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April 2017


Happy Easter!


Wishing you and your family a special weekend of love, candy and Easter eggs.

-- your friends at MABTR
MABTR FaceBook Auction  
         
Bidding is March 31 through April 2nd
We will accept bids on over 140 items, with most of them Boston-related.

Winners will be announced at 8pm CST on the evening of Sunday, April 2nd.
MABTR covers the shipping fee.

Click here to place bids and view items.

If link is not working  -
Go to Midamerica Boston Terrier Rescue Facebook page
Click on Photos on the left hand side
Under Albums open folder named "Facebook Auction"

Good luck!!! 
Esty Shoppers - We need your V OTE 
         
Please help MABTR earn  
$10K from Etsy!  
Please share with friends to vote! 

It's easy!
Only one vote per person.
Voting ends April 6th.  
CLICK HERE to vote toda
y

This money would significantly help pay for our rescued dogs' veterinary bills. 
Esty April SALE - April 1-April 5  
         
20% Off Etsy Boston Terrier Greeting Cards! 
These great deals on all our Boston Terrier greeting cards will only last til April 5th! All cards come in sets of five with blank insides and matching white envelopes.
 
MABTR Alumni - Paisley
         
 
" Our Paisley! She was born to play fetch! She loves her ball, and loves her Daddy. She's 5 now. We lived in MO when she became a part of our family when she was about 12 weeks old. We've since moved to VA and now Hawaii. She's a traveling pup and a funny, quirky part of our family. Love her to pieces!

Thank you MABTR for our beautiful Paisley! 
�� "
 
 
Adoptable Dog of the Month

Hi, my name is  Beetle!   I am 11.5 years old and weigh 25 pounds.  I was picked up as a stray and not for the first time either. Unfortunately, my family decided not to bail me out this time.  I am being fostered in Westminster, CO. 

I am a very loving girl.  I enjoy, cuddles, belly rubs, and giving kisses.  I am very quiet and laid back.  I don't need a big yard or long walks or car rides.  I don't mind being left alone while you work and would love someone who doesn't want to take me for car rides or a lot of walks.

My foster mom says I am a homebody. I prefer to spend my time inside cuddling on the couch, on my dog bed, or in bed with you.  Leashes scare me a bit, maybe because I was picked up by animal control several times, but I do enjoy short walks. 

In the past, if given the opportunity I will run out the door or open gate. My foster parents are always aware of where I am when doors or gates are being opened, and I listen well when told to get back.

I may be an older gal but I have a LOT of love to give. If you are looking for a low-activity lover and cuddler, then maybe I am the gal for you!
 

~~Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!!!~~
Adopters aged 60+ yrs who adopt a dog 7 yrs and older get
$50 off the adoption fee!!! 
   
Ask Jennifer

Q: My dog fights me when trying to place eye drops in his eye that he needs. It takes two people to get it done!

A: It is important not to fight with your dog as it will just lead to him hating the situation even more. One thing we have found to be successful requires just one person is placing the dog on the counter.

You are bringing the dog to your level. He is also out of his element so he will now have more security in you handling him. You can also place peanut butter on his lips or your arm to keep him occupied with this special treat that he gets only when he is getting eye drops.
 
See more: Link to our FAQs here   
Let's... go... SHOPPING!!! 
         
We've identified a few fun shopping (and rewarding!) opportunities that we want to share with our fans!
to find other online shops that give back to MABTR click here 
 
1)  Boston Terrier Foundation
 
Who they are: "We are a community of volunteers based out of Portland, Oregon who's fundamental mission is to raise money for Boston Terrier rescues across the nation. With every purchase, we donate 20% of the proceeds to a Boston Terrier rescue nearest you on your behalf. Your donation will help give Boston Terrier's in your area a second chance at life by providing food, shelter, medication and toys for them until they find a new happy home!"

They have a TON of cool stuff on their website -- check it out!  Click here!
 
