Boston Terrier Rescues In California – Cost & Adoption Process

California Boston Terrier Rescues

Are you looking to adopt a Boston Terrier from a rescue in California? Here are the rescues operating in California, as well as their process for adoption and cost.

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Rescues In California

Boston Terrier Rescues In California

Boston Buddies

Boston Buddies was formed in 2003. It was created after a group of women noticed the increasing number of Boston Terriers ending up at shelters. 

This rescue for Boston’s is very collaborative. It works with other rescue groups regularly to find these sweet dogs’ homes. 

Boston Buddies has helped over 2,000 Boston Terriers find homes since their start and continue to fight for greater animal welfare. 

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Cost of Adopting From The Boston Buddies Rescue

The price of adoption ranges from $100 to $600 based on the dog’s age and health.

How To Adopt From The Boston Buddies Rescue

The adoption process begins with an adoption application, which can be found here. 

Once approved, an interview/home visit is conducted along with veterinary and personal reference checks. 

Post-adoption home visits are typical. They only adopt their dogs out to the local Southern California area.

Where Is This Rescue Located

19051 Goldenwest St. #106-145

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Contact Information For This Rescue


Phone #(310) 364-4543


Boston Terrier getting adopted

Wonder Dog Rescue

Founded in 1990, Wonder Dogs Rescue is located in San Francisco, California, and regularly collaborates with the San Francisco VA Hospital through their Our Pets For Vets program. 

The Wonder Dog Rescue has a soft spot for Boston Terriers facing euthanasia and works hard to let their dogs live out their golden years in peace. 

Cost of Adoption From The Wonder Dog Rescue

Their adoption fees are around $250 to $450, with pricing differences for purebred dogs and chihuahuas

Age of Boston Cost of Adoption
Less than 1 year old$450
1 year – 6 years old$375
7 year old +$250

Purebred Dogs (puppies and adults) – $500

Chihuahuas (all ages, purebred or not) – $200

Special Adoption Program For Veterinarians

They offer a Pets For Vets program that provides vets with complimentary supplies and training for their new dog.

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How To Adopt From The Wonder Dog Rescue

Wonder Dogs has an adoption application that must be filled out to begin the process. See the form here. 

They do not ship dogs and almost exclusively adopt their dogs out in the San Francisco area. 

Where Is This Rescue Located

287 Davis Lane

Penngrove, CA. 94951

Contact Information For This Rescue


Phone #415-621-3647 


Wannabe Run Boston Terrier Rescue

This California based Boston Terrier Rescue is passionate in the fight against overbreeding and poor breeding practices in general. 

They provide education to Boston Terrier owners to help with this mission! 

Cost of Adopting From Wannabe Run Boston Terrier Rescue

Their adoption fees are only the cost of the veterinary expenses required for the dog. 

For dogs with extensive medical costs, they may or may not require the full price, but they do appreciate any donations to help with the medical bills. 

How To Adopt From Wannabe Run Boston Terrier Rescue

This rescue runs their adoptions out of Petfinder. Their adoption page can be found here.

Where Is This Rescue Located

Durham, California

Contact Information For This Rescue



Souther Cross Boston Terrier Rescue Interview

Learn More About Adopting From A Boston Terrier Rescue

If you are curious about adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue, listen to this podcast episode from the Boston Terrier Society.

I had the pleasure to talk with Tara, the Vice President of the Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue out of Jackson, Tennessee.

In this episode of the podcast, Tara talks about the steps you will need to take when adopting a Boston Terrier from her rescue. 

Even if you are not getting a Boston from her rescue, the steps will be similar across the country.

Final Thoughts…

Adopting a Boston Terrier in need of a home is one of the most amazing things you could do for an animal. While the process may seem tedious at first, it is well worth the wait. 

The rescues are going to be with you every step of the way in this process. And the rescues are there to help you after the adoption as well if you ever have any questions.

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Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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