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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.




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




Hello my name is Strider and I think I am somewhere between 5 - 7 years old. They don't know for sure as sadly I was found wandering the streets. I'm not giving up my secrets but the rescue folks think I was not treated very well before being found. I'm having a bit of a hard time learning to trust, but all I really want is to feel safe and to have order in my life.

Since coming to my foster home, Iím used to being left alone for 4-5 hours at a time, but my foster parents suspect I may be able to be left alone for even longer.

I love to go for walks so I tend to pull on the leash and follow my nose. I would be best suited in a home where Iím the only dog. I should also be placed in a home where there are no kids. I prefer a calm, steady environment, where my owners can respect that I need my space. I curently live with two cats and get along with them just fine, but if a cat was to get too friendly with me, or approach me while I'm sleeping or eating, I might not care for that.

I love to meet new people but prefer it only be for short periods of time. When my foster parents have guests over that stay for an extended period of time especially at night, I tend to get a bit grumpy and upset. Ideally a home that doesnít do a lot of entertaining would suit me best.

I like affection, but I like it on my terms only. I will come to you to get attention, but I prefer if you don't approach me to give me attention. Even when I come to you for attention, I prefer you only give me so much. My foster parents suggest "the three pat" rule. Thatís where you only pat me 3 times and then stop. I will let you know if I want more than three pats but I will give a growl if I've had enough.

I do pretty good in the car, currently I wear a muzzle for car rides, but I really do enjoy them. I don't care too much for grooming and have to admit I do tend to get a bit defensive for nail trims and ear cleaning. My muzzle makes that much easier on everyone. I did pretty well muzzled while getting my nails trimmed at my vet clinic.

My favourite thing to do is play ball. If you throw the ball, I will run and catch it and bring it back to you. I don't mind if you take the ball out of my mouth but my foster parents are training me to drop the ball and they pick it up with a chuckit and throw it for me again.

I really just need a calm, quiet, low-key home with a simple, regular routine and someone who will be kind, gentle and consistent with me. If you are that person, please complete an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please let the rescue folks know you are interested in me.




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.




Hello my name is Winston and I am a 6 year old tri-colour, neutered male. I'll start by admitting I did have a few accidents when I first got to my foster home but after a few days, I got into the routine. I don't mind being left alone for up to 5 hours during the day. And I can last the whole night, usually 7 to 8 hours with no accidents.

I love going for walks and exploring so I tend to pull a bit when on a leash. My foster dad says that given a safe environment to do so, I would do best on a long leash. I love to run and play in the leaves, and although I have a Ĺ acre to explore, I am pretty good at doing my business in the same spot.

When Iím on a leash I will approach new dogs and give a sniff, wanting to play. If I get grumbly with other dogs, my foster dad finds that asserting himself gives me the cue to quit, and my grumbling doesnít escalate. I have come to terms that my foster brother Tobey is head of state status. I will sit beside him while my foster dad gives us both a rub down. If I grumble, a stern "Hey Now!!" usually lets me know to stop being grumbly. Meanwhile, the whole time my tail is wagging.

Iím a bit of a jumper, and get along great with my foster dadís son who is 15 years old. I've also met some young visitors who were 5 and 9 years old. They gave me belly rubs which I thoroughly enjoyed but I did find it irresistible to jump up on them. I was happy as a clam, the kids were a little afraid at first but giggled when they realized I just wanted to play and have some affection.

I tend to jump up on my foster dad, and the visitors who come to our home. My foster dad is working on this, trying to help me understand I really shouldn't do this. Iím not sure if I like cats, as my foster dad doesnít have any. I did live with one in a previous home though.

As for love and affection, my foster dad calls me McLovin, I want it all!!!! My previous owner said that I sometimes get car sick but my foster dad hasnít experienced this with me.

My foster dad has been working with me on my manners and feels I am ready for my forever home.

If you think I would make the best friend you've ever had, please complete an adoption application, or if you already have an approved application on file, please let the rescue folks know you want to take me home!




Hi, my name is Buzz, or rather I was named that when I was picked up as a stray. The docs think I am around 8 years old, and am now a neutered, beautiful boy.

I was in pretty rough shape, when they found me - skinny, bad coat, bad ears, but since BHRO has taken me in I am on the road to being healthy and happy. I am a bouncing 50lbs now, and my coat is shiny, and my ears are all cleared up.

I am very food driven because of my past, but am learning manners and patience, and learning that I am not an only child, and have to wait my turn. My house training is coming along, but I do admit I am not fond of the cold, and do not like to go outside when it's this cold, it really hurts my feet.

I am great in the car. My confidence is building everyday, so my separation anxiety is also improving. After living on the street for a long time, I do have some trust issues, but I am learning to trust more and more.

I admit, I do like a lot of attention, a lot of belly rubbing, a lot of loving. I get along fine with cats, and other dogs. If you have room in your heart to give me a chance at love, look me up. Buzzy Bear (that's what my foster mom calls me).

If you can give Buzz the loving forever home he so deserves, please complete an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please let us know you are interested in Buzz.



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!

Courtesy Listing - Canon's Cause



Stanley is a neutered male, Basset cross Lab, estimated to be 1.5 years old, vaccines are up to date for this year. Stanley arrived into our rescue as a stray, through animal control, January 2015 heart worm positive. Canonís Cause has committed to treating his heart worm disease with Grand River Veterinary Hospital in Caledonia.

Stanley has been introduced to other animals including cats, and enjoys all company! If a cat is to run, Stanley does show interest, but can be easily distracted. Stanley loves his human companions, including children. (He is still learning to not jump up, so careful around smaller children, but he is very gentle otherwise).

Stanley loves people so much, he struggles with not expressing his concern when they leave without him. Stanley will bark. He has not destroyed anything, but it has been reported by previous foster of his barking. At night Stanley is crated and barks for about 5 minutes but then settles in for the night.

We have had no concerns at all with any aggression with food, toys, treats, people, or other animals. Stanley is truly a nice, gentle dog that would love nothing more than a home to call his own, with other dogs, or with just people.

Please note: Stanley is with the rescue, Canon's Cause. For more information about him, please contact Canon's Cause through their website at by email at:




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