Do you have time to “lend a paw” and help make a difference
in the lives of Houston’s homeless hounds?
Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas is a non-profit group staffed entirely by
volunteers.  That means we are everyday folks just like you - working jobs,
taking care of families, and setting aside some of our time to rescue basset
hounds.  Unfortunately there seems to be a never-ending supply of needy
bassets and we can ALWAYS use more help!

Some rescue "jobs" are great fun, some rather tedious, and others downright
heartbreaking; however, one thing does apply to every possible volunteer
endeavor.  Whatever it is that you are contributing, you can be absolutely
certain that your efforts are directly impacting the health and happiness of a
hound in need.  If you ever have a doubt, there is generally a 4-legged reminder
within a few feet who will gladly refresh your memory!

Can't Imagine What You Could Do for the Hounds?  
Here are Just a Few Suggestions!
You Could...
  • Foster a rescued basset hound until a new forever home can be found.

  • Help keep an eye out for bassets being held in area shelters and/or pull
    bassets from the shelter for rescue.

  • Provide transportation for basset hounds needing a ride to new foster homes,
    vet appointments, or rescue events.

  • Spread the word about our wonderful rescue dogs and encourage others to
    adopt by dropping of brochures at vet clinics, pet supply stores, and various
    community events.

  • Give a newly rescued dog a little TLC - take them for a bath, nail trim, day in
    the park.

  • Work on different fundraising initiatives(contacting businesses for
    donations, collecting items for raffles, applying for grants).

  • Assist with various aspects of event planning.

  • Help out at Basset Buddies events (manning tables, handing out information,
    selling raffle tickets) and adoption days.

  • Donate doggie-type crafts to sell at various events or simply donate ideas
    and/or supplies for potential craft projects/fundraisers.

  • Process new volunteer and adoption applications, do veterinary reference
    checks, and help with home visits.

  • Make follow-up phone calls to families who have recently adopted a rescue

  • Help write/solicit articles for our website and newsletter.

  • Assist with developing annual events such as a WADDLE!!

  • Participate on various Basset Buddies committees (volunteer coordination,
    fundraising, events, etc.)

These are just a few examples of ways to help. If you are interested in
volunteering in another capacity, please do not hesitate to ask!  We each bring
something unique and valuable to the group!

If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out our
Online Volunteer Application form.
Once received, the volunteer/membership coordinator will review
your application and contact you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your interest in helping the hounds!!

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss Basset Buddies
volunteer program in more detail, please do not hesitate
to contact us at:

Four Great Ways to Help the
  1. Donate Time
  2. Donate Money/Supplies
  3. Sponsor a Basset Hound
  4. Shop Basset Buddies Rescue!!
Click here to learn how you can help save hounds with monetary gifts or
donation of pet supplies!
****URGENT: WE CAN'T SAVE LIVES WITHOUT YOU!! FOSTER HOMES NEEDED NOW!! CLICK "FOSTER" TAB FOR MORE INFO!******* 7 million ADOPTABLE animals are put to death every year in US shelters because NO ONE ADOPTS THEM...Please help us stop the cycle of pet overpopulation by encouraging pet owners to spay/neuter their pets...Please ADOPT from area shelters and rescues, DO NOT SHOP pet stores or breeders...Be a part of the solution, not the problem

Want to help a particular hound but can't adopt/foster?
Another option is to donate money directly to that
hound's care.

Click HERE to Read More About Our Basset Buddy
Sponsorship Program!