February 2015
Happy Valentine's Day!
The arrival of February brings on thoughts of love, flowers, and sweet treats.  And though we love our dogs - and that furry fellow (or lady!) may in fact be our valentine - it's important to remember that although we can share the fragrance of those beautiful red roses with our dogs, we canNOT share any chocolate goodies we may receive with them.  
 

Chocolate contains substances known as methylxanthines (specifically caffeine and theobromine), which dogs are far more sensitive to than people. Different types of chocolate contain varying amounts of methylxanthines. In general, though, the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the greater the danger.  Dogs can literally be poisoned by chocolate.  Symptoms of concern include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased reflex responses
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Advanced signs (cardiac failure, weakness, and coma)
If you suspect your dog has ingested chocolate, call your veterinarian immediately or contact the Pet Poison Helpline at (855) 213-6680.
 
There is also a GREAT interactive tool on petmd.com that allows you to input your dog's weight, what type and how much chocolate they consumed in order to determine how urgent your situation may be.  Check it out!

What's new???

Partnership with BringFido.com

Does your dog need a vacation? Ruff Guide to the United States features 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Whether your pooch prefers to 'ruff it' on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a five-star resort, the assortment of trips in this book is sure to have him (and you) begging for a vacation! 

 

It's a win-win: just enter code "MABTR" at checkout, you'll get free shipping, and MABTR gets a $10.00 donation for each book sold! Just click this link! 

Adoptable Dog of the Month
My name is Hillie! I am 8.5 years old and weigh 21 pounds. I need a new home because I was purchased at a puppy mill auction. I am being fostered in Wichita, KS. 
 
I am a gentle little girl who is learning how to digest all the new people and things around me. As you can imagine, the sole purpose of my life has been breeding puppies to supply the pet stores. My boobs hang from all the litters I have had but I am walking around with my head high as I am now free.
I am skittish around certain movements and noises but learning daily that these sounds and movements are normal and will not harm me.
Ask Jennifer
Q: How can I get my dog to take his medication which he needs to get better?

 

A: Not every dog owner is blessed with a dog who looks at everything as a tasty treat.  Try not to force pills down your dog's throat as it will just make the task harder.

Below are a few tips to getting pills/liquid into your dog

  • Wrap the pill up in cheese slices or push them into the end of wieners/hot dogs
  • You can also smash the pill between two spoons to form a powder which can be mixed with gravy or wet food
  • Use pill poppers which are formed pouches
  • Coat the pill in a thin layer of butter
  • Capsules can be broken open and placed in wet food or moist treats, to better hide the taste.
  • Liquids can be dripped into gravy, drizzled over sausages, or even mixed in the water bowl if they are the tasteless type. You can use an eye dropper inserted behind the last tooth in your dog's closed mouth
Alumni Feature
"Snout" found us about three years ago. After the passing of our 18-year-old girl Feebee, there were some awfully big shoes to fill. We were told he had been in rescue the longest at that time. He is totally blind now and deaf. He has learned to get along well in spite of this. He goes up and down stairs with no problems. He truly just wants to be a dog and that's exactly what we let him be. He's never been the snuggling kind. He just wants his warm bed, (of which he has three!) treats, and good food. He still enjoys his walks, although much slower now!  He is looking very forward to spring time and more days lying in the sun on the back porch. Until then, he will just be "snoutin about."  We are so glad we were able to help this boy. To all the others waiting for their forever homes, we send our best wishes!" -Michael T.
 
Colorado February Event!!

 

Allow a Boston to Hitch a Ride with You

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 luckypawpals@aol.com 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.

New Items at Boston Bay

 

We all love to shop...  Look what is new at our online store!

 
Valentine Cards: A pack of 5 Valentine cards (5 designs) including envelopes featuring MABTR alumni and their story.  Thanks for supporting the cause with your purchase. Full color with a special saying on the back of each card. They measure 3.25in�4.75in.
 


NEW Boston Sticker that you can place on your car or any item you want to show off your favorite breed to. Printed on transparent vinyl, using the highest quality UV protective ink. Measures 3in x 2in. The stickers are fade resistant, weatherproof, and for outdoor or indoor. (Artist's permission granted.)


And... don't forget the 
MABTR 2015 T-shirt!!!




Thank You for Your Donation!

 

$571.71 in memory of Mickey

$300 in memory of Ginger

$200 in memory of Missy 

$50 in memory of Boscorelli

$50 in celebration of Debra Lynn, Pretty Brinnie, Axel, Diesel, and Gussie

$20 in memory of Chip

$15 in honor of Lara W.

 

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$1000  SalesForce.com

$400 Brook F

$200 Ryan J

$150 Todd E

$120 Raymond N

$60 AT&T

$50 Audrey C,   

$45 Petfinder

$30 Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Karla P, Cynthia K

$26 Rick C

$25 Ann A, Charity C

$22 Wooftrax

$20 Matthew S, Sara S, Pam M, Ashley H, Mandi G  

$10 Angela C, Diana L, Craig B, Ashley C, Veronica Z, Marsha H 

 
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame 

 


We Need Your SUPPORT!   

 

MABTR is run by volunteers with caring hearts. We are funded completely by donations, and we can't achieve our mission alone. Generous donations from kind people like you sustain us with the financial support necessary to care for the hundreds of homeless Bostons we take in every year.

 

You can support MABTR through a tax deductible donation

 

In 2014 we took in 329 Bostons and Boston-mixes. We have saved more than 2,400 Bostons since Nov 2006.

 

MABTR needs your support so we can continue helping our boston friends. To donate food, toys or supplies, please luckypawpals@aol.com or 402-510-1346 for the closest drop off location.

 

Please consider donating, or visit our website to learn how you can help!

 

Contributions can be made via:   

Credit card via paypal click here

Check payable to MABTR 14826 Spaulding, Omaha, NE 68116

Quick Links
FAQ
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.
January Fundraiser Results

Our first annual Bingo in MO, raised $580 for MABTR!

Thanks to all who participated and volunteered!!!
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
Adoption Corner....
Happy Tails
31 Bostons rescued

in January!  

 

2,493 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.

-Petfinder 

-Rescue list by breed 

-Google search-"breed" rescue

Raffle Results
Congrats to Dorothy W of Colorado, who won the Boston Plush which raised $335! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for February!
For you Boston Lovers, this fun Boston Terrier-themed charm bracelet features 11 lovely colored beads. Among them are an oval and a round charm with a paw print on them, an oval "I heart my Boston Terrier" charm, a solid silver Boston Terrier, and a vintage heart-shaped charm with the MidAmerica Boston Terrier logo on it. Measures 9", not including the lobster clasp. Also included with your bracelet is a pair of silver bone-shaped earrings with Shepard hooks to keep them safely in place.
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Your Shopping Fun Earns Us Money

Did you know that many online shopping networks and retailers give back to non-profit organizations such as MABTR every time you go shopping.

Plus it is all FREE to you to use!!

New this month:
Together a Greater Good
(TAGG)

- download the free app 
- visit participating businesses
tap the 'Tag My Purchase' button on the app and enter the dollar amount
pay as usual, and tell the server/cashier who will provide a card for the app to scan
- choose MABTR

These businesses give 5% back to MABTR!
Boston Facebook 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
Des Moines
Saying Good-bye
"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 luckypawpals@aol.com. Also make sure that add yourself to our email list by clicking here 

 

 

You're in for a rewarding experience!

Opportunities to help include:

  • Newsletter articles
  • Volunteer at local events
  • Fundraising
  • Fostering
  • Babysitting
  • Transporting
Stay Connected...
SAVE THE DATE!!!