BHCA Recognized Rescue Groups

The best place to find your new Rescue Basset is through a BHCA Recognized Rescue.  These groups meet the BHCA approved Guidelines for Rescue.  Click on the name of the Rescue Group to open their website.  

ABC Basset Rescue

All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization operating in New York State. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and place homeless basset hounds in loving, safe homes, thereby improving the lives of both the dog and the adoptive household.

Arizona Basset Rescue

As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) animal welfare organization, Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. provides veterinary care, food, support, and shelter to Basset Hounds, they provide necessary support for the dogs while in the care of foster homes while waiting to place the dogs.

Basset Buddies

Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization staffed solely by volunteers to rescue unwanted, abused, and homeless Bassets in Houston, Texas and surrounding regions.

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering sanctuary, healing and forever families to distressed, abandoned, injured or homeless hounds.  They constantly strive to grow their network of foster homes.

Basset Rescue Across Texas

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers are devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless Basset Hounds in the Dallas, Texas area and surrounding regions.  Bassets are rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel unable or unwilling to continue to care for them.

Basset Rescue Network, Inc at Daphneyland

The Basset Rescue Network at DaphneyLand was founded in 2005, as a group of volunteers who have come together rescue of Basset Hounds.   Their goal is to find a loving home for every canine. If a home is not found, we pledge quality-of-life living within our program.

BROOD Basset Rescue

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, Inc. BROOD is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization by the IRS. Their mission promotes the humane treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned Basset Hounds by providing food and shelter, medical care and placement in adoptive homes.

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

The mission of Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted Basset Hounds in North Carolina and South Carolina.  Over the course of 25 years CBHR has rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed over 2000 basset hounds.

DROOPY Basset Hound Rescue of Western, PA

DROOPY Basset Hound Rescue of Western PA is a tax exempt nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to saving homeless hounds and finding loving, stable homes for them.  Their mission is to take care of the needs of the Bassets that come into their program, then find them the right forever home.

Guardian Angel Basset Rescue

GABR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues Basset Hounds from Illinois, Eastern Missouri and Indiana that find themselves in bad situations.  The provide needed vet care and place dogs in foster homes which evaluate the dogs to assist the adoption coordinators in finding them good homes.

Golden Empire Basset Rescue (GEBR), founded in 2007, is a 501(c)3 volunteer organization that finds homes for abandoned, abused and unwanted Basset Hounds.  Our territory includes Kern, Tulare, San Luis Obispo and Inyo counties in California.  Our hounds come from shelters and owner relinquishments.  They receive veterinary care that includes vaccinations, heart worm testing and spay/neuter.  They are usually placed in foster homes where our volunteers provide food and love and evaluate behavioral and social issues.  Ideally, the hound is placed in a forever home where the special bond between companion animals and family members can blossom.

Golden Gate Basset Rescue

GGBR takes orphaned bassets into foster care, usually in volunteer homes, where they are loved and cared for until permanent, forever homes are found.  Their volunteers spend time with the dogs to evaluate them, deal with any behavioral issues, and restore them to full health with good food and love.

Mid-Atlantic Basset Rescue

Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue provides veterinary care, food and shelter to Bassets needing assistance in the mid-Atlantic states. Hounds in their care are placed in foster and permanent homes with consideration to personality, behavior, and special needs with lifetime continuing support.

North Texas Basset Rescue

Operated by volunteers, North Texas Basset Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing stray and unwanted Bassets, providing veterinary care and placing them in loving homes. They cooperate with animal shelters throughout North Texas and rescue approximately 80-100 Basset Hounds per year.

Suncoast Basset Hound Rescue 

Suncoast Basset Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer effort that rescues Basset Hounds from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations just for the love of the breed. Their organization gives Bassets a second chance to live, as they were intended as someone's best animal friend.

Assistance in Reaching Out to Rescue

If you have any difficulty reaching the rescue organization you have chosen to work with, please contact the Chairperson of the Rescue Advisory Committee, Sandra Wittenberg.

Be patient while trying to find the right Rescue Basset for your home situation.  Rescues who foster their dogs will have a good reason to place their available hounds in the homes they choose.  Be willing to wait for the right Basset for you and your family.

It will be worth the wait to bring your new Basset into your home.

Don’t forget!

You may participate in many BHCA and AKC Events with your rescued Basset Hound.  You can apply to AKC for a PAL/ILP Number which will allow you to join in with your new Hound.

Download the AKC PAL/ILP Form