2) Tags for Hope
 
Who they are: They help you save money on tags!!  
 
What they do: Cheap, metal tags constantly wear out and need to be replaced every few months. In contrast, TagsForHope tags never wear out. They hold vital medical information, behavioral problems and much more on the back. They are great conversation starters, are virtually silent, support 100s of animal welfare organizations and all TagsForHope Tags come with a Life-Time Warranty so you never have to buy another tag for your pet, ever again! TagsForHope saves you money in the long run.
 
 
Check out Tags for Hope  here 
 
3) new MABTR shirts for our KC fans!
 
Check this out!! .  You KC fans will LOVE this!!!  (not to mention, it's a pretty awesome shirt!!).   Click here to get yours!!!
 
We are really so fortunate to have these supporters that will help further our mission -- please share the word!  And, as always, THANK YOU for your personal  support!!!   
Why you aren't seeing
our Facebook Posts 
         
 
Have you noticed that you aren't seeing our Facebook posts very often? Well it's not just you! Due to changes in the way Facebook works, less and less of our posts are showing up on your timelines. If fact, less than 5% of you see our posts daily! And sadly, this means you are missing a lot of our amazing rescue stories and videos!

The good news is Facebook has created a way around this using new settings.

Read the instructions below, go to our Facebook page and update your settings on your desktop or mobile device so you won't miss a thing!
  • Visit our FB page - https://www.facebook.com/MABTR/
  • Make sure you have clicked the "LIKE" button on our page.
  • Click the "Follow" button.
  • Under the "Following" drop down menu, select "See First" in your news feed.
  • Under the "Following" drop down menu, select "On" for notifications.
And last but not least, be sure to routinely "Like", "Share" and "Comment" on our page. If Facebook doesn't see that you are interacting with our posts, they will remove us from your Facebook Feed.

Plus, by sharing our posts, you are helping our mission in educating and rehoming bostons. 
Boston FaceBook Groups to 'Like'
New MABTR Facebook Page! 
 
Wyoming fans!  (or hey, any fans - we love our fans...)
 
We have a new Facebook page catered to events and all things Boston Terrier in the Wyoming area!
 
Where to find it: click here

Did you know
that there might be a Boston Terrier fan page on FB in your area?
 You should consider joining in!

It is simple to join - click the link and then click on 'LIKE'
Kansas City
 Colorado
Colorado Springs
Central Missouri
 
The goal of these pages is to bring Boston owners and lovers of the breed together through the sharing of stories, providing tips/advice, celebrating our Bostons, participating in contests and announcements/reminders of upcoming MABTR events - including playdates! 
Share your travel plans with MABTR and  
in return help out a Boston 
         
As many of you know MABTR covers 13 states. 75% of our adoptions occur between foster homes and adopters in different states, requiring MABTR to set up a transport by car.  We do not fly our dogs.

Many of us travel for business or pleasure by car so we ask that you share with us your travel plan should you have room for a Boston to hitch a ride.

Just some examples, and not limited to, of routes completed.  Note that some routes are short distances where others a whole day:
  • Colorado Springs, CO to Cheyenne, WY
    • Omaha, NE to St Louis, MO
      • Omaha, NE to Boise, ID
        • Des Moines, IA to St Paul, MN
          • Kansas City, MO to Springfield, MO
            • ... the list goes on 
  
Share with us your travel plans - even those scheduled in the future. 
It is simple.  Just email
luckypawpals@aol.com your starting and ending location, date(s) of travel, and your name and phone number.  We will file the travel schedule shared and if the need approaches we will contact you with details.

Most of our dogs ride well in cars without a crate, but if you require a crate we will supply one. 
 
The doggies thank you for allowing them to hitch a ride!!!!!  Without drivers we would struggle moving our dogs closer to their forever homes.
 
Remember that you can write off at tax time your gas or mileage when transporting our Bostons.  

Thank You for Your Donation! 
 
