There are as many reasons why a Bloodhound ends up in a breed rescue situation as there are rescue Bloodhounds. Generally, people will see that very obviously cute puppy and have no idea how large that dog is going to get. They have no idea of the slobber they can spew and how active they really can be. Sometimes the owner just decides he doesn't want a dog anymore. Sometimes the owner's situation changes making it necessary to turn the dog into rescue. Many Bloodhounds turn up in shelters as strays because of inadequate fencing, ignorance on the part of the owner as to how important that scent is to the dog and they let them out the front door for a run. Most often the dog is in a rescue situation through no fault of his own.
For these reasons there are volunteers out there who have chosen, because they love the breed, to rescue these dogs and find responsible homes for them. This is a heartbreaking task, but the satisfaction that comes from rescuing and adopting a Bloodhound in need is like no other.
If you've decided a Bloodhound is the right breed for you, consider adopting a rescue. Please feel free to contact the breed rescue organization in your area for information on how to adopt a rescue Bloodhound.
Bloodhound Rescue Directors and Groups in the US
Susan LaCroix Hamil
Dr. Marybeth Cline, DVM
(5 PM - 9 PM EST M-F, 9 AM - 9 PM Sat,Sun)
|Pacific Rim Bloodhound
Sonnya Crawford DVM