About Us

Our Organization

As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) animal welfare organization, Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. provides veterinary care, food, support, and shelter to Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes needing assistance in Arizona. We treat these animals as our own, with the utmost care and respect and make decisions based on compassion for the quality of life these Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes will enjoy while in our care. We provide necessary support for the dogs while in the care of the foster home using the dogs’ personalities, behaviors, and special needs as a guide. We work
in cooperation with local and state shelters to reduce euthanasia of Basset Hounds, Blood Hounds, and Basset Hound mixes.

  • Serving our statewide communities, Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Inc., provides:
  •   Education to the public and prospective homes about Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes.
  •   Shelter and care for homeless Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes.
  •   Placement in suitable foster and permanent homes for all dogs taken into our care.
  •   Fundraising events in order to care for all dogs taken in by the rescue.
  •   Education about spaying and neutering in order to decrease pet overpopulation and random breeding.
  •   Placement assistance to state and local animal shelters for Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds, and Basset Hound mixes.
  •   Care and forever foster care for the remainder of their lives to those rescued dogs who cannot be re-homed due to severe health issues.

Arizona Basset Hound Rescue – The Facts

  •   Arizona Basset Hound Rescue is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation and donations are tax deductible.
  •   Arizona Basset Hound Rescue has no physical location where the dogs are kept but relies completely on volunteers who foster the dogs until they find their forever homes.
  •   Arizona Basset Hound Rescue is an ALL-volunteer organization with no paid employees.
  •   Arizona Basset Hound Rescue is a no-kill animal welfare organization.
  •   Arizona Basset Hound Rescue has saved over 1,400 dogs since 1998.
  •   Arizona Basset Hound Rescue is dependent on donations to operate to cover the average dog related and veterinary care of $125,000 a year.
  •   Each dog taken in by Arizona Basset Hound Rescue is placed into foster care for a minimum of two weeks so that the rescue can evaluate and treat any behavior or health problems
  •   All dogs are spayed or neutered to help reduce pet overpopulation, receive rabies and distemper vaccines, micro-chipped and are treated for any other disease or condition
  •   Arizona Basset Hound Rescue is an approved New Hope partner with Maricopa County Animal Control, accepting all Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds that they would otherwise euthanize. We have similar partnerships with several other Arizona shelters

2019 Financial Report Summary

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2018 Financial Report

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Meet The Board

Barbie Dumney

Vice President

Our Vice President, Barbie Dumney has been a basset mom since 2006.  She moved here from Illinois where she was part of GABR (Guardian Angel Basset Rescue).  She currently has three female bassets, Gussie who will be 15 this year, Layla is 3 and Penny is 1. She’s a registered nurse in Neurology at Mayo...
Anna Chalmers


Anna is a foster mom to AZBHR alumni Wilson, and former forever home for Finn and Burt (RIP). Anna also has an adopted senior from the NV Basset Rescue. When not loving on her dogs, she is the mother of Killian. Killian and Anna enjoy traveling to foreign countries and cruising the seas. Anna also works full-time as forensic accountant.
Karen Sellers


Karen moved to Arizona in the fall of 2009 after living in New Hampshire for close to 30 years. While in New Hampshire she ran, along with her husband, a successful antique firearms business. After his death in 2008 she sold the business and began preparing for the move to Arizona. She started volunteering for...
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What People Say

Our Goals

Adoption Services 83%
Animal Protection 91%
Spay/Neuter Programs 74%
Humane Education 64%
Return of lost pets to families 95%