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10 August 2009 @ 08:25 pm
BOSTON BUDDIES 4th ANNUAL
BOSTON TEA PARTY!

** Saturday, September 12, 2009   11:00am – 2:00pm **

@ The Park Bench Café
17732 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach
Full dog and people menus available!


Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes, Fun Doggie Contests and Doggie Photo Sessions

No Admission Fee!

Last year over 170 Boston Terriers and their families came for a day of fun.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet other Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier lovers! 

Dogs of all breeds, sizes and shapes are welcome to join the fun!

For More Information visit us at www.bostonbuddies.org

For photos and video from past Tea Parties, go to: http://www.bostonbuddies.org/BostonBuddiesBostonTeaParty.htm

 
 
bostonbuddies
03 June 2009 @ 04:30 pm




Micky is a very special boy with complex and mysterious neurological issues who has deeply touched the lives of so many of our members. For months, other dogs found forever homes while Micky, a wonderful boy with the sweetest smile you'll ever see, was given the go by. Sure his walk is crooked but his happy spirit remains unbroken. He deserves a chance for a loving home of his own.

Rachael (pictured with Micky above) and Karen, along with Micky's foster mom all believed in Micky and worked tirelessly to get this sweet Boston mix accepted at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We all hoped that the talented and caring vets at Best Friends would be able to help solve his medical mystery and help him meet the family of his dreams. After a long approval process, lucky Micky was given the thumbs up.

Click here to read more about this special boy, to donate to help special needs dogs like Micky, or if you think Micky is the (part) Boston Buddy you've been waiting for all your life, adopt him!
 
 
bostonbuddies
01 June 2009 @ 11:12 am
Nicky, a sweet Texan BT boy, was found dumped on the street in a state of severe, horrifying neglect. He was emaciated, blinded and suffering from a massive necrotic wound caused by a deeply embedded rope knotted around his little neck. But human cruelty couldn’t crush Nicky’s feisty Boston spirit and, with love and TLC from Wanda at American Boston Terrier Rescue, he is getting better and stronger every day.

If you’d like to learn more about Nicky or donate to help pay for the surgery, medication and vet care he needs, click on the link below. WARNING: the photos on Nicky’s page are very graphic and upsetting to anyone who loves Bostons, but please don’t let that stop you from reading about his brave fight to survive.

CLICK to read more about Nicky.
 
 
bostonbuddies
24 May 2009 @ 08:03 pm


Hi there! My name is Ellie and this is my bestest friend in the whole wide world, Finley. We were just a roamin’ the streets of Bakersfield together, so somebody picked us up and took us to the pound there. We really love each other a lot and need to find a home together. I’m being nice and doing all the writing here because poor Finley had a foxtail in his eye when the nice rescue people got us and he says he can’t write cuz of that. But, I heard the doctor say Finley’s eye is all better without that nasty thing in it, so I think Finley is just waiting for somebody’s lap to lay in because that’s his most favorite thing to do ever. He’ll lay in your lap for hours if you let him! Me? I’d rather have a good belly rub any old time. OK, I know you probably want to know a little more about us. So, I’m the one with the pretty blue eye, and I weigh 20 pounds. Finley weighs 24 pounds. We’re both around six or eight years old, and we are housebroken. I had lots and lots of babies where I used to live, but those days are over now!! Wooo hooooooo!!! We love, love, love other dogs and we love to play. I don’t want to brag, but we are both very nice, very loving and wonderful dogs. Believe me when I tell you that you will love us!! Since we came here, Finley was neutered and I was spayed. We were both brought up to date on shots, microchipped, heart worm tested (negative), fecal tested (negative), and given a clean bill of health by Boston Buddies’ vet. If you want to meet us, you have to download an application at www.bostonbuddies.org, fill it out and send it in!! OK? And if you have any questions you can email Boston Buddies at contactus@bostonbuddies.org Adoption donation $250 for both of us!
 
 
bostonbuddies
31 January 2009 @ 10:14 am
COME SEE BOSTON BUDDIES AT THE 5TH ANNUAL HAUTE DOG BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST!

