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October 2018
Happy Fall, Y'all!
Demodectic Mange
Demodectic mange is the most common form of mange in dogs.  It is NOT contagious.  It is caused by a parasite that lives in the hair follicles.  ALL dogs (and many humans) have a few of these mites on their skin.  You healthy dog right now has some.
Demodex mange is most common in puppies and older dogs. The body is usually able to keep the parasites at bay due to a strong and healthy immune system.  However, when the immune system is compromised by stress, surgery, or illness - or in the case of puppies, no immune system at all - the parasites start to take control.  Sometimes it is too late for the body to respond so medical treatment needs to be provided.  When symptoms are not recognized and not caught early you have the situation we experienced with Roscoe (see below).
- Secondary bacterial infections causing itching and discomfort
-Hair loss, reddened skin, body sores and scabs.
-a skin scrap from your vet is required which is then looked under a microscope
-Nexgard monthly and for the rest of the dogs life
-Antibiotic and medicated shampoo for skin infection, if present
-Cocunut or flax seed oil to replenish the oils in the skin and coat 
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!! 
      Halloween Safety Tips

Fear, anxiety, unusual activities, and costumed visitors can all pose threats to our pets during Hallow's Eve.  Whether your dog is prone to fear and anxiety or not, dogs are creatures of habit and when their "normal" routine is interrupted they can feel uncomfortable and even agitated.

Halloween is no exception. The more-than-usual unusual activities can contribute to stressed out behaviors due simply to the fact that it introduces strange situations. Don't let your dog be a scaredy cat.
These 8 Halloween safety tips can help you and your pup to enjoy a safe and spooktacular holiday this year!
1. Utilize A Leash Or Crate
With so many people out and about,  it's more important than ever that you keep your pet on a leash if they go trick or treating with you and your kids. They might be tempted to run to play with kids or other pets too, so if things get out of control, best to take Fido back home.

If you stay home to welcome trick or treaters,  put your pup in a crate or a behind a gate so they aren't tempted to run out the door with so many visitors coming and going. Containment is also the best way to reduce the amount of stress that your dog experiences from exposure to strangers. In addition, not all kids play well with pets, so keeping your dog contained will prevent unfortunate encounters between your dog and fearful trick or treaters. 

2. ID Is Important
Costume or not,  make sure pets are wearing current pet ID tags. If your dog were to get spooked and escape from home, they'll be easily identified if they run out the door. (Luckily with so many people on the street he or she won't get too far either!) 

3. Minimize Noises
Doorbells, scary costumes, screaming kids, loud noises are inevitable, but try to minimize the spooky sounds as much as possible as not to terrify your dog more than necessary. If need be,  use a sound machine or turn on the TV to drown out some of the background noise.

KC Theisen, director of pet care issues for  The Humane Society, recommends having a safe haven in a room where they can feel safe, comfortable and relaxed and tucked away from any hazards.

4. Keep Candy Out Of Reach
Pets often want to taste candy but sugary snacks are very harmful for your pet. In fact,  chocolate can be toxic while other sweets can cause digestive problems. Stock up on extra dog treats with you so you can give them their own goodies.
If your dog does ingest something foreign, keep your eyes open for signs of distress. These signs include:
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to keep food down
  • Straining during defecation
  • Blood or mucous in the stool
  • Not able to get comfortable when resting
  • Pacing
  • Straining to vomit
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Refusing food
  • Overall weakness
These symptoms may manifest over a period of time, but once they start appearing, you should not ignore them since your dog's health can deteriorate rapidly. The appearance of any of these symptoms should be addressed by a veterinarian. If your regular veterinarian is unavailable, you should  seek immediate assistance from an emergency veterinarian clinic.

5. Décor Can Be Dangerous
Halloween décor often utilizes electrical wiring which can be hazardous for your dog. Dogs that are prone to chewing can easily electrocute themselves by chewing through wiring. Electrocution is frequently deadly for dogs, particularly small dogs.
Electrical wiring can also trip up dogs and cause them to become entangled. Entanglement can result in sprains, strains, fractures and breaks, all of which require immediate medical treatment. One way that you can avoid these instances is to  tack electrical cord under the carpet or against the wall rather than allowing it to lie across common walkways.

6. Humans Can Be Scary Too
Dogs tend to rely on their sense of smell to identify familiar faces. However, this does not mean that they are aware of the appearance of people in their lives. Not only do  Halloween costumes make people look different than they normally would, but they also make people look like nothing dogs have ever seen before.
Hats, wings, unusual textures and added bulk can scare dogs invoking a fear response.  For some dogs a fear response may involve "flight" or running away and hiding, but for other dogs this response can involve aggression. Even a dog with a calm temperament can become aggressive out of self-preservation instinct. So, to play it safe try to keep your costume to a minimum.

