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**Please note:   Many of our bassets do not make it to our web site.   If we have an approved adoptive family who we feel would be a good match, we contact these families first.   If you are interested in adoption, be sure to complete our adoption application which can be found at this link, to be approved for our waiting list.



Details on Fred coming soon!



Details on Jersey coming soon!



Details on Jules coming soon!



Bella will be going to a trial situation once her medical needs are cared for.




Buzz is back.

Buzz is a 8 year old (educated guess, since he came in as a stray) male tri colored basset. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. These are the facts now about Buzzy.

Buzz came from a terrible past, he came in starving, ears and eyes infected, and was attacked by another dog, which developed a fear of other dogs. He is now happy and healthy, and a bouncing 57 lbs. He has learned to trust other dogs, but is really not interested in them, he would rather be with people.

Buzz is a pretty laid back dog, who only barks, when its supper time, or when his foster mum comes home. He is totally housetrained. He is pretty lazy, like many bassets, and prefers to snooze on the end of the couch. Buzz knows his name and actually comes when he is called. He does enjoy his walks, and is pretty good on leash.

Buzz is really just looking for a friend, not a master. He does not like being pulled by his collar, and is a bit sensitive around his ears. He has an ongoing issue with his ears, but with meds, they are kept under control.

Buzzy is a loving dog who just needs lots of patience and kindness. He has some food allergies but his shampoo helps keep them in check, and him comfortable. He is very food driven, and loves his treats.

Buzz is like an onion, so many layers. He is a wonderful loving boy, who is just looking for a quiet patient loving home without children.

If you can give Buzz the kindness, patience and love he so deserves, please complete an adoption application. Or if you already have an approved application on file, please email and let them know you are interested in Buzz.




Abby is a very sweet 6 or 7 year old girl in need of love. Abby's life was not an easy one before coming to Basset Rescue. But in spite of her past, all she wants is a comfy spot to lay her head, someone to give her the regular care she needs, along with lots of love.

Abby has a condition called sebaceous adenitis which means that her hair folicules do not produce the oils necessary for healthy skin and fur growth. Regular oil dips and bathing are necessary to keep Abby comfortable, and to keep her skin as healthy as can be. Secondary skin infection is always a possibility with this condition which is another reason it is important to keep to the oil and bathing regime. Abby does not mind her regular treatments - it likely helps her feel good.

Abby is a laid back, lovely girl who currently lives with other dogs and with cats. She would likely do fine as an only dog as well. She would do best in a home without children and with someone who doesn't mind her choosing her comfy spot on the couch.

Adopting Abby will definitely require a regular maintenance commitment but she will return that commitment in love a hundred-fold.

If you are able to give this adorable girl the care she needs to truly thrive, please complete an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please email and let us know you are interested in Abby.



I am the ever fabulous Doozer. I'm between 7-10 years of age and an international traveler as I was born in Hong Kong. My family adopted me when they lived abroad. Before them, I was part of a sad puppy mill. Initially I had trouble walking but with gentle exercise and a food with glucosamine, I have really improved my gait. I still don't like going for long walks and will refuse to go any further if I'm feeling tired. So I'm great for a family who likes shorter walks. My walk is the favorite part of my day, other than mealtime that is. I am truly a basset.

I love, love, love to sleep and would be perfect for a family that wants a relaxed, low key dog. I only bray if the kids are crying, or if I'm surprised by a door bell. I am completely housetrained and can be left alone during the day. I will nibble on socks or tissue if left within my reach. I am a bit of an indiscriminate eater, so occasionally I eat something that upsets my tummy and unless someone is readily available, I don't make it outside in time. The vet tends to prescribe antibiotics to help me with my upset tummy.

I love other dogs and I like cats as well. I often play with the cat I live with. I'm shy when you first meet me, especially if you're a man, but I warm up quickly. I'm very scared of lightning and fireworks. I just want to be near my family when it is happening for comfort.

The reason I need rehoming is no fault of my own, but to keep everyone safe, I'm looking for a new family. The 2 year old toddler fell off the couch onto me while I was sleeping. I was so shocked that I bit him. My hope is that a family with older or no kids is looking for a companion like me. I also had one incident when I nipped someone during a really crazy moment. There was many things going on and my family thinks I was simply trying to tug on that person's clothes which is something I used to do (but which my family has worked hard to discourage).

I'm a really lovely older gentleman, looking for a family who wants a super chill fella like myself.


If you are the perfect family for Doozer, please complete an adoption application. Or if you already have an approved application on file, please email and let us know you are interested in Doozer.

Stay tuned for more bassets coming soon . . .

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