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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

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 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.

Website Summer Clearance Sale

BROOD Store Summer Sale

Check out the sale in the BROOD online store!

15% off everything

25% off Last Chance items

$6 flat shipping

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.

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Time to Renew Your Membership

Please join BROOD or renew your BROOD Membership for 2024.

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

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.

 

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

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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Ramble t-shirts are here! Buy yours today and rep BROOD at this year's Ramble. All proceeds, as always, go to our rescue efforts! Buy yours today here (link also in instagram bio): www.customink.com/fundraising/broodramble2024. ... See MoreSee Less

Ramble t-shirts are here! Buy yours today and rep BROOD at this years Ramble. All proceeds, as always, go to our rescue efforts! Buy yours today here (link also in instagram bio): https://www.customink.com/fundraising/broodramble2024.

Kammy and Jodie need a temporary foster June 30th through July 6th, preferably in the Lorton area. Can you help? Email foster@brood-va.org! ... See MoreSee Less

Kammy and Jodie need a temporary foster June 30th through July 6th, preferably in the Lorton area. Can you help? Email foster@brood-va.org!

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Can you help Brood rescue more hounds like Winston? Thank you to all of our donors- we are able to keep rescuing dogs because of you! Link is also in the Instagram bio.
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Can you help Brood rescue more hounds like Winston? Thank you to all of our donors- we are able to keep rescuing dogs because of you! Link is also in the Instagram bio.

😍🐶 Puppy alert! Meet Kammy! ❤️ Read more about her 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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😍🐶 Puppy alert!  Meet Kammy! ❤️ Read more about her 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
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