Basset Rescue Network, Inc. (BaRNi) at Daphneyland

rescues basset hounds and mixes in Los Angeles, California.
Phone: 661-269-2682; Email:

Adoption Location: 6221 Shannon Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510. Directions
11AM - 5PM on Saturday & Sunday. NO WEEKDAY adoptions! Application


Donations Needed for dogs like PEARL!

" My impound number was #A846670 @ Riverside shelter. I was just skin and bones. Basset Rescue Network fed me and gave me vet care. Now I am Pearl and I sleep on the couch in my adoptive home. Please donate so BaRNi can help other dogs like me. "


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Why does a basset hound need rescue?

Nothing is as cute as a basset hound puppy. Unfortunately they grow up to be large breed hounds, scent hounds who focus their entire being on that wonderful nose which ultimately leads them into trouble.


Hounds come to us due to many reasons - wandering away and becoming lost, not properly socialized and taken from their littermates before 10-12 weeks of age can cause serious behavioral problems in a new home which a family may be unwilling to work with, stubborn as a hound - obedience training takes complete dedication and constant attention.

Many people these days are losing homes and being forced to move into multi family dwelling situations, which do not allow for a canine companion over 40 pounds.


The list is very long, each hound has a story and has a set of needs specific to the hound.

Come join us and discover the rewards of rescuing a basset hound!



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bullet "Hi. I am Will, a pit mix. You may wonder what a pit mix like me doing at Basset Rescue Network. Well, the good folks at BaRNI think I should have a chance to find a home. Basic Needs Foundation is also working hard to find me a home.

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Who We Are

Our organization is comprised of volunteers from all walks of life, who donate their time, talents, labor and money to assist in saving the lives of Basset Hounds.

As a non-profit organization, we focus on the purebred basset hound who may end up in animal shelters, humane societies, or may be the victim of animal abuse, neglect, perhaps the basset hound was just unwanted, a situation beyond the control of an owner may land a basset hound in a "rescue" - or just being misunderstood.

Each hound has their own story and our volunteers pick hounds up from shelters and transport them to our rehabilitation center, to the vets, help socialize, care for them, feed them, groom them, work with them on leash training, house training, etc. 

We know basset hounds, it's as simple and as complex as that statement. Being a dwarf breed, with the heaviest bone density of canines, the basset is not for everyone.

Those of us who volunteer in basset rescue do so, because we can help the hounds we come in contact with, help them recover from health issues, homelessness and behavioral problems.

Once a hound is rehabilitated and properly socialized, we also know how to find people seeking a basset hound, and help them integrate them into their homes.

bullet In Memory of Ind-E. He was dumped in a quarry/ravine, where the only way out was by net and crane. Rest in peace!


Our Mission

Basset Rescue Network was founded in 2005 by Carol Ashley & Dawn Smith.

We are a group of non paid volunteers who have come together to encompass the rescue of basset hounds, provide rehabilitation in the form of proper nutrition, supplemental care, veterinary care and behavioral modification in order to properly socialize in a pack environment.

Promoting educational programs of nutritional awareness, spay and neuter of all animals to decrease the number of canines being euthanized in our local animal shelters, companion animal care instruction and training, youth leadership programs and community involvement through awareness campaigns, adoption events and our military and family crisis programs.

Our organization's focus is placed on the hound that is not perfect, the basset or mix thereof which requires the extra special care that rehabilitation and socialization can provide.

Intake of canines in our program originate in a variety of sources animal shelters, abandoned at veterinarian offices, boarding facilities, strays, abused, abandoned, neglected, owners who can no longer care for them, or by working with entities during large animal busts and facilitating the intake of these canines prior to exposure and high stress in a shelter.

Our goal is to find a loving home for every canine we intake, if a home is not found, we pledge quality of life living within our program.