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Brookville, Oh 45309
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11/8/2014 9:47 PM





 Saturday September 30

 11am - 3pm

 Pizzuro Dog Park

 Gahanna OH! 


Bassetfest Schedule of Events!

Please note all times are approximate!

11:00 AM Open for Sales and potraits

12:00 Costume Contest followed by winner announced of biggest Ears and Paws

12:30 Auction

1:30 Basset Races ($2 entry fee)

2:30 Raffles winners pulled

11-12:00 and 1:30-3:00 Pet Portraits available by Phodography614

Muttessori School of Training Info booth throughout the day! Luxury Pawz Mobile Pet Spa will be onhand to offer nail trims also! 



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! We are looking forward to another great year and a great turn out! 

What can you expect at Bassetfest?

Costume Contest!

Longest Ears/Biggest Paws contest

Sales: shirts, calendars, Misc dog and various items like tote bags, and lunch bags!


Central Ohio Muttessori School info booth 

Dog Portraits available by Phodography614! 

and the ever so popular BASSET RACES! 

Nail trims will be available by Luxury Paws Mobile Pet Spa also!

There is no fee to come to Bassetfest, but it is our biggest fundraiser of the year so please please please plan to spend money! Help us keep helping hounds in need by filling that BASSET PIGGY BANK!

Please plan on bringing chairs or a blanket to sit on. We will have water and pop for sale and some snacks but no meal sales. Because frankly food and bassets isn't a good mix in a park! 

Pizzuro dog park is a public dog park and you will need to abide by their rules, please make sure all dogs are up to date on shots and you pick up after your dogs! We will have 3 total Porta pots for folks there also! The park provides one and we will be renting 2 more!







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 and Venmo 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 and designating us as your charity! You shop and Kroger 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 each year! Stay safe and healthy!

Warmest regards from OBHR!

Sally - OBHR director

Valerie - Fundraising

Kim - Transports

Barb, Janice - Applications

And all of our wonderful fosters and transporters! 





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