TRI-STATE BLOODHOUND RESCUE
a 501c3 Organization serving
Tri-State Bloodhound Rescue
Tri-State Bloodhound Rescue Inc. (TSBR) is registered in the State of Texas as a non-profit corporation. We have been approved by the IRS as a 501c3 (non-profit) organization.
TSBR consist of a network of highly qualified volunteers with years of experience with bloodhounds. They live throughout the Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana areas. Our volunteers donate their homes, money, time and concern simply for the love of the rescues. The members of TSBR are dedicated to helping bloodhounds who are homeless strays, owner turn-ins or find themselves in need of a new home for whatever reason. Owner turn-ins in shelters are given the highest priority because these bloodhounds are usually the first to be euthanized.
Educating the public about the pros and cons of the bloodhound breed is a high priority for our organization. Bloodhounds are a special breed and are not for everyone. We are strong advocates of spay/neuter programs. All other dogs and cats in the adoptive home must be spayed or neutered unless there is a verifiable reason for them not to be altered.
While unfortunate, we believe that bloodhounds with observable aggression and/or very serious health issues should be humanely euthanized.
All rescues are placed in foster homes after being provided with proper vaccinations, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, given monthly heartworm prevention and micro-chipped. Any injuries or obvious health conditions are also addressed. If the dog is heartworm positive, this treatment is scheduled per the recommendation of the attending veterinarian.
The TSBR foster evaluates the temperament of each rescue. It is our goal to determine if the bloodhound exhibits normal bloodhound behavior and will co-exist well with adults, children, other dogs, and, possibly, cats.
Matching the right bloodhound with the right home is our goal. TSBR utilizes our collective experience and knowledge of both the bloodhound and the prospective future home in order to make the best placement possible. All bloodhounds are evaluated for their potential in Search and Rescue work. If the bloodhound possesses the right attributes for SAR, we then try to place the bloodhound in a working home.
TSBR offers it support and advice on issues of behavior, health and training before and after adoption.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. – Unknown