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December 2017
   Our heartfelt thanks...
During the holiday season, we often pause and reflect on the year as it comes to a close - what went well, what didn't; achievements and losses.  Though rescue is often a difficult job, the reward of finding forever homes for dogs in need makes the struggle worthwhile.

We are lucky to have so many amazing volunteers throughout our organization.  Each of you play an integral role in the success of MABTR.  One especially critical role in each of our success stories is the role of foster families.  You are the ones who take these dogs in, often sight unseen with little to sometimes no information about the dog's past.  You are the ones who get to know them, who show them affection (sometimes for the first time in their lives), who nurture them and teach them.  You are the ones who make that initial connection and then tell their stories to potential adopters.  You paint the picture and set the stage for these dogs to find their future homes.

Thank you all for selflessly opening your homes to these animals.  

If you or someone you know may be interested in joining our foster family network, please visit our website here.
 
Thanks again, and Happy Holidays!!!    
2017 Tax Deductible Donations 
         
Remember the end of the year is approaching 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.
 
To make your generous donations for 2017  
  
-MABTR will email a receipt for tax purposes-
 
THANKS IN ADVANCE 
Looking for Holiday Gifts?
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 The Boston Bay has a variety of gifts for the Boston Terrier lover in your life, to include...
  • t-shirts
  • decals  
  • books
  • stickers
  • and of course, holiday cards and much more!
Click  here  to shop the Boston Bay!

MABTR Alumni - Max  
         
Summer of 2015 was a tough time in our house.  We said goodbye to the last of our three Bostons in July that year - we had lost one only 6 weeks prior, and another a year prior to that.  So in 13 short months, we lost all of our babies.  We were completely devastated.  
 
I didn't think I could bear getting another dog in the near future.  But after coming home from work to a quiet empty house for a few weeks, I couldn't bear  not having a dog in the house any longer.  Having adopted from MABTR in the past, naturally the first place I looked was the MABTR website.
   
Being a fairly frequent flyer on the website, I had seen  Max before.  Actually, he had been on the site for quite some time.  He was hard to place because he couldn't be in a home with other dogs, cats, or small children.  Which meant, he was perfect for us! 
 
It's been a little over two years since Max joined our family.  He is such an amazing dog.   And of course, his being an "only child" means he is completely spoiled rotten!   He's sweet, smart, playful, cuddly... in short, he was the perfect dog for us at the perfect time.  
 
Thank you, MABTR, for helping us find Max, and for helping Max rescue us. - Laurie S. 
Adoptable Dog of the Month
 
Hi, my name is  Sammy (Samantha).  I am 11 years old and weigh 27 pounds.  I need a new home because I was surrendered by my owners because they could not housetrain me, but then I was not crated when left alone.  I am being fostered in Lakewood, CO. 

I love checking out the backyard, snuggling on the couch while my humans watch tv, and taking walks!  I have two Boston buddies at my foster mom's house as well as a cat, and I get along with everyone.  I'm a sweet girl who is looking for my forever family - could it be 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 has clean teeth per the vet, yet his breath is horrid.  Why is that? 
 
A:  First, make sure that the teeth are looked at by a vet as there could be a rotten tooth, exposed roots which you personally cannot see or diagnose, or the teeth are in need of a cleaning.  If all is good then more likely the smell is coming from his stomach. Enzymes are then needed. A great product is Purina FortiFlora. You can find it online or at your local vet. Once packet of powder each day with food.  You can buy this product at your vet or online.
 
Another thing to make a dog's breath smell bad is if he is eating his own poop. This is a very common practice for puppy mill dogs or dogs not fed properly.  Watch your dog when going outside to confirm if this is happening. If he is eating his poop here are a few things to try:
  • Be outside with your dog and pick up after him, deterring them from eating it.
  • May need to go as far as walking him outside on a leash and pulling him a away when he goes for it.
  • Change your dog's diet.  A dog's digestive system is dependent on a specific mix of enzymes to break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats.  Sometimes they aren't getting enough of certain nutrients their body needs.
  • Some people have found that adding a small amount of pineapple from a can or sprinkled MSG to the dog food help.  This creates the output of the poop to not taste as good as it use too.        
See more: Link to our FAQs here   
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 can 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.  
Castle Rock, CO
Aurora, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Littleton, CO
Independence, MO

Thank You for Your Donation! 
 
$1,000 in memory of Grainne, a very special Boston Terrier who made this world a better place by bringing love and happiness to thousands of people.  RIP sweet one.
$300 in honor of Tziple
$100 in honor of Salsa
$100 in honor of Sophia
$50 in honor of Angie Centarri's birthday
$50 in memory of Miley McHendry
$15 Happy Birthday Suzanne
              
$1,000 Lauri H  
$342 Robin B
$296.87 Network for Good
$250 William B
$200 Kelli D
$120 Raymond N
$106 Your Cause
$100 Claudia E, Jakub F 
$50 Audrey C, Caroline W, Carol D
$35.96 Giving Campaign
$30  Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K
$26 Dainty Itty Bitties
$25 Charity C, Nanette S, Wendy O, Tiffany Motor Sports 
$20 Susie M, Matthew S, Pam M, Sara S, Diana Z, Michael M, Ashley H
$10 Katherine F, Angela C, Ann A, Mart D, Andrew B, Lisa B, Cindy F, Angela P, Loni D, Veronica Z, Danielle K, Andrew B 
$5 Angie V
$1.50 Patrick A, CyberGrants
$1.20 Chad B
 
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  

 

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
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. 
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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:
  • (NEW) 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
 
- CO Wine Tasting and Art Auction: $1,577
- CO Naughty Dog photos: $29
- Calendar/Planners:   $4730
- Flag fundraiser: $840 
   
Thanks to ALL 
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

 16 dogs rescued

in November!

 

214 dogs rescued to date in 2017

 

3,322 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 
 
Stay tuned in 2018!
Raffle Results
Congrats to
     Denise S of CO     
who won the Boston Holiday Gift Collection, which raised  $110 !!!

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Dec.
Monthly Raffle
Winter Gift Basket
 
This Boston gift set includes two embroidered hand towels, 100% cotton 27 L x 15 W; and art box 5 x 7 inches; and one warm and snuggly blanket 50 x 60 inches with Bostons all over.

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, Dec 2
Castle Rock
Santa Photos
11am - 3pm
Chuck & Don's, 4765 Front St
Click here for flyer
 
Sunday, Dec 3
Aurora
Santa Photos
11am - 3pm
Chuch & Don's, 6380 S Parker Rd
Click here for flyer 
 
Saturday, Dec 9
Colorado Springs
Santa Photos
11am - 3pm
Wag N Wash, 5830 Stetson Hills Blvd
Click here for flyer 

Saturday, Dec 9
Littleton
Christmas Party
4 - 8pm
Destiny's Paws, 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd
Click here for flyer 
 
Iowa
Coming soon!

Missouri
~St. Louis area~  
Saturday, Dec 16
St. Louis
Monthly Playdate - Holiday Themed!
1:30 - 3:30pm
Museum of the Dog, 1721 S Mason Rd.
$5 per dog

~KC Area~
December 2 & 3
Kansas City
Great KC Pet Expo
KCI Expo Center, 11730 N Ambassador Dr
Click here for more details!

Sunday, Dec 10
Independence, MO
Secret Santa Boston Party
1 - 3pm
JoAnn's Fabric Store, 3810 S Crackerneck Rd
Free admission,
RSVP required
Click here for more flyer

Nebraska
Coming soon!

Wyoming
Coming soon!
Stay Connected...
 
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!