$150 In memory of Lauren Ann and Zoey Lin
$93  In honor of my Aunt Widgie's 93rd birthday
$75 Happy Birthday Lisa McWilliams 
$20 In memory of Sophie Maire
 
$164 Robin B
$150 Emily L 
$125   Terri W
$125 CARE
$120 Raymond N 
$100 Nancy E, Daniel C
$76.28 Animal Welfare 
$50 Beth C, Audrey C, Caroline W
$40 AT&T
$35.96 Allstate 
$30  Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K
$25 Sharon J, Charity C, Susan M, Phyllis K 
$20  Susie M, Matthew S, Wonda P, Pam M, Diana Z, Sara S, Michael M, Ashley H
$10 Andrew B, Katherine F, Lisa B, Angela P, Mart D, Robin B, Lori D, Angela C, Danielle K, Veronica Z, Ann A, JoAnn F, Gerald P 
$6 Dainty Itty Bitties
$5 Angie V 
 
All donations are tax deductible!

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All donations
(monetary or items)
are tax-deductible.

MABTR is
100% volunteer-driven. Your entire donation amount goes towards rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Bostons in need in foster care.
Employer Match Programs
Did you know that many employers will match your donation to a 501(c)3 organization? Some even pay a flat fee to the organization for volunteer hours! 
Check with your human resource department for details!
A few companies we know of are:
  • AT&T
  • Wells Fargo
  • MidAmerica Energy Holding Comp.
  • Pfizer
  • Allstate
  • CenturyLink
  • CNA Surety
  • CSG
  • 8z Real Estate
  • Great Western
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Western Union
  • SalesForce
  • Microsoft
  • United Way
  • First National Bank
  • Lockhead Martin Corporation
  • Benevity: Apple, Google, ADP
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • United Healthcare
March    
Fundraiser Results
 
NE Painting for Paws - $228
IA Painting for Paws -
$340

   Thanks to ALL  
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

 29  dogs rescued

in March!

 

61 dogs rescued to date in 2017

 

3,169 dogs rescued since November 2005!

 

We ask that you help us educate the public about their options when looking for a new pet. We appreciate the fact that you are not purchasing your pet from a pet store that sells lives animals, since 98% of all puppies in a pet store come from terrible situations such as puppy mills. For more information on puppy mills visit our site and read all you need to know about puppy mills.

 

If you are interested in a breed other than a Boston check out the links below.

-Petfinder 

-Rescue list by breed 

-Google search under

" "breed" rescue"

AGE is just a number
 
I wish applicants would make personality and behavior priority when adopting a dog but the truth is that a majority are not even interested in learning about a dog if it is out of their age range.

Remember that just because a dog is young does not guarantee he/she will live to be 14. MABTR cannot promise anyone how long a dog will live. We unfortunately have experienced the loss of a life at a very young age unexpectedly.

MABTR is not prejudiced when it comes to rescuing. A life is precious no matter
*gender   *age
*disability  *health
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Love

has NO
age limit!
Facebook  
Photo Contest 
 
Congrats to Angus and owner Megan S for winning the March FB Contest theme, "Wearin' O' the Green"

April th eme: 
"Best Dressed/
Sunday Best"

     Thanks to ALL  
who participated!!!
Raffle Results
Congrats to
Carol N of MO    
who won the Boston crochet, which raised $827 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
April
Monthly Raffle
Boston Bundle -
Variety Pack!  
This fun bumch of goodies includes one plastic air locking dog treat container (4 x 6 inches), four laser cut coasters (3.5 x 3.5 inches) each, one 8 x 8.5 inch wood hanging plaque, and one 4×6 plush Boston 
(ticket purchases not available til April 7. Sorry for the delay)
Make a donation
in Memory of..
or
in Honor of...
of someone special
(human or pet)
 
MABTR has a program that will mail your special someone a card recognizing the individual pet or human
that your donation was made in behalf of.

