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April 2019
April is Heartworm Awareness Month

The warm months are upon us so the mosquitoes are coming out and it is your responsibility to protect your pets from heartworm disease

Start HW preventative today!

Have you adopted a dog from MABTR?
MABTR is so grateful for all of the people who have adopted dogs from us.  Your willingness to open your homes allows us to save more lives on an on going basis.
But please remember...
As part of the adoption process, adopters sign a contract that outlines an agreement between them and MABTR.  There are many parts of this agreement; two of the most important pieces are listed below:

1. If at any point you find you can no longer keep or care for the dog you adopted from us, he/she is to be RETURNED TO MABTR; not taken to a shelter, sold online, given away, etc.  We have a commitment to ensure our dogs are in a happy and safe  home.  We always will take them back if needed, no questions asked.
2. If the dog you adopted has passed away, please let us know so we can update our database.  Also we would love to do a memorial for him/her.  We just need a photo and a few words to share.  It is never easy to lose our pets. .
Thank you again for opening your home to a rescued dog. 
Remember we are always here for support!
Care of Anal Glands
Q: My dog rubs his bottom on my carpet, yet I see nothing wrong with his back end which would cause him to want to do that?
A: Dogs have anal glands that are located inside the anus.  You cannot see them.  Anal glands are also referred to as the stink glands.  Every dog has a unique smell. Anal gla nds are in place because they are effectively how dogs recognize each other and why they sniff every new dog they meet at the back end rather than the front.
Anal glands are released every time your dog poops.  However they can get impacted.  This causes discomfort for your dog and as a result he drags his bottom on the floor in hopes to give him some relief, which will not work.
This is not something to ignore as an impacted anal gland can rupture causing more problems for the dog and added expenses for you. 
A vet tech or professional groomer can express anal glands.  So call them today for an appointment.  Note that some dogs need assists on a regular basis.
Reasons anal glands can get impacted
1. Stress can cause a dog to have loose stools.  It takes a firm stool to release the glands.
Treatment: Add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin twice a day to your dog's diet
2. Change in diet can result in soft stools.  Give a diet two weeks and if no improvement the food is not right for them.
If your dog has always had loose stools you should consult your vet about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Other reasons a dog may drag his bottom on the floor 
1. Worms, in particular tapeworms, can cause itching around the anus. You may have noticed the small white worm segments that look like rice grains in his stools or around his bottom. They are very itchy indeed and are a common cause of scooting.
Treatment: Drontol, dewormer, prescribed by the vet.
2. Fleas find your dog's rear end to be a popular spot to gather, and they too will make him itchy around his rump. Some dogs are actually allergic to flea saliva and one bite from a flea will make their skin red and inflamed. To add insult to injury, fleas spread tapeworm so if your dog is itchy from fleas, he'll soon be itchy from tapeworm too.
Treatment: A bath with flea shampoo followed by Frontline Flea Preventative. The dog needs to be completely dry before applying Frontline.  Once applied a bath cannot be given for 48 hours.  
April fundraiser
FB Auction of 100 items
  • 100 unique Boston themed items up for bid between April 26-28
  • Bidding OPENS Friday, April 26 at 8am CST.
  • Auction ENDS on April 28 at 8pm CST.
  • PLEASE NOTE...LAST Bids Count with a TIME STAMP of 7:59 or before 8pm CST
  • We ship US only.
Click here to view each piece with full description  
(items will be added to this link on April 12) 
Same link will be were bids will be taken from April 26-28 - Good luck! 

  • May - Rag blanket RAFFLE
  • June - Pillows
  • July - T-shirt quilt RAFFLE
  • August - Blankets and Towels
  • September - Afghan RAFFLE
  • October - Holiday items
  • November - Clothing and Bags
Shop the Boston Bay!
Warm weather is just around the corner, so it's the perfect time to add to your summer wardrobe!
Women's loose or fitted tank top
$9 on clearance  plus  $4 shipping
     Click here 
        to order!
Adoptable Dog of the Month

Hi, my name is Princess!    I am a 9 year old Boston mix and weigh 22 pounds. I need  a new home because I was released from a shelter where I lived for three years after being removed from my owner. I am being fostered in Omaha, NE.

