December Hound of the Month – Lady Godiva

consulteronlogoFinal Lady Godiva687Hi everyone, my name is Lady Godiva and I’m a 7 year old gorgeous female basset. My family unceremoniously dumped me at a high-kill shelter. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think it may have had something to do with this huge tumor that grew off one of my elbows. I guess they got tired of looking at it. You can just imagine how excited I was when a really nice lady from Basset Rescue came and picked me up. She said my tail didn’t stop wagging the entire time she was with me.

I’m sure you know that my namesake was a brave, passionate rebel. She stripped off her clothes and rode her horse naked around town to protest against the taxes her husband imposed. I’m a lot like her: I’m always naked and I’m pretty brave. I’m also passionate. I am passionate about going for walks, getting belly rubs and treats, sleeping on a comfy bed and wagging my tail. I’m not much of a rebel but if you are, I’ll gladly ride naked beside you.

Do you have room in your life for a brave and passionate hound like me? Then give BHRSC call right away. A show stopper like me won’t last long.

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.

We owe a “houndful” of thanks to…

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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!

Holiday Gift Cards Available!


Do you have someone on your gift list that is difficult to buy for? Or, maybe you need something special for a hound lover? If so, we have a great gift suggestion for you!

The basic idea is this: Make a donation to BHRSC as a gift to someone special and we will send a beautiful card announcing your generosity. It’s a gift that makes a difference – – A gift that supports homeless hounds!

The holidays are quickly approaching so place your order soon to ensure timely delivery! Also, please consider making your donation via paypal (Purpose: Special Occasion Card), rather than by mail, to expedite your order.

For more info, please click here.

Home for the Holidays Senior Special!


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Yes, we love our senior hounds! They are some of the most lovable characters who just want to be loved and snuggled. Most of them have enjoyed loving homes all of their lives but circumstances have made them homeless for one reason or another. It’s a confusing and heart-breaking time for them. That’s why they are some of the most appreciative and loving dogs when they finally meet their new Forever Family.

Just in time for the holidays, we’re featuring our Home For the Holidays Senior Special starting Monday, November 24th and running through December 31st.

Here’s the deal…Anyone who adopts a Senior Hound (8+ years) will receive a $100 discount.

Penny, 10 years young

Penny, 10 years young

Also if you have previously adopted a hound from BHRSC and you want to adopt a Senior, the adoption rate is only $100. Adopt between November 24th and December 31st and you’ll receive the $100 special discount. That means your adoption fee is $0!

Finally, if you ARE a Senior (65 or older) and you want to adopt a Senior Hound, the adoption fee is just $50 or $0 during our Senior Special.

So what are you waiting for? Bring home a Senior Hound for the holidays and enjoy the love and kisses all year round.

Click here to see all of our adorable Seniors.

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:

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!

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…

Jenn Boring!

Jenn spends many nights a week on her way home from work, with our hounds in boarding. Jenn walks them, give them belly rubs, hugs, anything she can do to help them while they wait to find a real home to call their own. Jenn also has provided wonderful reviews on the hounds, to provide an adoptive family a better perspective on a hound.

Thank you Jenn for spending so much of your time helping our hounds through transition to forever homes!

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.