Summertime, summertime, summ-summ-summertime!
The seasons are changing, and with warmer weather fast approaching. there are some important reminders to share regarding the summer months:
***~~Being Cautious is Cool This Summer~~***
Picture yourself on a sweltering summer day wearing a long winter coat....
Are you hot yet? Itchy? Thirsty? Looking for shade?
Now picture your dogs on that same summer day. And you'll have some idea of how THEY feel.
Protecting them from the hot sun, air and ground is essential to keeping them safe outside. All it requires is common sense and some advance planning.
Here are some suggestions:
- Never leave your dog unattended in the car. Whether in the shade with the windows cracked or with the motor running and the air conditioning on, your car can become a deathtrap within minutes.
- Turn on a garden sprinkler and let your dog run through it or fill a small wading pool with water.
- Keep your dog's water bowl filled, cool, and free of floating debris.
- Avoid hot asphalt, which can quickly burn the pads of your dog's paws. Place the back of your hand to the sidewalk or pavement. If you can't keep it there for seven seconds, then it's too hot for your dog. If possible, walk your dog on the grass instead.
- For dogs with particularly thick or heavy coats, have a groomer lightly trim them back.
- Guard against sunburn by applying either a child's SPF 45 sun block or a specially formulated animal sunscreen to the tips of your dog's ears, the nose and the belly.
- Whether on a porch, patio or lawn, create a shaded area using planters or shrubbery.
- Set up a makeshift canopy using a blanket draped across two chairs.
- Limit your dog's outdoor exercise. Take your walks early in the morning or when the sun is setting. If the day's particularly hot and humid, fore-go your walks altogether.
Watch your dog for signs of heat exhaustion. Because dogs don't sweat, their only way of cooling down is by panting or releasing heat through their paws. Warning signs include exaggerated panting, excessive salivation, a vacant expression, restlessness or listlessness, trembling and skin that's hot to the touch.
If your dog is exhibiting any of these signs, get him into the shade as quickly as possible. Give him cool water to drink and either hose him down, cover him with cool, damp cloths or put him in a bathtub filled with cool water. If your dog's condition worsens, seek immediate medical attention.
To be a responsible pet owner is to be an informed pet owner.
The list of safety rules may seem long, but the hot days of summer are even longer.
--written by Nomi Berger
"It was only for a minute..."
Sadder words were never spoken.
Because an errand meant to take that proverbial minute is 60 seconds too long when a dog is left unattended in a car in the heat.
Because, even on mild summer days, with a car parked in the shade and the windows cracked, the INSIDE temperature can rapidly reach dangerous levels.
Because a car acts like a greenhouse, trapping and magnifying the sun's strength and heat. Both the air and upholstery temperature can rise so rapidly that a dog can't cool down.
Because a dog's normal body temperature is about 102? F. Raise it briefly by only two degrees, and heat exhaustion, brain damage, even death may occur.
Because dogs don't sweat. They can only cool themselves by panting and releasing heat through their paws.
Despite repeated warnings in the media, flyers distributed by animal welfare groups, and word of mouth, countless animals still die needlessly each year from heatstroke. Despite the axiom that one person can't make a difference, in this type of situation, one person can make ALL the difference. And that person may be YOU.
If you see a dog in distress inside a car parked on the street or in a parking lot, note the make and model of the car, as well as its license plate number. Call the police, your local ASPCA branch, Humane Society or animal control immediately.
Watch the dog closely for the more obvious signs of heatstroke: exaggerated panting (or the sudden stopping of panting); an anxious or staring expression; restlessness; excessive salivation, tremors and vomiting. While waiting for help, you may - wherever possible - choose to act on your own.
If a window is opened or a door unlocked, extricate the dog cautiously and carefully -- either alone or with assistance. Then, get him into an air-conditioned car or nearby building. Otherwise, lay him down in a cool, shady place. Wet him with cool water, but never apply ice to his body. Fan him vigorously to speed the evaporation process, which, in turn, will cool the blood and reduce his temperature. Give him cool water to drink or even ice cream to lick.
Hopefully, by now, help will have arrived, and you may have saved some neglectful owner's family pet.
A gentle reminder: don't YOU become that same neglectful owner.
Remember there's no such thing as "just for a minute."
-written by Nomi Berger
Boston Bay Items
This Boston window decal lets everyone know your breed of choice. Sticker is die-cut, and the part shown in black in the photo is actually white). Perfect for your vehicle or house windows. Simple to put on and easy to take off. Peel, rub, and remove backing. Measures 5" x 6".
Cost: $5, plus $.50 shipping
Click here to shop the Boston Bay!
Adoptable Dog of the Month
My name is
I am a dashing 12 year old weighing in at 19.7 pounds. My owners moved to China and felt I would not be able to make the trip. They had a friend of theirs watching me but it wasn't working out so I packed my bags and came to MABTR! I am being fostered in Shakopee MN.
I have had a rocky start to life but have always kept my head up in hopes I would find a great furever home. In 2006 I was turned into the local animal control for urinating/marking issues I developed in the house. Now that I am in my Foster home, I have only once marked and never pottied in the house. They take me out every two hours to make sure I have an empty bladder plus I have a routine.
I haven't even told you the best part, they have a huge house with other dogs I get to play with and yard to RUN in. There are dogs my size, they look like me too and then there are ones who look like a giant version of me. Their called Boxers, boy are they big and fun to bark at and chase! After all of the fun I get to have, I LOVE to lay on all their dogs bed, especially in the sun to take naps. One of the best parts of my day, by far! Plus my foster parents let me snuggle with them on the couch and give them kisses! All I am looking for is a home a home that I can finally call my own and warm place to lay my head!
