December 2020
Happy Holidays!
GivingTuesday Results

MABTR cannot express in words the gratitude we have for all our supporters. Our goal for the one day of giving was $4000 and we exceeded that receiving $10,680.00.

We thank you for your continued support through this unique year and look forward to many more years of servicing our favorite breed.

Please know that 100% of funds raised go towards the care of our rescues.

Thank you
MEDICAL CORNER
Urination Issues
 
MABTR gets many calls from owners about the challenges of potty training, the dog dribbles when nervous (submissive urination) and/or will leave a wet spot when he gets up from the couch or bed. The owner's consensus is usually the dog has a behavior problem as it has always been an issue, or it just started after a change such as moving, having children, etc.

MABTR never assumes peeing issues are just due to behavior until all potential medical concerns come back negative. We find that half of our surrenders due to the peeing issues end up having a medical condition.  

First step is having an urinalysis completed by your vet.  An exam alone cannot provide the answers an urinalysis can report. It will require the vet capturing a fresh sample with a visit outside. However if the dog will not pee due to being too scared, the vet will need to use other methods such as a syringe into the female's bladder or a catheter for male dogs. It does not take much urine for the test.

Remember to make sure your dog drinks water before your vet visit. It is also recommended that you carry your dog inside the vet office so the chances of their going pee before the visit are limited. Key: You want to enter the vet clinic with a full bladder.

Test results will give answers to whether your dog has a urinary tract infection (UTI), crystals, diabetes (glucose levels will suggest more testing), or kidney disease (protein levels will suggest more testing).

Treatment based on results....

  • UTI - this is treated with an antibiotic, Clavamox is our first choice. Sometimes Baytril is used. Depending on the severity of the UTI you may need to do a second round of antibiotics. Make sure a urinalysis is performed to validate the infection is gone

  • Crystals - this requires a diet change. The recommended food is Royal Canin Urinary SO dry. This will be a life time diet change for your dog. Recommend a follow up urinalysis after being on the new diet for a month.

  • Potential diabetes or kidney issues will require additional tests by your vet for confirmation

  • Negative - if the test comes back with no bacteria, crystals and normal levels of protein and glucose then you now can say it is a behavior issue.
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Consider MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue as your charitable group.
THANK YOU to all the volunteers that created goodie trays and delivered them to our supporting vet clinics.
15 years of service AND
4000+ lives saved!
In celebration of this milestone MABTR has turned our 4000+ saved graphic into a t-shirt. We hope you like the design and will wear it in support of our achievements. You can purchase the t-shirt along with many other great MABTR items at our online store, Boston Bay
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 in exchange for your volunteer hours! 

Check with your human resource department for details and opportunities on how your donation and time can go further!

Just to name a few companies we know offer such programs:
  • 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
November Fundraiser Results
Boston statues: $1,284.51
Quilt raffles: $360

Thank you to all of those that participated
Tax Deductions

Remember the end of the year is approaching, and so is the deadline for giving Tax Deductible DONATIONS

MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that operates strictly on donations. All donations (monetary or items) are tax-deductible. MABTR is 100% volunteer-driven, so your entire donation amount goes towards rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Bostons in need. 
 
From November 2005 through November 2020, we have rescued over 4,093 Bostons and Boston mixes.  
 
To make your generous donations for 2020:
  • PAYPAL click here
  • CHECK: MABTR at 14826 Spaulding St, Omaha, NE 68116
  • CALL IN with a CC to 402-510-1346
 
Tax receipt available via email.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
Did someone have an accident?

Oxyclean and Spot Shot are great for taking out stains on carpet from vomit or poop.

The same white vinegar you cook with is also great for removing pee smells after you have cleaned up the pee.
SAYING GOOD-BYE
"Keep their memories close to your heart and remember in another time, in a beautiful place, you will see them again."
Bella 8/08 to 11/20
Doodlebuggs 11/7 to 11/20
Edgar 2/07 to 11/20
Katie 11/12 to 10/20
Leo 2/13 to 11/20
Rico 6/08 to 11/20
Phoebe 5/08 to 11/20
Sasha 4/08 to 11/20
Jace 7/08 to 11/20
Paige 8/07 to 11/20
The Importance of Doggie ID

According to the Found Animals Foundation, 1 in 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lifetime and 90% of them never return home without an ID. Another study reported that approximately 10 million pets get lost every year. Pet ID tags ensure that if your pet does get lost, it's easy for the person who finds them to get in contact with you and get your pet home safe.
They might be low tech, but a collar and ID tag are your first line of defense against losing your dog. They are the universal symbol that your dog has a home and family. The person who finds your dog might not even be aware of the other forms of ID like microchips for dogs or tattoos. Therefore, your dog should always be wearing a collar with ID whenever it’s safe to do so.

