Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. 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.


This little sweetheart is Ramona, a 5 year old Boston Terrier. She had a rough start as a puppy mill mama and she is now ready to retire to a life of luxury. At an easy 12 pounds she is the perfect little lapdog. Nothing would make her happier than to spend the rest of her evenings on a warm lap, receiving gentles scratches behind her big bat ears. Ramona requires a special home and person who can accommodate her timid nature and understand that for 5yrs of her life she was kept in a small space with no kindness, outside experiences , training or socialization of any kind. So it is natural for her to be nervous of new people, new places and scared of noises, sudden movements etc. But in a quiet home environment she will flourish and live her best life!

It has been a fairly long journey to get Ramona ready for her forever home. Quality food, proper vetting, and a safe home have begun to bring Ramona out of her shell. She is comfortable around other dogs but is quite nervous with people. She has bonded strongly with her foster mom but is still unsure of the rest of the household. She would likely do well in a house with other dogs or cats. She would need to have a
woman as her primary caregiver and anyone else in the home would need to ensure that they were patient with her and could be gentle and calm with her to gain trust.

Ramona isn’t perfectly house trained. When she has access to a yard and able to go out frequently, she doesn’t have accidents. But she does slip from time to time, especially with the cold weather. She has no trouble using a pee pad or grass pad. Her new family will need to be patient with her and be able to take her out regularly throughout the day. Ramona is happy in her crate through the night. She gets a special treat before bed, so she happy hops in and gets ready for the night. Ramona is accustomed to having people home throughout the day but she would probably be okay home alone, crated, as she does tend to find the odd thing to chew if left unattended.

Ramona hasn’t been working on her commands yet. Once she has a strong relationship with her forever family, we’re sure that training will help to strengthen that bond. Ramona doesn’t have much confidence now but we hope that will come. She still struggles a lot on the leash. Once we’re walking at a good pace, she is very happy to be out but attaching the leash, and putting on her jacket can be quite terrifying. It is really rewarding to get Ramona moving though, you get to see her kinky little tail wag as she takes in all the smells. But moving too fast, like in a car, makes her pretty terrified. She requires an owner who is experienced with timid dogs and can help Ramona move ahead with her confidence and slowly encourage more and more experiences, and know not to hold her back by keeping her secluded. It is a fine balance of pushing her confidence little by little but not pushing it too much and shutting her down. Ramona will not be a suitable dog for a 1st time dog owner, but with a person experienced in timid dogs and training, she will continue to grow and blossom!

Ramona is a quiet dog and well suited for apartment living in a quiet building or a house with a nice yard. She hasn’t shown any door charging behaviour as she is fairly nervous around the thresholds but you will still need to keep a close eye around open doors. If she were to go to an apartment it would have to have easy and quick access to a safe fenced and secure area for the regular bathroom breaks she needs. A busy building with a lot of people coming and going, noises, and elevators etc would not suit her. Ramona needs a quiet and peaceful home in order to feel secure. The yard must be secure all around and fully fenced. There cannot be any gaps or holes where she could sneak out. Ramona will be a flght risk as she has never experienced the outside world prior to coming into rescue care so we have to ensure her safety. She is best suited for small town living, or a quiet subdivision or rural area. She is not a dog suited to busy city living as traffic noises and lots of people moving about scare her.

Boston terriers are a companion breed and Ramona is no exception. Once she has bonded with her people, she falls hard. She is being fostered with young kids who adore her but she would prefer a quieter household without children. Ramona could handle occasional visits from grandkids or other young visitors but a quiet, adult only home would make her the most happy. Ramona is also still learning the difference between dog toys and kid toys. She can be very sneaky and we find the oddest things in her bed. What happened to the kids toys, where’s the soother… better go check with Ramona!

If you enjoy winding down at the end of the day with a book or a movie, Ramona would love to join you! She is a super cuddler and your reward for sitting still is hearing her adorable little snores. We’re starting to see a bit of playfulness in Ramona. Her forever family will have the joy of seeing this girl with so much life left in her come into her self and discover her true personality