7. Keep A Tidy House
Glimmering candy wrappers and Halloween costume accessories can be attractive to dogs because of the way they catch the light and the way they smell. While most dogs eat something foreign during their lifetime and pass it without problems, many dogs also experience difficulty passing these items.

When taking dogs out to the bathroom during Hallowee n, ensure that they are kept on a short leash and keep a close eye on them at all times. If your dog does ingest an item use your judgment to determine whether or not you should call your veterinary clinic. In most instances small candy wrappers can be passed easily, but larger items or unusually textured items can cause medical complications.
If your dog does become sick from eating trash on Halloween, your veterinarian will need to perform tests to determine the best plan of action. It is important that you  be aware of what your dog may have consumed to help your vet to determine this plan of action. Most often dogs with suspected obstructions will undergo an x-ray or an ultrasound or may undergo a barium x-ray.

Each of these procedures is designed to highlight any obstruction in your dog's digestive tract that could be causing their symptoms. If a blockage is identified, the vet may schedule surgery to remove the obstruction or depending on the situation, your vet may want to watch and wait for a short period before surgery.

Overall, blockages are painful for your dog and expensive for you and should be avoided. The best way to do this is to  walk your dog in well-lit areas on a short leash during Halloween.

Make sure you have  pet insurance in advance to help pay for any unexpected trips to the vet and potential medical procedures from Halloween hazards.

8. Dog Costume Optional
While not all dogs enjoy dressing up for Halloween, some actually do. If your dog doesn't like wearing costumes, don't force him. No matter how adorable, forcing the issue can result in bad behavior. But if they don't seem to be bothered, by all means, go for it!

Either way, it is important for these pets that their costumes be pet-friendly. Only use Halloween costumes that are recommended for pet use and do not use child approved costumes, as these are not designed with pets needs in mind.

Keep an eye out for any tags, tabs, strings or laces that can be chewed upon, and look out for any part of your dogs costume that could become snagged, trapped or could get grabbed by other household pets. All of these instances can result in strangulation, other injury or extreme stress.

If you do dress up your pet ensure that you are monitoring them at every turn. If you do have to leave home leaving your pet behind, make sure that you remove your dogs costume before doing so to eliminate the chance of severe injury.

Adoptable Dog of the Month
I arrived into rescue with eyes but completely blind and some injuries so the decision to remove them was made
I am blind but that does not define me. I am a wise old soul who is an adventurer with places to go and smells waiting to be sniffed!  
I really love to go on short walks where I can feel the fresh air on my face.  
Foster mom says I am a tough little broad. Full steam ahead. Like a little bull in a china shop.

I don't mind other dogs if they don't get in my face too much. Honestly I am more of a man's best friend than another dog's companion. I co-exist with other dogs in my home but do not interact with them like I do my humans.

If you speak up, I can hear you and I can especially hear whistles if you want my attention. I'm an independent sort, but I have had to be. That said, I'm learning that neck scratches and petting are very soothing and feel rather nice.  
I am not big on cuddling but I like to give kisses and hang out with the humans

I really don't like being confined for too long and I am skilled at climbing fences/pens where I can find a toe-hold including chain-link fences.

I still have a lot of living to do and I don't plan to miss a thing

***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! ~~~
Shopping Gives Back...
Splish Splash Cards!

With every $25 donation made in October, MABTR will mail you a Splish Splash Greeting Card set. Five, full color gift cards with envelopes. 
Thanks for the support!! 
Click  here 
to purchase today!
MABTR Alumni - Kobe
This is Kobe, a Boston mix who I adopted from MABTR in 2011.  Kobe has had quite a journey in life ...he was born deaf, and somehow ended up as a stray in Kansas.  When he was found, he had been hit by a car with a fractured back leg. 
He ended up with MABTR where he got the medical attention and care he needed, and was eventually adopted by me. 

In November of 2011, I had to go to NY to help my mom (we live in Idaho), and Kobe and his "brother" Booker went with me. While there Kobe's back leg began to get infected when he rejected the hardware they had used to repair his fracture.  While in NY I ended up having to have the leg amputated.  Shortly after that, we returned to Idaho and Kobe has adjusted well to being a three legged dog.  Although he has some mobility issues with climbing steps, jumping, and tires quickly on walks, he is a very happy pup.

And through all that, Kobe and I have become inseparable.  He is my constant companion, my protector, my buddy, and my kid.  Not a day goes by that I don't thank MABTR for giving me one of the best gifts I have ever had...
  -- Trish M.
Get ready for 2019!

