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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 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, I知 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 I知 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 doesn稚 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. That痴 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, I知 an 8 year old tri-colour spayed female. I知 housetrained and can be left alone for up to 6 hours. I知 good on a leash and I love to go for walks.

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

My foster mom says I知 rather aloof, and I don稚 ask for a lot of affection. I知 perfectly fine being left alone. I do best if I知 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 Triggs, I知 a 7 year old tri-colour spayed female. I知 house trained and don't mind being left alone for up to 8 hours. I tend to pull a little on walks, but I知 a great listener and learn very quickly. When on walks I allow other dogs to sniff me but I tend to stay close to my foster mom while investigating my surroundings.

I currently live with my foster brother basset, Leroy and enjoy playing with him for short periods of time, mostly I love to cuddle on the couch. I also live with my foster brother cat whom for the most part we ignore each other, that being said I have been caught laying on the couch with him.

I don't mind kids but would do best with kids that are 7 years old and up. My foster mom says to best describe me, I知 a strong willed lady, and given enough time I知 willing to learn and please. When I first came into foster care, I was a little bit cranky but only because I was nervous and uncomfortable, and felt the need to protect myself and assess my new surroundings. Now that I知 comfortable in my new surroundings I知 no longer growly.

I can稚 get enough affection, and when guests come over I get very happy, excited, and vocal until they acknowledge me. I知 good in the car but I do tend to whine at the beginging and then I settle in just fine. I have so much love to give and to be honest, I tolerate sharing the attention but I wouldn稚 complain if I was the only dog and received all of the attention.

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




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 ス acre to explore, I am pretty good at doing my business in the same spot.

When I知 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 doesn稚 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.

I知 a bit of a jumper, and get along great with my foster dad痴 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. I知 not sure if I like cats, as my foster dad doesn稚 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 hasn稚 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!



Hello my name is Comet, I知 a 6 year old, tri-colour, neutered basset. I have become quite bonded to my foster dad and must admit that I tend to have a bit of anxiety when I知 not with my foster parents. I might also get a bit anxious when the doorbell rings and when my foster siblings (who are dogs) start to run around the house. That being said I知 okay being left alone but prefer that it not be for long periods of time.

I have to share a little secret. If my foster parents are coming in and out of the house multiple times I tend to go into what my foster dad calls "bark mode". My foster dad is working with me on this and every time I bark when my foster parents come into the house, they ask me to sit and relax, which of course is followed by pats, my favourite. My foster dad says that I知 a very smart dog and will get it, but it will take time, patience, consistent practice and rewards to really shape my new behaviour.

I am housetrained, and fine with getting my nails trimmed provided I get a few treats while I知 getting them trimmed. I pull a bit when on a leash for walks, and admit that I sometimes get my nose out of joint when I see a dog that I don稚 like. That being said I currently live with two other dogs, and a cat and I get along with them just fine.

Whoever adopts me will need to have patience with my barking but as I mentioned before I知 a smart dog so with routine and consistency, I will get it. If you are looking for true love, then I am the basset for you!

You can let the rescue folks know you want to love me forever by completing an adoption application, or if you have already been approved, please let them know you are interested in learning more about me, Comet.


Info on Lucy coming soon




Hello my name is Nzo, I'm a 66 lb, 10 year old, beautiful, big neutered boy. I'm what some may call your  typical laid back basset  - I'm easy going and tend to keep to myself.

I'm totally housetrained and will let you know when I need to go outside. I can hold it for extended periods of time with no problems. I love going for walks but as I mentioned earlier, I'm your typical basset and tend to pull and like to follow my nose. That's what us bassets do!

I get along with both cats and dogs but to be honest, I don't really bother with either. I am fine with everybody that I meet - visitors, children, people in general. I like belly rubs but I do prefer to keep to myself, and I really don't require lots of attention. I like car rides and settle in the car quickly.

I do have chronic ear issues and require daily meds. I am very tolerant with my ear meds considering it can be quite painful at times. But I know it makes me feel better. I also have some lower back issues but with pain management, I'm quite comfortable. A home that doesn't have lots of stairs would be ideal.

Can I let you in on a little secret, I'm a big howler especially when left alone, so a nice place out in the country would also be ideal.

My foster mom says that I'm a lovely boy that asks for very little. If you want to love and take care of me for the rest of my life, be sure to let the rescue folks know by completing an adoption application, or if you have already been approved, please let them know you want to love me!

Courtesy Listing ~ Owen Sound Animal Shelter


Fred is an adorable 10 year old boy in need of a new home. He'll be happy to warm your lap anytime!

Fred is being placed by the Owen Sound Animal Shelter. You can see him at the Owen Sound Animal Shelter website.

Please give the shelter a call for more information about this sweet boy! They can be reached at 519-372-1123 or by email at:



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