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November 2016
November is a time to give THANKS 
MABTR would like to thank our.....

-foster homes 

-non paid staff

for all you do for the animals throughout the year.  Without your support and dedication to the well being of these creatures, MABTR would not have been able to help the 250 plus Bostons this year, and over 3000 since November 2005.  

We wish you and your families a very happy holiday season.  We look forward to continuing to build our relationship in the coming years!


-to prepare your family and home for your new pet
-advice on a smooth transition into your home

- Click here for a guide to preparing your home for your new pet and introducing them to the family

- Click here for guidelines to introducing your new dog to your home.

-Guides in teaching children how to respect animals by knowing
  Click here to learn more about the adoption process

MABTR's 2017 T-shirt

Check it out.  A must have.  One more design to add to your Boston shirt collection.
Full color on an indigo blue shirt
Sizes X-small to 4x.  *Run big 

Shirts will be shipped in early December, in time for the holidays

MABTR Holiday Cards
10 Christmas cards consisting of two of each pose. Full color with envelopes.

Colorado Window Decal

Vinyl Window Decal sharing your favorite state and breed. Measures slightly lager than 5 inches x 3.5 inches.


Click here to purchase these items and others
-think 'Holiday Gifts'-
MABTR Alumni - Bentley  
After losing our first Boston Terrier Mazy only 6 weeks earlier from stomach cancer...I wasn't sure I was ready for a new baby. 

The foster parents who had Bentley are friends, and I had seen the picture of Bentley the day they picked him up, and at the time I saw him...I knew there was just something special about him. I had seen his special Boston spot on his was in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head...or so I saw... 

I immediately called and asked them if he really did have a Mickey Mouse on his head, as I love Mickey Mouse and am a huge Disney nut....I just knew this little boy was supposed to be a new part of our family. 

After first visit meeting Bentley and then finding out he was in need of not only one, but two knee surgeries, I was really scared for this little guy, and wondered how on earth we were going to afford not only adopting this new baby, but the surgeries as well. MABTR really stepped up and helped with the cost of his knee surgeries, and made sure Bentley was well before going to his new home. 

Bentley is now almost five years old in January, and now has overcome his first year of his life of not being so having a strange home and knee surgery in his first week of being with us, and then a second surgery a month later. 

Bentley is very loved...and as an only fur child, I can tell you he pretty much gets anything he wants...from a king size bed at night to lay music left on during the day for him to enjoy. He is now a big boy at 26 pounds...two healthy knees, and loves everything about his life.
Not only did Bentley get rescued....he rescued us right back. 

I can't thank Deb and Jeff and MABTR for all they have done for us, and for choosing us to give Bentley a second chance at a better life.

A Boston Terrier is a special friend that you will always have in your heart. 
Bentley is our special boy...and our special story. -Paige & Randy B 
MABTR 2017 12 Month Calendar
Full Color, Wall Hanging 
available for purchase

Click here to place your order
*Calendars will be shipped early December in time for the holidays*
Adoptable Dog of the Month

Hi, my name is Roy. I am 8 years old and weigh 22 pounds. I need a new home because I was released from a breeder where I landed in a home that could not care for me, so rescue was called on for help. I am currently being fostered in Kansas City, KS.

I am pretty laid back, fairly quiet and not a big snuggler. I like to be near my human but contact isn't necessary.

I like to lay around especially on my back. When outside I like to play catch me if you can.

