Financial Aid & Other Resources

GGBR cannot guarantee that any resources listed here are up to date/current. Nor do we endorse any specific services or companies mentioned.

There are lots of resources out there to serve the Basset community. Here are some to start with:

Everyone should start with the Basset Hound Club of America and, especially if you are interested in the improvement of the breed, and maybe showing or attending basset shows and field trial events, the Northern California Basset Hound Club.


Online support groups

Info Pages

The Daily Drool site,, has plenty of useful links to information and is highly recommended as a place to start.

Can animals help with addiction?

How does smoking/vaping affect your pets?

Health problems - resources to help with veterinary costs

Someone sent this information to us and it is (hopefully) more up to date than many of the links on this page!
Pet Financial Aid

Here is a useful guide to pet insurance options that may be available to you:
Pet Insurance Guide

If you live in Marin County, Marin Humane Society helps people who have pets but are in need of help with medical issues. It is called the Share program and maybe your local shelter has that also.

You can also check with UC Davis and see if they have something that might help since it is a vet school and they may help as a research case study. 

You can apply for Care Credit which can be used at most vets and offers low or no interest. It's a credit card basically that is used for medical/vet care.

Another organization that comes to mind is IMOM.

Also, try searching Facebook or Yahoo groups for your dog's condition, you may find a group.  You can join Natural Basset and K9Kitchen yahoogroups, and I'm sure they may have a Facebook page as well.  Both are groups that can help with feeding your hound.  K9 Kitchen can help with special dietary needs and supplements that may be helpful if your hound is suffering with an illness.

Here are some other websites to try - some may have restrictions on locality or extent of need, but they could also be the difference between life and death for your hound, or between keeping him/her and having to surrender your dog to GGBR: 

The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation. We have no affiliation with any of the organizations or programs listed.  We strongly suggest you evaluate each group and review carefully their policies and requirements before applying. Please also note that some of these programs require that the request be made prior to the animal being treated, and that most programs are limited in the amount they can grant for a specific request. Generally, grants are between $25 – 500, so it’s important to check with several sources and to also try to raise funds yourself. 

Care Credit personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets.

In Memory of Magic (IMOM) is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because his or her caretaker is financially challenged. Request must be made before animal is treated.
Phone: 866-230-2164  

RedRover Relief (formerly LifeLine Grants) The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.

Phone: 916-429-2457

Ozzy Foundation  helps pet guardians with the financial costs of veterinarian bills and provides a supportive place for those caring for a chronically-ill pet.

Brown Dog Foundation dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications.

Canine Cancer Awarness  provides assistance with veterinary care for for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

Muffin Diabetic Pets Association assists pets with diabetes.

The Mosby Foundation assists in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.

Magic Bullet Fund (Cancer)  helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment. 

Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense.

Phone: 630-986-9504

Riley Rolph Animal Rescue Foundation provides financial assistance to existing, reputable animal rescues and raises awareness for animal welfare through its information resource network.

The Pet Fund 
May not be able to approve emergency care funding prior to treatment, due to time delay in processing requests. 

Phone: 916-443-6007

Actors and Others for Animals is a Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income. 

Phone: 818-897-8760  

Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point (ARF) (services may be limited to spay/neuter assistance)

Phone: 949-240-2899 

Four Legged Friends Foundation's Sunny Day Fund provides veterinary assistance for low income people in Los Angeles.

Phone: 310-441-2888

Mercy Crusade Mercy Crusade's Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation.

Phone: 818-597-2926 or 805-278-4433

Pet Assistance Foundation Spay and neuter services in Southern California.

Phone: 877-772-9738 
Holiday Humane Society (private hospital, offers some of the lowest cost services in LA, covers basic procedures only)

Phone: 818-765-8196 

Pet Orphans of Southern California - program for individual rescuers, helps primarily with spay/neuter, vaccinations, adoption events. Also has “Good Samaritan Fund,” to assist with medical emergencies, as funds are available.

Phone: 818-901-0190

Voice for the Animals Foundation Helping Friends Program helps seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses or fixed incomes take care of their pets.

Phone: 310-392-5153

Labrador Lifeline aids purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life.

LabMed helps rescued Labradors in need of medical attention.   (Rescue Only)

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance  provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services in life-threatening situations.

Sue Freeman’s Guide to Rescue Cats website contains a list of pet financial-assistance resources in  Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

Lost your dog?

If it's a basset hound, we can create a web page for you featuring your dog, and alert our contact list of over 1400 basset people across the state.  I can also create a pdf Lost Pet poster for you.  Contact me (Addy) at  Of course, we also watch the shelters and humane societies, and occasionally have people contact us having found a basset hound.

There are lots of resources on the internet.  This one is pretty decent.

There are also some yahoogroup email lists that carry alerts of lost dogs.  K9AmberAlert and K9Alert are two that I know of and can be found by searching for them in Yahoo!

Doggie stores

These are doggie websites or suppliers with whom GGBR or GGBR members have done business. Mentioning them here is not a direct recommendation, but you can have fun browsing their sites!

Dog Collars - Pet Supplies that breed jealousy. (Big Dog)