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URGENT UPDATE! -- Tuesday December 3rd, 2013
2013 Grapevine Parade of Lights UPDATE!
We are sad to announce that NTBHR will NOT be participating in the Grapevine Parade of Lights due to inclement weather.
Weather forecasts indicate that temperatures will drop to 30 degrees by 6 PM Thursday evening, and freezing rain could arrive by 7 PM.
We do hope you will join us next year!
Holiday Arrooooos to all!
Join us for Holiday Basset Fun! -- Monday December 2nd, 2013
SHUFFLE is HERE! -- Friday October 25th, 2013
It's finally here! Saturday, October 26th!
Remember to bring your donations, this is NTBHR's Fall Fun-draiser! $20 for the first basset, $15 for each additional basset, includes bbq lunch! All attendees must register their bassets whether they intend to participate in the games and contests or not. This registration fee helps to cover the cost of putting on the event. Your donations are tax-deductible! YOU will make a difference in the life of a homeless hound!
Registration begins at 9 AM to 10:30! The Howling Contest concludes the games and contests at 11:45, so be sure to attend! We are happy to have Award-Winning Radio Host Chris Sommer back with us to host the Ever-Popular Howling Contest!
Ribbons will be awarded for all games and contests, and prizes for the Oldest Basset, the Most Miles Travelled, and the Most Money Donated!
Shuffle is Next Weekend! -- Monday October 21st, 2013
You have been waiting for it, and this time it's bigger and better than before! Please note the changes to the schedule of events, below. The Blessing of the Animals is at 11:00, not at 11:30 as previously announced. Also be sure to check the road construction conditions, as the Norwood Exit on I820/183 and HWY 121 Southbound may be closed or backed up. You may need to seek an alternate route.
Schedule of Events
Sign In/Registration - 9:00 AM--10:30 AM
Contests and Events - 9:30 AM--11:00 AM
Tracking & Obedience Demonstration - 10:00 AM--11:00 AM
Blessing of the Animals - 11:00 AM
Agility Demonstration- 11:10 AM -11:30 AM
Contest Winners Announced -11:30 AM
Howling Contest - 11:45 AM
The “Shuffle” (Don’t Miss It!)- 12:15 PM
Raffle Winners Announced - 12:45 PM
BBQ Lunch for Food Slaves- 1:00 PM
Adoption Event -- Saturday October 6th, 2012
Don't forget to come out and visit our available adoptables next Saturday at Marshall Grain on 121/Stone Creek Pkwy in Grapevine! 10 AM to 3 PM.
Cesar's Way Magazine -- Friday August 17th, 2012
Watch for the September 4th issue of Cesar Millan's Magazine, Cesar's Way! Four of our NTBHR Rescues are being featured! Pick up a copy, or order online from the Cesar Millan Foundation website!
SAVE THE DATE! -- Wednesday July 11th, 2012
It's time to mark your calendar for the 2012 Shuffle to be held on November 3rd! This is our major "Fun"-draiser for the year, and also a major "Fun"event! Start practicing for the howling contest, and other games and contests! Plan to attend with the whole family! You will have a howling good time!
Bone Soiree News! -- Monday April 2nd, 2012
Reservations are needed now for The Bone Soiree, as table space is limited! You will not want to miss out on this absolutely fabulous Gala! The Hounds need your participation to make Succesful Adoption Stories and give them Happy Endings to the stories of their lives! They need your support, and the Bone Soiree is a fun evening filled with music, laughter, good food, lots of opportunities for you to enjoy yourself while benefiting the bassets! Please make your reservations today! https://www.greerauctions.com/auctions/BHR/cart/index.asp
Save the Date! -- Tuesday January 17th, 2012
Mark your calendars now for this year's Bone Soiree! Held on April 14th at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Grapevine, this year's theme is "Stayin' Alive"! We are honored to have a guest Auctioneer, Larry Little from Guardian Angel Basset Rescue in Illinois. You won't want to miss this fun event to raise needed funds for our homeless hounds! We promise you will have a really great time! The evening includes complimentary appetizers and champagne while you view the silent auction items. A fabulous seated gourmet dinner in the company of many dog lovers from all over the area! One of our live auction items this year is an African Safari! Discounted hotel rates for our group at the Great Wolf Lodge, you will want to make this event a very special weekend getaway! Plan to join us now, and Save the Date! Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Adopt a Senior! -- Friday September 30th, 2011
Top Ten Reasons to Adopt an Older Basset Hound* Housetrained 1. Older dogs are housetrained. You won't have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents. Won't chew inappropriate items 2. Older dogs are not teething puppies, and won't chew your shoes and furniture while growing up. Focus to learn 3. Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly. Know what "no" means 4. Older dogs have learned what "no" means. If they hadn't learned it, they wouldn't have gotten to be "older" dogs. Settle in with the "pack" 5. Older dogs settle in easily, because they've learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack. Good at giving love 6. Older dogs are good at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they've been given. WYSIWYG 7. What You See Is What You Get: Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first. Instant companions 8. Older dogs are instant companions -- ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do. Time for yourself 9. Older dogs leave you time for yourself, because they don't make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do. A good night's sleep 10. Older dogs let you get a good night's sleep because they're accustomed to human schedules and don't generally need nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks. *Adapted from Labrador Retriever Rescue's "Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Rescue"
2010 Corvette Raffle -- Tuesday June 29th, 2010
Once again it's time for Summer Fun! And what could be more fun that winning a 1968 Classic Corvette! Our tickets are on sale now! A link to the site is on our front page, so be sure to start buying tickets today! Enter before July 12th and you will automatically be entered in the Early Bird Prize, which is a 2 night stay for 2 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas! Airfare on Southwest Airlines is inculded!
