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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.

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

BROOD 2021 CALENDAR CONTEST

2021 Calendar Contest Was a Huge Success

The 2021 BROOD Calendar Contest is now over and it is the biggest one we have ever had!  We have 12 winners and 4 runners-up, all of whom received more than 1,000 votes each.  Your generosity and interest in the contest enabled us to raise $29,158--a new record.  We are very thankful to everyone who entered their hounds and all our loyal supporters who voted.

Look for the calendar to be on sale starting in September.

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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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Website Ramble Sponsor

Virtual Ramble Event Sponsors Needed

Due to COVID-19, we are having a Virtual Ramble this year in place of the in-person event we had planned for September 19.  Sponsors are needed more than ever this year to make our event successful!  Sponsorships start at $100.

Can't be a sponsor this year?  Become a Virtual Attendee.  More info in the BROOD Store

There will be online auctions and raffles, and virtual dog contests you can enter photos and videos of your hounds.  (More information to come soon.) We may not be able to see each other this year at the Ramble, but we can get together virtually to support BROOD's lifesaving work. For more information, email our Ramble Coordinator at ramble@brood-va.org

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Ramble Raffle Baskets and Gift Cards

The 2020 Virtual Ramble needs your help. We are seeking sponsors for the 20 raffle baskets we will be raffling off online. Sponsorships are $50 per basket and will help us purchase basket items and cover the shipping costs to the winners. Sponsor a basket today!  Or check out our Amazon Wish List and purchase items for the baskets to be shipped to our raffle basket team.

We also need donations to help us purchase $25 gift cards for the online gift card raffle we are planning. Any donation amount is appreciated. Donate using PayPal or our special credit card page.  The gift card and raffle basket auctions are scheduled for August.

 

 

Website Ramble Auction

Ramble Online Auction

The Virtual Ramble Online Auction runs July 7 thru July 28.  We have over 80 basset and dog items to bid on.  Bid today to support BROOD's rescue work.

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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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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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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.
https://brood-va.org/monthly/

BROOD's July Online Auction is Live! Bid on your favorite items today.
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BROODs July Online Auction is Live!  Bid on your favorite items today.
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Ramble is Going Virtual!
Given the uncertainty about COVID-19 and the difficulty of enforcing crowd limits and social distancing at the Ramble, The BROOD Board of Directors decided the best option was to move forward with a Virtual Ramble instead. We did not want to place any of our volunteers or supporters at risk, but will greatly miss seeing all you in person this year.

We are in the midst of planning special virtual activities that will be fun and raise needed funds for our rescue work, including upcoming auctions, raffles, dog contests and sponsorships.

BROOD is lucky to have many supporters and volunteers whose support allows us rescue homeless hounds. Without your support, we cannot continue our work. Thank you so much, and stay safe and healthy!
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Ramble is Going Virtual!
Given the uncertainty about COVID-19 and the difficulty of enforcing crowd limits and social distancing at the Ramble, The BROOD Board of Directors decided the best option was to move forward with a Virtual Ramble instead. We did not want to place any of our volunteers or supporters at risk, but will greatly miss seeing all you in person this year.
 
We are in the midst of planning special virtual activities that will be fun and raise needed funds for our rescue work, including upcoming auctions, raffles, dog contests and sponsorships.  
 
BROOD is lucky to have many supporters and volunteers whose support allows us rescue homeless hounds. Without your support, we cannot continue our work. Thank you so much, and stay safe and healthy!
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