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.

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?

Submit Your Hound’s Photo for the 2016 BHRSC Calendar

2015 BHRSC Calendar_OctoberIt’s that time of year again!

Please send submissions, including your hound’s name, via e-mail ( by February 28th to win a picture of the month spot in the 2016 BHRSC calendar!

  • It’s only $5 per entry (1 photo per entry)
  • High resolution images at 300 dpi are preferred.
  • $10 for a date square (other animals allowed, no humans) Limited to 8 date squares per month
  • $50 business sponsor for the month. Get your business recognized, too, on the sponsor page of our calendar for $50.
  • Submission DEADLINE: Midnight, March 1

“How to Send Us Your Submission…”

  1. Send your high resolution photo(s) via email to
  2. For Date Squares: tell us your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd date choices
  3. For Business Sponsorships: send a PDF version of your business logo to
  4. Submit your payment by PayPal or mail and indicate a “calendar date” or “calendar sponsor” purchase.


Introducing Tawny…

Final Tawney Seacca261Hi there, my name is Tawny. I am a 5 year old female basset hound who is so incredibly grateful for you basset loving folks. Whew … I was a homeless dog in Downey, wandering the streets for a bit until someone brought me to a shelter. The shelter was scary but at least I got fed and best of all, of course, you found me.

While on the street, I’d developed quite a cough and started my life in the BHRSC family with pneumonia. In no time though, I’ll be on my feet and ready for mischief. I’m a petite gal so I can curl up almost anywhere. And I already know my favorite spot: right next to you! I love cuddling, belly rubs and treats. And I’m discovering walks are fun when I have someone to guide me and I end up in a cozy home, with a meal, at the end of the walks.

I would so love it if you call BHRSC soon to make a date to come and meet me. I want so much to start this chapter of my life with my new forever family.

Tawny is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $350.

To view Tawny’s complete profile, click here.

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
  • 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.