How Much Does It Cost To Adopt A Boston From A Rescue?


Adopting a Boston Terrier

Are you thinking about adopting a Boston Terrier but curious about the cost? 

Here is what you can expect to pay when adopting a Boston from a rescue as well as other fees associated with adoption.

So, What is the average cost of adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue?

There are several factors when determining the cost of adopting a Boston Terrier. Still, on average, you can expect to spend $336.00 when adopting from a rescue.

Let’s dive deeper into all the costs associated with adopting a Boston from a rescue.

Cost Of Adopting A Boston Terrier From A Rescue

The cost of adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue varies greatly. Most rescues use age-based pricing.

The younger the Boston, the higher the price for adoption.

In my research, I looked at dozens of rescue websites and finally narrowed it down to analyzing ten. 

The Ten Boston Rescues Researched

Based on these ten rescues’ pricing structure, the average cost of adopting a Boston from these rescues was $336.00.

Here is a chart of what the average pricing structure of a rescue looks like.

Boston Terrier Rescue Pricing Structure

AgeCost
0 – 12 months$450.00
1 year – 7 years$375.00
8 year +$200.00

Each rescue is different, but this is what the typical pricing structure will look like.

What was the highest price of rescuing a Boston Terrier?

The highest price of adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue was $600.00. 

What was the lowest price of adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue?

The lowest price of adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue was $100.00.  

I have seen pricing in rescues before mention that there are no fees, but they highly encourage donations.

How is the cost of adopting a Boston from a rescue calculated?

There were a few different ways these rescues determined price. The most common was age, but here are the three factors that are taken into account.

  • Age of the Boston Terrier
  • Purebred versus a mixed Boston Terrier
  • Health & Behavior
Are Boston Terriers hyperactive?
Bella

What other costs are there for adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue?

Some rescues have a few extra fees when it comes to adopting one of their Boston Terriers.

Application Fees

Some rescues require an application fee when you request to adopt one of their Boston’s. 

This is understandable because these rescues take time and energy to fully assess the person who will be adopting a Boston.

The cost of the application fee ranged from $10.00 to $20.00. On average most application fees were $10.00.

Transportation Fees

If you require having your Boston delivered to your home or you’re out of state, expect to pay a transportation fee. The transportation fee started at $25.00.

Want to learn more about adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue?

If you still have questions about adopting a Boston or just want to learn more, be sure to check out these two interviews. 

I was able to interview the founder of the MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue as well as the Vice President of the Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue.

Interview with Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescues Vice President
Interview with MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue’s Founder

Final thoughts…

While adopting a Boston Terrier from a rescue is a fantastic thing, it is not free. These rescues pour a lot of love, energy, and money into these Boston’s.

The adoption fees that are charged are there to help offset those costs. Which allows the rescue to continue to operate.


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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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