Vancouver Island SPCA branch overwhelmed by 27 Boston terriers

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A Vancouver Island SPCA branch has an adorable problem on its hands: too many cute Boston terriers.

A total of 27 Bostons – 16 puppies and 11 adults – were surrendered to the Cowichan and District branch in Duncan over the weekend.

All the pups are only four weeks old and are still nursing. The adults, one male and the rest female, are between one and three years old.

Image: BC SPCA

Image: BC SPCA

CTV Vancouver Island reported that personal problems prompted the breeder to bring the brood in to the shelter.

The agency says many will be adoptable shortly.

“They are so cute! They’re very sweet and so endearing,” Branch Manager Sandi Trent said in a statement. “They’ve upped the adorable factor here big time! We’re hoping to eventually, find them all loving, forever homes.”

The nursing moms and her pups are in home foster care, while the others are “settling in” at the shelter.

CTV Photos: A look at the Boston puppies

All of the dogs need to be spayed and neutered, while several may need to remain in shelter care long-term because of possible neurological problems, and mange.

If you’re interested in adopting one of these pups, get your application in quickly: they received 12 adoption requests for seven of the dogs Monday morning.

“They’re easy to fall in love with,” Trent said.

Trent told CTV Vancouver Island the ideal adopters have time to dedicate to training the juvenile pups, who will likely be a handful.

For more information on adopting, contact:

Vancouver Island SPCA
7550 Bell McKinnon Road
Duncan, B.C.
(250) 746-4646
duncanspca@spca.bc.ca 

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