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We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process.
Introducing Bosley, an adorable male Boston Terrier/ Lab Cross, born November 17, 2022. He was rescued on a stormy winter day in late December. Bosley and several other pups were not adopted at the tender age of 6 weeks and were at risk of being terminated.
He is adorable and cuddly, but also full of energy and spunk,like puppies. Their foster home is a busy household with another 8 month old Labradoodle foster, another 8 week old Australian Sheppard X puppy, and an adopted 3 year old Bassethound Terrier cross. These early weeks are proving to be an active stage with daily growth, curiosity and socialization.
A typical day, 6:30 am, eagerly awaiting a breakfast serving. Bosley is patient and sits while breakfast is served. He shares feeding time with his 8 week old foster so it’s a race to finish first. After bathroom break and play time with his fellow four-legged friends he is placed in the x-pen with his 8 week old foster buddy and is off to sleep. He does enjoy his fuzzy blanket and a good nap. No complaints from him.
Their forever home, would require full-time care during these early developing weeks and months, as indicated they have segments of required play and nap-time throughout a 24 hour cycle. Pups are full of energy and are curious to explore the world around them, watching over them to keep them safe and out of danger is a must. He is a quick little one and can disappear in a flash! Anything on the floor or within reaching height is fair game for him. Bosley is expected to be a medium sized dog. With consistent routines and training, combined with exercise and nutrition he is sure to give back his love and trust to his adoptive family. First, you have to get through the crazy puppy stage. Expect to have bathroom accidents in the home, moments of puppy cries and barking, and items to be chewed.
We will only consider homes for the Bosley where someone is home or has the capabilities to come home throughout the day. Puppies need to be taken outside for bathroom breaks very regularly when they are small and will not be able to hold it for an 8hr work day. We are also looking for families that are fully aware of the time commitment of a puppy and the work involved. Puppies are a total joy and bring so much love and happiness into a home, but you cannot underestimate the work and time involved in raising a puppy properly. They need constant supervision while young to expedite the house-training stage and to ensure they aren’t chewing on anything inappropriate. We are also looking for a family that will crate train the him as we fully believe that this is the best for pups and offers them a quiet and secure “den” to call their own. A crate trained pup is a blessing as it offers a safe place to put them when you can’t be watching them all the time.
We will consider a home for Bosley with children over 8yrs of age. They have their typical barking/jumping/biting stage coming up and will be too much for younger children. If there will be young children in the home (8rs to 11yrs) then we would need the family to be experienced dog owners who are fully aware of how to manage a young, excitable puppy with young, excitable children. Supervision is key and the adults in the home would need to ensure that puppy/children management is a task they wish to take on. For a home without young children we would consider 1st time dog owners for Bosley. Any family considering him is required to take obedience training and socialization seriously and must have the time to dedicate in the 1st year of the dog’s life. The more that is done with pups in their 1st year, the better dogs they will be! A home with or without other dogs is just fine. A home with a cat would be fine as well keeping in mind that proper training and supervision is key around a cat. Bosley won’t be suitable for high-rise apartment living but would be suitable for townhouse, ground floor condo, semi or single detached homes. Keeping in mind of course that while they are settling in, a crying puppy in the crate when no one is home is to be expected so if an attached living situation, there must be good noise barriers to avoid neighbor complaints. Their adoptive home needs to be active and outdoorsy as a Boston Terrier breed / cross will require good couple walks a day in all weather as they grow. Bosley will be suited for higher energy activities, so very active people would be a great fit . He will require more than just simple walks around the block though. A home with a good sized fenced in yard would be ideal and convenient for puppy training but is not mandatory. They need easy and quick access to a grassy spot outside for the million trips out for potty training.
Bosley is too little to be neutered before adoption so potential adopters must live within a reasonable distance (within an hour) of Cambridge as the pups must be returned to our vet at 6 months of age to be neutered (included in adoption cost). Adopters must be able to drop off the pup in the morning and pick up later that day for this surgery. Adopters will be responsible for the continuation of puppy vaccinations and all other required vet care at their veterinarian of choice. They will have had everything medically that puppies their age should have and have been microchipped as well. The forever family must also not have any holidays away planned for months coming up after adoption or be planning to move in the near future. Stability is key in months after adoption.
We will be expecting our adoptive families to attend puppy socialization class with their new pup immediately upon adoption, along with, at minimum, level 1 obedience school after. The guidance and lessons learned in puppy classes are very important to getting your pup off to a good start. We interact with Bosley every day and will be offering him everything he needs, so when he leaves our care we need the adoptive families to take over for us. We take our responsibilities to puppies very seriously and only want the best for them. Bosley is being raised in our home, in our care, with someone home 24 hours a day. We adore him and will settle for nothing less than a dedicated, loving family that is well aware of the breed requirements and the needs of a puppy and this breed mix. If you have been thinking about adding a medium breed puppy to your family and have the time and patience to properly raise a pup then Bosley might be perfect for you. We know you will fall in love with him as deeply as we have when you meet him. It is easy to snuggle and play with this bundle of fur, knowing he will outgrow his puppy characteristics. Years of dedication are required as he grows into a mature dog, whom you can continue to snuggle, love and play with.