We are collecting pre- orders for the MABTR 2019 Calendar AND Planner now through November 1st!  Extra supply will be limited so place your order today.
Orders will be mailed out in early December, just in time for the holidays.  All proceeds go to MABTR's medical fund.

Images below are from the 2018 calendar and planner so you can see the content and image quality.
- Full color 12 month wall hanging calendar (11×17 when open) with spiral binding on gloss paper. Requires a pen to write on the pages.
Every month will make you smile when you see all of the Boston Terrier photos.

$24 each includes shipping

- Full color planner (5.5 x 8.5 x.5 inches per page) with spiral binding, protective cover and hard back. Easy to carry around  and write in notes. Lots of Boston Terrier photos to make you smile all year long plus dog trivia to show off your knowledge.


$30 each includes shipping

An email confirmation will be sent within 72 hours once payment is received! Order as many as you wish. Great holiday gift!
Click  here  for more details and to order!

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$690 in memory of Esther Caroline Middlemass
$100 in memory of our beloved dog, Nation
$20 in memory of Mickey Mouse Mulcahy
$20 in memory of Alan Lee Kilburn
$780  Facebook
$592.68 Community Shares of CO
$545 SalesForce
$300 Charles B
$120 Raymond N
$100 Kristine and David E
$50 Charles O, Kathy B, Audrey C, Caroline W, Jennifer M
$35 Network for Good
$30 Leslie M, Lori L, Kelly B, Cynthia K, Pam M
$26.40 Hale Pet Door
$25 Charity C, Deirdre M, Paul M, Linda D
$20 Susie M, Matthew S, Donna Z, Sara S, Michael M, Stacey D, Ashley H
$10 Nanette S, Ann A, Target, Angela C, Mart D, Angela P, Robin B, Lisa B, Cindy F, Loni D, Danielle K

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

Hand crochet, one of a kind afghan - measures 31 inches x 40 inches (does not include fringe length)
New owner will be announced on Oct 26.
Everyone can participate.   
Will ship USA only.
 to purchase your chances to win this one of a kind afghan.
Good luck and  
thanks for your support!

Fundraiser Results
- Buy It Now earnings, garden flags: $180
Thanks to ALL 
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

27  dogs rescued

in September!


204 dogs rescued in 2018!


3,552 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
~ Best Smile ~
  And the winner is...
owned by Jenna R & Erik W.
The theme for October is... Halloween  
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, Oct 20
6pm - 8pm
Boston Boo
For the Love of Dog Doggie Daycare, 4751 W Virginia Ave 
$5 per person 
Costume contest, off leash play area, raffles, and more!
See flyer at left for more details!

Sat, Nov 3
2 - 4pm
Wine Tasting and Art Auction
Water 2 Wine, 8130 S University Blvd, Ste 110
$15 per person - more details coming soon!
Sat, Oct 13
Noon - 2pm
Boston Boo
2800 78th St
$5 admission includes a hotdog lunch.  Kids under age 10 and dogs are free.  Costume contest, games, raffles, and free photos.
See flyer at left for details!
Sat & Sun, Oct 20-21
10 am- 6pm Sat, 10am - 4pm Sun
Great Iowa Pet Expo
Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E Grand Ave
Des Moines
MABTR will be present along with other rescues and vendors.
$8 adults, kids age 6-12 are $4, kids under age 5 and pets are free.
Click here for more details!
~KC Area~
Sat, Oct 6
10am - 9pm
Barktoberfest 2018
Shawnee Mission Park's Theater in the Park, 7710 Renner Rd
Shawnee, KS
Free admission!
Live music, pet events, dog jog, exhibitions, vendors, and more...
Click here for more details!

Sat, Oct 13
11am - 1pm
Boston Boo
Bar K Dog Bar, 501 Berkley Pwky
Kansas City
Costume contest, off leash play area, food & beverages, raffles and more.
Free admission!  (just mention "Boston Boo")
See flyer at left for more details!

Sun, Oct 21
10am - 4pm
Dogtoberfest 25th Anniversary
Fleming Park at Kemper Outdoor Education Center, 8201 S Jasper Bell Rd
Blue Springs
Dog walk, contests, games, exhibitions, and vendors
Free admission with donation of dry or canned dog food.
Click here for more details!

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!

~St. Louis area~  
Coming soon!   

Sat, Oct 27
11:30am - 1:30pm
Boston Boo
5109 S 51st St
$5 per family.
Costume contest, off leash play area, raffles, and more!
See flyer at left for more details!
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!
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