PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to save money for the hounds, we will not be mailing invitations. 


Saturday September 19, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM MST
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El Zaribah Shriners Auditorium
552 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Driving Directions 

Sponsorships Available

Click here to download the Sponorship form.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2015 Basset Ball, please email us at  We have to register you manually so you get the proper amount of comped tickets for your level. 

Top Dog - $3000   

  • Top Dog Sponsor table for 8 at the Ball with PREMIUM seating for you and 
    your guests.
  • Sneak preview and early bidding for the silent auction at 5:00 PM.
  • Special recognition at the Basset Ball 
    • Top Dog Sponsor Sign
    • Recognition in the program with logo and/or family photo
    • Recognition on the slide show
  • Top Dog Renee Bane Carving
  • Post event recognition via AZBHR email announcements

Platinum - $1000 

  • Platinum Sponsor Renee Bane Carving
  • Four Ball tickets 
  • Recognition sign and in program

Gold - $500    

  • Gold Sponsor Renee Bane Carving
  • Two Ball tickets
  • Recognition sign and in program

Silver - $250  

  • Two Ball tickets
  • Recognition in program



Basset Ball Committee
Arizona Basset Hound Rescue


Happiness is a Rescued Hound!

We can't do it without you!!!


Join us for the 2015 Basset Ball benefiting the Arizona Basset Hound Rescue.

Dinner and Auction
to benefit
Arizona Basset Hound Rescue

Saturday, September 19, 2015
El Zaribah Shiners Auditorium
552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

    5:00pm - Silent Auction Preview for Basset-teers Members & Top Dog Sponsors
                                5:30pm - Silent Auction Opens to All Attendees
7:00pm - Dinner and Live Auction 

Ticket Price: $65 per person
 Dress: Resort Casual

Seating is limited, register today!

Early Bird Deadline: August 15, 2015 

Register by August 15, for your chance to win a $100 Fox Restaurant Gift Certificate. 

     Deadline: September 12, 2015


             Maxwell - Loved by the Koza Family

Basset Ball Program Memorial or In Honor of Ads
Would you like to remember your hound that has gone to Rainbow Bridge? Or perhaps honor your hound just because they are special? Once again, we will be offering the opportunity for you to pay special tribute to your furry friend by purchasing a spot in the program. Your ad may include pictures and will be printed in black and white, except for the back cover which is color.

  • Back Cover: $250
  • Full Page: $150
  • Half Page: $100
  • Quarter Page: $ 50

This is a great way to help AZBHR and remember or honor your hound in the Basset Ball 2015 Program. Reservations and artwork must be submitted by August 31, 2015. For more details or to reserve your space please email If you would like to purchase an ad, but are unable to attend the Ball held on September 19, 2015 please let us know and we will mail you a Basset Ball 2015 Program.

Auctioneer Bobby Elhert

Back by popular demand, Bobby Elhert.  Bobby  is one of only 170 certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialists (BAS) in the nation, designated by the National Auctioneers Association as one of the best to help you have a record-breaking event.   With 15 years as a Professional Fundraising Auctioneer, Bobby has helped design hundreds of successful events that have generated millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes and organizations throughout the U.S.

Why We Need You!
AZBHR's dog related expenses average $15,000 to $20,000 a month. We operate solely on donations and proceeds from our fund raising efforts. Fund raising events such as the Basset Ball are one of our main sources of income to pay those expenses. Our needs keep increasing due to many people facing hardships. It is extremely heartbreaking, we have more hounds than ever that continue to be surrendered or left unclaimed in shelters.  Sadly, some dogs have health conditions that have been neglected due to the expense of treatment the owner could not afford. All dogs taken in by AZBHR are given a complete veterinary evaluation, including vaccinations and spay/neuter if needed. Our expenses include animal shelter fees and continued veterinary care as well as supplies such as leashes, collars, medication, food, etc. The need is great and our goal is to raise as much as possible to continue our mission. We never want to say no and turn away a hound needing our help.

Auction Items Needed
If you have any items you'd like to donate for the Silent or Live Auction.  We also need gift cards for our Gift Card Bidding Frenzy.  Costco is a great place to pick up gift cards at a reduced price. Please email if you would like to donate.

Wanna Volunteer?
We will need volunteers to help set up on the morning of September 18, as well as, at the Ball on the evening of September 19.  Please email if you would like to volunteer.

Ugly Hawaiian Shirt Contest

Wear your ugliest Hawaiian shirt for a chance to win a prize!