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Adopting a new pet into your family and bringing them into your home is a big decision. Before submitting an application, please read  Is a Rescued Basset Right for Me?

We strive to match each Basset Hound to the perfect home. We go through a rigorous and thorough evaluation of each potential adopter, in order to make the perfect match.

  • 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 Hound that appears on our website]
  • Our Adoption Committee evaluates all adoption applications. You can expect to be contacted within three to five days by a volunteer regarding the status of your application. During this period, the volunteer is busy reviewing the application details and will speak with your veterinarian for reference purposes.
  • 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. The volunteers who take the Basset Hounds in as fosters are able to evaluate the dog’s temperament, traits, and behaviors. This helps everyone make the best decision for the Basset Hound. You will have an opportunity to speak with the foster family to ask detailed questions.
  • If the foster home agrees that you are right for their foster dog, a home visit with the Basset Hound will be arranged. If all parties agree this is the Basset for you, the adoption can take place the same day and you can welcome your new family member into your home!


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.




We look forward to hearing from you and making your family another Basset Hound’s happy ending.



Pearl's (Daisy) forever home visit...she never left! Another happy ending.