Adoption Option -- Friday June 4th, 2010
How does the adoption process work? The first step in the adoption process is for you to fill out an online adoption application. You should receive a confirmation email within 2-3 days that we have received your application (if not please fill out the application again). An adoption coordinator will contact you to discuss what type of basset would work best in your home. We work very hard to match the right dog with the right forever home. A successful adoption depends on both the selection of the right Basset for your household and the understanding of the Basset's caretaking needs. Our adoption process involves at least one phone interview, a veterinary check, and a home visit. Where are we located? Honestly all over the DFW area! The Bassets are lovingly kept in individual foster homes until adopted, so therefore we do not have a facility to visit. The best place to see the available Bassets is on our website. What are the Adoption Fees? Most of our basset hounds are retrieved from area animal shelters where they arrived as strays. They bring with them varying stages of neglect and medical needs. These conditions often include infections, open wounds, nutritional neglect, internal injuries, severe periodontal disease, internal and external parasites, and heartworm disease. The actual medical cost of treating a rescued basset is not transferred to the adopter, but rather absorbed by NTBHR and paid for by generous gifts from our donors. We hold two major fundraising events each year to cover operating costs. In 2009, veterinary medical expenses averaged $700.00 per basset hound. We rescued 125 basset hounds in 2009. At the time of adoption, all of our dogs have been spayed/ neutered/ vaccinated, and treated for any medical conditions that existed at the time of retrieval. Additionally, all of our dogs are currently being microchipped. This fee will be collected along with the adoption fee at the time of adoption. As of Aug 1st 2009 our adoption fees will be as follows: Bassets <2 yr old $250 + $15.00 microchip fee Bassets 2 yr. up to 7 yrs. old $200 +$15.00 microchip fee Bassets 8 yrs and older $150 +$15.00 microchip fee If you are interested in in being considered to adopt a Basset Hound, please go to our website and fill out the adoption application today! While we are always in need of foster homes, adoption is our goal! Thanks for all you do to help our needy hounds! Sami Cox NTBHR Director of Operations
Dallas Changes Stray Law -- Friday May 28th, 2010
Recently, the Dallas City Council decided to make it an offense to pick up a stray dog and harbor it without taking specific measures to find the rightful owner. Please read the following article from the May 27th issue of the Dallas Pet Scene Examiner and pass the information along to your family, friends and colleagues. Copy and Paste the following link into your browser. http://www.examiner.com/x-1911-Dallas-Pet-Scene-Examiner~y2010m5d27-City-Council-votes-to-fine-those-in-posession-of-a-stray-Readers-chance-to-respond-to-new-rules?cid=examiner-email
April Takes Flight -- Saturday April 10th, 2010
What do you do when a sweet hound like April shows up in the shelter, and NTBHR is full? Well, this lucky girl was taken in as a temporary foster, vaccinated, spayed and now she is on her way to a new life in New Mexico! With the assistance of PilotsNPaws, a non-profit charity created by pilots, to assist in the transport of needy animals, April took flight to a new start on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Read the story in the Star-Telegram http://startelegram.typepad.com/sky_talk/2010/04/abandoned-basset-hound-gets-flight-to-new-home.html
Adorable Adoptables! -- Wednesday February 24th, 2010
If you haven't checked out our current list of available adoptable basset hounds lately, then you are missing a real treat! We currently have an excellent group of some of the best natured basset hounds of the decade! If you are considering adopting a basset hound, or adding another one to your pack, now is the time to apply to adopt. Most of our hounds are young, and all have wonderful, friendly temperaments! Please consider adoption as an option! These hounds won't last long! Watch for our next adoption event, coming up in March at Marshall Grain in Grapevine. And be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK, where you can follow the new bassets as they come in!
