Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue
The year 2016 marks the ninth anniversary of Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue!
Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue is a basset hound rescue group
who provides veterinary care, food, shelter and support to basset
hounds needing assistance in the mid-Atlantic states. We treat these
animals with care and respect. MidABHR makes decisions based on
compassion and with concern for the quality of life of each individual
basset hound. We place basset hounds in our care into foster homes
and permanent homes with consideration to personality, behavior,
and special needs. We provide continuing support to adoptive families
throughout the lifetime of the dogs.
We work in direct cooperation with all local and state shelters
to reduce euthanasia of basset hounds. Of the bassets we rescue
and care for, approximately 60% come from these shelters. The other
40% of our bassets are surrendered by their current owners directly
into MidABHR care. By taking in bassets surrendered by their owners,
MidABHR helps ease the burden on our local animal shelters by preventing
those bassets from ever entering the animal shelter system.
Serving our local and statewide communities,
Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue provides:
Education to the public and prospective
homes about the Basset Hound breed.
Shelter and care for homeless Basset Hounds.
Assistance, when needed, to anyone owning
a Basset Hound so as to keep the dog in a good environment.
Placement in suitable foster and permanent
homes for all dogs taken into our care.
Financial and emotional support, when
needed, to our foster and adoptive homes using the dogs'
best interest as a guide.
Fundraising events in order to care for
all dogs taken in by our rescue.
Education about spaying and neutering
in order to decrease pet overpopulation and random breeding.
Placement assistance to state and local
animal shelters for Basset Hounds and mixed breeds.