Maggie Mae Urgently Needs Your Help!

Temp Maggie Mae Pic 4BHRSC rescued 10 year old Maggie Mae from the shelter on Monday, September 8th. She was scared, dirty and very skinny. Maggie Mae was taken to the vet for the usual pre-adoption vet check, microchipping and vaccines. Yesterday afternoon, Maggie Mae began vomiting and an x-ray confirmed that poor Maggie Mae was suffering from bloat. She was immediately put on an IV and taken into emergency surgery. While in surgery, it was discovered that her spleen was folded over and had two tumors on it, so it had to removed to avoid further complications. A BHRSC volunteer quickly responded and she was transported to SoCal Vet Specialty Hospital for 24-hour critical care. The vet thinks she will need to be there 2 days before it’s safe to return to AHHB for daytime only care. We are awaiting the biopsy results and hoping that there are no further issues for this sweet hound. We are happy and hopeful to report that Maggie Mae made it through the night; her heart remained stable, no arrhythmia, and her blood counts remained normal. She is on pain meds and they plan to start weaning her back a bit later today. BHRSC had no choice but to put a deposit on a credit card to save Maggie Mae’s life.

9/14 Update: Great news to share with you all! Maggie Mae is eating and even better, her tumors have come back benign! Our girl will very soon be cleared by the vet and available to go to foster/adoption. We have received in outpouring of support for our girl through prayers, good vibes and some donations. Thank you to everyone that has helped Maggie Mae in your own way.

You can help BHRSC save Maggie Mae and make a donation towards her care. Right now she needs all of our support to pull through. Please send positive thoughts her way.

Also, you can read more about her HERE on her Homeless Hounds page.

There are two ways to donate via our website:

1. Donate here via PayPal

2. Go to our general PayPal Donate page HERE and please put MM in the line that says “add specific instructions to seller”.

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 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:
Follow our team on the BHRSC Facebook page:
For more information vist the marathon website:

Pawtoberfest tickets available now!

Come out and support your friends in “low places” by celebrating Pawtoberfest with BHRSC at The Lost Abbey. Ticket includes 3 (4 oz) tasters, a pint of your choice, nacho bar, and tour of Lost Abbey. All humans must be 21 years and over to attend. Tickets will be mailed out when payment is received. $15 advance ticket sales, $20 at the door.

Lost Abbey is referred to as one of the best craft breweries in Southern California. They are located in an industrial park in San Marcos, where the 15 Freeway meets the Highway 78. They have a large selection of beers so you might want to research in advance to see which are the best beers that correspond to your taste preferences The. Check either ratebeer or beeradvocate for detailed tasting notes.

A food truck will also be on the premises for those wanting a meal. Food Truck meals are not included in the ticket price.

September 27th
3pm – 7pm
Pawtoberfest Beer Tasting Fundraiser
The Lost Abbey
155 Mata Way #104
San Marcos, CA 92069

Purchase tickets here:

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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 Master
  • 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!

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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The Hounds Need YOU!

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Jackson is one of our many dogs that needs your help!

They may say there is a drought in Southern California, but not when it comes to hounds!  The hounds are in urgent need of your help. Since January 1st BHRSC has spent $60,006.02 on boarding and vet bills alone. We have experienced a large number of incoming hounds, many of which are seniors with health issues. We do not currently have enough fosters and half of our available hounds are currently in boarding, which is eating up our precious funds.

Please consider helping the hounds by becoming a foster and /or sending a donation. Because of your generosity BHRSC has not had to turn away any needy hounds for more than two years and we need your help for that streak to continue. Your support is greatly appreciated – the hounds needs us!

Click HERE to donate or Click HERE to become a foster parent.

We owe a “houndful” of thanks to…

Jenny Walker!

Jenny provides valuable assistance with getting the hounds ready for adoption. She found and handled the acquisition of free vet clinics for our hounds. Jenny is always dependable and makes sure the hounds medical needs are met.

Thank you, Jenny!

Thinking about fostering a hound?

Thinking about fostering a hound? Or maybe two hounds? We have bonded hounds that would love to come be a part of your home as they wait for their new forever families to adopt them. If you’ve ever considered opening your home to a hound on a temporary basis, we urge you to fill out an application here and check out our Foster Info page here.

And of course take a look at our homeless hounds page to see which of our amazing hounds need foster homes!


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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.