I am a sweet girl that has had a rough go of it the past few years. Through no fault of my own, I was removed from my previous owner. I landed in a shelter and spent 3 years there!  I am so happy I was rescued because I am loving a comfortable home environment.

I love hanging out with my foster brother. We get along great, love to play outside and we enjoy snuggling up for naps. We do well eating together too!  He is teaching me how to play with toys - something totally new for me.  I also love sleeping under the covers with mom and my foster brother.  It's so warm and comfy!

I also know how to listen when you say my name and come when my foster mom calls me. I also understand the word "no" and I know "sit".  I'm very well behaved.

I would rather not be in a house with children under 10. I do get excited when my people come home and jump up a little.  I'm am a pretty good jumper for my age! I just get so excited and I am just looking for love. Sometimes I get really close to foster mom's face because I'm just looking for kisses. But I back off with some pets and ear scratches.

I need a home with another dog as I get anxious when I'm alone. I spent the last 3 years in a dog run with my sister so I am more comfortable with a companion. A home where people are around most of the day would be great too.

***Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!***
Adopters aged 60+ years who adopt a dog aged 7+ years get $50 off the adoption fee!

~~~ Click here to learn more about this dog! ~~~
MABTR Alumni - Rocky

Let's go OUTSIDE!!!
7 reasons to go outside and play with your dog:
1. Keeping in shape
Facebook isn't going to tone your thighs or reduce your pup's potbelly. One great reason to forge outside with your dog and throw the old tennis ball is the cardiovascular benefit for the both of you. Burn a few calories while you have some fun. Can't find your dog's tennis ball? It's under the couch making friends with the dust bunnies.

Adding one more walk to your routine or lengthening your current walks by just 15 minutes each can add up to more than a 200-calorie burn for you!  For your dog, this can mean a few more treats that won't pack the pounds onto his waist.

2. Upping your social media game
How many photos on your Instagram feed are of you snuggling on the couch with your dog? Could your profile pic use a new background? Every moment you stay glued to your computer, you're losing out on valuable photo ops. How many likes can you get on a photo of you playing with your dog in front of a national landmark? Probably more than the 10th photo of Fifi in the bathtub ( although wet dogs are incredibly cute).

Use social media to incentivize yourself to create fun photos with your dog. Is there a famous photo that you like or a friend's photo you've always admired? Recreate it. Bonus points if you have to walk or drive to a park or other dog-friendly place. Double bonus points if you've found your dog's tennis ball by now.

3. Meeting new people - and dogs! 
Have you noticed how many people you meet at the dog park or at a dog-friendly location versus how many you meet at home playing Rock Band by yourself? The pizza delivery guy doesn't count, even if he likes your dog.

In case you don't know this already, dog people are the best. When else can you approach a stranger and tell her that you wuvher puppy-wuppy-wuvvy-dovey- doggie-woggie-cutey-patootey'sadorable wittle facey-wacey? There's rarely another occasion for that. Who else can you talk to about your dog's  adorable poop-eating habit and have everyone in the room commiserate with you rather than vomit on your shoes? You can never have too many dog people in your life.

4. Socializing your dog
Most dogs will benefit from being around other dogs.  Dog parks aren't just for well-adjusted mutts who love everyone and everything.  Only dogs need "dog time."  A shy dog may find a gentle playmate who gives him incentive to come out of his shell. Dogs who are too sheltered can develop fears and phobias. Exposing your dog regularly to new places, people, noises, scents, and objects can help him better navigate the world. If the weather is bad, invite a few dogs over for an indoor puppy play date.

5. Seeing new places
Don't wait for someone to commit to going somewhere or taking a trip with you. Just look down.  See that furry face?  That's the most committed soul in your life. Take your dog places you've never been before.  Traveling with a pint-sized pooch has never been easier.  Have a bigger dog?  Then it's road trip time!  Even if the road trip is just to a park in another neighborhood or a new hiking trail, you can explore all of it together.  Bonus: new Facebook timeline photos and something to tweet about!

