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Animal Success Stories

Happy Endings ->

Read about some of our recently adopted out basset hounds who are touching the lives of their new owners! Click on the -> to see more Happy Endings

CLIFFORD

On July 15, 2015, we had to put our beloved Dixie, 10 year old basset, put down because her hip joints had worn out and she could not walk.
Samantha, our other basset,  was grieving over the loss of Dixie.  Her brown hair around her face turned whiter in 1 1/2 weeks and she was sluggish.
 
Jerry, husband, and I knew we had to do something quick.  We checked the NTBHR site for bassets to be adopted.
The first 3 photos we saw and called about were not available because of prior request.  Our fourth call concerned Clifford, 2 year old male,
photo.  I called  on Thursday  night around  8:30 PM .  Someone answered the phone and we asked about Clifford.  He was available
was in foster care.  To our joy, the foster parents brought Clifford to our home on July 25, 2015. (for home visit).  We bonded with Clifford.
Clifford bonded with Samantha and they have been together every since July 25, 2015.   They run together almost in sync, walk together on our daily walks, and sleep together.  The photo shows the love and bonding that has saved both bassets.  Clifford needed a loving home and Samantha needed companionship to save her from the grief she was in over Dixie's death.  We are a 100% basset family.  We got Samantha from the rescue program in Mineral Wells, Texas, when she was 1 year old. 
 
We love 'our kids' as we call them so much.  On walks neighbors comment
about what a 'good looking pair' they are.  Thanks so much for being there when Samantha was in such grief! 
This story has a happy ending thanks to NTBHR program! 
 
Triesha and Jerry Dix, Mineral Wells, Texas

OREO

  Oreo  is happy with his new family and doing well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fledge (formerly Fred)

 Thought I would give you an update.  Fledge is doing well.  He has been working hard on training us.  However, we have established that we are leaders of the pack.  His one negative was a ferocious and insistent bark when he wanted food or a walk outside.  We tried the usual stuff with little success.  Bev said that maybe a newspaper.  Evidently, someone in his past as a puppy must have disciplined him with a newspaper, for just picking it up along with "no barking" established new behavior.
He is mischievous and wanted to romp, but in doggie fashion with a nip.  A little rough.  Had been with other dogs and evidently had room to romp, chase squirrels and cats (especially cats).  He gentled down, however, and now my granddaughter gives hugs that are returned without a rough doggie romp on the end.  I worked out a dog biscuit on a string for a wear him out romp.  When he wants a romp, he will come and growl, nip my toes, act out, and otherwise communicate.  We take a walk ever day, which he announces the time for faithfully.
He still loves his bed and curls up to sleep all night.  I get up early to work, and he goes back to bed.  However, during the day, he wants action.
All my bassets have been special, each in his own way.  Fledge is certainly special: active, fun, mischievous, but wants to please, adjusting to our schedule.  Very good about taking care of business outside.  Have crate trained him, and he wags his tail and goes in on his own when we must be gone a number of hours.
Have attached some photos.  He enjoyed the Westminister Dog show this year.
Appreciate the work you do.  Thanks for helping us find Fledge.

Don M 

 

 

bonnie

 

My sweet basset girl, adopted recently from NTBR, has moved in and taken over our house and my heart. Bonnie Belle has been given a new name. She was rechristened Magnolia Blossom as a good luck mascot for a Christian book manuscript Magnolia Monday. She answers (really) to Maggie and she has brought that good luck as the manuscript and writer (me) got good feedback and requests for chapters at the recent American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in Dallas. Maggie is now wearing a bandage on her front left leg to protect sutures after removal of cyst. She is playing poor pitiful me in true basset fashion, but is doing well. She loves the grandkids, still does not love other dogs and cats, which is fine since we don’t have any other pets, and eats like a real hungry hound. Also in typical basset fashion, she remembers her obedience training perfectly WHEN treats are involved. Otherwise, maybe, maybe not. She loves to go everywhere I go, especially in the car. Thank you, all who made this happy story possible. Dorothy Cummins, Oklahoma

