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November 2 015
News from the Crew

November is the month to give thanks.  A Thank You seems so small for everything MABTR's volunteers, fosters, donors and adoptors do for us that allow us to continue our mission.
We have the highest appreciation for all of you!

October had its challenging for MABTR but also successes.

On Oct 14 MABTR received a credit card bill of $11,923.63 for the previous month's charges that we needed to have paid off by Oct 23 to avoid interest. Unfortunately as of Oct 14th we only had $5,273.34 in the bank.

MABTR prides itself on the ability to raise funds to cover our monthly expenses without having to incur any interest.

On Oct 16 MABTR raised 100% of the funds needed plus a positive balance of $780.81 in the bank.

On Oct 17 MABTR had a rep attend a puppy mill auction in MO to bid on 38 bostons (ages ranging from 10 weeks to 10 years old). There were 189 dogs up for bid at the auction that day.

We did our best to save them all but unfortunately we do have a top bid per head and were bidding against breeders that had an agenda for these dogs.
We did however save 26 lives on Oct 17 from landing in the hands of another breeder that would continue the vicious cycle of life in a wire cage for the sole purpose of breeding.
One of the bostons we saved was a 10 year old female that we had to pay a breeder for just to get her out.  Yes 10 years old.  So remember this when you are shopping for your next four legged friend what life the parents are living.

Volunteers came together to help move the 26 bostons to the Kansas City, MO area where we had enough foster homes lined up to take them all in.

Medical bills started to pile on as we started to treat these dogs for urinary tract infections, ear infections, nasal obstruction repair, dentals, altering, heartworm testing, shots, and colds.

Our HIGH F$VE efforts continued that brought in 3,177.50 to help with the medical needs and additional expenses of the auction dogs.

On behalf of all the rescued Animals - THANK YOU!
Nov 11-15

Join the For the Love Of Bostons Auction Group FB page to place your bid on over hundreds of great boston related items and support MABTR at the same time.
And just in time for the holidays.

Note that you have to be accepted to the group in order to view the donation folder and place a bid.
You can remove yourself after the auction ends if you wish

Have fun bidding!! 
Shop The Boston Bay
for Holiday Gifts!

Lots of great and unique items only found at MABTR's online shop.

2016 MABTR T-shirt, Women Tank Tops, 2016 MABTR Calendar, MABTR Koozie, Holiday cards and more....

Heads up! Colorado fans...

Do you want some help wrapping h oliday presents???

If so, we have some 
news for you!!!!
Chuck and Don's Pet Food & Supplies (2253 E. Briarwood Ave) in Centennial is offering holiday gift-wrapping on Saturday, December 19th from 11am-3pm.  Wrapping and supplies (bows, etc.) will be provided.  For a small donation, MABTR volunteers will do all the work - just bring your presents!
*NOTE* - this event is taking place at ONLY the Centennial location specified above, not the other Chuck and Don's in the Denver Metro area.  
Adoptable Dog of the Month

My name is Weezie.   I am 7.5 years old and weigh 21 pounds. I need a new home because I was purchased at a puppy mill auction. I am being fostered in Omaha, NE. 

I am a very sweet little girl but also very shy. I need a family that has time and patience. I tend to find that one person in the house to love on and trust. I have lots to learn and need to first trust and get comfortable in my new surroundings and then you will see the love bug in me.

~*~Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!!!~*~

  Adopters 60 yrs and older adopting a dog 7 yrs and older get $50 off the adoption fee !!!
November Fundraiser

Young Adult author, Sheri Duff will donate ALL November online sales of her book to MABTR.
Her Young Adult Novel Rule #9 is available on Amazon both in eBook format and print.

If you would like a signed book, email her at with your address and she will send you an autographed label to add to the book.
Click here to order 
Sheri is a proud mamma of three Boston's adopted from MABTR. She has helped with fostering and transporting of our dogs.
Ask Jennifer
Q:  My Boston vomits often.  What's wrong?  What can I do?
AA couple of things could be going on...

