About Us

About the Crew

The Basset Rescue Crew of the Southeast (BaRCSE) was incorporated in 2009 in South Carolina. We received 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS in March 2010. We are entirely volunteer staffed and managed. Our goal is to become a multi-state rescue with volunteers and contacts throughout the Southeast that has the ability to safely transport and re-home needy basset hounds wherever they will find a loving home. Our focus will first and foremost be rescuing and providing necessary medical care to hounds who are in jeopardy of being euthanized. We will foster each hound and determine their unique personality; then our focus will be to find an appropriate, loving, forever home for each of our homeless bassets. We are also hoping to build a quality educational format to educate the public and potential basset hound owners about the unique personalities and needs of basset hounds along with educating the public about the necessity of spaying/neutering their pets.

Our “political” environment includes input from everyone involved with this rescue. Our members have voting rights, and our intent is to have total transparency between rescue “management” and all of the members. We are working on a very ambitious strategic plan and have set some very lofty goals for ourselves, but each goal is very attainable when we have a group of like-minded people who just want to save as many hounds as we can and place them in good, loving homes.

Mission Statement

Basset Rescue Crew of the Southeast, Inc (BaRCSE)┬áis a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation run solely by volunteers. BaRCSE specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted, and abandoned basset hounds. We are dedicated to the health and welfare of needy basset hounds in the southeast region. We never discriminate on the basis of health or age. Our efforts are to offer adoption and foster programs that see to all their medical needs before we match them to their adoptive homes. We also offer educational programs in an effort to prevent unnecessary relinquishments and help owners to interact and understand their basset hounds. By involving and educating the community, BaRCSE works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless bassets as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. Our dogs are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes. We are a multi-state organization serving the needs of animal shelters and other humanitarian organizations in the quest for proper rehabilitation and eventual safe, permanent homes for basset hounds. We put on events at which adoptive families have the opportunity to intermingle with other basset owners and discuss many facets of basset ownership with their peers.

Below is a list of the people currently holding leadership roles. Note: The year listed by the person’s name denotes, in the case of elected positions, when that position is up for re-election. Elections are held in February with the directors and officers seated after the elections are complete.

Board of Directors
Name Term Expires
Terry England 2014
Kim Bouchey (President) 2014
Diane Caban 2015
Janet Goodwin 2015
Dawn Bloodworth 2015
Karen Less 2014
Dottie Morris 2014


Office Name Term Expires
President Kim Bouchey 2014
1st Vice President Janet Goodwin 2014
2nd Vice President D Thompson 2015
Treasurer Dan Bouchey 2015
Secretary Danna Bouchey 2015


Directors and Coordinators
Intake Director vacant
Adoption Director Jane Hay
Medical Director Janet Goodwin
Foster Home Director Linda Larkin
Member Coordinator Tammy Fisher
Fundraising Coordinator vacant
Public Relations Coordinator Karen Less
Webmaster Lisa Bouchey
Historian Michele Swartz

Some of the founding members at our first membership meeting.

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