March Hound of the Month – Sherlock

Sherlock 2-650MK-650Well, hello, I’m Sherlock! I’m 8 years old and I’ve solved a lot of mysteries in my day, but I sure could use some assistance on this one. Could you help me figure out why I haven’t found my forever home? It’s a crime! And I just can’t get to the bottom of it!

Here’s the evidence: I’m a lover, a real sweetheart, people tell me. I even like to greet my people with a good howl after they wake up. I’m always happy to see my humans and I like making new friends. I prefer the two-legged variety, but I’ve been known to enjoy the company of other dogs too – and kids! Oh, I love them! I used to have a pal that was same age as me and I followed him everywhere.

When I’m not playing follow the leader with my favorite people, I spend a lot of time investigating ways to coerce belly rubs out of them. That’s usually my alibi. But the truth is, I’ll settle for any form of affection (or bones and treats)! You’ll know you’ve deciphered the code to my heart when I respond to your pets with soft grunts of satisfaction. I’m sure none of this really sounds like a breakthrough.

Consider this though, in the past I’ve been accused of stealing space on the bed or couch, loitering in the yard while soaking up the sun and causing a ruckus when it’s time for a walk. Maybe these are clues. Do you have any hunches?

I’m ready to crack this case wide open! If you have any tips, please contact BHRSC today so we can get down to some real detective work!

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.

Marathon Heroes for the Hounds

BHRSC is proud to have had 8 dedicated Hound Heros in the race for the hounds at the LA Marathon Sunday.

Chris Rodriguez, Dave Deguia, Corinne Wedermann, Ryan Wein, Cynthia Connell, Valerie Finney, Abigail Finney and Jason Hernandez have dedicated the past several months to training and ran their hearts out in the baking sun,raising the funds needed ($4,895 and counting) to allow us to continue saving homeless hounds. The hounds could not be more honored.

To all our marathoners, thank you! All of us at BHRSC are truly inspired by your commitment and dedication. You have enabled us to continue to help the hounds who are in need of love and compassion on their journey to their forever homes.









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The hound pictured is BHRSC Alumni, Zeus, adopted by Dave Deguia in 2012.

Spring Clean & Donate to BHRSC At The Same Time!


Get a jump start on your Spring cleaning and donate your gently used items for the BHRSC Annual Yard sale.

We will be accepting donations including gently used linens, bikes, furniture, home furnishings, craft items, holiday decorations, garden tools, tools, clothing of all sizes, books, DVDs, pet items, all kitchen items, working appliances, and any new items that you may have never used.

Things we DON’T need: food items, soiled items, items that do not work, large non-flatscreen TVs or computers. Thanks!

Drop off site — 7758 College Avenue, Whittier, CA
Saturday, March 21 11:00am to 1:00pm

Click here to see the event flyer.

If you have any questions, send them directly to:

And then join us for some great deals on Saturday, March 28th from 8am to Noon:

7758 College Avenue
Whittier, CA

Best Friends Adoption Special – Love Comes In All Sizes

best_friendsLove comes in all sizes – and shapes, colors, and ages for that matter. And we want everyone to know it! So March 1st through 31st, we’re partnering with Best Friends Animal Society which is hosting the “Love comes in all sizes” adoption special. This means that throughout the month of March, every hound’s adoption fee is discounted by $50.

We believe that every hound deserves a loving home. Won’t you open yours to a hound in need?

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
  • 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!

How downloading an app on your phone can help BHRSC!

BHRSC has teamed up with WoofTrax, an organization that has a program called Walk for a Dog.

Check out their website and download their app on your phone (available for Androids and iPhones). Make sure to sign up for BHRSC and then all you need to do is get walkin’! Simple as that. The app tracks your walks and donates per mile. We are thrilled to be a part of Walk for a Dog and hope you will be, too!

Don’t just take your dog for a walk,
Take your Walk for a Dog, get the App at
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We owe a “houndful” of thanks to…

Joyce Wolever!

Final Howie 4Joyce has worked tirelessly to send out thank yous to donors while also working on special projects, like Gotcha cards sent a year after someone has adopted a hound to acknowledge the adoption and remind them of the anniversary. Joyce gives her time and energy to make sure donors and hounds get her best!

Thanks Joyce for all you do for the hounds and BHRSC!

Looking for a convenient way to support the hounds of BHRSC?

Looking for a convenient way to support the hounds of BHRSC?

Now you can help while you shop (and search). Use the links below to select BHRSC as your charity of choice and the organizations will donate a portion of your purchase cost (or tally up your searches to raise money) back to BHRSC automatically. The best part is it’s free to you and to us!

So go on, get shopping!

Basset Hound Rescue Of Southern California

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Check out the hounds’ Wish List!

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Bailey says “I Really Need A New Harness, Please!”

Looking for a way to help out the hounds this howliday season?

Check out our Wish List! While stamps and harnesses are in particularly high demand, we are grateful for any and all help replenishing these much needed items.