dog that piques your interest, please feel free to contact us about him/her.

After we establish which rescue will fit your home situation we will schedule a home visit. A home visit will be done on every prospective adopter, even those from out of province. We use the home visits to meet the potential adopters and to make certain our rescued dogs will have a safe environment in their new homes. In general, the dog in question would come along on the home visit.

A home visit is a requirement for adoption. If you do not wish to have a BTPRM volunteer visit your home, please do not apply. It is also important to note that an application and home visit do not create an obligation to adopt for either party. BTPRSM reserves the right to refuse applications at any time and at any point in the process prior to the completion of the Adoption Contract.

The final step in approving the adoption is checking references, both personal and veterinary. If everything checks and and you decide to proceed with the adoption, you will be asked to sign an Adoption Contract and pay an adoption fee. The adoption fees go into BTPRSM’s medical fund and helps us cover the costs of spaying/neutering, vaccinations, heartworm checks, surgeries, etc.

ALL rescued dogs are spayed/neutered, completely vaccinated and have any medical needs addressed prior to placing them in their new homes.

We thank you for opening your hearts and home to a rescued pet. We appreciate the fact that you are not purchasing your pet from a pet store that sells live animals, since most of those animals come from terrible situations such as a puppy mill.

If you have any additional questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact