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February 2016
It's Tax Time!

With tax day right around the  corner, many of us are searching far and wide for any deductions we can get.

Is your dollar to MABTR tax deductible or not?
Ask yourself... did you receive something in return for that dollar? 
If YES then the dollar given to MABTR is NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Examples of what is NOT tax deductible:
- adoption fees
- purchase of chances towards raffle items, football squares, etc
- amount paid towards an auction item
- purchase of items from The  Boston  Bay
- money spent at events (entrance fee, food, raffles)

Examples of what IS tax deductible:
- the value of donated materials or items (used or new) (food, blankets, bedding, harnesses, crates, etc)
- gas or mileage when a MABTR was in the vehicle being transported
- donations made in excess of the stated adoption fee
- monetary donation when nothing was received return

If you have any questions, need for clarification or concerns please email us or call Jennifer at  402-510-1346 .

Thank you again for all you gave in 2015!!! 
Colorado fans... Save the Date!
Tickets this year will be $55 per person.  
 
Click here to purchase tickets and
to stay tuned on more details!  
 
Reminder About Amazon Smile!
Making your usual Amazon purchase help MABTR is easy:

- Just simply sign in to http://smile.amazon.com/ when shopping Amazon 
- Choose Midamerica Boston Terrier Rescue (Location: Omaha, NE) as your charity
- Same process, great prices and shipping offers
- Enjoy your online shopping and raise money for MABTR!!
 
How Can I Teach My Kids the Best Way to Interact With a Dog?

It can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience - introducing a child to a new dog.  Whether the new addition is permanent within your own family; or you are expecting guests with dogs and you want your kids to know how to act; OR maybe you are taking your kids to visit family that has a dog, but your family doesn't.   We hope the below graphics will present some simple tips of Dos and Don'ts.
 
As always, feel free to contact us with any success stories you've had using these tips, or other things you've tried that worked!  We'd love to share with our friends in our rescue community.





Adoptable Dog of the Month

My name is Pearl.   I am 11 years old and weigh 14 pounds. I need a new home because I was found as a stray. I am being fostered in Higginsville, MO.

I am a sweet little older lady that is like velcro to the person I love. I love to snuggle on the couch in blankets with you. I also like to play with stuffed toys. I enjoy being outside and surprise people when I chase birds. I need to sleep in bed with you because I don't like to be by myself all night long in a crate. 

~*~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: 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 - Ace  
 "October 11th will always be a 
 day for the books in our 
 household - it's the day that
 we brought home the best 
 thing that has ever happened 
 to us!
 
 I told my husband when we
 were dating that my
 non-negotiable in life would be that I had to have a dog - and a Boston Terrier.  He said ok, even though he is allergic, but it had to be a Big Boston.  So, when the time was right, we were married and bought a house with a fenced in yard.  I began searching for a rescue in the area that would adopt to South Dakota.  I found Ace (formerly Butch).  His ever-so-sweet face captivated me and I sent my husband a picture.  He replied "Yeah, let's get him! How many pounds is he?"  I replied, "He's perfect, he is 26 pounds!" and then began our next conversation.  I texted back "He's deaf, but we can do it!" and the doubt settled in on both parties. 
 
After days of going back to the MABTR site, praying about it, doing research and reading about how to train and take care of a deaf dog, talking to family about it (because we knew it would not be just us that was going to help raise Ace), we came to the nervous conclusion that WE COULD DEFINITELY DO IT!  I filled out the form and not even 24 hours got a phone call from his foster mom!!  I was shaking I was so excited.  Even after some things that she told us, because MABTR is completely honest with their potential adopters, we set a date to go pick him up and bring him to his furever home! 
 
