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In Memory of Gigi

Our baby Gigi died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, after an extended illness that included blindness and dementia. We were truly blessed to have her in our lives for eleven years, since we adopted her from BTRNC. While we wished for more time, we cherished every day we had with her.

Throughout her life, she gave off an air of quiet regality: aloof and independent at times, but always loving and attentive. In her last few years, she taught her two Daddies the joy in dutifully tending to somebody you loved in need of great care. It was a feeling previously unknown to us, but one that has made us better human beings. In the face of her illness, she demonstrated a strong will to live, and we know, enjoyed the additional cuddle time our tending to her gave us all.

Nothing will replace the hole in our hearts, except the passage of time. We will never forget her. Because of our faith, and the fact that we know that God wants only for our happiness, we expect Gigi to greet us in Heaven, backside wagging, in her perfect form. Because, without her, there could be no heaven for us.

We love you sweet girl.

Daddy and Daddy

In Loving Memory of Hugo


Today we lost our all-time favorite pal after a 2-year struggle with Cushing's Disease. 

Six years ago to the day, Hugo came home with us from the Rescue program to enhance our lives. We were told that he was well behaved, housebroken and would not get on the furniture unless given permission. We drove home with him in our grandson's lap. Immediately upon being let into the house, he grabbed a toy of our other Boston's and jumped onto the couch and laid down. He was home and he knew it.

For the six years that Hugo was with us, he was a constant joy to every member of our family. He was everyone's dog and the only one that our autistic grandson would always want to pet. 

Hugo loved everyone and he was the happiest dog I have ever known. He actually smiled and could do a number of tricks, if there was a reward involved. One day I discovered that he knew how to fetch the newspaper and bring it into the house. What I also discovered was that he would not give it up without receiving a treat. I became the only person that had to pay for the newspaper twice. 

We loved our best friend Hugo and encourage everyone that wants a great pet to look at the Boston Terrier Rescue program to find your best friend as well.

Jade & Donna Osborne.

In Loving Memory of Peanut

Peanut came to us from the shelter wearing a cone, with stitches in his cheek, and a drain for the wound in his cheek. He was shaking in his kennel when I went to pick him up. We had a bit of a rough start because he was dealing with some "fear aggression," but he eventually came to realize that we were there to keep him safe, cared for, and loved. Peanut gave us his whole heart and we were blessed with his love every single day. We couldn't have asked for a sweeter boy, he never left our sides at home. His absence has left a huge empty space in all of our hearts. He is sorely missed and we will look for him across that well-trodden bridge.

In loving memory of your sweet Layla. She was such a special girl and so lucky to have you as her Mommy! Our hearts ache for you! Sending all of our love to you! 

Love, Leslie, Beth and Jen Bell. <3

In Loving Memory of Punchy

Punchy came to us as Harley in October 2008. We saw his picture on the website and traveled to Raleigh to meet him. It was love at first sight in the parking lot when I first saw him!

Punchy quickly became a treasured member of our family. He loved children, and our children loved him, often prompting bickering over who would get to sleep with him at night.

The house seems lonely without him, but he left us with wonderful memories.

Thank you for being part of our lives Punchy, you were a joy!!!

The Arndt Family

Hi There Everyone,

It is with a heavy heart that share that Izzy Uhl has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. She was 13 years old and she held us in her heart for nine of those years, ever since the day she stopped us with her little post-op collar on following her cataract surgery in Cary for her new eyes.
Izzy was just learning to use her new eyes when she came to us in 2010 at 4 years old. And she saw not only love and joy every day of her life, but she saw seven countries spanning North America and Europe. Her long life, effervescent attitude spirit, and love of most everyone (and our patience) allowed her to overcome nearly all of her anxieties and you’d never know she was a day over two years right up to her last moment. She carried her puppy-like curiosity and friendliness all her life, unless you were a garbage or plastic grocery bag, then all bets were off. Izzy finally got her dream yard in the southwest corner of Germany in a quiet little town. She took her Boston Terrier 500 run from the living room to the yard, and for three months enjoyed meeting neighbors, magpies, cats, and hedgehogs. She passed here in Germany where she left pawprints of love on the hearts of everyone she met from the corner pub to the fancy restaurant where she was always welcome and had her own dish under the table. You will be missed our little Izzy-Bear.

In Loving Memory of Rowdy Pate


We miss you every day, our brave buddy!

