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February 2017
Happy Valentine's 
 
If there's one thing we could all use a little bit more of, it's time. (And money and chocolate - but that's another story...)

Your life is busy  - especially during the holiday season - and your days are filled with work, errands, cleaning, families, and relationships. And if you're in a time of transition - having a kid, starting a new job, getting married, etc. - your time is even more pinched. 
 
All of these things naturally affect your relationship with your dog(s) and how much time you're able to spend with them. While some of us are lucky enough to spend all day at home with our pup, others get little precious special time with our furry friends.  

It should come as no surprise that no matter what your schedule is like,
quality one-on-one time with your dog is super important, both for your pup and for you! You made the investment and important decision to get a dog, and it's equally important to love them up as often as possible. 

MABTR has an  
ETSY Store!
  
SELL YOUR HANDMADE PRODUCTS 
IN OUR ETSY STORE AND
HELP US SAVE MORE LIVES!

Do you make Boston Terrier-related products of any kind? From functional items like belly bands and dog clothes to artistic works like paintings, glass etchings, and crocheted tissue box coverings, we're interested in selling your products at the official AdoptABoston Etsy boutique!

Please contact our Etsy store manager,   Kyla, today if you can help us build a unique assortment of products that will help us raise money and awareness for our cause.  We're committed to managing sales and customer service.

What we need from you is the ability to ship your product to the buyer within three days of receiving your order. We'll pay you 65% of the sales price plus the amount we receive from the customer for shipping. The balance will cover our Etsy fees and support MABTR's rescue activities.

Contact: Kyla, kylad@happytailsbooks.com

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 will 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.  
MABTR Alumni - Lily
         
 
" I wanted to give you guys an update on my furever baby Lily, formerly Millie.  I adopted her last January and she was the most terrified dog I'd ever met. Anytime I took a step in her direction she'd run and hide.  For months she was scared to be near me, but she did get along with her brother, my 5-year-old Boston named Batman.  They took to each other quickly, which was sweet and made me happy.  
 
Lily also struggled with potty training.  For months, she would have an accident pretty much every hour when she was out of her kennel.  It was definitely a frustrating time.  
 
In past months, Lily has made tremendous strides.  We moved into a different apartment, and she has flourished!  She's no longer afraid of me, and even likes to get up on the couch and cuddle!  And her potty training has finally started to stick - we're down to a single accident every couple of days. 
 
She is such a spunky, fun girl now! I am so thankful to you guys for rescuing her and giving me the opportunity to adopt her.  She brings so much joy to our home! 
Here's my girl with her big brother Batman. "   -- Jillian B.
 
Adoptable Dog of the Month


Hi, my name is  Doug!   I am 3.5 years old and weigh 23 pounds. I need a new home because I didn't get along with the kitty at the house. I am being fostered in Mapleton, MN.

I am very active boy.  I love to cuddle and love to give kisses.  I like to lay on the couch next to my foster mom or in the chair with my foster dad. 

I need a home with time, patience, NO children, NO other pets.  I do live with another Boston in my foster home and although I do get along with her, I tend to be an alpha.  I would be just happier as the only animal in the house.

I love to chew on my toys (no plush toys please).  I like to play fetch with the ball and can jump really high.  I listen well and I know all my commands.  I do sleep well in my crate at night, but I would also do good sleeping in your bed with you, since I'm snuggly.
   
Ask Jennifer

Q: What can I do to help my dog not wolf down her dog food?
   
A:   For those dogs that eat fast or scoop up a hand full of food, I recommend laying the dry kibble on a flat surface (plate or floor) which in return forces the dog to pick up each individual piece of kibble.
 
Another thing to ask is if the dog is filling up on his kibble. You may need to add additional meals (taking what you feed now and expanding it across more feedings) or add a snack such as fruits and vegetables between meals. I know as humans we eat more than twice a day.  How often are you feeding your dog?

Remember to take into consideration your dog's activity level as well. The active dogs are going to burn off calories quickly, thus result in them needing more fuel to keep their stomachs content. 
 
See more: Link to our FAQs here   
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. 
Boston FaceBook Groups to 'Like'
Did you know that there might be a Boston Terrier fan page on FB in your area?  You should consider joining in!

It is simple to join - click the link and then click on 'LIKE'

NEW on the list is IOWA and UTAH
Kansas City
 Colorado
Colorado Springs
Springfield & Branson
UTAH 
 
The goal of these pages is to bring Boston owners and lovers of the breed together through the sharing of stories, providing tips/advice, celebrating our Bostons, participating in contests and announcements/reminders of upcoming MABTR events - including playdates!
 
Open Positions:  MABTR is seeking FB admins to help us run the pages above. If you have an interest in one of the following opportunities please email luckypawpals@aol.com with name, number and interest.

Kansas city and St Louis page  
Photo Contest Admin - this individual will solicit and mange a monthly photo contest on the page. This contest will take place once a month over a five day period. This individual must have the ability to collect and download pictures sent via email.

Springfield & Branson (Central MO) page
Project Admin - Post fun facts on the page including but not limited to: dog of the week (from MABTR's adoptable or Visitors post), highlights such as messages from fan's postings, lost dogs, holiday wishes, graphics/poems, reminders (i.e. not leaving dogs in the car, tips on preparing for cold weather, bad food for dogs at Thanksgiving, etc). This individual needs to be available to post/schedule at least one post a day.
 

Thank You for Your Donation! 
 
$20 In honor of Dana Grisham
$20  In memory of Brainey

$200 Shelly G
$150 Ryan P
$120 Raymond N
$90 Wholesale Grocers
$50 Audrey C, Johnson & Johnson, Caroline W, Aaron S
$35  Trust  
$30  Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K, Aneel S
$25 Charity C, Maria G, Gerald P 
$20 Nancy S, Susie M, Matthew S, Pam M, Sara S, Diana Z, Michael M, Ashley H, AT&T
$10  Angela C, Phil R, Katherine F, Ann A, Angela P, Robin B, Mart D, Lisa B, JoAnn F, Loni D, Veronica Z, Danielle K, Andrew B
$5 Angie V 
 
All donations are tax deductible!

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(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:
  • 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
January   
Fundraiser Results
 
KC Pizza Ranch - $209 
 
Thanks to ALL  
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

 15 Bostons rescued

in January!

 

3,123 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.

-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!
Raffle Results
Congrats to
Carolyn W of NE   
who won the Boston Canvas, which raised $65 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
February
Monthly Raffle
 
Boston skull handbag with adjustable shoulder strap 48 inches in length. Multiple compartments inside. 9 x 8 x 3 inches. Print on both side

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, February 4
Centennial
Valentine's Pet Portraits
11am - 3pm
Chuck & Don's - 2253 E Briarwood Ave
$5 includes 2 photos emailed or mailed after the event
See flyer at left for details and contact info!

Saturday, February 11
Longmont
Paint and Sip
starts at 6pm
The Paw Market - 1830 Boston Ave, Suite D
$35 per person includes painting supplies, wine, and light snacks.
Purchase tickets in advance  here!
See flyer at left for details and contact info!

Saturday, February 25
Longmont
Mardi Gras Celebration
6 - 8pm
The Paw Market - 1830 Boston Ave, Suite D
Enjoy authentic Cajun music, d├ęcor, silent auction and food plus a Louisiana King Cake too! Tickets required.
Click here  for tickets!
 
Missouri
Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12
Kansas City
KC Remodel and Garden Show
1701 American Royal Ct; Kansas Ciy, MO 64102
MABTR will be exhibiting at the show!
Click  here  for details!

Nebraska 
Sunday, February 12
Omaha
Taylor Made Rescue Rally
10am - 1pm
NE Humane Society, 8929 Fort St.
Adoptable dogs will be present!

Monday, March 6
Omaha
Painting for Paws
6:30 - 8:30pm
The Corky Canvas, 3157 Farnam St
$35 per person - reservations required
See flyer at left for details and contact info!
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
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!

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