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Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama is dedicated to rescuing and finding loving homes for homeless or needy basset hounds throughout the state of Alabama.

Results: Celebrating our 15th year as a non-profit, Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama has found loving homes for over 1600 basset hounds,

Target demographics: Rescue, foster, and find loving forever homes for our Basset Hounds.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Since 1999, BHRA as placed over 1600 basset hounds in their furever homes

Geographic areas served: Throughout the state of Alabama, Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama is dedicated to rescuing and finding loving homes for homeless or needy basset hounds.

Programs: The basset hounds we rescue come from a number of places and situations including shelters, owner surrenders, or unclaimed strays. Every incoming basset is taken to one of our veterinarians who offer discounts for their services to BHRA. While at the vet, the basset receives a full check-up, vaccinations, and heartworm test. Individual hounds are treated for heartworm if they are positive, as well as other medical challenges that may arise during their examination. After complete medical evaluation and treatment, each dog is placed in a loving foster home until a “forever home” can be found. The financial survival of BHRA is due solely to adoption fees (which, typically, do not cover vetting costs) and donations from the public. All funds received go strictly to the care and vetting of these precious hounds; no administrative fees are claimed.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered as a foster parent for several years with BHRA until I adopted my wonderful bassett hound Lady. She was rescued from a puppy mill. She has been a much loved family member and a big support of mine for over 12 years. BHRA does its very best to find the best people for these bassett hounds.

3 Tammy100

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

After a long search for our baby girl whom we had named Dixie Belle.. But the Bhra renamed her Lilly.. We contacted them and gave them everything they asked for vet records .. Pics.. Even identified her spot for spot and dot for dot... But yet these people still refused to give us our baby girl back... Instead they told us they was speeding her adoption along.. My daughterJamie is so heartbroken... We had looked everywhere for her since around thanksgiving.. It's not our fault belle aka LILLY was taken from us and didn't surface again til we got word in first of june someone saw her pic and informed Jamie so we started searching again.. And we found her except we was denied our baby!!! So my review is that these people are NOT out for what's best for these babies... But money talks!!! I will continue searching for people that will listen and do something with this non profit organization because They kept on telling us oh give us this give us that.. Then all of a sudden nope you can't have her back Because you didn't search enough for her!!! And they lied on several websites of how they obtained "Lilly" and even to us.. And YES I have ALL emails and pics of all conversation with the president of Bhra and the websites.. They also removed Lilly's pics immediately upon us contacting them... But what hurt the most is we found our belle and they lead US to believe we give them proof of ownership and we could have her back.. Of course we would have reimbursed for all her care while with Bhra .. And then 'll of a sudden no.. Vet records aren't burden of proof and we are speeding up her adoption process.. And I think They were so wrong.. And to me that breaks all of what they are suppose to stand for.. They should be that Dixie belle aka Lilly should go to her HOME with her mommy who had her since she was 6 weeks old... We miss our baby girl.. So if you have our precious baby.. Plz call her belle belle ;) that is her name... She will love you forever.. And if y'all want burden of proof that is her name contact Dr sherry Brown at Brent animal hospital in Brent Alabama .. Jamie Jones was the one she was taken from! Thank you for your time.. Tammy Richardson (trich48@hotmail.com) Grandma of the belle belle.. Will be glad to show everyone "burden of proof" against these heartless people.

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vsimpson0118 06/15/2015

BHRA would like to clarify the above information submitted by Tammy Richardson: 1. We received Lilly as an owner surrender from someone who was not the person who wrote this review nor her daughter. 2. Many facts not stated here led to a decision made in the best interest of Lilly, a dog surrendered to our rescue by her owner (once again, not the writer of the review nor her daughter). The best interest of the dog, with full consideration of ALL available information, is always the objective of BHRA or any other reputable rescue group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our perfect fur-baby through BHRA. They foster these beautiful basset babies, providing for all of their needs, including their medical needs. BHRA screens their potential forever homes before placing the basset babies and follows up after placement to make sure the adjustment is going well. Their primary concern is for these sweet fur babies. Such a beautiful spirit in this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thankfully, I have rescued 2 basset hounds from BHRA and fostered one! The volunteers for BHRA take their responsibility VERY seriously. Their intake process makes sure all of their bassets will be healthy when adopted. They do a thorough home visit making sure their hounds will be in a secure and loving environment. This is a top notch organization for which I am VERY grateful. My 2 rescues have meant the world to me. So thankful that they allow "Tennessee Volunteers" to rescue and love their Alabama bassets.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I could never be a foster parent to a basset hound. There is no possible way. It would be like if I had a daughter and letting her go out on her first date. The adoptee's would never be good enough for the bassets and I would have maybe 10-15 on my hands then. lol
We have adopted/ rescued 6 so far and counting. I usually have at least 2 at a time, if not 3. I am currently looking for a 3-5 year old male to replace our 15 year old we had to lay to rest not long ago and the 2 girls we have need a big brother to watch over them while they sleep (which is pretty much all day and night) and protect them from the local squirrel/ rabbit population. Terrifying (lol) BHRA has always been there for us. Thanks a million for all you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted an older basset hound from BHRA and she is a perfect match for me. Lilly is great company and loves to play in the yard and keeps me moving when I'd rather be sitting around. The BHRA staff were so wonderful throughout the adoption process and in any contact I've had with them since. While I haven't had Lilly for a full year yet, I know we'll have many more years together due to the great care she was given by BHRA.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to BHRA . I am an adoptive Basset Mom . We've had 'Cowboy" for 6 years and love him dearly . I wish circumstances were such that we could foster , and even possible adopt. I would be so lost with out my Cowboy!

2 Valerie55

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Basset hounds have been part of my family for the past 34 years. Now, as a basset foster parent and part of a dedicated volunteer team, working with BHRA has allowed me to fulfill my passion for rescuing, fostering, and helping find forever homes for these loving bassets. Since we do not have a physical address or facility, we rely solely on the help of volunteer foster parents to temporarily house and care for our hounds until they are adopted....whether the bassets are owner surrenders, strays, abused and abandoned pets, or rescue pets from public animal shelters. BHRA and their volunteers do not get enough credit for the painstaking, gut-wrenching, heartfelt labor of love that goes into every effort to save a hound.

An amazing group of volunteers doing an amazing job they all should be proud of!


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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer , foster and foster failure with this rescue, I'm overwhelmed by the care and concern this group of people show for these amazing dogs. They work together and always have the welfare of the dogs in their care foremost in their actions. Wonderful group!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

BHRA does a wonderful job in all respects. From the initial consultation, home visit, placement and post adoption follow up, they were professional, responsive and well organized. It is evident that their top priority is the welfare of the innocent animals that come into their care. After our dear boy Wally passed away last fall, BHRA worked with us to find a good match for our home. Lulu came from a wonderful foster care family who were very helpful in providing us with the information we needed with regard to her personality and needs. It seems that everyone we interacted with truly loves these animals.

3 HCHarlow

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love BHRA! We began as a foster family and loved it so much that we now volunteer anywhere we can. They're doing great work and their love for these sweet hounds definitely shows.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer and foster with this rescue, I'm continuously impressed by the compassion they show to these wonderful dogs. It's a great organization, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great rescue! They take wonderful care of this wonderful and loving breed! From senior Bassets to the young.

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vsimpson0118 03/24/2015

Thank you for your wonderful comments!