WELCOME TO NOSE TO THE GROUND TO HELP HOUNDS!
Hounds and hound mixes are especially dear to our hearts, and we have created a central site where shelters, prospective adopters, and adopters can find information and resources for these special dogs.
Hounds can be affable, loving family pets as well as avid hunters. It's an amazing thing to hear the baying of a hound following a scent trail and doing what they were bred to do! However, their exceptional sense of smell often leads them into trouble and causes them to be misunderstood.
We hope that the resources on our site will help to keep these wonderful dogs from ending up homeless, and that more dogs will find well-prepared, loving, lifelong homes. Now that is something to bay about!
See wonderful adoptable dogs and puppies in our Shelter Listings.
INTRODUCTION TO THE HOUND GROUP
The American Kennel Club provides the history and thorough physical description of all the breeds in the hound group.
We've prepared information sheets about beagle and basset hound temperaments and needs. These are available to download as PDFs:
We also recommend Just-Basset-Hounds.com. For information specific to bloodhounds and coonhounds, please visit RobDar's HoundSong Rescue and Midwest Bloodhound Rescue. Homeless Hounds Rescue, NFP includes brief introductions to several hound breeds.
Hounds make great family pets for those willing to care for them properly. Learn more about "The Joy of Being a Hound Dog Family," courtesy of Homewoods Rescue for the Wayward Hound. The article is available to download as a PDF.