Searching For Our Boston Terrier Puppy: We Found Her!

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Stelly our Boston Terrier Puppy We’ve been on the search for our Boston Terrier puppy for a while now and have encountered many hurdles and heartbreak.

We live in Australia and Boston Terriers are rare here and very hard to find. There are only about 33 breeders in the country and they only breed when they want a show dog.

We’ve been so close and then it’s fallen through but things are looking up. We’ve found our puppy!

Introducing Stelly – Our Boston Puppy

After contacting almost every breeder and constantly being told that they don’t have any puppies it was looking like we wouldn’t find one for months.

Then, I checked the breeder pages expecting nothing as usual but to my surprise a breeder had listed a new litter of puppies!

I immediately contacted the breeder and she confirmed that she had 3 boys and 2 girls. We really wanted a girl but one of the girls had already been sold.

There was just one dilemma. The breeder lives in Queensland and it would be a 13 hour drive to pick up the puppy … The puppies were also more expensive than we had anticipated.

After some thought and discussion Mr BTR and I decided to just go for it. After all it could be months before another breeder decides to start breeding and there is also the chance that there would be no girls in the litter or they have a waiting list.

So, the next day we called the breeder and confirmed that we wanted to adopt the remaining little girl.

Why Name Her Stelly?

We lived in Canada (Mr BTR’s home country) for a year in a 1950’s log cabin and our neighbour’s had a Boston Terrier.

I had never seen a Boston Terrier before and when she ran into our yard I was immediately smitten with her cute look, friendly nature and personality.

We also have many fond memories of our time in Canada and in the log cabin so it just felt right that when we adopt our puppy that we would name her after that gorgeous little dog as a reminder of our time there.

The Road Trip

Considering it’s such a huge drive we decided to take a few days and make a trip out of it. We’ll be heading off in 3 weeks on our road trip and we’ll be taking the coastal route up to Queensland and stopping at some cool little beach towns along the way.

Stay tuned, I’ll be putting together a short video of our road trip and our first meeting with our puppy Stelly.

Fingers crossed the time flies!

So what do you think of her name and the long trip we’re taking to adopt her? What lengths did you go to in adopting your puppy?

Share your thoughts in the comments below

Elise Sorge

I laid eyes on my first Boston Terrier whilst living in a rustic cabin in Canada and was immediately smitten. I created Boston Terriers Rock for people like myself who love the unique style and character of Boston Terriers so we can connect and share our knowledge, experience and fun of our quirky Bostons. Read more about my story.

  • Lisa

    9 March 2012 at 10:17 pm Reply

    My husband and I have also been looking for months for a Boston Terrier puppy. Being from Sydney NSW, I have found out that there are many scammers and wouldn’t want to adopt a puppy from another state without seeing her first. Your story gives me hope that one day we will find our own little stelly! If you can help with anymore advise we would be very greatful! X

    • Elise Rochelle

      10 March 2012 at 6:43 am Reply

      Hi Lisa,

      We close to Wollongong so not too far from you! Small world hey.

      Where have you been looking for pups?

      I spoke to a few breeders and they all advised to stick to the website as this lists the breeders in the country. You’ll also find on that website the dog associations for each state and you can call them to verify that the breeder is registered.

      We were talking with a breeder in Wollombi (Hunter Valley) who was planning to breed soon. We then found our pup in QLD and were too impatient to wait (we’re actually heading off to get her on Friday, you should join us on facebook as I’ll be posting pics of our trip and a video of when we meet her).

      I received an email from the breeder in Wollombi about a week ago advising that they were just waiting to find out if their female was in pup. If she is, they could have puppies in about 2 months.

      You can find that breeder here: her name is Jacqui Aubineau.

      Give her a call as soon as possible as there could be people on a waiting list.

      Are you aware of how much they cost?

      Good luck Lisa! Happy to help in any way.

      • Lisa

        11 March 2012 at 9:24 am Reply

        Dear Elise,
        Thank you so much, I will contact the Wollombi Breeder today! I have been checking with the dogs online breeders but after 6 emails out I only received one response to check back after May. I am aware of their cost and am still trying to convince my husband that its standard!
        Thanks again for the information and Ill let you know how we go in our search.

        • Elise Rochelle

          12 March 2012 at 7:05 am Reply

          No problem Lisa. We also got a limited response from the many emails we sent.

          Good luck with the breeder today and I might have a blog post soon that could help convince your husband 🙂

          • Lisa

            14 March 2012 at 9:26 pm

            Dear Elise,
            The Wollombi dog puppies are due April 15th! Im so excited! We have contacted Jacqui and agreed to wait for the litter to be delivered, so fingers crossed there is going to be a gorgeous little girl for us soon too!
            I can’t thank you enough for helping us find a boston Puppy! I’ll keep you updated.

  • Elise Rochelle

    15 March 2012 at 1:04 pm Reply

    That’s fantastic news Lisa! I’m so excited for you.

    I’m just glad I could help 🙂

    Feel free to sign up and keep in touch. I can’t wait to see pics of her.

  • Brenda

    16 March 2012 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Elise & Lisa,

    I just want to say Congratulations on your new little bundles of joy! I have 3 Boston girls, Tigger (10), Basha (3) & Bailee (12 weeks). My girls are my entire world. They know nothing but love! And they have endless kisses to give. I’m sure since you have had Bostons before, how incredibly loving they are. I can’t wait to see pics & videos. From a Boston Lover in Florida. Big Hugs! Brenda

    • Elise Rochelle

      20 March 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

      Thanks Brenda!

      We love her so much already is amazing! I’ll be putting together a post on our trip including video soon.

  • Brenda

    16 March 2012 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Stelly is adorable! <3

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  • jaimee

    6 October 2012 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Hia, we are also looking for a pup too. We might have one in mind in SA do you know much about the breeders in SA. Thank you

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  • DianaMoc

    19 July 2016 at 3:58 am Reply

    Wow, reading your blog makes me more and more confident that we made the right decision in choosing a Boston Terrier to complete our little family. Just this Saturday we drove 3 hours to meet our new little boy! 🙂 He is just 10 days old,so he will be home at the end of August 🙂
    I am so excited so any advise in advance will be greatly helpful and appreciated.

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