Website   About   Adopt   Give   Events   Shop   Resources   Rehoming Your Dog   Contact 
November 2018
Rescuing and rehoming animals requires the need for veterinarian care.
MABTR is blessed to have relationships with multiple vet clinics across the 13 states we serve.
We appreciate their valuable services, compassion, and dedication to the overall health of animals, including our Bostons.  Their energy, honesty, time, and tireless effort towards this commitment does not go unnoticed.
We ask that if you are ever in the area of one of our partnering clinics that you thank them on our behalf for their hard work in helping our Bostons.
In November MABTR will be reaching out to volunteers to help delivery goodie trays to our vets as a way of saying Thank You!
To find the clinics that support MABTR, click here.  
Glaucoma is a condition in which pressure is placed on the eye, causing inadequate fluid drainage in the eye.  If the condition becomes chronic or persists without treatment, it will eventually cause permanent damage to the optic nerve, resulting in blindness.  Glaucoma can also lead to the eye rupturing.
In layman's terms, having glaucoma is like having a migraine 24/7.  This is not to be taken lightly, and if there is any concern that your dog has glaucoma, you need to have him tested immediately.
Bostons are prone to eye issues and glaucoma is overlooked in many cases.  Sight is a sense that if you can save, make the effort; otherwise lack of treatment for your dog's eyes can lead to their removal. 
  • Different sized eye pupils
  • Mild to severe eye pain (rubbing eye on the floor or with paw)
  • Appearance of vessels in the white of the eye
  • Redness of the eye
  • Cloudy cornea
  • Fluttering eye lid
  • Squinting
  • Tearing
There is only one way to confirm glaucoma, which is a pressure test that requires a specific tool that not all vets have.  When calling to schedule an appointment, ask if they have the tool to test eye pressure.  If not, then look for a different vet.

Glaucoma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with eye drops.  However, not
all eyes respond to the drops.  Pressures should go down within a week of starting the drops.   
If the drops ... 
  • WORK: regular visits to your vet is warranted to ensure pressures are controlled as there will come a time were the drops will no longer work
  • DO NOT WORK: then removal of the eye needs to be considered.
Kansas City Chiefs GIVE 
Game ticket sales give $10 to MABTR 

Plan to go to a Chiefs' game.  Click here
to purchase your tickets which in return gives $10 of your ticket sale to MABTR.

  Our Promotional Code is KCBOSTONS

  Thanks for the support!! 
Traveling for the holiday and  
want some Boston company
MABTR is always in need of transports moving our dogs across our 13 state territory as they enter foster care or move into their forever homes
Share your travel plans with us and if the need approaches we will be in touch.  Gas or miles are tax deductible.
Click here to share your travel plans with use. Thanks in advance

Watch out for Fall Toxins

As  autumn approaches, so do new potential dangers that pose a threat to your pet.  Below are the top 5 fall  toxins to be on the lookout for as fall begins. Keep your pet safe by keeping these out of reach!

1) Rodenticides
As the weather gets colder, mice and rats start seeking shelter in warm locations; in other words, your house! Unfortunately, the start of autumn means the start of mouse and rat poisoning. There are several types of active ingredients in these mouse and rat poisons, and they all work (and kill) in different ways. Depending on what type of mouse and rat poison was ingested, clinical signs include:
2) Chocolate
Need we say it?  Holidays = sweets, and many of our favorite sweets contain chocolate.  While we humans may love it, it can be dangerous to our beloved pets.

