Online Support Groups
There are lots of resources out there to serve the Basset community. Here are some:
The Daily Drool (an internet mail list for Bassets and their people):
CyberHound (a message board forum for basset lovers): http//www.basset.net
Health Problems-Resources to Help with Veterinary Care
You can apply for Care Credit which can be used at most vets and offers low or no interest. It's a credit card basically that is used for medical/vet care.
Also, try searching Yahoo groups for your dog's condition. You may find a group. You can join Natural Basset and K9 Kitchen there. Both are groups that can help with feeding your hound. K9 Kitchen can help with special dietary needs and supplements that may be helpful if your hound is suffering with an illness.
Lost Your Dog?
Check with your local shelters and humane societies.
There are lots of resources on the internet. This one is pretty good. http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/
K9AmberAlert and K9Alert can be found by searching for them on Yahoo!