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October 2019
Will you help us help Mickey?  
He's a special boy who needs us.
Click here to donate to his care; his full story follows.
Treatment :
He endures medicine he hates numerous times a day but needed. He is on a special diet that costs almost $70 for a 16-pound bag. Healing is a slow process with adjustments to be made along the way. Mickey has to be fed 4x/day as he can't handle having too much food at any one time. That also means the regurgitating and crying occurs 4x/day. It always seems to stop just about the time he needs his next meal. 
Why such high costs: 
  The family's regular vet turned them over to a local specialist. MABTR is now involved to help with some of the costs and make the effort in raising money to cover the bills. Our intent is not for a family to face such high vet bills after having rescued a Boston from us after just a few months. If we knew there was more to his medical, he would have remained in foster care til better. 
There is light at the end of the tunnel as we are seeing improvement, though slow coming. He will remain on his expensive diet for the rest of his life, which will reduce the medication to little or none. 
Through it all, he remains a sweet puppy who just wants to play and be loved. And he is loved! He is loved by his mom, his fur siblings, friends and his former foster family. 
Did the original bowel obstruction cause all this? No one can say for sure, what everyone can say is that Mickey deserves to be pain free and living the best life he can! 
Making a donation
-Check: payable to MABTR a 14826 Spaulding St, Omaha, NE 68116. Memo line: Mickey
-CC over the phone: call Jennifer at 402-510-1346
-Online CC via Paypal : - note Mickey in comments 

60 Bostons in 60 days 
We've had SO much happening in MABTR lately!
Read below for our most recent adventures
Our story to share started on August 2nd. Between August 2nd and Aug 12th MABTR took in 12 Bostons from various situations (shelters, owners and breeders).
Then on Aug 17th we got a call about 10 Bostons from a breeder needing to come in as a result of their house burning down and the new home not having enough room on the property for the dogs. All 10 were transport to St Louis to be fostered.
We did get a small break with only six new Bostons between Aug 19th and Aug 30th from various situations (shelters, owners and breeders).
However it picked up again on Sept 5th when a breeder called wanting to turn over her whole inventory of Boston breeders to us. That was a total of seven Bostons that went to Kansas City to be fostered.
Then we attended a puppy mill auction in MO on Sept 15th where we won the bid on ten Bostons that traveled to Omaha, NE to be fostered. Do not forget three new Bostons we got from local shelters and owners that same week.
We finished off the month taking in 12 Bostons from a breeder on Sept 25th that found she could no longer financial care for the dogs of which landed in Kansas City and Springfield, MO to be fostered.
It came to 40 adults (age 1 yr +r) and 20 puppies (five weeks to 5 mnths)
Now as you can start imagining what medical we faced with so many dogs. To recap high level:
-20 spay and neuters
-20 microchipps
-12 dentals
-five flea invested
-five with hookworm
-three heartworm positive
-three demodex mange positive
-three with double ear infections
-two with giardia
-two with cherry eyes
-one eye ulcer
-one luxating patella repair
-one leg amputation
-one mammary gland tumor
-one hernia repair
-and countless heartworm tests, bloodwork panels, fecals, and vaccinations completed
Based on what you pay at your vet for basic care just imagine what our credit bill was for August and September?
None of these dogs could have been rescued if foster homes were not available to take them in. A big THANK YOU to all parties involved in every aspect of the lives of these 60 days that have been given a second chance.
Click here if you would like to make a donation!!  
Adoptable Dog of the Month

~~~ Click here to learn more about this dog! ~~~

MABTR Medical Corner

Why does my dog look so skinny? I cannot get weight on her.

One thing to note about Bostons is they have a high metabolism and they are an active breed.  So many owners feed their dogs the amount of food stated on the back of the food bag.  Remember this is a general assessment for all breeds, not breed specific. You have to take certain factors into account when determining how much your Boston should be fed.

If you have an active Boston, then I suggest one cup of adult kibble twice a day plus fruits and vegetables in between meals.  Ask yourself how often you eat food throughout the day.
If you have a Boston that is not as active due to age or just personality, you may want to consider a diet that is low in calories such as a weight management or senior kibble. You would still feed one cup twice a day with healthy snacks in between meals.
It is important that your dog feels content and not just looking for the next meal. If your dog eats fast, does not chew and/or gorges their food, then you need to make some changes.  Start with evaluating how much you are feeding and how often.  Place the kibble on a flat surface such as a plate or floor to require the dog to pick up each individual kibble slowing him down.
NOTE:  It is also important to get a fecal done at your vet to ensure no worms or bacteria in the intestines which can also hinder weight gain.
