I have never fostered a basset hound, but I want to one day! They sound like great dogs - according to dogbreedinfo.com, basset hounds are sweet, gentle, devoted, peaceful and naturally well-behaved - that's my kind of dog! :-) We have Leonard, a great basset hound currently available for adoption. The website says he's adopted at the moment, but he's actually still available, so if you know of someone looking for a great basset hound to adopt, please let them know. Here is Leonard:
And here is his information:
Leonard, male, Basset Hound, tri-color with ticking, Date of Birth: 7/30/06, weight: 42 lbs.
Calling all Basset lovers . . . here is Leonard! If you have never had a Basset Hound, be sure to research the breed. He is such an affectionate, sweet, all-American Basset Hound, but make sure the Basset bark is one you can love (also the sloppy kisses, and dripping water from the water bowl). Leonard was lingering in a rural dog pound. Leonard loves other dogs (big and little, old and young), cats of all sizes and shapes, and people. Leonard would be happiest in a home with a fenced yard and another canine companion (dog- friendly, canine companion, of any size or age) for company. Leonard adores children of any age, in addition to adults. Leonard is house trained. He would do best in a home that does not require crating (he's awfully long and seems to hate the closeness of a crate). Potential adopters should be aware that he does like resting on a couch and/or dog bed (depending on the comfort-factor of either!) Leonard's adoption fee is $200. Tag #5714KD
In addition to Leonard, we got a call from a lady who needs to find a home for another basset hound named Lacy. This dog was left behind when some people moved out of state, and has nowhere to go. I want to take her, but with 5 dogs right now I just can't. All of our other dog foster homes are full also. If I get some of my current fosters adopted, and Lacy hasn't yet been taken to a shelter and euthanized, I'll go get her. If you know of someone who'd be interested in fostering Lacy, or one of my current foster dogs, to give us room to take her, please let me know. Here is a picture of Lacy:
And here is her information:
Lacy is approximately 1.5 years old, has been vaccinated, weighs about 40-45 pounds. She is super sweet and just wants to be loved. She loves children and other dogs. She is not 100% housebroken, so she would need a little work there. She is pretty good most of the time but does have a few accidents. She came from a home where people didn't pay attention to her and she is the sweetest sweetest dog! If you'd be interested in fostering Lacy for Heartland Humane Society until she can be placed for adoption, please visit http://www.hhsrescue.com/ and fill out a foster home application.