Here in the pdf above, you will find a written report of the rescues accounts for year ending 30th September 2023.
As a rescue organisation we are committed to transparency in all that we do, and ensure that the details are shared with you all via reports such as these.
If you have any questions on the contents of the report please get in touch.
Here at the Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue we have collaborated with our families, fans and supporters to bring you some gorgeous Kerry Blue gifts this Christmas.
Whether you want new tree decorations, a cosy branded hoodie, or a gorgeous new calendar to ring in the new year, our Christmas store is just the place.
Thank you and all our love to you all this winter, and we hope you enjoy shopping our little Christmas Store!
The work of the rescue is strengthened by the love and support of our friends - you. Without your donations and kindness we couldn't do the work we do.
Last year we rehomed 19 dogs, have 2 in foster homes, and gave advice and guidance to a further 9 homes, who to date continue to work with their dogs in the knowledge that we will always be there for them, however their adventure unfolds.
Every year we also see kerries that we have worked with make their way over the rainbow bridge. No loss goes without the sadness of our team and our heartfelt condolences go out to all those involved.
To our dear Kerry Blue Terrier friends and family,
As always, I would like to start by thanking all those who have donated,
supported us, and offered to help us with our rescue work. It has been yet another huge year for us.
Here below is the latest newsletter for the Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue. We hope you enjoy reading it.
Peter and the Team
Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue, UK & Ireland
The latest Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue Newsletter is now available for download!
This edition is full of stories, information and updates from not only the KBTR, but also our valued supporters. We discuss our visit to Crufts this year, which was wonderfully enlightening and we cannot wait to return next year.
It’s been nearly a year since we welcomed Gemma and Peter into the KBTR fold, and through geographic and government restriction challenges, none of us had met face to face.
Crufts 2022 we made it happen.
Our volunteers come from across the UK and we each had our own mammoth journeys to get to the venue.
The sun was not quite shining but it was definitely up there somewhere behind the clouds. It seemed to signal a day of hope and wonder as we each made our way to hall 1. Peter arrived and quickly bumped into long time KBTR supporter Suzi, and we were soon met by Emma, Gayle and Gemma from the rescue.
Many hugs, great sighs of relief and smiles were shared and we started making our way to the Kerry Blue lineup. Grooming tables, proud owners, scissors and brushes greeted us.
Some magical moments were experienced and savoured here, proudly introducing ourselves to the exhibitors and stealing a few Kerry cuddles and kisses, before wishing them all well and the best of luck in the competition.
After this (and a quick grab of a coffee) we made our way up into the adjacent hall towards the Discover Dogs area. The Kerry Blue Terrier breed was being well represented here. Some beautiful dogs on show, meeting and greeting passers by.
Some of the staunchest supporters of the rescue were here representing the breed, and even one of our rescue success stories too.
Then came a surprise.
Mark, our founder was initially not going to be able to make it to join us, but it was a joy to turn around and see him at the event. The whole KBTR gang, together at last.
Lasting thoughts from the event was the organisation and politeness from all the attendees, the staff and the obedience of the dogs.
We met many people who were curious about our organisation and we hope many will check us out and support our work.
Having a chance to represent the KBTR as a group was a great privilege and one we are all eager to repeat.
We have done a new video interview, and this one (in two parts!) is a treat!
In this, we meet with Suzie, Steve and their pup Roxy, to share tales, tips and advice - plus a bunch of hilarious stories to boot.
This latest newsletter contains some wonderful new information about what the last year has entailed, but also a teaser as to what is to come for the rescue.
Enjoy the read, and thanks again for all your lovely support.
Peter and Team
Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue
On 29th September, after delays due to poor weather, our wonderful volunteer Gemma Ridge completed her skydive for the rescue.
We are delighted to announce that she was able to raise an amazing sum - every penny of which goes towards the operation of our rescue.
Gemma shared her thoughts after the incredible achievement, and we could not thank everyone enough for supporting her all the way.
“Good morning all 😀 I'm happy to tell you we raised £1350 from the skydive for the KBTR! 🤩🐾
Taking Fundraising to brand new Heights!
You can donate by my GoFundMe page in the link below, or by contacting Emma Bendel. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal!
Helping Kerry Blue Terriers find loving forever homes and sharing their stories.