Basset Hounds look sleepy and always prepared to rest, but this weekend many, many Basset Hounds were present in Dwight, Illinois for the Basset Hound Waddle that took place on Sunday around 12:30 p.m. The Bassets were young and old, walking, riding and just hanging out. There was a whole lot of “Arooo” going on.
The Guardian Angel Basset Rescue (GABR) featured “The Illinois Waddle” during Harvest Days in Dwight. There was also a car show for all to enjoy once the Waddle Parade was over.
The Waddle was not just a few minutes of hound-like pleasure; it was a two-day event for those families sporting their long-eared companions. People came from all over with their pets. Many brought campers so that they and their dogs were planted in one location for the weekend as it is sometimes hard for the dogs to travel.
The pet lovers present yesterday put their pets on display with various costumes, decorated wagons, or just plain old dog trotting down the roadways of the town. It was a good ole’ time enjoyed by all.
In the town of Dwight, various vendors were present selling their wares. The local radio station was also there commentating. It was a small town event that could match any big town experience.
GABR had raffles that attendees could take part in, there was a blessing of the animals before the walk and people present saluted the flag as the Star Spangled Banner was played. There was reverence throughout. It is really good to see that animal lovers also have devotion to a higher power and to our country as well. These are the many reasons that animal rescuers are the special people that they are ~ because they care about the greater good!
The Guardian Angel Basset Rescue takes in dogs that have been neglected, abused or dumped by people that should never have been granted the love of a canine in the first place. This Rescue takes in the dogs, rehabilitates them and places them in loving, forever homes.
The organization works in conjunction with veterinarians and other animal lovers that are willing to provide temporary care and assistance to the pets until they can be adopted into a better situation. In order to provide this assistance, GABR and its volunteers coordinate events such as the annual Basset Waddle. Thanks to the many supporters, the ‘Angels’ will continue to be able to provide for the canines that really need their help.
Please check out all of the photos of the lucky dogs that have found their forever loving families and who were present at this fun event.