The toxic ingredient: methylxanthines (called theobromine) and caffeine. With mild poisoning, clinical signs of chocolate poisoning include:
With more significant ingestions, clinical signs of cardiac effects (including a racing heart rate, high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythm) or pancreatitis (i.e.,  inflammation of the pancreas) may be seen. With severe poisonings, chocolate can result in tremors, seizures, and, rarely, death. Keep in mind that with chocolate, the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more dangerous it is! Semi-sweet chocolate or Baker's Chocolate contains very toxic amounts of theobromine as compared to milk chocolate or white chocolate.
3) Compost/mulch piles
Going green is important to many of us, and some of us even make our own compost. However, before you start composting, make sure you have a well-secured, fenced off compost pile. If  wildlife or your dog ingests the compost directly, it can result in severe poisoning secondary to the mold (containing tremorgenic mycotoxins). Clinical signs of compost poisoning include:
  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Panting
  • Agitation
  • Incoordination
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
4) Mushrooms
While the majority of mushrooms are benign and only result in minor symptoms when ingested, there are a few types that can be deadly (even to humans!) when ingested. Because mushroom identification is so difficult, we  veterinarians have to err on the side of caution and assume any mushroom ingested by a pet is toxic.
The most dangerous type? The Amanita mushroom.

Depending on the type of mushroom ingested, clinical signs include:
  • Gastrointestinal signs (e.g., drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain)
  • Neurologic signs (e.g., walking drunk, tremoring, agitation, seizures)
  • Organ damage (e.g., liver or kidney failure)
  • Even death
5) Mothballs
As mice and rats come into the house to stay warm, so do moths! Mothballs may look benign, but can be quite dangerous as they typically contain chemicals such as paradichlorobenzene or naphthalene. The classic smell of mothballs is typically due to "old-fashioned" mothballs that contain naphthalene, and these are generally much more toxic than the paradichlorobenzene-containing ones. Clinical signs from mothball poisoning in  dogs and  cats include:
  • Gastrointestinal signs (e.g., drooling, vomiting, abdominal pain)
  • Neurologic signs (e.g., lethargy, tremors, etc.)
  • Blood changes (e.g., abnormalities in the red blood cells)
  • And rarely, even organ failure
When in doubt, if you think your pet was poisoned, call your veterinarian, emergency veterinarian, or the  ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center for life-saving care.
Adoptable Dog of the Month
Hi there, my name is Joy!  I turned 10 in March and I weigh 20 pounds.  I need a new home because my owner had to go to a nursing home. I am being fostered in Omaha, NE. 
I will share upfront that I snore, and I want to sleep in bed with my family members.  If you are a light sleeper, plan to crate me or place me in another room, then I am probably not the dog for you. 

I love everyone of all ages - always happy to see the young and the old.   I have a big smile on my face most of the time.   I am still full of a lot of spunk for my age!

I would rather not be in a home with lots of stairs if possible. I can do them but in time they will not be my friend.

I am not fond of a crate at all so right now I live with a retired foster family, and when they leave the house I can be trusted to free roam. 

***Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!***
Adopters aged 60+ years who adopt a dog aged 7+ years get $50 off the adoption fee!
~~~ Click here to learn more about this dog! ~~~
Christmas Stocking

This adorable stocking is made out of polyester with a thick fleece cotton inside.   
Dimensions are 18 inches long and 11 inches wide at the foot. 
Orders due by Nov 15th. Item will be shipped out in late November, in time for the holiday. 
Click  here 
to purchase today!
MABTR Alumni - Suzie
We welcomed Suzie into our lives 4 years ago this June from MABTR in St. Louis.  She came to us a bit thin and with a back story of having been given up 3 times before MABTR worked with her.  My wife and I continue to wonder daily how 3 different families/people could have given up such a sweet little girl with nothing but love in her heart. 
Suzie has been a delight since the first day we got her.  She took to commands well, potty trained, and started kissing and snuggling right away.  She sleeps with us at night (after sleeping most of the day) and is the first thing we see in the morning when she hears the alarm.  It is a ruffle from under the blankets and then some wet kisses to start the day. 
Suzie has had one medical challenge in which a front toe had to be removed.  We learned so much from her when she was recovering on how to make the best of a situation and a day.  While she was in some pain at the beginning and had to wear the cone, she was always giving out kisses and always wanted rubs and snuggles even when we were changing dressings or taking her to the vet.  She kept us happy even when she was the one healing.
In the end, each day she calms us down, makes us laugh, and does something new that we enjoy or can learn from. We have recently moved to a new house with many backyard squirrels and we enjoy watching her think she can climb trees or catch a bird. She continues to very sweet and loving, and always there for us whatever we need. -Tom K
Do your holiday shopping with us!

The crazy holiday shopping season is just around the corner, but it doesn't have to be a stressful mess.  Check out The Boston Bay here for some great items for the Boston Terrier lover in your life!
Featured this month...
It's almost time to get out your address book and send out holiday greeting cards.  Let us help you with our adorable set of Boston Terrier cards!
Each set contains 10 cards, two of each design above.  These cards will be shipped within two weeks of order to ensure you have them in plenty of time to mail out your holiday greetings.

$15.00 per set, plus $3.50 shipping.

Click  here  for more details and to order!

Also...  DID YOU KNOW???

Shopping AmazonSmile gives back to MABTR!!!
A mazonSmile   is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as 

The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate 10x  
from Oct 29 - Nov 2
Log into next time you shop Amazon and choose  MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue of Omaha, NE. 

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$116 Happy Birthday Paul Hayes!
$100 in memory of Brewster
$50 in honor of Claudia Martin
$290  Facebook
$250 Schwab Charitable Fund
$200 Rocky Mountain BT Club
$125 Laurie B
$120 Raymond N
$100 Michael K, Colleen O, Claudia E
$96 YourCause
$60 Lori L
$50 Kathy B, Audrey C, Caroline W
$30 Cynthia K, Reynolds P
$25 Charity C, Paul M
$20 Susie M, Sara S, Robin C, Pam M, Michael M, Matthew S, Mary B, Diana Z, Ashley H
$16 Dainty Itty Bitties
$15 Annabelle H
$10 Target, Tracy P, Robin B, Mart D, Loni D, Lisa B, Danielle K, Cindy F, Ann A, Angela P, Angela C, Nanette S

All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  


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. 
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:
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • 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
  • Walmart
The October raffle winner of the Boston afghan is...
Caroline M of Nebraska!!
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped raise $215!!!

There's no raffle in November, but scroll down to check out our Buy It Now item of the month!
Fundraiser Results
- Colorado Boston Boo: $660
- Iowa Boston Boo: $75
- Kansas City Boston Boo: $467
- Nebraska Boston Boo: $1,003
- Splish Splash cards: $725
Thanks to ALL 
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

33 dogs rescued

in October!


237 dogs rescued in 2018!


3,585 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 
October Theme
~ Halloween ~
  And the winner is...
Due to technical difficulties, we had to extend the deadline for the FB photo contest.  Keep an eye on next month's newsletter and our FB page to see who won later this week!
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! 

MABTR Main Page
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~
Sat, Nov 3
2 - 4pm
Wine Tasting and Art Auction
Water 2 Wine, 8130 S University Blvd, Ste 110
$15 per person.
See flyer at left for more details!

Sun, Nov 11
11am - 3pm
Holiday Bazaar
Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S Clinton St.
Greenwood Village 
Free admission!
Do some holiday shopping while helping dogs in need.
See flyer at left for more details!

Fri, Nov 30
6:30 - 8:30pm
Photos with Santa
Chuck and Don's, 4765 Front St.
Castle Rock
Details coming soon!

Sat, Dec 1
11am - 3pm
Photos with Santa/Hanukkah Photos
Chuck and Don's, 6380 S Parker St, #107
Details coming soon!
Coming soon!
~KC Area~
Sat, Nov 3: 10am - 6pm
Sun, Nov 4: 10am - 4pm
Great KC Pet Expo
Overland Park Convention Center, 600 College Blvd
Overland Park
Pet friendly vendors, contests, raffles, shows... lots of fun for pet lovers!
Click here for tickets and prices!  

Thurs, Nov 15
7 - 9pm
Bingo Night
Hamburger Mary's, 3700 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City
Reservation required - make a donation to play.
See flyer at left for more details!

Sat/Sun, Dec 1 & 2
10am - 5pm both days
Downtown KC Optimist Holiday Festival
American Royal, 1800 Genessee St
Kansas City
Contests, raffles, vendors, demonstrations, and more.
Click here for more details!

~St. Louis area~  
Coming soon!   

Coming soon!

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!

Learn more here!
Stay Connected...