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March 2017
MABTR FB Auction 
Participate in our annual Facebook auction.  We will accept bids on over 100 items, with most of them Boston-related, from March 31st through April 2nd.  

Winners will be announced at 8pm CST on the evening of Sunday, April 2nd.

Options for payment are PayPal and check.
MABTR covers the shipping fee.

Items will be available to view starting the evening of March 30th.

If you would like to donate an item for the auction please email for details.

Click here to view the items starting March 9 and to place your bids March 31st-April 2nd.  Have fun!!!

***MABTR Flash Sale*** 
March 1 and 2!
Get 10% off everything in our Etsy store March 1st-2nd

This Boston lover's paradise features many original MABTR shirts and decals, handmade Boston baby bibs and high quality bowl stands, artisan-crafted jewelry, pet sweaters, and made-to-order custom art and ornaments.

Coupon Code: BOSTONSROCK10

Contact: Kyla,
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 will 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.  
MABTR Alumni - Lily
  " December 23rd was our 2nd anniversary since adopting our baby girl Lily (formally known Luna).  Lily is a puppy mill rescue and was rescued from poor conditions; she was not in good health when she was rescued.  But thanks to MABTR and her foster family, they began to rehabilitate her to good health and spirits.

It has been such a blessing being able to see her blossom into the sweet, loving, and very silly pooch she is today.  It wasn't until a few months ago that she really started to play with toys; she always has loved a good Nylabone but never seemed too interested in playing with toys.  Well, that certainly has changed!  We have another Boston, Marshall, who has always been toy-driven and has tried to play with Lily since we got her.  Most of the time she would play for a minute and then be done.  Well now she is instigating playtime! The two will now play until they are completely pooped.  We also attend the St. Louis Boston play dates and she will now bark if there is a dog that won't play with her!  She is our silly Lily  J.

It amazes us to see how much she has come out of her shell; she continues to amaze us each and every day. Also, to see the relationship and bond grow fonder between Lily and Marshall is precious to say the least.

Thank you MABTR for saving our princess and bringing her into our lives. "
-- Danielle F.
Adoptable Dog of the Month

Hi, my name is  Gidget!   I am 11 years old and weigh 15 pounds. I need a new home because my owner surrendered me, stating that I was grumpy being in a busy household. I am being fostered in Wichita, KS.

I am very active boy.  I love to cuddle and love to give kisses.  I like to lay on the couch next to my foster mom or in the chair with my foster dad. 

I am a very sweet, loving little girl.  I love sunbaths, back rubs, baths and cuddles.  I am house-trained.  I sleep in my own bed at night, and I burrow when I'm cold. 

I am not used to being kenneled, and I'm not fond of it.  My foster mom leaves me out in the bedroom with a baby gate keeping me separated from the other dogs so they don't bother me... and I do just fine! 

I do not do well around young children and active dogs, as they startle me. 

I am a spunky little girl who enjoys exploring the yard, riding in the car, and going on short walks.  I love to play with my rope bone and give it a good old-fashioned shaking several times a day.  I am excited to see my mom every day when she gets home and picks me up.  I wiggle and kiss her, and then head outside to do my thing before supper.  

I do bark and give mom a good talking-to if she doesn't let me in when I'm ready!  I have lots of love to give to the right person or family. 

Could you be my FURever family???

~~Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!!!~~
Adopters aged 60+ yrs who adopt a dog 7 yrs and older get
$50 off the adoption fee!!! 
Ask Jennifer

Do not take offense to this post. This is meant to be educational as MABTR does get calls on this topic.
Q: It is normal for a male dog to have an erection and expose his penis?

A: For some this is a normal occurrence. HOWEVER it is not OK for it to be exposed for more than one hour. If the penis does not retract back within an hour, then you will need to step in and help. In some cases the dog will need to be taken to the vet.

What you can do to help your male dog in this situation...
1. Keep calm. It is VERY important because you don't want him to be scared!  Remember, this is natural for a male to experience.

2. Place some KY Jelly, Vaseline, or any safe lubricant on the exposed penis/sheath. Dryness/lost lubrication can cause difficulties of it retracting on its own and swelling will continue to increase.

