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I’m a senior basset (10 y/o) who is looking for an understanding basset experienced owner. My life may not be perfect but I am a loveable guy. I was adopted out once through BHRO but unfortunately I struggled with accidents in the house. In my foster home now I have the ability to go outside to relieve myself in the middle of the night - now I have no accidents! I need a home that understands the needs of a senior basset and that sometimes in our age, we need to get outside more frequently. I am crated when my foster parents cannot be home with me.
I would prefer a home without children as I need some peace in my older years. I have had many of my teeth extracted and therefore prefer softer food to keep my weight up. I am quite content in my foster home and while I may experience a bit of separation anxiety in a transition to a new home; I’m a lover not a fighter and I’m happy to curl up to receive love from most humans. I don’t enjoy the car but I understand it is a necessary part of getting to where we want to go!
I do okay with other dogs who are respectful of my space. I’d love a brother or sister if it is the right match. I would prefer a rural or quiet setting home as I can feel anxious and overwhelmed with busy areas.
If you think you might be able to help me live out my senior years happily, please fill out an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please email and let them know you are interested in Roscoe.
Mr. Beans is a 5/6 year old tri colored male. He is up to date with all his vacs and is neutered. Beansy is a hefty 65 lbs and is losing weight gradually. Those are the facts.
Now about Beans. He is like an onion, there are many layers to Beansy. He is a loving dog, who loves nothing more than being petted or brushed. He has a gentle mouth, and waits his turn for treats. Beans gets along with all dogs, He is totally housetrained and will bark at the door to go out. He has mastered the dog door, but sometimes just likes to see me get up to open the door. Beans drinks out of the toilet and will bark at the bowl to lift the lid so he can reach the water, and unfortunately has taught my other boys how to do it (great). He sleeps in a bed beside my bed, and would gladly get up in my bed if I let him. He is low key for a young dog, and would rather snooze, but does love a good walk. He can be a barker when he wants something. Since he has come here and now trusts us, he runs out to greet anybody who comes to the house.
Now about the other side of Beans. Beans came with a muzzle, which sent up a flag, apparently he had a good family for his first years, but then was passed around multiple times which had a nasty effect on him. I do think he was mistreated somewhere because he has a huge trust issue with people in the beginning, which comes out in an aggressive way, when pushed. It took time for him to trust me and a lot of patience. He does have issues with toys, and is very protective, so my solution is "No Toys". You don't push him, everything has to be on his timeline. I definitely believe no kids, because they could scare him, with bad results.
Going to the vets is an adventure, he hates the vets, and always wearing a muzzle is still a handful when being examined. Beans needs to visit the vet occasionally for nail trims as he requires sedation to have this done. We have also discovered that Beans has some health issues and we are working on finding the right treatment protocol for him.
Beans is a lovely dog, when he gets past his trust issues. He loves me and in that co-operates with me. He is your typical basset, selective hearing, and a bit stubborn, I think who ever adopts him should have a lot of experience with dogs with fear issues and a lot of patience. I think Beans has great potential, if given a chance.
If you can give Beans the patience, the time, and the gentle love he needs, please complete an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please email and let us know you are interested in Beans.
At 11 years young, Lola is the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet. She is very, very affectionate. Her favourite spot is curled up beside her human. She will get on your lap and nuzzle in for a good nap. She loves a good belly rub. She certainly doesn’t act her age. She keeps up quite well with much younger dogs. She is adventurous, and curious when she wants to be, but otherwise she’s a bit of a couch potato.
Lola gets along very well with other dogs. She will compete for cuddles though. She prefers dogs her size or smaller at the dog park, but will get along with all dogs. She seems to be perfectly ok with cats. She is absolutely fantastic on the leash. She is great offleash also. She typically won’t wander more than a few feet from her human. She loves the water and wildlife. Her nemesis is squirrels. She’ll act like a puppy when she sees one. Lola is pretty quiet otherwise. She’ll occasionally bark when there is a knock at the door, but she is otherwise uninterested. She seems to do well with kids and loves giving kisses.
Lola has no problems being rehomed with other dogs. She is currently living with another Basset. She was apprehensive for about a day, but quickly became best friends. When she’s not curled up to her human, she curls up with her bestie. Lola’s counter-surfing is minimal. She will beg when there is food but has no problem with the word no. She was a bit underweight when she arrived, but she’s been free feeding and is quickly putting on weight.
Lola LOVES car rides. She’s not much for toys, but enjoys treats and bones. She will hide her bone from other dogs. She doesn’t dig, but expect a bone in a couch cushion or blanket.
Lola is easily startled by loud noises. If she gets surprised by a loud noise, she’ll want to cuddle up. It usually subsides within a couple of minutes. Lola loves baths, but hates getting her nails trimmed.
Lola is not picky about her food. She equally likes wet and dry food. Her treat of choice is cheese. She typically gravitates towards women, but will cuddle to whomever is closest. Lola likes to sleep in bed with her human, but will go to her own bed if told. She will typically bark at the door when she has to go. She is pretty good on the puppy pads if not. She seems to be ok being left alone for the day. She will bark to go out as soon as you get home though and she will be greeting you at the door with kisses.
Lola is a total sweetheart that you will instantly fall in love with. Don’t let her age fool you. She easily keeps up with a 4 year old Basset and doesn’t show signs of her age at all. You won’t be disappointed by letting her into your life.
If you can give Lola the loving home she so deserves, please complete an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please email and let us know you are interested in this sweet girl.
Details on Macey coming soon.
Frankie will be going into a trial situation
Gypsy is in a trial situation.
Buddy is in a trial situation.
Morgan is in a trial situation.
Stay tuned for more bassets coming soon . . .
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