Belly Rubs
Basset Rescue

Saving Tennessee Basset Hounds

We are an all-volunteer organization working to find good homes for abandoned, abused and unwanted Basset Hounds and Basset mixes in Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas.

Adoptable Hounds

Visit our adopt page in order to meet our available hounds and then complete an adoption application.

Complete An Application

Our adoption approval process involves speaking with your references and visiting with you at your home.

Donate Today

Your financial support saves lives. Belly Rubs Basset Rescue is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Shop Now

Our store has a mission. Save more hounds. Shop the boutique and all proceeds help our rescue efforts.

Become A Foster

Fostering will be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.

You can watch a shy, timid dog blossom into a confident and loving companion. You can help rehabilitate a basset hound with an injury or illness so he can make it into a forever home healthy and happy. You can help give a lonely senior hound a secure future.

Fostering takes dedication and patience. Rescued dogs may have been abused or neglected, and need special care and attention before their true personalities emerge. We do not always know their temperaments because we usually know very little about their histories. Foster homes must undergo the same application process as potential adopters, including a visit from a Belly Rubs volunteer and providing references.