Looziana Basset Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and unwanted basset hounds in all parishes of Louisiana for the love of the breed. We primarily work with bassets and other hounds but also try to help other animals in need when possible.
The dogs that come under our care receive thorough veterinary examinations, with all necessary treatment provided to restore them to good health. Our rescues are temperament tested and socialized in our loving, supportive foster homes or boarding facilities.
We have a comprehensive adoption process, which includes home visits and veterinary references. In an average year, we take in 100 dogs and place the majority of them in well-matched, carefully screened permanent homes. Some of the senior basset hounds are placed in permanent foster homes to live out the rest of their lives.
We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our tax ID# is 72-1515888
The Current State of Looziana Basset Rescue, Inc.
The number of dogs in the care of Looziana Basset Rescue is always changing. In addition to the dogs that you see posted for adoption on our website, we also have dogs that are new to our rescue that we have not had time to post yet as well as permanent foster dogs that we do not post on our website because they will never be available for adoption for a variety of reasons. Our two biggest needs are always foster homes and donations. The donations are used to pay our vet bills as well as boarding fees for the dogs that we do not have foster homes for.
Please contact me for an application to foster or to adopt. Please also consider donating to our ongoing efforts. You can donate by scrolling down to our donation button or by mailing a check to LBR, PO Box 642, Folsom, LA 70437
Once again, Looziana Basset Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible. Thanks so much for your continued support of our mission.
Visit us at www.loozianabassetrescue.org for the latest news and pictures of our basset friends.
If you cannot adopt or foster right now but would like to help, you can donate by mailing a check to the address below or by clicking on the yellow "donate" button. We will send you a thank you letter that you can use for tax purposes. All donations go directly to our vet and boarding expenses. We are all volunteers and none of us takes a salary.
Looziana Basset Rescue
Fostering a Basset in Need
Approved foster homes are crucial to our efforts. Fostering a dog in your home not only benefits the dog, it saves the rescue an enormous amount of money. We pay all vet expenses during the time of fostering. You would provide the food and care.
Please email QueenB534@aol.com if you are interested in fostering.
Adopting a Friend
When you've looked at all of the great animals here and chosen one that you might be interested in, you can contact us. We'll get an adoption application to you as quick as a hungry basset.
As of March 2012 our adoption fee is $300. This includes spay/neuter, all shots, fecal and worming, microchip, heartworm test and treatment, if necessary, and all other veterinary care that is needed. The average amount that we invest in each dog is around $1000. Because 70% of the dogs that we take into rescue have to go through heartworm treatment, charging less than $300 is not possible. We can sometimes reduce the price for seniors. Looziana Basset Rescue has an extensive adoption process as well as adoption agreement. We check vet references and do home visits prior to an adoption. We require that all of our dogs be on monthly heartworm prevention for the rest of their lives. We require that our dogs live indoors and prefer, but do not always require, a securely fenced yard.
Please contact us at QueenB534@aol.com for more information and to request an application.
How to Help the Hounds
We realize that parting you from your hard-earned dollars is becoming more difficult every day. While we still like to receive monetary donations toward our vet and boarding care we also have a few items available for sale. You can be sure that every penny beyond our cost for these items is used as efficiently as possible to take care of our bassets .
We also have a small but growing selection of items for sale through CafePress.com. Available items include bumper stickers, coffee mugs, and mouse pads. Just click on the graphic to the right and select any number of our available products. Our partners at CafePress will ship them to you without delay.
And there's still a third way you can help support our hounds in need, and perhaps even learn something along the way. Just visit our list of recommended books and calendars, then use the links on our page to order as many as you can afford. Books make great gifts, and Looziana Basset Rescue receives a percentage of the purchase price of each book.
Purchasing from Amazon using the Amazon Smile program is another great way for us to raise money.
Special Slurps to Our Supporters
Great big basset slurps to Metairie Small Animal Hospital, and especially Dr. Brian Melius, for discounted services. Thanks also to Dr. Jessica Coates-Hudson with Pets R Our World and Dr. Aubre Harper-Polo with Folsom Animal Hospital for discounted services. The help these professionals so selflessly provide makes our hounds healthy and much easier to place in permanent homes. We would also like to thank Canine Connection for the assistance that they provide to the rescue with discounted boarding.
The staff at Jefferson Feed and Garden Supply, and especially Mr. Lynn Morvant, are always ready to show us just what the latest rescued hound needs. Stop by the store at 4421 Jefferson Highway whenever you're shopping for anything your dog (or cat, horse, yard, etc.) needs.
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