  Make your donation here
Boston FB Groups to 'Like' by city
Did you know that there might be a Boston Terrier fan page on FB in your area?  You should consider joining in!

Click below for the link in your area! 

Minnesota
St Louis
Iowa
Saying Goodbye



"Keep their memories close to your heart and remember in another time, in a beautiful place, you will see them again."
   Golden Paws for Golden Years


Did you know
that MABTR has such a program where an adoptor 60 or older adopting a Boston 7 years and older receives $50 off the adoption fee?

Local MABTR Events 
***Join us!***
~all breeds welcome~
   
Colorado
Saturday, April 1
Centennial
Easter Bunny Pet Photos
11am - 3pm
Chuck and Don's - 2253 E. Briarwood Ave.
$10 includes two emailed photos and a good bag for your pup.
See flyer at left for details! 
 
Saturday, April 8 
Littleton
Easter Egg Hunt
11am - noon for dogs and children
$5 per child/$10 per family
New: kid and dog games!
See flyer at left for details! 
 
Sat Apr 22 - Sun Apr 23
Colorado Springs  
Pet Expo
Features 165+ top pet exhibitors from across the state, along with lots of activities for animal lovers.
The show will also  include pet demonstrations, training seminars, adoptions, discount vaccines. 
MABTR will have a booth  - come see us!!
Click here for more info  
 
looking ahead...
Saturday, May 13
Littleton
6th Annual! For the Love of Bostons Dinner and Silent Auction
6 - 9:30pm
SMDRA-7899 S. Lincoln Ct.
$55 per person - tickets purchased in advance.
See flyer at left for details!
Click here to buy tickets!
 
Missouri
~KC area~
Saturday, April 8
North Kansas City
4th Annual Bone-Anza
1pm - 3pm
Waggin Trails Dog Park, 432 E 32nd Ave.  
There will be dog egg hunts, contest, vendors and the Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 22
Lee's Summit, MO
Boston Birthday Bash
12pm - 2:30 pm
Legacy Park Shelter #2.  1801 NE Coneflower Dr.
$5 per person, kids under age 10 and dogs are free! 
Food, games, silent auction, cake, adoptable dogs, and more!
See flyer at left for details!
 
Saturday, April 8
North Kansas City
4th Annual Bone-Anza
1 - 3pm
Waggin Trails Dog Park.  432 E 32nd Ave.  Dog egg hunts, contests, vendors and the Easter Bunny!
 
~St. Louis area~ 
Saturday, April 8
St. Louis
2nd Annual Celebration of the Dog  
12 - 3pm
AKC Museum of the Dog: 
1721 S. Mason Rd.
Easter egg hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, raffles, silent auction, games and more. 
Free admission!!!

Click here for more details!
 
Nebraska 
Saturday, April 29
Omaha
Spring Bling
5pm - 8:30pm
Patriot Homebrew Supply, 2929 N 204th St, Elkhorn
Create and make up four pairs of earrings OR a bracelet to take home. 
Tickets required; $25/seat.
See flyer at left for details!
Click here to buy tickets!
No anesthesia Dental Cleaning
Boulder, CO
Well Animal Institute offers dental cleanings that are anesthesia-free.

So many dogs are in need of dentals; however, health concerns may deter them from getting what is needed. 

Here is your solution for only $185!

For every dog that  comes in and gets their teeth cleaned, 
$30 goes towards a rescue.

Win-win for MABTR and the dogs!

Volunteer Opportunities

Our rescue organization has a very hard-working and dedicated crew of volunteers committed to improving the lives of Boston Terriers and Boston mixes across 13 states.

  

If you are interested in helping please email your interest and contact information to luckypawpals@aol.com.

  

Also make sure to add yourself to our email list by clicking here

Include your state so you get the proper notices.

 

You're in for a rewarding experience! Opportunities to help include:

  • Newsletter articles
  • Volunteer at local events
  • Fundraising
  • Fostering
  • Babysitting
  • Transporting
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