A New Rescue for Senior Basset Hounds in Ohio


My newest, cutest, most favorite logo created for BAGS.

Beautiful Aging Gracefully Seniors (BAGS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the care of senior and special needs basset hounds. Since 2000, Maribeth has provided both a temporary and/or permanent home for a number of different hounds in their various stages of life. She has supported several local rescues by providing individualized care for bassets that were unable to be kenneled, due to health, pregnancy or disposition. While some of the dogs in BAGS care are considered unadoptable, due to their special needs, others are looking for their forever home.

BAGS was founded in the summer of 2012 as a non-profit corporation in Minerva, OH.  Although Maribeth is the sole caregiver for most of the dogs, there is also a network of foster homes which help out on a case-by-case basis. A board of directors oversees the operations of the organization.

For nearly 12 years, Maribeth personally financed their care with some reimbursements from local rescue groups for permanent foster dogs. Now that BAGS is a tax exempt 501(c)3  charitable organization, funds contributed are used to provide food, veterinary care and medication to help continue the mission of providing a  loving home, specialized vet care and attention while in transition or as a final resting stop for senior and special needs basset hounds.

Please consider providing a donation to help care for these kind souls.

Check out the adoptable cuties on their new website.You can get my awesomely cute senior hound logo on everything from magnets to T Shirts here at their gift shop to help the hounds. Click on the cup to take you there.


About Our Logo

Our logo is special to BAGS because not only does it capture the spirit of our organization, but it was designed by Pam Tanzey, who is a celebrated artist among basset enthusiasts.

Pam creatively designed a logo which showcases a senior basset who’s packed her “granny bag” and is excitedly awaiting her next transition in life. Her bag symbolizes her move, with her necessities stuffed and bungeed to the front. No one should leave home without their favorite stuffed toy, leash, and a few extra bones for the road. Her Bag also symbolizes the acronym for the rescue BAGS, which stands for Beautiful Aging Gracefully Seniors (and Special Needs).

As people’s lives change, the once loved “puppy” no longer is the cute bundle of joy they used to be. Aches, pains, incontinence, blindness and deafness tends to be a burden to growing familes who become busier. Senior’s and special need hounds are the least likely to make it out of a shelter alive. Although most families are reminded this before they dump them, yet they still leave their companion behind.  These dogs deserve a comfortable loving home, with the necessary vet care, as they make their transition to a forever home or as a final resting spot.  BAGS is dedicated to ensuring we will do our best to make this happen.  We all age, including our hound dog friends, so let’s celebrate aging, beautifully and gracefully!



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1 Response to A New Rescue for Senior Basset Hounds in Ohio

  1. I sent this link to my husband right away when I saw it. He said he’s been to the site several times. I told him this is exactly what I would like to do. I don’t want to go through another puppy. I would much rather meet a couple of older guys and take them in. Darling logo, Pam.

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