Yogi the basset.

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 found homes for over 3,250 basset hounds and basset mixes.  Some have been abused or neglected, others needed rescue 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


2022 BROOD Calendars

The 2022 BROOD wall and desk calendars are now on sale.  Order both for only $20.

We also have special 25th Anniversary items for sale in the store.

Website BROOD Ramble Auction 2021

Ramble Online Auction

The Ramble Auction is now open with  25 special items.

Bid on them before the auction ends on September 28.


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Thank You Ramble Sponsors

Thank you to the 91 sponsors who helped make the 2021 Ramble a success.

We couldn't rescue the hounds without your support!


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Ramble Wrap-Up

The 2021 Ramble is a wrap and it was one of our best ever!  The field was filled with bassets and other dogs and their humans for four hours.  Of course the weather was warm and humid, and we had a great day of fun and fundraising.  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us.

The Dog Contests, Pie Eating Contest and Basset 500 Race were the highlights of the dog activities.  The crowd enthusiastically cheered and supported the dogs as they participated in the contests.

Thank you to the BROOD Board of Directors and our team of Ramble volunteers for all their hard work at the Ramble event and in the months prior.   Dozens of volunteers helped us and we greatly appreciate their time and commitment.


Faces of BROOD

Submit Your Dog’s Photo to Faces of BROOD

Have you adopted a dog from BROOD and are you a member of BROOD? If so, your BROOD dog’s photo can be featured as one of the success photos rotating on  the BROOD’s website pages.

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.


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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Its Hump day

🐶🐾💜 I am Bunny! Please, will you take me home? 💜🐾🐶 Read more about me 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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🐶🐾💜 I am Bunny! Please, will you take me home? 💜🐾🐶 Read more about me 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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How does your basset make your life better?

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They make me laugh and I feel loved. Makes my life so much better.

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Ramble panoramic shot

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It’s a new game. Where’s Albert? Lol

Are you going to load more pictures of the winners classes?

Love this and miss you all and the hounds.

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No! The weekend cant be over.

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So cute ❤️

I’m obsessed so sweet

Precious ❤


Absolutely Precious ❤❤❤

I'd love to have one

Precious babies xxx

Ramble hangover!

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