P.O. Box 413
Brookville, Oh 45309
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11/8/2014 9:47 PM




Next Bassetfest is Saturday September 30 from 11am - 3pm at Pizzuro Dog Park in Gahanna OH! 







Last year was probably our most successful Bassetfest yet! We had over 300 people with 165 bassets check in! We had folks from all across Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Indiana stop by! 

All those bassets took part in our Costume Contest, Longest Ears and Biggest Paws contest and the ever so popular BASSET RACES! 

And their humans helped buy a bunch of clothing and calendars, raffle tickets for the over 35 baskets, and our auction brought in a BUNCH of money to help us keep paying those bet bills! 

We cannot thank you all enough for coming out and making Bassetfest so great!  





 Bassetfest! Plan on joining us in 2022!


What is Bassetfest you ask? Bassetfest is our biggest fundraiser and consists of raffle baskets, auctions, costume contest, biggest paw and longest ear contests, calendar and T-shirt sales and of course the BASSET RACES! And most importantly we have YOU and YOUR BASSETS! Please scroll down to see pics from past year's Bassetfests!

What do you need to bring to Bassetfest? Well ALL DOGS ARE WELCOME! ESPECIALLY BASSETS! Bring a chair or blanket, we will have food and water and pop for sale but bring what you need knowing food is only allowed outside the park fence, bring sunglasses, sunscreen, an umbrella and money to help us raise money by buying raffle tickets, shirts, calendars misc items, and our live AUCTION! 

Please remember we have Bassetfest in a public dog park so park rules will apply! The city of Gahanna allows us the use each year and they have a WONDERFUL park with lots of space, a walking path, and an obstacle course for the dogs. Please bring bags to help clean up after your dog and help keep the park clean! Please make sure all dogs are up to date on shots!

We do take cash and credit cards and will allow Paypal payments also! 

We would LOVE to have as many volunteers as possible so when the time comes if you can help please email us at ohbassetrescue@yahoo.com and let us know! 

Donations are also always being accepted and encouraged! We collect donations all year not only for Bassetfest our live event but also for Facebook auctions through the year!   If you can send donations via mail you can to: OBHR, PO BOX 413, Brookville, OH 45309. If you have larger items and are near Dayton, Columbus, Cincy or Cleveland please let us know as we have volunteers who can help get them to us!  




Thank you all for your help and generosity keeping us up and running! It is through the generosity of all of our donors that we are able to do what we do for the hounds! Please explore our website and see how you can help!

You can be a monthly donor and spread out donations through the year! It's tax deductible!

You can help us by fostering or transporting our hounds! We are always looking for new volunteers!

You can help us by shopping at Kroger or Amazon Smile and designating us as your charity! You shop and Kroger and Amazon donates!

Check out our Basset Store to see what we have available!

Want to help more? Want to help us with fundraising, processing applications, or have any other ideas? Shoot us an email at ohbassetrescue@yahoo.com!

We look forward to seeing you all again at Bassetfest LIVE in 2022! Stay safe and healthy!

Warmest regards from OBHR!

Sally - OBHR director

Valerie - Fundraising

Kim - Transports

Barb, Janice - Applications

Nicole - available dogs

And all of our wonderful fosters and transporters! 





 Please enjoy some of the pictures below from previous Bassetfest 2018   taken by photographers Jennifer and Rick Lothes. 


Pet friendly hotels in the Columbus area are listed at the bottom of the page for next year's planning.









Bassetfest 2018








Here are some pet friendly hotels in the area:

Candlewood Suites 

TownePlace Suites
Extended Stay America
Residence Inn by Marriott