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June 2017
Summertime Reminders


  • Never leave your dog in the car
  • Heartworm preventative
  • Protect from fleas and ticks with Flea Preventative
  • Access to fresh water to keep hydrated
  • Hot cement burns pads.  Walk early morning or evening
  • Assess to shade when sunbathing
  • Beware of Anti-freeze
  • Dogs get sunburned too

How to Tell if Your Dog is Overheating
We're all excited about the upcoming summer season - what's not to love?  Vacations and road trips, burgers and barbecue, sunglasses and flip-flops...  BUT summer isn't always just a walk in the park for pets.

Skyrocketing temperatures can make the world a harsh place for our animals, especially for dogs, who can be very sensitive to the heat.

Because  dogs don't have the convenient (smelly) sweating mechanism that humans do to stay cool, overheating can happen suddenly for them - and it can be deadly.

Luckily, there are some  key signs of dog overheating to watch out for.   Catching overheating early could literally save your dog's life.
Watch out for:
  • Heavy panting.
  • Dry or pale gums.
  • Increased drooling.
  • Deep and rapid breathing.
Prevent these early signs of overheating from even happening by:
  • Being careful not to overexert your dog when enjoying the day.
  • Making sure your dog has a shady spot where he can rest.
  • Having a lot of drinking water handy if your dog shows any of the above signs of overheating or overexertion.
  • Putting cloths soaked in cold water around his paws, in his armpits and on his head and neck.
Also, don't assume that just because your dog is near a body of water that he can't get overheated. And always watch him if he's swimming -  not all dogs are great at doggy paddling.
And never, EVER leave your dog in the car.  Even with windows open, cars heat up fast.  In 80 degree weather,  cars can heat up to 110 degrees in only 15 minutes.

If you think your dog is in danger of overheating, it is always good to go to the vet.   If your dog loses consciousness, hurry to the animal hospital ASAP.
Everyone wants to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. And with some preparation, you and your dog can have a great time this summer! 
MABTR Alumni - Tucker
I got my first dog I've ever owned a few years back. He is now 5 years old and he's a chihuahua / pug mix.  I got him from the mall as a puppy and I paid way too much! Over time I thought he was lonely, so I wanted to get another dog. I thought he needed a friend ,and I felt bad when I was at work during the day. 

I starting doggysitting for my friend and he had two Bostons... I was immediately hooked!  I knew I wanted a Boston but I didn't want to start over with puppy training. My mom suggested I look into a rescue. Ironically when I Googled it, the first organization that came up was MABTR!  I looked through the adoptable dogs, and Tucker was the first dog I set eyes on. I researched further and filled out an application.  I was contacted quickly and then someone came out to interview me and see my home. 

Within days I was in touch with the foster mom and we set up a time for me to go to her home. I asked if I could bring my dog Charlie with me to introduce them.

I fell in love with Tucker immediately.  He was so wonderful and sweet and I didn't want to leave the foster home without him.

I knew he was a perfect fit for our family,  and he has been a wonderful friend and member of our family.  In fact, everyone who meets him always tells me what a gentleman he is, and I've had a few friends tell me they want a dog just like him!  They know him by name at the vet and at the groomers.  He loves to lick, and he definitely has his own section of our bed.  

I will always adopt and I strongly encourage people to adopt.  He was already fixed and potty trained, and he has been great to our kids and any other dogs he comes in contact with.  I still keep in touch to this day with his original foster parents and send them pictures of my sweet boy. 

Thank you MABTR!!! --  Kris
Adoptable Dog of the Month
My name is Buddy .   I am 12 years old and weigh 33 pounds.  I need  a new home because my owner has fallen ill and no longer a ble to care for me.  I am being fostered in Kansas City, KS. 

I am blind in the one eye I have; however, that does not impact me at all!  I have been  blind for a few years now and adjust well in all new environments I am introduced to.   I do REQUIRE a HOME with NO OTHER DOGS.  I am fine with cats though!

