So the dust has started to settle and we are beginning to get over the after affect of all the hard work in the weeks leading up to the show as well as the three days with little sleep over the show and now realising how successful our attendance at Discover Dogs has been!
We were allocated a stand in the main thoroughfare to the Main Ring which meant that we were busy for the whole of the two days. Our thanks go to Sara Ward and Edie for helping to man the stand for most of the two days, Chris and Sarah Harris for sparing a part of their Saturday helping out, Jacquie and Stuart McLean - PAT dog, Dylan's owners for coming along on the Sunday and to Rebecca from Burns who was on the stand with us for the duration of the show.
We had lots of good conversations, signed up more volunteers for rehoming, home checking, foster care and transportation and talked to people about the care and welfare of the breed and increased the awareness of Copper Toxicosis in Bedlingtons - and raised some money too!
Frances was kept busy giving interviews and doing photo calls for the Kennel Club, Dog World and Our Dogs as they had been informed we were celebrating our 40th Anniversary!
Huge thanks go to Burns Pet Nutrition for sponsoring our full attendance at the show - without them we would not have been able to be there spreading the word, putting BTR firmly on the map.
I would also like to personally thank Frances - without whom there would be no BTR as we know it today. She took over as Group Coordinator from our Founder, Barbara Butcher some 15 years ago and has seen BTR through some changes to make it what it is now - a Rescue organisation that has a wonderful team behind it.
Finally our thanks to all of you out there who have supported us and fundraised which enables us to help offer the back up and support that so many of our rescued Beddies need - both with veterinary treatment and behavioural / training help.
So enjoy some of the photos from the weekend!
Training and Behaviour Team
Frances being interviewed by the Kennel Club Press!
Frances Fuller, our Group Coordinator receiving a copy of the Kennel Club Breed Rescue Calendar and a cheque for £50. One of our rescue dogs, Ernie was selected to appear as Mr December in the calendar. Sadly Ernie was not able to be there for the presentation as he would not have been able to cope with the environment, so Dylan our PAT dog stood in for him!