BROOD 2020 Virtual Ramble

BROOD's 23rd Annual Ramble Fundraiser is going virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions  


We have planned lots of fun online and virtual activities starting in early July and ending on September 19--the day we had originally planned to have the Ramble event in Northern Virginia.

Ways to Support the Ramble

Sponsorships for Individuals 

Last year we were privileged to have 84 generous and loyal BROOD members and followers support the Ramble by becoming sponsors.  We have sponsorships again this year with new incentives!  Sponsors will receive special thank-you gifts:  Basset Foldable Tote Bag, Basset Hound kitchen towel, BROOD leash and waste bag holder, or BROOD pen and flashlight set. Every sponsor will also receive a BROOD hand sanitizer. Each is a thank you for your generous Ramble sponsorship.

Sponsorships are a great way to support the Virtual Ramble.  Become a Harvest, Pumpkin, Scarecrow or Acorn sponsor today.  More information on our sponsorship page and in our sponsorship packet.

Can't be a sponsor this year?  Become a Virtual Attendee.  Get more info about how to join in the fun and also get a BROOD hand sanitizer.

Sponsorships for Businesses and Veterinarians

Showcase your business or veterinary clinic/practice at the Ramble and support BROOD at the same time by becoming a Harvest, Pumpkin, Scarecrow, Corn Maze or Acorn sponsor. Your business will be listed on the BROOD website for a year as part of your sponsorship.  Click here for more information on business sponsorships.

Online Auction Now Open!

The online auction of Basset and dog items is now open and runs thru July 28.  Bids are open for 83 unique items.


Online Gift Card and Basket Raffle Now Open

We are raffling off 20 gift baskets and over 60 gift cards.  You can buy tickets for individual prizes.

The gift card and raffle basket raffle is now open and ends August 31.


T-Shirt Sale Now Open



Be sure to order one of the official Ramble WASH YOUR PAWS t-shirts--now on sale online.  We have dozens of sizes and three styles this year.



Quilt Raffle Now Open

The annual Ramble Quilt raffle is back this year with a colorful quilt made by BROOD supporter Sue Knapp.  Buy tickets online before the raffle ends on August 31.


Only in September Fun

To mark September as Official Ramble Month, we have three online fundraisers planned. Check back for more information.

50-50 Split the Pot Raffle (Yes--you can do a 50-50 online!)

BROOD Online Store Sale (includes the 2021 BROOD desk and wall calendars)

Help a Hound Online Auction (special items we would have auctioned off at the Ramble will be available online)


Hound Activities

Ready to Ramble Photo Booth Now Open

Will your dog be coming to the Virtual Ramble?  Does it want to see who else is coming?  Post its photo in our Ready to Ramble photo album.

Virtual Dog Contests

We have planned three virtual dog contests.  Submissions of photos and videos will begin in mid-August for the Costume Contest (photos), Howling Contest (videos) and Talent Show (videos).  More info will be posted soon.

The Famous BROOD Pie Eating Contest

We cannot have a Ramble without a Pie Eating Contest.  Using the popular ZOOM platform, we will have several heats of the pie eating contest.  Look for more info soon about how to participate in this fun free-for-all contest!

The top three in each contest will receive ribbons and prizes.  All participants will receive a participation gift.  Winners will be announced on September 19.


Questions?  Please contact our Ramble Coordinator at