Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Helping rescued bassets find forever homes since 2002.

Adoptable Bassets

UFBH currently has 9 bassets available for adoption.


  • Dudley (1038), Age 10 months


    This little charmer is a "Basset Blend." He definitely has Basset Hound in him and maybe a little Golden Retriever in those beautiful eyes. Impossible to know who his Mom and Dad were as he came to UFBH from a shelter. Dudley is 35 pounds and nine months old; he's not any where near finished growing!

    Dudley would be happiest with an experienced dog person.

    Dudley has been with UFBH for 3 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Dudley!

  • George (0861), Age 2 years 11 months


    George has been with UFBH for 3 weeks.

    Apply to adopt George!

  • Tank (0334), Age 8 years 3 months


    Tank is a big squishy basset with lots of personality. He does have some health issues that will follow him for life. He has hip dysplasia and can currently get around pretty good as long as it not for too long. He would not be able to do long walks and stairs will be a problem. At some point, he will need to be on medication all the time, regular monthly shots, and a high glucosamine food. Right now, he is getting by with pain medications, as needed. He's a talkative boy but not a constant barker. He will do best with another dog that will keep him active. He is not always fond of children, but will tolerate them most of the time.

    Tank is house-trained to use a doggie door.

    Tank has been with UFBH for 10 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Tank!

  • Misty (1029), Age 7 years 3 months


    Misty has been with UFBH for 20 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Misty!

  • Chip (0964), Age 8 years 0 months


    This handsome “Basset Hound Blend” has some Pointer and possibly some “herding” genes. The Bassets in his Foster Home are not at all happy about being herded about in the back yard.

    Chip might do best as the only dog in a home. He is about seven and a half years old. Our trainer believes that with an experienced family Chip will be a wonderful addition to their pack. However, he will do best in a home without small children. UFBH is willing to help his adopting family with his training.

    Chip has been with UFBH for 20 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Chip!

  • Sydney (1021), Age 8 years 7 months


    Sydney has been with UFBH for 21 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Sydney!

  • Connie (0945), Age 2 years 3 months


    Connie is a beautiful, blended hound who is very affectionate and loving once she gets to know you. A bit timid at first, she will withdraw if she feels threatened.

    This sweet girl had clearly been abused before she came to UFBH, but will gain confidence with a gentle hand and patience. She will reach a level of trust and want to be by your side at all times.

    We feel she would do best in a home with another larger dog. Connie does go to daycare but is not around small dogs; she dislikes them enough that we feel she would cause them harm. We do not believe she will do well in a home with small children.

    Connie is house-trained to use a doggie door. She truly wants to please and would blossom with the love and patience she deserves.

    Connie has been with UFBH for 8 months.

    Apply to adopt Connie!

  • Norman (0959), Age 10 years 6 months


    Norman has been with UFBH for 1 year 1 month.

    Apply to adopt Norman!

  • Rosie (0795), Age 10 years 11 months


    Rosie and her Labrador friend spent their entire lives outdoors, until her friend died. She became very sad, (being alone, outdoors 24/7) and thankfully she was surrendered to UFBH.

    We can only imagine how scary it was being alone outside, day and night. When this sweet 10 year old gal first meets new people she is very timid. It takes just a bit of time for her to warm up to you and then she quickly becomes one of the most loving Basset Hounds you’ll ever meet.

    Rosie could be eligible for our Forever Foster Program.

    Rosie has been with UFBH for 2 years 7 months.

    Apply to adopt Rosie!


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Did you know?

  1. Large size of Basset Hounds-Many people are surprised to find out that Basset Hounds are large breed dogs. For their height, Bassets have the densest bone mass compared to all other breeds. On average, Bassets can weigh between 45 and 65 pounds.
  2. Bassets are not lazy-Bassets are hunting dogs. They have been bred for endurance. Many will run circles around you! Additionally, puppies are puppies regardless of their breed. Bassets puppies are curious and often into everything. Rarely are they lazy!
  3. Stubborn personality-Many people mistake stubbornness for stupidity. UFBH wants to dispel this common misconception. Bassets are very intelligent highly evolved thinkers that can learn basic obedience. However, if you want a dog that will obey your every command, the Basset Hound is probably NOT for you. When asked to perform a command, Bassets often require a little “persuasion.”
  4. Need for attention/Barking when left alone-Most Basset Hounds are very affectionate dogs and firmly insist, despite their size, on being lap dogs. Basset Hounds do not like to be separated from their pack for long periods. They will show their displeasure by barking or howling. Moreover, for a short dog, their barks and howls are very LOUD!
  5. Sensitivity to heat-It can get very hot in Utah. Because Bassets are very low to the ground, they feel the heat (especially on pavement) reflected off the ground more intensely than humans do. Moreover, you should never leave an unattended dog in a car during the summer months. It may be 80 degrees outside, but in the car, it is more like 100! Your dog can die!
  6. Shedding-Yes, Bassets are short-haired dogs. Despite this, Bassets shed like crazy. During the spring and fall, many Bassets have a “molting” period where they shed even more than normal.
  7. Bassets do get lost-Bassets are notorious for catching a scent, wandering off from their homes but not being able to find their way back. Bassets should always be on a leash when out in public. For families with yards, UFBH requires a fence with a lock.
  8. Health Concerns-There are health concerns specific to every breed of dog. Common ailments in Basset Hounds include ear infections, development of cysts, glaucoma, and disk disease.

Ready to adopt?

There are several ways to apply to adopt a UFBH basset. For your convenience, we provide adoption process information, an online adoption application, and optional downloadable PDF and Word files on our Adoption Application page.

(If you are interested in a particular adoptable basset, please note the name and identification number for use during the application process.)

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