Info on rescue stuff needed

Hey all,

I need any information or pamphlets that you can give me. We are manning a rescue booth at the Booster show in London, Ontario, and we would like any info such as crate training a rescue, how to live with a rescue, what you might expect from a rescue, etc. to be able to hand out. I know there are a lot of rescue people on this sight as well as foster homes and volunteers out there. Can anyone help?

Arlene, if I were you, I would contact the BRAT folks and ask if you can have some of the "stuff" on the site sent to you. If it was my site, I would give it freely, but as its BRAT'S, I think you should ask. Your right, they have a lot of things you could download and print out. Here is the site www.basenjirescue.org

Thanks Sharron. I'll contact them right away. We just found out about the booth, so I have to be right on it. We also work with them, so there shouldn't be a problem getting stuff. It's just that we don't have that many up here, but it's something that will be coming up more and more.

I sit in rescue booths myself, and I have to tell you, its one of my favorate things to do.
I represent 3 rescue groups, all b's for me, but one is an all breed dog rescue. I enjoy folks who come over and tell me about the dog we rehomed to them.
Good feelings and wonderful for the dog.
Let me know how it goes and if you enjoy it as much as I do.
Course, you always get one or two folks who are crabby…but that is the way it goes...

@sharronhurlbut:

I sit in rescue booths myself, and I have to tell you, its one of my favorate things to do.
I represent 3 rescue groups, all b's for me, but one is an all breed dog rescue. I enjoy folks who come over and tell me about the dog we rehomed to them.
Good feelings and wonderful for the dog.
Let me know how it goes and if you enjoy it as much as I do.
Course, you always get one or two folks who are crabby...but that is the way it goes...

I just went to 'Wolf Park' at Tulsa last weekend and could not find a basenji group. I found a general adoption group that I gave my name and number to in case of basenji fostering or in case of emergency. I decided that maybe I would get myself prepared for next year's event and host a basenji boothe. Not sure yet, want to be well prepared before commitment. But if I do, I thought I would contact a few BRAT people and the Local Basenji Chapter once I got organized to offer participation. I realize that I could only start the interview process there, and no dogs could be placed that day --but it could lead to some good homes for mis-placed basenjis- and answer questions for people who already have them. I did find one couple that had mix basenji from pound - Yeah for the adoption! They had always wondered why she never barked... Anyway, I could use some constructive advise on this possible adventure. D

The more we get the word out about education of any breed the public wants, the better.
BRAT has a great flyer that they print up to give to local shelters who might not be aware of just what a basenji looks like.
Also, you can join BRAT and not adopt a basenji…we do need folks who are wanting to share the info they have re b's and ownership.. Helping with transports, and doing home visits is also important.
So, if anyone wants to help b's, but maybe not be in the place to foster and adopt, then they can with BRAT.
YOU will get all the info/support you need from this great group.

I've already received a supply of 'stuff' from Barbara McShea. She's been really helpful and has given me a bunch of stuff that I can use. It's working out really well. We have another person who has received a bunch of 'stuff' on mixed breed 'designer dogs' as well. So we will definitely be well prepared. Thanks so much Sharron it was a great idea that I had not thought of.

Your very welcome…I hope you have a good time.
The thing to remember, if you get a jerk who comes by, is to be polite and just listen to them.
They really don't care what you have to say, just want to vent and see a reaction.
I always smile, say, oh, I am so sorry you had that happen to you...and then just get busy talking to someone else.
BUT mostly its just good fun with very nice folks who want to talk dogs.

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