Don't miss the 2021 Basset Bustle Extravaganza!

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The 2021 Basset Bustle Extravaganza

Come on down to Basset-town!
Celebrate the Roaring Twenties and support Basset Rescue!


October 2, 2021
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 2021 BHRO Basset Bustle Extravaganza. This year promises to be our most exciting Bustle to date!

We missed you last year and can not wait for this exceptional celebration of the Roaring Twenties!

We are expecting hundreds of basset hounds and their people to descend upon Copetown (safely!) on October 2nd. 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 October 2nd. 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 October 2nd 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 Bonnie and Clyde, our official 2021 AmBassetors.

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 paw-dicure nail trimming, 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 Octber 2nd 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 Super 8 Mount Hope/Hamilton Hotel, 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. We will have COVID protocols in place and 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!



One big change this year: we will NOT be hosting the usual Friday night pizza party.


Hotel Details

Super 8 by Wyndham Mt Hope Hamilton Intl Airport ON
2975 Homestead Drive
Mount Hope (Hamilton), Ontario L0R 1W0
Tel: 289-866-1577
Super 8 by Wyndham Mt Hope Hamilton Intl Airport ON

  • We have reserved rooms with 2 Doubles or 1 Queen
  • Each room has a pull-out sofa if you have an additional person
  • Rooms include free Continental breakfast (unless COVID restrictions are in place)
  • Lots of green space, free WIFI, coffee makers, fitness center, remote check in and more!
  • 1 Queen is approx $108 per night plus a $15 flat fee for dogs
  • 2 Doubles are approx $117 per night plus a $15 flat fee for dogs (Note:These prices reflect the average price between Friday night stays and Saturday night stays, if you are staying only one night the price may be higher or lower depending on which night you stay)
  • Fully refundable up to 24 hours before the event (let's hope this won't be the case!)
  • Limited rooms available until September 10, 2021
  • Call 289-866-1577, Block Code 5136B22345268 for Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario to reserve your room
  • BOOK TODAY, we were only able to reserve a limited amount of rooms!

Visit: Super 8 by Wyndham Mt Hope Hamilton Intl Airport ON


Other Events You Can Look Forward to

  • Our FABULOUS ROARING Twenties Basset Photo Booth!
  • A not-to-be-missed raffle--our most awesome one yet!
  • The ever popular nail clipping booth
  • Delicious food available in our beautiful outdoor pavillion
  • 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 Mindy at

Other areas we require your help in are sponsorship for the event.  If you are able to assist in sponsorship through your business, please contact Mindy.  All event sponsorship will be credited on our website and promotions and marketing and will go a long way to helping make sure the 2021 Basset Bustle is the best basset extravaganza any of us has ever known!  Please let us know if you are able to help.

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 Mindy 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 2021 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 October 2, 2021 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. We will have strict COVID policies in place. Please be prepared to answer some health questions and have a temperature check before entering the park.

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.

Masks must be worn in common areas and when a distance of 6 feet from other people is not possible.

Please help us keep everyone safe!

Read our full Covid Guidelines here.

Official 2021 Basset Bustle T-Shirts are in!

The Howling Twenties are coming to Copetown!

Order yours now!


Please email Dawn at if you have any questions.

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