Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Helping rescued bassets find forever homes since 2002.

Adoptable Bassets

UFBH currently has 15 bassets available for adoption.

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  • Boomer (1129), Age 7 years 2 months

    Boomer

    Talk about an adorable “Basset-Blend!” Boomer was given up because his owner couldn't afford his medical care. We’re working on his health issues but we couldn’t wait for you to see him. He's a very sweet boy. If you’re interested in having Henry be a part of your family, please, fill out our Adoption Application.

    Boomer has been with UFBH for 3 days.

    Apply to adopt Boomer!

  • Henry (1128), Age 3 years 4 months

    Henry

    We’ll never know why his family was dropped him off at the shelter. In the time he’s been with us, he’s been a totally good boy. If you’re interested in having Henry be a part of your family, please fill out our Adoption Application.

    Henry has been with UFBH for 2 days.

    Apply to adopt Henry!

  • Charlie (1127), Age 10 years 6 months

    Charlie

    This kind-looking, older gentleman was found wandering the streets in a small town. No one seemed to know where he came from or to whom he belonged; the shelter let us take him. Charlie is every bit the kind soul that he looks in this picture. And, yes, he is truly this handsome! He would love a place to call home in his golden years.

    Charlie has been with UFBH for 2 days.

    Apply to adopt Charlie!

  • Domino (1126), Age 12 years 9 months

    Domino

    Darling Domino was surrendered by her family. She brought friend, Mack, along with her. We believe she’s a Pointer mix. In the short time she’s been here, we have to say she is, by far, one of the sweetest girls we’ve met. We are not sure how bonded she and Mack might be.

    Domino has been with UFBH for 2 days.

    Apply to adopt Domino!

  • Mackintosh (1125), Age 9 years 7 months

    Mackintosh

    This handsome red and white boy was surrendered by his owners with his NAB (Not A Basset) friend, Domino, who we believe is also nine and a half years old. It is not known at this time how bonded they might be.

    Mackintosh has been with UFBH for 2 days.

    Apply to adopt Mackintosh!

  • Rocco (1130), Age 2 years 0 months

    Rocco

    We found him listed “for sale” and asked the family to let us find home for him. We don’t know a lot about him yet but look at that face! Seems to be very easy going.

    Rocco has been with UFBH for 2 days.

    Apply to adopt Rocco!

  • Biscuit (1131), Age 7 months

    Biscuit

    Biscuit had been living in a home where he wasn’t really wanted. Through no fault of his own, he wound up, literally, out in the cold. He finally found his way to rescue and although a NAB (Not A Basset), he definitely is a Beagle blend. Biscuit is a busy boy and will need someone with the love and patience he needs. We're pretty sure he’d like another dog in his new home to play with him.

    Biscuit has been with UFBH for 3 days.

    Apply to adopt Biscuit!

  • Copper (1113), Age 4 years 10 months

    Copper

    Copper, is one of our special needs hounds. He has Addison's disease, a completely manageable condition for which he is on medications. He needs a quiet environment with a steady routine, an injection every 28 days, and a small pill every morning.

    This very sweet, loving guy is totally house trained. He likes other dogs and people. Copper came from a family with children, but we don't know exactly how he acted with them. We also don't know if he’s good with cats but would be happy to help you with introductions if there is one in your home.

    Copper has been with UFBH for 1 week.

    Apply to adopt Copper!

  • Rosco (1122), Age 10 years 1 month

    Rosco

    Rosco (on the right) is such a gentleman that when the dog cushion is only big enough for one, he let’s Rosie have it and lays next to it. A perfect gentleman. Rosco and Rosy willed to be adopted together. In their foster home, they do mingle with the other hounds but never lose sight of each other.

    Rosco and Rosy 1123 must be adopted together.

    Rosco has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Rosco!

  • Rosy (1123), Age 6 years 1 month

    Rosy

    Rosco is such a gentleman that when the dog cushion is only big enough for one, he let’s Rosy have it and lays next to it. A perfect gentleman. Rosco and Rosy willed to be adopted together. In their foster home, they do mingle with the other hounds but never lose sight of each other.

    Rosy and Rosco 1122 must be adopted together.

    Rosy has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Rosy!

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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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