About 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.

Checks can also be made payable to:


BAGS Basset Rescue
3555 Anderson Ave.
Minerva, OH 44657

**BAGS Basset Rescue is a volunteer-based non-profit organization funded entirely through donations. A 501(c) 3 status allows these contributions to be tax deductible. Thank you for your support in helping a special needs or senior basset hound.

About BAGS
Snow DayWaiting for dinner..Emma with her squeakyWheezer's Fort