Events
 See our events calendar here.

Current Scheduled Events:


Tree of Lights - 2021
Friday November 26th, 2021 8:00 AM until Wednesday December 8th, 2021 10:00 PM
Location: Virtual
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As is our tradition, we are happy to announce our 2021 TREE OF LIGHTS! 

For just a $10 donation, you can light a red or white light on our tree!

Red Light = In honor of a pet or person
White Light = In memory of a pet or person

The fundraiser will run from November 26 to December 10 (at 5:00 pm, est). Also back this year, email a photo of the pet or person you are honoring to julia@tristatebassets.org. Your photos will be included in a daily social media posting and will be displayed at our Howliday Party on December 11.

All proceeds benefit the homeless hounds.

Light Option
Name of recipient(s)

 

 

BONUS!

For each light you purchase, you will receive one entry into a raffle to win a Pioneer Woman "Henry" candy jar!

 

 

 




Howliday Party 2021
Saturday December 11th, 2021 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Location: Blueprint Brewing Co
Map: 1571 Gehman Rd Harleysville PA 19438

Howliday Party is back this year at a NEW location!

JOIN US for our annual Howliday Party at a new venue, Blueprint Brewing Co. at 1571 Gehman Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438 on Saturday, December 11, 2021. 

Note: This is NOT A POTLUCK as it was in past years. Instead, there will be snacks provided for free, a food truck with food available for purchase or you can bring your own food.

Sure to be filled with howliday cheer, this event includes:

  • Amazing craft beer from Blueprint Brewing Co. available for purchase
  • Fabulous food from Menagerie Foods food truck available for purchase
  • The venue is dog friendly and kid friendly
  • No admission fee
  • New TSBHR merchandise for sale
  • 2022 TSBHR Calendars for sale
  • Raffle baskets & 50/50
  • Fresh baked dog treats available for sale from Saint Rocco's Treats (they will be donating $1 from each sale to the rescue!)
  • Free individually packaged snacks
  • Crowning of the Howliday King & Queen
  • Holiday sweater/costume contest (dress your pup in their best or worst holiday attire)
  • Santa Paws Gift Exchange (bring a wrapped gift for a hound and place it under the Howliday Tree and take a gift for your own hound...keep gifts $10 or under) 
  • The beautiful Tree of Lights will be on display
  • Proceeds from this event will benefit the hounds in need!

NOTE: Social distancing and face mask rules must be followed per state/county guidelines.   




Bowling for Bassets 2022
Saturday February 5th, 2022 1:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Location: Westbrook Lanes
Map: 1 Creek Road Brooklawn NJ 08030

SAVE THE DATE...Bowling for Bassets is Back in 2022!

BOWLING FOR BASSETS returns this year! Join us on February 5, 2022 at Westbrook Lanes (1 Creek Road, Brooklawn, NJ 08030). Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. and bowling starts at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 per person* and include:

  • 2 hours of bowling
  • Shoe rental
  • Pizza, snacks and soft drinks

*Kids under 5 are FREE! Tickets will be available at the door for the same price.

There will also be:

  • Raffle table
  • 50/50
  • Trophies for the winners!

Tickets: $25 (ages 5 and up, under 5 is free) 

Ticket Type
Name(s)

Proceeds from this fundraiser event benefit the hounds in need! 

Note: Current social distancing and face mask rules must be followed per state/county guidelines: https://covid19.nj.gov/.




BoardWaddle 2022
Friday April 8th, 2022 11:00 AM until Saturday April 9th, 2022 06:00 PM
Location: Ocean City
Map: Ocean City NJ 08226

WELCOME BACK TO BOARDWADDLE!

FRIDAY, APRIL 8th & SATURDAY, APRIL 9th

After two very long years of no in-person BoardWaddle events, we are back baby! The BoardWaddle is scheduled for April 8th and 9th in Ocean City, NJ! Download a BoardWaddle Packet (HERE) or check out the BoardWaddle page (HERE) for all the details. We cannot wait to waddle with you and your hounds!




Basset Hound Olympics
Friday April 8th, 2022 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Location: Ocean City Tabernacle
Map: 550 Wesley Avenue Ocean City NJ 08226

BoardWaddle 2022 - Basset Hound Olympics

Join us for an afternoon filled with fun and games!

