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June 2016

with your four-legged friend
There are so many fun things to do with your best friend after months of being stuck inside

Get inspired and make the most of it! 
  1. Take a trip to the dog park or a friend's house with other dogs for a play date
  2. Swim in a kiddie pool or run through the sprinklers
  3. Make homemade "pup"sicles using frozen watermelon cubes-healthy, cool, and quick to throw together!
  4. Visit a dog friendly store
  5. Find new games you can play outside - hide and seek, kong with peanut butter, fetch
  6. Take your dog to a drive-in movie!
  7. Go camping
  8. Join a walking group or schedule daily walks with your dog
  9. Create an agility course in your backyard 
  10. Visit the farmer's market with your dog
  11. Host a BBQ with friends and have them bring their dogs along
  12. Attend local dog events hosted by rescues and shelters
Adoptable Dog of the Month

My name is Buddy.   I am 9 years old and weigh 25 pounds.  My owner moved and could not take her pets along.  I am being fostered in Wichita, KS.

I am a very well-behaved gentleman.  I get along with everyone and I've even learned to like the cat!   I really like having four-legged brothers and sisters around to play with so I would like at least one other dog in the house.

I am potty trained, do pretty well on a leash, and like to ride in the car.  But I really do not like to stay in a kennel.  I don't get in to anything around the house and enjoy following mom everywhere.  I love to sleep with her and my brothers, sister, and the cat.  I love to put my paws on mom's leg and have her rub my back.  I jump and paw when I need to go outside.

I enjoy chewing bones and chasing ropes and sticks and a good sunbath is always on the agenda.   I may be 9 yrs old but I have a lot of play left in me and lots of love to give!

~~~Eligible for the Golden Paws Program~~~
 Adoptors who are 60 years old and up who adopt a dog 7 years old and up get $50 off the adoption fee!  
Colorado and Boston Pride 
Wear your Colorado and Boston Pride on a
100% white cotton
T-shirt or
loose fit woman's tank.
Ask Jennifer
Q: What can I do about the stained fur under my dog's eyes?

A: First, you need to understand the source.  Excessive tearing is what is causing the staining under your dog's eyes.  Staining is easier to detect on dogs with light color fur (white or cream) and/or longer hair.  However, this does not mean that a dog with a dark coat does not have excessive tearing 
Excessive tearing can occur as a result of irritation to your dog's eyes or because your dog's tears are not draining properly.
1. Just as your eye waters if a speck of dust blows into it, dogs' eyes will make tears when irritated to flush away anything harmful.  When the eyes are continually irritated, this can lead to chronic tearing that produces stains.  Conditions that might irritate the eye include eye infections, glaucoma, and eyelash or eyelid problems.  It is strongly recommend that you see a vet to determine the issue and ensure proper treatment.
2. Other problems include drainage or plugged tear glands.  There are small holes that drain tears away from the eye and down the throat.  A variety of dog eye problems can affect this drainage, causing excessively watery eyes. These conditions include:
  • Shallow eye sockets. If the eye sockets aren't big or deep enough, tears can spill out onto the fur around the eyes.
  • Eyelids that are turned inward. If the eyelids roll in toward the eyeball, the drainage holes for tears (called puncta) may become blocked.  There are surgical options to correct this.
  • Hair growth around the eye. If hair grows too close to the eye, it can wick tears away from the eye and onto the face.  You or your groomer can keep the hair around the eyes trimmed.
  • Blocked tear drainage holes (puncta). Previous eye infections or eye damage can cause scar tissue to form that blocks some of the drainage passages for tears.  There is medication to try first; otherwise surgery may be required
In any case should you find your dog squinting or rubbing their eye(s), it is imperative to seek veterinary care immediately.

Warm Weather is Here 
Alumni Feature - Puddles
"We adopted Puddles in March 2011.  He came from a mill, never having experienced life as a 'pet'.  He was scared of most people, the stairs, loud noises...the list could go on. 
With a little bit of time, patience and lots of TLC, he has turned into the most amazing companion!  Puddles is gentle, sweet and so appreciative of everything. While he may look a little different physically- his back bone is crooked, his eyes don't focus straight and he snores like a freight train - that's what makes him absolutely perfect and endearing.  The best decision we made was to adopt Puddles. 
Thank you MABTR for all that you do! "   --  the Nordby family
Remember the cement is hot  
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 a forever home.  


Share with us your travel plans even those scheduled in the future. Email your starting and ending location, date of travel, and your name and phone number.  We'll 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! 
$100 In memory of Helen Zimmerman
$90 In honor of Evie DeLong's 11th Birthday!
$20 In celebration of Woody's 10th birthday
$235 Kansas City Ice Cream Company
$119.99 Wells Fargo
$100 Candace L, Frances P, Jason P,
$70 Raymond N
$50 Audrey C, Caroline W, Steven D
$41.05 Powers Pet Emergency Service
$30 Trust, Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K
$25 Aaron S, Dennis D, Ann A, Martie W, Charity C
$20 Nancy S, Susie M, Matthew S, Sara S, Pam M, Michael M, Ashley H, Mark S
$10 Gerald P, Angela C, Marsha H, Katherine F, Robin B, Angela P, Mart D, Lisa B, JoAnn F, Veronica Z, Marsha H, Gerald P
$5 David H, Angie V
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame 

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.

  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!

You can find us under MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue 
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:
  • 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
Fundraiser Results

NE Bash
- $695
Omaha Gives - $1705  
MO Bash - $815
MO Pooches in the Park - $150  

Thanks to ALL who participated!!!
 Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~
 15 Bostons rescued

in May!


102 Bostons rescued so far in 2016!


2,945 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.


-Rescue list by breed 

-Google search under

" "breed" rescue"

Raffle Results
Congrats to
Dorothy W of CO 
who won the Boston Nightlight, which raised $151 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for June
Faux Stained Glass Boston

Faux Stained Glass Boston Terrier Suncatcher in wood frame. We use special paint and leading that simulates the look of REAL stained glass. Measures 8 inches x 10 inches. For indoor use only.

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
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."
   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?

FB Photo Contest Winner

May Theme -
Head Tilt
Congrats to  

June contest will be of 'sunbathing dogs'

Join us on FB to part-take in our monthly photo contest. 
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
Local MABTR Events 
Join us!
~all breeds welcome~

Sat., June 4
Birthday Bash
11am - 1pm
Arapaho Park - 7800 S. Adams St.
$5 per person, dogs and kids under age 10 are free. Games, raffles, food, and more!  See flyer at left for more details.
Sat., June 25
Adoption Event
11am - 3pm
Chuck and Don's - 2253 East Briarwood Ave., #503. (Streets of Southglenn location)

~~KC area~~
looking ahead to March 2017
MABTR, along with other rescues and pet vendors, will be present for two days at the Great KC Pet Expo.
More details to follow as the date gets closer! 
~~St. Louis area~~
Sat., June 18
St. Louis
Play Date
AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park - 1721 S Mason Rd. 
Click here for details!
Sat., June 18
Paint a Boston
6- 9pm
Patriot Homebrew Supply - 2929 N. 204th St. (south of Maple, next to Godfathers)
$25 per seat includes 11x14 frame, glass, and 2 drink tickets (wine and beer)  
here  to reserve seat!
Sat., June 11
CaPAWtal City Paw Fest
8am - noon
Lions Park - 4603 Lions Park Drive
Click  here for details! 

Sat., June 25
Super Day 2016
10am - 4pm
Lions Park - 4603 Lions Park Drive
Click  here for details!
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