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ABC Rescue Raffle

Kara Staroski


For instructions on GRAND PRIZE items please see the picture captions. Only 30 tickets will be sold for each of the two grand prize items. When they are gone, they are GONE.

Flying Pig Dryer High Velocity Dryer
Winner picks color, shipping within the USA is included
Tickets are $15, only 30 tickets will be sold!
( Donated by Nightwalk Beaucerons)
RTK Kennel
Winner can choose size and color
Winner is responsible for shipping, or local pickup in Maryland can be arranged
Tickets are $25, only 30 tickets will be sold!

For all regular items, tickets are $2 each. Please read through the instructions to prevent confusion.

  • 1. We will only be accepting payments via Paypal. Please send payment to, under the notes section type “Raffle.”
  • 2. Once you have made your payment please message American Beauceron Club Rescue and tell us how many total tickets you purchased, how many tickets you want applied to what items you want to try to win, and your contact information.
    “Hello, My name is Kara Staroski, I purchased 10 Tickets, I would like 5 tickets to go to Item #14 and 5 tickets to item #27 My phone number is 860-707-8048.”
    Also, if your Paypal name is different then your Facebook name please let us know!
  • 3. Winner agrees to pay all shipping and handling charges, unless noted otherwise.

Winners will be drawn virtually November 1, 2020. Winners will be posted in the ABC Rescue raffle album and notified via phone/text message. We strongly encourage you to share our raffle page with friends, family, coworkers etc. Although many of the items are Beauce specific there are plenty of prizes geared towards all dog lovers and even a few items for people to enjoy!

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

ABC Rescue Update

Kara Staroski

Do you think some things work out for a reason? Some days in rescue things go smoothly, dogs are adopted into their perfect homes right away and live happily ever after. Some days we hit roadblocks at every corner. We had a case recently where a beautiful Beauceron ended up in our rescue program, this is Abby’s story.

I first heard about Abby via email several months ago. Abby’s owner was an experienced dog person, someone who had even put obedience titles on her Dobermans. She acquired Abby secondhand through a back yard breeder. She had owned Abby since she was a puppy and had done an incredible amount of training with her. Abby’s owner poured her heart out to me, admitting that with health issues and not being as young as she once was she wasn’t able to meet Abby’s needs. As I reassured her that we match the dogs to their perfect homes (NEVER first come first serve) I could hear the relief in her voice. She really loved Abby and truly wanted the best for her. As we worked out the details I learned Abby lived in Idaho. Perfect, I thought to myself, I already knew the perfect foster.

Sidney Wilcox, the Region Four Director, has fostered over a dozen Beaucerons since I have known her. I knew she would be a great fit for Abby, to evaluate her and help figure out the next step in her life. Sidney responded immediately that she and her family would be able to take Abby in. Over the next few days arrangements were made and Abby went to live at RiverRim Ranch. My first emails about Abby were all positive, she was everything her first owner said, sweet, intelligent, and VERY well trained. Sidney told me if she entered her in a Rally trial she could get her Rally Novice title on her that weekend. We got pictures and videos of Abby posted and waited for applications to come in.

One of the hard parts about being rescue chair is disappointing people. Often for every dog we post we may have a dozen people (or more!) apply. Some people are eliminated from the running rather quickly, their landlord doesn’t allow dogs over 50 lbs, their veterinarian tells me something along the lines of “Wow, I’m surprised they want another dog, we haven’t seen their current dog in several years and they would only let us do a rabies vaccine.” Once we eliminate those folks then we move to step two, Googling and checking Facebook profiles of the applicants. One applicant had multiple ads in classified groups for various dogs. Red flag. Another had a Go-Fund-me set up to get a knee surgery on a dog she forgot to mention she owned on her application. As I moved through the applicants there were several good ones. But were they the right fit for our perfect Abby? Abby is VERY smart. She needs a job, so we wanted her to go to a home where she could possibly do a performance sport, or at the very least be an active companion. Finally, Sidney and I found what we considered the best home possible for Abby. Our little Idaho lady was heading to the Pacific Northwest! The family’s application sounded wonderful. They had researched the breed and even attended shows to meet up with breeders and other adult dogs. They were looking for an active hiking buddy and possibly a dog to try agility and barn hunt with. This was perfect!

