October Hound of the Month – Tabasco

Resized Tabasco new215LostAbbeyLostAbbey (1)Let me introduce myself:  I’m Tabasco, a seven year’s young male basset hound. I was rescued from the streets in Long Beach right after the 4th of July… one of the scariest times of the year. The shelter was so full with Independence Day refugees that I was given a firm ultimatum:  have a volunteer from BHRSC pick me up right away or else. Fortunately, BHRSC came through and so I never had to learn what the “or else” was.

I’m a happy go lucky hound with energy to spare and love to share. I’m no wallflower. I enter a room with lots of enthusiasm and with a deep desire to brighten your day. I like going on walks, especially if you let me alternate between trotting along at a good pace and stopping abruptly to sniff and enjoy all the delicious smells this world has to offer. And, of course I love belly rubs, treats and just hanging out with you.

If you want a dog that will make you smile every day, then I’m your dude.  And a bonus of being the Hound of the Month? My adoption fee is half off! So what do you say? Please visit my Homeless Hounds page and give BHRSC a call today!

4th Annual BHRSC Wine Tasting Fundraiser Tickets available now!

We are so excited for the 4th Annual BHRSC Wine Tasting in Temecula! If you enjoy red wines, this is quite possibly the best Temecula has to offer. Gershon Bachus will be open only to BHRSC supporters on this day and will serve three 1 oz tastings, plus a 5 oz glass of a favorite from the three. Tastings to include samples of 2007 Syrah , 2012 Vino Villa Rosso, 2009 Cab Franc OR 2012 Aglaea (white wine). For those who do not like reds….. and prefer to opt out of ALL Reds, a 5 oz glass of white can be substituted.

Bottles of all varietals of Gershon Bachus wines will be available for purchase. Gershon will donate 10% of bottle sales to BHRSC. You can uncork while at the event and if you don’t finish, take it with you and enjoy at home. This is also a great opportunity to buy your holiday wines.

This event shouldn’t be missed by any of our supporters that happen to be wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs, or just enjoy a grand experience and personal attention. Yummy appetizers and desserts are included. A limited number of hounds allowed on premises. Buy your tickets early to reserve a spot for your hound. For info about the winery, please visit: http://www.gershonbachus.com


Friday, November 14th
4th Annual BHRSC Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Gershon Bachus Winery
37750 De Portola Drive
Temecula, CA 92592
4pm to 8pm

Ticket price is $25 in advance, $30 at the door and advance tickets can be purchased via paypal below:

Driving directions to Gershon Bachus: http://www.gershonbachus.com/maps.html#.Uj-gueB8ug8

Dogma Pet Portraits Special for October

October 2014 Dogma PromoCheck out this amazing offer from our favorite hound photographers, Dogma Pet Portraits! For the month of October they will give your hound the star treatment for a Christmas shoot at a discounted rate. Now is a great time to take a family photo for the howlidays!

Check out the promo flyer HERE for more details and check out their website for info on their general services.

BWB Halloween Edition!

basset maid costume 2Come join us October 4th for our Annual Halloween edition of Brunch with Bassets! There will be a hound costume contest, a fortune teller, and, of course, plenty of refreshments. For more info check out our Events page here or visit our social site.

The Details:

Saturday October 4th
Huntington Beach Central Dog Park intersection of Edwards Street and Inlet Drive Huntington Beach 714-536-5672

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 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 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 www.WoofTrax.com 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 www.WoofTrax.com
Like them on Facebook

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…

Tanya Godinez & Tracy Watzek!

Tanya and Tracy endlessly scour shelters seeking hounds to spring out of their cages and into the many open arms at BHRSC and eventually to a forever home.

Our Shelter team is always working behind the scenes the make sure hound dogs spends as little time in a scary shelter as possible. They are not always seen, but always working hard for the hounds.

Thank you, Tanya & Tracy!