We are Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from shelters & individuals in Tennessee, Kentucky & Indiana and finding them permanent homes.

We strive to educate the public as to the importance of spaying, neutering  and heartworm prevention.

We provide foster care and rehabilitation for abused/neglected dogs to provide them with the opportunity to successfully adapt to a new home.






Bandit is a 4.5 year old owner surrender that came to us on Nov. 22. His owner contacted us and said he had broken his leg again in the same spot by falling off a chair. He said his options were amputation (cheapest way to go) or euthanasia because the third option a plate was too expensive. SCBTR took him to an orthopedic specialist and on on Nov. 23, extensive surgery was performed on his shattered femur. Because the leg was so damaged and his bones so weak the surgeon didn't know if he would even be able to put the plate and pins in Bandit's legs. He was able to perform the operation and it was classified as "acceptable".

Bandit is now going into 4 weeks  of confinement and physical therapy. He stays with Dr. Paula at Animal Ark Hospital during the week for physical therapy 3 times a day and gets a furlough to The Ferrells who are fostering this precious boy on the weekends. He is now using his leg and building up muscle in his shoulder. An x-ray will be taken in another three 1/2 weeks to determine if the surgery has worked or not. If he will be in pain from using his leg then amputation will need to take place.

He is a loving little guy and even with all he is going through, all he wants to do is lick your face and wiggle his little butt! Since coming into rescue all he wants to do is eat. He was grossly undernourished and full of worms. He has put on 4 lbs. already and will now go back to a regular feeding schedule so he doesn't become a pumpkin head!

Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated for precious Bandit to make a full recovery!

If you are interested in sponsoring, please click on the PayPal link at the bottom of any page. Any amount is greatly appreciated!

May you have a happy and prosperous New Year in 2015!


We are always in need of Foster Homes! If you think you can open up your heart and your home to a Boston who needs you please read the Fostering section and contact us. Apply Now. The Bostons will thank you!


We can also use volunteers to do Home Visits and Transport. Apply Now to help even if you can't foster