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Where We Work

BROOD rescues basset hounds and basset mixes in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware and portions of southern Pennsylvania.


Considering adopting a basset hound or basset hound mix? BROOD adopts dogs to qualified homes in VA, MD, DC, WV, and parts of DE and PA, other states at our discretion.


We always need more foster homes. No other job in rescue is more rewarding than fostering.


BROOD welcomes new members who share our passion for rescuing homeless. Please join us as we continue our ongoing rescue work!


BROOD could not save any hounds without the hard work of our volunteers. Get involved today!


Rescue is expensive. Donate to BROOD today to support our rescue work.


Shop the BROOD online store. A great way to support BROOD's rescue work.

Welcome to BROOD

Since 1996, BROOD has cared for and adopted almost 3,200 dogs with injured bodies, damaged spirits, or broken hearts. Some have been abused or neglected, others left behind when owners moved or passed away. All needed our help. Our dogs will always come first. We are unsparing in our care for our droopy eared, short legged canine friends, helping them find the forever homes they deserve.

Basset hound Clink adopted from BROOD

Stay up to date on the latest BROOD news and events!

What's Happening

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2021 Calendar Contest Now Open

The 2021 BROOD Calendar Contest is now ready for voting! This year we have 130 beautiful and handsome hounds looking for your support. There will be twelve different winners for the twelve months. Entries with more than 1000 votes beyond the first 12 winners will be runners up and have their photos prominently displayed alongside the monthly winners.

Each vote is $1 and is considered a donation to BROOD. You can vote online for your favorites until June 30.

jake before adoption

Renew Your Membership

It's time to join BROOD or renew your BROOD Membership for 2020.

Membership gives you a say in rescue, and includes you in our emailed Rambler newsletter featuring articles about basset hounds and all the current happenings in BROOD. Joining with other BROOD members, you can help us rescue hounds.


BROOD Ambassadorships

Attention all hounds and wanna be hounds! Become a BROOD Ambassador for 2020 and support our rescue work.  Memberships are only $20 a year. Your name will be featured on our website and you will receive a BROOD Ambassador membership card to show your friends at the dog park.

Gus adopted in 2008 by Chris & Bruce Williams

Submit BROOD Adoption Success Photos

Have you adopted a BROOD dog? And are you a paid-up Member of BROOD?  If so, you can now have your BROOD dog featured on our website for FREE! Check our Faces of BROOD page for details and how to submit your photo.

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Digital Watercolors Fundraiser

Dust off your favorite digital photos of your hounds and other pets. BROOD has a new fundraiser that will create digital watercolors from your photos. Choose either a single photo or a large collage with multiple photos, and you will receive both a high resolution file to print and a social media size file to share. And BROOD receives 25% of your purchase as a donation!
Contact Wendy at wendy@lovattphotography.com to place your order.



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Become A Monthly Hound Hero

Becoming a Hound Hero is an easy way to donate to BROOD on a recurring monthly basis and support our rescue work.

Monthly donations are a reliable source of income and allows BROOD to more effectively care for current BROOD hounds and plan for the future. Become a BROOD Hound Hero today.

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Check Back Soon

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we currently have only a couple of dogs in our care.  Please check back periodically to see if we have any hounds available for adoption.  

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We love updates about our adopted BROOD hounds!I wanted to share this picture of Bebe, adopted in April from BROOD, and her new brother Bunter (formerly Bubba), adopted in May from Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland (BRSM), Inc. Bebe is making it very clear that she was here first and has forbidden Bunter to share the couch with her, but the two senior hounds have interests in common, notably critters in the yard and (as seen here) whatever I'm eating for lunch. ... See MoreSee Less

We love updates about our adopted BROOD hounds!

🌼🐶 I'm Cletus Brown! 🌼 I would be the luckiest boy to join your family! 🌼🐶🌼 Read more about me, check out my video, and see more pictures of me here: brood-va.org/availabledogs/.

🆘🆘🆘 Please comment on, like, and share this post so that my new family can find me! 🐾😍
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🌼🐶 Im Cletus Brown! 🌼 I would be the luckiest boy to join your family! 🌼🐶🌼 Read more about me, check out my video, and see more pictures of me here: https://brood-va.org/availabledogs/.

🆘🆘🆘 Please comment on, like, and share this post so that my new family can find me! 🐾😍

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Cletus is a love bug!!!

So handsome 🥰

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Best Buds, Happy Friday!

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Mary Jones-Werner, they remind me of ur new babies just bigger!

That’s so precious

Awe absolutely so adorable 💕💕

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