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From Us to You...


As the year draws to a close, in this season of gratitude and reflection, we at MABTR want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone in our extended family.  Whether you're a volunteer, someone who has rescued one (or maybe more!) of our dogs, made a donation of your time or money, or simply just love Bostons and want to know what we're up to in our organization... we thank you so much for being a part of what we do.  Without your help and support, we would not have the success we've had, and certainly would not have been able to have rescued the 2,800+ furry four-legged lives that have crossed our paths these last several years. 

As we prepare for a new year, we ask for your continued support of our mission, and please continue to spread the word --  Adopt, Don't Shop!!

All the best to you and yours this holiday season...
- the gang at MABTR
Why Pets Don't Make Good Gifts

Pets don't make good gifts. While the intention is always good, the outcome often isn't.

Each year, shelters across the nation receive thousands of post-holiday "gifts"...rabbits and chicks after Easter, dogs and cats after Christmas, swelling populations that are already too high. Retailers significantly add to the problem by advertising pets as presents. Who wouldn't be charmed by adorable animals in their Christmas wrap and holiday bows?

Before you buy a pet as a gift, please consider the following:

 -- Pet ownership is fraught with responsibility. There are regular expenses such as food, medicine, veterinary and training expenses, and durable goods such as beds, collars, toys, etc. Once the recipient is gifted with an animal, do they have the financial means to take care of him...for the next 13 years?

 -- Pets require a lot of time and attention.  Most domestic pets are bred to live with humans. Dogs especially do not fare well when left alone frequently, and may quickly act out with destructive or attention-seeking behaviors if they are deprived of human attention. Does the recipient have quality time every single day to spend with the pet? Is this how they want to spend their time?

 -- Just because we're old doesn't mean we're lonely.  Shelters and rescues frequently see dogs that were "gifted" to the elderly or critically ill for companionship.  In many cases, the recipients didn't even want a pet and are unable or unwilling to care for it in the ways required to ensure the pet's mental and physical stability.  To keep the peace in the family, many try to keep the pet and it can come at the expense of the recipient and the animal.

 -- Pets are not disposable. If you are considering an animal for the elderly or for someone who is critically ill, please consider the following responsibility- are you prepared to care for this pet when the recipient can no longer care for it? If the answer is, "No", please buy a different gift.

 -- Every animal has its own personality and behavioral traits. If a pet is gifted to someone, the personality of the pet and new owner may clash, and in many cases, the relationship ends in failure because the two are not well suited. Another common problem is breed mismatches. Breeds should be carefully researched by the prospective owner first to ensure that its exercise requirements, temperament and behavioral traits are a match to the owner's lifestyle and energy level. A dog's physical attractiveness is not a measure of suitability.

 -- Dogs should not be introduced into a new home during the holiday season. The first 2 weeks in a new home are critical for an animal and the period when they require the most time, attention and exposure to normal routines. Normalcy is rarely found in households between Christmas and New Years (let alone spare time!) If you're giving the gift of a pet, we strongly encourage you to give a photo for the holiday and bring the pet into the home after the holidays are over.

Better Gift Ideas

If you think someone would like or would benefit from bringing a pet into their lives, sit down with them and review the responsibilities of pet ownership. Help them research breeds which are suitable for their lifestyles.  And most importantly, emphasize the importance of adoption from a shelter or rescue organization.
Why MABTR exist

Lest we forget that the heart of "rescue" can sometimes rip your heart out when we witness how other humans can be so heartless.

This little lady was found by one of our volunteers literally in a ditch this week suffering from severe dehydration, severe ear infection, very bad teeth, covered in fleas and ticks, emaciated, with one eye already ruptured and the other on its way. She is at the vet now.

There are no words to describe our anger with the person who dumped her. But we are thankful she was found by someone willing to help.

We decided to proceed immediately with her surgery to remove both eyes and all of her rotten teeth in an effort to get her out of pain and to allow her to start healing.  She continues her critical recovery on fluids, pain medicine and antibiotics to even have a chance at getting her back to health. 

The vet named her "Kiki" which means "lovely flower."  Thank you for your support as Kiki gets stronger.  We believe she still has lots of love to give a special family who believes she truly is a lovely flower plucked from the ditch, not trash to be thrown out.  

Pray that she will know some kindness before she leaves this world. She deserves that much.

To make a donation to MABTR's medical fund please visit
THANKS in advance
Results of MABTR
November Facebook

The November auction on the For the Love Of Bostons Auction Group Facebook was a GREAT success! After shipping costs, the total amount raised was... drumroll please...


A HUGE, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who participated!  And congrats to those who managed to snag some awesome Boston Terrier swag from the auction!  
Shop The
Boston Bay
for Holiday Gifts!

Lots of great and unique items only found at MABTR's online shop.

2016 MABTR T-shirt, Women Tank
, MABTR Koozie, Holiday cards and more....

Heads up! Colorado fans...

Do you want some help wrapping h oliday presents???

If so, we have some 
news for you!!!!
Chuck and Don's Pet Food & Supplies (2253 E. Briarwood Ave) in Centennial is offering holiday gift-wrapping on Saturday, December 19th from 11am-3pm.  Wrapping and supplies (bows, etc.) will be provided.  For a small donation, MABTR volunteers will do all the work - just bring your presents!
*NOTE* - this event is taking place at ONLY the Centennial location specified above, not the other Chuck and Don's in the Denver Metro area.  
Adoptable Dog of the Month

My name is CookieI am 12 years old and weigh 18 pounds. I need a new home because my owner moved and couldn't take me along. I am being fostered in Colorado Springs, CO.

I am a very sweet and loving little girl. My foster mom tells me I am one of the best little girls she has ever had. I have one ear that doesn't stand up all the way and my foster mom says it looks so cute when I look at her.