Space on an ID tag is usually limited to 2-4 lines of text, so choose your information carefully. For example, if your dog has a serious health condition, that might be more important to include than your dog’s name. Some key items to consider including are:
  • Your dog’s name.
  • Your phone number(s) with area code.
  • Your address.
  • Medical and/or behavioral issues.
  • Alternative phone number such as your veterinarian or pet sitter.
ID tags are relatively inexpensive. Including engraving, you can get a dog tag for under $10. Of course, there are fancier versions available. Another option is a personalized collar that has your phone number or other information embroidered into the fabric. After all, dog tags can (and do) get caught up on things sometimes.
MABTR Alumni - Walter
After the abrupt death of our beloved ten-year old Boston Terrier, Franklin, we turned to MABTR to find a new friend. We applied for a puppy or young dog, as we have a young, active family. 

As a teacher, I was surprised to receive a call, on the first night of summer, that a twelve-week old puppy was in need of a home. 

We spent the summer adjusting to having a baby in the house again. Mornings were spent walking and learning about a leash. Afternoons were spent eating treats and celebrating potty success. By evening, we were ready to cuddle up and enjoy puppy snores. 

It has taken hard work and dedication, but Walter has grown into a perfect, handsome little addition to our family. We couldn't be more happy with our MABTR adoption.   -- Abby
MABTR turns 15 years old, Saving 4000+ lives
MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue celebrates 15 years of service and over 4000 dogs saved in 2020
In November 2005 MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue officially opened their doors as a 501c3 non-profit organization taking in Bostons and Boston mixes that needed to be rehomed. Our services spread across only four states at the time but very quickly expanded across 13 states as our foster homes and volunteer base grew. We remain a foster based rehoming program and added a Palliative Care program in 2011.
The concept and start-up of MABTR may have been the initiative of one person; however a family was immediately created with individuals that had a common mission resulting in the success that MABTR is today.

To date we have taken in 4,090 Bostons and Boston mixes. We have rehomed the majority of them. However, over the years 62 entered Palliative Care and unfortunately 42 were sent in peace while in foster care.
MABTR is very blessed with all the support they have received over the years from foster parents, donors, transporters, vet clinic discounts/services, and volunteers. We thank you for your past, present, and future support. No matter how big or small the donation, the frequency of volunteer hours, or just verbal support know you have played a role in helping MABTR make a positive change in the lives of so many rescued Bostons.
We will always strive to run the best organization in order to help as many Bostons that come our way no matter age, gender, or health. We pride ourselves on our response time, professional and open communication, full disclosure policy, all Boston lives matter philosophy, and prioritizing our efforts to save as many Bostons from puppy mills as possible.
Because of your support, MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue has an exciting and successful future ahead of them.
 
On behalf of all rescued animals – THANK YOU!
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.

Do your part and help spread the word of MABTR's Existence!
Thank You for Your Donation!
$2,000 in memory of Nancy Ames
$250 in memory of Ozy Osborne
$225 in honor of Bindi
$150 in memory of Ashley Cooke
$50 in honor of Heather Potthoff
$50 in memory of Mufasa
$40 in memory of Gadget
$20 in memory of Roscoe Bartkewicz
           
$1,200 Facebook
$300 Charles and Carole Borchelt Fund
$250 David H
$200 Heather S, Lori S
$150 Jana W
$100 Adam B, Stayce A, Loretta B
$87 PayPal Giving
$70 Raymond N, Meghan P
$50 Kyle R, Michael M, Kathy W, Thomas K, Caroline W, Somer W, Gina W
$35  Duane C
$30 Blackbaud Giving Fund, Lori L, Leslie M, Cynthia K
$25 Charity C, Chuck B, Paul M, Target
$20 Jennifer C, Susie M, Tammie P, Reynolds P, Matthew S, Haley S, Pam M, Sara S, Michael M, Mountain Colors Paint, Lisa B
$15 Leah G, Annabelle H
$10 Nanette S, Jim L, Amy H, Ann A, Angela C, Kelly H, Angela P, Robin B, Mart D, Cindy F, Linda J, Loni D, Robin S, Danielle K
$5 Pat M, Andrea M, Maritza M
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Happy Tails
9 dogs rescued
in November!
 
169 dogs rescued so far in 2020!
 
4,093 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.
GOLDEN PAWS
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?
Rescue is a Lifestyle

It’s not a hobby.
It’s not a passing fad.
You live it….
Breathe it….
Love it 24/7.
Your purpose for living is
to change the lives of
homeless animals….
one at a time.