The Basset Rescue Network at DaphneyLand was founded in 2005.
We are a group of volunteers (the kind who don’t get paid) who have come together rescue of basset hounds and provide rehabilitation in the form of proper nutrition, supplemental care, veterinary care and behavioral modification in order to properly socialize in a pack environment.
We promote educational programs of nutritional awareness, spaying and neutering 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.
DaphneyLand’s focus is on the hound that is not perfect – we assist with the bassets or mixes that are especially difficult – those which require the extra special care that rehabilitation and socialization can provide.
Intake of hounds in our program originates in a variety of sources: those left animal shelters, abandoned at veterinarians offices, boarding facilities, strays, abused, abandoned, neglected, owners who can no longer care for them, or by working with entities during large animal busts.
Our goal is to find a loving home for every canine we take. If a home is not found, we pledge quality-of-life living within our program.
DaphneyLand’s volunteers are 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 Basset Hound who may end up in animal shelters, humane societies, or may be the victim of animal abuse, or neglect. Perhaps the hound was just unwanted or the victim of a situation beyond the control of the owner.
Each hound has its 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.
Once a hound is rehabilitated and properly socialized, we also know how to find people seeking Basset Hounds and help them integrate them into their homes.We know Basset Hounds. It’s as simple and as complex as that statement. Being a dwarf breed, with the heaviest bone density of all dogs, 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 and help them recover from health issues, homelessness, and behavioral problems.
Nothing is as cute as a Basset Hound puppy. However, they grow up to be large breed hounds who are stubborn, have selective hearing, smell like corn chips, and can often follow their noses into trouble.
Hounds come to us for many reasons – wandering away and becoming lost, not being properly socialized, and taken from their litter-mates before 10-12 weeks of age. This can cause serious behavioral problems in a new home which a family may be unwilling to work with. Obedience training takes complete dedication and constant attention.
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!