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This appealing hound is part angel, part devil. Impish and playful, with dark eyes that gleam and a mouth that grins. In fact, give him a toy, and he’ll let it hang casually out of the corner of his mouth – before he starts playing with it.
Louie may be 7 years old, but he’s still fueled by some unspent puppy energy, which he happily burns off by going for long walks and by running around the backyard chasing a ball. Preferably by himself. Likeable Louie is his own man, so to speak, an independent spirit. He prefers to meander and roam, sniff and explore at his own pace, in his own time. Busy-ness is just not his thing. He does play well with other dogs, however, and thrives in the company of an easygoing human whose temperament matches his own, and who’s always there when it’s loving and cuddling time.
What Louie needs and wants is a calm, secure and tranquil environment, where he can continue to meander and roam, sniff and explore at his own pace, in his own time. A home with a yard, preferably with a single, calm and laid-back pet parent to love him, rub his belly, and, naturally, give him that toy.
If you can give Louie that secure, calm and loving environment he will be your best friend. Please contact Basset Rescue if you have an approved adoption application on file or please fill one out if you would like to learn more about him.
He looks as if the top part of his body has been covered in caramel, leaving the rest of him a clean, cool vanilla. With that serious look in his bright, dark eyes, he seems to be thinking very deep thoughts. That would be the Pointer part of this 3-year-old Basset/German Shorthaired Pointer cross. Pointers are extremely focused dogs, and true to form, Leroy looks to his handler -- currently his foster mom -- for all of his guidance and direction.
He lives to please his people, will eagerly follow their lead, and this is what makes him so trainable. He loves going for walks (it’s a wonderful way to work off his wonderful energy), loves playing with his toys, and tears around the backyard chasing balls.
A highly sensitive, very affectionate dog, easily influenced by his surroundings, Leroy does his best and is at his best in a stable, calm and comfortable environment. The less exciting and less stimulating the better. Give him security, peace and quiet – but don’t forget that ball! -- and Leroy will not only grow, he will thrive. With an experienced dog owner with a fixed routine, who knows when to give him his space, there is nothing this young dog cannot and will not do.
Pick any one of her many poses, and Dylan is exactly what she appears to be: a pure delight, designed for the camera! And for loving. This striking 6-year-old Basset has more than enough love for everyone. She thrives on human companionship and is happiest when her people are near. She also enjoys the company of the other dogs and, yes, even the cats, in her foster home, and all of them act like her own pet security blanket.
Thanks to the love and gentle patience of her foster family, Dylan has learned to feel more secure when she is left alone. She also knows that her crate is her own special place to be for that added feeling of safety and cozy comfort. To calm any anxiety she may feel, Dylan uses that age-old remedy: exercise. Not only does it relax her, it keeps her toned, taut and trim! Her wish list for her forever home would include pet parents who are never too far away and another pet playmate or two to be her new best friends.
Meet Delilah, an affectionate and playful Basset who is looking for a great family to call her own. This sweet and sensitive girl has so much love to give and is looking for that special someone to curl up on the couch with.
This beautiful girl spent her life being repeatedly bred at the hands of a BYB, then once she matured and was no longer useful to them she was tossed away. She arrived at BHRO in rough shape, infested with parasites, covered in painful infected sores. With vet care and TLC Delilah healed and has blossomed into a happy, healthy girl and is ready to find a home where she will get all of the love and care she deserves.
Delilah is a fun loving gal who enjoys going for long hikes in the woods -- she's in great shape and has good stamina and really loves to get out and exercise. She has good leash manners and is an excellent walking companion. She is well suited to an owner who loves to go for long walks daily. A typical Basset, she follows her nose, so leashed walks are a must!
She knows basic commands and has nice house manners. She has a bit of "Bassetude" and will test limits, but with direction from a confident owner she quickly learns the rules and follows them. She responds very well to positive training approaches and is eager to please. She does best in an environment where there is a predictable routine -- rain or shine, she'll be sure to let you know when it's hike time! Did we mention that she loves going for her walks?
She lives with 3 other dogs in her foster home and gets along well with them and enjoys playtime followed by sharing a dog bed by the fire. She can be a bit bossy with the other dogs but responds well to correction and with a confident owner she does great. She could join a family with another well mannered dog, or would be very happy to be the only dog and get all of the attention herself -- such a diva! She is gentle with the cat in her foster home as well, although she isn't above stealing his food!
Delilah thrives on attention and enjoys curling up on the couch and being cuddled. She wants nothing more than to be with her family and is best suited to a home where someone is around most of the time. Hugs, kisses and belly rubs are her favourite things, oh and walks! She can become stressed when left alone, but her foster family has been working on this with her and she has made great progress. She is ok with spending a few hours on her own now. She is not suited to being left home alone for long days.
This sweet girl is wary of strangers but is learning to trust people and is really coming along well. Nervous at first when new visitors arrive she will bark and back away, but with a confident handler at her side she quickly comes around then makes fast friends. A home where her family will continue to work to build her trust will be ideal for Delilah. Delilah is great with children and enjoys romping around the yard playing with them. She'd be fine in a home where children come to visit occasionally. A busy home with lots of people coming and going all the time would probably be overwhelming for her. She is best suited to a quiet home where she can slowly work on improving her confidence and trust.
Delilah is approximately 6 years old, has been spayed, her vaccines are UTD and she is in good health. She weighs around 50 lbs. She is a wonderful hound who will make a loving and dedicated companion. If you are looking for a gentle and affectionate companion, Delilah may be the girl for you!
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