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!
Finn, Fynn and Murphy
In this video we hear her story of how she first became involved with the rescue, and what the breed means to her.
Judith also introduces us to her 'pack' of rescues. This video is one we know you will love, and its always a joy to hear from other Kerry owners, especially with the valuable experiences Judith has to offer.
The sky’s the limit!
One of our own takes on a challenge of epic proportions…
“Hi all, I'm doing a skydive for the Kerry Blue Rescue. I'm absolutely petrified of heights, so this is going to be a real challenge for me. The jump is scheduled for Sept 19th 2021 and Bruce has asked not to participate! Spoil sport. :-) All donations go to the rescue dogs so please show your support. It will also help me jump knowing I have raised funds for this great cause.”
- Gemma Ridge
With love from all of us here at the Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue - Thank you for your support Shona and Betty, you are both amazing xxx
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