6. Keeping your dog's brain occupied
Some dogs are content to couch potato their lives away, while others will chew the kitchen cabinets in a single moment of downtime.  A dog with an active brain and high energy level needs the mental stimulation of play.  If your dog is destructive, it's likely because he needs something to do.  Hiding treats around your house, playing fetch, or filling up a baby pool with snow and tossing in some yummy noms are all great ways to keep a busy dog's brain focused on something productive.

7. Training ops
Playtime is the perfect time for training opportunities.  For example, teaching your dog to fetch a Frisbee or tennis ball (have you found it yet?) is more than just play.  During a game of fetch you are also instilling two important commands - the recall command ("come!") and "drop it" - both of which are critical in keeping your dog safe. You can also teach the sit and wait commands during a game of fetch. Find games that will give your dog one or more new skills or reinforce the skills he already has.

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$20 in memory of Phog

$592.68 Community Shares of Colorado
$411 Thrivent
$370 Facebook
$250 John B
$150 Daniel C
$120 Raymond N
$50 Amy H, Kathy B, Audrey C, Caroline W, Craig C, Tanya H 
$35 Duane C
$30 Cynthia K, Lori L, Leslie M
$25 Charity C, Paul M
$20 Lauren J, Reynolds P, Tammie P, Susie M, Matthew S, Pam M, Sara S, Diana Z, Michael M, iheartbostons
$15 Leah G, Annabelle H
$14.02 Paypal Giving
$10 Nanette S, Ann A, Angela C, Robin B, Angela P, Mart D, Lisa B, Cindy F, Loni D, Danielle K, Pepper B
$5 Andrea M
$4 Target

All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  




MABTR is working on starting back up  

the fun playdates in  

Des Moines, IA & St Louis, MO


We will have details out shortly


Littleton, CO   


Kansas City, MO 

Donations and Volunteers needed
for list of donations needed and to help the day of   



Littleton, CO   


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 -
  • 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. 
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!

Learn more here!
Quick Links
All donations
(monetary or items)
are tax-deductible.

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:
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • 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
  • Walmart
Fundraiser Results
 -- St Louis St Patty's Day photo shoot: $101
 -- jean quilt raffle: $340, congrats to Rhonda S of WY!
Thanks to ALL 
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

24 dogs rescued

in March!


76 dogs rescued so far in 2019!


3,697 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.


-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

has NO
age limit!
Shopping AmazonSmile
gives back to MABTR!!!
Photo Contest 
March Theme
~ Favorite Snuggle Spot ~
And the winners are...
 Nacho, Cali Rose, Paisley, and Princess Yoda Bella!!!
owned by Kenya C.
The theme for April is
Spring/Easter Fun!
Good luck!
Make a donation
in Memory of..
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! 

MABTR Main Page
St Louis
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~
Sun, Apr 14
Easter Egg Hunt
Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, too!
$5 per child/dogm$10 max per family
See flyer at left for more details!

April 26 - 28
Colorado Springs Pet Expo
Colorado Springs, CO
4-7pm Fri
9am-5pm Sat
11am-4pm Sun
Over 165 pet exhibitors and vendors present, to include MABTR.
$9 at the door, youth age 16 and under are free.
Click here for more details!

Sat, May 4th
8th annual For the Love of Bostons dinner and silent auction
Littleton, CO
6 - 9:30pm
Riverwalk Clubhouse, 2751 W Riverwalk Cir
Special Guests Jennifer Misfeldt and Clarise Reichley
$60 per seat, humans only event
See flyer at left for details
Click here to buy tickets!
Coming soon!
~KC Area~
Sat, Apr 27th
12 - 2pm
Birthday Bash
Lee's Summit, MO
$5 per person
Lunch, games, prizes, and more!
See flyer at left for more details!

~St. Louis area~  
Sat, May 18 
Bark in the Park
Forest Park/Cricket Field
Click here for more details!

Sun, Apr 7
Rescue Rally
NE Humane Society, 89th and Fort St
Stop by and meet local rescues, including MABTR!

Sat, May 18
Cause for Paws
Cause for Paws building, 2445 S 48th St
Stop by, say hi, and meet local rescues!
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