Shelter Spotlight: Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™  product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

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Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is an all-volunteer staffed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The rescue organization was founded Raleigh, North Carolina in 1993. The organization’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted basset hounds in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Since its beginnings, Carolina Basset Hound Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed over 2,000 basset hounds. Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is comprised of four main components: fostering, adoption, donations, and events.

Once being notified of a Basset Hound in need of help, CBHR makes arrangements to get the dog into their care and assess and treat any medical needs the hound may have. Once being cleared by a veterinarian, the Basset Hound can then be placed into a foster home where the dog will be trained to be well-mannered and in some cases learn to trust humans again. This will prepare the dog for a happy new life when adopted into its forever home.

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue generally has 40-45 dogs in their foster care program at any given time. With such a large amount of animals in their care, costs of care and medical expenses can quickly accumulate. We strongly suggest donating to animal rescues like CBHR to help them continue doing their amazing work.

Meet Willie!

Willie the adoptable basset hound

 “This is Willie – he recently celebrated his two-year anniversary with his foster family. How has he not won anyone over in two years? It’s beyond comprehension. You know you want to just scratch behind those big old velvety ears! The happiest day of his life was the day he got out of the shelter, just look at that smile. Don’t get him wrong, life at his foster home has been great, but he knows the right family is out there just waiting. Willie is a happy young fellow – age is only a number. He is a very active little guy, and loves the great outdoors – running and chasing with his other four legged friends at home. If his four legged friends won’t run and play, he’ll run all by himself – he loves to run and he isn’t afraid to show it. He tears across the yard until he wears himself out. So as you can tell, life is good, but now he’s ready to liven up your household. There have been a few bumps along the road, and maybe Willie did put a little of the “can” in cantankerous – it’s called personality, people. With a little guidance and structure though, he will make a colorful addition to just the right family. He’s doing well with other dogs and takes to meeting new people – nudging them for affection.”


If you would like to learn more about Willie or see the other wonderful Basset Hounds CBHR has available for adoption, please visit their adoptable animals page. CBHR can be contacted via their website or Facebook page.

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