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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.



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 get extremely excited when I see another dog in the distance, I will pull, and jump around, I am willing to sniff and be sniffed but then I shy away. Guess I am just a little nervous.

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 don't particularly care for grooming, nail trims, and ear cleaning but I tolerate it.

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 let them know you are interested in me, Molly!




Charlee is a neutered 9 year-old tri-colour Basset who LOVES people. His laid back approach to life makes him an ideal couch or deck companion. He loves to have your complete attention and his booming voice will let you know when it's time for "Charlee time"!

Charlee gets along well with other dogs, but canine friends are not a priority for him. It's all about his people! Working on the computer? Charlee will nap beside you. Watching a movie? Charlee will curl up on your lap (well, as much as will fit - he does weigh 65 pounds!). Going for a run? He'll wait for you at home! Going for a walk? Charlee is happy to bring up the rear. Having friends over? He will waddle over to welcome them with a cheerfully wagging tail!

Charlee loves to please, but he also has a strong mind of his own (we did say he's a Basset, right?). When he's ready for bed, off he goes. Trying to get him up again will rouse the grumpy old man in him! Charlee is very well house-trained and can be left for a full day's work. He whines and barks when he needs out in the night or early morning.

He does have a tendency to swallow things, so a tidy home will keep both him and belongings safe. Stairs are quite a work-out for this old fellow, but that doesn't seem to stop him from following his favourite people everywhere.

Charlee would do best in a household with lots of action to watch. Children who are at least school-age will adore him and be strong enough to manage him on walks, while also being old enough to be mindful of where they leave their belongings. Charlee is a terrific dog whose affectionate ways will win you over in no time!

If you can give Charlee the loving home this sweet older guy deserves, please complete an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please let us know you are interested in Charlee.




Hello my name is Buggs, Iím an 8 year old tri-colour spayed female. Iím housetrained and can be left alone for up to 6 hours. Iím good on a leash and I love to go for walks.

I get along with dogs and cats, and although I donít live with children I would be okay with older children. Iím also great with visitors coming to the house.

My foster mom says Iím rather aloof, and I donít ask for a lot of affection. Iím perfectly fine being left alone. I do best if Iím crated for car rides and am great with grooming, nail trims and ear cleaning. I tend to be a bit possessive of my food so it's best if you feed me separately.

I take a daily dose of prednisone as the docs think I have Lupus, but this keeps any issues that may arise in check. They figure I should stay on this for life.

If you are looking for a lovely, slightly older girl who is very easy to get along with, I am the girl for you! You can complete an adoption application to apply to be my forever home, or if you already have an approved application on file, please let the rescue folks know you are interested in Buggs.




Abby is back with us. Details on this sweetheart to follow.



Details on Lady to come.



Fred is in a trial situation!




Lucy is in a trial situation!



Guinness is in a trial situation.



Sam is in a trial situation.




Winston is in a trial situation!




Buzz is in a trial situation!

Courtesy Listing - HART All Breed Dog Rescue


If you think you can give Barkley a wonderful home, please read about HART's screening process and download an application to submit from the website:

Barkley is a delightful 11 year old Basset Hound who is looking a family with whom to share his twilight years. Barkley came to HART through no fault of his own and has been dearly loved and cared for his entire life. Sadly Barkley's human was forced to find alternate plans for him when she became ill, was moving to assisted living and could no longer care for him. HART stepped in to help. A dog as wonderful as Barkley deserves a retirement home where he will be loved and cherished.

Barkley is a dream dog. He is sweet and loving with everyone he meets; children, adults, dogs and cats. Barkley is quiet and charming, He is content to spend his days napping on his bed while his foster mom is at work but is happy to join her for walks in the evening. He walks well on a leash with the occasional pull when he is really intent upon smelling things. A gentle reminder brings him in line quickly.

Don't let his age fool you. Barkley is playful and energetic, he enjoys toodling around other dogs or will happily join in a game of fetch. Barkley simply loves life and is grateful for the second chance he has been given! About the only bad habit we've noticed with Barkley is that he is a chow hound and will sneak food if it is left unattended. Typical Hound! His future family will have to be vigilant about such things.

Barkley takes a pill each day to combat a problem with urinary incontinence, the pill remedies the issue completely, easy-peazy. This treatment will be ongoing for the rest of his life and his new family will have to willing to take on this responsibility. The monthly cost for the medication is around $25.

Barkley is an ideal companion for a quiet, low key home. Anyone interested in a happy, gentle, sweet, loving companion should consider adopting Barkley. And really, look at him, he is possibly the cutest dog ever!

An adoption donation of $250 applies and a fenced yard is required. Barkley is neutered, up to date with his vaccines and currently weighs around 50 lbs.

Please contact the wonderful folks at HART directly: 613-338-3333,

Stay tuned for more bassets coming soon . . .

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