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February 2019

In the spirit of the season, here's a love story.  Not your "typical" love story...
But this will tug at your heart nonetheless.

At only 8 months old Rudolph's short life was going to end. For no reason other than bad luck he had found himself in a crowded, high-risk shelter in Oklahoma and his time was up. Shelter veterinarians went through the end-of-life procedure as usual, the same procedure they'd done before, and left Rudolph to pass in the room alone.   Rudolph closed his eyes, but this wasn't the end.
When he returned, the vet found Rudolph still breathing and waking up from his nap! Against all odds, little Rudolph had survived a procedure that takes the lives of millions of shelter animals a year! The veterinarian knew that space and resources were limited in the facility but he refused to attempt euthanizing the pup a second time. Instead, a spot for Rudolph was found in a no-kill rescue where he would have a real chance at life.

Rudolph was transferred from the Oklahoma shelter to  King's Harvest Pet Rescue in Iowa. Rescuers were fascinated by the lucky little dog, and they shared his story on Facebook. News of Rudolph's miracle spread quickly, and adoption applications flooded the rescue!

After careful consideration, Rudolph's new family was chosen, and he has since gone home!   The procedure meant to end Rudolph's life helped him find a happier one!  -- courtesy of
Cold Weather Alert

If you cannot tolerate the cold, do not expect your pets to! 
Authorities Warn People to 'Bring Dogs Inside' After Several Dogs Found Frozen Solid . Dog houses are not enough to protect our loved one in freezing temps.

  It is your responsibility to call animal control or local police if dogs are neglected or abused. They have no voice otherwise! 
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MABTR Cookbook
Over 100 recipes i n a full color, spiral binding, protective cover and hard back book.
11 categories including dog treats. Includes Boston photos and quotes.  
5.5 × 8.5 x .5 inches
$20 plus shipping

Click  here to order!
Urinary Problems
If you notice your dog is: 
  • leaking urine 
  • has submission urination
  • all of a sudden having pee accidents

There is always a root cause to any change in our dogs' normal routine.

The first thing you should always do when you have any issue associated to urine is a UA, urine analysis.  No simple exam by a doctor, bloodwork, etc can tell you what a urine test can.  

We get dogs turned over to us because people cannot get them potty trained, have submission urination, cannot hold it any longer, pees inside after just being outside and/or leaking.

The first thing we do is a UA and in more than 50% of the cases we have a UTI, urinary tract infection, and/or crystals in the urine.  This can happen with either gender.

Both are treatable and nothing a dog can control without our help and diagnosis. So many people get frustrated with the dog and blame them, yet until a UA is done to confirm 100% behavior, our response to their behavior is unwarranted.

If diagnosed with a UTI it takes 10 days of clavamox to clear it. Repeat the UA when medication is done to ensure the UTI is no longer.  THIS IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE UA REPEATED.  If the UTI does not get cleared up or comes back, it is recommend to have the urine cultured as it may have a bacteria that only certain antibiotics treat.

If diagnosed with crystals in the urine, it is critical that the dog's diet be changed immediately as that is the root cause of the formation of crystals.  Medication or current diet is not the cure. The number one recommended diet is Royal Canin SO dry (does require a prescription from your vet). This particular diet manages all types of crystals that can be produced in the body.  Prescription Hills on the other hand is crystal specific. So unless you know what type of crystal your dog is producing, it is not recommended. Plus the body can form one type of crystal and later another type, so the Royal Canin works better.
Hospice Program Update
After review of our current hospice program and the dogs that we have helped over the past, we feel we need to rename the program to Palliative Care.

MABTR has made it our mission to take in and care for as many Bostons as possible, especially those who are terminally ill and/or have a medical condition that is not curable resulting them to be unadoptable. 

Our Palliative Care program was created in 2011 with the goal to provide  a pain-free quality of life  and loving home to those dogs  with the desire to live .  They should be given the opportunity to do so in a loving environment for however long they have left.

Learn more about our program and how you can help at
February Fundraiser
(bids only taken via Facebook) 
  • Over 20 pieces of artwork up for bid between Feb 15-17
  • Bidding OPENS Friday, February 15 at 8am CST.
  • Auction ENDS on February 17 at 8pm CST.
  • PLEASE NOTE...LAST Bids Count with a TIME STAMP of 7:59 or before 8pm CST
  • We ship US only.
Click here to view each piece with full description
Same link will be were bids will be taken from Feb 15-17 - Good luck! 
2019 schedule
  • March - Jean quilt RAFFLE
  • April - Variety of items (our annual auction with 100+ items)
  • May - Rag blanket RAFFLE
  • June - Pillows
  • July - T-shirt quilt RAFFLE
  • August - Blankets and Towels
  • September - Afghan RAFFLE
  • October - Holiday items
  • November - Clothing and Bags
Adoptable Dog of the Month
My name is Tippy. I am 12 years old and weigh 33 pounds (working on losing a few pounds). I am needing a new home because my owner passed away. I am being fostered in Wichita, KS.

