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Guardian Angel Basset Rescue

It’s All about the dogs!

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What a catch !!!!


Available Bassets

GABR continues to be a major force in our lives and in the lives of the thousands of Bassets that have been rescued. GABR is also very important to the people who adopt these dogs.




Over the years GABR has rescued over 5000 Bassets! Our volunteers have driven thousands of miles and in some cases have flown to rescue a Basset that may have been abused, is ill , lost a home due to a death in the family or in some cases the owners could no longer afford to provide properly for their Basset. What ever the reason, GABR is there to the extent of our financial resources


Why Foster?

The purpose of a foster home is to provide a home environment while evaluating the dog's behavior around other dogs, children, and to observe the dog's personality, attitude and temperament.


Basset Friends Forever

Guardian Angel Basset Rescue is, in most cases, the last option for a Basset Hound in need. There is nowhere else for the dog to go. When GABR comes to the aid of a Basset Hound, it is BECAUSE OF YOU! As a supporter and donor, this is your rescue. With your continued support, GABR will continue to rescue Bassets in need. YOU make it possible.

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BFF Members


There is much work to be done to ensure that our mission of “No Basset Left Behind – Anywhere” stays alive for generations to come.

To learn more, click on the Legacy Society link below - the journey starts with YOU !

Legacy Society


The 2022 TSBHR Calendar is on sale now!

The 2022 calendar features 12 months of adorable Bassets and Basset Mixes. Such a wonderful way to honor so many sweet hounds.

Click Add to Cart to order online now!

  Calendars are $23.50 each (includes shipping).

Or you can save the shipping cost and purchase a calendar at our upcoming fall events for just $20.00.

This is a fabulous gift to give your family and friends. All proceeds go directly to the hounds in need.

Our calendars sell pretty fast each year, so order yours today to guarantee shipment!

We have lots of logo items, great gifts with YOUR hound's photo on them, and general adorable Basset stuff!
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Adopting a Basset Hound (or ANY dog, for that matter) can be a life-altering commitment. We take our responsibility for these precious dogs very seriously and it’s our responsibility to make sure you know exactly what you’re in for.

Basset Hounds are stubborn. They shed. They smell like corn chips. They follow their noses – sometimes toward places you don’t want them to go. If you’re looking for a dog that will catch frisbees, you may want to keep looking. But, they are also lovable, squishy, loyal, goofy companions that will love you unconditionally.

We want to make sure that you know what you’re in for. Because of that, we ask a LOT of questions. We may send someone to visit you at home. We may even call your vet. Please don’t be offended at this. Look at it as an opportunity to brag about what a wonderful pet owner you are!

Below are two links. One will take you to our Petfinder page which is where we keep current on all of our hounds that are up for adoption. The other link is where you go to submit your application.

A donation is requested with the adoption of your hound. This donation helps cover a portion of the costs of rescue, neutering/spay, vaccinations, and any other needed veterinary care. Suggested donation(s) are as follows. And you can either send a check OR use the donation link on the website. These are effective as of April 1, 2018.

  • Puppy <1 years of age: $750.00
  • 1 – 2 years of age: $500.00
  • 3 – 5 years of age: $350.00
  • 6 years and over: $300.00
  • Basset mixes (Under 4 years) $350.00
  • Basset mixes (over 4 years) $300.00

These donations cover only a small portion of our costs in relation to rescuing a hound. Our current costs on rescue per hound vary depending on necessary testing, vaccinations, spay & neuter, vet care, shots, feeding, grooming and caring for our hounds until they find their families. The average vet care cost per hound is currently: $500.00.

Please understand an adjustment period is to be expected. If the adoption doesn’t work out for any reason, you agree to return the dog to DaphneyLand.


Basset Hound

The first mention of the “Basset” dog is found in a sixteenth-century text about badger hunting. Dwarfed short-legged specimens occur in many breeds and have been known since ancient times, but it is difficult to know at what point such dogs were purposefully bred and which ones led to the present Basset Hound. There is, in fact, evidence that dwarfed hounds existed alongside full-sized hounds as long ago as the fifth century a.d. in France.

The word Basset is derived from the French bas meaning low thing or dwarf, so that definitive evidence of the breed may be hard to follow. Short-legged dogs were used by the pre-Revolutionary French for hunting at a slower pace, but most of these dogs were dispersed, and their fates undocumented, during the French Revolution. The history becomes clearer after the Revolution, when greater numbers of commoners took up hunting, often aided by guns. They needed a dog that they could follow on foot, but that still had great scenting ability and strong heavy bone—in essence, a short-legged version of the pack hounds popular with the aristocracy. Because the Basset could not pursue quarry at speed, the quarry was less likely to be on the run and thus presented an easier target for the gunman. The dogs would hunt all mammals but were especially suited for rabbits and hares.

