Established in 2007, Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless
Bassets in Houston, TX, and surrounding regions. 

  • RESCUE. We take in Bassets from shelters or directly from owners who are
    unable or unwilling to care for them. We do not discriminate based solely on the
    dog's age, condition, or medical needs.


  • REHABILITATE. Before adoption, we place the Bassets in loving foster homes where
    they are evaluated for temperament and behavior. We also update all vaccinations,
    insert microchips, address all medical conditions, and spay/neuter all unaltered hounds. Most of our Bassets need heartworm treatment, as well. Despite the time and expense, we are committed to providing the most appropriate and humane treatment for every Basset in our care.


  • REHOME. We work hard to place each Basset with the right forever family. After you complete an application, we will call your vet to ensure all past and present pets are current on preventatives and vaccinations, chat with you via phone, and conduct a home visit—all to match you with the best hound for your home and lifestyle.

Read all about us! We're very proud of the work we do for people and dogs in Houston.



Laura Haenelt


Alison Malone


Jill Yamasaki

Patricia Cornelius

President, Intakes, Fosters

Vice President, Adoptions

Secretary, Webmaster
(Past-Past President)

(Past President)


Marlo Barton

Magan Boatman

Heather Whiting

Social Media


Adoption Follow-Ups


Barb Beadle

San Antonio


Vanessa Williamson Francis

Treasurer (non-Board Member)