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Welcome to Helping Hands Basset Rescue!

We have been dedicated to giving bassets and basset mixes in the central Texas area a second chance at life since 2001. We've made it our mission to ensure that our basset's are happy, healthy, and ready to be part of their "furever" families before they're placed. Run as a not-for-profit by volunteers, we are always in need of more. More fosters, more volunteers, more adopters, and most of all, more financial assistance. There are so many ways that you can get involved! Take a look around our website and get to know us, then spread the word. Follow us on social media. Find us at a meet up. Sponsor a foster. Become a foster. The possibilities are endless. We look forward to getting to know you and your furry friends!


Like many rescue groups, COVID 19 took its toll on HHBR. To protect our volunteers, we paused all meetups, volunteer meetings, and group evaluations of adoption applications. We decided early on to limit our contact with the public as many of our fosters either had compromised immune systems or were caregivers to elderly parents. We continued to take in dogs throughout the pandemic; but, only adopted to previous adopters whose homes we knew, so we did not have to perform in person home checks. As result of the shutdown we lost several of our most active foster homes. Without foster homes, we are limited the number of bassets that we can bring into our rescue and there are so many who need help! As things begin to return to normal, Helping


Hands Basset Rescue would like to thank every one of you for your care, concern, support and understanding as we worked our way through this past year. Many of the dogs we took in this year had health issues so were not immediately available for adoption. Please check our website to meet the hounds we have in our program and follow their progress to a new and healthier life.


If you’ve ever considered being a foster, now is the time! Fill out a foster application or reach  out to our volunteers with questions. If you'd like to get involved with the organization, but cannot foster, we need some help with administrative work.

Thank you again for your support – we can’t do it without you!

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Cooper was a stray who was attacked and mauled by other stray dogs. Good samaritans stopped their cars and broke up the fight, One of them took him to a near by animal hospital to get his wounds treated. After several weeks of no response to their flyers and ads they called HHBR. Our vets were able to finish treating his wounds and get him current on all vaccinations. We also had him neutered and treated for heartworms. The vet said Cooper is 4-5 years old; but he acts like a 2-3 year old more about Cooper
  Jake 2 (Jakey)
Jakey was surrendered to another rescue in a South Texas border town after his owners decided to get a puppy and nine-year-old Jake was no longer wanted. The rescue then reached out to HHBR.   Jakey came to us with an multitude of health issues including ear infections, several broken teeth, he is heartworm positive and tested positive for Ehrlichiosis (a tick borne disease quite common in South Texas) and he was not neutered.  We did an extensive dental on him because several more about Jake 2 (Jakey)
Lola is a special needs basset girl. She has medical needs that require ongoing medications and she's on a special diet. She has had ACL surgery as well as additional medical treatments while in rescue. She needs a loving home where she can live out her senior years in a calm environment. 

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