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Order Your 2018 CBHR Calendar Today!

cover 2018Back by popular demand, the 2018 calendar is a full-sized, spiral-bound, 12 month display of stunning hound images. All proceeds from the calendar help pay for the veterinary care our many deserving hounds desperately need! Don’t delay, order today. You don’t want to be left empty handed. Once we sell out, they will be gone! Orders will be accepted until all calendars are sold. Shipping will begin on November 24th (the day after Thanksgiving) and all orders will include a tracking number. The latest we can ship for Christmas arrival is December 18th. The cost is $22.00 plus shipping.

Thanks for supporting the hounds of Carolina Basset Hound Rescue!
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Lowcountry Dog Magazine Features CBHR

Thank you to Lowcountry Dog Magazine for featuring CBHR as its rescue spotlight for October! Watch the video below and read the article here.

Lowcountry Dog Rescue Spotlight- Carolina Basset Hound Rescue from Lowcountry Dog Magazine on Vimeo.

Video produced by Palmetto Coast Media.

 

Ten Furever Homes in June!

These happy hounds found their forever homes during June. A big thank you to their foster homes and their new families!

Husker

Husker

Gus

Gus

Sugar II

Sugar II

Ruth

Ruth

Blalock

Blalock

Winston

Winston

Faith

Faith

Winston 2

Winston 2

Buster

Buster

Rusty

Rusty

 

Happy Hounds

These happy hounds found their forever homes during May. A big thank you to their foster homes and their new families!

Joy

Joy

Bella

Bella

Emily

Emily

Liam

Liam

Alma

Alma

Cooper

Cooper

 

CBHR Annual Meeting

CBHR Annual Meeting

Please consider joining us as this meeting is a fun day of learning about CBHR and sharing ideas to continue to make us even better!

We will meet in Fort Mill, SC (just south of Charlotte) at Beef O’Brady’s, 940 Market Street #110, starting at 10:00 am. We will break for lunch around noon and then continue to 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome and feel free to drop by anytime during the day. However, if you do know you are coming and plan to have lunch with us please give us a heads up. It’s not required, but will help us to give the restaurant an estimate of attendees for lunch.

RSVP

 

2017 CBHR Calendar

CBHR Calendar Promo

Let the hounds be a part of your holiday shopping — the annual CBHR calendar is now on sale!

The 2017 CBHR wall calendar is now available for purchase ($15.00, plus shipping), and will be shipped upon purchase. All the dogs pictured in this volunteer-designed and produced 2017 calendar have been rescued by CBHR. Remember your calendar purchase helps provide the bassets of CBHR the care and medical treatment they need! What could be better than looking at those sweet basset mugs all year long? Order your calendar today!





 

The Quilt Is Here!

The Quilt Is Here!

It’s time to start your holiday shopping! Wouldn’t you LOVE to give this unique handmade basset hound quilt to the hound lover in your life? We are offering it for auction on eBay.

CBHR QuiltAll the proceeds from this beautiful, handmade quilt go to support the hounds of Carolina Basset Hound Rescue! This gorgeous lap quilt can also be used as a wall hanging and already has been stitched to allow this. The quilt is sized 60×40 and the color is blue.

Please thank Jean Sankey for donating the basset square material and Sue Fleck for her countless hours making and finishing this stunning quilt. The bassets sure are appreciative!

Start Your Bidding Now!

 

Wash ‘n Zip Pet Beds Fundraiser

Wash ‘n Zip Pet Beds Fundraiser

The inventors of the Wash ‘n Zip Pet Bed have selected CBHR as their November “Rescue Group of the Month,” which means they will be donating $5 to our group for each bed they sell through their website in the month of November! If you’d like to get one yourself and help raise funds for CBHR, you can do so at www.washnzippetbed.com and enter the discount code “CBHR” to save 10% on your purchase.

As you can see, CBHR alum Peggy Sue really liked her Wash ‘n Zip bed.

FINALLY!!! A solution to dirty, stinky dog beds! Our friends at Wash ‘n Zip Pet Bed created a revolutionary new bed design unlike anything else on the market! This brief video shows how it works:

 

CBHR Yard Sale – Charlotte

CBHR Yard Sale – Charlotte

Fall is a time of Football, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Cool Breezes, and Nature’s stunning changing landscape. And with change, comes a need to de-clutter your space. 

But now, what do you do with all that…Junk?! Well, one man’s junk is Carolina Basset Hound’s Treasure! CBHR is hosting a Yard Sale where all proceeds will go towards helping hounds in need across North and South Carolina and we need YOUR help to make this a success! 

What do we need? 

STUFF. Lots of it! If you have items you would like to donate for the sale, please contact us! 

People! We need volunteers that will take on “shifts” to help us sell the items at the yard sale. Contact us if you are able to spend some time helping us that day. 

More stuff….We need tables and chairs we can use that day and volunteers willing to donate and put up posters and signage. Maybe someone wants to make and sell lemonade or their grandma’s secret recipe Sweet Tea. Contact us to volunteer your skills and needed items. 

Share and share. Tell everyone you know through word of mouth, email, social media, smoke signals and/or skywriting that we need items to be donated and people to come and buy them. You know you have that one aunt who spends her entire weekend at estate sales. Make sure you tell her about this! 

If you are interesting in donating items, volunteering or have any questions about the Yard Sale, please email bobandchristi@live.com

Date: Saturday October 22, 2016 + Google Map
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Location: 7528 Megington Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226 (Please be courteous and do not walk on the front lawn. The sale will take place on the driveway and walkways only.) 

Cash and credit / debit cards will be accepted. All items will be priced by the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue and 100% of the proceeds will go towards rescue efforts. 

 

Freedom (Davidson County) Is Now Sugar

Freedom (Davidson County) Is Now Sugar
Thank you to all who helped to rescue Sugar and to all whose donations made her rescue possible.

My motto in life is “the difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little while” and here at CBHR the difficult shows up pretty regularly. Lately the impossible has knocked on our door pretty consistently and because of our foster homes, volunteers and supporters, we have been able to answer the calls in sometimes amazing timeliness. We are able to do things that even amaze me with my 20 plus years in logistics and transportation that involved moving medical equipment and military hardware sometimes at breakneck speed.

Yesterday, as you all read about, we were notified of a poor hound scheduled to be euthanized at 4:00 PM. Our officers sprung into action and reached out to you folks. In less then 20 minutes, we had arranged for pulling, transporting and fostering this poor girl whom I call “Freedom” until she gets a name. I can’t tell you how grateful we are for the outpouring of offers of a foster home for her. Before I could even cut and paste the email to our Facebook group wall, my phone was ringing with her new long term foster home. My inbox filled up and my phone continued to ring all day with offers of both adoptive and foster homes.

If you’ve read this far, I want to personally say thank you to each and everyone of you. I often comment that we have the best foster homes, volunteers and supporters in the rescue world, and because of you folks, we get to make the impossible, possible! Thank you all!

John Ford
Foster Care Manager

 

Update on Charlotte

Update on Charlotte

You may remember when we took in Charlotte the first week of July. She had a spinal injury as a result of having been hit by a car. The shelter had no way of evaluating the injury and was considering euthanasia because she was in so much pain.

Through your generosity, we were able to pull Charlotte from the shelter and see that she had the surgery that she needed. She is recuperating beautifully. Here is an update from her foster dad:

Charlotte is turning into a high-energy puppy-like girl. She wants to do whatever the big boys do, including sneaking up the stairs when Charlie moves the gates (with their 32 lbs of weights in front of them).

Charlotte still has a distinct gait; unknown if she’ll return to a “normal” gait or whether she’ll always have a little hitch in her giddy-up. Every now and then her back right foot will knuckle under, but it’s been getting less & less frequent. But she doesn’t care. She’s starting to run a bit while playing. The back legs are more of a bunny hop, but she moves with some speed. She is getting very playful; loves to pick toys out of the bin and chew/throw /pounce on them. When she’s done playing, she’s a big cuddle-bug; will snuggle into you and settle into a very nice Basset nap.