  • No admission fee! Plenty of parking!
  • Registration starts at 12:00 pm
  • Games begin at 1:00 pm
  • Events: 10-meter sprint, 15-meter hurdles, high jump (set to 6" to start) and obstacle course 
  • Basset Hounds and Basset Hound Mixes welcome to compete!
  • Gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to the winners
  • 2022 BoardWaddle t-shirts and hoodies will be on sale
  • No registration needed ahead of time, just show up!
  • Snacks/drinks available or bring your own food
  • In the event of inclement weather, we may opt to have the Basset Olympics at the Picnic following the Parade on Saturday, April 9th. Please check our Facebook page for real-time updates: https//www.facebook.com/TSBHR
  • Questions? Email us at boardwaddle@tristatebassets.org



Dinner & "Pawction"
Friday April 8th, 2022 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Location: Greate Bay Country Club (609) 927-5071
Map: 901 Mays Landing Rd. Somers Point NJ 08244

BoardWaddle 2022 - Dinner & "Pawction"

UPDATE: Online ticket sales for the Pawction have closed.

Join us for a wonderful evening with friends!

  • Located at the Greate Bay Country Club (901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244)
  • Cost is $30.00 per adult or $15.00 per child
  • Must pay in advance; tickets will NOT be available at the door
  • The "Pawction" include the most unique and Basset-themed items you've ever seen!
  • We will also have a raffle table with some fabulous items and a 50/50
  • Casual attire
  • Cash bar
  • Note: Dogs are NOT permitted at this venue
  • Questions? Email us at boardwaddle@tristatebassets.org



BoardWaddle Picnic
Saturday April 9th, 2022 1:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location: Ocean City Sports & Civic Center
Map: 6th & Boardwalk Ocean City NJ 08226

BoardWaddle 2022 - Picnic

After you and your hounds have waddled down the boards, join us for a fun picnic!

  • Immediately following the parade, head to the football field next to the Civic Center (840 E. 6th Street)
  • TSBHR store selling NEW branded merch!
  • Arts/crafts vendors and dog rescues with a variety of merch available
  • Snacks/drinks available, bring your own food or visit one of the many places on Asbury Ave and the Boardwalk: http://https://oceancityvacation.com/places-to-eat.html
  • Live music from 96.9 Lite Rock
  • Live search dog safety demos
  • Contests for best parade floats and costumes
  • Basset games and more!
  • Questions? Email us at boardwaddle@tristatebassets.org
  • Here are our local business partners that will be at the Picnic:




'Bark at the Parx' Basset Hound Racing 2022
Saturday June 11th, 2022 12:00 PM until 06:00 PM
Location: Parx Racing
Map: 3001 Street Rd Bensalem, PA PA 19020

Basset Hound Racing is back! Let the ears fly!

THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE! That's right folks...we are back at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA for another Basset Hound Racing Fundraiser where YOUR hounds get to race on the horse track! For a $25 donation your purebred Basset Hound or Basset Hound-Mix can participate.

Link to get your tickets is HERE . Spots are limited, so get your ticket today!  

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Where: Parx Racing | 3001 Street Road Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Event Timeline:
    • 11:00 a.m. - Gates to the PICNIC GROVE open
    • 12:00 p.m. - Registration for competing dogs begins
    • 12:05 p.m. - Horse Races begin
    • 12:30 p.m. - Family-friendly activities* begin (food options, vendors with merch for sale, raffle baskets, etc.)
    • 1:00 p.m. - Competing dogs must check in at the registration table by this time
    • 2:00 p.m. - Dog races start (the dog races will be in between the horse races; exact heat times will be shared with competitors a few days advance of the event)
    • 3:30 p.m. - Derby Hat Contest**
    • 3:45 p.m. - Raffle Prize Drawing
    • 4:30 p.m. - Dog races end
    • 6:00 p.m. - Horse races end
  • Parking: Plenty of FREE parking lots; there is a designated lot for the PICNIC GROVE.
  • Entrance: Enter through the PICNIC GROVE area.
  • Cost: Free to enter the park and watch the event. It is a $25 donation if you want your hound to compete (and you get a great 'swag bag' with lots of goodies!)
  • What to Bring: Parx allows outside food and beverages (except for alcohol), so feel free to bring your own stuff! Also bring your own blankets and chairs (there are picnic tables, but we are expecting a large crowd). Note: Parx will search bags prior to allowing admission into the Picnic Grove.
  • *Family Fun Activities: TSBHR will have new merchandise for sale, a raffle table to win prizes, doggy kissing booth and a “make your own Basset ears” station. There will also be food and merch vendors, including: BBQ food options from Parx, Saint Rocco's Treats, Bully Bows, The Dog Bone Guy and Philadelphia Animal Specialty & Emergency (PASE).
  • Tickets: If you want your Basset or Basset-Mix to compete, you must purchase a ticket in advance by June 5th at 8:00pm, EST, here is the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bark-at-the-parx-basset-hound-racing-fundraiser-tickets-320362582107. Each ticket includes a great 'swag bag' with lots of goodies!
  • Note: Only competing dogs are permitted at Parx. If you have any questions about this, please contact Social@tristatebassets.org. 

THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE! ​All proceeds from this event support the hounds in need! Questions? Email us at Social@tristatebassets.org

Photo Credit: Lenny Rogers Photography




12th Annual 'Fore the Bassets' Golf Tournament
Saturday June 18th, 2022 12:00 PM until 07:00 PM
Location: Sand Springs Country Club
Map: 10 Clubhouse Drive Drums PA 18222

Attention Golfers and Basset Lovers!

We are back at beautiful Sand Springs Country Club for our 12th annual 'Fore the Bassets' Golf Tournament!

Event Details

  • Download the registration form 
  • Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • 4 Player Scramble - Captain & Crew Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive Contests!
  • Cost: $80 per person or $320 per team. Includes: Greens fees, carts, lunch and dinner!
  • Registration is at noon; shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
  • 50/50 Raffle all day and Tricky Trays!
  • Awards and buffet dinner following the tournament
  • If golf is not your thing, come on out anyway! Enjoy some fresh air, meet some hounds, win some raffle prizes and have a fabulous dinner for just $30 per person.
  • For more info, contact Mandy Shema (mandyshema@ymail.com)

Purchasing a Sponsorship

  • This is a great way to promote your business or to honor a loved one or a hound that has passed. 
  • Tee Sponsorship: $50 (appropriate signage on a specific tee box)
  • Green Sponsorship: $100 (appropriate signage on a specific green
  • For more info, contact Mandy Shema (mandyshema@ymail.com)

Sponsorship Options

All proceeeds from this event support the hounds in need! Questions? Email mandyshema@gmail.com




2023 TSBHR Calendar Pictures
Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 10:00 AM until Sunday July 31st, 2022 12:08 PM
Location: Virtual
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2023 Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue Calendar

It's time to submit your dog's photo for the 2023 TSBHR Calendar!

Yes, we are already working on the TSBHR 2023 wall calendar, featuring photos of YOUR adorable Basset Hounds and Basset Hound mixes! Last year the calendar month and cover spots sold out quickly, so submit yours NOW!

All calendar month picture slots are SOLD OUT!

How do I get my dog's picture on the cover? Just 1 cover spot remaining!

  1. There are (4) spots available for the cover (all are equal size)
  2. Each spot cover is a $200 donation.
  3. Click the DONATE button on the top, right hand part of this page to make your $200 donation.
  4. This donation secures a spot for your dog on one of the calendar month pages as well.
  5. To submit your photo, follow from step #5 above.

When/where will the 2023 TSBHR calendars be available for purchase?

The calendars will be available to purchase at our in-person fall events, beginning with BassetFest on September 24th. They will also be available to purchase online around the same time. More details to come!

We are looking forward to another great calendar for 2023! All proceeds from this fundraiser support the hounds in need.




Brews for Bassets - Bald Birds Brewing Co.
Saturday July 9th, 2022 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Location: Bald Birds Brewing
Map: 970 Rittenhouse Rd #400 Audubon PA 19403

3rd Annual 'Brews for Bassets' at Bald Birds Brewing Co.

Join us for our 3rd annual 'Brews for Bassets' at Bald Birds Brewing Co. (at their Audubon, PA location)! This is a fundraiser to benefit the rescue and includes:

  • Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • No admission fee! Plenty of parking!
  • Amazing craft beer from Bald Birds Brewing Co. available for purchase!
  • Fabulous food from The Tot-Rod available for purchase!
  • Our friends from Dogtopia will be there giving out doggie daycare vouchers!
  • A chance to win RAFFLE PRIZES (just $10 donation per ticket sheet - cash and credit cards accepted)
  • "Smooch a Pooch" in the dog kissing booth
  • Meet hounds available for adoption
  • TSBHR merchandise for sale (cash and credit cards accepted)
  • Indoor and outdoor seating options (dogs are permitted inside)
  • Dog friendly and kid friendly
  • Download the flyer

Meet some new friends and hounds and learn about our rescue and the Basset breed. Proceeds benefit the hounds in need! Questions? Email julia@tristatebassets.org




BassetFest 2022
Saturday September 24th, 2022 12:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location: Riverview Beach Park
Map: 48 N Broadway Pennsville NJ 08070

BASSETFEST 2022

Always a great time at beautiful Riverview Beach Park, join us for BassetFest 2022! Fun activities for hounds and their humans!

