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 3,430 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 SEPTEMBER 16

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What's Happening

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.

Website BROOD Calendar 2024 Contest Voting

Time to Vote in the 2025 Calendar Contest

Voting has begun for the 2025 calendar! You can vote for your favorite hound.

You can also Reserve a Date for your dog for only $25.

More info here.

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Time to Renew Your Membership

Please join BROOD or renew your BROOD Membership for 2024.

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, your dues will help us rescue hounds.

Membership benefits include having your dog on our Faces of BROOD page and the In Loving Memory section, and $25 off on adoption fees.

 

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Ambassador Memberships for Hounds

Attention all hounds and wannabe hounds!

Become a BROOD Ambassador for 2024 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, and the new BROOD window cling can be put on your owner's car.

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.

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.

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Featured Dog

FANNIE MAE

I am an honorary Basset named Fannie Mae. The best guess is that I am mostly, if not all, Foxhound. My foster mom is really curious so she sent off some swabs for a DNA test. I can’t wait to see the results!

I am a sweet, calm, laid-back lady of about 9 years. I came to BROOD after I was found to be living in some pretty bad conditions with an owner who wasn’t taking care of me properly. I am so grateful to have a second chance now at a happy life and can’t wait to meet my forever family.

I am house-trained, crate-trained, and can use a doggie dog. I love going on long walks around the neighborhood to meet new friends. I am very quiet. In fact, my foster mom said it was a few weeks before I barked at all and then it was because I saw foxes outside through the window. I love people and children and would be best in a home with kids older than 10 as I am a pretty sound sleeper and don’t like to be startled awake by sudden noise or movement. I would do well as an only dog as well as an apartment dweller, as long as I got in lots of walk time. ! I’d love to have a home with a fenced-in yard for me to run and play in.

I am so easy to love and care for, happy all the time and ready to live my best life! Please contact BROOD today!!! My adoption fee is $150.00.

Check out my video and see how cute I am!  

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Looking for ways to help hounds this spring? 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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Looking for ways to help hounds this spring? 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.

😍🐶 PUPPIES! Meet Jody and Kammy! ❤️ Read more about them 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 these sweet hounds? 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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😍🐶 PUPPIES!  Meet Jody and Kammy! ❤️ Read more about them 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 these sweet hounds? 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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#adopt #adoptdontshop #dcdogs #dmvdogs #marylanddogs #upforadoption #rescued #rescuedogsofinstagram #hounddog

It's time to let your voice be heard! Have a favorite hound who is competing for the calendar crown? Vote today for your favorite! Dogs with the most votes will be featured in the 2025 BROOD calendar! Vote TODAY, you only have until June 5th.

www.gogophotocontest.com/brood2025calendarcontest

#vote #dog #dcdogs #rescued #dmvdogs #hounddog #dogsofinsta
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Its time to let your voice be heard! Have a favorite hound who is competing for the calendar crown? Vote today for your favorite! Dogs with the most votes will be featured in the 2025 BROOD calendar! Vote TODAY, you only have until June 5th.

https://www.gogophotocontest.com/brood2025calendarcontest

#vote #dog #dcdogs #rescued #dmvdogs #hounddog #dogsofinsta

😍🐶 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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#adopt #adoptdontshop #dcdogs #dmvdogs #marylanddogs #upforadoption #rescued #rescuedogsofinstagram #hounddog
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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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#adopt #adoptdontshop #dcdogs #dmvdogs #marylanddogs #upforadoption #rescued #rescuedogsofinstagram #hounddog
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