So, in summary, Charlotte is a little girly-girl who likes to play in mud puddles and play “anything you can do, I can do better” with her big foster brothers.

She got medically cleared to start going on short walks and to start practicing up/down (down being more important; she figured out up already). She got confirmed as NOT having dry eye, and her skin is doing nicely. We’ve observed that her eyes get red if she’s stressed, like being at the vet or being put into the bathtub. As soon as we drove away from the vet, her eyes returned to full white. 🙂

Look how she is walking!

 

Foster Homes Needed

Foster Homes Needed

Have you ever thought about taking in a foster hound? Wondered what the rewards of helping a hound that by nature is a loving, loyal and goofy companion that has been abused and lost its instincts to trust and feel safe? Ever just wanted to make a difference? Well we can offer you that opportunity.

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is looking for a few new foster homes. The cost is low: a safe environment, some food, a little time and lots of love! The rewards: too many to list but the biggest reward is the feeling of knowing you helped turn a hound from a scared, uncertain and abused creature back into a loving, safe and loyal family member.

If you’ve ever thought about fostering, now is a good time to do it. Read more about the foster home experience. We are in need of all kinds of homes but especially need a few homes that don’t currently have any dogs of their own.

Foster Home Application

 

It’s Raining Bassets!

It’s Raining Bassets!

CBHR received a call from the Charlotte shelter Tuesday evening. A stray basset had been hit by a car and was in severe pain from a spinal injury. The shelter agreed for CBHR to pull this girl early and get her to a vet for treatment. She is undergoing surgery Friday morning. Fortunately, the doctor feels Charlotte has a good chance of making full recovery.

The surgery to save her will be about $3500 and that doesn’t cover all the other bassets in our program who still need help. We have gotten five bassets already this week, including Charlotte’s injury, and have gotten three calls in the last 12 hours about bassets in shelters. The only way we are going to get through this is with your support.

UPDATE: Saturday – Charlotte underwent surgery Friday evening. She is much more comfortable and is already trying to use her back legs. Doctor said that is an excellent sign and is very optimistic that she will make a full recovery. Keep those paws crossed that this is the beginning of a wonderful new life for this girl! And please remember, your kindness and generosity made it possible!

Greenville Basset Waiting for Rescue

Greenville Basset Waiting for Rescue

We need donations and a few more foster homes. If you have ever thought of fostering, now is the time! Please do know that if you haven’t fostered for us before you will have to go through the application process, but we will work to make it as speedy as possible. If you have fostered in the past, catch up with us and we will get your application reactivated.

If you can help at all, please, please do so! We don’t want to leave any bassets behind!

Donate for Charlotte and the Others

 

Breakfast with Bassets – July

July BreakfastCalling ALL Basset Lovers in Bluffton, Cary, Charlotte and Summerville! Join CBHR on Saturday July 9 at any one of FOUR different locations for what is sure to be a SUPER BASSET SATURDAY!

Do you love breakfast? Do you love bassets?
Here’s a better question… Who doesn’t?!?!

This event is a social gathering for those who want to spend a small part of their morning with baasets and basset loving people. We will also have volunteers onsite to answer questions about the rescue. Please RSVP through Facebook, Meetup or email Teresa.Lopez@cbhr.com.

When: Saturday June 9 at 9:30 am.

Charlotte, NC: Dean and Deluca, 7804 Rea Road + Google Map

Cary, NC: Café Carolina, 137 Weston Parkway + Google Map

Summerville, SC: Coastal Coffee Roasters, 108 E 3rd N Street + Google Map

Bluffton, SC: The Cottage, 38 Calhoun Street + Google Map

 

Super Basset Saturday and Other News

Super Basset Saturday and Other News

Breakfast with Bassets

Do you love breakfast? Do you love bassets?
Here’s a better question… Who doesn’t?!?!

Meet fellow like-minded people in your area by joining us for this super fun event! And what’s more, you will have multiple locations to choose from! Bring your basset or your honorary basset, too! What is an honorary basset you ask? That’s any dog that isn’t already graced with the long ears and propensity for drool like our favorite breed!

This event is a social gathering for those who want to spend a small part of their morning with hounds and hound loving people. We will also have volunteers onsite to answer questions about the rescue.

UPDATE: We now have six locations across the Carolinas. Find one near you!

So SHARE this event with your friends and family, pick the location nearest you and come on out for what’s sure to be one SUPER BASSET SATURDAY!

Asheville, NC: Edna’s of Asheville Coffee House and Café at 870 Merrimon Avenue
Bluffton, SC: The Cottage at 38 Calhoun Street
Cary, NC: Café Carolina at 137 Weston Parkway
Charlotte, NC: Starbucks at Piper Glen 6432 Rea Road
Columbia, SC: Micahel’s Cafe at 1620 Main Street
Summerville, SC: Coastal Coffee Roasters at 108 E 3rd N Street

Garage Sale

CBHR is planning a garage sale (likely in the Charlotte metro area) but we need YOUR help! If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Teresa.Lopez@cbhr.com

Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out for invitations for the following exciting events:

  • Beer with Bassets, Charlotte, NC
    Following a string of successful and FUN “Beer with Bassets” events, the Charlotte events team will be planning to repeat this over the summer and we hope to see you there!
  • Great Grapes Festival, Charlotte, NC
    In what has become an annual tradition, CBHR will have our tent and kissing booth at the fabulous Great Grapes Wine Festival in Charlotte, NC this fall. Mark your calendars…this is a “can’t miss” event!
  • Hound Dog Hustle, Charlotte, NC
    The Third Annual Hound Dog Hustle 5K Race and Fun Walk will be coming to Charlotte, NC this fall. Details will be announced soon!

 

CBHR Events on the Way

Look at all these events coming up in the Charlotte area. But why does Charlotte get to have all the fun?! If you think your area is in desperate need of basset fun, you’re probably right! But in order to have a successful event, we need people who are willing to help us be a local resource and event lead. The amount of work involved is minimal (depending on the event) and the amount of fun and drool is endless! Reach out to Teresa.Lopez@cbhr.com to learn more about how to be a champion for your location.

Breakfast with Bassets

Who: Basset Hound Lovers
What: Social breakfast
Where: Starbucks at Piper Glen in Charlotte, NC
When: May 14 / June 11
Why: Why not? What a great opportunity to meet fellow basset lovers in the area!

Also, if you think this is a great event and would like to help us get one started in your area, please contact Teresa.Lopez@cbhr.com.

Bark in the Park

Who: CBHR Volunteers
What: Participate in this long running festival with a CBHR tent and our world famous Kissing Booth!
Where: Rural Hill Park in Huntersville, NC (Near Charlotte)
When: April 30, 2016
Why: To increase our visibility and raise awareness about the rescue within the community we service. We will also be accepting donations and have a limited number of items for sale to raise money for the rescue.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

Who: CBHR Volunteers
What: Participate in this exciting festival with a CBHR tent and our world famous Kissing Booth!
Where: Symphony Park, Charlotte, NC
When: May 7, 2016
Why: To increase our visibility and raise awareness about the rescue within the community we service
We will also be accepting donations and have a limited number of items for sale to raise money for the rescue.
If you are interesting in volunteering or learning more about this event, please contact Teresa.Lopez@cbhr.com

Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out for invitations for the following exciting events:

  • CBHR Yard Sale
    This event was postponed for the time being but if you have items you would like to donate for the yard sale, please contact Teresa.Lopez@cbhr.com. We are collecting goods for sale and will reschedule this event by Fall 2016.
  • Beer with Bassets, Charlotte, NC
    Following a string of successful and FUN “Beer with Bassets” events, the Charlotte events team will be planning to repeat this over the summer and we hope to see you there!
  • Great Grapes Festival
    In what has become an annual tradition, CBHR will have our tent and kissing booth at the fabulous Great Grapes Wine Festival in Charlotte, NC this fall. Mark your calendars…this is a “can’t miss” event!
  • Hound Dog Hustle, Charlotte, NC
    The Third Annual Hound Dog Hustle 5K Race and Fun Walk will be coming to Charlotte, NC this fall. Details will be announced soon!