Four different versions of short-legged hounds were created, with the Basset Artesien Normand most closely resembling today’s Basset. In the late 1800s (and again in 1930), crosses with Bloodhounds were made to increase size; the results were then tempered with subsequent crosses to the Artesien Normand.

The first Bassets were brought to England and America in the late 1800s, and interest in the breed grew gradually. In 1885, the Basset Hound became one of the first breeds to be AKC recognized. By the mid 1900s, the Basset’s droll expression had won a place in advertising and entertainment and in many new pet owner’s hearts.


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As of October 31st, more than 1,726 basset hounds have found homes with ABC's help!
59 rescued in 2020
70 adopted in 2020

Welcome To All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue, Inc.


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At All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue, Inc., we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.

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Carolyn B.

I received my Slobber Shoppe order and I am in love with everything, including the adorable pen you included!!I have worked in customer service for over 30 years and you really impressed me. I am glad my purchase is helping homeless Bassets get medical care, it is a win win! Thanks again Shelly.

Pinki W.

I am always amazed at the products y'all come up with! And I may be supporting Bassets!, but I also get some one of the kind clothing, mugs, and other Basset paraphernalia!!! Keep up the awesome work!

Carla K., Belle, and Taffy

Just had to tell you I love my recent purchases from The Slobber Shoppe!! That Chala purse is to die for!! Thank you for all you do for the bassets and for giving us the best basset shop in the world!!!!

Suellan B.

I just wanted to let you know that everyone who received my gifts from The Slobber Shoppe for Christmas were just thrilled! Thank you so much for running the shop. I'm sure it's a ton of work and I know the proceeds go to ABC Basset Hound Rescue.

George H.

They are one of the best rescues in the country adopt don’t shop for a reason....

Patti S.

We adopted our Bart from ABC a couple if years ago! We were so impressed with our experience that we have become active members of this wonderful rescue family! ABC is 100% committed to the well being of the dogs we rescue! I am very proud to be a member of this group! My son, and several people I know have adopted from ABC as well, and all have had great experiences! Can’t say enough great things about ABC!

Chris W.

I adopted a male and a female Basset from ABC about a year apart. They are a great organization that give these wonderful hounds a second chance. Everyone I have dealt with has one mission, to get these dogs to the best match. From the adoption coordinator to the volunteers who transport the dogs to their forever home. My life is so much more fulfilled with the two Bassets thanks to ABC! Keep up the great work!

Bob N.

Excellent Rescue who really goes the extra mile for the dogs~~while I can think of numerous things this rescue does great~~they have helped with rehoming many many bassets a group of private basset lovers buys from agricultural auctions that have come from horrible puppy mills and end up in loving wonderful homes

Rescue Pig Meets Basset Hounds!

     17th May 2021 - 35 dogs currently in foster!     We've had puppies!     17th May 2021 - 35 dogs currently in foster!

Hounds Looking For Homes and Latest News!



Homes Needed

Daphne Age: 7 Sex: Female Health: Neutered, vaccinated and microchipped Location: Middlesborough Daphne is a bubbly, active, goofy and cuddly 7-year-o...




 Rosie APPLICATIONS CLOSED Age: 17 months Sex: Female Health: Neutered, Vaccinated and Microchipped Location: Cornwall Rosie is a 17-month-old bu...




 Sadie APPLICATIONS CLOSED Basset hound/Frenchie cross Age: 16 months Sex: Female Health: Neutered, Vaccinated, Microchipped Location: South Wale...

Babs and Caesar

Babs and Caesar


APPLICATIONS CLOSED Babs and Caesar Age: 12 Sex: Babs is female, Caesar is male. Health: Both neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Babs has arthriti...




Wilma APPLICATIONS CLOSED  Age: 4 Sex: Female Health: Neutered, Vaccinated and Microchipped Location: Hereford   "Wilma is funny, energ...

Martha and Albert

Martha and Albert


Martha and Albert APPLICATIONS CLOSED Age: Martha is 9, Albert is 8 Sex: Martha – Female, lemon and white Albert – Male, tricolur Health: Neutered, Va...

The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain

The aims of The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain are to help ensure every Basset Hound spends their life in a loving, caring home, and to re-home Basset Hounds in need or  have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own and to provide support wherever possible to any Basset Hound owners.

If you can no longer look after your Basset Hound please do not advertise him free to a good home on any websites or local newspapers. You don't know where your dog will end up. We will never judge anyone who has to surrender their Basset Hound as we fully understand that sometimes things just don't work out, the Basset Hounds wellbeing is all that matters to us here at The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain.

