October Hound of the Month – Fred

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I’ve got 10 years of life experience under my ears, and staring at four walls for the last several months has definitely not been my favorite time. So I’m looking forward to finding a new home where I stretch my legs outside in the sunshine! I dream of a doggie door open 24/7! But it should probably be a big doggie door. I recently overheard someone say I’m built like a tank – a really friendly one, though. I’m a total lover, not a fighter!

You know, it would be really nice to have a canine companion too. For the past couple years I’ve enjoyed having a younger female hound around. (Who doesn’t, right?) And I think a furry friend would make my transition into a new family a little easier.

Oh, and can we go for walks together too? That would be awesome! I promise to be on my best behavior. I have lots of home-school obedience training and I’d love to show you my best tricks in person. And a bonus of being the Hound of the Month? My adoption fee is half off! So what do you say? Please visit my Homeless Hounds page and give BHRSC a call today!


4th Annual BHRSC Wine Tasting Fundraiser Tickets available now!

We are so excited for the 4th Annual BHRSC Wine Tasting in Temecula! If you enjoy red wines, this is quite possibly the best Temecula has to offer. Gershon Bachus will be open only to BHRSC supporters on this day and will serve three 1 oz tastings, plus a 5 oz glass of a favorite from the three. Tastings to include samples of 2007 Syrah , 2012 Vino Villa Rosso, 2009 Cab Franc OR 2012 Aglaea (white wine). For those who do not like reds….. and prefer to opt out of ALL Reds, a 5 oz glass of white can be substituted.

Bottles of all varietals of Gershon Bachus wines will be available for purchase. Gershon will donate 10% of bottle sales to BHRSC. You can uncork while at the event and if you don’t finish, take it with you and enjoy at home. This is also a great opportunity to buy your holiday wines.

This event shouldn’t be missed by any of our supporters that happen to be wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs, or just enjoy a grand experience and personal attention. Yummy appetizers and desserts are included. A limited number of hounds allowed on premises. Buy your tickets early to reserve a spot for your hound. For info about the winery, please visit: http://www.gershonbachus.com

Details:

Friday, November 14th
4th Annual BHRSC Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Gershon Bachus Winery
37750 De Portola Drive
Temecula, CA 92592
4pm to 8pm

Ticket price is $25 in advance, $30 at the door and advance tickets can be purchased via paypal below:




Driving directions to Gershon Bachus: http://www.gershonbachus.com/maps.html#.Uj-gueB8ug8


Dogma Pet Portraits Special for October

October 2014 Dogma PromoCheck out this amazing offer from our favorite hound photographers, Dogma Pet Portraits! For the month of October they will give your hound the star treatment for a Christmas shoot at a discounted rate. Now is a great time to take a family photo for the howlidays!

Check out the promo flyer HERE for more details and check out their website for info on their general services.


Join Team the BHRSC Official 2015 ASICS LA Marathon Charity Team

Join Team the BHRSC Official 2015 ASICS LA Marathon Charity Team

The hounds are in the running!!! BHRSC will be participating in the ASICS LA Marathon on March 15, 2015, with a charity team consisting of 10 marathon runners that are hound lovers. BHRSC is excited to have this opportunity and even more excited that we have 10 supporters willing to run 26.2 miles to raise funds for the hounds. Over the next 8 months, our runners will be training for the marathon and we will be sharing their personal stories with you. Interested in joining the team as a marathon runner or participate in LA Big 5K (March 14, 2015) on behalf of the hounds? Please email teambhrsc@gmail.com for all the details. Registration requires a special invitation or BHRSC will not receive credit.

For distance runners, the ASICS LA Marathon is a scenic tour throughout the best spots in LA. From Dodger Stadium, through Hollywood, down Sunset Bl. and all the way to beautiful Santa Monica – this is a race you won’t forget! The ASICS LA Marathon is on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
March 15, 2015, ASICS Marathon Entry Fee – $160
Each Team member shall also commit to raising $500 sponsor funds; entry fee is not included in the fundraising commitment

March 14, 2015 LA Big 5K Fee: $40
Each 5K member shall also commit to raising $250 sponsor funds; entry fee is not included in the fundraising commitment

To view Team BHRSC and/or to donate, please visit: www.crowdrise.com/bhrsc
Follow our team on the BHRSC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bhrsc
For more information vist the marathon website: www.lamarathon.com


New Volunteer Positions Available

Are you interested in volunteering for BHRSC? We always need volunteers and would love to hear from you. Here are some positions that have recently opened up:

  • Web Master
  • Web Assistant
  • Adoption Event Assistant
  • Fundraising Assistant
  • Publicist
  • Foster Coordinator Assistant
  • Hound Book – Huntington Beach

Check our Volunteer Page for in-depth descriptions of these, as well as several other open positions. You can also download the volunteer application HERE!


How downloading an app on your phone can help BHRSC!

BHRSC has teamed up with WoofTrax, an organization that has a program called Walk for a Dog.

Check out their website www.WoofTrax.com and download their app on your phone (available for Androids and iPhones). Make sure to sign up for BHRSC and then all you need to do is get walkin’! Simple as that. The app tracks your walks and donates per mile. We are thrilled to be a part of Walk for a Dog and hope you will be, too!

Don’t just take your dog for a walk,
Take your Walk for a Dog, get the App at www.WoofTrax.com
Like them on Facebook
www.facebook.com/Walkforadog


The Hounds Need YOU!

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Jackson is one of our many dogs that needs your help!

They may say there is a drought in Southern California, but not when it comes to hounds!  The hounds are in urgent need of your help. Since January 1st BHRSC has spent $60,006.02 on boarding and vet bills alone. We have experienced a large number of incoming hounds, many of which are seniors with health issues. We do not currently have enough fosters and half of our available hounds are currently in boarding, which is eating up our precious funds.

Please consider helping the hounds by becoming a foster and /or sending a donation. Because of your generosity BHRSC has not had to turn away any needy hounds for more than two years and we need your help for that streak to continue. Your support is greatly appreciated – the hounds needs us!

Click HERE to donate or Click HERE to become a foster parent.


We owe a “houndful” of thanks to…

Tanya Godinez & Tracy Watzek!

Tanya and Tracy endlessly scour shelters seeking hounds to spring out of their cages and into the many open arms at BHRSC and eventually to a forever home.

Our Shelter team is always working behind the scenes the make sure hound dogs spends as little time in a scary shelter as possible. They are not always seen, but always working hard for the hounds.

Thank you, Tanya & Tracy!


Thinking about fostering a hound?

Thinking about fostering a hound? Or maybe two hounds? We have bonded hounds that would love to come be a part of your home as they wait for their new forever families to adopt them. If you’ve ever considered opening your home to a hound on a temporary basis, we urge you to fill out an application here and check out our Foster Info page here.

And of course take a look at our homeless hounds page to see which of our amazing hounds need foster homes!

 

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Looking for a convenient way to support the hounds of BHRSC?

Looking for a convenient way to support the hounds of BHRSC?

Now you can help while you shop (and search). Use the links below to select BHRSC as your charity of choice and the organizations will donate a portion of your purchase cost (or tally up your searches to raise money) back to BHRSC automatically. The best part is it’s free to you and to us!

So go on, get shopping!

Basset Hound Rescue Of Southern California

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