 

These Hounds Need Your Help!

senior bassetringo032316_4This spring we have had a bit of a perfect storm. Spring is always “rainy” season when it comes to shelter bassets needing help. This year is no different. Right now we are faced with lots of incoming sick dogs, returned CBHR bassets, and lots of who faced the big “C”. Over the last four weeks we have lost four foster dogs to cancer. We have said goodbye to Molly Kindig, Ozzie Massengill, Gator Vogland, and today, Dixie Hill-Lucier.

Merry Belle (top) came back to CBHR as her own mama is suffering from cancer. Aren’t you glad CBHR is here to protect her? Ringo (below) came to us with over 80 ticks and has a tooth root abscess and leg abscess that need care.

Each of these sweet bassets came to CBHR from a rough past. Two of them were adopted and then returned. However, you all know that once a CBHR dog, always a CBHR dog. And because CBHR and its awesome foster families were there all had a safe place to land. Please thank foster families Carol and Damon Kindig, Brenda and Ronnie Massengill, Linda and Garrett Vogland, and Aaron Lucier and Cliff Hill for giving these hounds the life they deserved all the way to the end. Molly, Ozzie, Gator, and Dixie didn’t know they were foster dogs; they simply knew they were loved and they were home.

We have three goals:

Raise $5000 for our General Medical Fund
Acquire 10 new Basset Backers (this really helps us plan ahead!)
Raise $2000 for our Golden Tag Senior Care Fund

CBHR was there for these hounds because you, our supporters, made it possible. We are very proud that we take the old as well as the young, the sick along with the well. And from all the kind notes we receive, we know you too are glad we take those who need our help. Because of your generous support we can give these hounds with no other option a safe, warm, loving place. However, these does require ongoing donations. The reality is that medical issues, senior care, and end of life care can add up quickly. Spring is here and is ALWAYS our busy time for incoming bassets. Please help make sure we don’t have to say no to any hound who finds himself in need!

 

Annual Volunteer Meeting

Please join us for our Annual Volunteer Meeting, Saturday, February 27, at Beef O’Brady’s in Fort Mill, SC (just south of Charlotte). The meeting is from 10:30 am — 3:30 pm. We will order lunch around noon.

This meeting is a fun day of learning about CBHR and sharing ideas to continue to make us even better! Everyone is welcome. Feel free to drop by anytime during the day. However, if you do know you are coming and plan to have lunch with us, please let us know. It will help us to give the restaurant an estimate of attendees for lunch.

RSVP

Details and Directions

 

Please help us save Gabby’s broken leg!

Please help us save Gabby’s broken leg!

CBHR got an urgent call on Friday evening about Gabby. Gabby is a sweet girl who was taken to the vet in Sumter, South Carolina (thanks Dr. Hudson!) as she had been hit by a car and sustained a broken leg. Her previous owners elected to euthanize her. Dr. Hudson said gabby is a lovely girl with a very fixable leg. He asked if he could keep her instead of euthanizing her and work to find her help. He stabilized her leg, got her pain meds on board and called CBHR.

She has a compound fracture and there was fear her leg couldn’t be saved. While three legged dogs do great, if we could save her leg it would give this lovely six year old great quaintly of life. However, it would require the skills of a specialist.

Awesome volunteers jumped into action and got her from Sumpter, SC to the ER in Charleston over the weekend.

Gabby had a 9:00 am appointment with the surgeon and they are working on a surgical plan right now. The reality is, this surgery will be about $2500.

Please help us save Gabby’s leg!

Donate for Charlotte and the Others

 

Sandy Needs Your Help

Sandy Needs Your Help

Early Friday morning dear Sandy’s family awoke to find her unable to walk and not able to get outside to the bathroom by herself. You know how scary that feeling is. Sandy had a ruptured disk and was in pain and immobile. Sandy’s family rushed her to the ER at 6:30 that morning and the doctors and CBHR sprang into action. The hospital called in a neurosurgeon as she needed help quickly. The bad news was she needed surgery and needed surgery right away. The good news was she had a great prognosis in terms of recovery and quality of life. Sandy needed surgery or needed to be euthanized as she could not walk nor feel her bladder. We made the decision to help Sandy as we know that’s what you would have wanted us to do! The doctor found a ruptured disc, spinal bruising, and compression. We are happy to report that by Saturday afternoon feeling had returned to Sandy’s legs and she was up and walking. She was able to use the bathroom on her on just a bit later and she was discharged to go home on Sunday.

Sandy and her brother Denver came to us in Fall of 2015 from the Columbia SC shelter. Both were exceptionally thin and the way they gulped their food was evidence of lack of care for a long time. Sandy and Denver had made exceptional progress over the last couple of months and we knew we had to help Sandy. That is what we do here at CBHR.

Now we need your help. Sandy’s surgery took a very big bite out of our budget and we need you to help restock our coffers. Without replenishing our general fund we will struggle to help other dogs who will need our help during our busy spring season. We need to raise $3500 to cover the cost of Sandy’s emergency surgery!

Donate for Charlotte and the Others

 

2016 CBHR Calendar

2016 CBHR Calendar

2016 Calendar

The 2016 calendars have sold out. Thank you for your generosity!

All the dogs pictured in this volunteer-designed and produced 2016 calendar have been rescued by CBHR. 100% percent of the proceeds goes directly to the care of our rescue bassets.

 

Second Annual Hound Dog Hustle

Second Annual Hound Dog Hustle

The Second Annual Hound Dog Hustle will take place Sunday, October 18, at 9:00 am in Charlotte. This is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk to benefit our very own Carolina Basset Hound Rescue! Last year’s Inaugural Race raised just over $1600 for the rescue!

Would you like to PARTICIPATE as a runner or walker? Register here! Each person who registers gets a free event t-shirt.

Would you like to VOLUNTEER along the race route? We still need 10 volunteers. Email Katy.

Would you like to REPRESENT CBHR with an awesome t-shirt or hoodie or both? Order here!

Would you like to DONATE to CBHR through the Hound Dog Hustle? Donate here!

Do you know of a company that would like to SPONSOR the HDH for any amount? Email hounddoghustle@yahoo.com for a sponsor packet.

And finally, please LIKE and FOLLOW the Hound Dog Hustle Facebook page for updated info and also awesome pics after this year’s race! https://www.facebook.com/hounddoghustle

2015 Teeshirt

 

CBHR Calendar 2016

CBHR Calendar 2016

In case you haven’t heard, it’s calendar time again! Time to enter your rescued basset hound into the 2016 CBHR calendar contest. Give us your best shots, we’re planning a great calendar. As in previous years, voters will select their top 10 choices from selected submissions.

We’ve worked to make this year’s calendar format more accommodating. We can use both vertical and horizontal photos AND we should be able to use many of your photos that weren’t quite hi-res enough to print at the size we’ve used in the past.

2016 CBHR Calendar submission guidelines:
• Dogs must be rescues from CBHR, adopted, fosters or deceased
• No two-leggers featured, just four-leggers
• Photos can be horizontal or vertical
• Maximum number of submissions: 5
• Hi-res photos essential (larger than 1—2MB for larger images, like the two dogs in the truck on the calendar mock-up; ~500kb for little images, like the small square image at the bottom)

Please give us your highest resolution photos, taken in good light and in focus.
If you are a professional photographer, you know what to do. • If you’re taking photos with a point-and-shoot camera, change its settings to the highest resolution available. • If you are using a smart phone, resolution settings are not available. Avoid low light situations which often result in grainy, out-of-focus photos. • If this makes no sense to you, contact us at calendar@cbhr.com. We’ll try to help.