So, please if you find you can no longer care for your Basset Hound get in touch with us, and we will do everything we can to either rehome your Basset Hound or support you to help you keep them.

We use a network of foster homes, transporters and homecheckers throughout the length and breadth of Great Britain to assess the needs of every Basset Hound, make sure they are healthy and ready to be placed in the best possible home.

We have no income and rely entirely on donations and volunteers. To make a donation to The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain please click here Donate Now
As important as donations are, we are always looking for reliable Volunteers to help with the task of running our Charity, for more information on how you could Volunteer please click on the Volunteer tab on our top menu where you will find the various Volunteer application forms.

If you would like to contact The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain for any reason then please use our contact form to get in touch Contact Us

BRNGB are an outstanding charity run by some of the most amazing people you'll ever meet. I cannot thank Lou and Sam enough for all their constant support and reassurance. The support we receive from the network of followers is incredible.

Harriet Bowers, Southampton

Without BRNGB I would not now be proudly owned by the delightful Cooper. I was already owned by Lizzie & Dylan beagle and our old cocker Pip, but Cooper introduce me to the wonderful world that is bassets. He is a delight to have, and I believe you could not be sad for long with a basset.

Sue Black, Cockermouth

I'm not sure I can put into words the fabulous work that Basset Rescue Network GB do. But I can put into words how thankful I am for them bringing Merlot home to us ~ THANK YOU! The 'Network' part of their title couldn't be more appropriate either and they have an exemplary one to boot, as they cover all of the UK including Northern Ireland.

Zoe Moran, Scotland

Louise and Sam from BRNGB made the transaction seamless and I can't thank them enough. The whole team do an amazing job....ladies you are superstars!! I can't imagine life without Maude and I'm amazed at how well her and Tallie have bonded so keep up the good work BRNGB!

Diane Ashford, Gosport

Our experiences of the BHRNGB have always been positive. We have helped the network to re-home two basset hounds: Daisy (was Wednesday), who we fostered for six nights and who now lives with my parents, and Bella, who we fostered for one night and who was introduced to her new owner at the network's meet-up in Newport.

Rachel Puddifer, Newark

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Reasons to Adopt

Please help ABC help homeless Basset Hounds find a new forever home!

If you’ve considered adopting a Basset Hound in the past but haven’t, or you have room for a sibling dog, NOW IS THE TIME!! ABC Basset Hound Rescue has many dogs that are in need of a forever home. Won’t you please consider opening your heart and home to a rescue Basset Hound? Your costs in time and money will be paid back a million times over in love and loyalty from your new friend.

If you’re still reading this then we’ve got your attention! Please consider the advantages of rescuing an adult basset as opposed to purchasing a puppy.

“Why on earth would anyone want to adopt an adult rescue or shelter dog? After all, aren’t they like used cars? Who wants someone else’s problems? If the dog were so wonderful, why would anyone give him away? If he was a stray, why didn’t someone try to find him? I’d rather buy a puppy so I know what I’m getting, and besides they’re so cute!” Rescue groups and shelters often hear a variation of this conversation. Many prospective dog owners are just not convinced that owning an older (i.e., 3 years+) “pre-owned” dog is better than buying a puppy. But there are a number of reasons why adopting a dog from a Rescue group that carefully screens and evaluates their dogs.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Adopting an Adult Basset Hound:

Excerpts from “Why Adopt”, written by Mary Clark at LABRADOR RETRIEVER RESCUE, INC. Permission has been granted to freely reprint and distribute this document as long as LRR, Inc is credited.

10) In a Word—Housebroken.

With most family members gone during the work day for 8 hours or more, housetraining a puppy and its small bladder can take a while. Puppies need a consistent schedule with frequent opportunities to eliminate where you want them to. They can’t wait for the boss to finish his meeting or the kids to come home from after school activities. An adult Basset can “hold it” much more reliably for longer time periods. ABC usually tries to have the dog housebroken before he/she is adopted.

9) Intact Underwear.

With a chewy puppy, you can count on at least 10 mismatched pairs of socks and a variety of unmentionables rendered to the “rag bag” before he cuts every tooth. And don’t even think about shoes! Also, you can expect holes in your carpet (along with the urine stains), pages missing from books, stuffing exposed from couches, and at least one dead remote control. No matter how well you watch them, it will happen–this is a puppy’s job! An adult basset can usually have the run of the house without destroying it.

8) A Good Night’s Sleep.

