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Our Mission

To coordinate and provide logistics pertaining to the relocation of homeless, neglected, and abused at risk Hound Dogs, in high kill shelters to established partner rescue groups, located where the breed is not as prevalent, and a healthy public adoption base/interest exists

We help relocate hounds to give the dogs a chance to live and the dog loving public an alternate choice when adopting.

Once brought to the West Coast, our hounds are relocated to our partner rescues, where they are cared for until adoption, at which point we no longer have possession of them.

Dedicated to Saving Lives: Since our inception, we were able to rescue the lives of over 1000 hounds who have found loving homes through our partner rescues! For most update information on our Hound Hauls please visit our Facebook and Instagram!

Next Hound Haul: FEBRUARY 11!

Our latest Hound Haul from Mississippi to Las Vegas is happening February 11, 2024! 16 lucky Beagles will be heading from Mississippi to Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue. We are currently collecting donations to cover the cost of approx. $3600 for incurred vet bills, gas, modest accommodations for our amazing volunteer drivers & all other expenses strictly related to this haul. To see the adorable faces heading to Las Vegas, please take a look at our gallery below! 

Please don't forget to include "FEBRUARY 2024", "MS TO NV" or "Valentine's Haul" in your donation notes to ensure your contribution goes directly toward saving the lives of our September Hounds! For more details relating to this Haul, please keep an eye out here and on our Facebook & Instagram pages! Updates on our upcoming Hound Haul will be coming soon. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!


Thank you SO MUCH for your continued support!


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Any amount is meaningful to us and will go directly toward saving hounds.

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The idea for Operation Helping Hounds came into existence in May of 2016, in memory of Emily, a rescued hound from Kentucky.  One lucky pup, Emily made it out of the Mayfield, KY animal shelter and found her way to sunny San Diego, where she lived out a long and happy life with our founder. Since our inception, OHH has been proud to partner with the Mayfield shelter. 

The first hound we hauled came from Tennessee and was relocated to a partner rescue in San Diego, CA. After just this one dog we saw first-hand how dire the situation was for hounds back east. And so, we set out to do what many thought may be a crazy idea: we decided to move another dog, and then another. Soon, we were moving several dogs at a time. Right after hunting season things were looking especially grim and in cooperation with Priceless Pet Rescue in Chino Hills, we pulled off the impossible and relocated 37 lucky hounds in one swoop.

We are an official 501(c)3 non-profit and have helped over 1000 hounds since inception.  

Raising Funds for OHH 

Current fundraising is focused on the immediate need for more transportation, as well as our next Hound Haul! While we have incredible volunteers willing to transport hounds in need, we are in dire need of:

+ a truck capable of hauling a trailer

+ a second trailer to go on concurrent hauls

Interested in being a Sponsor?

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FEBRUARY 10, 2024! 




For latest updates visit our
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Relocated Hounds

Independence Day Haul '23 Haul (Mississippi)

April Fools Haul '23 Haul (Mississippi)

Valentine's Day '23 Haul (Mississippi)




Halloween '22 Hound Haul (Mississippi)

North Carolina


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New Mexico

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South Carolina
​Relocation Costs
Hound Hauls are so much more than just transportation! Each dog comes from unique circumstances and we, and our rescues, are committed to ensuring we provide the best care possible.

Pre-Transport Vetting
+ Rabies Vaccine
+ Health Certificate
$70 per dog, depending on vet used (incl. special rescue rate)

+ $200 per dog

Receiving Rescues 
+ Spay/Neuter
+ Heartworm testing, prevention & Treatment (if POS)
+ DHPP/Bordatella
+ Deworming
+ Special Food for Malnourished Dogs
+ Continuing Treatment & Medication for Tick Diseases
+ Ongoing Upkeep of Vaccines, Flea & Tick Prevention
+ Microchipping

+ Food, Boarding, Collars & Leashes and Bowls
+ Various Medical Care as Needed (Dental, Cancer Treatment, Surgery)

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