For more information about format: http://eepurl.com/bv1R8X

How to submit

Between now and Sept. 10, send to calendar@cbhr.com:
• Your photos, labeled** with dog’s name, sent as an attachment to your email
• Your dog’s name in body of email as well
• Your contact info

 

Will and His Friends Need Some Summer Lovin’

Will and His Friends Need Some Summer Lovin’ #FF0000 Raised $4,845 towards the $5,000 target.
UPDATE: We have been so blessed and thankful you have donated to help our bassets and reach our goal of $4000.00 We recently received George’s final bill and it is about $1000.00 more than we expected. We know you have given generously, but if you could find it in your hearts to help us get to the finish line and make up that additional $1000.00 we sure would be grateful!

We are faced with several challenges right now and need a helping paw and pennies.  You have heard us say many times over that spring and summer are our busiest times and this summer is no different.  We have also been faced with the medical bills for a very sick boy and a special foster dog who needs a special home. Your generous and continued support has always allowed us to help all of the dogs in our program and we are asking for your assistance now. We need to raise $4000 to make it through the summer without closing intake.  With five new bassets hounds in the last week alone this summer is shaping up to be a busy one.

Read about Willie and his friends.

Become a BackerCan you help us by signing up to be a basset backer and donate just $10 per month?

Donate NowHow about a one-time donation in memory of one of your beloved four-leggers or foster boy George?

Find Out MoreDo you have a matching contribution program with your employer?  What a great way to make your $10 turn into $20!

 

New CBHR Volunteer Site

New CBHR Volunteer Site

We recently rolled out the new CBHR Volunteers meetup group site. If you haven’t already joined (free), go to http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Basset-Hound-Rescue/ to join.

The new online site is designed to be our one-stop shopping for all volunteer staffed and social events, Calendar Of Events, pull/transport/foster searches, management and organization of logistics, sharing of information, education, archive of events and photo albums for posterity and future access/reference. Most of all, a cornerstone of the site will be recognizing people; a Participation Recognition Program for member volunteers participation and accomplishments. Our goal is to build a family community environment, supporting each other and our hounds.

We ask all volunteers to go to meetup.com and join, no cost. Then go to http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Basset-Hound-Rescue/ to apply to CBHRV (no cost) to become a Hoover Snooter. You will receive email notifications of upcoming events and needs for support. You will be able to RSVP to events, communicate with other volunteers, post your photos and comments, contribute to Discussion Forums and Threads, to name but a few features. Once we have everyone under that one umbrella, we should be able to rely on it exclusively. Please join us sooner rather than later. Don’t be left suddenly alone and wondering if you missed Gabriel’s howl, er, I mean…horn.

 

Basset Backers’ Goal for April: 10 New Backers

You Did It! Thank You!

backerAs you probably know, CBHR is the proud parent of nine bundles of bouncing baby bassets. Along with cute puppies, spring and summer bring an increase in intake of new bassets. A large number of dogs coming in at once really challenges our budget. We have been so fortunate all of you open your hearts and your pockets to help us help the bassets.

Our Basset Backer program has made a huge difference for us, as having steady monthly contributions means we are less likely to reach a point where we need to close intake. A monthly paycheck makes planning for the future a reality. It is also easier for you, as once you sign up, your monthly contribution is drafted automatically from your credit card. You can become a Backer for as little as $10 per month. You will have the satisfaction of helping the bassets while enjoying a few perks!

Can you help us plan for the future? Our goal for April is to acquire 10 new Basset Backers. Whether you donate $10 or $100, EVERY contribution helps!

Become a Backer

Goal for April: 10 New Backers

 

Art Auction

Art Auction

Check out this cool piece of art from Dogs for The Paws artist, Missy Johnson! Wouldn’t you love to have this one-of-a-kind piece hanging on your wall? Head on over to eBay and place your bid.

Every penny raised with this auction will go to benefit the hounds of Carolina Basset Hound Rescue. This item will ship to you well packed and with a tracking number. Only actual shipping charges will apply. If you live in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area, arrangements for pickup can be made.

Dimensions: 36 inches wide by 19.5 inches tall.

REGISTER

Click to view full image.
Full image of window art

 

Thank You for a Great Year at CBHR!

Check out some of the highlights of 2014.

 

Can You Back a Basset?

As we begin the new year, would you consider becoming a Basset Backer?

The Basset Backer program is Carolina Basset Hound Rescue’s general source for sustaining funds. Each month, we spend over $8000 in veterinary care, medications, heartworm prevention and treatment for the hounds in our care. With a continuous and reliable source of income, it is much easier for CBHR to provide for our current bassets and plan for the never-ending number of bassets coming from shelters.

It is also easier for you, as once you sign up your monthly contribution is drafted automatically from your credit card. You can become a Backer for as little as $10 per month. You will have the satisfaction of helping the bassets and we will send you a snazzy car magnet showing your support!

Last spring, we set a lofty goal of adding $2500 per month in new Backer donations. So far fifty-nine people have stepped up with $1500 in donations. Can you help us reach that last $1000?


 

CBHR 2015 Calendar

There are a few copies of the 2015 Calendar still available for order!

2015 CalrendaPriced at $15.00 each plus shipping, the calendars make excellent gifts and 100% percent of the proceeds goes directly to support the needs of our rescue bassets.

Thanks to all of you who participated in making the 2015 calendar beautiful and to all those supporting this project by purchasing a calendar and enjoying the handsome bassets throughout the year.

 

November Is Senior Month

November is senior month at Carolina Basset Hound Rescue. Senior month was a big success last year, when several of our older fosters found their forever homes. Here at CBHR we love our seniors and we never turn a basset away because of its age. We want to encourage people to consider the older dogs when looking for a family pet. Their well-seasoned personalities are wonderfully endearing, and they can really be a great addition to your family.

All month long on Facebook and Google + we will be featuring our senior adoptable hounds, make sure you check them out. We will also be sharing senior stories from some of our senior hounds that have found their forever homes. If you have adopted a senior hound from CBHR and you would like to share your story with us, please send it with pictures to hounddogheidi@gmail.com. We always love to hear about our adopted hounds and how they are doing. We will also be sharing all kinds of information about senior dogs and keeping them healthy and happy.

I hope you will join us in celebrating our senior dogs and help us to find them the happy endings they so deserve. Adopting a senior dog can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. Every one of the dogs in the photo collage is an adoptable senior!

The Senior Hounds of CBHR - Jake, Honey Bee, Willie, Eleanor, Molly, Annabelle, Gator, Albert, Gypsy, Sadie, Maggie, Baily, Bazooka, Fiona, and Dixie

The Senior Hounds of CBHR
Jake, Honey Bee, Willie, Eleanor
Molly, Annabelle, Gator, Albert
Gypsy, Sadie, Maggie, Baily, Bazooka
Fiona, and Dixie

 

On Your Mark…

Hound Dog Hustle Flyer 4OCT2014

Runners and walkers are invited to the inaugural Hound Dog Hustle, a dog-friendly 5K run/walk on October 12, 2014. We encourage you to bring the whole family out for this event, including the dog! This event benefits the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue, a nonprofit organization that saves homeless hounds from high kill shelters in the Carolinas, rehabilitates them through foster care, and finds them loving forever homes. You can run or walk a 5K and help save homeless hounds all at once — not bad for a Sunday morning!

The Hound Dog Hustle begins and ends near Sedgefield Park in Charlotte’s South End. The run/walk winds through the Sedgefield neighborhood between Park Road and South Boulevard. This is such a great community and we’re anticipating cheering spectators along the way. Come hang out with neighbors, family, and friends to help an admirable and adorable cause.

There will also be a fun run with medals for the kids after the 5K. Other kid-friendly activities will include face painting and a playground.

This IS a timed race and is open to ALL levels. Runners will line up first, then runners with dogs, then walkers. Strollers and wagons are welcome as long as they start with the walkers.