Forget the alarm clocks and hot water bottles, a puppy can be very demanding at 2am and 4am and 6am. He misses his littermates, and that stuffed animal will not make a puppy pile with him. If you have children, you’ve been there and done that. How about a little peace and quiet? How about an adult basset??

7) Finish the Newspaper.

With a puppy running amok in your house, do you think you will be able to relax when you get home from work? Do you think your kids will really feed him, clean up the messes, and take him for a walk in the pouring rain every hour to get him housetrained? With an adult basset, it will only be the kids running amok, because your dog will be sitting calmly next to you, while your work day stress flows away and your blood pressure lowers as you pet him.

6) Easier Vet Trips.

Those puppies need their series of puppy shots and fecals, then their rabies shot, then a trip to be altered, maybe an emergency trip or two if they’ve chewed something dangerous. Those puppy visits can add up (on top of what you paid for the dog!). Your adoption fee when adopting from ABC will get you a dog with all its shots current, already altered, heartworm negative at the minimum.

5) What You See Is What You Get. How big will that puppy be?

What kind of temperament will he have? Will he be easily trained? Will his personality be what you were hoping for? How active will he be? When adopting an adult basset from ABC, all of those questions are easily answered. You can pick large or small; active or couch potato; goofy or brilliant; sweet or sassy. The Adoption Coordinator can guide you to pick the right match. (Rescues are full of puppies who became the wrong match as they got older!)

4) Unscarred Children (and Adults).

When the puppy isn’t teething on your possessions, he will be teething on your children and yourself. Rescues routinely get calls from panicked parents who are sure their dog is biting the children. Since biting implies hostile intent and would be a consideration whether to accept a “give-up”, Rescue Groups ask questions and usually find out the dog is being nippy. Parents are often too emotional to see the difference; but a growing puppy is going to put everything from food to clothes to hands in their mouths, and as they get older and bigger it definitely hurts (and will get worse, if they aren’t being corrected properly.) Most adult bassets have “been there, done that, moved on.”

3) Matchmaker Make Me a Match.

Puppy love is often no more than an attachment to a look or a color. It is not much of a basis on which to make a decision that will hopefully last 12+ years. While that puppy may have been the cutest of the litter; he may grow up to be super active (when what you wanted was a couch buddy); she may be a couch princess (when what you wanted was a tireless hiking companion); or he may want to be an only child (while you are intending to have kids or more animals). Pet mis-matches are one of the top reasons Rescues get “give-up” phone calls. ABC does extensive evaluating of both their dogs and their applicants to be sure that both dog and family will be happy with each other until death due them part.

2) Instant Companion.

With an adult basset, you automatically have a buddy that can go everywhere and do everything with you NOW. There’s no waiting for a puppy to grow up (and then hope he will like to do what you enjoy). You will have been able to select the most compatible basset: one that travels well; one that loves to play with your friends’ dogs; one with excellent house manners that you can take to your a long day’s work and spend your time on a relaxing walk or ride with your new best friend (rather than cleaning up after a small puppy).

1) Bond… Rescue Bassets Bond.

Bassets who have been uprooted from their happy homes or have not had the best start in life are more likely to bond very completely and deeply with their new people. Those who have lost their families through death, divorce or lifestyle change go through a terrible mourning process. But, once attached to a new loving family, they seem to want to please as much as possible to make sure they are never homeless again. Those bassets that are just learning about the good life and good people seem to bond even deeper. They know what life on the streets, life on the end of a chain, or worse is all about, and they revel and blossom in a nurturing, loving environment. Most rescues bassets make exceptionally affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions.

Unfortunately, many folks think dogs that end up in rescue are all genetically and behaviorally inferior. But, it is not uncommon for Rescue groups to get $500 dogs that have either outlived their usefulness or their novelty with impulsive owners who considered their dog a possession rather than a friend or member of the family; or simply did not really consider the time, effort and expense needed to be a dog caretaker. Not all breeders will accept “returns”, so choices for giving up dogs can be limited to animal shelters, Rescues groups, or the owners trying to place their own dogs.

ABC evaluates the dog before accepting him/her (medically, behaviorally, etc.), rehabilitate if necessary, and adopt the animal only when he/she is ready and to a home that matches. ABC is seriously committed to providing bassets with the best possible homes.

Choosing a rescue basset over a purchased pup will not solve the pet overpopulation problem (only responsible pet owners and breeders can do that), but it does give many of them a chance they otherwise would not have. But, beyond doing a “good deed”, adopting a rescue Basset can be the best decision and addition to the family you ever made.

NOW is the time to consider adoption. The basset hounds need you and, although you may not realize it yet, once you have found your new forever friend, you’ll realize how much you needed them!

Rescue a basset and get a devoted friend for life!


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