Here's a link to healthy human foods to give your dog as snacks.

2020 Calendar/Planner submissions extended one week  
We have extended the submission deadline to have your bostons (does not need to be a MABTR alumni) featured in our 2020 calendar and planner to this Sunday, Oct 6. 
We are also taking pre-orders til Friday, Nov 1 - there will not be extra copies ordered this year.  Delivery is early December.  
 Over 100 featured bostons in the 2020 MABTR calendar and planner
2019 Customer Compliment: "I received the 2019 calendar planner in the mail yesterday and wanted you to know that it is the BEST planner I have ever had!  It has very sturdy front and back sides, pages with quality paper and all held together with a wire binder so it will lay flat, and has lots of room to write. Best of all are all the wonderful Boston Terrier photos pictures throughout the planner. I absolutely love this planner and wanted you to know that it very much exceeded my expectations!  I plan on ordering again next year!"  -Coleen O
Let's Get  RAW

If you've decided to feed your companion pet raw food, now you have to decide on what type! There are several options that provide the benefits of raw with the convenience of modern life.

What Qualifies as "Raw?"
To feed raw is to strive for the most biologically appropriate food for your companion pet. Although freshly caught quail and a couple of foraged blueberries for dinner is not the most realistic thing, there are a few more convenient options. Because raw food loses the beneficial elements of being raw as soon as heat is applied, raw food is any food that has had no heat affect it. 
Types of Raw Food: Frozen Raw
The freezer section of the store is probably the first thought when someone thinks types of raw food. Frozen raw food comes in different forms, with patties and bites being two of the more popular ones. While frozen raw is the least-processed option, you do have to take into consideration thaw time. 
Types of Raw Food: Freeze Dried Raw
Not to be confused with dehydrated food (which, while more nutritionally dense than kibble or canned food, loses some of the nutritional benefits that  freeze dried food has because dehydration involves heat), freeze dried food is the most convenient way to feed raw. It takes up a fraction of the space and doesn't require freezer or fridge room, which makes it perfect for crammed spaces or travelers. Although, it does tend to be more expensive than frozen raw. Freeze dried can be the main meal for your companion pet or supplement a canned or kibble diet when you sprinkle it on top. Companies like Stella and Chewy's even  coat their kibble with freeze-dried and mix in chunks. 
Types of Raw Food: Raw Treats
Raw makes for great treats as well! Companies like Primal offer a selection of recreational raw bones that are sourced through highly clean methods to ensure a safe and healthy treat for both cats and dogs. This is a great way to keep 'em entertained and their  teeth healthy. Treats don't always have to be store bought either! Cutting up a sweet potato? Save some pieces for treats. Carving a pumpkin? Throw some of the meat (not the seeds!) to your pup. 

Exploring What Type of Raw Food is Right for You
Advocates of raw food believe that adding any form of raw food to a companion pet's diet will have benefits. So, start to experiment with raw food one step at a time. 

~October Fundraiser~
From October 18th - 20th, MABTR will host an auction of various holiday themed items, to include Christmas, Halloween, and Easter items.
(collectables, ornaments, home decor, etc) 
Click here for details and direct link to auction page
Note: MABTR auctions are no longer limited to Facebook 
MABTR Alumni - Apple
" Apple arrived in my life in a very different way than my other dog Mojo, but her story is just as special to me. This is my sweet girl's story...
I adopted Apple from MABTR at the age of 5. She was a stray and heartworm positive when rescued.  I had in mind that my Mojo needed a play buddy, but Apple had different ideas. It soon became obvious to me that Apple was all about me, 'her human', the light of her life. In her eyes I could do no wrong, I was her meaning in life, and that other dog Mojo was just a 'roommate' to be tolerated. Those dogs never once played together in 7 years, which shows you that I knew nothing!
She started going to work with Mojo and myself, at first observing the office routine and Mojo's antics from her kennel, but within a couple months she was an outgoing little 'people greeter'.  Her body was healed, her coat was shiny and she had found her special gift as a little lover of people. If you were a friend of mine then you were special to her, as long as you weren't a dog that is, other dogs weren't allowed, except for 'that roommate' Mojo.
Apple wasn't an athlete really, but she was a little dare-devil. She loved to race off the patio, sail over the 2 steps and swan dive onto the grass. Sometimes, especially as she aged, she would wipeout onto the lawn, but this never stopped her from doing it all over again the next time. Her idea of exercise was running figure-8s around the sofa and table, never caring if she ran into things, just enjoying every moment of it. Apple certainly seemed to at times lack that self-preservation that all animals are supposed to have.
