10:00 AM10:00

Spring Fling

pring Fling is Minnesota Basset Rescue's fundraiser to help us raise the funds necessary to continue helping the dogs in our care throughout the year. All of the money raised goes back to helping the dogs of MNBR. 

This fun filled day includes a variety of vendors, games, demo's, silent auction, live auction & more! See pictures from past years below or on our Facebook page. 

Follow our Facebook page dedicated to this event!

View Event →

10:00 AM10:00

Doggie Depot 2018

Join MNBR on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Union depot in St. Paul. It will become Doggie Depot and be the bark of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Join Union Depot, Sidewalk Dog Media, myTalk 107.1, and KS95 for THE doggie event of the year at Union Depot.

Representatives from Sidewalk Dog Media will be on hand to share tips with guests about the Twin Cities’ most pet-friendly restaurants, retailers and more. The Doggie Depot event is free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their dogs to Union Depot for this special event.

Getting Here:
Union Depot also has plenty of onsite parking. Lots B and C will be only $4! For directions, visit our parking page and click on the maps.

View Event →
10:00 AM10:00

Howl-O-Ween Party!

Where: Stone Mountain Pet Lodge, 10073 Baltimore St NE, Blaine, MN
When: Saturday October 21st.
Time: 10AM - 2PM

We encourage both you and your dogs to dress up!

Family Fun For All!
• Only $10 Per Family
• Bobbing for Hot Dogs
• Doggie Costume Contest
• Off-Leash Dog Play

Raising Money For the Hounds!
As a new rescue, we’re committed to assisting homeless Basset Hounds in finding their forever home. We always enjoy meeting our supporters and their

View Event →
9:00 AM09:00

1st Annual Golf Tournament

Join MNBR for our 1st Annual Golf Tournament! This event will be hosted at Sundance Golf Course October 14th. Cost is only $75 per person which includes Golf and Cart, Meal after golf, and 1 raffle ticket. Cash bar for beer and cocktails will be available. 


- Closest to the hole on Par 3
- 4 Prizes for the winning team (lowest score)
- Longest Drive and Longest Putt

We'll also have a RAFFLE after the golf tournament!

Thank you for coming out to support MNBR at our 1st Annual Golf Tournament. All proceeds from the event will go toward helping the basset hounds in our care. We are a 501(3)(c) nonprofit rescue dedicated to rehoming homeless basset hounds in Minnesota.

View Event →
11:00 AM11:00

DOGS & More: The Great Adoption Event

  • History Center of Olmestead Country (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Close your eyes and imagine…tails waggin’, furry snouts sniffin’, big and little paws dancin’…so much energy and hope in the air. Can you see it, can you feel it? This is pure bliss for the animal lover.

As nice as it sounds, it is far from perfect without you. All the adorable animals in this image have been neglected, unwanted and/or homeless. But on this day, BACB Unleashed, Rescued Coalition of SE MN and our partners hope to change that.

This is a day when SE MN rescue groups and humane societies to come together in one location to highlight and showcase animals looking for their forever homes. It is also a day to learn about the mission and the work of each organization.

Is your heart open to fill it with love from a furry companion? This fun-filled event is your day – you can make a difference in the life of a rescued animal. Come join the celebration.



View Event →
6:00 PM18:00

Pints for Pups

Help the hounds by drinking beer!  $1 for every pint of beer purchased during the event will go toward Minnesota Basset Rescue.  Come get your ‘aroo’ on in a great way to wrap up the week and support MNBR.

MNBR volunteers will be available to answer questions about our rescue and bassets in general.

Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room has great food for both humans and their pups; $1 off all canine cuisine during the event.  All crowd-friendly dogs are welcome on the patio.

View Event →
9:00 AM09:00

Bark Park Expo & Wiggle Butt 5k

JOIN US SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th! MNBR will have a booth at this event!

From the official event page (

This year Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) is partnering with the City of Brooklyn Park. The annual Wiggle Butt 5k will be a featured event at the Bark Park Expo. 
Event Details

  • Saturday, September 16th at Brookdale Dog Park located at 7650 June Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.
  • Fun Run/Walk - Check In: 8am, Runners Start: 9am, Walkers Start: 9:15am
  • Open Ended Activities Begin at 10am - Agility Obstacle Course, Bean Bag Toss sponsored by Family Ties Stitching, Bobbing for Tennis Balls sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus - Crystal, Dog Bandanna Decoration Station sponsored by FunDog Bandanas, Face Painting, Kibble Quest, MARS Foster Dog Kissing Booth, Pet Rock Creation Station sponsored by Hedberg Supply, Photo Booth, Etc.*
  • Rink Activity Schedule*

10:00-11:00 Fun Tricks by Paws Ability Dog Training
11:00-11:30 Musical Dog Sit
11:30-12:00 Recall Races
12:15-12:30 K9 Search Midwest Demonstration
12:45-1:15 Simon Says
1:15-1:45 Bacon Bubble Bust

● Speaker Schedule*
10:00-10:30 Training Techniques by Stephanie Beetsch from Peace of Mind Dog Training
10:30-11:30 TTouch by Elaine Garley from Animal Bridges
11:30-12:15 Nutrition by Dr. Julie Church from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
12:15-12:45 Massage by Jenny Gott from Animal Intuition
12:45-1:15 Chiropractic by Dr. Becca Amstutz from Perpetual Motion Animal Chiropractic
1:15-1:45 Importance of Grooming by Karanina Scheel from Ollu Dog Wash
Funds raised during this event are used all year round. Most animals that MARS brings into rescue are at-risk of euthanasia in animal control facilities where they are often overlooked and left behind. Your fundraising allows us to help more animals! You are the reason we CAN make a difference!

Sign Up Here Today: *Subject To Change

You register: You get a fidget spinner and bandana.
You register and raise $75 dollars: You get a t-shirt!!


View Event →
10:00 AM10:00

Dog Days of Stockholm

Join Minnesota Basset Rescue on the shores of Lake Pepin for the fun Dog Days of Stockholm.  The purpose of Dog Days is to showcase dogs in need of homes by local rescue groups like MNBR.  Enjoy vendor booths, dog training and obedience lectures, dog contests, agility demos, tips on how to snap good pet photos, and more.

Campsites available at Village Park.

Where: Stockholm, WI Village Park

WCCO’s Pat Kessler Goes to the Dogs (Again)!

Dog Days of Stockholm welcomes returning Twin Cities news anchor to emcee a day of family and canine fun in small-town Wisconsin.

Kessler, a lifelong dog-lover, will emcee our highly-anticipated returning event on August 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. in charming Stockholm, Wisconsin, on the banks of Lake Pepin. The proud owner of more than one rescue dog over the years, Kessler is a big believer in Dog Days’ great mission – to support local and area organizations that give adoptable dogs the chance for long, happy lives with families that love them!


View Event →