BROOD's Status

BROOD's legal name is Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, Inc. BROOD is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization by the IRS. All contributions are tax exempt to the full extent of the law. Our tax identification number is 54-1896211.

Our Mission

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) promotes the humane treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned basset hounds by providing food and shelter, medical care and placement in adoptive homes.


BROOD is a limited admission breed rescue organization licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and rescues basset hounds in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and portions of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Efforts are focused on rescuing adoptable basset hounds in danger of euthanasia. BROOD works collaboratively with animal shelters, animal control facilities and animal rescue organizations to identify, rescue and place basset hounds.

Our Values

We value every animal in our care and focus our efforts on finding homes for adoptable basset hounds. We value our relationships with animal control facilities and rescue organizations and strive to work in concert with them in our rescue efforts. We value our volunteers and supporters, who generously contribute their time, talents and resources to support our mission. We value our adopters who as BROOD's customers, adopt our basset hounds into loving homes.

BROOD's History--Read about the history of BROOD from its inception in 1996.

BROOD Brochure-- Print our BROOD Information Brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) to help us spread the word about BROOD!

BROOD Video--Check out BROOD's promotional video.

Meet the Board--Meet the volunteers who, as members of BROOD's Board of Directors, help make our organization a success.

Intake Policy--Complete details about BROOD's intake policies.

Finances and Dog Statistics--Information about BROOD's finances, dog intake and adoptions.

Join BROOD--You can become a member of BROOD and help our rescue efforts. Membership gives you The Rambler email newsletter twice a week, access to BROOD membership discounts and programs, voting privileges for the Board of Directors biennial elections, and an invitation to attend our members-only picnic in the summer.

Donate to BROOD--Donations are vital to our rescue work. Year after year, our veterinary and kenneling costs continue to increase, and adoption fees cover only a fraction of our expenses. If you would like to make a donation to BROOD that will make a difference for a homeless hound, please use this donations link. We accept donations by mail, or you can donate online using PayPal or Credit Card.

Get Our Newsletter--Stay in touch with BROOD's activities by signing up for our BROOD NEWS Monthly Newsletter.

Follow Us on Facebook--Become a BROOD fan on Facebook where you can also interact with other BROOD fans.

BROOD Contact Information

Phone Number

866-710-9476 (toll free)


  1. Adoptions
  2. Not Used
  3. Fostering
  4. Lost/Found a BROOD Basset
  5. Shelter Calls
  6. General Calls
  7. Emergency

Mailing Address

Basset Rescue Of Old Dominion
3445 Seminole Trail, Box 248
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Fax Number

866-710-9471 (toll free)