Meet Available WILLOW
Animal ID 43533070 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Boston 
Age 8 years 11 months 28 days 
Gender Female 
Housetrained Unknown 
Intake Date 1/2/2020 
Stage Available
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*Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive on a daily basis, we are unable to answer everyone individually. We do review all applications and will contact you if you are a good match. Thank you for your understanding.


And just like that it's 2020! While a new year has started (and a new decade), BTRNC continues its rescue mission starting with Willow. Sweet, sweet senior who came from a puppy mill and wants nothing more than to stop breeding and retire to the good life. Read on to learn if Willow is the dog for you!

Age: 8 years, 11 months (birthday 2/25/11)

Weight: 19 pounds

Health: Very good

Demeanor: Affectionate, sweet, quiet/mellow (at times), playful (at times), social, curious, vocal (at times)

Likes: People (including children), dogs (but with caution), playing fetch, giving kisses and snuggling, sitting in laps and being held, going for car rides and walks, getting belly rubs, sleeping in your bed (but sleeps well in crate), treats, toys

Dislikes: Sharing toys or food (see more below)

Manners: Nearly housebroken, leash trained, crate trained and knows verbal command "sit"

Fenced Yard Required: Preferred or always kept on leash (she will try to escape if given a chance)

Tidbits: Willow came from a very different situation than she's experiencing now. Being from a puppy mill means she didn't necessarily learn proper behavior. Imagining what she may have gone through makes you understand why she is food and toy aggressive. She has yet to comprehend that no one is going to take things from her or that she has to fight for what's been given. When she gets aggressive towards other dogs, she doesn't back down. She needs to be physically removed from whatever situation is causing her to act out. According to her foster mama, she doesn't do this often, but it's concerning just the same. At times, she appears to stalk the dogs in her foster home if she's overly stimulated. Consider her a Jekyll/Hyde dog as her foster mama does. A bit of a challenge but very manageable. With that being said, mama says she believes Willow would do well with another dog as long as there are precautions in place.

She is also a hoarder. Can't find something? Willow probably took it and hid it for later. On Christmas Day, Willow snatched 3 stockings, a couple socks, ear warmers, wrapping paper and cardboard and promptly took them to her crate. Another time, she confiscated her foster dad's jeans (sorry, dad, put your clothes away next time). If all the toys have gone missing from the toy box, check Willow's crate!

This now-retired breeding machine wants to soak up the rays of the sun, sleep on a soft bed and gorge on your love. Who can provide Willow with the retirement of her dreams? If so, apply here: https://btrnc.org/adoption/.

Happy New Year,
BTRNC