Sadly, my owner passed away in December. I had been with him since I was a pup so it was pretty hard for me to be moved to a family member I didn't care for and then to my foster mom. I have settled in at foster mom's and have become playful, loving and sweet as can be! 

I am a gentle, loving boy who follows mom everywhere. She loves to pet me and tell me how sweet I am and I reward her with lots of licks and kisses. I sleep with her every night and I get snuggled right up against her - can't be too close to your human!! I have favorite toys that I suck on and nap with - don't worry - I'll bring some with me!

I am so excited to be getting a new home so I can settle in for the last time with my forever family. 

***Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!***
Adopters aged 60+ years who adopt a dog aged 7+ years get $50 off the adoption fee!
~~~ Click here to learn more about this dog! ~~~
MABTR Alumni - Rodi
"When my oldest daughter went to college, we were left with what felt like a hole in our lives.  For the sake of my husband and I, and for my son, the only other kid now in the house, we thought another dog would help fill that empty space.  We already had a beloved female Boston, Dezi, and figured she wouldn't mind sharing her space, (and all that extra love we had to give.)

Dezi was already 8, and we figured she didn't need to put up with a puppy, so we searched for an adult to adopt.  Since we already knew Bostons are the only breed to own (wink), we set about finding one that might need a home and love.  

That led us to MABTR, and "Rodi," He was one of those "imperfect" ones you see, and think.... "well, maybe some else will want him."  Some of the Bostons available have lumps, bumps and other imperfections that even the fairest folks might be tempted to turn away from.  Rodi's particular "imperfection" was that he'd lost an eye during his awful abandonment.  I tried to continue looking, but his one big, beautiful brown eye, and that amazingly coincidental name, kept calling me back. 

So I reached out to his foster mom, Tammy.  Now, I'm a pretty faith-filled person, so I know an angel when I meet one....even if it's virtually.  Tammy so patiently answered all my questions, and there were approximately a thousand of them.  We all know you can't adopt an animal on a whim, there are so many things to consider. Somehow, all of Tammy's answers to my questions were the right ones.  And on top of it all, she assured me, "This one is special." 

Tammy was right.  While we didn't particularly need "rescuing," our rescue, Rodi, rescued us anyway.  Just when we thought we couldn't love any more (Dezi was the light of our lives!), we discovered we had a new level of love for him.  I could go on forever about why, but suffice it to say, he's just the best boy.  Ever.  My son didn't know he needed someone to sit with him while he ate his breakfast every day.  My husband didn't know he needed a new buddy to watch TV with at night.  And, after living with a supremely independent Dezi, who wouldn't even lift her head when you walked in the room, I discovered it's pretty nice to have a new "shadow" for company every minute of every day.  And none of us knew how much we'd need that warm, soft, BT love when our dear Dezi passed away in February.  I guess we did need rescuing after all.

The next time you see an "imperfect" dog in need of adoption, please give him or her the benefit of the doubt.  I'd like to thank Tammy and MABTR for doing such great, meticulous, and hard work in connecting Bostons in need with people who need them right back.  God bless you, and keep it up!!   - Sally R

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$300 in memory of Rocket Adams
$20 in memory of Margaret Warren Williams
$20 in memory of Phog

$1,383  Facebook
$500 Lauri H
$150 Kathleen B
$120 Raymond N
$100 Nancy M, Claudia E, Judy M, Angela N
$87.50 OneHope
$50 Denise S, Kathy B, Audrey C, Caroline W
$35 Duane C
$30 Cynthia K, Lori L, Leslie M
$25 Susan B, Elizabeth P, Kelli Y, Charity C, Paul M, Western Union
$23.80 Paypal Giving
$22 Dainty Itty Bitties
$20 Tammie P, Susie M, Matthew S, Pam M, Diana Z, Sara S, Michael M, Kros S, Jeff B, Reynolds P
$15 Annabelle H, Leah G
$13.52 Allstate
$10 Nanette S, Angela C, Robin B, Angela P, Mart D, Lisa B, Cindy F, Loni D, Danielle K
$5 Andrea M
$3.92 Dillon S

All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  


St Louis, MO   


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 -
  • 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. 
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!
Quick Links
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:
  • 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
Fundraiser Results
Congrats to Stacee F of MT who won the afghan in the January raffle!  We raised $320!
Thanks to ALL 
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

26 dogs rescued

in January!


273 dogs rescued in 2018!


3,648 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.


-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

has NO
age limit!
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gives back to MABTR!!!
Photo Contest 
February Theme
~ My Funny Valentine ~
Good Luck!
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.

  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! 

MABTR Main Page
St Louis
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~
Coming Soon!
Coming soon!
~KC Area~
KC Remodel and Garden Show
Fri, Feb 8: 10am - 9pm
Sat, Feb 9: 10am - 9pm
Sun, Feb 10: 10am - 6pm
American Royal Center, 1701 American Royal Ct
Kansas City

~St. Louis area~  
Coming soon!   

Sun, Feb 24
11am - 2pm
Taylor Made Adoption Event
NHS, 89th & Fort St
Stop by to visit all local Nebraska rescues and meet adoptable dogs.
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