BassetCARE, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue and referral organization. We are dedicated to the rescue, care and
adoption of abandoned and homeless Bassets and strive to educate others in the responsible ownership of Basset Hounds.
BassetCARE, Inc. an all-volunteer organization, was established in the spring of 2007 in an effort to better serve under served
and un-served geographical regions of Virginia and North Carolina.
Most of the basset hounds that come to BassetCARE, Inc. are strays whose owners cannot be found, bassets that have been
turned in to shelters or bassets that have been relinquished by their owners who either no longer want them or who cannot
keep them, for a variety of reasons. Changes in the economy and in lifestyles are among the multitude of reasons many
bassets end up in rescue.
BassetCARE, Inc. collaborates with county and city animal control shelters, non-profit shelters, all-breed rescue groups and
other Basset Hound rescues across Virginia and North Carolina in an effort to save the lives of these homeless and/or
abandoned bassets. These rescued bassets are then placed into foster homes, where they are cared for and loved until we
can help them find their “forever” homes. For the times when foster homes are not readily available, we rely on a “rescue-
friendly” kennel on the Eastern Shore, who makes it possible for us to keep our boarding and kenneling fees affordable.