Friday, 26 July 2013

Rescuing the Bostons

We all know that people who volunteer and work with rescue organizations are dedicated and hard-working individuals. What's truly wonderful is when that hard work is recognized and rewarded.

For example, after rescuing and helping homeless and needy Boston Terriers on her own, Ana-Maria Davies was approached by the Boston Terrier Club of Canada to create the BTCC Rescue Program and represent the Club as BTCC National Rescue Representative. Over the years, these endeavours turned into a non-profit charitable organization called Boston Terrier Rescue Canada (BTRC).

Rather than operate from a central facility, BTRC is a network of volunteers and individuals that work to rescue and place Boston Terriers in foster and forever homes. They also provide safe havens, medical care, transport, and training. 

We definitely understand why the BTRC volunteers are so committed to rescuing Boston Terriers! Referred to as the "American Gentleman" this breed is highly intelligent and very easily trained. They are also super friendly, despite their occasional stubbornness. And they are oh-so-cute! 

We recently started a donation program that we coordinate through our Facebook page. Based on recommendations from our Facebook fans, we choose a rescue organization every month and make a donation.

The best part of the program has been hearing all the wonderful stories about rescue organizations and animal adoption! We received recommendations from people who supported both big and small organizations, from all over the world.

We were very impressed by the support and dedication shown by the supporters of Boston Terrier Rescue Canada and are proud to announce BTRC as our July rescue organization. Thanks for all the hard work you do!

BTRC is an Animal Wellness Ambassador. 40% of our subscriptions purchased using their promo code will be donated to BTRC! It's a great way to donate- you help rescue dogs AND you get magazines full of natural health information! Just enter code AWA031 when entering your payment info:

Several companies donated to BTRC with us. We'd like to thank DERMagic, Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage, ZippityPooDa, and Rope-N-Go. It's important to support the companies who are contributing to rescue organizations. Please visit them on Facebook and thank them for their donations! (Just click on the company names above.)


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  2. Ana-Maria Davies passed away on July 26, 2016 at the age of 50, a proud Canadian born in Peru. Beloved by her students and admired by her friends and colleagues, Ana-Maria was known for her positive spirit and amazing sense of humour. Her courage in the face of adversity carried her forward with grace and inspired those around her. She was a tireless advocate for animals and created a rescue organization dedicated to Boston Terriers. She loved to dance and maintained an unfortunate fondness for 70s rock and disco, that she foisted upon us at every opportunity. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and family.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospice, Boston Terrier Rescue Canada, or the BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, in her honour.

    Thank you to all who attended her Celebration of Life.