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September 2018
Why spay your female dog?
Meet Trixie, an 8 yr old intact female who was dropped off at a vet in MN by her owners as the result of her being ill for more than five days. The vet ran tests to confirm she had pyometra. This is a common and fatal disease that exclusively affects female dogs that have not been spayed.  

Trixie would need to be spayed within hours; otherwise she would not make it through the night. The only way to prevent and to treat pyometra is by spaying.
Trixie made it through surgery and was monitored by the clinic for a few days afterwards, as her liver was impacted by the severe infection.  
Congrats to Trixie who has found her forever home and is now loving life.
Learn more about the benefits of spaying females and neutering males  here.
Adoptable Dog of the Month - Toby
Hi, my name is Toby!  I am 13 years old and weigh 14 pounds.  I'm working on adding a few more pounds.  I need a new home because my human became ill.   I am being fostered in Fridley, MN.

I love to nap, anywhere any time but especially at your side.  I have become hard of hearing and have some difficulty with my sight.  I get along with adults, children, and other pets, but I would rather not have other pets that might want to jump on me.

I need a house without a lot of stairs for me, without too many obstacles to navigate around and a family that will love me forever.

Here's what my foster mom has to say about me:  "Toby is a very sweet boy! He's very thin but his vet records say he has always been thin. He still has a lot of play and love to give, but sometimes needs alone time. He's a great napper and cuddler. Doesn't lick or give kisses." 
I do take an eye cream to help with my vision, but it costs only around $15 per month.

***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! ~~~
It's baaaack...
This month's item is a garden seasonal flag!
3 images to choose from...

Each flag m easures 12 inches x 18 inches. Double sided and fade resistant. 
Click  here 
to purchase today!
             Bingo's Story **UPDATE** 
Just One Example of Why We Go to Breeder Auctions

Bingo's Story: Just One Example of Why We Go to Breeder Auctions

RECAP: On April 22, 2018 MABTR attended a dog auction in Missouri and for $225, we bid against other breeders and won lot 112 - a purebred five year old female boston. We gave her the name of Bingo.
Bingo entered rescue underweight, chronic ear infections, severe fungal and bacterial infections on her body and a swollen check draining puss. Her skin was scaly and hard, looking more like an alligator than the soft fuzzy belly a puppy should have. She was miserable, scratching herself constantly and unable to relax. She refused to eat and showed clear signs she was in pain. Her chest hung low from the multiple litters she had at such a young age.   
UPDATE: The decision was finally made undergo the removal of Bingo's ear canal and eardrum due to the body continuing to close up the ear. This is called a Total Ear Canal Ablation. She was already deaf in the ear.
She also underwent a mastectomy of her lower breast as they continued to get irritated and infected as a result of sitting and peeing where the breast laid on the ground
Bingo is now in her forever home in Iowa where she has recovered completely and living a happy, comfortable and healthy life after being probed, medicated and underwent multiple surgeries in a 2.5 month period.

Age is just a number...  

Meet Hank!  He was born on 10/14/2006 and was turned over to MABTR in July 2018 due to his owner's health declining.
Would you have guessed from these photos he is almost 12??
Moral of the story: Do not judge adult/senior dogs by their age but by their character and personality.  They have a lot of love left to give.
*Hank has already been adopted but there are many more needing homes just like him. 
MABTR Alumni - Tudor
Our Boston Terrier, Phil, lived his entire 13 ½ years with us and passed over the Rainbow Bridge in May 2016.    At the beginning of 2017 my husband and I decided it was time for us to have another Boston Terrier join our family.    We started looking at the available dogs at Mid-American Boston Terrier Rescue and there were so many good choices but one stood out.    Tudor, a 7 year old BT mix, seemed to have all the qualities and traits we were looking for in a dog.
We were approved to adopt Tudor but naturally we were worried on how well he would adjust to a new home.  Well, he came in the front door, went out back to go to the bathroom, came back in the house, laid down in the dog bed and started chewing on a toy.  He knew he was home.  From that point on it has all been great as Tudor may be the happiest dog we have ever seen.  It is obvious that he has been well treated his entire life and that his original owner had always been very good to him.

I would highly recommend people considering adopting their new dog from MABTR.  We were fortunate enough to qualify for the wonderful Golden Paws program due to Tudor's age and our age. Never be scared off by a dog's age or appearance, great ones come in all ages and looks.  I can't say enough how happy Tudor has made us and I think how happy we have made him.

  -- Dorothy D.
It's that time of year...

