'Latest News' Archive for June 2009

ADOPTED! Frankie

Posted Jun 19, 2009 at 6:01 am in Latest News


CongRATulations to the Bryant/Watts family!

Frankie was picked up by Animal Control in bad condition in a nasty part of Los Angeles, but is now on the road to recovery. He is thought to be around a year old and weighs in at about 10 lbs; he has full length tail that curls up on his back. Frankie is 100% house and crate trained. He is learning to walk on a leash. After all he has been through Frankie loves everyone and both of his foster canine siblings. Frankie especially loves his toys; he is always got one in his mouth walking around the house. Frankie is a very smart little guy and will make a great addition to any home. Check out more pictures of Frankie!

Win a Corvette!

Posted Jun 9, 2009 at 2:58 am in Events, Latest News

corvette2009thRat Terrier ResQ has teamed up with Guardian Angels Basset Rescue to be able to offer a chance to win this AMAZING vintage Corvette, a 1960 White Corvette roadster with red interior and black top. It has a four-speed manual transmission (“four on the floor”) and 283ci engine. This was the last year to feature the taillights formed into the rounded fenders. It was also the last year for the heavy “teeth” in the grill. (See an enlarged image).

*Purchase tickets now!*

1 – $10.
3 – $25.
10 – $50. (Buying tickets at this level or above will get you a $10 gift certificate to Paws4Beads.com)
25 – $100.
100 – $300.
200 – $500.

We will receive 50% of all ResQ ticket sales.

Further details:

–The Corvette drawing will be held on September 20, 2009.
–The car is located in Dwight, Illinois, and yes, it runs. :-)

Questions? Hmmm?

How do I enter the drawing?
Tickets can be purchased by Check, Money Order, Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover and Diners Club) through the secure internet processing center. A confirmation receipt and raffle ticket receipt number will be provided to each participant once the funds have been received.

What happens if enough tickets are not sold?
GABR and ResQ reserve the right to defer the drawing until 6,000 tickets have been distributed to qualified entrants. If an extension is required, the drawing will take place no later than 60 days from original raffle date. In the event that a minimum of 6,000 tickets are not sold, the winner will be awarded an alternate cash prize equal to 50% of the net raffle proceeds with the remaining 50% benefiting GABR charity.

What are my chances of winning?
Odds of winning will be determined by the number of tickets distributed/sold.

Is this a legally approved and registered raffle?
Yes. Raffle drawings to benefit charitable organizations are legal in most states and are completely acceptable and common ways for charities to raise money for their programs and services. GABR is registered as required by the state of Illinois.

Who can participate in the drawing?
Tickets must be purchased in the name of an individual. The drawing is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older at the time of ticket purchase.

Do I have to be present to win?
No. Raffle entrants do not need to be present to win. The winning ticket will be drawn at the date, time and location specified on our web-site. The number of the winning ticket and corresponding wining name will be announced at that time. We will encourage the media to attend and publicize the event.

How will the winner be notified?
GABR will notify each winner by phone on the date of the drawing followed by mail and e-mail. The winner will also be announced on our website. Winner has 30 calendar days to contact GABR and accept the prize, in writing.

Are there any hidden costs or future fees?
The property will transfer to the winner free-and-clear and absent of any liens or encumbrances. The value of the prize will be reported to the IRS and any taxes due on the acceptance of the prize will be the responsibility of the winner.

How long will it take to receive the prize?
GABR will transfer ownership to the winner as expeditiously as possible and will work closely with the winner to facilitate a rapid title transfer.

Do you know any Rat Terriers who would look great in this car?
You better believe it!

*Purchase tickets now!*

The first Early Bird drawing was July 3rd:

3 days, 2 nights at The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas
You choose the date, includes two airline tickets (Southwest Airlines)

The winner of the first Early Bird prize is:
Tina Heinrich, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The second Early Bird drawing was July 27th:

$1000 Gasoline Credit Card

The winner of the second Early Bird prize is:
Gene Bowman, Franklin, TN.

The third Early Bird drawing was September 4th:

Week on Maui

The winner of the third Early Bird prize is:
Mary Lawler, New York, NY.


Posted Jun 1, 2009 at 7:04 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Oxton family!

Given a leash, a bowl, and maybe a rubber band and a paperclip, we all know MacGyver could make a daring attempt at finding his own home, but ResQ has stepped in to help him a bit. This boy is darling: fun, playful, friendly, loving. He’s got a heart of gold and is looking for love to last a lifetime. MacGyver, who is about 1 to 2 years old, was abandoned at a Texas shelter, but it’s our gain because he’s been a joy to know. He is a skinny 16 pounds, and will probably end up at 18 pounds once he’s at his ideal weight. He is very playful with other dogs (stranger dogs and his “siblings”) and is good with people of all ages. MacGyver lives with cats currently and does okay with them — he’s very interested in them. He can be a little timid at first and is currently working on crate training and house training, as well as working on outgrowing puppyhood, and we’d expect his new family to work with him to finish his training. Rat Terrier ResQ expects a lot of interest in MacGyver, the wonder dog, so get your applications in quickly! Make sure you see more pictures of this heartbreaker!