STEPS TO ADOPTION
Before submitting an application, please read “Is a Rescued Basset Right for Me?”
The first step in the process is to complete an Adoption Application. YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND BE APPROVED PRIOR TO SPEAKING WITH NTBHR ABOUT A PARTICULAR BASSET THAT APPEARS ON OUR WEBSITE
The Application is forwarded to our Adoption Committee. You can expect to be contacted within one or two days by our volunteer regarding the status of your application.
During this period the volunteer is busy reviewing the application details and speaking with your veterinarian for reference purposes. As soon as all the details are in place, you can expect a call from one of our volunteers to discuss the details of your application
If you are approved, our adoption volunteers will begin to review the bassets available for adoption and match the right basset with your lifestyle. Not every basset will be the right one. Through the evaluation of our foster homes, we are able to assess each basset for particular traits and dislikes. The basset that “speaks to you” from our website may not be suitable for your home. We will discuss each available basset before placing them in your home.
You will then be able to speak to the foster home for the dog you and the Adoption Committee agree best matches your preferences.
If the foster home agrees that you are right for their foster dog, a home visit will be arranged. If all parties agree this is the basset for you, the adoption can take place the same day and you can take your new family member home with you.
The adoption of a basset hound is not something to take lightly. We expect our adoptions to last for the life of the dog, and so the process can actually take some time to complete. We are all volunteers, so many schedules must come into play, but we will make every effort to make the process as easy and timely as possible.
COMPLETE ADOPTION APPLICATION HERE
We look forward to hearing from you and making your family another basset hound’s happy ending.