Here is the plan for our annual picnic:

  • The POTLUCK IS BACK! We will be providing a hot dog bar with hot dogs, buns and plenty of fixins. Please bring your favorite side dish to share.
  • NEW TSBHR merchandise for sale, including 2023 calendars
  • Raffle baskets 
  • 50/50
  • Basset Hound games, including 'lights out' and boxer relay
  • Doggy ball pit
  • Senior hound feature
  • Flash Award ceremony
  • Rainbow Bridge Memorial 
    • Want to include your pet who is at the Rainbow Bridge in the memorial? Email their name and photo to Sharon (ssnell63@yahoo.com)
  • Blessing of the Hounds
  • Fall-themed photo booth

All proceeds from this event will benefit the hounds in need!




Winetober Fest
Saturday October 8th, 2022 12:00 PM until 06:00 PM
Location: 4H Center of Montgomery County
Map: 1015 Bridge Road Collegeville PA 19426

WINETOBER FEST

Stop by our booth at Winetober Fest on Saturday, October 8th at the 4H Center in Collegeville, PA. Visit their website for tickets: www.winetober.com




Brews for Bassets
Saturday October 15th, 2022 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Location: Stable 12 Brewing Co.
Map: 368 Bridge St. Phoenixville PA 19460

BREWS FOR BASSETS

We are back once again at our favorite brewery...Stable 12 Brewing Company! Join us on Saturday, October 15th for our 6th annual 'Brews for Bassets' fundraiser at their fabulous beer garden in downtown Phoenixville, PA. Let's celebrate the fall season with delicious craft beers and fantastic food! Eat, drink and be merry because Stable 12 will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales during this event to the rescue.

This fundraiser event includes: 

  • Fabulous craft beer for purchase from Stable 12
    • Note: No outside alcohol permitted
  • Delicious food for purchase from Stable 12
    • Note: No outside food or drinks permitted
  • Indoor and outdoor seating options available
  • This venue is dog friendly!
    • Note: Dogs are permitted outside only, must be leashed and and friendly towards people and other dogs
  • This venue is kid friendly!
    • Note: Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times
  • Free admission
  • Paid parking lots throughout Phoenixville, including one right across the street from the brewery (more info about parking is HERE)
  • TSBHR merchandise for sale, including 2023 calendars
  • A chance to win raffle baskets
  • "Smooch a Pooch" in the doggie kissing booth
  • Doggie ball pit filled with yummy treats for the hounds to sniff out

Meet some new friends and hounds, have some wonderful beer and food and learn about the rescue and Basset breed. Proceeds from this event benefits the hounds in need. Visit Stable 12 Brewing Company's website for more info about this fabulous local business, www.stable12.com . Questions about this event? Please email  Julia@tristatebassets.org




Howl-O-Ween Party
Saturday October 29th, 2022 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Location: Dr. Brewlittle's Beer Co.
Map: 108 E Main St Maple Shade NJ 08052

HOWL-O-WEEN PARTY

We are all about making new friends that support local rescues, and we have hit the jackpot with this one! We are so excited that Dr. Brewlittle's Beer Co. in Maple Shade, NJ is hosting a 'Howl-O-Ween Party' for us on Saturday, October 29th. Let's get spooky and have some fun!

This fundraiser event includes:

  • Fabulous craft beer for purchase from Dr. Brewlittle's Beer Co.
    • Note: No outside alcohol permitted
  • We are providing pizza and snacks for our attendees (or you are welcome to bring your own food).
  • Free admission
  • This venue is dog friendly!
    • Dogs must be leashed and friendly towards people and other dogs
  • This venue is kid friendly! 
    • Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times
  • TSBHR merchandise for sale, including 2023 calendars and NEW long sleeve tees
  • A chance to win raffle baskets
  • "Smooch a Pooch" in the doggie kissing booth
  • Costume contest for the hounds with prizes for the winners! $5 donation per dog to enter. Categories include:
    • Funniest
    • Cutest
    • Best Couple (could be 2 dogs in the couple or a hound and their hooman)
    • Most Original
    • Crowd Favorite
  • And more fun!

