We are a small non-profit organization passionate about helping rescue, protect, and place Boston’s in loving homes across New Mexico.

Milagro Boston Terrier Rescue (MBTR) began in 1999 with an elderly Boston Terrier named Mr. Buggs. His owner had passed and left Mr. Buggs an orphan. Mr. Buggs was a dancer who loved to prance about everything.

Rescue of Boston Terriers in New Mexico was being done by Nancy Gage of Los Lunas and Dyl Osborne of Abiquiu. Both had decided it was time for them to look for help with the Bostons and they came to me.

My Grandmother, Rev. Mable E. Dawe ( 1904-2006) was born in McIntosh near Estancia. While living in Gallup in the 1930’s, she developed and affection for Boston Terriers, then called “Boston Bulls”. Her two favorites, Dempsey and Beans, were featured in stories she shared through the years. It was and continues to be my homage to Nana that is my inspiration in 1999 and continues today.

When you have a rescue, it’s essential to have a 501c3 to raise money for the dogs. My Corrales neighbor, Joyce Fay, operated Bro & Tracy Animal Welfare in Corrales. MBTR worked as a separate entity under Bro & Tracy until 2014 when MBTR was approved as a 501c3.

Milagro Vineyards and Winery is our business in Corrales. We started growing grapes in 1985 and began using the name Milagro, miracle in Spanish, to convey the Divine intervention needed to grow grapes in the fickle climate of New Mexico. The Boston Terrier rescue has always operated in tandem with the vineyards and winery, so, using the same name worked on many levels.

The work of the rescue is only successful with the same Divine intervention relied on to grow the grapes. It is our core value and reason for success.

-Mitzi Hobson