Texas Bar-B-Que! -- Saturday September 26th, 2009
There's still time to get your tickets for the Bar-B-Q at BoBAc Basset Kennels in Roanoke! You won't want to miss this fun event! Margaritas, Bassets, and Bar-b-que! Call 817-366-9522 for tickets!
Corvette Raffle -- Monday August 17th, 2009
You won't believe the Early Bird Prize for the month of August on the Corvette Raffle! If you haven't bought your raffle tickets yet, don't put it off any longer! You could win a weeks vacation to Maui, including airfare! You must purchase your Corvette Raffle tickets from August 1- Sept 4th to qualify for the trip to Maui! If you purchased your raffle tickets prior to August 1st, you are not eligible for this trip. Awe, Shucks! But wait! You can still get in on it! Solution? Just go ahead and buy a few more tickets now! It only takes one to win! Just click on the link on our website to enter! www.bassetrescuedfw.org Good Luck! NTBHR Fundraising Committee
Basset Hound Bar-B-Que? -- Monday August 17th, 2009
Hey, don't miss out on this great new fundraising event! It's a good old fashioned Texas Bar-B-Q with a twist! It's at the BoBac Kennels, home of Sharon and Richard Nance's champion basset hounds! This is a fundraiser! Tickets are $150/couple ($75/ea), includes unlimited margaritas, sit-down outside bar-b-que, music, and lots of basset bellies to rub! Bar-B-Que, Bassets, and Margaritas! It doesn't get any better than that! Sat, September 26th, 2009 6:00 PM at BoBac Bassets 14250 Chaparral Lane Roanoke, TX For more information call 817-366-9522, or 817-430-0929 Tickets sold in advance, and we do accept credit cards! Make your reservations today through our online store or by phone!
Benefit Dinner Auction -- Thursday February 5th, 2009
NTBHR will be having its first benefit dinner/auction, our "Bone Soiree`" on March 21, 2009 at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving. You will not want to miss this fun-filled evening event! Live and silent Auction items to include travel packages, autographed sports or celebrity memorabilia, sports/event tickets, and numorous unique basset hound/dog related items! Good food, champagne fountain, great company, lots of interesting silent and live auction items! Help us to raise money for our ever rising medical costs for our needy hounds, and have fun doing it! If you have not received your printed invitation, please write to us to request one. Reservations are being accepted until Mar 6th, but seating is limited, so make your reservations early! Invite your friends, and have a ball!----a "Basset Ball"! Visit our website for details, www.bassetrescuedfw.org. Arrrooooos!!!!
Basset Hound Nationals! -- Tuesday July 22nd, 2008
Start planning to attend the AKC Basset Hound Club of America's National Specialty competition in Plano! What an opportunity to see hundreds of quality basset hounds in the show ring!Dates are from September 28- Oct 5th. You won't want to miss it! http://www.bhca2008texas.com/
Celebrity Sightings! -- Wednesday June 4th, 2008
Abigail Breslin, star of "Little Miss Sunshine" is in Dallas this afternoon for autograph signing at the American Girl Store! And our own "Jasper" the basset hound, recently adopted by Donna Howard will be escorting her! Come on out today at 3PM to see Abigail with Jasper! Store Address Galleria Dallas 13464 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240
Spring Newsletter -- Thursday March 13th, 2008
Our Spring Newsletter is now available online, look for the link in the left hand column.
Shuffle Newsletter -- Wednesday September 19th, 2007
Did you attend the 2007 Shuffle? Relive the grand event by reading the special Shuffle edition newsletter. If you weren't able to attend, look at what you missed. Read and enjoy!
Newsletter Spring 2007 -- Sunday June 17th, 2007
We have woof-derful news! Our Spring 2007 Arrrooos News newsletter is now on our Web site. Happy reading!
GoodSearch.com -- Friday February 16th, 2007
If only NTBHR had a penny for every time I searched the Internetâ€¦ Now it can! Search the web with www.goodsearch.com and money from their advertisers will go to NTBHR without you spending a dime! Just type in NTBHR under â€œMy Charityâ€, click verify and begin your search. GoodSearch is a Yahoo-powered search engine with a unique mission â€“ 50% of its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, is shared with the nonprofits selected by its users. The more people use GoodSearch, the more money will be directed towards NTBHR. The sky is the limit! GoodSearch.com will donate 50% of advertising revenue, estimated to be about a penny per search, to the charities selected by its users.