February 15, 2009
Marine Stadium
Long Beach, California

Boston Buddies will have a booth in the Pet Adoption Fair at the 5th Annual Bulldog Beauty Contest & Pug Pageant. Come on out and meet the volunteers and some of our foster dogs.

We will be there cheering on the English Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs in their respective pageants and contests where gender is no limitation, good looks is no advantage and costumes are optional!!

If you haven't been to the Bulldog Beauty Contest you should come on out and experience what has been billed as the world's largest gathering of bulldogs - complete with a 100 foot long red carpet where the dogs will strut their stuff for all to see and compete for the winning title in categories ranging from oldest contestant; Mr./Ms. congeniality; best smile; furthest distance traveled; and, of course, best legs!

Free Parking and Free to Spectate!

Held in a grassy, shady park on the waterfront.

2009 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Vendors & Pet Adoption Fair

(that's where Boston Buddies will be!)

11 a.m.: Pug Pageant
Noon: French Bulldog Pageant
1:30 English Bulldog Beauty Contest

Location:

North Side of Marine Stadium
5225 E. Paoli Way
Long Beach, California 90803

For More Information go to www.bulldogbeauty.com

Hope To See You There!
 
 
 
bostonbuddies
23 January 2009 @ 08:15 pm


Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer us on and show your support for rescue in this year's Doo Dah parade. For those who couldn't make it, check out this cute slideshow and see all the Boston fun you missed.

Also Boston Buddies is having our second annual Valentine's Day raffle. Click here for more information, to buy tickets and to see all the cute prizes.
 
 
bostonbuddies
15 January 2009 @ 11:16 am

BOSTON BUDDIES IS

MARCHING IN THE WORLD FAMOUS

2009 DOO DAH PARADE!

January 18, 2009

Pasadena, California

 

Boston Buddies wants YOU to march in the Doo Dah Parade too!

HURRY - DON'T DELAY

January 15 is the LAST DAY to sign up to march in the parade!

The parade will bring over 1,500 revelers into the streets in the annual spoof of its more traditional counterpart.  The event, once named as the nation's "best parade ever," is expected to draw an estimated 45,000 onlookers from all over Southern California.

Boston Buddies volunteers and current foster dogs will be marching in the parade and we want YOU and YOUR BOSTON to join us and be part of the fun!  This is our day to make Boston Buddies shine, spread the word about animal rescue and show off all our cute dogs! 

Dogs and marchers may wear costumes.  Be creative and be ready to have fun!  We will have a few Radio Flyer wagon "floats" decorated for the parade and we'll be passing out dog biscuits and other goodies to spectators along the route.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for costumes or float ideas or if you just have questions about the event, feel free to contact Annette or Kathleen at bostonbuddies@verizon.net

Last year the parade was featured on all the evening news broadcasts and three early morning network news programs, CNN and some other international outlets!

The fee to march in the parade is $10 per person*

(no charge for dogs - just their human escorts)

* Please note that this fee is paid to the Doo Dah Parade organizers

 

Payment must be sent to Boston Buddies by January 15, 2009 in order to be included in the Boston Buddies parade entry.

 

To Sign Up and Pay to Be in the Parade

Click on this PayPal Link

Doo Dah Parade Entry Fee

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to provide the names of each of the marchers and the names of the dogs in the comment portion of the PayPal check out screen.

 

NOTE: All dogs need to be both people and dog friendly as there will be other dogs participating in the parade - shy and skittish dogs would not have fun at this event.

All dogs marching must be up to date on rabies.  Proof of a current rabies vaccination must be sent to Boston Buddies by January 15, 2009. 

Rabies certificates can be emailed in to bostonbuddies@verizon.net or faxed to 951-698-9690 or mailed to our mailing address:

                                      19051 Goldenwest St., #106-145 

                                       Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Can't march in the parade? 

Come on down and be a spectator and cheer us on!

Or, you can sponsor the cost for one of our volunteers to accompany a foster dog in the Parade!

To Sponsor a Foster Dog in the Parade

Click on this PayPal Link

 

Sponsor a Marching Foster Dog in the

Doo Dah Parade

 

Important Information About the Parade

PARADE TIME:

The parade is set to begin at 11:30 am on Sunday, January 18, 2009.

