So, here we are again, it's Christmas Eve! I'm sure we're all thinking how did it come round so quickly!
Here at Basset Rescue Network, we've had another successful year, but definitely not without its share of heartbreak and challenging times. We would like to take a moment to thank all of our super supporters, because without them, we simply couldn't do what we do!
To our foster families, thank you for taking our hounds into your homes, sometimes at very short notice, and loving them as your own. Thank you for making them happy and healthy, so they can move on to the next part of their adventure in the best way possible.
To our homecheckers, thank you for making sure our foster and adopter homes are safe, secure and provide a loving home for our hounds. We have a robust homecheck system, and it's you that puts it into action.
To our transporters, thank you for travelling the length and breadth of the country, ensuring our hounds are transported safely and securely to their foster homes, with much love and laughter on the way. You are often the first person that hound will meet on its new adventures, thank you for being so kind and caring.
To our fundraisers, including our auction team, our bonus ball team and our party teams, thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives to arrange fundraising activities for us. It can often seem like a thankless task, but your dedication truly shines through.
To our donators, including those that donate awesome raffle and auction prizes, plus all you amazing people that donate your hard earned pennies, we cannot thank you enough for your generosity. We've had so much demand placed on our finances this year with several very poorly hounds, and we couldn't have asked for more support than you gave us. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
To our supporters, you lovely people who interact on our social media groups and pages, the ones that 'like and share' our blogs, thank you for making the Basset Rescue Network community a truly awesome one. The support you give to us and other basset owners is truly inspiring, and often reading your comments really does keep us going through the hard times.
To our adopters, thank you for taking on our hounds, and giving them the patience and time they need as they settle with you. Seeing them blossom in their new homes is truly amazing.
To our original owners, who sometimes are dealing with heartbreaking life changes, thank you for putting your trust in us to look after your hound. We hope you can see we treat each dog as if it's one of our own, and belongs in our BRNGB family forever.
To Jeff, behind the scenes, thank you for helping us with all things technical, in particular with the website shop this year! Thank you for being there when we need you!
Most of all, an enormous thank you is required to our families, our partners and children, who support the team in all that they do. Thank you for not moaning (too much!) when we're pulled away from you to deal with a hound in need.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Sam, Sam, Dawn, Jo and Louise, plus all the hounds, past, present and future.