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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 found homes for about 3,500 basset hounds and basset mixes through 2023.  Some have been abused or neglected, others needed rescue when owners moved or passed away or could no longer care for their hounds. We are now in our 28th year of rescue. 

Basset hound Clink adopted from BROOD

Stay up to date on the latest BROOD news and events!

COUNTDOWN TO THE RAMBLE EVENT ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

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What's Happening

Check out the official RAMBLE event page for all the information you need for the September 14th event.

BROOD desperately needs more foster homes to continue our rescuing hounds from shelters and taking in owner surrenders. More information is found in the Fostering section.

Thank you to everyone who entered and voted in the 2025 BROOD Calendar Contest. With your support, we raised $23,544 for the hounds who need out help. 

Website Ramble Sponsor Social Media 2024

Become a Ramble Sponsor

Become a Ramble sponsor for 2024.  Sponsorships start at $100 and each sponsorship level has special thank-you gifts.

A generous BROOD adopter and supporter is again matching the first $20,000 of sponsorships this year. Your gift will be doubled!   Sign-up as a sponsor today!

Website T Shirt Campaign 2024

T-Shirt Sale

We have a great new design for our 2024 Ramble t-shirts. Order yours today. Sale ends July 31.

Social Media Raffle Basket Sponsorships 2024

Raffle Basket Sponsorships

We need sponsors for the Raffle Baskets at the Ramble event in September.

Sponsorships are $50 per basket

Choose yours today!

Website Ramble gift cards 2024

Gift Cards Needed for the Ramble

We need donations of $25 gift cards for the upcoming Ramble event in September.  More information here.

 

Amazon Wishlist for Ramble Raffle Baskets

For those of you who like to shop, we have an Amazon Wish List to help with the Raffle Baskets for the September 14 Ramble event.  We have lots of cool items on the list.  Thanks for helping make our raffle baskets spectacular.

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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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.

 

In Loving Memory — Memorials of Our Beloved Dogs

Forever in Our Hearts

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

JOSEPH

My name is Joseph, or Joey if you like. I am the sweetest lovable guy you'll ever meet!! I am a Bagel (a Basset Beagle mix) with a lot more Beagle than Basset. Best guess is that I am about 7 years old and I am looking forward to finding a family that appreciates the virtues of a fellow like me.

I am house-trained and learned to use the doggie door pretty quickly.  I am crate-trained too, but I'm so well-behaved, even when left alone, that I don't need to be confined. I have my favorite dog bed and am always ready for a good cozy nap. I do enjoy going on a walk or two every day as well as time playing outside. I would prefer a home with a fenced yard so I have a way to let off some energy. 

I really love people and am instant friends with everyone I meet. I am very calm and would be great with children of any age. I get along great with other dogs and I really do enjoy the company of my foster brother. I would be lonely without another dog in the home.

When I came to my foster home, I wasn't feeling my best. It turns out I have a heart issue and require daily medication to keep me healthy. BROOD's medical director can tell you all about it. As I got healthy with the treatment, I really started to blossom and am absolutely loving life. I am a happy-go-lucky guy and just waiting for the next adventure!!

I know my prefect family is out there, I hope it's you. Please contact BROOD today. My adoption fee is $250.

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2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Senior dogs are the BEST!

So sweet

BROOD is always looking for fosters! All of our dogs stay in loving foster homes while they prepare to find their forevers. Fosters allow us to observe the pups to determine the right fit for them, while giving them a chance to decompress (and maybe get spoiled a little...). Interested? More information on fostering can be found here: brood-va.org/fosteringinfo/.

We love our fosters and thank you all for your AMAZING work with the pups.
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BROOD is always looking for fosters! All of our dogs stay in loving foster homes while they prepare to find their forevers. Fosters allow us to observe the pups to determine the right fit for them, while giving them a chance to decompress (and maybe get spoiled a little...). Interested? More information on fostering can be found here: https://brood-va.org/fosteringinfo/.

We love our fosters and thank you all for your AMAZING work with the pups.

😍🐶 Meet Joseph! ❤️ Read more about him here: brood-va.org/availabledogs.

🆘 Please comment on, like, and share this post to help spread the news about our available hounds! 💕

Missed out on this sweet hound? Check out brood-va.org for all of our available dogs, and make sure you apply to be an approved adopter!
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😍🐶 Meet Joseph! ❤️ Read more about him here: https://brood-va.org/availabledogs.

🆘 Please comment on, like, and share this post to help spread the news about our available hounds!  💕

Missed out on this sweet hound? Check out brood-va.org for all of our available dogs, and make sure you apply to be an approved adopter!
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Has its loving, forever home!

So beautiful. What a sweetheart ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐾

I think it’s happy because it’s outside and the sun is shining and it’s family is nearby 😊

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