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Roscoe is a 6 year old neutered male. He is house trained and can be left alone while you go to work. He does not like the dark and after 8:00-8:30 pm he is ready to pack it in for the night and go to bed.

Roscoe is a very sweet boy but he needs to live in an environment where his own boundaries can be respected. He will thrive in a home that is calm and quiet and gives him the space to enjoy his life on his own terms. He does like a nice, quiet, early evening and he will require his space to be respected. In return you will get a very sweet and loyal dog.

Roscoe can not be placed with any children and would be better as the only dog in the home. He also has not been exposed to cats before.

This boy has had a rough go so far in life. He has come a long way in his foster home and will surely flourish in the right forever home. Through love and positive reinforcement plus plenty of food and treats to go around, he will thrive!

Roscoe enjoys going for car rides and would make great company when travelling. He is learning to play with his toys as they are new to him and at times he doesn't know what to do with them.

Roscoe enjoys sleeping on his bed and is very fearful of a crate so should not be left in one. When he is sleeping or resting on his bed, he enjoys his alone time and doesn't want to be bothered. He doesn't like to walk very far, but will go on short quick walks willingly with a few stops for resting and smelling along the way. He really enjoys his walks on the beach and is slowly learning to like the water.

Roscoe is very food motivated and will even dance for his treats. He listens very well and will come when you call him and will follow simple commands like sit and stay.

If you are able to offer this sweet, sweet boy a calm, quiet and structured home please complete an adoption application or let us know at you are interested in him if you have an approved application on file.




Arrrroooooo! Hello everyone, Iím Molly the Magnificent (thatís what my foster dad calls meóhe says Iím fit, funny, sweet and affectionate). I just turned six on November 18th, though everyone thinks Iím younger because Iím so energetic.

Speaking of energy, I love to go for walks and play at the dog park Ė Iíve made lots of new friends there, but my best friend is a one year old American bull dog. He may be a lot bigger and younger than me, but I can keep up with him, and when he gets too silly, I let him know! I walk nicely on a leash, but do walk at a brisk pace. When I want to go out I will stand at the door and bark; I can go all night (8 to 9 hours) without an accident because I am fully housetrained.

Iím so lucky, I get to eat 4 small meals per day of kibble made from fish or duck and sweet potato (I have allergies to beef and chicken) because the vet said I could get pancreatitis, but Iíve never had any signs of being unwell since coming into foster care. I am really good with baths, nail trimming and ear cleaning, and... I even like having my teeth brushed!! Sometimes I will whine for a minute or two when I first get in the car, but thatís because Iím so excited to know where weíre going.

I know "sit", "stay" and "down", and am learning to come the first (or second, or third) time Iím called! I am a super-duper greeter, and will give you lots of kisses and tail wags when you come in the door. My foster dad says heís never seen a basset roll over so much to have her belly rubbedóI love, love, love belly rubs and cuddles. Every once in a while I do want to be left alone for a little bit, (I will let you know with a little grumble), but that doesnít last for very long, because I love, love, love my belly rubs.

I am so happy when visitors come over, and like it when they bring along a doggy friend (it would be nice to live with another dog... or two). The only people I donít care for are the little ones Ė I am afraid of young children and will hide behind my foster dad if they try to pat me, so I would do best in a home with only adults and kids over the age of 12.

If you would like to rub my belly forever, 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 me, Magnificent 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.




Chase is in a trial situation!



Holly is in a trial situation!



Our sweet Lumpy Muffy will be staying with her foster family for now.

Stay tuned for more bassets coming soon . . .

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