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On April 8, 2017, Margarita volunteered at the 2017 Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue “BoardWaddle,” held annually at the Ocean City, NJ, Boardwalk.  Our friends over at Barking from the Bayou would have loved this event!


Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit group dedicated to finding forever homes for homeless Basset Hounds in the New Jersey, New York, and Eastern Pennsylvania Areas.


Each year the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue hosts BoardWaddle in Ocean City, NJ.  There is a fun “Doo Dah Parade,”  with hundreds of Bassets waddling to the delight of the crowd.


After the adorable Bassets waddle down the Ocean City Boardwalk, everyone gathers at a picnic. Here owners and their dogs hang out with all the hounds, check out the arts and crafts show, other rescues, area shelters, and/or get something to eat at the food vendors.  This is where Rita volunteered all day.

A highlight of the picnic is the awards. There are awards for the top-10 pledge-getters and, of course, awards to the winners of the basset games: Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Parade Float and many more.

Rita had a wonderful time volunteering as a donation dog for Pointer Rescue, Org with her fellow pointers, Lady and Mr. Spock, and friends, Grace and Jen!



6 thoughts on “BoardWaddle

  1. Awww! Thank you so much for helping out Basset Hounds! You are right, we’d have loved to join in the fun. I hope when we move to the Houston area, we can participate in a Basset Waddle. They have an awesome Basset rescue there.

  2. Omg the dog on the google search for your site I came across and Lily look like a twin to a dog I rescued in March 18,2017
    I let’s wonder if my of these dogs leaving shelters are related. My dog is about 8, from linden walk shelter and he looks to be mostly red haired pointer originally from WV. It’s just really weird how much he looks like the one dog.

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