POBox 4958
Petaluma, CA 94955
(707) 765-2690
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ONLINE AUCTION - starts 8am Tuesday, October 14 - PREVIEW ITEMS HERE - new items added all the time!
LIVE EVENT - some items carry through to the live event... plus bid on items not available online preview online- Saturday, November 1 at Swiss Park Newark on Mowry Ave off 880 - Tickets available HERE.

We've had some expensive medical cases this summer... read all about them HERE.  In particular, Hannah and Buster.  
Hannah on intake 

We are currently raising money to supplement our emergency medical/major medical fund... please donate!

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, November 1 (note new date)  - Howl At The Moon - Auction & Dinner, Swiss Park Newark

Want to buy greetings cards featuring basset hounds?  And raise dollars for GGBR at the same time?  Click the button:

Second Chance Greetings Button

Shop Now!!  TShirts featuring this wonderful image on the front and the GGBR logo on the back!!
s!!Hot Dawgs Waddle 2014

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!)

2015 Calendar Contest
raised $8909 -  THANK YOU!!

WINNERS Fletcher - $1732
Rosie - $865
Dolly - $566
Calvin - $516
Billy- $474
Molly Belle Bullentini - $396
Toby - $385
Thor - $351
Cassie - $350
Lulu - $336
Blu - $327
Lucy - $273
Daisy Mae Jetton - $270
Teddi, Madden or Sasha - $165
We sold out of last year's calendar - don't miss out this year!!

Check out the GGBR Event Calendar here!

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We are now working with iDonate - they do all the work, legal, collect or provide a way for you to get the items to them and we get the money they make from the item (less a commission of course!)

iDonate will also take cash, credit card and eCheck donations.  You pay any processing fees, so GGBR gets the full value of your donation.
Check out our new Basset Boutique featuring GGBR TShirts, embroidered logo clothing,  Fran's fleece coats, and more! 


make custom gifts at Zazzle
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! 
Golden Gate Basset Rescue

Highlighted Dogs
See all the Dogs!
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 more about Harlee
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 more about Foxy
Want a hound dog that will be your very best friend??? Earl is your houndie!  Earl is a LOVE! We can't believe that some lucky forever family has not claimed him for their own! This happy fellow  just wants to love and be loved by a forever family. Heenjoys being petted and will almost always lay down and roll over when youstart petting his head so that he can get belly rubs! When you stop, he pawsat you to keep doing it! He is a typical sleepy basset, however, he likes torun outside more about Earl
Willie was surrendered to GGBR by the owner who had him since he was  puppy.  His foster parent has this to say about  this fine fellow: "Willie is a sweet, sweet boy with a lot of energy for a 10-year old! He loves to cuddle and play and is especially fond of his own voice. He's a big guy with extra large feet, which makes him extra adorable! Willie could use some brushing up on basic commands and would do best with someone who is willing to work with him on his more about Willie
  Chloe of NorCal
Chloe is a courtesy listing for NorCal Beagle Rescue. For more information, or to meet or adopt Chloe, please use the contact information given below. Hi, Everyone. My name is Chloe, and I'm a basset/beagle mix. My ears are beagle. All the rest of me is basset hound. I just turned 7 years old on January 20. They know my exact age because I was an owner surrender. I was with the same owners from the time I was a puppy. They lost their home, and now I'm on my own. When I was in my original home, more about Chloe of NorCal



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

If you would like to run your own fundraising campaign for GGBR, please click the button below, when you will be taken to our "starter page" on This is a great way to get donations for the annual Waddle, in Novato on July 4th each year!


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