3. If it has not gone back in on its own after five minutes, you will need to do more. Massage safe lubricant around the penis/sheath between it and the prepuce (which is the rolled up skin that normally covers the penis that is now stuck at the base).

4. If none of the above worked, you need to take the dog to the vet.
See more: Link to our FAQs here   
MABTR selling Pastries
For Omaha, NE and metro area as we cannot ship but only deliver by car

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. 
Boston FaceBook Groups to 'Like'
Did you know that there might be a Boston Terrier fan page on FB in your area?  You should consider joining in!

It is simple to join - click the link and then click on 'LIKE'
Kansas City
Colorado Springs
Central Missouri
The goal of these pages is to bring Boston owners and lovers of the breed together through the sharing of stories, providing tips/advice, celebrating our Bostons, participating in contests and announcements/reminders of upcoming MABTR events - including playdates! 

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$100 In memory of Charlie
$50  Happy Birthday Lisa McWilliams!
$50 Happy Birthday Kyle D!
$748.96 PetCo
$529.99 Wells Fargo 
$51 0 Chuck and Don's
$500 CenturyLink
$340 United Way
$150 Betsy L 
$120 Raymond N
$100 Kathleen B 
$50 Judy M, Audrey C, Caroline W, Rachel O, Elise D
$30  Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K
$25 Charity C, Patricia L 
$22.16 Pledgeling
$20  Susie M, Matthew S, Pam M, Nancy S, Sara S, Diana Z, Michael M, Ashley H, Gerald P
$10 Katherine F, Ann A, Angela C, Angela P, Robin B, Mart D, Lisa B, JoAnn F, Loni D, Veronica Z, Danielle K 
$7 Dainty Itty Bitties
$5 Angie V 
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  

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
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!

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
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • United Healthcare
Fundraiser Results
CO Valentine Photos - $295
CO Painting for Paws - $210
Superbowl - $495

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

 17 dogs rescued

in February!


32 dogs rescued to date in 2017


3,140 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 
Congrats to Angus and owner Megan S winning the Feb FB Contest theme "your choice from Christmas to Valentines' Day"

March th eme: 
"Wearin' O The Green".

     Thanks to ALL  
who participated!!!
Raffle Results
Congrats to
Lauri H of CO    
who won the Boston Purse, which raised $405 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle
Croucheted Blanket 
one of a kind, hand made. measures 62 inches by 43 inches  

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~
looking ahead...
Saturday, May 13
6th Annual! For the Love of Bostons Dinner and Silent Auction
6 - 9:30pm
SMDRA-7899 S. Lincoln Ct.
$55 per person - tickets purchased in advance.
See flyer at left for details!
Click here to buy tickets!
~KC area~
Saturday, March 11
North Kansas City
Snake Parade
11:00 am with line up at 9:30. 
See flyer at left for details

Saturday, March 18
Kansas City
Amazing KC Pet Expo 2017
MABTR along with other rescues and pet vendors will be present for two days.
Click here for more details!!

Saturday, April 8
North Kansas City
4th Annual Bone-Anza
1 - 3pm
Waggin Trails Dog Park.  432 E 32nd Ave.  Dog egg hunts, contests, vendors and the Easter Bunny!
~St. Louis area~ 
Saturday, April 8
St. Louis
2nd Annual Celebration of the Dog  
12 - 3pm
AKC Museum of the Dog: 
1721 S. Mason Rd.
Easter egg hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, raffles, silent auction, games and more. 
Free admission!!!

Click here for more details!
Monday, March 6
Painting for Paws
6:30 - 8:30pm
The Corky Canvas, 3157 Farnam St
$35 per person -
reservations required
See flyer at left for details!

Saturday, March 18

Des Moines

Painting for Paws

1 - 3:30pm

Felix and Oscar's, 4050 Merle Hay Rd

$40 per person includes a 16 x 20 canvas and supplies.  Food and drink for purchase. Participants must be age 16 or older. Reservations required

Click here for details and link to reserve a seat!
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