Come on out to meet new friends and hounds, have some great craft beer, participate in or watch the festivities and support TSBHR. Proceeds from this event benefit the hounds in need. Visit Dr. Brewlittle's website for more info about this fabulous local business, www.drbrewlittlesbeer.com. Questions about this event? Please email Julia@tristatebassets.org.

Please take note of the map below as the Maple Shade Halloween Parade is happening on Saturday from 2:15 to 4:00pm, so there are road closures and parking restrictions. 




Online Shirt Fundraiser 2022
Thursday November 10th, 2022 7:00 AM until Sunday November 27th, 2022 05:00 PM
Location: Virtual
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ONLINE SHIRT FUNDRAISER FOR TSBHR

Get an early start on your holiday shopping while helping the hounds in need! Many style, color, size options for all the animal lovers in your life!

This fundraiser will be through Custom Ink and will run from November 10th to 27th. Shirts will be shipped to the mailing address you provide on your orders and should arrive by December 13th. A portion of each sale will be donated to save the hounds in need.

Click on the icon below to order your shirts today!




Tree of Lights 2022
Friday November 25th, 2022 8:00 AM until Friday December 9th, 2022 05:00 PM
Location: Virtual
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TREE OF LIGHTS 2022

Our annual Tree of Lights fundraiser is live! For just a $10 donation, you can light a red or white light on our virtual tree.  

Red Light = In honor of a pet or person

White Light = In memory of a pet or person

Light Option
Name of recipient(s)

The fundraiser will run from November 25th to December 9th (at 5:00pm, est). How does this fundraiser work?

  • Use the payment link to select a red or white light and enter the name of the pet or person.
  • Email a photo and the name of the pet or person you are honoring/remembering to julia@tristatebassets.org.
    • NOTE: If you are sending multiple photos, please make sure they are labeled with the correct name of the pet or person.
  • As the submissions come in, they will be added to the daily postings on our social media (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Your photos will be included in a daily social media posting.
  • On December 9th, all photos will be added to the Tree of Lights 2022 slideshow. The slideshow will be be emailed to all participants and will be shared on our social media and website.
  • BONUS! For each $10 donation you make, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Tree of Lights raffle prizes (Pioneer Woman 'Merry Christmas' LED Hanging Sign and Pioneer Woman 'Happy Holidays' Round Hanging Sign)

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the hounds in need. 




Howliday Party
Saturday December 10th, 2022 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Location: Blueprint Brewing Co
Map: 1571 Gehman Rd Harleysville PA 19438

HOWLIDAY PARTY

Our good friends at Blueprint Brewing Co. are generously hosting us for a 2nd year to have our annual 'Howliday Party' at their fabulous brewery in Harleysville, PA. Join us on Saturday, December 10th for some howliday cheer! This event includes:

  • Fabulous craft beer for purchase from Blueprint Brewing Co.
    • Note: No outside alcohol permitted
  • Just like last year, this is NOT A POTLUCK. Instead, we are providing pizza and snacks to our attendees (or you are welcome to bring your own food). 
  • Free admission
  • This venue is dog friendly!
    • Dogs must be leashed and friendly towards people and other dogs.
  • ​This venue is kid friendly!
    • Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • ​TSBHR merchandise for sale, including 2023 calendars and NEW long sleeve tees.
  • Raffle baskets and 50/50
  • Holiday sweater/costume contest (dress up your pup in their best or worst holiday attire); prizes for the winners!
  • Santa Paws Gift Exchange (bring a wrapped gift for a hound and place it under the Howliday Tree and take a gift for your own hound...keep gifts around $15 or under).
  • Pictures with Santa Paws!
  • Crowning of the Howliday King and Queen
  • And more fun!

Come on out to meet new friends and hounds, have some great craft beer, participate in or watch the festivities and support TSBHR. Proceeds from this event benefit the hounds in need. Visit Blueprint Brewing Co.'s website for more info about this fantastic local business, www.blueprintbrew.com. Questions about this event? Please email Sharon at ssnell63@yahoo.com




Bowling for Bassets 2023
Saturday February 4th, 2023 1:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Location: Westbrook Lanes
Map: 1 Creek Road Brooklawn NJ 08030

SAVE THE DATE...BOWLING FOR BASSETS

Save the date...more details coming soon!