Normally Bassetpalooza is a fun-filled day to help raise money for us to continue in our efforts to provide homeless bassets with medical care and other needs they may have in order to prepare them for finding their forever homes. It’s a day for all bassets, their human servants, and anyone looking to learn more about the breed or considering adopting a basset to come together to have some laughs, play some games, take part in the awesome raffles, and of course — love on some bassets!!




Sadly, due to COVID-19, we are unable to gather together in person this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun and raise money for the bassets!


BREAKING NEWS! Thanks to a generous and anonymous donor, all donations towards our virtual Bassetpalooza event activities will be matched up to $7500!  This means your donation will be doubled!


Bassetpalooza T-Shirt — Quarantine Edition Sponsorship!

Have your name printed on the back of this year’s once in a lifetime (we hope) quarantine edition of the annual Bassetpalooza event t-shirt AND help bassets at the same time!  Enter the name or names as you want them to appear on the T-shirt.


The T-shirt sponsorship portion of our event has ended.  Thank you for your support! 




Just because we can’t get together in person this year doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy one of Bassetpalooza’s most fun traditions — raffle baskets! Tickets are $1 each, or you can get 6 for $5, 12 for $10, 18 for $15 or 25 for $20. Drawings will be held on October 31, 2020.  Good luck!


Arias Wine
Collage - Arias Wine

ARIAS – fine wine by ‘Big Papi’ David Ortiz. A selection of 6 bottles of the winner’s choice. Donated by Marcia Benson.

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Basset Faces Afghan

Collage - Basset Afghan

One-of-a-kind crocheted throw featuring 5 adorable hound faces. Handmade by Darlene Guilmain; donated by Melissa Brezniak. Approximately 29 x 41”

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Paw Print Afghan

Collage - Paw Afghan

Beautiful and cheerful . . . crocheted pawprints on fields of pink, yellow and light green. Handmade and donated by Darlene Guilmain. Approx. 29 x 38”

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Quilted Basset Rescue Tote

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One-of-a-kind quilted tote with whimsical Basset Hounds and super-cool embroidered ‘Rescue’ emblem. Canvas bottom and straps; snap closure. Handmade and donated by Lindsay Malburg of Toucan Stitches. Approx. 15”h x 14”w x 7”d. Also included is an adorable plush basset.

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Charlie’s Kitchen

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Pioneer Woman’s ceramic Charlie Basset Hound utensil holder, spoon rest, candle holders and balloons, along with festive kitchen towels. Donated by Melissa Brezniak and Dawna Hartman.

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Get Your Jingle On

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Holiday Cheer! Festive Basset-tree t-shirt (choice of size L or XL); Jingle bell stockings & metal paw stocking holders; Santa hat guest towels; Burlap tote and two ornaments. Donated by Christine Mills.

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Cat & Mouse Friends

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Crocheted stuffed rainbow kitty and mouse pal, with adorable blue owl purse. Handmade and donated by Darlene Guilmain. Coloring book, pencils and kitty puzzle, too!

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Holiday Cheer

Collage - Christmas Cheer

Festive touches for your home! Two Christmas stockings, 4 Season’s Greeting placemats, Yankee Candle “After Sledding” fragrance; “Baby It’s Cold Outside” fleece blanket and more!

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Doodle Dogs

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Fun accessories for working from home! Doodle Dog mugs, dog-lover magnets and Dog Thoughts desk calendar for 2021.

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Basset Break

Collage - Lunch

Lunch break has never been more stylish! Neoprene lunch bag with zipper close; matching Garden Bassets facemask; pretty pink travel mug with dog faces.

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Museum of the Dog

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Cuddly stuffed Basset from New York’s AKC Museum of the Dog. Donated by Carol Tubman.

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Charlie Basset Hound Pillow

Collage - PW Pillow

Liven up your favorite chair with the Pioneer Woman’s Charlie Basset Hound Pillow! The perfect addition to any decor. Donated by Christine Mills. Approx. 12 x 18”

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Quarantine Crafts

Collage - Quarantine Crafts

Need a little something to keep the kid’s busy when they can’t go outdoors? Great assortment of crafts including sock puppets, foam figures and plaster paw print kit!

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Scully Sloth

Collage - Sloth

Who doesn’t love a sloth named Scully? Especially one wearing a Santa hat and scarf! Soft and cuddly with legs that go on forever!

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Bedtime Buddies

Collage - Stuffies

Absolutely adorable crocheted unicorn and dinosaur – the perfect pals for girls or boys! Handmade and donated by Darlene Guilmain.

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Top Hat Ralph Raffle



While we will miss our tables full of fun raffle baskets this year, we can still have the fun and excitement of hoping our numbers will be called!  For the month of September, we will be selling tickets for a daily, Yes, Daily!, raffle drawing which will take place through the month of October.  A whole month of daily drawings — talk about fun!

How does it work? All raffle tickets sold through the month of September go into one bucket, and one daily winner is drawn using a randomized program (we’re working on a way to do a live feed of the drawings on the NEBHR Facebook page, but if you miss it, don’t worry, we’ll post winners here, too.).  All tickets, including previous winning tickets, are then returned to the bucket each day, meaning that with ONE ticket, you could win multiple times!  How exciting!  So ONE Top Hat Ralph Raffle Ticket gives you 31 chances to win!!

The daily prizes include gift cards, fun basset themed items, NEBHR merchandise and cash!

Below is the calendar of prizes. Click on the calendar to see a bigger version.  The prize for Oct. 31’s drawing is a secret for now, but Top Hat Ralph would like to hint to you that it’s a BIG one!

Raffle Calender

Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase through September 30. No more tickets will be sold after September 30, so get yours now!

Ticket sales for the Top Hat Ralph Raffle are now closed.

Top Hat Ralph Raffle Daily Winners:



Oct. 1:  William Gray

Oct. 3: Sarah Dowling

Oct. 5: Scott Burnham

Oct. 7: Dorothy Georgeopoulos

Oct. 9: Rachel Cerutti

Oct. 11: Allen Harris

Oct. 13: Gail Boucher

Oct. 15: Scott Burnham

Oct. 17: Carol Tubman

Oct. 19: Patricia Murphy

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Oct. 29:

Oct. 31:

Oct. 2: Allen Harris

Oct. 4: Rachel Cerutti

Oct. 6: Deborah Todisco

Oct. 8: Allen Harris

Oct. 10: Christine Sage

Oct. 12: Jean Furlong

Oct. 14: Andrea Ando-Albert

Oct. 16: Rachel Cochran

Oct. 18: Joanne DeLucia

Oct. 20: Jean Furlong

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Basset Contests!

While we can’t go around scratching hundreds of basset ears all in one day this year, we CAN have a ton of fun with basset games through video and photo contests!  Dig out your basset’s best costume for the costume contest! Get out your measuring tape and camera and get ready to measure those ears for the longest ears contest! Locate your fanciest (or not) hand towel and get ready to record a video of your basset participating in a COVID Cover-up contest!




Stay tuned for more details and please join us in the online fun! 





Bassetpalooza Memories

Here are some photos from last year’s Bassetpalooza. What a fantastic day!