We encourage you to register now! You can also register the morning of the race from 7:00-8:00 am. T-shirts are not guaranteed for race day registrants. Registration and Information

 

Hound Dog Hustle

Hound Dog Hustle

Runners and walkers are invited to the inaugural Hound Dog Hustle, a dog-friendly 5K run/walk on October 12, 2014. We encourage you to bring the whole family out for this event, including the dog! This event benefits the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue, a nonprofit organization that saves homeless hounds from high kill shelters in the Carolinas, rehabilitates them through foster care, and finds them loving forever homes. You can run or walk a 5K and help save homeless hounds all at once — not bad for a Sunday morning!

The Hound Dog Hustle begins and ends near Sedgefield Park in Charlotte’s South End. The run/walk winds through the Sedgefield neighborhood between Park Road and South Boulevard. This is such a great community and we’re anticipating cheering spectators along the way. Come hang out with neighbors, family, and friends to help an admirable and adorable cause.

There will also be a fun run with medals for the kids after the 5K. Other kid-friendly activities will include face painting and a playground.

This IS a timed race and is open to ALL levels. Runners will line up first, then runners with dogs, then walkers. Strollers and wagons are welcome as long as they start with the walkers.

We encourage you to register now! You can also register the morning of the race from 7:00-8:00 am. T-shirts are not guaranteed for race day registrants. Registration and Information

 

Hi from Hattie

Hi from Hattie

To all my friends, supporters and all who sent good wishes my way, I am on my way to the Bridge. Since I was a stray nobody but me really knew anything about my previous life but foster mom thought that it may not have been so bad. I was completely house trained and got along with the other dogs and all people.

Foster mom, Pauline, said that my spirit was one of the most gentle she had seen and she called me the gentle angel.

When the shelter called CBHR about me they said I was sick and probably had cancer. CBHR wanted to help me so they took me in and started sending me to vets. Nobody was absolutely sure what was wrong with me so when I got to my foster home CBHR started looking into some diagnostics to find out my problem and hopefully help me. These tests were very expensive so the call went out for some financial aide and boy did y’all respond. I had my bone biopsy and as foster mom and I waited for the news we had a good time. I was feeling pretty good then and eating Ok and when I didn’t eat foster mom gave me salmon(fresh), boiled chicken, canned food and anything I would eat. It occurred to me that I should not eat regular dog food because the alternative was better. I got named the gourmet basset.

My diagnosis was not good and it made all who knew me very sad. I had a malignant melanoma that had spread. The next few weeks were not so bad but then as expected I got worse and Dr. and mom were having trouble controlling the pain. When I stopped eating, had trouble getting up and whimpered at times mom decided that it was time for me to make my journey.

I left with a full heart and much gratitude for all the help and support I got from so many. Your thoughts and your good wishes helped so much. Bless you all and know how special you were to me.

Love to all,

Hattie

 

Support our special hounds – THANK YOU!

Support our special hounds – THANK YOU!

Thanks to your generosity, we reached our goal in record time. Hattie is having surgery today, and Willie will go in on Monday. We will keep you posted.

The hounds need your support! We need to raise enough money to cover the cost of Bailey’s surgery, Hattie’s biopsy (the Greenville girl with one eye), Willie’s lump removal, and still tend to the needs of all the other dogs in our program. Please help these dogs get the veterinary care they need! Read their stories and follow their progress here.

Bailey

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Hattie

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Willie

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How Much Do You Love Your Basset?

How Much Do You Love Your Basset?

Don’t Forget the Bone!, a Carolinas’ based company, is showing us some love by donating 10% of all Park Pack purchases in August to CBHR.

park_packAvailable in six color options, the Park Pack is a great travel accessory containing all of your pup’s necessities. Each Park Pack includes:

  • Tote Bag – 13.5″W x 11″H x 5″D with an 8″ drop handle
  • Bone Shaped Waste Bag Holder – two rolls of bags included
  • 27 Oz BPA Free Water Bottle
  • Collapsible Pet Bowl
  • Bone Shaped Treat Container
  • 36”x24” Microfiber Towel

All Basset lovers get Free Shipping! (Enter coupon code “Basset” at checkout.) Visit dontforgetthebone.com to get yours today. Hurry, offer ends August 31.

Share this great offer with all your dog lover friends. The more who purchase, the more money we raise for CBHR and our hounds!

 

You Did It!

You Did It!

I am so happy to report YOU made us successful in reaching our goal of $10,000 which allowed us to reopen intake to the needy hounds of the Carolinas. We received a significant number of donations in memory of our friend, Terry Miller. We are very touched he requested his memory be honored by helping the homeless hounds.

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Not only did we reach our goal, but along the way we have also managed to double the number of Basset Backers and even added a few Basset Angels. We still need to reach our goal of $2500 in new Backer and Angel sustaining support and will continue to work hard to achieve it. Keep your eye on the thermometer to see how close we are!

Become a Basset Backer or Basset Angel

Again, we can’t thank you enough. It means so much.

Sincerely,
Stacey Snyder, President

Thank You to Our Generous Donors

 

Can You Back Up a Basset?

We have a dilemma. How do we help all the bassets who have non-routine veterinary needs in addition to all the basic needs of ALL of our bassets? We hate to think of having to euthanize a basset because we cannot provide the medical care he needs. Please help us make sure we never have to do that! Become a sponsor – either a Basset Backer or a Basset Angel – someone who agrees to contribute each month to provide a reliable source of income.



Basset Backer

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All of our dogs need good, basic health care. Even if a dog does not have a medical special need, he will still need to be vaccinated, neutered, given heartworm preventative or treatment, and require flea and tick control. We need Basset Backers to help provide funds for the ongoing monthly expenses of all of our dogs; it is just that simple.

Can you donate $60? How about becoming a Basset Backer and breaking that up in monthly donations of just $5? All of those monthly $5 donations add up and it really helps us help more bassets knowing we have the funds to do so. Plus you get a fun car magnet! We have set a lofty goal of raising $2500 in monthly pledges from our Basset Backers. Keep your eye on the thermometer to see how close we are to reaching this goal.



Basset Angel

Would you prefer to donate to a specific dog in need versus our general fund? Become a Basset Angel. We have bassets in our care right now suffering from a painful ear due to trauma or abuse; chronic breathing problems from lung disease; arthritis; and cancer, just to name a few. Some of our dogs are designated as forever fosters and are considered to be in hospice care with us. We will give them quality of life while we can.

Can you fund one of these Angels on a monthly basis? When we all chip in to help fund each dog we will raise their needed amount in no time!

Boscoe

Boscoe

Boscoe needs $100 per month in combined donations. Boscoe has had some issues ever since we got him from the shelter in September 2013. He has had…

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Chester

Chester needs $150 per month in combined donations. This sweet, sweet boy most likely has diabetes insipidus. It is a condition where the kidneys…

Read my story

Stella

Stella needs $100 per month in combined donations. Special Stella is one of the grand dames of our group. This charming girl lived with a forever…

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Laura

Laura needs $100 per month in combined donations. Our lovely Laura came to us from the Columbus County, NC shelter. She had many fans on Facebook…

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Murphy Lee

Murphy Lee needs $50 per month in combined donations. Murphy Lee came to us in pretty rough shape and with a bulging eyeball from significant…

Read my story

 

Hello from the Rainbow Bridge

Hello from the Rainbow Bridge
Hello, It’s me – Granny Lola! WOW, yesterday morning, I woke up at home with Foster Momma and Dad on my soft bed wagging my tail, woofing for breakfast  and yesterday afternoon, I’m at the Bridge looking down at my family. It makes me sad that they have tears but it was time for me to go. I had been sick but we all thought I was getting better. I guess my 16 year old body just decided it was time to find my soft cloud at the Rainbow Bridge.

Foster Momma and Dad rushed me to the vet but I was so tired – tired of arthritis, tired of tummy problems, tired of old age, tired of ruling the young whippersnappers – Bert , Hazel, and Mrs. Beasley, to be honest, I was just tired. I heard Foster Momma, Dad and the vet talking about me saying there was nothing else they could do…well, I showed them – I decided to go to the Bridge my own way, on my time….so, while I was laying at the vets office, with Foster Momma crying, I just started my journey on my own…as always, no help needed. I am Granny Lola…I do things my way, on Lola time!!!

