November is a time to give THANKS
MABTR would like to thank our.....
-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!
GUIDES AND ADVICE
-to prepare your family and home for your new pet
-advice on a smooth transition into your home
NEW BOSTON BAY ITEMS
Check it out. A must have. One more design to add to your Boston shirt collection.
MABTR's 2017 T-shirt
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.
to purchase these items and others
-think 'Holiday Gifts'-
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 head...it 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 well...to 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 on...to 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
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!!~~
Click here to order book
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.
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!
Q: 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
Info on X-breeding Dogs
Learn more about puppy mills by
Thank You for Your Donation!
$250 In memory of Molly O
$100 In memory of Molly
$25 In memory of Cali
Chuck and Don's
$200 Tammie P, Angela H, Wells Fargo
$100 Claudia E
$60 Carol N
$50 J.R. K, Audrey C, Caroline W
$40 One Hope
Lori L, Leslie M, Kelly B, Cynthia K, Trust
$25 Ann A,
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
(monetary or items)
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:
- Wells Fargo
- MidAmerica Energy Holding Comp.
- CNA Surety
- 8z Real Estate
- Great Western
- Thrivent Financial
- Western Union
- United Way
- First National Bank
- Lockhead Martin Corporation
- Benevity: Apple, Google, ADP
NE Boston Boo $611
St Louis Boston Boo $272
CO Halloween Photos $140
NE Pub Crawl $92
Thanks to ALL
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.
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!!!
Remember that you can write off at tax time your gas or mileage when transporting our Bostons.
28 Bostons rescued
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"
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
who won the Boston Jewelry set, which raised
Denise H of TX
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.
Other online shopping networks that give back to MABTR with each of your purchases are:
Saving Labels to
MABTR is participating in the
Best Choice Save-A-Label Program! Not only will you help earn funds for our group, but you will also save money on your weekly grocery bill with Best Choice products!
Purchase Best Choice products at your favorite store and save the UPC (proof of purchase). MABTR will earn $30 in cash for each bundle of 1,000 UPCs sent in.
Please send saved labels to the following address:
C/O Kristin Hashbarger
530 North Woodland Road
Olathe, KS 66061
October's theme was Halloween (of course!)
And the winner is...
Thank you for your support!
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!
"Keep their memories close to your heart and remember in another time, in a beautiful place, you will see them again."
Hank 12/04 - 10/16
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
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
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.
~~St. Louis area~
Sat Nov. 5 & Sun, Nov 6
8th Annual Pet Expo
at St. Charles Convention Center.
Sat: 10am to 6pm
Sun: 11am to 4pm
Sat, November 19
at AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park. 1721 S Mason Rd, St
from 1:30 to 3:30pm
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 email@example.com.
Also make sure to add yourself to our email list by
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