Adopting Ace was the best thing that we have ever done and we strive daily to provide him the life that he deserves.  He sure is spoiled! He now knows sign language for sit, stay, laydown, shake, roll over (although, he is a serious diva about it), and bye-bye.  He is the biggest cuddler and he loves us so much.  Ace is going to be a big brother to a human in Spring 2016!  We tested him around an infant and he did fabulous, wanted to lick to baby, be around it everywhere it went, and even tried to snuggle with it.  He was so gentle and we are ecstatic and thrilled that he is going to be the best big brother doggie around!! 
 
A HUGE THANKS to MABTR and Lela and Nicki for bringing Ace into our lives-he truly is the best thing that has ever happened to us - until this Spring, then he will be the FIRST best thing to ever happened to us as we welcome a second best thing into our family  !
 
We are furever thankful! --Missie and Eric S. 
Shop the Boston Bay!  

 
This decal is a must have  for every vehicle!  Both designs are in white and are meant to be on the outside of the window. Only $8.00 each plus $0.50 in shipping. This is an inexpensive way to Boston Bling your ride!

Click here for more information on how to buy this (and other items!) from The Boston Bay!

Many states are experiencing extremely cold weather and our pets are in danger 
-EXPECT ACCIDENTS - Try walking out ba refoot and stand in one spot to go pee.
-Consider other locations for potty breaks such as your garage
-Allow multiple trips outside to finish their job. IF THEY WANT BACK IN LET THEM IN.
-Have them wear a coat or sweater - clothing can stay on even inside. If your dog is panting they are overheating and to remove all clothing
-Create a path that has no snow or ice
*Speak out if you see a pet left in the cold

Allow a Boston to Hitch a Ride

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 our Bostons.

Thank You for Your Donation!

$1,000  Salesforce.com
$500  Patti M.
$303.70  Chuck and Don's
$120 Raymond N.
$50  Mark C., Shelly M., Audrey C., Caroline W., Lee R.
$40  Angela J
$30  Lori L., Leslie M., Karla P., Kelly B., Cynthia K., Nicholas E-T.
$25 Charity C. , Irene K.
$22.50  Petfinder
$20 Susie M., Matthew S., AT&T, Sara S., Pam M., Michael M., Ashley H., Mandi G.
$10  Diana L., Angela C., Katherine F., Kendall M., Mart D., Lisa B., Gerald P., JoAnn F., Veronica Z.
$5 Angie V., David H.
 
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame 




Quick Links
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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:
  • 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~~
 27 Bostons rescued

in January!

 

381 Bostons rescued  in 2015!

 

2,870 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"

Raffle Results
Congrats to Laura B  of NV who won the Boston quilt, which raised $1,025 (woo-hoo) !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for February
Boston Terrier Jewelry Set 

This beautiful  set includes dangle "3D" Boston Terriers, a 7" bracelet, and an 18" necklace. 

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
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."
 
Planning your pets future without you  

In so many cases the pets are overlooked after something unexpectedly happens to the owner.

MABTR wants you to be proactive to ensure the continued safety and happiness for your four legged friend after you are gone.

It's not enough that a friend or relative verbally promised to take in your pet(s) or even that you've decided to leave money to them for that purpose. Work with an attorney to draw up a special will or trust to provide for the care and ownership of your pet as well as the money necessary to care for them.

MABTR gets calls from relatives all the time that the owner passed and no one is wanting to take in their boston in.
We get calls from shelters that the owner passed and there was no one to call to take their boston in.

I could not nor do I want to imagine that my boston would no longer be cared for or loved once I am gone.
   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 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
Local MABTR Events 
Join us!
-all breeds welcome-


Colorado
Sat., Feb. 13
Centennial, CO
Valentine Pet Portraits
11:00am to 3:00pm
Chuck and Don's - 2253 E Briarwood Avenue

Missouri
Sun., Feb. 14
St Louis, MO
Play Date
AKC Museum of the Dog -1721 S Mason Rd

Nebraska
Sun., Feb. 14
Omaha, NE
Taylor Made Rescue Rally
11:00am to 2:00pm
NHS - 89th and Fort
 

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.

  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