I am also an accomplished escape artist able to scale a 4' fence. Privacy fence or strict apartment life is best for me.

~~~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!  
Shopping Gives Back!
Threadless will donate 10% of their profits to MABTR for any sales
of the books and clothing NOVEMBER 1-30!

~~Think Holiday Gifts!!~~

The Imagination of Bandit the Boston Terrier BOOK

-Bandit is a spunky Boston Terrier with a wild imagination. Bandit's best friend, Daisy, is a jolly and somewhat lazy Boston Terrier. Follow their adventures as Bandit confronts his household nemesis, the vacuum cleaner.
Click here to order book  

Cartoon Caveman Artist Shirts 

Here's the cool thing:  It's a "design-your-own" type site.  They offer Men's, Women's and Kid's sizes and a variety styles-everything from short-sleeve and long-sleeve tees to sweatshirts and hoodies to baby onesies! 
And there are tons of colors to choose from! 

So you pick your design, your shirt style and
color and then they custom print
it for you. 

Click here to order the shirts 
Ask Jennifer

What is a dog auction?  I adopted my dog from MABTR and was told she was a puppy mill breeder picked up at an auction.  How does MABTR go about getting these dogs?  
A: A dog auction consist of breeders of all sizes that are looking to sell or purchase breeding dogs.  Why? is asked a lot.  There are many reasons.  To list a few:
  • The breeder is recycling his stock
  • The breeder is changing out breeds
  • The breeder is downsizing
  • The breeder needs money
  • The dog is too old to breed; however to another breeder, the dog still has a few years left
  • The dog was part of a bulk purchase and was not really of interest to begin with but was part of the package
  • The breeder is closing down
  • The dog is not producing as expected
MABTR works with middlemen/ undercover individuals who attend auctions at which time MABTR will place a max bid on each Boston head.  We are not in the market of buying dogs; however, when we are able to get a puppy mill dog out of the inhumane cycle of over breeding for just $1-$450, it is worth every penny. It is a fact that MABTR has paid as little as $1 for a Boston out of an auction and as high as $450.

If these dogs do not land in the hands of a rescue group, they end back in a wire cage placed outside and are scheduled for the next breeding cycle to fill the pet stores with puppies.

The conditions of the puppy mills of those attending an auction compared to those that just release dogs to rescue are no different. The only difference is those breeders at an auction make it clear that money matters more than life.  This is my personal opinion.  

There are however breeders, that at the end of an auction, if their dogs did not sell that they will start giving them out for free or literally for pennies.

Breeder dogs do make wonderful pets with time and patience. Get advice on how to help your puppy mill survivor adjust in your home at Info on X-breeding Dogs

Learn more about puppy mills by clicking here 
See more: Link to our FAQs here 

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$250 In memory of Molly O
$100 In memory of Molly
$25 In memory of Cali
$1,638  private donor
$540 Chuck and Don's
$320  Dorothy W
$200 Tammie P, Angela H, Wells Fargo 
$100 Claudia E
$90 Petfinder
$70  Raymond N 
$60 Carol N
$50 J.R. K, Audrey C, Caroline W
$40 One Hope 
$30  Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K, Trust
$25 Ann A,  Charity C
$20  Susie M, Matthew S, AT&T, Pam M, Diana Z, Michael M, Sara S, Ashley H 
$10 Angela C, Gerald P, Katherine F, Gail B, Angela P, Robin B, Mart D, Lisa B, JoAnn F, Tarah M, Lori D, Veronica Z, Danielle K  
$5 Angie V 
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  

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
CO Boston Boo $ 909     
NE Boston Boo $611  
St Louis Boston Boo $272
CO Halloween Photos $140
NE Pub Crawl $92

     Thanks to ALL
    who participated!!!

  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

 28 Bostons rescued

in October!


216 Bostons rescued so far in 2016!


3,059 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"

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!
Raffle Results
Congrats to
Denise H of TX    
who won the Boston Jewelry set, which raised $100 !

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle -November-
Holiday gift set
A crewel embroidered Boston Terrier stocking. 15 inches long by 10 inches wide with four unique Boston ornaments.

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
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?

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!

Local MABTR Events 
Join us!
~all breeds welcome~

Saturday, Nov 5
Wine Tasting & Art Auction
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at the Avanti Winery.  9046 W. Bowles Ave
$10 per person - includes
wine and snacks
Saturday, Nov 12 
Paw Print Painting 
11am - 3pm  
Chuck and Don's -  2253 E. Briarwood Ave  
For $10, bring your dog and have its paw print put into a painting to take home. 
~~KC area~~
Sat Nov. 19
Painting for Paws
Northland Animal Welfare -6972 N Broadway  
9:30am to 1:00pm
See flyer at left for details!

~~St. Louis area~
Sat Nov. 5 & Sun, Nov 6
St Charles
8th Annual Pet Expo
at St. Charles Convention Center. 
Sat: 10am to 6pm
Sun: 11am to 4pm

Sat, November 19
St. Louis
Play Date
at AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park.  1721 S Mason Rd, St
from 1:30 to 3:30pm

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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