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The 2024 Basset Bustle Extravaganza

Come on down to Basset-town!
Celebrate the 2024 Basset Bustle, Straight Outta Copetown!


May 25, 2024
Copetown Community Centre Park
Copetown (Hamilton), Ontario


For one magical day, Copetown will be transformed into Basset-town!
You won't want to miss this long awaited celebration


Copetown Community Centre and Park
1950 Governors Road
Copetown, ON L9H 5E3



Your Bustle HQ

Please plan to be part of the largest gathering of Basset Hounds in Canada at the 2024 BHRO Basset Bustle Extravaganza. This year promises to be our most exciting Bustle to date!

We are expecting hundreds of basset hounds and their people to descend upon Copetown on May 25th. Please join us in celebrating our love of dogs and our dedication to this wonderful breed. Show your support for Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario and be part of this remarkable event.

Basset-town is THE place to be on May 25th. There is tons of fun to be had in the huge, green, fenced in park. Dogs can run free and take advantage of all of the fun activities we have planned. This is a day not to be missed!


Do the Bustle!

The Bustle will kick-off at 11 am on Saturday May 25th at the Copetown Community Centre’s lush, fenced in park. All of the bassets will bustle around the park in one very long (and very short!) Basset-line, led by our official 2024 AmBassetor.

And that is just the beginning! Along with a day of mixing and mingling with the wonderful Bassets and their amazing people we have a full day of doggy-fun and awesome events.

From our not-to-be missed (dare we add world-famous) Basset costume contest, best trick contest, best howl, longest ears and many more games and contests to our HUGE raffle, exclusive BHRO merchandise, and so much more, you are in for a day of fun you won’t forget.

Basset-town is the place to be on May 25th because you won’t want to miss even a minute of this event.


Support an Important Cause

BHRO has helped so many Basset Hounds find their way onto better lives. Many of these bassets had some challenging medical issues and this year we need your support more than ever. The well-being of these dogs is not possible without the kindness and generosity of so many people! Once again, we are asking for all of our members and friends to collect pledges for their participation in the bustle to help raise money for BHRO at this, our largest fundraiser of the year. As you know, every penny raised goes directly to helping those bassets who need us. Every pledge, no matter what amount, goes a long, long way in helping these deserving dogs. Pledge forms are available online right now!

Download your Pledge Form here!

You can also donate online through Canada Helps and set up your very own Giving Page where friends and family can donate directly to you. Personal Online Giving Pages can feature your own photos and you can set your own personal fund raising challenge.

You can also use PayPal to donate on Canada Helps. Details online at

The Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario Page on Canada Helps where you can pledge online, and learn about creating your own page, can be found at: Canada Helps Online Giving


Fundraising on Facebook:
You may also set up your own Facebook fundraising page and share it with all your friends to support the Bassets who need your help. Simply go to the CREATE button at the top of the page and pulldown FUNDRAISER. From there you can select Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario and create your page.

All pages posted on our Facebook page will be shared. Tell the world about your commitment to Basset Rescue!


Stay Close to All the Action!

We have set aside a block of rooms at the pet and people friendly Mohawk Residence and Conference Centre, just 20 minutes from the Basset Headquarters at the Copetown Community Centre. The very modest room rates, also feature oversize bedroom suites and lots of green space. Details follow.


Basset Town has some outstanding features!

In addition to all of the fun events you have come to expect at the Bustle we have some fabulous extras we are able to offer you thanks to this perfect venue. Previous years’ Bustles were made even more outstanding due to this truly wonderful location and this year will be even better!

  • A beautiful, private, lush forested space. Trust us when we tell you it is gorgeous. It is the perfect spot to spend the day for the dogs and their people
  • Indoor washrooms!! Need we say more. Clean and handy!
  • A serene, shaded pavilion set in the middle of the lush surrounding forest. This pavilion is attached to the off leash park and is a lovely spot to relax in the shade
  • The park has plenty of room to enjoy the day with a good social distance between people. This park is the perfect place to enjoy the day safely
  • On-site parking — there is abundant parking on-site. You can exit your car and be just a few steps to the event
  • Lush surroundings, plenty of space, raffle prizes, 100's of Bassets — WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Plan to be a part of this not-to-be-missed event!


Hotel Details

Mohawk Residence & Conference Centre
245 Fennell Ave West
Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3
Tel: 905-385-3200

CUT OFF DATE: April 26, 2024
GROUP RATE: $100.95+HST (Single / Double Occupancy)
(Reservations with dogs) Additional Pet Fee $20+HST with the limit 1-2 dogs per suite only.

TO RESERVE BY PHONE: Please call (905) 385-3200 and reference Promo Code BHRO24

Mohawk Residence
Booking Information


Other Events You Can Look Forward to

  • Our FABULOUS Basset Photo Booth!
  • A not-to-be-missed raffle--our most awesome one yet!
  • Delicious food available at the grill!
  • Basset contests including our famous costume contest
  • Dean the Basset!
  • Prizes, prizes, prizes!
  • Hundreds of basset hounds to delight you all day!
  • And much, much more — keep watching for lots of exciting updates


We are looking for volunteers to help us at the event.  If you are interested in helping out during the event please contact Dawn at

Plus we are always looking for new raffle items.  Raffle items do not need to be dog related.  The raffle is all new merchandise, gift certificates and services, and if you can contribute please let Dawn know.

Of course this event could not be possible without your participation and support. Please let all of your basset loving friends, neighbours, colleagues, and even the stranger you see walking their bassets, know about this wonderful and important Basset Extravaganza.

We encourage you to print a few posters and put them up in your community. We can also send a few posters to you if needed.

Click here for the 2024 Basset Bustle Extravaganza poster.

Please keep checking your inbox and our facebook page for updates.

We look forward to celebrating with members, friends and adopters at Canada's largest gathering of basset hounds at the May 25, 2024 Basset Bustle Extravaganza at our wonderful location, the Copetown Community Centre.

Please visit our Facebook Page at and sign up for emails to learn about any breaking bustle news.


COVID Policy

We take the health and safety of all attendees and volunteers seriously. If you are not well STAY HOME. If you believe you have been in touch with someone who had COVID 2 weeks prior to the Bustle, please STAY HOME.

Please consider wearing masks when you are in close contact with others.

Please help us keep everyone safe!


Please email Dawn at if you have any questions.

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