We are currently collecting submissions  and pre-orders for the MABTR 2019 Calendar AND Planner!
Submissions due by September 30th (every picture submitted will be included; DOES NOT need to be a MABTR alumni) 
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. Require a pen to write on the pages.
Every month will make you smile when you see all of the Boston Terrier photos.
  • $34 one calendar + one submission
  • $24 each includes shipping
  • $10 per submission
- 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.
  • $40 one planner + one submission
  • $30 each includes shipping
  • $10 per submission
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!
Ask Jennifer
Q: How important is it to take care of my dog's teeth?  What should I look out for? 

A: MABTR cannot express strongly enough how important it is to have your dog's teeth checked.  If your vet tells you the dog needs a dental, listen to them.
These pictures shared are of three Bostons that recently came into MABTR's care (ages are 6, 8, and 10 years old).  All three were owner surrenders.  Their conditions were u nacceptable, and we cannot imagine the pain these dogs were in.  Had they not have been turned into rescue, they may have never received the dental they so much needed.
The cost of a dental is pennies compared to the cost of cleaning out these mouths in the photos.

Between these three dogs MABTR spent over $2700 in dental care alone. Not addressing the issue would be inhumane.

Signs to watch for that warrant your dog's teeth to be checked by a vet:
- reduced eating and/or loss of appetite
- no longer interested in taking hard treats
- drooling
- constant leaking of the front paws (this is for comfort from pain) or other items (the floor, couch, etc)
- bad breathe (this can be from rot, decay and/or infection)
- bleeding gums (finding also blood on items that the dog has chewed on)
- sensitive to the touch of the face
How often do you go to the dentist?
See more: Link to our FAQs here   

Thank You for Your Donation! 
$665 for the care of Roscoe's medical
$200 in loving memory of Henry
$100 in loving memory of Molly M
$75 in honor of Wilbur
$60 in honor of my sweet Tully's 10th birthday
$45 in leui of wedding shower gifts
$30 in memory of Lila Kucera.
$5555 the countless donations to our 30 dogs in one day fundraiser
$1177 Facebook
$558 Yourcause
$120 Network for Good, Raymond N
$100 Kerin P, Nancy S, Sharlene R
$60 Terri W
$50 Elizabeth P, Jeff B, Audrey C, Caroline W, Kathy B, Nancy M, Sonya F, Annabella H
$40 AT&T
$30 Fransesca S, Kenneth S, Carol B, Cynthia K, Kelly B, Leslie M, Lori L, Nancy E, Somer W
$25 Charity C
$20 Susie M, Angela C, Donna Z, Matthew S, Michael M, Pam M, Reynolds P, Sara S, Valerie M
$10 Danielle K, Ann A, Nanette S, Cindy F, Lisa B, Mart D, Robin B
$5 Kimberle G

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
- Colorado birthday bash: $1706
- Nebraska birthday bash: $698
- T-shirt quilt raffle: $1,550
congrats to Michael R fromTX!
Thanks to ALL 
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

48 dogs rescued

in August!


177 dogs rescued in 2018!


3,525 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 
August Theme
~ Running/Jumping ~
  And the winner is...
Muprhy B!
owned by Allison B.
The theme for September is... Best Smile 
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, Sep 8
10am - 4pm
Columbine Center Community Festival
Riley's Natural Pet Supply, 7580 S Pierce St, #5
MABTR will be exhibiting from 12-4.  There will be other merchants present, and there will be raffles, dog splash kiddie pools, and a pet costume contest. 
Click here for details!
Sun, Sep 16
10am - 3pm
Pugs in the Park
Central Park - Stapleton, 8601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
Costume contest, silent auction, arts & crafts, and many vendors present, including MABTR.
Click here for details!
Sat, Oct 20
6pm - 8pm
Boston Boo
4751 W Virginia Ave 
$5 per person 
Costume contest, off leash play area, raffles, and more!
See flyer at left for more details!
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, Sept 8
8am - noon
Paws in the Park
English Lansing Park, 8201 Clark Ave, Parkville, MO

Sun, Sept 9
Noon - 4pm
Dippin's Dogs
The Bay Water Park, 7101 Longview Rd
$10 per dog

Sat/Sun, Sept 15-16
10am - 7pm
KC Renfest
628 N 126th St
Bonner Springs, KS
Click here for more details!

~St. Louis area~  
Coming soon!   

Sat, Sep 15
10am - 2pm
Pet Fest
Stinson Park in Aksarben, 2285 S 67th St
Training demo presented by the NE Humane Society, police K-9 demo, pet parade, photo booth, and more!

Sat, Sep 22
11am - noon
OMG! My Excited Dog - A Free Dog Behavior Workshop
345 Riverfront Dr
MABTR will be exhibiting.

Sun, Sep 30
11am - 2pm
Walk for the Animals
NHS off of 89th and Fort St
Visit with MABTR and other dog rescues and pet vendors.

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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