Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Gatesville, Texas
  • Pet's Age : Puppy
  • Pet's Breed : boston Terrier
  • Pet's Gender : Male
  • Pet's Size : small
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : Yes
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : Within a reasonable driving distance, yes.

***Romeo needs a new Foster Home (or better yet, adopter) ASAP.***

If you’re within a reasonable driving distance of Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in fostering (or adopting) our special little man! Romeo loves to play, play, play – and we are baffled… Why hasn’t he been adopted yet?

He is about 1 yr old, UTD on vaccines, neutered, heartworm negative and on prevention, crate trained, dog, cat, and rooster friendly. He loves playing with toys and will play ALL DAY long. He is house trained, but unfortunately due to the bad hand he was dealt, he requires diapers because he can’t control his bowels. He does go outside to potty when he is able to let you know he needs to pee, and he lets you clean him and put on his diaper. This does not slow him down AT ALL. Romeo doesn’t know he’s different.

He’s all BT puppy! He would love a family or foster home where he will get some puppy training with LOTS of love and attention (play time!). If interested, please complete an application at We’d appreciate it if you’d share his story with your BT-loving friends!

************************************************************************ Romeo has quite a history for such a young pup! Romeo’s Background: Romeo came to us at about 7 months old from another rescue where he’d a coloplexy to repair a prolapse. He continued to experience multiple issues that could not be resolved by the vet and the foster home was unable to continue to care for him, so the rescue reached out to us for support and the rest is history. (This is a great example of how rescues can work together to help more dogs.)

We had Romeo assessed by our veterinary chiropractors and they began a rehabilitation program to help him develop some bowel control. Things were progressing nicely until an unexpected turn of events occurred. Romeo’s foster mom returned home from work one day to find him safe in his crate, but with a gaping hole near his rear end.

After an emergency vet visit, we learned that Romeo’s nubby tail has somehow been broken and over time the broken pieces rubbed together to create a subcutaneous abscess that ruptured. Little Romeo was scheduled for his third surgery to amputate his broken/unattached tail. The surgery went well, but Romeo developed a pretty serious infection while still at the vet hospital, so his stay ended up being extended by about a week. The infection was pretty persistent, but it was finally cleared up and he’s now home.

Through it all, Romeo remained a happy, wiggly, and BUSY little guy. Romeo’s Current Status: Romeo is, and will likely remain, bowel incontinent. The strides made toward helping him develop some bowel control were erased by the amputation of his tail. He currently wears diapers, which he has become accustomed to. He lets his foster mom change and clean him without a fuss. He’s an active, happy little guy who loves to play, play, play, and he’s great with other dogs. Romeo takes a bit to warm up to new people, but he’s very sweet once he accepts you.

All adoptions begin with our online application at Please note that Romeo is being fostered in the Central Texas area. If you have questions about Romeo, please email us at [email protected]. While we do have a phone number, we have a very small volunteer base, and we are often unable to return phone calls in a timely manner. Thank you! If you would like to donate towards Romeo’s monthly care, please send your donation to: Paypal: @abtrtx or [email protected] Zelle: [email protected] Venmo: @Heidi-Murphy-68 Ca$hApp: $beandogmom​ Snail Mail: ABTRR, PO Box 1286, Little Elm, TX 75068