We gave the family the great news, and then Covid-19 started sweeping across the USA. Everything came to a screeching halt when Sidney’s entire county was put into a mandatory stay-in-place order until June; over two months away. I gave the hopeful family the bad news. They were understanding, and asked me to keep them in mind for a future dog. So what to do with Abby? She was safe and sound at Sidney’s of course, but she really deserved a family of her own. Sidney came to me with an idea. She knew of a family local to her who had asked her about training a dog for them to be their hearing assistance service dog. They were experienced dog folks who lived close enough to Sidney that she could be there to support and educate them as needed. I am the last person to recommend a Beauceron as a service dog. We all know that they are slow to mature and their failure/washout rate is very high. It didn’t take much to convince me as Sidney and her friend Gabby began sending me videos of them training Abby. Abby was such a fast learner! Within a week she was alerting to the sound of a telephone ringing, and a fire alarm going off. I was incredibly impressed! Once the family submitted their application they took Miss Abby on a trial run. This brings us to present day. Abby is thriving and now, officially, has her forever home! I think of all the twists and turns in her road of life. There are so many different ways her story could have gone. As I go through the photos her new family has sent me, and I hear about how Abby not only is bringing them joy, but a little more piece of mind I know we have given them both a happy ending.

Kara, ABC Rescue Chair

ABC Rescue Update: Violet

Kara Staroski

The Beauceron Rescue world lost one of our special seniors last week.

I remember the very first photo I saw of Violet, a sad, scared, older dog in an overcrowded kill shelter. Rescue was able to pull her and get her into a safe foster home. During her initial veterinary exam the vet guessed her to be around 7 or 8 years old. After spending several months with two different fosters Violet was adopted and transport was arranged. She was going all the way from Oregon to Southern California. More then halfway down the west coast. One of the transporters noticed a very faded identification tattoo in Violet’s ear. From the breeder’s records we learned that she was almost 13 years old. Her new adopter backed out, afraid of the commitment of taking on an older dog. As rescue chair, I was scrambling. How was I going to adopt out a 13 year old dog who we had just transported 16+ hours from her previous foster home? What was I going to do with her?

Photo sent to ABC Rescue of Violet in the shelter.

Then Violet’s guardian angels stepped up, the Fryer family. They adopted this old lady, figuring they would give her a good retirement home for the last months of her life, knowing she was already on borrowed time (Beaucerons have an average life expectancy of 11-12 years). At first when I saw Facebook posts from Carly, I would hold my breath, thinking it would be the final good bye post for Violet. But it wasn’t. It was pictures of her bossing around the younger Beaucerons in the home, lounging around at the barn with her mom, going to dog shows as a spectator. And BIRTHDAY photos! Violet celebrated a 13th birthday with her family. Then a 14th. And then a FIFTEENTH. Her eyes had gotten a little cloudy, but she still looked happy and sassy. The best part of Violet’s photos were the comments from all of the people who’s lives she had touched. Person after person commented on what a wonderful dog she was, or how she had brightened their day.

Violet, happy, smug, and sassy with her family.

A few weeks ago I got the news that Violet had passed at 15 years and 8 months of age and my heart broke. Even though I never got to meet Vi I always feel a sense of responsibility for the rescue dogs. And Violet had tugged at my heartstrings. I am sharing Violet’s story for two reasons. First, to thank everyone who was involved in her rescue. She had two fosters and many transporters. Thank you to Josi Dahl, Shyanne Gates, Jalien Watson, Jean Tornquist, Carol Cossey, Karla Davis, and anyone I missed who helped this girl along the way. It takes a village to keep our rescue dogs safe, and so many of you rose to the occasion. What a difference you made to one senior dog.Thank you to Carly Fryer and family. You probably gave Violet the best years of her life. Second, don’t forget about the older dogs! Everyone wants a puppy, but adopting an older dog can be such a beautiful thing. Even if you think you may be giving a dog just a comfortable place to live the last few months they have left…you never know, they may surprise you.

RIP Violet 5/18/2004 – 2/1/2020

ABC Rescue

Kara Staroksi


Congratulations on your new home, Athena!


Congratulations on your new home and family, Finn!


Congratulations, Kazi on your new home!

Foster Needed

Charlie Brown is a young Beauce mix in California. He is in desperate need of a foster!


Abby is new to the program! Abby is a six year old female who is being fostered in Idaho. Keep an eye on the ABC Rescue Facebook page and website for updates as we get to know this girl.


Courtesy Listing: Mayhem is a handsome young man who needs an experienced home. He is good with older children and female dogs. He has lived with cats as well. Located in Arizona.


Paris is brand new to the ABCR Program. This beautiful lady was pulled from a high kill shelter in Florida. Stay tuned for updates!


This handsome man is Yeager, and he is brand new to the program. He is a fine gentleman who adore children and gets along well with other pets. He is located in Florida.