***Eligible for the Golden Paws Program***
60 yrs and older adopting a dog 7 yrs and older get $50 off the adoption fee!
Q: Why do some Bostons snore?
A: Multiple reasons exist; however, the most common reason is the narrow and short muzzle. The construction of their nasal passages also largely contributes to difficulty breathing. Other reasons for snoring include:
- Excess weight: Obesity is an extremely common problem in pets and, as with humans, is detrimental to the health of a dog. Exercise and weight management diet is highly recommended.
- Nasal congestion: Canine sinus congestion could be caused by a number of things, including sinus and viral infections, colds, allergies or even tumors. Main treatment is antibiotics. Consult your vet for necessary tests and treatment.
- Sleep position: If your dog sleeps now with his head flat on the floor try giving him a pillow. If he sleeps on his side adjust him to sleep on his stomach.
Alumni Feature - Rusty
Rusty has been the perfect addition to our little family! When we decided to rescue I reached out to 3 local rescue groups - two of which I have yet to hear from and expect at this point I never will. I received a response the next day from Jennifer letting me know my application had been received and was being reviewed. I was contacted a week later from our fabulous foster mom of our little man who we were lucky enough was located in our home town! We made an appointment to do a home visit and meet our 8 week old bundle of joy we had already named Rusty. I have enjoyed every encounter with your organization and if they all ran this well there would be a lot less homeless pets. You do an amazing job and we look forward to any opportunity we can to pay back the favor!
We don't know what we would do without Rusty. He has brought out the kid in our 5 year old Boxer and my daughter and all of her friends absolutely ADORE him! He has become the star of the neighborhood! She now has someone small enough to snuggle in bed with and spend a lazy afternoon watching a movie together. Rusty's favorite thing is playing outside and so we can't wait to try out his sea legs in our pool this summer! Thank you soooo much MABTR for all that you do! We just love our little man Rusty!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Rodan and Fields is the 4th largest premium skincare company and the fastest growing in the US. I am part of Team GiVe, where we give back to an organization that we are passionate about and I choose MABTR. I've had a passion for this breed for 8 years and would love to help Bostons in need. I personally have two furry kids, Larry and Penny.
I have partnered with the doctors who created Proactiv, Dr. Rodan and Fields, on helping people turn their bathroom into their own skincare clinic, giving them the best skin possible.
We have regimens that treat top skincare concerns such as wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and sensitive skin, and tools that can help enhance their results.
For every new Preferred Customer order, I'll donate 15% of that total to MABTR.
Preferred customers get 10% off always and free shipping. Nothing is autoshipped. Customers have the opportunity to adjust their cart and the shipping dates as necessary. I look forward to helping your organization!!!
Thank You for Your Donation!
$100 in memory of Dorian DeLong
$100 in memory of Jake Bear
$100 in honor of Lacy
$940 Omaha Gives
$200 Ann Z
$120 Raymond N
$90 Wells Fargo Community Support
$75 Malia S
$50 Audrey C, Charles O
$35 Giving Campaign, Western Union
$30 Leslie M, Lori L, Karla P, Kelly B, Cynthia K
$25 Ann A, Charity C
$20 Matthew S, Sara S, Pam M, Michael M, Ashley H, AT&T, Mandi G
$10 Katherine F, Angela C, Marsha H, Craig B, Veronica Z, Diana L, Gerald P
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 2,500 Bostons since November 2006.
MABTR needs your support so we can continue helping our Boston friends. To donate food, toys or supplies, please email email@example.com or call 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
All donations (monetary or items) are tax-deductible.
100% volunteer-driven, so your entire donation amount goes towards rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Bostons in need.
needs our help
Raising money for Coby's MRI to confirm the root cause of his back issues.
Goal is $2000 raised for the MRI at MIZZOU. Thank you in advance for any donation you can make towards the MRI so that doc knows what needs to be done to fix him.
Read more and make a donation at
Go Fund Me click here
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:
- Wells Fargo
- MidAmerica Energy Holding Comp.
- CNA Surety
- 8z Real Estate
- Great Western
- Thrivent Financial
- Western Union
30 Bostons rescued
2,597 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.
-Rescue list by breed
-Google search-"breed" rescue
Congrats to Kevin R of CA who won the set of two Boston pillows, which raised $246!
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for June!
Two-picture set - "A Gentleman and His Lady"
These pieces have a vintage flair, with dictionary pages for a background. Each page measures 8"x10", surrounded by a red matte background. Frames are black, 11"x14". Add charm to any room!
Other online shopping networks that give back to MABTR with each of your purchases are:
It is free to you and MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue benefits from your shopping fun!
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!
"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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
See you this Month at
Kansas City, MO
Local MABTR Events
-all breeds welcome-
Fri, June 5 & Sat, June 6
MABTR Garage Sale
8am to 1pm
at 2370 S Newton St
Saturday, June 6
11am to 3pm
at Chuck & Don's -
2253 E. Briarwood Ave., #503 (The Streets at Southglenn)
Saturday, June 13
8th Annual NW Denver Adopt-a-Thon
11am to 3pm
at The Old Elitch Carousel - 38th and Tennyson
Saturday, June 27
Boston Birthday Bash
11am to 1pm
at Arapahoe Park -
7800 S. Adams St.
Click here for full details.
Saturday, June 6
Boston Birthday Bash 1pm to 3 pm
at Winding River Pet Village -
1101 E. Blue Ridge Blvd.
Saturday, June 6
Adoption Event at Ballwin Days
Please bring no longer needed and gently used pet items for our trash to treasure program. All donations will be used to assist homeless foster dogs prepare for their new furever home!
Saturday, June 20
Boston Birthday Bash
at Seymour Smith Park - 72nd & Washington, North of Harrison
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.