Adopting A Basset Hound

Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a rescue basset!! You are to be commended for seeking out a group such as ours. Basset Buddies Rescue (BBR) is always available to help with your BBR hound and provides an adoption support system for you on any future issues or concerns that might occur.

If you are located outside of Wisconsin, please check the rescue list on the Daily Drool, a wonderful website dedicated to basset hounds. Locate your state in the left hand column to find the rescue group in your area.

Also, the bassethoundrescue.com site is another helpful resource. Click on ‘Rescue Groups’ in the left column and you will be taken to a page that allows you to click on your state. If there is no rescue group in your area, be sure to check your surrounding states. Better yet – maybe you would consider starting a rescue group in your state?

Before You Adopt

Please consider your decision very carefully. Adopting a pet is a choice that affects an entire family. You and your family members need to be willing to make a lifelong commitment to your new hound. Talk it over with everyone in your family and make sure that they’re all prepared for a new pet. A surprise pet does not make a good gift.

Remember, a pet that you are might want to make a part of your family – whether it is from an animal shelter or from a rescue organization – is no longer in the place that he/she called home. They are in strange  surroundings where everything is different: where they eat or sleep and even the people they live with. The transition period from a strange place to home may be a very stressful time for both of you. some animals will adjust very quickly. For others, it might take as long as 4 to 6 weeks to adjust to their new surroundings.

ADOPTION FEES:

**Adoption Fees as of November 1, 2011**

Puppies (age birth to 6 months) – $300, plus $100 deposit returned upon proof of spay/neuter
Junior & Adult Dogs (7 months to 7 years)- $250
Senior Dogs (8 to 10 years): $150
Senior Dogs (11 years and older): $100
Bonded pair (both age 7 or younger): $350
Bonded pair (both age 8 or 10 years): $250
Bonded pair (11 years and older): $150
Bonded pair (one age 7 year or under & one age 8 year or older): $300

Donations above the adoption fee are graciously accepted and are tax deductible.

Please note: tax laws in Wisconsin now require that rescues charge sales tax on adoption fees.  This is mandatory.  Adoption fees for dogs adopted will have a 5.5% tax added to their adoption fee.

NOTE: Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. reserves the right to deny any adoption if we feel that it is not in the best interest of our dogs.