February Hound of the Month – Buster

Final Buster 1Arooo… Hi there, my name is Buster and I’m 10 years young male basset hound. My most recent abode was the Downey Animal Shelsponsored-by-dogmater. Not exactly a 4 star establishment but hey, I had a place to sleep, food to eat and lots of canine companionship. I’m grateful for their hospitality but was sure happy to meet the nice volunteer from your group and be welcomed to the wonderful Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California.

The human experts say I’m 10. Since I can’t count real well, I’m in no position to argue but I sure don’t feel like a senior citizen. I’m a lively hound, curious about the world and ready to explore it with my new BFF. I’m super friendly. I love giving kisses and really enjoy a good scratch behind the ears and a belly rub.

Would you like to meet a happy, youthful senior, gentleman hound? Yes? Great, then please, give BHRSC a call right away so they can schedule and meet and sniff. I promise you a kiss in exchange for a good ear scratch.

And get this: I’m neutered, micro-chipped, up to date on my vaccines AND because of my Hound of the Month status, my adoption fee is 50% off! Please visit my Homeless Hounds page and give BHRSC a call today.

Submit Your Hound’s Photo for the 2016 BHRSC Calendar

2015 BHRSC Calendar_OctoberIt’s that time of year again!

Please send submissions, including your hound’s name, via e-mail (BHRSCCalendarContest@gmail.com) by February 28th to win a picture of the month spot in the 2016 BHRSC calendar!

  • It’s only $15 per entry (up to 2 photos per entry)
  • High resolution images at 300 dpi are preferred.
  • $10 for a date square (other animals allowed, no humans) Limited to 8 date squares per month
  • $50 business sponsor for the month. Get your business recognized, too, on the sponsor page of our calendar for $50.
  • Submission DEADLINE: February 28, 2015

“How to Send Us Your Submission…”

  1. Send your high resolution photo(s) via email to bhrsccalendarcontest@gmail.com
  2. For Date Squares: tell us your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd date choices
  3. For Business Sponsorships: send a PDF version of your business logo to bhrsccalendarcontest@gmail.com
  4. Submit your payment by PayPal or mail and indicate a “calendar date” or “calendar sponsor” purchase.


Send Your Love To The Hounds

wrecks gia heartValentine’s Day is just around the corner!

How will you celebrate? Don’t worry, the hounds have a couple of ideas to help you spread the love.

1. DEDICATE A VIRTUAL VALENTINE TO A HOUND: Choose one of our homeless hounds to be your virtual valentine! Give a $14 donation by Valentine’s Day and we’ll add a heart and your name (or your hound’s name) to their page on our website, officially recognizing you as that hound’s sweetheart.

Just click the PayPal link here and please include your name (or your hound’s name) and the BHRSC hound you choose as your valentine at check-out!

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2. SEND AN E-CARD: Send an e-card to your human sweetheart, friend or family member! Make a $14 contribution by Valentine’s Day and we’ll send a basset-themed e-mail (featuring adopted hounds Wrecks and Gia, above) to your valentine letting that person know you made a gift in his or her honor.

Just click the PayPal link here and please include: your full name (as you want it to appear in the e-card) and the first name and e-mail address of the person you’d like to receive the e-card at check-out!

There’s no limit on how many virtual valentines you can select or e-cards you can send, all for just $14 each!

Super Bowl Prediction

Press “Play” to check out how the BHRSC alumni hounds predict the winner of the Super Bowl…

Introducing Pippy…

Final Pippi 3Hey, hi, hello! I’m Pippy! Pippy Longears, that is! I’m a 2-year-old girl spilling over with all the spunk and puppy love my name suggests. And I sure can’t wait to meet you!

In fact, there’s a pretty good chance if I see you coming I’ll really giddy-up to meet you halfway. Then, we could go for a walk! Outside! I love being outdoors so much that I might be tempted to squeeze through a cracked door. Don’t worry, though; I come when called. I walk nicely on a leash too. But, I admit, all bets are off if I smell a rabbit. Can you blame me?

If we could make time for some snuggle stops on our walk, I bet we’d be the best of friends in no time! I love belly rubs and back scratches and I never turn down a treat. I’m even willing to sit to get what I want. And what I want more than anything is just to be with you!

I’m not a big fan of being left alone, but the company of other friendly, non-bossy dogs helps me forget how much I miss my people. Speaking of humans, I like my people how I like my dog pals – friendly, and willing to share the spotlight (and food and toys)! So I find my happy place when I’m with older kids and submissive dogs.