  • Elongated Palate - The collapse of the flap of mucousal tissue which closes off the animal's airway during swallowing to prevent food and liquids from going into their lungs.  Another symptom of this disorder is breathing problems and snorting.
    • Some dogs require surgery. Consult with your vet to determine what is best for your dog. Surgery can make a world of difference for your dog
    • Recommend watering down the dog food.  Soak in water overnight
    • Elevate the food and water dish. Consider placing the bowls on a step stool or cat litter box
    • Feed small amounts multiple times a day instead of two full meals
  • Megaesophagus - muscles of the esophagus fail and it cannot propel food or water into the stomach
    • Surgery is not available to correct
    • A low-fat or low residue softened food to be fed either in a milkshake consistency or in "meatballs" works best
    • Feed small amounts multiple times a day instead of two full meals
    • Elevate the food and water dish. Consider placing the bowls on a step stool or cat litter box
    • Medications may include an acid reducer like Pepcid-AC 1 or 2 times per day (consult your vet for the dosage)
Alumni Feature - Pepper
"We had put an adoption application in, and interviewed for a couple dogs, but foster moms and I both agreed they just weren't the right fit for our house. Right as I started to get discouraged, I got a call about a sweet 9 month old little girl described as 'perfectly sweet, gentle, adorable, and not like other Bostons as she was so calm.'  I was told that I had to meet this little girl.  An hour and a half later, I met my very best friend. 

You know how some things you feel were made just especially for you? That's how I feel about our Pepper girl.  I feel like she was born to be in our family.  She had been in 2 homes in her short 9 months on the earth, but when we met I think it was a mutual feeling she was ours.  When we brought her home, she was very well behaved and sweet.  She loved her new brother, but she wasn't sure what all this affection was all about.

Fast forward a year and a half, she is the most loving, affectionate dog I have ever seen.  She loves getting kisses, and loves to give them even more!!  She loves laying with her daddy, and snuggling into a big pile of warm laundry.  She has the sweetest little squishy face, and most funny smile.  She loves to frolic while she chases squirrels & birds.  Her most favorite thing is sunbathing, and being outside smelling the fresh air.

She sleeps right between my husband and I every night, and whenever I hear her nightly deep breathe & exhale when she is settled in her spot between us it makes my heart happy.  That to me is a sign of a happy, content and loved baby.

She has brought so much joy into our family, and we could not imagine our life without her.  What an honor it is to be her Forever for the rest of her precious life."
--The Leeper Family
Thank You for Your Donation!

