April Hound of the Month – Harvey

Harvey 2Screen Shot 2014-04-05 at 8.18.59 PMWell hello everyone, I’m Harvey, and here’s my story! I had been with one family my whole life but they expanded and some of their humans became allergic to me. They really tried to keep me but I had to spend most of my time in the yard and they knew that wasn’t the life i deserved.

So let me tell you the good news: I’m very social and love people, kids and even other dogs.  And although I am a senior, I still enjoy playing, making you giggle and giving you slobbery basset kisses.  Of course, I am a big fan of sleeping on the couch, taking walks and belly rubs, too.  I didn’t get too much of that in my old home so I am really looking forward to it. Oh,  I forgot to mention, I have attended obedience class so I will come when called and show you my very best manners.  I am also well past the age of destroying your house, so you can trust me.

I’m now waiting for my forever home and can’t wait to meet you!

And thanks to being April’s Hound Of The Month my adoption fee is half off – how great is that?!?! Please visit my Homeless Hounds page and give BHRSC a call today!

Holy smokes – best BHRSC yard sale ever!


Saxby, the host with the most!


Wow – what an event! This year’s BHRSC Yard Sale was a huge hit. Thank you to everyone who donated, who came & enjoyed themselves, and who purchased some amazing finds. Our grand total was $4,400.86 – all proceeds which benefit the hounds! We are so grateful and thrilled with how the yard sale went, all because of our amazing supporters. The hounds send you all big slobbery kisses!




We owe a “houndful” of thanks to…

Pam Schmidt!

Because she’s the recipient of this month’s Houndful of Thanks volunteer award!

Pam does an incredible job wrangling volunteers to transport hounds  from shelters.  She also helps to bring hounds to BHRSC when owners aren’t able to.  Pam also  helps out with mailings or steps in to help host BWB.

Pam is a long time volunteer, helping out the hounds in many ways.

Thank you  Pam for all you do for our hounds!!

Register for the 2014 Spring Games

2014SGHoundRibbonRegistration is open for Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California’s 17th Annual Spring Games!

The 2014 Spring Games on June 7th is shaping up to be the best ever! Some events include: Tail Wag Off, Kissing Contest, Marathon Napping, Treat Toss Competition, and Synchronized Swimming. So you better get your hound ready and start training asap!

If you’d like to pay via paypal click HERE or you can register via mail by sending in your name, hound’s name, phone number and address. Your first hound is $20, then $10 for each additional hound. Checks can be made out to BHRSC and sent (along with requested info) to: P.O. Box 88, Whittier, CA, 90608-0088.

For more info and details about the Spring Games, please check out our events page here or the flyer here.

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!


It’s time for the $5 BHRSC Merchandise sale!


We are having a sale, you have to check it out!  Check out our great deals HERE, available for the a limited time only. All of our merchandise proceeds benefit BHRSC hounds in need AND make the best gifts for the Basset lover in your life.

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BHRSC’s Annual Yard Sale is almost here!

Join Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California for a day of great shopping and lots of bargains! It’s going to be early this year, on April 12th.

We will be at the lovely, historic victorian home of the Dennis family in Whittier. Folks donate to our amazing yard sale from all over Southern California and donations include furniture, tools, toys, clothing, household items, decor items, books, movies, craft items and supplies, and much more! If you’re looking for something specific, we will probably have it, so come check it out.

And, of course, we will have some great food items – baked goods, hot dogs & soft drinks! All funds raised through the annual BHRSC yard sale go directly to helping the homeless Hounds of Southern California. You can even meet some of our lovely hounds at the Yard Sale!

We also would love to hear from you about donating. It’s the perfect time to give your house the ol’ Spring clean and let us know what you’d like to pass on to us. You should even ask your friends and family for items – we need your stuff!

All the details
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
7758 College Avenue
Whittier, CA

Please click HERE to see the BHRSC Yard Sale flyer for even more information about this event, including how to donate. And if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Carol by clicking HERE!

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:

  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Bio Writer
  • Home Visit Assistant
  • Web Assistant
  • Designer

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!

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.