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Hi my name is Chase and I am an honourary basset mix. My name should tell you a lot about me. I love to run, run (did I mention I love to run!). We think I am about 6 years old but I have lots of energy.

In the short time I have been with my foster family I have managed to wiggle my way into their hearts. They say I am the best greeter they have ever lived with, and they look forward to the howls that greet them as they arrive! They also say I have the cutest tail they have ever seen, and it never stops moving about.

I am a cuddle bear and one of my favourite things to do is fall asleep with my family at night in their bed. I would do best in a home where I am not alone for long periods of time, where there is a bit of past hound experience, and where a family can handle my vocalization.

Lastly while I do like to relax at home and lounge about, I need a place where I will get tons of exercise as I am high energy outside.

In exchange I offer tons of love, hugs, adventures and a face that will melt your heart.

If you would like to cuddle up with me forever, please send the rescue folks an adoption application. Or if you already have an approved application on file, please email and let them know you are interested in me, Chase!



***UPDATED***   Hello my name is Molly, I'm a 6 year old spayed female. I am fully house trained and will bark at the door when I want to go out. I go all night without any accidents, about 8 hours.

I walk on a leash well, although my walking pace tends to be more of a run. My foster mom says I am one fit little girl and full of beans. I really enjoy my walks so two walks a day is ideal. I will respond to the command "come", if you walk me on a retractable leash and I need to be reeled in.

I've come a long way since coming to my foster home. I used to be nervous around other dogs but now I love to spend time with them. In fact I've decided I would really like to live with a canine companion!

Rumour has it (from my previous life that is) that I get a bit crazy when I see cats, but I have seen tons of cats roaming in the neighborhood, and my foster mom has seen no reaction from me.

I am super social and friendly when visitors come over. I absolutely love belly rubs, but I also have my moments when I like to be left alone. I used to let out a little growl when I wanted to be left alone but now I have learned that my bed is my personal space and I won't be bothered. My foster mom knows when I'm on my bed that I don't want to be disturbed, otherwise I will show you my tummy and ask for some lovin'.

I can be a little whiney in the car but my foster mom says that I'm not that bad. I have gotten really good with baths, nail trims, and ear cleaning. I do so well and I am sure that having a kind and patient foster mom has helped me feel good about that.

I should also let you know that I do have food allergies to chicken and beef, so I have to be fed a specific kind of food. I can also get pancreatitis, and acid reflux so I eat small meals 4 times a day to avoid acid build up in my stomach. This routine works really well for me. And since being with my foster mom there has been no vomiting, diarrhea, or any signs of unwellness at all.

If you would like to rub my belly forever, please send the rescue folks an adoption application. Or if you already have an approved application on file, please email and let them know you are interested in me, Molly!




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.



When my foster mom picked me up my name was Muffy, but she thought that since I had such a rough beginning that I should get a new name. My foster dad started calling me Lumpy as a nickname, and I immediately responded with enthusiasm. My foster mom was not too keen on the name and she called me, Molly, which I also respond to, but not as enthusiastically as Lumpy, so Lumpy has stuck, for now.

I am 1 years old. Since I have come to live with my foster parents, my foster brother and sister dogs (Aussie and another Basset), and foster brothers and sister cats, I have learned so many new things. At first I had no idea how to play with the other 2 dogs, but I quickly learned from watching them and also my foster brother relentlessly trying to get me to play. Now I instigate play time instead of waiting for it to happen as well.

I also had some problems with not knowing where the proper area was to eliminate, so I would just go anywhere I wanted with no shame. Now I cry to go out and wander by the door because if I go out there, my foster parents will give me lots of praise and pets and sometimes I even get a treat when we go back inside. I still have the odd accident, but I am a fast learner.

When I want something, I will tell you by either barking at you or whining, you will most likely figure out what I want right away since it is usually something I can't have like your food. We are also working on my weight because at my previous home they didn't feed me the proper diet, and now I am getting all the good nutrients and vitamins that I am supposed to have, along with frozen veggies on the side. I sure do love my frozen veggies (just make sure you tell me to take it nice first or I tend to get too excited).

I do not seem to care about the cats at all, I do not chase them, nor do I even acknowledge that they are there, so having them in my forever home is A-OK with me. I would definitely do best with another dog in the family, as I do have separation issues, and do not like to be alone too often. I am good in a crate for 8 hours, yet I do howl a bit because I am lonely, but I do not mess in my crate at all. I am also good to be left alone out of the crate so far up to 5 hours with no accidents. I tend to sleep all night, but sometimes I like to get up during the night for a bathroom break, but I go right back to my bed to sleep.

I seem to like everyone I meet, from 2 legs to 4 legs, and I love to be pet and have my belly rubbed, and I am an excellent cuddler. I am good on my leash, but if I see something I want or like, I will pull you towards it. I know sit, lay down, stay and a few other basic commands as well.

I should also tell you a little about some surgeries I had recently, and one to still come. I was born with Cherry eye in both of my eyes, so a wonderful veterinarian is going to take good care of me and hopefully correct the situation in the next few weeks. I had 3 teeth removed, because I had 2 extra they thought it would be best if they took them out now to avoid complications later on in my life. The third was one they needed to remove to get to the 2. I also had a lump on my head removed, it was an ingrown hair, so no concern there at all. And last but not least, I had my spay done. My foster parents took real good care of me while I was recovering, they say I am a trooper.

If you think you could give me all the love I need, please send the rescue folks an adoption application. Or if you already have an approved application on file, please email and let them know you are interested in me, Lumpy Muffy!



Details on Sam to come.




Buzz will be going into a trial situation.

Courtesy Listing ~ Compassionate Animal Adoption Rescue


Whiskey is a 5 year old basset hound/ beagle mix who was dumped at a high kill shelter due to his family apparently moving somewhere he could not join them. He is a very friendly dog with both people and other dogs. He is housetrained, quiet, and super relaxed.

It seems Whiskey didn't get out much in his past life though, so he is now working on losing weight, walking nicely on a leash, and what car rides are all about. He is also working on kennel training, as he is understandably sad when left alone. Thankfully he is a super smart pup and is learning SO fast while in foster care.

If you would like to learn more about Whiskey, please contact Compassionate Animal Adoption Rescue in Montreal at: .  Or if you'd like to meet Whiskey, apply with CAA here.

Stay tuned for more bassets coming soon . . .

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