The Daily Drool Q&A
As mentioned above, there is a storefront with a shopping cart system to sell the dates (use your sign in & password from last year if you have one). Each day of the year is listed in the store and has an inventory of one (1). When someone signs up for that date (purchases it), the inventory will be zero (0) and no longer available. You will need to pay at the time of check out. If making an online payment is an issue for you, please send us an email before the sale begins and we can make arrangements ahead of time. Or if you are stuck in the middle of the order process and don’t know what to do, please email us your phone number and we will call to walk you through it.
You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay for your calendar although PayPal handles our credit card processing. You will have a choice to pay with PayPal or securely enter your credit card information. (An e-check is different than a credit card, it’s a draft straight out of your bank account.)
Very important note: Even if you put a date into your cart, it is not official until the purchase is final. So please have your payment info handy.
There is also an Extra Calendar Category (without date purchase) and those can be bought at any time up until mid-September when sales are closed. Calendar Stands are important if you do not have one. But if you do from a previous year, it is not necessary to buy another.
The Auction for the Calendar Cover, Monthly Divider Pages, and “End” Page is highly competitive. While your Basset Hound’s picture for the Calendar Dates and Cover cannot have any humans, the Dividers can. So the Dividers are a great way to honor someone special in your life or Basset Hound Community. And who doesn’t like to show their Basset’s Bum? The “End” Page is so fun.
Please note: Starting two weeks before Calendar Dates go on sale, emails will be sent and postings on our website & Facebook Page will be made as a reminder of the important timeline outlined below. If you would like to be on The Daily Drool Calendar eblast list, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time.
May 13 at 1pm EST – May 18: Round 1 Calendar Date Sales
(Limit of one date per person during this round.)
May 18 at 1pm EST – June 1 (or until dates are all gone): Round 2 Calendar Date Sales
(Those who reserved a date in Round 1 can reserve more dates at this time.)
During this Round there will be a special link to purchase a calendar date to gift to someone who would otherwise not be able to afford one.
July 1 at 1pm EST: Deadline to get all info and pictures in for the Calendar Date Pages
July 2 at 1pm EST – July 16 at 1pm EST: Auction for the Calendar Cover, Monthly Divider Pages, and “End” Page
(Click here to review this year’s auction.)
August 15: Deadline to get info & pictures in for the Cover, Monthly Divider Pages, and “End” Page
September 30: Calendar goes to printer. Initial order submitted but there will be extras to buy until end of year (while supplies last).
Early November: Calendars ship in time for the Holidays
Calendars are $31.95
Calendar Stands are $20.00 (if you have a stand from a previous year, you are all set)
U.S. shipping cost is included. International Shipping will be billed to the purchaser at the time of shipment. If you have a particular way we need to ship via USPS [United States Postal Service] that will save you money, please put in the notes or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay for your calendar although PayPal handles our credit card processing. You will have a choice to pay with PayPal or securely enter your credit card information. An e-check is different than a credit card, it’s a draft straight out of your bank account.
If you’d like to mail a check for your purchase, please make it payable to Basset Rescue of Florida, Inc. and send to:
Basset Rescue of Florida c/o Pam Farris
521 De Leon Avenue
Rancho Viejo, TX 78575
Remember that the date you choose is not saved until you actually pay for it – so don’t leave it hanging around in your cart.
If buying a calendar for someone else, please indicate that shipping address on your order.
(And don’t forget if they do not have a calendar from a previous year, they will need a stand.)
All rescues are 501c3 organizations. It’s a much needed fundraiser for these various Basset Hound Rescue organizations across the United States. Click here for this year’s rescue list.
Once you secure a date or divider, you can upload your high quality picture along with the some additional details by clicking Submit Your Basset at the top of the page. The form asks you to provide your hound’s name with a (*) if they are a rescue and (ATB) if they are At the Bridge. Next, we will need the name(s) of the person(s) who love them and your city and state/province (and country if outside North America).
If you have more than one date or month, please submit separately. For a sample layout from last year, please click here.
For the Calendar Dates: No humans in the picture and non-Basset Hounds can be in the picture but only with a Basset.
For the Monthly Dividers: As part of the tradition, we encourage these pages to honor special Basset Hound rescue people.
Cover and “End” Page: Basset Hounds only.
1. Just keep shooting – take lots of photos since animals tend to not stay still. If you can, try moving around – stand on your tip toes, get down on the ground, lean to one side… look for a different or unique angle.
2. Use as much natural lighting as possible
3. Try to aim for a “clutter-free” background
4. Also avoid overly bright backgrounds as they tend to wash out the subject.
Also keep these tips in mind when you are choosing a picture already in your photo album.