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,  we are unable to gather together in person again 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!



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. Ticket sales for raffle baskets end Nov 28, 2021. Drawings will be held on November 29,2021.  Good luck!

Give a Dog a Bone

This includes: White wooden box
Charlie basset Christmas container
Fall scene 1000 piece puzzle with basset hound
Charlie basset tea towel set
Dog toy
Christmas ornament

*Donated by Chris and Bob Mills

Eat, Play and Be Merry

This includes: Blue canvas tote
Charlie basset container with Christmas scene
Charlie basset tea towel set
Charlie basset sugar cookie mix w/oven mitt and cookie cutter
Cute basset ornament
*Donated by Chris and Bob Mills

Autographed Eduardo Rodriguez Photo

This item was donated by the Boston Red Sox.

Gouveia Vineyards Wine Tasting Experience

This includes 6 tickets for you and your friends to enjoy a wine tasting at the beautiful Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, Connecticut. *Donated by Gouveia Vineyards

A Day of Hockey!

This includes: A certificate for 4 tickets to a Worcester Railers, HC home game.  The Worcester Railers are an ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders.
*Donated by the Worcester Railers

A Day of Fun at the Discovery Museum

This includes a certificate for admission for up to 4 people at the Discovery Museum located in Acton, Massachusetts, and is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature and play.  Fun for the whole family!

*Donated by the Discovery Museum

Basset Bling

This includes: Basset To-Do List pad
Basset hound counted cross stitch kit
Basset hound coin purse/ pouch
Hound over the moon pin
Pair of tiny basset figurines

Cocoa Cheer

This includes:
Two handmade table mats
Elf mug and spoon holder
Christmas cookie cutters
Scented candle
Metal Noel sign
Assorted hot cocoa mixes
Cozy Home
This includes: Comfy double knit throw blanket and two decorative dog-themed pillows

Davis Farmland

This includes: Day passes for up to 4 guests for Davis Farmland in Sterling, Massachusetts.
*Donated by Davis Farmland

Fall Table

This includes: Three quilted table mats
Two autumn tea towels
Ceramic salt and pepper shakers
Ceramic pumpkin tealight holders
50 tealight candles
Fall themed paper plates and napkins

Holiday Bassets

This includes: Halloween witch basset figurine
Plush “I Feel Good” musical basset
Thanksgiving turkeybasset socks
Rhinestone pawprint ornament

Hound Comfort and Joy

This includes:
Hammock-style car seat cover
Fleece throw
Peanut butter dog treats
Treat launcher
Slobber bottle

Hound Decor

This includes: Home is where the paw prints are pillow
Bone-shaped metal wall basket with chalkboard and leash hooks
A house is not a home without a dog wall decor

Hug Me Bear

This includes: Plush teddybear that needs a cuddle buddy!

Kitchen Hounds

This includes: Bamboo paw-shaped cutting board
Two winter pups dish towels
Silicon spatula
Bone and star shaped cookie cutters
Hound mug
Bone shaped scrubber
Paper plates and napkins

Laser Cut Wall Art

This includes: 3-piece laser cut metal wall art.

Pioneer Woman, Welcome Spring

This includes: Charlie Basset with butterfly stand-up
Pickup truck welcome sign
Charlie Basset ceramic spoon rest
2 tea towels

Paw Love

This includes: Fabric Love basket
“Dogs leave pawprints” picture frame
Pawprint plaster ornament kit
Rhinestone paw ornament

Basset Face Quilt

This includes: Quilt approximately 68″ x 78″. Backing is solid grey

Rescue Me Quilt

This includes: Handmade quilt approximately 4′ x 5′
*Donated by Gail and Bob Boucher

Southwick Zoo

This includes: Admission for 2 people
*Donated by Southwick Zoo

Table for Two

This includes: Rescue is my favorite breed framed sign
2 dog pattern kitchen towels
2 frosted glasses with dogs
Paper plates and napkins

Vineyard Vines Totebag

This includes: A Vineyard Vines totebag done with a basset hound theme

Vintage Porcelain Bassets

This includes: Double up on the cuteness with these two vintage porcelain basset figurines

Basset Family Vintage Figurines

This includes: A family of cheerful little vintage basset figurines

Welcome Pups

This includes: A welcome sign any dog lover can appreciate

Worcester Bravehearts

This includes: 4 Flex tickets for a Worcester Bravehearts home game.
*Donated by the Worcester Bravehearts

Holiday Toss Up

This includes: An 18″ x 18″ toss pillow with 3 interchangeable covers
Fleece NAvidad
This includes: Fleece throw pillow
Super soft fleece throw blanket

*Donated by Chris and Bob Mills

12 Days of Christmas Raffle!

For the month of November, we will be selling tickets for a daily, Yes, Daily!, “!2 Days of Christmas” raffle drawing which will take place over the course of well, 12 days, from December 1 through December 12, 2021!

How does it work? Tickets for this raffle are $10 each. All 12 Days of Christmas raffle tickets sold through the month of November go into one bucket, and one daily winner is drawn using a randomized program. 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 12 Days of Christmas Raffle Ticket gives you 12 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.  You won’t want to miss this raffle! 

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!  Contests will be announced on our Facebook page soon!


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

Bassetpalooza Memories

Here are some photos from 2019’s Bassetpalooza. What a fantastic day! We hope 2022 will see us all able to see each other again live and in person!