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Melissa Ruthenbeck-Chiaramonte

Melissa Ruthenbeck-Chiaramonte
Mission viejo, CA United States
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It all started back in college when I decided I needed a dog my senior year. After moving to a pet friendly apartment, researching breeds and deciding a Basset Hound was for us, Paul and I started our search. We came across a rescue in the Midwest and went through picture after picture trying to find the right hound. 

I have to give Paul the credit because he was the one who announced that Tabasco was perfect (he was right for once)! The rescue we adopted him through asked me if I would be interested in volunteering and the rest is history! 

I have been involved with Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California since 2006 and became the president in 2011. Helping the hounds of BHRSC brings such joy and satisfaction to my life that I had to join in the fun to support all the hounds yet to come! If we reach our goal our team will raise $14,000 for the hounds of BHRSC - that's a lot of lives saved! 

Thank you for your support! 



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Melissa Ruthenbeck-Chiaramonte's Fundraisers

2016 Team BHRSC run/walk in the LA Big 5K and Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon

2016 Team BHRSC run/walk in …

Amount Raised:



252% Raised of $250 Goal