Meet Pending Adoption: Hope
Animal ID 47983058 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Boston/Terrier, American Staffordshire 
Age 6 years 11 months 4 days 
Gender Female 
Housetrained Yes 
Intake Date 6/13/2021 
Stage Available
***** UPDATE *****

*Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive daily, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. We do, however, review all applications and will contact you if you are a good match. Thank you for your understanding.

Today we have an update on Hope who has been with our rescue for some time. When she arrived, she was heartworm positive and not well-behaved. Early on it was determined that the best course of action would be to have Hope live with a trainer. Fast forward to today and Hope is like a new dog. She's now heartworm free and has manners to boot. Read the "Tidbits" section below for a detailed update:

Age: 6 years old

Weight: 32 pounds

Breed: Boston terrier/American Staffordshire terrier mix

Health: Excellent. She may have some allergies but her current diet and coconut oil has helped a great deal

Demeanor: Affectionate, sweet, timid/shy, quiet/mellow, couch potato, curious, submissive

Likes: People (has not been tested with children who live in a home full-time, but has been sweet and gentle to those who visited), not tested with cats, giving kisses and snuggling, being held (at times), sitting in laps, going for car rides and walks, sleeping in your bed, burrowing under blankets, antlers

Dislikes: Sudden loud noises, however, she does well in large gatherings/parties, etc.

Manners: Housebroken, crate trained, leash trained, knows verbal commands: sit, down, place, come, heel, kennel, break, and no

Fenced Yard Required: Preferred. If no fence, must be on leash at all times

Tidbits: Who is the sweetest girl on the block? Hope! Her foster parents quickly realized she has the most energy in the morning (when she is let out of her crate) and when she is outside. At the dog park, she loves to run around and say "hello" to all of the people and take play breaks with other dogs (typical Boston behavior)! She is also happy to make friends going on a hike with other people and dogs, being out and about, quietly hanging out at a restaurant or brewery, or relaxing at home.



Her current foster parents work from home, and she is happy to cuddle with or near them while they work. She will also cuddle, play, and give kisses to the other dog in the home while her foster parents work. Although a fenced-in yard is recommended for potty breaks, Hope does well off-leash at her foster home happily trotting behind her current Boston Terrier companion.

Hope has put in a lot of work to fine tune her manners so she can find her forever home. She spent time with a trainer to correct her escape-artist and boundary-pushing tendencies. She has had such improvement that her new foster parents witnessed little-to-no troublesome behavior (minus a short time post-surgery where she decided to attempt to escape from her crate; this has since ceased). Thanks to her training, she has learned to walk well on a leash and wait to be let outside at doors (instead of bolting). She is trained with an e-Collar and knows sit, down, place, come, heel, kennel, break, and no.


Fill out an application to find out how Hope melts hearts and makes friends everywhere she goes! Click this link to apply: https://btrnc.org/adoption/