BOSTON BUDDIES MARCHERS MEETING TIME:

The Boston Buddies marchers will be meeting at 10:30 am in Memorial Park (85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103).  Look for the Boston Buddies banner by the Senior Center in Memorial Park.  Be sure to get there early so you don't get caught in traffic when the crowds arrive.

FORMATION AREA:

Once the Boston Buddies marchers have convened we will proceed to the official formation area in Memorial Park at the direction of the parade organizers.  We need all Boston Buddies marchers to be there no later than 10:30 am!  

PARADE ROUTE:

The parade route begins at Holly and Raymond, proceeds South on Raymond, then West on Colorado.  The entire route is less than one-half mile.

PARKING:

Free parking above Walnut Street, north of the staging area.  Other parking is available on the streets and in a number of parking structures located on the north and south side of Raymond Avenue and the north and south side of Fair Oaks and Colorado Boulevard.   Get there early for the best chance at close parking!

DIRECTIONS to MEMORIAL PARK:

FROM 210 Freeway: Exit at Fair Oaks/Marengo off ramp.  Proceed south on Fair Oaks to Colorado (approx. 1/4 mile), which is the heart of the parade route and look for convenient parking.

FROM 134 EAST/WEST:  Get off on Fair Oaks/Marengo exit.  Same directions as above.

FROM 110 (PASADENA/HARBOR FREEWAY): Take the freeway to the end, which empties into Arroyo Parkway.  Follow Arroyo north to Del Mar Avenue (approx. 1/2 mile) and turn left.  Turn right on Raymond Avenue (1 block) and precede north a block or two for convenient parking.  Parade is 2-3 blocks north of Del Mar at Raymond and Colorado.

Questions? Comments? Email Annette or Kathleen at bostonbuddies@verizon.net

 

 
 
bostonbuddies
It is with much sadness in our hearts that we say goodbye to Bandit the Biker Dog At 4:13pm today Bandit was laid to rest. Bandit had a bad night and was rushed to the Emergency Room. Out thoughts and prayers go out to Mark Shaffer and his family. Bandit will not be forgotten. He has touched many lives.


 
 
Current Mood: sad
 
 
bostonbuddies
12 December 2008 @ 09:41 am

Many of us in Southern California know about Bandit the Biker Dog.
 


Bandit is a Boston terrier who rides his customized Harley, making frequent appearances throughout the years at charitable events helping to raise money for all sorts of causes.  You may have seen his photograph in newspapers and magazines – he is always sporting his riding leathers and goggles.  Bandit is a registered therapy dog and visits patients in the San Diego Hospice and Orange County Children’s Hospital.    In September he took second place in the 3rd Annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon in San Diego that raised nearly $50,000 for the Helen Woodward Animal Center and his most recent appearance was in the 62nd Mother Goose Parade in San Diego.



Well, 2008 has not been a good year for Bandit and he really needs our help right now.   In May of this year a fast moving infection necessitated the removal of one of Bandit’s eyes.  Bandit came back from that set back and continued making his charitable appearances.  Since then Bandit began to suffer from seizures.  Bandit’s dad, Mark Shaffer, took him to the neurologist on Tuesday (12/9/08) and they have recommended an MRI and spinal tap to try to determine the cause of Bandit’s seizures and make recommendations regarding treatment.  The cost for these tests and potential treatment are extremely high and Mark does not have the money at this time.  Mark is doing something that does not come easy for him (usually it is Mark and Bandit out there raising money for others) and is asking for help to raise the money needed to help him help Bandit.  PayPal contributions can be made to Mark directly at execfit@adnc. com  Mark is not a 501c3 registered charity – he is just Bandit’s dad trying to do what he can to raise the money he needs to help Bandit.  I heard from Mark this morning and he said Bandit is not doing well and they are hoping for good news when the tests are done today.

You can read more about Bandit and Mark’s plea for help at Bandit’s <a href= http://www.banditthebikerdog.com/>website</a> and see videos of Bandit then and now.   

Bandit has been a great ambassador for Boston Terriers and has spread so much joy and love to all he meets – every little bit will help Mark get Bandit the care he needs.   If you can spare $1, $5, $20, anything towards Bandit’s medical care will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you


 
 
bostonbuddies
01 December 2008 @ 08:25 pm
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