I have a little grey hair in my face but don't let that fool you! I am very active for 12 years old and love to be with my foster mom. I like to follow her from room to room and see what she is doing. I love to cuddle up on the couch or chair anywhere soft and sleep. I know most of my commands and obey even when I would rather not.

~*~Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!!!~*~
  Adopters 60 yrs and older adopting a dog 7 yrs and older get $50 off the adoption fee !!!
Ask Jennifer
Q:  Do most Bostons smack their lips together when they are comfortable and about to fall asleep?  My dog does this and it is one of my favorite sounds.

AThis is not considered odd behavior. Many dogs, like children, find something that provides them comfort.  This is one of them. Another example is a dog sucking his blanket or plush toy or licking a paw.  
Alumni Feature - Missy Kissy  
"Thanks for completing our family and bringing Missy (aka Missy Kissy because she loves to give kisses) into our lives. She came to us and was a bit shy, but has really settled in nicely. She loves to chase the ball, play tug of war with the boys, and most of all lounge around with them (on the rare occurrance this happens with 4 and 5 year old boys!) She is everything a man's best friend should be and reminds me of our first BT rescue almost 8 years ago!  

Her loving, gentle, and patient demeanor is just what this house needed. Thank you again - you guys picked the perfect match for us!

Most of all thank you to all the people that made that transport happen in a matter of 2 days notice over 3 states! Your team is amazing and will never know how much you've given our family. Thank you!"  --The Robinsons 
December Fundraiser   
MABTR has teamed up with Kaiko Studios!
Kaiko Studios prints your photo on high quality products.  Because of their technology they are even able to even use cell phone photos & make them look great.
For every order they receive with the promo code "boston" they will donate 25% of all sales to MABTR!
Check out their website for all their products!
**Most Important - don't forget to enter "boston" in the promo code section so MABTR gets credit.**
Questions? Contact Don or Cindy at or  
Thank You for Your Donation!

$30 in honor of Daphne
$1,000 Wells Fargo Community Support
$500 Patty M
$300 Dragonfly Healing Arts
$284.73 Animal Welfare Fund
$250 Boston Terrier Club of America
$225 Bernadette S
$200 Faye T, Kathleen B
$150 Hawkeye Boston Terrier Club
$105 Wells Fargo Community Support
$100 Leslie L, Catherine L, Sally K, Robert G, Michelle H, Mary B
$75 Toni S
$70 Raymond N
$50 Elise D, Michael K,, Audrey C, Caroline W,
$43.50 HSPD
$30 Leanna P, Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Karla P, Cynthia K, Rhonda S, Nicholas E
$27 Betsy H
$25 Bart L, Elise M, Ann A, Western Union, Charity C
$20 Susie M, Matthew S, Sara S, Pam M, Michael M, Dennis D, Ashley H, Mandi G, AT&T, Chuck & Dons
$15 Mary S
$10 Diana L, Angela C, Katherine F, Robin B, Angela P, Mart D, Jennifer R, Lisa B, JoAnn F, Marsha H, Veronica Z, Gerald P, Jack C, First Giving
$5 Angie V

All donations are tax deductible!
Allow a Boston to Hitch a Ride with You During Travel this Holiday season 

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 their 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 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 a MABTR Boston.

Wall of Fame 

Quick Links

End of Year
The year is coming to an end and we are excited to venture into a new year of successes and challenges while saving the lives of many boston terriers.

When it is time to consider what organization you will be making your end of year contribution to please think of MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue.  MABTR operates strictly on donations.  We are 100% volunteer based which allows for your entire donation to go towards the care of those lives we save. 

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
 Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~
 26 Bostons rescued

in November!


361 Bostons rescued so far in 2015!


2,823 Bostons rescued to date!


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"

Raffle Results
Congrats to Kenya M  of CO who won the Boston blanket, which raised $454 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for December
  Boston Terrier Wooden Puzzle 

This beautiful solid oak Boston Terrier puzzle is both fun and decorative. Measures 7.25" wide and 7.25" tall. 

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?

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
Fundraiser Recap
For the Love Of Bostons Facebook page auction
Thank you
Every year around Thanksgiving MABTR reaches out to our volunteers to help us create holiday trays of great goodies for our vets as a way of saying 'thank you' for all they do for us throughout the year.  We picked Thanksgiving week to do this as many of the vets get lots of food from others around the December holidays already. 

A big THANK YOU to the volunteers that made trays and delivered them on our behalf.


Local MABTR Events 
Join us!
-all breeds welcome-
Saturday, December 5th
Photos with Santa -- 
11:00am-3:00pm  at Chuck & Don's, 2253 East Briarwood Ave. #503. The Streets at Southglenn.
$10, includes 2 photos and a frame. 
Click here for more details!

Sunday, December 6th
5% of daily sales will go to MABTR -- 
at Chuck & Don's, 2253 East Briarwood Ave. #503. The Streets at Southglenn. 

Saturday, December 19th
Gift Wrapping -- 
11:00am-3:00pm at Chuck & Don's
, 2253 East Briarwood Ave, #503 The Streets at Southglenn.
Make a donation and have your gift wrapping taken care of for you! 

Saturday, December 5th
Pictures with Santa --1pm-4pm  
at the Petco, 4201 S Noland Rd.
$9.95 gets you a 4x6 photo in a keepsake frame 

Saturday, December 19th
St. Louis   
2015 Celebration of the Dog --  noon-3pm   at the 
AKC Museum of the Dog, 1721 South Mason Rd.   
Free admission. Auction, vendors, contests and games.  Click here for more details!

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.

  Donate here
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!

Stay Connected...

You can find us under MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue