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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

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What's Happening

WEBSITE BROOD Membership 2021

2021 Memberships for Humans and Hounds

It's time to join BROOD or renew your BROOD Membership for 2021.

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 2021 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.


2021 Calendar Clearance

Wall Calendars are now on sale for only $9 each with free shipping.

Order yours today as quantities are limited.

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the BROOD Board of Directors and the 52 BROOD hounds who were rescued in 2020.  Thank you for your generous support and volunteering this past year.

Forever in Our Hearts

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.


Website Hound Hero

Become a Hound Hero

Support BROOD by making a monthly donation and be a part of our Hound Heroes program.

If you're looking for an easy way to help BROOD rescue more hounds, Hound Heroes is for you.


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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.