 I am just a snuggle Buddy (get it?).  I love to sit with you on the couch, burrow in some blankets and pillows, and take a snooze while you watch TV or play video games.  I might not like to sit on your lap, but that is only because I want to sit right next to you.  I do not see very well, but am very good at learning my surroundings.  Stairs are hard, but I have a trick for learning steps and getting in and out of a house.  I like to go for walks - just not in the rain.
~~~Eligible for the Golden Paws Program~~~
 Adoptors who are age 60 years+ and up adopt a dog 7 years or older get $50 off the adoption fee! 
MABTR Open Positions 
"It only takes minutes out of your day to make a BIG difference
to the future of a rescued pet."

The following positions are currently open.  If you have an interest please email with name, number and position of interest. We will then reach out to you for an interview.

Colorado Assistant Event Coordinator - this individual will work with the Denver area event coordinator to setup MABTR adoption events in Denver & surrounding areas. This person will work with local pet supply stores that MABTR already has established relationships with to setup monthly adoption events to exhibit our booth & adoptable dogs. Responsibilities can also expand to helping the Event Coordinator with other local events.
Adoption Day Event are typically three to four hours of educating the visitors on MABTR's existence and programs.  Plus give exposure of adoptable dogs in the local area. Adoption Day Events are normally only held through the months of April through September.

Instagram Admin - this person needs to be familiar with Instagram or willing to learn. This person will need to have the time to create one post minimum per day.

Omaha, NE Event Coordinator - this person is to schedule, plan and execute all MABTR associated events in the Omaha / Lincoln, NE area.  This person needs to have good time management and communication skills to ensure that MABTR's marketer has proper time to solicit volunteers and post marketing.  
You will also be required to attend the events otherwise have a lead to ensure a successful exhibit. 
Colorado - Iowa - Missouri - Nebraska - Wyoming

Ask Jennifer
Q: Last night my dog broke out in red bumps.  We ended up at the emergency room costing us a nice penny.  Anything I could have done at home first? 
A: There are many reasons for a dog to break out.  Here are a few:


-- Immunization: Did your dog just get his annual shots?

-- Environment:  Did you take a walk recently, did he go into some bushes, roll on the grass, walk in PetCo/PetSmart?

-- Food:  Did you recently change his diet, give him a new treat, or something from the dinner table?


First and foremost, give the dog a cool bath.  Then give your dog Benadryl, 25mg (adult strength, generic works as well).  Repeat every two hours over a six hour period (three total pills will be given in the time frame of six hours).  If no improvement or the dog is struggling breathing you need to go to the vet clinic.

See more: Link to our FAQs here   
Let's... go... SHOPPING!!! 
Fundraiser ends on June 30   
MABTR to receive 50% of all sales!!
Remember all the birthdays, anniversary, teachers, nurses... the list goes on and on!   Take a look and give a second chance to a pet - help a Boston!
Check out the Paws Bracelet!!!

Click here to order 
-Shipping option choose DROP SHIP TO CUSTOMER for direct shipping to you-


New online store gives back  
MABTR to receive 50% of all sales of the digital art print, Joy the Boston.  
To order email

Best Friends Garden Rocks has expanded their selection
A garden rock that can be used to honor your furry friend.

With every stoned purchased, we will donate $10.00 to MABTR when you mention this ad.

Boston Profile and Who Rescued 8" X 10" - $60
Quote 12" X 12" - $70

to order Email
Questions call (785) 527-8236
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. 
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 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 can 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.  

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$500 in memory of Gracie
$100 in memory of Beau
$30 in honor of Carol Duffy
$125 CARE
$120 Raymond N
$100 Lainey A
$65.99 Wells Fargo
$60 Pfizer Your Cause
$50 James T, John N, Joyce F, Audrey C, Caroline W
$30 Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K
$25 Charity C, 5 Mary S
$20 AT&T, Susie M, Matthew S, Pam M, Sara S, Diana Z, Michael M, Ashley H, Kathleen N
$10 Trust, Katherine F, Ann A, Angela C, Robin B, Angela P, Andrew B, Mart D, Lisa B, Loni D, Veronica Z, Danielle K, Andrew B
$5 Dainty Itty Bitties, Angie V

All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  


Longmont, CO

click here to reserve your spot  



Birthday Bashes
Omaha, Nebraska - August 12, Saturday 
Centennial, Colorado - August 26, Saturday  

Quick Links
(monetary or items) are

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
Fundraiser Results
CO Mother's Day - $274
NE Pub Crawl
- $167
CO Dinner - $6,891
Omaha Gives - $1,670
Thanks to ALL  
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

 18 dogs rescued

in May!


86 dogs rescued to date in 2017


3,194 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!
Photo Contest 
No contest held in May
June th eme: 
"Sunbathing Beauties"

     Thanks to ALL  
who participated!!!
Raffle Results
Congrats to
Patrick K of TX     
who won the sterling silver Boston ring,
which raised
$395 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle
Boston Watch 
Adorable watch!
This woman's watch has a 9-inch red strap and a buckle clasp.  Comes in a nice box in case you want to give it to someone as a gift!

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! 

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~
Saturday, June 3 
Adoption Event
11am- 2pm
Hero's Pets 8246 W Bowles Ave

Sunday, June 4
Scavenger Hunt
1 - 4pm
350 Terry St., Ste 130
$10 per person and kids and dogs are free. 
Click here for more details!
Saturday, June 10 
Adoption Event 
11am - 3pm
Chuck & Don's 9868 W Belleview Ave

Saturday, June 17
Poker Run
Details coming soon-check back the website!

Saturday, June 24
Adoption Event
11am - 2pm
Destiny's Paws 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd 
Sat and Sun, June 24-25
Garage Sale
8504 Wiley Cir
Please consider donating your unwanted items to be sold at our garage sale.
Click here for details!  
~KC area~
Sunday, June 4
North Kansas City
Play Date
9 - 10:30am
Waggin' Trails Dog Park (off-leash)
432 NE 32nd St.  
Dogs need to be dog and people friendly.
Saturday, June 24
Meet and Greet
11am - 3pm
Bentley's Pet Stuff --14905 W. 119th St (Center Pointe Shopping Center)
Adoptable dogs will be present!

Wednesday, June 28
Kansas City
Bingo Night
7 - 9pm
Hamburger Mary's -- 3700 Broadway Blvd
Click here for details and to reserve seats.
***Please note, this is an adults-only event.

~St. Louis area~  
Saturday, June 24
St. Louis
Monthly PlayDate
1:30 - 3:30pm
AKC Museum of the Dog: 
1721 S. Mason Rd.
$5 per dog - all breeds welcome!  Kid friendly!
Saturday, June 24
SuperDay 2017
10am - 4pm
Lions Park -- 4603 Lion Park Drive
Click  here  for details!
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!

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
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