Thank you CBHR for taking me back when my family couldn’t care for me any longer, thank you for giving me the best year of my life….Thank you Momma and Dad – I will love you forever! Good bye for now – I’m waiting for you at the Bridge.

Granny Lola – Now residing at 22 Fluffy Cloud Lane, The Bridge

And thank you to all who donated to Debbie’s Dawgs for Lola’s care and medical expenses. There couldn’t be a more fitting memorial to Debbie Winchester than seeing that Granny Lola spent the last year of her life loved and cared for.

 

Debbie’s Dawgs, Wash ‘n Zip Pet Beds Benefit CBHR

Debbie’s Dawgs, Wash ‘n Zip Pet Beds Benefit CBHR

Above: CBHR Foster Lola enjoys her new Wash ‘n Zip Pet Bed purchased by her foster mom as part of the January-February promotion.

CBHR has been the beneficiary of two fund raising efforts recently. The inventors of the Wash ‘n Zip Pet Bed selected CBHR as their January “Rescue Group of the Month” and continued the campaign through February. They donated $5.00 to CBHR for each bed sold through their web site during those two months, resulting in a contribution of over $1000.00. We are grateful to owner Stanley Pelz who made the donation in honor of Karen and Eric Sadler’s basset, Howie.

Debbie’s Dawgs, a project to help senior hounds in memory of Debbie Winchester, designated our own Granny Lola as the first recipient of Debbie’s Dawgs’ $5 Friday. All donations made the weekend of March 8 were sent to CBHR to help with Lola’s medications and care. Again, we received over $1000.00 in donations.

Lola and Pops are also part of Debbie’s Dawgs’ Senior Pawtners program. A secret “pawtner” provides items to help with these hounds’ care.

A big thank you to all who purchased pet beds and who contributed to $5 Friday.

 

Foster Dogs of the Week in Review

Foster Dogs of the Week in Review

I have been posting the Foster Dogs of the Week since June. You guys have been so great about sharing these posts that many of the Dogs of the Week have found their forever homes. This includes some of our senior dogs. It is always extra special when the older dogs find their forever homes. I hope you are all enjoying reading their Happy Endings as I post them. I just love it when people tell me they saw a Dog of the Week post and fell in love with a dog. This week I have a few really great dogs that I would like to re-post. The Foster Dog of the Week thing has really caught on since the first dogs were posted so I thought it would be nice to give some of the first dogs I did another chance to find their forever homes.

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Check out these great dogs:

  • Freddie

    My name is Freddie, and I am so pleased to meet you. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Am I in the right place? That sure doesn’t look like a basset”. Well, I can tell you that my Mom was a basset. If you look close and maybe squint a little, you can see it. My Dad? Well, your guess is as good as mine on that one. He must have been tall and handsome fellow though, that’s for sure.

  • Sadie

    Good evening! My name is Sadie, but my foster Mom calls me Sadie Bug. I am about 10 years old and I was turned in to the shelter along with a golden retriever. I have been with these great folks at CBHR since June and I am really ready to find my forever home. I was going to tell you all about myself but it looks like my awesome foster Mom has some great things to say about me.

  • Emmy Lou

    My name is Emmy Lou and I am looking for my forever home. I came to CBHR after I was found 50 feet down a ravine. Some really great firemen had to climb down to rescue me. That sure was a lot of excitement for this old gal. They were awesome and they gave me water and took me to the vet.

  • Frodo

    Greetings! My name is Frodo. Perhaps some of you have heard of me? I had to leave my nice home in the Shire to complete a very important quest. Now that I have completed the quest and all is good again I have a personal quest of my own, to find my one true forever home. These nice people are putting me up in their nice hobbit hole for a while until I complete this one last quest.

  • Bisou

    Hello everyone my name is Bisou. My name means “friendly kiss” and boy do I love kisses. I love them a lot more then the dreaded bath and ear cleaning that’s for sure. I am a very, active and playful boy and I LOVE being outside. In fact, going for walks is one of my favorite things.

  • Flo

    Hello everyone! My name is Flo, which is short for Florence if you want to know. I am so excited to be your new Foster Dog of The Week. Actually, I am pretty excited about everything in life. My foster Mom says that I am the most energetic basset that she has ever met.

 

Wash ‘n Zip Pet Beds Offer Extended Through February

Wash ‘n Zip Pet Beds Offer Extended Through February

The inventors of the Wash ‘n Zip Pet Bed have selected CBHR as their February “Rescue Group of the Month,” which means they will be donating $5 to our group for each bed they sell through their website in the month of February! If you’d like to get one yourself and help raise funds for CBHR, you can do so at www.washnzippetbed.com and enter the discount code “CBHR” to save 10% on your purchase.

FINALLY!!! A solution to dirty, stinky dog beds! Our friends at Wash ‘n Zip Pet Bed created a revolutionary new bed design unlike anything else on the market! This brief video shows how it works:

 

Who is ready for their close-up?

We here at Carolina Basset Hound Rescue love to show off our furry friends, and want to see and share pictures of yours too! Therefore, we are excited to announce the CBHR Close-up Contest! We are in search of those pictures that are “worth a thousand words” to display on our website and in our newsletter. Does your happy hound have what it takes?

Official Contest Rules

The Close-up Contest is sponsored by CBHR. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by CBHR, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

Eligibility

This contest is open to all individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the contest period. Eligible photos must include a basset hound and must be of appropriate resolution (minimum of 2000 x 2000, and 2880 x 894 for website sliders) and orientation. Photos should be approximately 1.5 MB or larger. Please be sure that your email settings do not compress the image resolution when sending. Photo eligibility is at the discretion of CBHR.

Contest Period and Submission

The CBHR Close-up Contest will accept photo submissions beginning January 8, 2014 at 8:00 am ET until January 17, 2014 at Midnight ET. Submissions must be sent to catherine.woods@cbhr.com and must include photo(s), owner name and contact information, pet name and caption. The first photo submission per email address will be free of charge. Any subsequent photos (which are deemed eligible by CBHR for voting round) will be charged a fee of $5.00, to be paid directly to Carolina Basset Hound Rescue using our website. Participants will be notified via e-mail if more than one of his/her photos is eligible for the voting round, and payment is required. Once photos are determined eligible, they will automatically be entered into the voting round. The voting round will begin on January 24, 2014 at 8:00 am ET and will conclude on February 1, 2014 at 8:00 am ET.

Winner Selection

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period, and that are deemed eligible based on resolution and orientation requirements, will be entered into a voting database. The top 25 photos (based on votes and the discretion of CBHR) will be selected as winners. A portion of the winners will be displayed on the Carolina Basset Hound Website, and the remaining winning photos will be showcased in the online monthly CBHR newsletter, The Howler.The winners will be notified via e-mail once all voting data is collected.

Publicity

By participating in the Close-up contest, each entrant grants CBHR the right to use his/her photo for publicity purposes without additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

We cannot wait to see all of your wonderful pet portraits. Take a minute to look at our website for picture ideas. The layout will not change. Therefore, winning pictures must fit the current format.

 

CBHR Wishes You Happy Holidays

CBHR Wishes You Happy Holidays

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

Thank you for your support over the past year. We could not continue to rescue the homeless bassets of the Carolinas without our foster homes, volunteers, and donors. Because of your generosity, we were able to pull all of the bassets we were notified about, and they are now in loving furever homes or foster homes. Read about some of our “Happy Endings” for 2013.

We hope you have a wonderful New Year and look forward to continuing to work with you to provide new hope for those bassets who find themselves abandoned in a shelter.

 

CBHR 2014 Calendar

CBHR 2014 Calendar

calendar-2014-smOur initial printing of the the 2014 CBHR Calendar has sold out. Orders placed now will be shipped as soon as possible after the first of the year. The deadline for ordering is Dec. 23, 2013. Calendars are $15.00 each plus shipping.

