The reason i started looking for a basset to rescue was because of the BROOD website. Basset Rescue of Old Dominion. I fell in love with the breed from my research. I found my girl at the local shelter as some probobly know. Well, a few weeks ago i wrote an email and called the rescue for advice on training. i had asked if they knew of any trainers i could have come to my house that were experienced with bassets. being local i thought they may have known. I never recieved a call or email in return. i sure hope they dont treat potential 'adopters' the same way. i am considering getting a 2nd basset b/c i am not only in love with mine, but wouldnt mind having another one to love and be a companion for my ROOBIE.