Apple was such a well behaved girl. When I left home she never challenged me, just went into her bed to patiently await my return, and when I arrived home she would bolt out of bed and greet me at the door. She loved visiting my parents, so when I would asked her "Do you want to go to Grandma and Grandpa's?", she would race around the house and wait at the door to leave. I've never owned a dog before that was so dedicated to me, that followed me everywhere, and that took every opportunity to look up at me with her expressive eyes and tell me of her love for me.
Apple struggled the last year with an illness, but that never stopped her from being my loyal, brave and dedicated little girl. Having her in my life, and looking into her adoring eyes, always made my heart happy. How lucky I was to have met this sweet, sweet soul.
I miss my little girl"... Renee E






Thank You for Your Donation! 
$200 in memory of Buster and Beau
$100 in memory of Maggie
$60 in memory of Yoda
$50 in memory of Wally
$50 in honor of Nancy DeSombre's birthday
$400 Carolyn D
$225 The Dapper Paw
$220 The Green Spot
$200 Daniel C, Bethany and Zach R
$140 Facebook
$120 Raymond N
$100 Veronica Z, Penny B
$78 Keeemieco
$75 Barry B
$50 Loretta B, Robert S, Kelly H, Kathy B, Caroline W
$35.40 PayPal Giving Fund
$35 Duane C
$30 Lori L, Leslie M, Cynthia K, YourCause
$25 Ruth Ellen B,Charity C, Paul M
$20 Tammie P, Susie M, Matthew S, Pam M, Sara S, Michael M, Kellee S, Kim R
$15 Leah G, Annabelle H
$10 Nanette S, Ann A, Angela C, Kelly H, Robin B, Angela P, Mart D, Lisa B, Cindy F, Loni D, Danielle K, Target
$5 Andrea M
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
Fundraiser Results
 -- Red Quilt raffle: $460
 -- Pampered Chef: $185.45
Thanks to ALL
who participated!!!! 
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

32 dogs rescued

in September!


212 dogs rescued so far in 2019!


3,833 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!
Shopping AmazonSmile
gives back to MABTR!!!
Photo Contest 

September Theme
~ Best Action Shot ~
And the winner is...
owned by Heather O
The theme for October is
Send us your pics of your Boston and his/her pearly whites!
Good luck!
Thank you... those families who think of MABTR when it comes to donating items that belonged to their pets who have passed.
MABTR will accept any used items that we can use for our rescued bostons and in our foster homes

If we come across items that we cannot use we have relationships with other local rescues to give to.

Click  here to see a list of items that we generally need.

And as always, thank you for everything you do to help us help the doggies!
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?

NEW Boston Terrier Squad!  
Please Come Join Us!!
There is new Omaha Boston Terrier Squad  and YOU are invited to join (via Facebook) - just click here!!
Upcoming event in October - please check it out  here and join in the fun!
Local MABTR Events 
***Join us!***
~all breeds welcome~
Sat, Oct 19
Boston Boo
6 - 8pm
For the Love of Dog Doggie Daycare, 4751 E Virginia Ave
Costume contest for dogs and humans, drinks and raffles
$5 per person; ALL breeds welcome!
See flyer at left for more details!
Sat, Oct 12
Client Appreciation Day 
10:30am to 1:30pm 
CO Springs
ChampDog Park - 5470 Powers Center Point  
Sat, Oct 19
10am - noon
2800 78th St
FREE event for Boston and Boston Mixes!
Fenced-in area with shade and water.
Children welcome!
~KC Area~
Sat, Oct 5
Pet Day Out
1 - 4pm
Downtown area   
Sat, Oct 12 
N Kansas City 
NKC Animal shelter
Sun, Oct 20
10am to 4pm 
Blue Springs
Fleming Park
~St. Louis area~  
Sat, Oct 19th
Halloween Playdate
1 - 3pm
2160 Tenbrook Rd
Costume contests, Halloween photos, and more.
$5 per dog; ALL breeds and children welcome!
See flyer at left for more details!

Sat/Sun, Oct 5-6
Pet Expo
10-5 Sat, 11-4 Sun
Weeping Waters
Cass County Fairgrounds, 8420 11th St
Stop by to visit many vendors, including MABTR!
Click here for more details!
Sat, Oct 19 
Boston Boo
3 - 5pm
5109 S 51st St
Costume contests, adoptable dogs, raffles, and more.
$5 per person; ALL breeds welcome!
See flyer at left for more details!

Stay Connected...
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!