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August 2016
Your dog's microchip registration  
DOES NOT Expire 

Your microchip registration is LIFETIME no matter what company the chip is registered with. 

If you receive a letter asking you to "renew" or says that your "registration has expired," this letter you are receiving is generated by the Advanced Pet Recovery Program.  This Advanced Program provides "additional" features at an additional cost which requires an annual membership.

You are NOT required to renew your membership to maintain your current lifetime membership. 

It is up to you as the new owner if you would like to enroll in the Advanced Pet Recovery Program at your own expense.  If you decide to pass or decline the Advanced Program your dog is STILL registered and if lost and/or found the chip company will still provide the service of getting the person who finds you dog in touch with you. 

The Advanced Program features that require an annual membership fee are:
  • Immediate engagement of a vast network of professionals actively looking for your pet if he or she should become lost
  • Email alerts (including your pet's picture) instantly sent to shelters, vet clinics, and other members of the network where your pet was lost or near your home
  • Trained counselors to assist you in your pet's recovery
  • A "lost pet poster" with your pet's picture that you can post in the neighborhood to aid the search for your pet
  • Medical Insurance for Lost Pets is available through PetFirst Healthcare. It covers up to $3,000 (less a $50 deductible) of medical treatment for injuries your pet suffers while lost, upon proof of a lost pet incident.


August Raffle 

One of a kind painted and sealed Vintage 10 Gallon Metal Milk Can with Lid.

Displays our favorite breed in front of a hydrant around the whole can.
Stands 19.5 inches Tall and a diameter of 10.5 inches/
Adoptable Dog of the Month

My name is Jackie Boy.  I am 8 years old and weigh 20 pounds.  I need a new home because I bit a child.  I am being fostered in Kansas City, MO.

Just look at my big expressive eyes and handsome face!!  I am a very sweet and polite dog, and I like to follow my foster parents everywhere.  They love it when I give them kisses and wag my skinny little tail! 

It took me quite a while to come out of my shell in foster care.  At first my foster parents thought I wasn't good with some dogs, as I growled and wanted my space, but gradually I got used to everybody.  I just need time to adjust to new surroundings.  I would be happiest in a lower-activity home with older folks and an older dog or two.  I like my routine and really like to snooze at your feet. I might never develop into a playmate, but I will play with plush toys by myself and I do like to be around other dogs.  I just don't like it when they get in my face to try to get me to play. 

I am good and quiet in my crate, and I walk nicely on my leash.  My foster parents will be looking for a quiet household for me with no children.  I need a home with a fenced yard, as roaming the yard is one of my favorite activities!  I will thrive with a consistent routine, and with people who will be devoted to me and adore my sweet personality.  Am I the one for you?

~~~Eligible for the Golden Paws Program~~~
 Adoptors who are 60 years old and up who adopt a dog 7 years old and up get $50 off the adoption fee!  
Why is your dog needing to be rehomed?
Owner's Response:  I feel he needs more attention than what I can give him now 
MABTR FEEDBACK: MABTR does not question why someone wants to rehome their Boston and will always take in a Boston no matter the reason.
HOWEVER I want to remind pet owners that it is NOT quantity but QUALITY when it comes to our pets.

Cuddling up with your four legged friend in front of the TV, petting them, and talking to them is worth more than you being home all day and not giving your dog any attention.

Other ways to include your dog is....
-taking him along when checking the mail or getting gas
-a short walk up the block and back
-talking to him while you are cooking or folding clothes
-allowing him in your lap while reading the paper or working on the computer 
Shop the Boston Bay!  
Everybody knows that Boston Terriers smile, but do you know why they are smiling? The forever families of adopted Boston Terriers who shared their fascinating stories in these books know why, and they want you to know, too! 

These two volumes are heartwarming, thought-provoking compilations of true stories that address the cruelty of puppy mills and the joy that rescued dogs bring to their new homes.

Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories of Adopted Boston Terriers, Volumes I & II feature stories from MABTR and other Boston rescues. Each book is 144 pages.

Each volume is $11; or purchase  the set f or $20.

Additional breed books books available at Happy Tails Books.
Click  here to order your books today plus view other fun Boston items at the Boston Bay!
Ask Jennifer
Q: Why are so many puppies purchased from pet stores are turning out to be sick after the owners get them home?

A: Because these are their mothers!!!!

We need to realize that bad breeders only have one thing in mind, production = money.

Females are bred on every heat cycle and their medical conditions are not taken into consideration especially ones that can be passed down.

Remember that fathers can also pass down defects to puppies.

MABTR cases currently being addressed:
1. Sugar has two cherry eyes (prolapsed tear producing glands). She SHOULD NOT BE BRED but she was many times. This is a condition that CAN BE PASSED down to her puppies.  

She was purchased at a puppy mill auction in this condition and with the statement that she was also pregnant at the time of sale. This obviously proves there is no regard to the parent's health at the time of breeding.

Sugar did not end up being pregnant which is a great news for her. Her eyes have been repaired and she is now spayed.

2. Karma has a severe skin condition that has resulted in a skin infection with very little fur to be seen; she also has a rotten mouth. Notice her hanging breasts -- that is because she just had a c-section that resulted in puppies for the breeder who then dumped her.  

I cannot imagine how healthy the puppies are seeing Karma's lack of health herself.

She is currently being treated for her skin infection. Once she dries up she will be spayed and have a dental where we expect for her to lose many teeth.

Dogs Die in Cars Everyday
Alumni Feature - Kramer
 " I'd like to tell you about Kramer. We adopted Kramer about 5 1/2 years ago.  He was found as a stray in a ditch in Missouri.  He was 3 1/2 years old. He is now a 9-year-old loving old man. 
He had scrapes on his back, hair missing on his tail, was very thin and VERY scared and timid.  We think he was either dumped or escaped from a breeder. 
When he came to my home, he would not let anyone touch him.  He would pace constantly in his crate and shake with fear, especially if we tried to pet him near his head or neck.  
We let him choose and he SLOWLY came around and would try to come to us because he saw my female getting attention.  He learned to walk on a leash from my female.  He started out by offering his butt, then added his face.  NOW he comes to me every morning to say hello and is learning that getting his neck rubbed is a good thing and wants it more and more.  He is getting a little jealous now and wants the attention.  He will let me cradle him belly up and just enjoys the cuddling.   He even approaches others to get petted now!  Kramer has come a long way.  
Kramer is so cute and falls asleep standing up, and is starting to "play" with me.  My female and him are like an old married couple and are inseparable.
We love him so much."  -- Micki
Allow a Boston to Hitch a Ride!

Many of us travel for business or pleasure by car.  We are looking for you to help us transport a dog from one state to the next to get him/her into foster care or towards a forever home.  


Share with us your travel plans even those scheduled in the future. Email your starting and ending location, date of travel, and your name and phone number.  We'll file the travel schedule and if the need approaches, we will contact you with details.


The doggies thank you for allowing them to hitch a ride!!!!!


Remember that you can write off at tax time your gas or mileage when transporting our Bostons.

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$50 In memory of a very special Boston, Hank
$50 In honor of my current Boston, Bentley
$40 In memory of Jazzy Boy
$30 In honor of our dear nephew, Byron Poindexter 
$240 Chuck and Don's
Frances P, Wayne & Bridget M, Karen C, Mary B, France P 
$70 Raymond N
$50 Audrey C
$35.96 Giving Campaign  
$30  Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K
$25 Trust, Happy Tails, Charity C, Ruth A 
$24.45 Omaha Gives
$20 Nancy S, AT&T, Susie M, Matthew S, Sara S, Pam M, Western Union, Michael M, Ashley H 
$10 Angela C, Gerald P, Katherine F, Ann A, Angela P, Robin B, Mart D, Lisa B, Loni D, JoAnn F, Veronica Z, Danielle K, Marsha H 
$5 Angie V
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame 

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

You can find us under MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue 
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!

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:
  • 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
Fundraiser Results
St Louis Painting for Paws - $371

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

 14 Bostons rescued

in July!


139 Bostons rescued so far in 2016!


2,982 Bostons 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
has NO
age limit!
Raffle Results
Congrats to
Maureen D of NE  
who won the Boston Plaque, which raised $86 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for August
Painted Milk Can
One of a kind painted and sealed Vintage 10 Gallon Metal Milk Can with Lid.
Displays our favorite breed in front of a hydrant around the whole can. Stands 19.5 inches Tall and a diameter of 10.5 inches

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! 

St Louis
Des Moines
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?

FB Photo Contest Winner

July Theme -
Congrats to  

August contest will be of 'Boston Buddies'

Join us on FB to part-take in our monthly photo contest. 
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


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
Local MABTR Events 
Join us!
~all breeds welcome~

Sat., Aug. 13
3rd Annual Backyard Movie Night
Event starts at 6:30 pm with the movie starting at dusk.  $5 per person.
Private Residence - 8504 Wiley Cir., Westminster
See flyer at left for more details!
Sat., Aug. 27
Football Pet Portraits
11am - 3pm
Chuck and Don's - 2253 E. Briarwood Ave., #503
See flyer at left for more details!

Sun., Aug. 28
Painting for Paws
1- 4pm
Montessori Academy - 2500 Curtis St.
Click here to see more details and to reserve your seat!

~~KC area~~
looking ahead...
Sat., Sept. 17 & Sun., Sept 18
Bonner Springs
KC Renaissance Festival - Ales & Tails Weekend
10am - 7pm, rain or shine
633 N. 130th St.
Click  here  for more details!

March 2017
MABTR, along with other rescues and pet vendors, will be present for two days at the Great KC Pet Expo.
More details to follow as the date gets closer! 
~~St. Louis area~~
Sun., Aug 21
St. Louis
Guest Dog for the Museum Play Date
AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park - 1721 S. Mason Rd., 63131
Members of the public who are interested in learning about Boston Terriers will attend our play date, talk to our fosters and our Boston Families!
Click here  for details!

Sat., Aug 6
Yappy Pack Presents the 3rd Annual Car Show and Canine Carnival
Nebraska Humane Society Meadow - 
8801 Fort St.
See flyer at left for more details!
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