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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.


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.


We always need more foster homes. No other job in rescue is more rewarding than fostering.


BROOD welcomes new members who share our passion for rescuing homeless. Please join us as we continue our ongoing rescue work!


BROOD could not save any hounds without the hard work of our volunteers. Get involved today!


Rescue is expensive. Donate to BROOD today to support our rescue work.


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


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.

jake before adoption

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.


Website Ramble Sponsor

Virtual Ramble Information Ramble 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.  Check-out the Official Virtual Ramble page for more information.

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


2020 Ramble T-shirt design

Wash Your Paws Shirt Sale

The official Virtual Ramble shirts are now on sale.  The shirts have a Wash Your Paws theme and are available online.



There are only two Raffle Baskets left to sponsor.  Sponsorships are $50 per basket and will help us purchase basket items and cover the shipping costs to the winners. Sponsor a basket today!




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.

Featured Dog

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.