March 2015
Special Bostons looking for forever homes 

MABTR has been blessed to be able to take in four precious lives in need of forever homes.  We are happy that we can give them a second chance.

 

All four of these dogs are blind. Do not let their disability deter you as they all do wonderful in foster care.  They know how to get around a house, great with other dogs, and potty trained 
Interested in adoption please fill out our online adoption application.

Wilma
(2 yrs) dumped off at a shelter. Born with underdeveloped eyes and one with a juvenile cataract that is not operable

Sweetie - As of March 1 found her forever home in UT 
(10 yrs) found as a stray. Has mature cataracts that are not operable plus she is deaf 

Buster

(10 yrs) owner release. Blind in both eyes and cataract surgery is NOT an option  
Euphrates
(10 yrs) found as a stray.  Arrived with one eye and the one eye has a mature cataract 
 https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31506990
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Puppy Mill Auction Recap  
 
As many know we had a bidder at one of the two Missouri puppy mill auctions on Feb 21. The auction we attended had 17 Bostons and one Frenchie/Boston mix.

We were able to save two Boston males and the female Boston/Frenchie mix.
The Bostons went high which was expected (average of $600 on most of them). Breeders are paying high prices as they stock up for spring breeding.
We will keep attending and keep saving these precious lives from the horrible life of breeding. 

In the meantime do you part and do not purchase a puppy from a pet store as it is the parents we are saving from the miserable life of breeding stock
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Learn what a puppy mill is and a puppy mill auction
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Why Spay or Neuter your pet?
  1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
    Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50% of dogs. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
  2. Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
    Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer.
  3. Your spayed female won't go into heat.
    While cycles can vary, female go into heat for up to two weeks every 6-8 months.
  4. Your male dog won't want to roam away from home.
    An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights.
  5. Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
    Neutered dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can also be avoided.
  6. Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
    Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds-not neutering.
  7. It is highly cost-effective.
    The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!
  8. Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
    Stray animals pose a real problem. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
  9. Your pet doesn't need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.
    Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children-especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters.
  10. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
    Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

What's new???

MABTR's Hospice Program 
 

Did you know that MABTR has a hospice program? There are currently 7 Bostons in hospice care with terminal diseases.  

MABTR has made it our mission to take in and care for as many Bostons as possible, especially those who are terminally ill and need a loving place to spend their final moments. Our hospice program provides exactly that - a home with a good quality of life for dogs whose time is limited.  We believe that terminally ill Bostons who appear to be pain-free and desiring to live should be given the opportunity to do so in a loving environment for however long they have left.   

 

Meet Otis.  Otis came into rescue January 2015 as a result of his owner not being able to afford his care.  Otis was struggling eating and drooling for over a month before we were called on.  He saw two vets that diagnosed him with an enlarged salivary gland; however once that cleared, he continued to have problems drooling.  He was then seen at the IA State University where he was diagnosed with metastatic carcinoma (cancer) of the lymph nodes in the neck and chest that is fast growing.  We will keep Otis comfortable and pain free while he is with us.

  

Learn how you can help a hospice Boston at     

http://www.adoptaboston.com/adopt/hospice/

Walk the Parade with MABTR 
 

Join MABTR in the biggest Irish festival in the northland: 2015 Snake Saturday Parade on Saturday, March 14th in north Kansas City, MO starting at 11am along with your Boston Terrier Buddy and NAWS (Northland Animal Welfare Society).   

 

We will have foster pups present but and we also want our BT friends to join us to help create "mass" and breed awareness. 

 

It is important that you RSVP to cawhitethorn@hotmail.com if you plan to join so we can have you registered (FREE).  Please RSVP with name, number of marchers and number of Boston Terrier(s) no later than March 10th.

 

Put on your favorite MABTR attire--along with your green-- and come out and join the fun!    Thanks in advance for your support!!!   

   

Details about the parade route and festival can be found at  www.snakesaturday.com.   

Adoptable Dog of the Month

Hi, my name is Bronco!  I am a 12 year old boston/pug MIX. I weigh 21 pounds. I need a new home because I was found as a stray.

Don't be fooled by my age--I have plenty of life and love to give! My foster mom thinks I look like a person with an old soul.

I am an incredibly docile guy, who is just content to lie in your lap and let you pet me. I have been through a lot in my life--my eyes tell a story--but I am ready to find a stable home with people who can offer me the attention, gentleness, and love that I need.

I am really sweet to the little girl that I live with, even when she pulls on my ears occasionally. I love to lean on you, and soak in as much lovin' as you're willing to offer. I am super soft, and get a little shy with baths, but I love being clean afterwards! I snore like a freight train, but my foster family thinks it's soothing after awhile---and hilarious. My tongue sticks out of my mouth when I'm relaxed, but I promise I'm not mocking you. Please let me show you what a lover I am!
 
***Eligible for the Golden Paws Program***
Adopters 60 yrs and older adopting a dog 7 yrs and older get $50 off the adoption fee! 
 
Ask Jennifer
Q: Why should I consider microchipping my dog?

 

A:

Millions of dogs become lost each year. Tragically, few are reunited with their owners. Many lost dogs end up in shelters where they are adopted out to new homes or even euthanized. It is important that your dog has identification at all times. Collars and tags are essential, but they can fall off or become damaged. Technology has made it possible to equip your pet with a microchip for permanent identification which does not hurt them.  It is the law that all stray animals picked up by local vets or shelters are scanned prior to being adopted out or euthanized.  MABTR scans every dog that comes in prior to rehoming. 

 


How it works: 

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is implanted between the dog's shoulder blades under the skin. The microchip can be detected with a scanner that all rescue groups, shelters and vet clinics have that reads the chip. This device then displays a unique alphanumeric code that is associated to your contact information. You or your vet need to make sure the microchip is registered. 

