Boston Terrier Clubs in the US

There are many Boston Terrier clubs around the United States. Some of them have rescue resources if you are looking to adopt. Most of them are dedicated to the purity and upkeep of the breed, and are involved in meetings and specialty shows.

Boston Terrier Club of America

The Boston Terrier Club of America was formed in 1893, after the breed of Boston Terrier was officially recognized by the AKC in 1891. Ever since, this club has been dedicated to the upkeep and betterment of this breed, as well as the dogs’ overall health and temperament.

This club works with 25 affiliate breed clubs throughout the country with sanctioned matches, specialty shows and performance trials. They hold the BTCA National Specialty once a year, which lasts a few days and is held in different locations when it happens. Their website has lots of great information and resources about Boston Terriers, like health and education.

Boston Terrier Club of San Diego

This club is run by people who have years of Boston Terrier experience and has many resources to familiarize people with the breed. They are always looking for new members who love this breed so that there can be more events, gatherings and fun! They do events like the Fun Day (which will be April 24, 2010), which will have lots of members’ Boston Terriers doing tricks and contests, as well as human food and an off-leash play area.

North Texas Boston Terrier Club, Inc.

This club is dedicated to preserving the BT standard, as well as promoting their health and educating the public about caring for these dogs responsibly. They hold some fun events like speakers, fun matches, picnics and more.

Those who wish to join must fill out the membership application, sign the code of ethics and pay member fees.

Minnesota Boston Terrier Club

This Midwestern club is an affiliate of the Boston Terrier Club of America. They have many members, some of which just love their dogs, while others are more involved with things like conformation rings, obedience rings and agility trials. They hold several events throughout the year, like membership meetings, charity walks, specialty dog shows and more. Those who are interested in membership should attend a meeting and apply.

Boston Terrier Club of Connecticut

This New England club dates back to its formation in 1931. Their monthly meetings sometimes have potluck lunches; there is also an annual Stroll and Picnic event. Some of the club members work with rescuing, fostering and re-homing Boston Terriers. Those interested in joining this club can attend events or meetings to get membership sponsorship and then apply. Many of the members are long-term Boston Terrier owners who have lots of valuable information to share.

Boston Terrier Club of Western Washington

This Northwestern Club is dedicated to encouraging and assisting the betterment of the breed, urging the upkeep of the breed’s standard, encouraging these traits at dog shows and hosting several events under the rules of the AKC. They are affiliated with the Boston Terrier Club of America. They hold two Sanctioned “B” Matches per year, as well as two specialty shows in August with conformation and sometimes obedience trials. There are also two All Breed agility trials each year.

Most members are from Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and some are even from Canada. They have monthly meetings in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Those interested in joining must get member sponsorship.

Boston Terrier Club of Greater Cincinnati

People around Ohio should check out this club, which holds some specialty shows for Boston Terriers.

Boston Terrier Club of Maryland, Inc.

This club is a not for profit rescue group, dedicated to saving Boston Terriers who have been abandoned or neglected, and transferring them to loving homes. They accept BTs from those who must relinquish them. They provide temporary foster care, necessary medical treatment, and then research their potential new homes. This club operates around Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.

Boston Terrier Club of Milwaukee

This club has been in action for over 30 years, and is operated by local Boston Terrier owners. They are a local affiliate of the Boston Terrier Club of America. The club provides resources such as general information, breeder referral, stud service referral, information on breeding and rescue and placement services. It does not charge or solicit for such services. Members of this club do an annual licensed specialty show, held the first week in August each year.

Click here for information on applying for membership.

Boston Terrier Club of New York

The Boston Terrier Club of New York is an affiliate of the Boston Terrier Club of America, and has been active since 1906. Its mission is to protect, preserve and improve the breed in the present and for the future. They also have resources to educate the public in this breed. They hold specialty shows as well.

Boston Terrier Club of Western Pennsylvania

This club has been around since 1991, and is committed to the preservation and the betterment of this breed. They hold monthly meetings that are open to the public, and are involved in specialty shows and demonstrations throughout the year. They are also linked to rescue resources.

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas, is a big city that is a center for banking, commerce, telecommunications, energy and transportation. There are a ton of things to do in this city, whether you are into culture, sports, nature or eating good food. There are many different neighborhoods throughout Dallas to explore.

Dogs are welcome in many of the great tourist and local attractions of Dallas.

Dallas Foundation Self-Guided Walking Tours

You can order a self-guided tour map from the Dallas Foundation. There are a few different suggestions to check out the sculptures downtown, and the tours can also pass through the Arts District, Downtown and City Hall. Pegasus Plaza is also an interesting spot to check out, with carved stones and a fountain. Dogs are allowed to join you throughout this tour if they are on leash.

Old City Park

This attraction is located south of downtown Dallas, and is within 13 acres of wooded land. This is a live-action history museum, where actors display farm life back in the 1860s.

There are also 38 historic structures, a traditional Jewish house, Victorian houses, a school, a church and historic shops. You can buy tickets on site at the ticket office. This park is open Tuesday to Saturday, but closed on most major holidays.


McKinney Avenue Trolley

Dogs can join you on these five authentic trolley cars for a four mile tour of Dallas, going uptown and downtown. They must be leashed and well behaved. The ride is free for humans and dogs! This service is open daily until 10:00 PM, or until midnight on Friday and Saturday.


Dallas Nature Center

This is a 633 acre nature preserve, and there are 10 miles of hiking trails. Dogs are allowed to accompany you on a leash for a long hike. Some of these trails are very easy, but some are advanced.

Outdoor Restaurants

Big Shucks Oyster Bar

This is a big seafood restaurant that serves all kinds of shellfish. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables.

Cafe Brazil

This Brazilian restaurant has a few locations throughout Dallas. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables in the Cedar Springs and Elm Street locations.

Gloria’s Restaurant

This restaurant has Tex-Mex food, as well as some Salvadorian food. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables at the Greenville location.

State and Allen Lounge

This uptown restaurant is a cafe and sports bar, and it’s a good place to drink. Dogs are allowed in the outside part.