The calendars make excellent gifts and 100% percent of the proceeds goes directly to support the needs of our rescue bassets. The printing of the calendar has been sponsored by Basset Hound Town. Thanks to all of you who participated in making the 2014 calendar beautiful and to all those supporting this project by purchasing a calendar and enjoying the handsome bassets throughout the year.

 

CBHR’s Rescue Quilt Auction on E-bay

CBHR’s Rescue Quilt Auction on E-bay

We have a winner! A winning bid of $610.00 was placed on our Ebay quilt auction! Thank you to the winner and all who bid on this gorgeous quilt. All proceeds will go to help our rescued hounds and their medical needs. We couldn’t do this without the help of our wonderful friends and supporters! The hounds say “AHHROOOOO!”

This beautiful basset rescue-themed quilt was donated to CBHR by Helena Poist. Martha Knoll and her expert bassetsistant, Molly Bob Digger, designed, pieced, and quilted it.

 

CBHR Basset Derby Video

CBHR Basset Derby Video

CBHR’s first Basset Derby was held during the 2013 Waddle. Many thanks to Karen and Eric Sadler for organizing the event and to Bud Dowdey with Sheffield Entertainment for producing this video.

 

Benny – ATB

Benny – ATB

CBHR foster family, the Chaffins, fondly remember and say goodbye to their dear foster dog, Benny. He was loved and will have a loving place in their hearts and home forever.

BennyWe received Benny, or Uncle Benny as we called him, at the end of August. He was supposed to be a Basset Hound, but turned out to be a Beagle mix. His first days here were spent adjusting. He was a very good animal from day one. He instantly won us over. As time went by, he really became a part of the family. When the vet told us he had heart worms, our hearts sank thinking he wouldn’t have a chance given his age. When we found out that CBHR treated all rescues, we were so happy. After his first treatment, we thought he had a really good chance at a lot more life. He was spunky. He really fit right in. We miss him very much. I never felt anyone would ever adopt him but he would always have a home here.

Note: we received his ashes today. They are in a very beautiful wooden urn. Along with the urn is a small stone styled urn and a card with his paw print. He will always be a member of our family.

 

Smokie

Smokie

The past few days have been a sad time for CBHR. Our senior girl Smokie went to the bridge Saturday evening. Smokie first came into CBHR in 2002 and was adopted. She was returned to us in May 2012 when her owners had an unexpected lifestyle change because of health issues. At that time, Smokie was ill herself with congestive heart failure. CBHR committed to give her hospice care. Thanks to Pauline Grimball, Smokie was loved, splendidly cared for, comfortable and secure for her last year and a half. We are grateful to Pauline for all that she did and know that Smokie is now running pain-free and happy.

 

Benny ATB

Benny ATB

It is with heavy heart that we say goodbye to Benny. Our heart goes out to fosters Michelle and Douglas Chaffin who cared for and loved Benny dearly. He will smile forever just like the happy little boy in his picture now that he is free of pain. Such a tragedy when we lose a deserving hound to such a preventable disease (heartworms); it only takes one tasty treat per month to never have this happen. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace, Benny.

 

Daisy Aspen Crosses the Bridge

Daisy Aspen Crosses the Bridge

Sadly, our lovely Daisy Aspen has gone to the bridge. Foster mom, Christy, was with her and will be taking Daisy’s ashes home to bury. Christy said she has a burial plot on the farm for all of her beloved animals.

Daisy had a vestibular event and at that point Christy was hoping the condition would work itself out as she had had them before. Christy got Daisy to eat some chicken, but over the last couple of days Daisy even stopped wanting that and had also stopped drinking. Daisy’s neurological deficits in her hindquarters had progressed and she was not able to stand without assistance. Both Christy and the doctor agreed it had become a quality of life issue. Doctor said she could prescribe meds for the nausea, but the neurological exam showed Daisy had no feeling in her back end and one leg and her tail were cold. It was time.

Christy gave Daisy a great life that she would not have had otherwise. All of us here at CBHR are so thankful for that.

Her foster mom writes:

Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words following the loss of our little sweet one, Daisy. I will never say or hear ups-a-daisy again without remembering her. As anyone who came across Daisy knew she needed a prop up or a leg to lean against a lot. You couldn’t get upset with Daisy because you knew she was doing the best she could. I was thrilled to see her get stronger over her time with us and be able to wander the farm and enjoy the outdoors. She loved following me around and always knew when it was time to go home and have supper. We will miss her sitting at the arena gate waiting for us to finish riding and laughing at her cause she liked to push the big bloodhound around. I’m grateful too for my awesome Nullah Grace who allowed this little gimpy granny to come in and take over HER home for the past year. I wasn’t sure it was gonna work at first but Nullah knew she needed her space and they got used to working around each other. Whew! We would have really missed out.
So I’m gonna take a lesson from Daisy’s time with us and remember we all need a prop up sometime and most people are doing the best they can. God bless you all and I wish you much happy Hounding!

Christy Cullipher

 

Waddle 2013

Waddle 2013

Register for Waddle

This year CBHR proudly debuts the Wilmington Waddle, a northern and earlier version of our “traditional” Charleston Waddle, as this year’s biggest fund raiser. This three-day event will be held October 18 through 20, 2013, at several locations in the Wilmington, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach areas on the coast of North Carolina. This event will combine activities from both the traditional Waddle and the annual Howl-o-Ween Party, and include a Casino Night event open to Waddle attendees and the public.

Register Now

Complete Waddle Information

 

Waddle T-Shirts

Waddle T-Shirts

This year’s Waddle includes the debut of CBHR’s Casino Night event, as well as the work of Wilmington artist Cheryl Snyder for our t-shirt design. Examples of Cheryl’s work can be found on her website and more information about her is below. CBHR would like to thank Cheryl for donating her time and wonderful talent to help our sweet hounds!

Karol and Marion Gillison won this year’s t-shirt art auction, so Cheryl has incorporated their dogs Brogan (ATB), Columbo, and Gina into the artwork. The design also includes elements of the Las Vegas-style games to be held at Saturday’s Casino Night event.

This year’s Waddle t-shirts are available in light blue and tan. Regular short-sleeved t-shirts (unisex design and 100% cotton) are available in either color. Long-sleeved t-shirts and ladies cut short-sleeved t-shirts are only available in light blue. For sizing information, click here.

The Artist in Her Own Words

CherylSnyderI have a degee in Animal Science from NCSU and worked in pharmaceutical research for several years. During this time I worked with research dogs and could not bear to have a dog of my own. I left that job, adopted a dog, and bought a camera. Whitey was the model for most of my early photographs. A local Asheville artist used my photographs for inspiration. After a move to Raleigh, I adopted 2 whippets,Snyder and Comet who thought they were superstars… Whitey passed on at 15 and I started manipulating and coloring old photos of her. This sparked my interest in computer/digital art. During and unemployment period I successfully took several courses in black&white photography and computer art. Using the willing whippets as models, Winning first place (twice) in the AKC Gazette and being published in “Dogs,The first 125 years of the AKC” established my enthusiasm. I now live with 2 whippets “Kip” and “Margo”. I reside in Wilmington, NC where along with my 2 whippets we take care of my dear Mother, suffering with dementia. We are a Great team!

 

The Three Princesses

The Three Princesses

by Daisy Lu Merriman

Once upon a time in a kingdom far far away lived three very beautiful princesses. They were all best friends (forever) and they loved each other very much. That last was a good thing, even a lifesaving thing, because when the lovely girls were two years old, hard times came rolling over them. “What shall we do?” asked one. “Where shall we go?” whined another. The third asked plaintively, with just a tiny ahroohoohoo,“ And how will we do it?”

princess_1Their saggy eyes were full of tears and their long ears drooped to the ground as they set off together to improve their lot in life. No tails were wagging as they wandered through long streets, wide fields, and, scariest of all, rushing traffic. Their coats became dull and their ribs began to show, because princesses are meant to be loved and cared for by people, kind people, who can feed them, keep them safe, and shower them with hugs and pats.

