Boston Terrier Rescue of
East Tennessee Policy
If we find a dog, recover a
dog from an animal shelter or are given a found dog by a
responsible third party or Good Samaritan who has rescued or
found the dog, we will use our best efforts to locate the dog's
owner within a reasonable period of time and after that time the
dog will be considered available for adoption when it is in good
health. We will determine that 'reasonable period of time'
but by statute, that may be as little as three days. We do
not have the facilities to keep dogs indefinitely, waiting for owners to
finally show up.
We will browse the local
newspaper's Lost and Found departments, post the dog here on
this website if requested by an owner looking for a lost
dog and in other appropriate online resources and
inquire at our local vets' offices for Lost and Found postings.
Any emergency medical
attention required by the dog will be provided immediately as will all
other appropriate routine veterinary care as advised by
We will NOT post in the
newspaper's Lost and Found section, nor will we place posters on
telephone poles or other conspicuous places. That is the
OWNER'S responsibility and other prudent and effective advice on how
to carry out activities related to recovery of a lost pet is posted here on this page for that specific
purpose and the owner's convenience and use.
If the dog is eventually
properly identified by the owner, the owner will be
responsible for a per diem fee of $10/day boarding and any veterinary
costs that are required in the sole opinion of BTR of ET and our
vets. Any additional costs required or incurred to protect our
dogs from any illness carried by the found dog are also the
responsibility of the person claiming to be owner and those will
be paid in full prior to the dog's release.
Proper identification will
consist of any documentation, photographs, vet records, AKC records,
or other collaborating evidence. The burden is on you
to prove that this is your dog and the dog will help make that
determination by it's reaction to you.
A summary of pet owner
responsibilities and related subjects around the state of
Tennessee can be found at
and State Dog Laws