Basset Bustle

With their droopy eyes and long ears, Bassets look sad, to be sure. But the 100 or more that gathered at the SPCA’s leash free park on Dartnall Road in Hamilton for the 2015 Basset Bustle were happy on the inside. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, they have found new homes and made new lives for themselves. The event was a chance for owners to get together and talk shop, and the dogs to play and particpate in a costume contest that was heavy on the cuteness scale. Here’s a few photos from the event. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Daisy, who is going to enjoy a day at the spa.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Daisy, who is going to enjoy a day at the spa. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Archie, dressed as a viking, gets a little help getting on stage for the costume contest.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Archie, dressed as a viking, gets a little help getting on stage for the costume contest. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Bessie, dressed as a ladybug.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Bessie, dressed as a ladybug. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Charlie, dressed as Nemo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Charlie, dressed as Nemo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Chelsea, dressed as a fairy.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Chelsea, dressed as a fairy. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Chloe the cowgirl. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Chloe the cowgirl. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Echo and Sky, dressed as Red Hat ladies.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Echo and Sky, dressed as Red Hat ladies. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Jack, dressed as a French bassett. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Jack, dressed as a French Basset. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Logan, the astronaut. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Logan, the astronaut. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Lucy, dressed as Coco Chanel. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. Portrait of Lucy, dressed as Coco Chanel. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Bassett Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Orgainized by Bassett Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume costest to celebrate their second chances in life. President Dawn O'Keeffe gets a nuzzle from Chloe the cowgirl at the costume contest.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, May 23,2015 -The 2015 Basset Bustle was held Saturday at the SPCA leash free park on Dartnall Rd. Organized by Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario, the event is chance for over 100 dogs to gather, play, parade, and participate in a costume contest to celebrate their second chances in life. President Dawn O’Keeffe gets a nuzzle from Chloe the cowgirl at the costume contest. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

2 Comments on “Basset Bustle

  1. That is my boy, Archie the viking.Drool hanging from his mouth. Getting a lift on the stage. He always puts a smile on someone’s face.

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