About Us


Boston Buddies is an organization of volunteers who rescue and rehome Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier mixes in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and Kern counties, as well as some surrounding communities. Our loving volunteers are dedicated to the combined efforts of shelter rescues, owner surrenders, adoptions, and education for you and your present or future Boston Buddy.


Boston Buddies, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of any Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix in need. We adopt our rescue Bostons from shelters, take in owner surrenders and rescue strays.


Boston Buddies operates primarily throughout San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties as well as surrounding areas on an as needed basis.


Our ultimate purpose is to match homeless or potentially homeless Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier mixes with loving permanent families, specifically interested in the breed. We do this by providing temporary foster care, medical treatment, personality assessments of the animals, and interviews and home checks of potential adopters. Each dog is examined by a veterinarian and provided with all necessary and reasonable medical treatment, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped.

Adoption Process

An Adoption Application, home visit, adoption fee and Adoption Agreement are all required as part of our adoption process.  To find out more about our adoption process and policies and to view our Adoption Application and Adoption Agreement, please visit our Adoption Page.


Boston Buddies has no paid employees.  Our group is run entirely by devoted volunteers who donate their time and energy to help us achieve our goal of finding every needy Boston Terrier and Boston Terrier mix a forever home.  Your donations and adoption fees allow us to continue our efforts and are deeply appreciated.

Part of the COMMUNITY

Boston Buddies values its reputation in the rescue and animal services community and strives to conduct its efforts in a manner that fosters cooperation and teamwork with the individuals, groups and public and private organizations involved in animal welfare throughout the communities in which we operate. When Boston Buddies makes a commitment to aid or assist a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix in need we carry through with our promise and remain committed to that dog for life. We are proud that our efforts have enabled us to rescue and assist over 2000 dogs in need since the inception of our organization.



Boston Buddies is honored to be a participating charity in the Best Friends Network Charity Program and a proud NKLA Coalition Partner with Best Friends’ No Kill L.A. organization

The Humans

Meet Our
Amazing Team

Rachel Farmer

Rachel Farmer

Director and President

Rachael joined Boston Buddies in 2005. Rachael currently sits on the Board of Directors of Boston Buddies and serves as its President as well…
Karen Engman

Karen Engman

Director and Treasurer

Karen joined Boston Buddies in 2004. Karen currently sits on the Board of Directors of Boston Buddies and serves as its Treasurer as well…

Hereta Cervantes

Hereta Cervantes

Fundraising Coordinator/Charter Member

Hereta began her volunteering journey with Boston Buddies back in 2008, shortly after adopting her Boston Terrier Bella. In 2011…
Help these cute guys


Boston Buddies, Inc. is funded by your generous donations, our modest fundraisers, and in many instances from our members’ own personal funds. Many of our rescue dogs require extensive medical care and surgeries. Should you wish to help us with our efforts we appreciate donations in any amount.

All donations are tax deductible — we are a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit charitable corporation — and will help one more sick and homeless Boston find his/her way into a wonderful forever home.

Since our inception, we are honored to have assisted over 2000 dogs in their time of need and we strive to continue with this important work.

We thank you for your support!

Donations may be made via PayPal, or via US Mail.

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