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  • Jennifer Misfeldt, MABTR

Widget - MABTR Alumni

After losing our first Boston Lacy, I knew I was hooked on the breed. I started researching Boston Terrier rescues and immediately found MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue. We adopted Nellie and then I decided to foster. We were fostering for a while and then came Widget. He was a stray who landed at a local shelter.


We got Widget and we immediately fell in love. I go to work on Monday, and I get a text message from my husband. It says, “Were you thinking of keeping Widget?” I immediately write back and tell him no. Per my husband we were already at our limit with two. (We’d have a LOT more if it was up to me!). The next text I get is “because I’d be ok if you wanted to keep him.” I was FLOORED, but also overjoyed because he was the perfect Boston! He was fun, funny, smart, obedient and was what a boston is all about. He was also our first boy dog. Up until him, we’d had all females. We adopted him on October 12, 2014. At the time, we were told he was 18 months old, so he had a lot of play in him as well.


I am still fostering for MABTR and I don’t think I’ll ever stop! I love matching dogs up with their furever families. Nothing gives me more joy than to see the adopter’s faces and see them falling in love.


I’m sad to say that we lost our dear Widgy in 2023. He waited for us to come back from a two-week trip. He was acting all sad like he does whenever we return from vacation, so we didn’t think it was anything serious, not until the following week. We took him to an emergency vet clinic, and he was gone within 15 minutes. We were beyond shocked and saddened. We are going to miss him so very much, but I know we’ll see him again one day across the rainbow bridge.

Chrystal P of CO


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