Rescue SPOTlight: Arizona Basset Hound Rescue

Today’s Rescue SPOTlight shines on Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, an outstanding organization in Arizona and participant not only in our upcoming book, Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Basset Hounds but also in Up For Pups’ Rescue Best Practices Manual.

  • Mission: As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) animal welfare organization, Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. provides veterinary care, food, support, and shelter to Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes needing assistance in Arizona. We treat these animals as our own, with the utmost care and respect and make decisions based on compassion for the quality of life these Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes will enjoy while in our care. We provide necessary support for the dogs while in the care of the foster home using the dogs’ personalities, behaviors, and special needs as a guide. We work in cooperation with local and state shelters to reduce euthanasia of Basset Hounds, Blood Hounds, and Basset Hound mixes.
  • Date founded: 1999
  • Types of animals you take in: Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds
  • Size of Rescue (Small=less than 50 animals, Mid=51-200 animals, Large=201+ animals): Mid
  • Your name: Robin Martin
  • Your position in the rescue: Currently, Vice President – Intake
  • How long you’ve been with the rescue: 7 years
  • What you like best about animal rescue: Making a difference in the lives of animals that have come upon hard times.  Helping them find new forever loving homes.
  • What you think is hardest about animal rescue: Dealing with people and making people understand the plight on the animals in need
  • Share one quick story about a rescue experience: There are so many, but my boy Shammy came into Rescue at 43 pounds and totally hairless.  He had been deemed unadoptable by the local humane society, and they asked that AZBHR take him.  Shammy is now 75 pounds, and I have to Furminate him weekly.  Without the Rescue, Shammy would be gone and my life would be a little less full.