What we do.

Dedicated to the Protection & Preservation of the
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The PBGV Health and Rescue Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the future of our breed. Among our goals are the following:

  • To further understanding of health issues that affect PBGVs;
  • To support research aimed at reducing the incidence of health issues in the PBGV;
  • To fund the rescue of PBGVs when they are neglected or endangered; and
  • To educate the PBGV community on the proper care of PBGVs.

All of this is only possible thanks to the generosity of our donors and the volunteers who staff the Foundation Board.

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Foundation News

Coming in April, 2020. PBGVCA National Specialty in Wilmington OH.
At the PBGVCA National Specialty, the Foundation will sponsor a health seminar by Dr. Leilani Alvarez on "Introduction to Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation". We will also sponsor a DNA Blood Draw and subsidize the CAER Eye Clinic. More information HERE. Stop by the Foundation table to say hello, browse through our health bulletins, and get a preview of silent auction items.

December 2019. Eye Health is Fundamental.
The Eye Exam Reimbursement Program has been extended through 2020! Take your PBGV to a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist and receive a partial reimbursement for the cost of the exam. More information HERE.

October 2019. Lyme Disease Challenge.
The Foundation made a donation to the Tufts Lyme Disease Challenge, to fund a project by Tufts veterinary students that is applicable to both canine and human health. Read about the challenge HERE. [https://www.tuftslymedisease.org/challenge]

August 2019. Foundation Newsletter.
The August newsletter described how to uptake your PBGV's health status in the CHIC DNA repository, reminded readers of the Eye Exam Reimbursement program, and reported on a few of the Canine Health Foundation conference lectures. Find it HERE.

August 2019. AKC Canine Health Foundation Conference.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation held its biennial Parent Club Canine Health Conference in St. Louis. Leading veterinary scientists from around the world described their current canine health research.