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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.



Moe

     

Meet Moe he is a lovely guy. Affectionately called slow Moe in our house. He is one very laid back guy. He doesnít rush anywhere except the food bowl. Moe loves his food and has to be fed first as any bowl that gets put on the floor he just assumes itís his. Once everyone is eating he is respectful of the others and does not try to help out until they have finished, then he likes to double check the bowls are empty.

Moe lives with other dogs and gets on well with them and several others who have visited. He isnít a player though, he's just happy to be. He likes to be where you are, he is an excellent sous chef when you are in the kitchen. He likes to settle down on a dog bed or mat if thatís not available, so he is with you in whichever room you happen to be in. He loves a fuss and will come and put his head on your knee for a pet.

Moe is shy of new people at first, if they are coming to the house he may bark and shy away a little but he soon gets over this, especially if there is a treat involved. He loves to go in the car and even if he doesnít know the person and he sees they have a car heís up for a ride. He settles down nicely on the back seat and is so quiet you can forget he is there until he starts snoring - oh yes he snores.

Moe has Cushingís disease and for this needs medication twice a day and regular blood tests to make sure the dosage is staying where it needs to be. One of the side effects of the Cushingís is they drink more and then need to pee. Now we have him on his medication he isnít drinking as much but still occasionally may need to go out in the early hours for a quick pee.

Moe is totally house trained and has never had an accident in the house. He will come and ask you to go out by looking at you then dancing towards the door. Moe can be left with the run of the house when you go out, he has never touched anything he shouldnít within the house.

Outside Moe has to wear a muzzle to stop him eating anything and everything. This is also a side effect of the Cushingís. This is easy as he is not one to rush and will happily stand and wait to have his muzzle put on and it doesnít worry him one bit wearing it. Moe walks really nicely on the leash, he may tug occasionally when his nose switches on but if you speak to him and let him know heís not going that way he comes along easily.

Moe is a very quiet dog he only barks when the others of the household do or when he seeís something new like the first time he spotted the horses next door. Now he takes no notice of them. He listens well for a hound but being a hound he will need a secure fenced yard.

He is a lovely guy and I would keep him in a heartbeat if I didnít already have 4 seniors in the house. He will be 7 on April the 22nd. He deserves a wonderful forever home to live out the rest of his years.

If you are interested in Moe, please complete an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please email and let us know you are interested in this sweet boy.






Roscoe

   

Iím a senior basset (10 y/o) who is looking for an understanding basset experienced owner. My life may not be perfect but I am a loveable guy. I was adopted out once through BHRO but unfortunately I struggled with accidents in the house. In my foster home now I have the ability to go outside to relieve myself in the middle of the night - now I have no accidents! I need a home that understands the needs of a senior basset and that sometimes in our age, we need to get outside more frequently. I am crated when my foster parents cannot be home with me.

I would prefer a home without children as I need some peace in my older years. I have had many of my teeth extracted and therefore prefer softer food to keep my weight up. I am quite content in my foster home and while I may experience a bit of separation anxiety in a transition to a new home; Iím a lover not a fighter and Iím happy to curl up to receive love from most humans. I donít enjoy the car but I understand it is a necessary part of getting to where we want to go!

I do okay with other dogs who are respectful of my space. Iíd love a brother or sister if it is the right match. I would prefer a rural or quiet setting home as I can feel anxious and overwhelmed with busy areas.

If you think you might be able to help me live out my senior years happily, please fill out an adoption application. If you already have an approved application on file, please email and let them know you are interested in Roscoe.







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