Introducing Boston, a 1.5 year old lab mix.
*Let's start with all the things that make you fall in love with Boston:
1. His dashing good looks(obviously).
2. His charm.
3. His love for his people- he is one of those dogs that looks at his mom and dad with complete adoration.
4. His smarts, he knows numerous commands.
5. He loves rock music, Boston being a favorite of course.
6. He loves to tag along for a good brunch on a patio.
7. He loves walks and trails.
8. Great with kids of all ages..
9. Loves a good car ride
10. Loves other dogs and lives with 3 in his foster home.
11. He doesn't meet a stranger.
12. He is house trained and crate trained.
13. That smile.
14. Basically, he is the poster child for rescue dogs everywhere.
*Things we don't appreciate about Boston:
1. He has doggy OCD and given the opportunity he swallows socks or other small random textiles in one gulp.
A few months ago- Boston's first owners wanted to have him euthanized instead of paying for surgery to remove a dish towel from his stomach. Thankfully, a sweet vet tech intervened and he was surrendered to us and he had the surgery. Since then Boston was taken in by an amazing foster family. His journey consisted of a lot of trial and error which inevitably lead to a few slip ups. Boston is no dummy, and our vet believes he has a form of OCD. Pretty soon you may see him star on MTV's "True Life -I have a dangerous eating obsession".
Boston has been doing well for a while now- his foster family has focused on drinking lots of wine, keeping a tidy house, spending one on one time with him, keeping him exercised as well as exercising his mind with doggy games. Crates and baby gates are also their best friends.
It hasn't been easy or cheap but Boston has been so worth it. Boston's adoption fee is $500 and includes but is not limited to- his neuter surgery, microchip, up to date vaccinations, heart worm preventative, wellness bloodwork, health certificate and transportation from Memphis to your area upon adoption. For an application please visit our website www.wilsonanimalrescue.com/adopt
If you have questions about Boston please contact Wilson Animal Rescue - Chicago Transport Chapter
Wilson Animal Rescue - Chicago Transport Chapter
Wilson Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer-run, foster-based rescue group in Memphis, Tennessee. We focus on rescuing dogs who are in danger of being euthanized at the city's run shelter and other midsouth shelters. We strive to place dogs in loving homes not only locally but in cities in the Midwest and New England areas.
We keep in touch with our adopters - and not everyone who applies for a dog gets one. We say no as much as we say yes. We are looking for people who feel the same way about their dogs as we do - that they are family and bringing one into your home is a major commitment.
We also appreciate it takes a tremendous amount of trust to adopt a dog before meeting - trust on behalf of the adopter and trust from our fosters. They have to trust that we are sending the dog, who they have loved, to a wonderful new home. This trust is ever present in our minds and not something we take lightly, so we are happy to answer adopters questions. Please do, however remember that we are 100% volunteer run - we have jobs and families and we do our very best to respond as quickly as we can to all inquiries and follow up questions.
We have two vets we use primarily - Cloverleaf Animal Clinic and Walnut Grove Animal Clinic - they are both located in Memphis. Please feel free to call either of their clinics if you are interested in a reference for our rescue.
Shelter Driving Directions
All of our dogs are fostered in the Memphis, TN area. We are happy for you to come to Memphis and meet any of the dogs we have available. We are unable to send dogs outside of the Memphis area prior to adoptions.
Wilson Animal Rescue is 501(c)(3) based in Memphis, TN. We are able to transport our dogs upon adoption via Road Home Pet Transport.
We send an adoption application to be potential adopter's, they fill it out and email it back to us. Once we read it over, called references and feel like it may be a good fit, we put the adopters and fosters in contact so they can further discuss the dog. We feel that being completely prepared, and transparent about the dog, is the best way to go. The adopter can ask questions about routine, behavior, etc. We are really looking for a best fit for the dog and adopter. And because all of the dogs are living in homes (no longer in a shelter environment) we really get to know them like they are our own. We get to see who is cat friendly, who really loves having kids around, who may be a little more unsure in new situations, etc.
The adoption application can be found at www.wilsonanimalrescue.com/adopt.