Why do we only have sponsorship, senior or hard to place bassets in our 'Available Dogs' list? Because we already have a list of approved adopters who get our younger and easier to place bassets before they ever get put on the website. We strongly suggest that you get an approved application on file so you don't miss out. Don't wait for a dog you like to appear on the available dogs list! Check out our Successful Adoptions page - and then complete an Adoption Application if you want a basset hound to add to your family!
Your donations help rescue Basset Hounds from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations throughout Northern California and the Reno, NV area.
Just a small donation can make a big difference in the lives of these pets.
Our goal is to find a forever home for each of our rescued hounds.
Think you’re ready to adopt? Learn more about our adoption process and start working with one of our adoption volunteers today.
Without the helping hands of our many volunteers, over 100 hounds a year would lose the chance at a forever home.
Whether you have 1 hour a month or time for more, we have volunteer opportunities for everyone.
Today's Featured Basset Hound
News & Events
Thank you to all who took part - entered and voted - in our 2021 Calendar Contest. As voting closed at 8 pm on September 4, we had raised $8283. We have our cover hound and 12 runners up who each take a month. We are hoping to be able to take additional orders for 'dates' - watch for more information. We will open for advance orders soon, so we can be sure to ship the calendars in time for the New Year! As usual, we will sell regular calendars and desktop 'CD' case versions.
About Golden Gate Basset Rescue
Golden Gate Basset Rescue (GGBR) rescues Basset Hounds from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations. We do NOT have a kennel or shelter, so there is no location to go and see our available dogs, but you can learn about them here on this site and contact us for additional information and find out how to meet them.
We were formed in 2005 after operating for nearly ten years under the Northern California Basset Hound Club. Today, GGBR is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. We exist solely on donations.
GGBR takes orphaned bassets into foster care, in volunteer homes, where they are loved and cared for until permanent, forever homes are found. We provide veterinary care, which includes necessary vaccinations, spaying and neutering, heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention.
Our hounds are always microchipped. Our wonderful volunteers spend time with the dogs to evaluate them, deal with any behavioral issues, and restore them to full health with good food and love. That means we know a LOT about our dogs... which helps us match the right dog with YOU once you have an approved application on file.