Where We Work

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

Adopt

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.

Foster

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

Membership

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

Volunteer

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

Donate

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

BROOD Store

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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Thank You for Supporting the Virtual Ramble

Thank you for supporting the 2020 Virtual Ramble.

With your generous support, we raised over $49,000 for our rescue work!

Wash Your Paws Shirts Are Back!

Back by popular demand--order a shirt today.  We have dozens of sizes in four different styles. Order by October 5th to get yours.  There are long-sleeve and sweatshirts available for the fall and winter!

jake before adoption

Memberships for Humans and Hounds!

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. Membership benefits include having your dog on our Faces of BROOD page and In Loving Memory section.

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.

Forever in Our Hearts

NEW–Pet Memorials

In Loving Memory — Memorials of Our Beloved Dogs

Always in our hearts, we will never forget the special dogs that have touched our lives. You can now honor your BROOD adopted hounds and other dogs that have passed away.

Submit your dog's photo and it will be displayed on the BROOD In Loving Memory memorial page. All dogs of paid-up BROOD members are eligible for inclusion on the In Loving Memory page.

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Thanks to our sponsors

Our Ramble Sponsors

The 2020 Virtual Ramble had the largest number of sponsors ever for a Ramble.  Thank you to our 86 sponsors who supported the Ramble in a big way this year!  We appreciate your generous support.

 

 

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2021 Calendars Now Available

 

The BROOD 2021 desk and wall calendars are now available in the online store!

Order both and save $6

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROOD VIRTUAL RAMBLE CONTEST 2020

Ramble Dog Contests

Ramble Dog Contests

The dog contests were a popular Virtual Ramble activity. Over 40 hounds entered the Howling, Talent, Costume and Pie Eating Contests.  The top 3 in each contest are listed in order of finish.

Saturday Pumpkin Eating Contest 

Gordy (Mike and Sandy Getz

Radar (Terry Erlichman)

Ellie (Charlee Bezilla)

Sunday Pumpkin Eating Contest   

Annie Mack (Nancy Mack)

Whitman Ford (Elizabeth Ford)

Mr. Speckles (Alison and Nate Peak

Howling  Contest  

Stanley (Janet Miller)

Luke & Cassie (Senior Houndsabound Wendie Prince)

Homer (Tom & Helen Lydon)

Costume Contest

Jake  (Chris and Bruce Williams)

Duke Duke (Kimberly & Andrew Duke)

Mr. Speckles  (Alison Peak)

Talent Contest  

Emie (Barbara Fleming)

Mr. Speckles (Alison Peak)

Truman (Beth Bilson)

 

Featured Dog

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.  

BROOD on Facebook

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🐶🎈🐶Dixie and Bella were adopted! 🐾🎉🐾 Happy tails to these sweet hounds and their family! 🐶❤️🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

🐶🎈🐶Dixie and Bella were adopted! 🐾🎉🐾 Happy tails to these sweet hounds and their family! 🐶❤️🐶

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I helped transport them. They were so sweet!

We fostered them and miss them every day. What a pair! ❤️

💚❤️💜 I'm Roxie! I would love 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 Roxie! I would love 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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Mom, Dad, we need to get these dishes done!

Comment on Facebook

Aww so cute

What is it about the dishwasher. My Rufus and Harley both did this.🤣🐾❤

Super cute!

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