Welcome to Golden Gate Basset Rescue!



Memberships accepted at any time -  More info on Membership Levels can be found HERE

r just make a donation!

Mail checks to:

PO Box 4958
Petaluma, CA 94955

You can easily set up a regular donation of any amount using this link.  Please consider making your donation a regular commitment, whether or not you want to take advantage of our member benefits.

Your Donations and Our Members are our Life Blood!!


Announcing "GOLDEN OLDIES" -
our "Seniors For Seniors" program....
If you are 65 or older, you may adopt any of our dogs who are 9 yrs old and older FOR HALF PRICE! 
Please tell us in the comments box of the adoption application form that you are interested in this option.  
Senior Girl

Bassets live on average to around 13, and we have lots of examples of our senior hounds living to 15 and even older!!

Remember to let us know that you want to take advantage of this offer (we don't ask your age on the application form!)

GGBR 2014 Rescue Calendars now REDUCED - only $13 INCLUDING shipping available in the Basset Boutique!  (click HERE)
GGBR 2014 Calendar

Check out the GGBR Event Calendar here!
GGBR will hold periodic "Meet the Bassets" events"Meet the Bassets" Events -
at the new Woodlands Pet Food Store in Novato!
and at Alameda's Pet Food Express 

Woodlands Pet Foods in NovatoMARCH 16, 2014 - NOON TO 2PM
We will definitely be there on this date.  Apologies to anyone who came out in February - error on our part!
Pet Food Express, Alameda
Occasionally... watch this space...

Approved adopters may meet available dogs there.  Foster homes encouraged to bring their foster dogs!  There is no guarantee that adoptable dogs will be there... if you are interested in any of the dogs on our website, please make sure you have applied and been approved.  We will do our best to have that dog (and any others you like) there for you to meet.  Our dogs are in foster homes all over northern California, so we have to make special arrangements to get them there.
Check out our newBasset Boutique featuring GGBR embroidered logo clothing, 2014 calendars, GGBR glasses, collectible Waddle TShirts, Fran's fleece coats, and more! 

Have you looked at our Zazzle store?  You can choose from a wide range of GGBR logo items, or create your own using your own photos and words... and GGBR gets 27% of the purchase price!  Click on the scrolling image to the left to get straight there! 

Highlighted Dogs
See all the Dogs!
ODIE’S HERE!!!Odie is a 9 yr old neutered male who is crate trained. He is a happy, loving boy with great manners. He is shy at first but once he trusts you he is a friend for life. It was said he was afraid of men but his foster home thinks that he seems to like older men better than younger ones. Odie is fearful of children and retreats when they are around so no children for him please.He would do well in a female dog household or as an only dog. He has no resource guarding issues as ...read more about Odie
Dis be Harlee. Before my foster Mom gets started, me just want to let you all know dat me lub me wemmins and me gurls. It no matter how old dey be, me lub dem all!   Before I even start talking about Harlee I want to address his age. I think this is an important topic and one that scares many potential adopters because they feel Harlee is potentially at the end of his life span because he is considered a “Senior Dog”. Age is just a number and if life has taught me anything...read more about Harlee
Sammi's foster parent says this about Sammi: Meet Sammi D. (aka: Sundance) a beautiful little red and white basset girl that is three going on one. When I first met Sammi some 10 months ago she was terrified of people but not anymore. With a lot of love and patience Sammi has blossomed into a playful, happy, spirited basset girl that is now being the puppy she was never allowed to be. Watching Sammi’s journey has been an amazing experience. Now Sammi D. is ready for that next very importan...read more about Sundance
Any NPR listeners out there? This girl is named after journalist and author, Cokie Roberts, whose (late) basset hound, Abner had something of a "cult following", after he inserted himself into a broadcast of Morning Edition! Cokie, the basset hound was very sadly given up by her owners who have had her her whole life. They love her very much, but are moving to a place where Cokie is not allowed. Cokie is very loving with her family and friendly, but a little reserved, with strangers. She is...read more about Cokie
Foxy is a lovely tri-color 5-year-old female basset, 45 pounds a bit on the small site--and a bit of a pistol, a bit bossy! Her foster family loves her and will miss her when she's gone. She is friendly and loving, likes to sit and snuggle with her head on your leg while watching TV. She generally does well with other dogs. She is good with small children. Foxy is extremely intelligent and wants to please. She needs a person who has the time to engage with her consistently to teach her ...read more about Foxy



Please take the time to browse our site, check that adoption of a Basset Hound is right for you, and/or see how you can help in other ways. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact ggbassetrescue@hotmail.com.

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Why Rescue?

Your Petstore Pup

Author Unknown

Cherish your new pet store pup -
Stand always by his side.
Mend his ills and give him hugs
and lots of fun car rides.

Feed him well and let him run
to build his body strong.
Play with him and give him treats.
Love him his whole life long.

You'll soon become his hero.
He will not ask you for much.
He'll trade his lifelong loyalty
for your kind word and touch.

Count him among your blessings,
as you are his blessing, too,
but then please do just one thing more,
When every day is through.

Take time to look into his eyes
each night you tuck him in.
I bet you'll see reflected there,
two other pups like him.
They've never had a family,
soft bed, good food, or fun.
They live life out in a wire box -
and never get to run.

They suffer searing heat at times,
at others freezing cold,
as weeks and months and years drag by
While they are growing old.

So think about his mom and dad
who shine there through his eyes,
and remember all the mill dogs
who are paying with their lives.

If they had ever had a chance,
they'd have grown up like him, too,
with years of love to give and get
before their lives were through.

You'll never see them face to face -
Such miracles are rare -
But pray for your pup's mom and dad,
'cause someone ought to care...

Don't buy your basset hound over the internet or from a pet store.  We can advise you about buying a well bred basset hound from a reputable breeder, and if your heart is set on a puppy, we occasionally get these in rescue also. If you are looking for a reputable breeder in California, check out this website: 

Basset Hound Club of America - CA Breeders List