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.
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Welcome to BROOD
Since 1996, BROOD has cared for and found homes for over 3,398 basset hounds and basset mixes. 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 27th year of rescue.
I’m the marvelous Milo!!!! I am a 6-year-old Basset mix, with the softest fluffiest fur you’ll ever feel. BROOD is helping me find my forever home for the second time. I was initially adopted in 2017, but my family moved recently and couldn’t take me with them. I know I don’t have a lot of the typical Basset features like long ears and a low body, but I do have the sweet loving loyal personality of a faithful hound.
I am house-trained and can use a doggie door. My foster family has never had to crate me because I am very well-behaved and can be trusted to not make a mess. I am very smart and know lots of words. I take cues from my foster family and know when my foster mom gets her walking shoes on that it is time to go and get so excited. When I see her pick up her backpack, I know it’s time for a ride in the car to someplace new and will jump for joy to go on an adventure!
I am easy to care for and don’t require much to be happy. I love tennis balls and usually carry one with me wherever I go. (Be sure to check out my video!) I am a good sleeper and gladly wait for my family to wake in the morning before starting my day. I like taking a few short walks a day but I’m not one for all this nasty heat. Sometimes on very hot days, I just have to put my feet down and say no!
I’m looking for a quiet calm family to love and appreciate me. I need a home without cats as I tend to chase them. I need to be the only dog in the home as the energy level of other dogs is usually too intense for me. I love children as long as they are old enough to understand proper interactions with dogs. Loud noises will startle me so I’d not do well in an apartment or a busy city environment. I am scared of thunderstorms and do take medication to help me deal with the stress of the noise.
I have been back with BROOD for over 13 months (!!) now and I think it is time that I lay down roots with a new family who will love me like I deserve. Will that be you? Please contact BROOD today!!! My adoption fee is sponsored by a BROOD supporter who hopes I will be adopted soon.