Soon enough, it became clear that they could NOT do these things for themselves, and soon they were picked up as “Strays” and taken to an animal shelter. This was NO life for princesses of any kind and the lovely ladies were very sad indeed. Many ahroohoohoos rang out all night long.

2_princessesOne day, there was a wiggle, and then a jiggle of the lock on their cage (Yes! A CAGE!!) and the door opened. There stood four kind humans, who seemed surprised to see THREE princesses. The two young twoleggers, Cheyanne and Hanna, knew right away what to do: give them names worthy of their status. Cheyanne and her grandmother, Evelyn, named Ariel and Juliette, and Hanna and her grandmother, Linda, realized they had none other than Fiona with them. You see, the grandmothers are volunteers with Carolina Basset Hound Rescue, and they wisely took their grandchildren along on this pull from a shelter.

Only children of a certain age can recognize true princesses, even if they are drooly, licky, wriggly, wrinkly, scared and skinny, lovely BASSET HOUNDS, and these houndies were sorely in need of some recognition and all the love and care that attends hound royalty. Today the ladies are living with loving foster families and finding out how wonderful truly good people can be to their princesses. They have left their fears and sad ahroohoohoos behind. They still have droopy eyes, but they never fill with tears, and the sounds they make are the sounds of hounds in love with their lives and their people: “AHROOO!!!” “AHROOOOO,!””AHROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

 

Register for Waddle 2013!

Register for Waddle 2013!

The Wilmington Waddle is just around the corner, Friday October 18th through Sunday October 20th and will be held in the Wilmington, Kure, and Carolina Beach areas of North Carolina. You can register for all activities or just one — it’s up to you! Here’s a brief rundown of what’s happenin’ at the beach — you won’t want to miss it!

Yappy Hour — Friday 10/18 4:00 to 8:00 pm — at Inlet Watch Marina (Wilmington). Enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres, a soft drink, and a cash bar for wine and beer as you mingle with friends and enjoy the views at the Marina. Check out the CBHR Store, take your chance on multiple raffle baskets and stroll the grounds with your best 4-legged buddies.

Howl-o-Ween Party — Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm — at the Kure Beach Community Center. From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm enjoy lunch, mingling with friends, games, and contests, as well as:

PARADE!!! — Saturday 1:00 p.m. — Yes we will! We’ll have our very own, special, Kure Beach Waddle! It may not be Charleston, but when there’s a big group of bassets on the march, it’s a sight to see!!! Hawaiian shirts or straw hats on your bassets anyone? Sunglasses? Deck out the hounds and watch heads turn!

Basset Derby — Saturday 1:30 pm — at the Kure Beach Dog Park. Like the Kentucky Derby but for bassets only. Anyone who knows bassets knows they can RUN! Hmmm…a mantle of roses and a prize for thoroughbreds, so a mantle of sausages and a prize for bassets??? Join us and find out!

Salty Paws and Chillin’ Time — Saturday 2:30 to 4:00 pm — Kure Beach, Carolina Beach. Hang out at the Community Center and chat with your friends; head to the Salty Paws festival on Carolina Beach (the ride’s on us!); take a stroll on the beach with your two- or four-legged buddies; head to the Aquarium at Fort Fisher (a five-minute drive from the Community Center); do some sightseeing in Wilmington — the time is yours to enjoy!

Casino Night — Saturday 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. — Inlet Watch Marina (Wilmington) — a two-legger only event. Las Vegas-style gaming tables, entertainment, food, soft drinks, cash bar for wine and beer, and a silent auction. Try your luck and play for some big prizes like a large-screen TV, an Apple iPad, just to name a couple.

Breakfast with Bassets — Sunday 10:00 am — Location to be determined. Get together for a late breakfast before you head home. More details about this event will be coming soon.

Don’t be left behind! Go to the Waddle Website and click on the Registration page to sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us waddle@cbhr.com.

See you at the beach!

 

Get Ready to Waddle

Get Ready to Waddle

This year CBHR proudly debuts the Wilmington Waddle, a northern and earlier version of our “traditional” Charleston Waddle, as this year’s biggest fund raiser.  This three-day event will be held October 18 through 20, 2013, at several locations in the Wilmington, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach areas on the coast of North Carolina.  This event will combine activities from both the traditional Waddle and the annual Howl-o-Ween Party, and include a Casino Night event open to Waddle attendees and the public.

The Waddle web site and registration are open! Check it out: CBHR Waddle 2013

 

A HUGE THANK YOU

We here at CBHR are all truly humbled at the moment. Thank you. You helped us reach and exceed our fundraising goal. We can continue to help the many troubled bassets out there because of your kindness. The generosity shown by everyone here warms our hearts and spirits. I was telling a fellow volunteer the other day that every time we see a broken, dirty, unloved hound that someone has dumped I lose a little bit of my faith in humanity. You all have restored my faith. Because of your support we can help these bassets go on to have the life, love, and forever homes they so deserve.

Thank you so much.

Stacey Snyder
President

 

Please don’t make us say “Sorry, we’re closed”

The cold hard truth is that CBHR is full and very low on funds and needs to raise $6000 and acquire four foster homes by Friday of this week. The only way we can continue to help bassets in imminent danger of euthanasia is by having foster space and finances to provide for their veterinary care. Currently, we have over 40 dogs in our care. We have made a commitment to give them a better life and will honor that commitment. We need to have funds to be able to care for them AND funds to continue to bring those in shelters awaiting our help.

CBHR was notified of a basset this evening that needs to be returned to us as our motto is, “once a CBHR basset, always a CBHR basset”. This little man has filled our last available foster home. Coupled with no foster space we also only have enough funds to support our 43 dogs for a very short time. Our monthly veterinary bills range from $6000-$7000. Yes, it’s a lot of money. In reality, we need to raise a good deal of money to continue to help our shelter bassets. Can you help us do that? Please do not make us say no to this week’s shelter bassets!

 

Wilmington Waddle

October 18 – 20, 2013
Kure Beach, NC

Wondering about Waddle? Are you ready for something new?

Then Get your Wilmington Waddle on!

But it’s not Charleston and Folly Beach! No, it’s Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and the city of Wilmington, NC, with their own oceanfront charm and history. The Wilmington Waddle will offer three days of activities including the Salty Paws event, and an exciting new activity called the Basset Derby. The highlight of the weekend will be our first-ever Casino Night, offering two events in one at the Inlet Watch Marina. Las Vegas-style casino games, hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, free soft drinks, a live auction, and music will be split over two levels of the clubhouse. CBHR attendees will receive 25 free poker chips to play with to try your hand at poker, blackjack, and roulette.

But I love the Tides! Instead of navigating hotel rooms and elevators, you can opt to stay in rental studios, cottages, or houses through Palm Air Realty. It’s not a hotel, but more a home away from home, with bedrooms, sitting areas, and kitchens, which might just be a little more comfortable for you and your hounds. Want to save money for raffle baskets, other Waddle events, or sight-seeing? Split the rent with friends and party all weekend. Rental properties range from $79.00 to $145.00 per night, and are big enough to share with friends. We love the Tides too, but our group room rate for this year would have been $179.00 per night before pet deposit and taxes!

The Waddle website will be up and running by the end of this week. It will include links to Palm Air Realty and other rental agencies, a detailed weekend itinerary, t-shirt information, and on-line registration.

We know everyone loves Charleston, Folly Beach, and the Parade. This year’s Charleston Parade date falls on the Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend, so we’ve come up with something different, but still familiar. Your Waddle Committee is working hard to host an enjoyable Waddle weekend while raising as much money as we can for the hounds. Your support has carried us far, and we hope to add to that momentum by hosting a public event as part of this year’s Waddle. Please join us as we head to Kure Beach and Wilmington to Waddle On!