Being a young, adventurous gal, I’m so ready to learn everything you have to teach me! What do you say we start today? Please contact BHRSC right away!

Pippy is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccines. Her adoption fee is $350.

To see Pippy’s full profile, click here.

Join Us for “Dog Date Afternoon…”

daisy dogma portrait 3That’s right, it’s time to take your best friend out for a date!

Wine/dessert tasting for humans and treat tasting for the hounds, what could be a better pairing?

Date: Saturday, February 21st
Event: Dog Date Afternoon
Time: 2 to 4pm

Address: 1729 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa

  • $20 pre-sale per entry (includes your four legged date)
  • $25 at the door
  • $10 for dessert/treat tasting only (no wine).


A limited quantity of BHRSC Custom labeled wine will be available for purchase: $30 for 2013 Chardonnay, $35 for 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dogma will donate 10% of all portrait sessions booked during February and March to Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California.

Let them know the hounds sent you!

Purchase your pre-event tickets here, now through February 17th:

Introducing Tawny…

Final Tawney Seacca261Hi there, my name is Tawny. I am a 5 year old female basset hound who is so incredibly grateful for you basset loving folks. Whew … I was a homeless dog in Downey, wandering the streets for a bit until someone brought me to a shelter. The shelter was scary but at least I got fed and best of all, of course, you found me.

While on the street, I’d developed quite a cough and started my life in the BHRSC family with pneumonia. In no time though, I’ll be on my feet and ready for mischief. I’m a petite gal so I can curl up almost anywhere. And I already know my favorite spot: right next to you! I love cuddling, belly rubs and treats. And I’m discovering walks are fun when I have someone to guide me and I end up in a cozy home, with a meal, at the end of the walks.

I would so love it if you call BHRSC soon to make a date to come and meet me. I want so much to start this chapter of my life with my new forever family.

Tawny is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $350.

To view Tawny’s complete profile, click here.

We owe a “houndful” of thanks to…

sherlockCorinne Wedermann!

Corrine schedules volunteers and coordinates with the foster team to have hounds at events. She did a great job with working at the BHRSC Picnic and also took it upon herself to work the Simi Valley Halloween Pooch Parade this year.

Thanks Corrine for helping our hounds put their best paw forward so they can find their Forever Homes!

Join Team the BHRSC Official 2015 ASICS LA Marathon Charity Team

Join Team the BHRSC Official 2015 ASICS LA Marathon Charity Team

The hounds are in the running!!! BHRSC will be participating in the ASICS LA Marathon on March 15, 2015, with a charity team consisting of 10 marathon runners that are hound lovers. BHRSC is excited to have this opportunity and even more excited that we have 10 supporters willing to run 26.2 miles to raise funds for the hounds. Over the next 8 months, our runners will be training for the marathon and we will be sharing their personal stories with you. Interested in joining the team as a marathon runner or participate in LA Big 5K (March 14, 2015) on behalf of the hounds? Please email teambhrsc@gmail.com for all the details. Registration requires a special invitation or BHRSC will not receive credit.

For distance runners, the ASICS LA Marathon is a scenic tour throughout the best spots in LA. From Dodger Stadium, through Hollywood, down Sunset Bl. and all the way to beautiful Santa Monica – this is a race you won’t forget! The ASICS LA Marathon is on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
March 15, 2015, ASICS Marathon Entry Fee – $160
Each Team member shall also commit to raising $500 sponsor funds; entry fee is not included in the fundraising commitment

March 14, 2015 LA Big 5K Fee: $40
Each 5K member shall also commit to raising $250 sponsor funds; entry fee is not included in the fundraising commitment

To view Team BHRSC and/or to donate, please visit: www.crowdrise.com/bhrsc
Follow our team on the BHRSC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bhrsc
For more information vist the marathon website: www.lamarathon.com

New Volunteer Positions Available

Are you interested in volunteering for BHRSC? We always need volunteers and would love to hear from you. Here are some positions that have recently opened up:

  • Web Assistant
  • Adoption Event Assistant
  • Fundraising Assistant
  • Publicist
  • Foster Coordinator Assistant
  • Hound Book – Huntington Beach

Check our Volunteer Page for in-depth descriptions of these, as well as several other open positions. You can also download the volunteer application HERE!