$100 in loving memory of our precious Diva
$100 in memory of our sweet Tucker
$50 in memory of Baby Baby
$30 in honor of Bella
$30 in honor of Cooper
$25 in memory of Hank
$25 in honor of Bentley
$20 in memory of Chauncey
$10 in memory of my friend Renee's Boston Terrier
$10 in honor of Rozie
$5 in memory of our Philbert
$500 Mary C
$250 David E, Claudia M, At Your Convenience Inc, Melissa D, Marsha N 
$200 Kelli D, Tammie P
$155 Dallas O
$150 Mary T, Eve G
$143.66 PetCo
$112.50 PetFinder
$100 Mary S, Audrey C, Lori L, AR Family, Heidi P, Norman Y, Todd E, Karen M, Kenneth S, Wayne M, Jacki A, Paul S, Jennifer V, Brook F, Lisa M, Steven D, Donna Z, Ann Z, Evan H, Deborah B, Susan M, Terri W, Caroline W, Jerry P, Joe D, Alison V, David R, Claudia E, Jamie G
$120 Raymond N
$75 Nikole S, Toni S, Susan C
$70 Jean C
$60 Robin B 
$50 Melissa W, Erin K, Debra M, Bradley W, Sherry T, Peggy E, Donna R, Nicholas F, Craig S, Kathleen P, Jason P, Angela C, Happy Tails Books, Gayle R, Deepak K, Margaret G, Melissa W, Geraldine R, Heather S, Kelly B, Georgia Y, Ashley P, Cathy L, Elizabeth B, Amy W, Roberta C, Charity C, Danielle F, Maureen D, Jenifer K, Audrey C, Ann M, Caroline W, Candace L, Guitar Kits USA, Eric P, Deidre T, Matt V
$44 Aaron S.
$35 Angela P, Ellen B  
$30 L ori L, Kelly B, Leslie M, Karla P, Nicholas T, Michele P, David O, Denise D 
$25 Ann A, Lisa M, Loretta P, Barb E, Doris G, Sarah S, Dana P, Cynthia L, Sue S, Joanne H, Lacey E, Terrie W, Susie M, Denise S, Tina E, Patricia M, Richard M, Barbara A, The Attic Light, Gail W, Mark R, Karen R, Mollie P, Deanna H, Erin B, James T, Pam M, Tohni H, Gunnar H, Amy H, Barbara C, Julie M, Patrice D, Charles H, Cheryl B, Kristen D, Knuckles and Penny, Danielle L, Charity C, Bruce N, Frances P, Carolyn M, Emily B, Paula B, John F, Susan S
$20 Susie M, Sara S, Matthew S, Pam M, Michael M, Nick J, Lindsay D, William W, Kim, George M, Gail S, Dana S, Emily L, Kristin H, Brenda K, Erik B, Brooke S, Lisa V, Melisa S, Monique D, Andrea D, Jean S, Joe D, Lindsay E, Angie P, Lisa M, Ashley H, Gary F, Jennifer K, Nanette S, Julie O, Paula T, Anton P, Becky B, Michael M, Angie L, Whitney B, Karolyn S, Tara H, Cowgirl Bling, Laurie P, Diana G, Jack H, Ashley H, Larry G, S Fagre, AT&T
$15 Shannon B, Katelyn G, Lee P, Lavender K, Kimberle G, Susie S, Nila W
$14.50 Tara H
$11.50 Jim L
$10 Angela C, Katherine F, Camille E, Jacque H, Ginny M, Peggy O, Gail K, Mary S, Diana L, Betty B, Katherine F, Kara L, Jennifer C, The Singing Boston, Trey J, Zachary G, Brandie R, Mary H, Dona S, Adam B, Leatha P, Sue P, Valerie B, Kandice K, Anna R, Amanda B, Jodi A, The Good Discount, Wendy S, Karen M, Edward K, Tiffany P, Sue W, Damon C, Kimberly O, Ashley M, Mary B, Lisa W, Lavender K, Emily J, Sharon B, Lisa A, Gina W, Sarah S, Jeffery L, Alan O, Amy M, Rosemary D, Melissa R, Mary D, Chris L, Alice P, Diana P, Erika C, Allison T, Catherine C, JoAnn F, LIsa B, Jason M, Jodi P, Dragonfly Healing Arts, Lynette G, Peggee E, Dean L, Don C, Courtney B, Jenny K, Jodie J, Gary H, Mary S, Ann S, Veronica Z, Judith S, Mandi G, Geral P., Marsha H.
$5 Grace T, Karen W, Alexandria K, Tiffany C, Susan N, Rebecca G, Taryn T, Kara T, Kristie N, DeeAnn A, Angie V, Jackie C, Laura S, Matthew L, Michael H, Steve J, Shane L, Erin S, Valerie B, Petra B, Joe R, Mike W, Heather C, McKenzie P, P&K Impact Enterprise, Sharon H, Kathleen O, Randy T, C Bagwell
All donations are tax deductible!
Allow a Boston to Hitch a Ride with You During Travel 

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 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.

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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
 Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~
 52 Bostons rescued

in October!


335 Bostons rescued so far in 2015!


2,797 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.


-Rescue list by breed 

-Google search under

" "breed" rescue"

Raffle Results
Congrats to William K  of CO who won the Boston Christmas village, which raised $985 !  ( awesome!!!)

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Monthly Raffle for November
  Boston Terrier Croshay Blanket

A beautiful handcrafted Boston Terrier Afghan for you Boston lovers who love to snuggle on the couch with your pooches. Measures 41" wide and 65" long, with 8" Fringes on both ends. 

& view 2015 items
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?

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
Fundraiser Recap
Colorado Boston Boo

Nebraska Boston Boo
Missouri Halloween Photos
Nebraska Pastry Sales


Local MABTR Events 
Join us!
-all breeds welcome-
Saturday, November 7th
Adoption Event -- 
11:00am-3:00pm  at chuck & Don's , 2253 East Briarwood Ave. The Streets of Southglen

Sunday, November 22nd
St. Louis   
Thanksgiving Party for our Bostons  -- 
1:30-3:30pm at the AKC Museum of the Dog, 1721 South Mason Rd.  $5 per dog. Dog run off leash. All Breeds are Welcome. All Pets must be up to date on Shots. Please bring no longer needed and gently used pet items for our trash to treasure program. All donations will be used to assist homeless foster dogs prepare for their new furever home!

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.

  Donate here
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!

Stay Connected...

You can find us under MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue