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 $5000!  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.

For a $10 donation, you can be a PAW PAL!
$10 will help provide a nail trim or ear cleaning for a rescue basset.

Name(s) to appear on t-shirt

For a $25 donation, you can be a HOT DOG! $25 could help to provide a cytology test to diagnose an ear infection OR a month’s supply of pain relief OR arthritis medication.

Name(s) to appear on t-shirt:

For a $50 donation, you can be a BASSET BESTIE!
$50 can supply two or three months’ worth of heartworm preventative to a basset.

Name(s) to appear on t-shirt:

For a $100 donation, you can be a BAYER! $100 can help cover the cost of an initial vet visit for a basset that is just coming into the rescue.

Name(s) to appear on t-shirt:

For a $250 donation, you can be a HOWLER!
$250 can help cover cost of having a basset spayed or neutered.

Name(s) to appear on t-shirt:

For a $500 donation, you can be a TOP DOG! $500 can help cover costs of mass removal surgery and biopsy, a common expense with rescue bassets.

Name(s) to appear on t-shirt:

AND for a $1000 donation, you can be a DROOL MATE for LIFE! $1000 can help with emergency care needed to help a puppy with parvo, eye surgery or extensive surgery to remove a tumor in a senior basset.

Name(s) to appear on t-shirt:


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!  Starting in September, we will begin ticket sales for our daily raffle drawings which will take place through the month of October.  A whole month of daily drawings — talk about fun!



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!