In Memory of Forrest

I'll never forget the date 11.1.2014 when I walked into the local animal shelter to volunteer and found this little senior Boston staring at me through the kennel. I immediately scooped him up and submitted the adoption paperwork. Although I knew his life would be shorter at an estimated 12 years old already, I promised him his last years on Earth would be his best. Forrest was my "teeny tiny angel" as I often refer to him, weighing in at only 11 pounds. As I type these words, fresh tears roll down my cheeks as there is a hole in my heart that can't be filled, but adopting a senior was absolutely one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I only hope I impacted his life as much as he did mine.

RIP little buddy - I miss you so much!

Hannah Howard

In Loving Memory of Sophie Bea

May you join Lucy, Bubba Watson, Daisy, and all the sweet dogs in heaven and spend your days chasing tennis balls.

Loved by Denise, Jonny, and Isla Adams and her pack of fellow poo-cha-chas - Kasay, Bogey, and Holly

Memorial donation by Katy Dillard.

"In Loving Memory of Otis"

Loved by Sherry and Rick Leitman

Memorial donation by Kelly Greytok


Mattie arrived to us when she was about 5 years old in 2009. We fell in love with her from the moment we first saw her picture and applied to adopt her. She filled our home with light, happiness, and love as long as she was with us. She loved her stuffed toys and her favorite was "Mr. Bill". She liked to sleep under the covers and put her head on the pillows with us. She was an avid sun worshipper. She was extra gentle with her paws and never jumped on anyone or barked at anyone. She kept me company while my husband and younger son relocated to the west coast a year ahead of me while I sold our home in S.C. Then she made the long journey across country in the car with our family to arrive at our new home in Oregon. She continued to give us all of her love for 2 more years. She was stoic and strong through all of her physical health challenges at the end. She has left a huge empty place in our hearts and we are struggling to go on without her. We miss you Mattie. The world feels empty without you. Please wait for us wherever you are.

"In Loving Memory of Vanna White"
Loved by Lentz Brewer and Angie White
Memorial donation by Margaret Linn
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"In Loving Memory of Toby of The Crispey Clan"
Toby was rescued when he was an adult dog by my now brother-in-law, Rob, and later affectionately became my sister's dog when they got married. If there ever was a creature that epitomized "man's best friend," Toby was it. He was one of the gentlest, calmest, most loving dogs I've ever met. He loved his daily walks, playing in the sand and snow, and would chase a ball until he collapsed, if allowed to do so. When my sister and her husband added one Boston terrier (Kona), countless foster Bostons, and then another little Boston brother (Max) to the fold, he accepted them with the grace and wisdom that even some humans cannot muster. I regret that we didn't get to have more time with you buddy, but if love alone could have kept you with us, you would have lived forever.

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Matilda, loved by Lisa Goersch. Memorial donation from Debbie Hawkins and Jennifer Reece. Rest in peace Matilda!

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1999 - 2012


I, Tess, was born on March 5, 1999 and was placed in the loving and caring arms of my mother Barbara. Throughout my life, I had many wonderful experiences and loved to play everywhere, but more especially outside. In 2010, I had the opportunity to participate in a research study at Duke University called the "Duke Canine Cognition Trust Study", so you could say I attended Duke. In 2011, my family was expanded when my mother Barbara began dating a tall (everyone is to me) man named William, who had a black and white dog named Hermione. My family was completed in September 2012 when mom and William were married. Unfortunately, I became ill and died on December 24, 2012 surrounded by my loving family of humans, canines, feline, and equines. There are no bones about it, my life was pretty sweet!

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Millie_collage.jpgWe are so sad you have left our lives, after so many years as part of our family.  However, our sadness is lessened because you are no longer in pain, and are in a place where you can make new friends, and  here you'll never run out of toys or treats.  Hopefully, you are now
reunited with your old friend Max, and the two of you are resuming old times, tugging on a rope, fighting over toys, and you licking his face.

We'll always cherish our time together, with many happy times to remember, especially your daily antics..........chewing on rawhides, chasing that squirrel that always got away, tearing up plastic pots,
playing dress-up, and horsing around with your cousins, to name a few.

We called you by many names...........Millie Willie, Queenie, Millie
Girl, Boo Bunny, and your formal name, Lady Millenium.  However, we'll
always remember you by that cute face with the pink mouth, that tiny
head, your growl for treats, and your boundless energy.  Your greeting
us with so much energy, every time we entered the door, really made
our house a home.  While we will miss you dearly, our little girl,
these memories will help us get through the days ahead, and help us
hold you forever in our hearts.

Love always from Trish, Gerry, Aunt Pamela, Grandpa, and the boys,
Bruiser, Harley, Popeye, and Mugsy.

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