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.

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 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

Website BROOD Halloween costume contest

Halloween Contest

Enter your dog in BROOD's 2021 costume contest.
Submit your photo by November 2.
Prizes for the top 3 winners!
Please include your name and email with your photo submission so we can contact you if your dog wins.
Website Rada Cutlery Fundraising store

Rada Cutlery Fundraiser

Looking for gifts for the Holidays or for  yourself?  The BROOD Rada Cutlery fundraiser is now open.  Made in the USA kitchen knives and lots more kitchen items.  BROOD receives a donation from every sale.

Website Quilt Raffle 2021

Quilt Raffle

Buy tickets for this one-of-a-kind basset quilt and support our rescue work.

Raffle ends on November 2.

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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.

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25th Anniversary Swag

Purchase some BROOD 25th Anniversary swag and help us celebrate a quarter century of rescuing over 3,300 hounds.

 

Ramble Thank you 2021

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.

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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.  

BROOD on Facebook

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❤️ Annie was adopted! Happy tails to this sweet hound! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

❤️ Annie was adopted!  Happy tails to this sweet hound! ❤️

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Wonderful news! 💖

Congratulations to this sweet girl and her new FURever home

🐶🐾💚 I'm Sparkle! 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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🐶🐾💚 Im Sparkle! 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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What a cutie

Wish I could adopt Sparkle. I'm.in North Carolina.

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Fall is upon its way!

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The time of year when leaves stick to your shoes...

Look mom, I found a Reeses that some kid dropped into the leaves when trick-or-treating. It's only 0.25 ounces of milk chocolate, right?

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Do you have a basset hound and a cat?

Comment on Facebook

Yes!

Grew up with bassets and cats . Always got along great .

BROOD's Howl-oween Costume Contest!
Enter your dog in BROOD's 2021 costume contest. Submit your photo here: photos.app.goo.gl/Ci7zPZ4CwMjPp6F96
Deadline is November 2. Prizes for the top 3 winners!
Please include your name and email with your photo submission so we can contact you if your dog wins.
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BROODs Howl-oween Costume Contest!
Enter your dog in BROODs 2021 costume contest.  Submit your photo here:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ci7zPZ4CwMjPp6F96
Deadline is November 2.  Prizes for the top 3 winners!
Please include your name and email with your photo submission so we can contact you if your dog wins.

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