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Clifford

On July 15, 2015, we had to put our beloved Dixie, 10 year old basset, put down because her hip joints had worn out and she could not walk.
Samantha, our other basset,  was grieving over the loss of Dixie.  Her brown hair around her face turned whiter in 1 1/2 weeks and she was sluggish.
Jerry, husband, and I knew we had to do something quick.  We checked the NTBHR site for bassets to be adopted.
The first 3 photos we saw and called about were not available because of prior request.  Our fourth call concerned Clifford, 2 year old male,
photo.  I called  on Thursday  night around  8:30 PM .  Someone answered the phone and we asked about Clifford.  He was available
was in foster care.  To our joy, the foster parents brought Clifford to our home on July 25, 2015. (for home visit).  We bonded with Clifford.
Clifford bonded with Samantha and they have been together every since July 25, 2015.   They run together almost in sync, walk together on our daily walks, and sleep together.  The photo shows the love and bonding that has saved both bassets.  Clifford needed a loving home and Samantha needed companionship to save her from the grief she was in over Dixie's death.  We are a 100% basset family.  We got Samantha from the rescue program in Mineral Wells, Texas, when she was 1 year old. 
 
We love 'our kids' as we call them so much.  On walks neighbors comment
about what a 'good looking pair' they are.  Thanks so much for being there when Samantha was in such grief! 
This story has a happy ending thanks to NTBHR program! 
 
Triesha and Jerry Dix, Mineral Wells, Texa

Bessie

The Bledsoe Family is located in Burleson and we have 6 kids consisting of 4 Boys and 2 girls. 2 are married with kids and the 2 older in the picture are in College. We were in the market for a New Dog and didn’t know what breed that we were looking for. We have owned Labradors, Springer Spaniels, and Dachshunds. One evening while we were at a Friend’s house we fell in love with their Bassett hound and they told us how loving, calm, and sweet the Bassett hound breed is. We started looking at Bassett hound Puppies and how to raise them as a puppy. I decided to start looking at Breeders and start researching the dog some more. That is when I found North Texas Bassett hound rescue and fell in love with that organization and how they cared for the Bassett hounds. We filled out our application and got online to find the right dog for us. The very next day I got a phone call from NTBHR and she interviewed me over the phone and told me based on my criteria that we put in our application that Bessie was the right dog for us and that I would need to view the dog and see if she was the right fit. The very Next day I met Mindy to meet Bessie for the first time and fell in love with her and knew from then that she was the right dog for us. She brought her to our house and the kids fell in love with her too. She is already a part of our Family and goes where we go. We take here everywhere and she is so calm and loving that she is just another Family member. Thank you for all you do for this Breed.

Doolittle

Jellybean sleeping with Santa and carrying his bowl to one of the dog beds. He wolfs his food so we were told to put 3 smooth rocks in his bowl to slow his eating down. I can’t tell that it works, but his neck muscles will get stronger carrying his bowl and rocks around the house with him. He is a delight…………………….. thank you again NTBHR for the joy of Jellybean.

Mickey

Mickey was brought home before Christmas, and after a little house training is doing awesome. He is with his new best friend for life, Missy. He found that we have a rabbit that lives under our patio deck and many squirrels. He loves to lay in the yard and chase them. He is learning what treats are, and is following well in Missy's footsteps. He is a wonderful addition to our family and we love him. Thanks so much to the NTBHR, Cliff and Kristi

Gomer

We are so grateful to NTBHR for helping us find our Gomer.  We had a beloved basset for nearly fifteen years.  Now that we have retired, we wanted to have another faithful companion to keep us company.  While attending the Grapevine adoption event at Petco in June, we happened to walk into the store with Gomer and his wonderful foster mom “Ms. Mittie.”  We took one look at him, and it was love at first sight!  After reading about Gomer on the website, and talking with his foster parent, we knew that he would be the perfect match for us.  He is full of sweetness, loves to cuddle, and has brought us so much joy and laughter.  We are very appreciative for organizations like the NTBHR that help wonderful bassets, such as our Gomer, and at the same time help adults and children find pure happiness.  

 

Thank you!!

Gary & Kathy Best


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