If you are having behavior problems with your basset, please consider training your dog with one of our recommended trainers, or reading the materials listed on our
page. It is always in the best interest of your basset, to make a serious attempt to resolve the issues, rather than re-home the pet.
The same is true if you are moving. Uprooting your family pet due to a move is as harmful to your dog as it would be to one of your other family members. Please make the extra effort to find that rental property that will allow you to keep your basset in your home. It's worth the pet deposit and the inconvenience to maintain the stability of the basset in your home. Below is an excellent resource to find the pet-friendly apartment that will allow you to keep your basset in the family he loves.
Regardless, please make sure that you spay/neuter your basset prior to finding any new home for him/her. And please beware of placing ads in the paper, as many puppy mill owners find their breeding stock through the papers and Internet, as do illegal dog fighting rings. You will not want your basset to end up in either of these ugly situations.
If you are still interested in placing your Basset in a new home. Please read the following.
We regret that you find that you are unable to keep your Basset in your household any longer. However, we appreciate that you are considering placing your Basset instead of carelessly giving it away or abandoning it.
North Texas Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that runs strictly on volunteer work and donations. Our goal is to help place as many homeless basset hounds as possible. Our first priority must be the bassets whose time is up at the animal shelters. They require our immediate attention to save their lives.
Due to our very limited number of foster homes, we are not able to take all owner relinquished dogs into our program. However, we may still assist you by posting your Basset on our "Bassets up for Adoption by Owners" page. This option is much like putting an ad in the newspaper. Your dog will be listed with your contact information, so that persons interested in adopting your dog(s) will contact you directly without going through our normal application screening and placement process. You will continue to care for your basset hound until you find a suitable home. However, it's important that you continue to look for a permanent home for your basset, as the folks that visit our site are usually interested in a rescue basset rather than one being "re-homed".
Steps to get your dog listed:
Send via email to NTBHR at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject "Basset for Adoption by Owner" with the following:
Information on where and when your dog last received vaccinations (we need a the name and phone number of the clinic), if he/she has been on heartworm preventative (what type), and if he/she is spayed or neutered.
Dogs listed on our site must be up to date on vaccinations, and spayed or neutered.
A photograph is highly recommended and speeds adoption
A description of temperament - likes/dislikes, favorite treats/activities, would your dog do well in a home with other dogs or children (what ages?)
An email and/or phone number that can be posted on the website for interested adopters to contact you.
Once we have all of the above, we send an email confirming we have received the information and are reviewing it. We will email you suggested questions to ask potential adopters to help you are find a good home for your Basset. We will place the information on our "Bassets up for Adoption by Owners" web page as soon as possible. Your ad will remain on this web page until you notify NTBHR that it can be removed at email@example.com
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