 

See more: Link to our FAQs here  

 

Alumni Feature
"Violet is doing great!  She has been with us for just over a year and is a very loved member of the family.  We also recently bought a house and moved from our apartment, so she is excited to have her own yard! (Although it's currently covered in snow.) She hates the cold weather!  Luckily there are plenty of sunny patches in the house to lay in - one of her favorite past-times.  She has multiple environmental allergies and after many vet and dermatologist visits last year, we have her on a good regiment that seems to help.  She is the sweetest and cuddliest little girl.  Being a senior and mostly blind does not slow her down. She is also a bed hog (aren't they all - ha!) and especially loves to climb to the top of any pile of pillows she can find.

We love her and are so happy she is part of our family!!  I would encourage everyone to adopt a senior pet, they are the best!"  
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 luckypawpals@aol.com 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.

Boston Bay Items 

 

We all love to shop...  Look what is at our online store!
 Soft Snout
for Dry Noses rocks! Noses start to crack or turn to what is called a cauliflower nose. Not very pretty. MABTR is faced with this on a regular basis with our puppy mill survivors. Best of all, there is no flavor or smell. All natural. Simple: apply a small amount on the nose twice a day and you will see a difference. Ingredients: Beeswax, shea butter, and jojoba oil. "Nalah's nose is unbelievable. She has an overgrowth of tissue that she was born with. We've tried everything including acid that the vet gave us. It didn't help and it hurt. However Soft Snout was the answer."
  Click here to start shopping

Thank You for Your Donation!

 

$100 in honor of Charlie in Hospice care

$100 in memory of Freddie

$30 in Memory of Mattie, Jane and Heaven

$20 in memory of Baxter

 

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$1,000 CenturyLink

$900 Walter W

$596 PetCo

$540 Chuck & Dons Fund 

$260 Wells Fargo

$220 Animal Welfare Fund

$200 Cynthia C, Jack's Fund 

$152 Snort Minster

$150 Angela H

$100 Glenda R, Caroline M

$70 Raymond N

$50 Norman Y, Amber M, Audrey C, Chelsea M, Robin G, Patricia L 

$30 Lori L, Leslie M, Karla P, Kelly B, Cynthia K, Robert V, Dawn H

$25 Ann A, Charity C

$20 Sara S, Matthew S, Pam M, Michael M, Ashley H, AT&T, Mandi G, Marsha H  

$15 Lyndsey W

$10 Angela C, Diana L, Jen L, Gerald P, Craig B, Ashley C, Veronica Z 

 

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 2,400 Bostons since November 2006.

 

MABTR needs your support so we can continue helping our Boston friends. To donate food, toys or supplies, please email luckypawpals@aol.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

Link to Event Calendar for CO, MO, KS and Neb 
Scroll down for event flyers for this month 

Quick Links
FAQ
All donations (monetary or items) are tax-deductible.

MABTR is 100% volunteer-driven, so your entire donation amount goes towards rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Bostons in need.
February Fundraiser Results

Our first Paint your Pet fundraiser in CO 
raised $75 for MABTR!

We also raised $250 through Superbowl Squares! 

Thanks to all who participated and volunteered!!!
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
Adoption Corner....
Happy Tails
29 Bostons rescued

in February!  

 

2,522 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.

-Petfinder 

-Rescue list by breed 

-Google search-"breed" rescue

Raffle Results
Congrats to Mary H of MA, who won the Boston bracelet and earring set which raised $180! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for March!
Bell is a 20" tall doll ready to play with your little girl. Eyes open and close with removable clothes. Includes shoes, top and pants, undies, purse, sunglasses, and sandals. Second outfit includes a pink tunic, black leggings, leopard cape, pink boots, leopard wrislet and stuffed dog with a pink leash and capelet.
& view 2015 items
Boston Facebook 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! 

Minnesota
St Louis
Des Moines

MABTR Bling Shirt

Purchase a shirt at $29.95 and MABTR gets $5  per shirt sold with a bonus of $100 if we sell more than 40 shirts.
Shirts will ship in the beginning of APRIL.

 

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $40

 

This 100% cotton

pre-shrunk shirt is as soft as your favorite T-shirt, the one that is so comfortable you could sleep in it. Covered in high-quality, long lasting rhinestones that will make you sparkle and shine!

Show your pet pride and support rescue with this awesome rhinestone T-shirt!

 

 Click here to purchase  

Saying Good-bye
"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?

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 luckypawpals@aol.com.

  

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
 

Colorado

Sat, Mar 7 Littleton 

Adoption Event   

at Riley's Natural Pet Supply 7580 S. Pierce St  

from 11am to 2pm.  

 

Sat, Mar 14 Centennial  Adoption Event
at Chuck & Don's
2253 East Briarwood Avenue

from 11am to 3pm 

Click here for full details 


Sun, Mar 22 Littleton
Easter Egg Hunt
7998 W Peakview Dr
11am to Noon
$5 donation requested
RSVP required 303-475-8155
Click here for full details

Sat, Mar 28 Lakewood
Pucks for Pups Roller Hockey Game  

at 6:00pm

Click here for full details

 

Missouri

Sat, Mar 14 Kansas City

2015 Snake Parade

Walk with MABTR with your boston

RSVP required with name, number of marchers and number of dogs to cawhitethorn@hotmail.com no later than March 10th.

Click here for full details    

 

Sun, Mar 29 Independence 

Easter Photos

at PetCo 4201 S Noland Rd 

from 1-4pm

$5 donation requested

Click here for full details 

 
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