Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Helping rescued bassets find forever homes since 2002.

Adoptable Bassets

UFBH currently has 11 bassets available for adoption.

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  • Chip (0964), Age 8 years 6 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 1 week.

    Apply to adopt Chip!

  • Opal (1080), Age 5 years 0 months


    Opal is every bit as sweet as she looks…and then some! She gets along very well with other dogs and all the people she’s met at "Meet and Greets." This charming, little five year old is rather quiet and laid back. We’re pretty sure Opal is holding back on the snuggling until she finds her Forever Family.

    Although she interacts with the several other hounds in her foster home, we think Opal’s a bit overwhelmed to just jump in and play with them.

    Opal is very good about using the dog door in her Foster Home.

    Opal has been with UFBH for 2 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Opal!

  • Daisy (1076), Age 4 years 0 months


    Daisy is a very shy around people until she gets to know them. This cute, four year old loves playing with the others in her Foster Home and is especially fond of playing with Floyd. (They’d make a beautiful red and white pair!)

    This sweet young girl will do best with another dog in the home where she chooses to live. Like Floyd, her legs a bit longer than the average Basset Hound, but we think this just adds to Daisy’s charm!

    Daisy has been with UFBH for 3 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Daisy!

  • Floyd (1079), Age 1 year 7 months


    Floyd is a bit taller than the average Basset but that doesn’t stop him from trying to curl up in his Foster Mom’s lap! He still has lots of puppy energy and behavior and he loves to play. Floyd is a bit smitten with Daisy. We’re sure Floyd will need another dog in the home he chooses to live in to help him be the best he can be!

    This lovable guy came to us with a warning that he is an "escape artist" so a very secure home will be a must for him. Because of his energy level, we would guess that cats could be a problem and he’s possibly too high energy for small kids, at least until he grows up a bit. Floyd is housetrained.

    Floyd has been with UFBH for 3 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Floyd!

  • Boogie (1077), Age 5 years 7 months


    Our Boogie Boy has the moves and personality to live up to his name. He’s a boogie boy, lover, very animated, happy kind of guy. He likes people and other dogs but we don’t know about kids or cats, although, he probably likes them, too!

    This delightful five and a half year old is house trained. Boogie does have some health issues that UFBH will help clear up.

    Boogie has been with UFBH for 5 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Boogie!

  • Stanley (1078), Age 5 years 0 months


    Stanley is a bit on the quiet side however he likes going to daycare and playing with the other dogs. Happy to please his people, this sweet five year old responds very well to directions. In a calmer setting (than the group home he is in), we think he would be very close to his person. Given Stanley’s laid back nature, we think he is probably going to be good with cats and kids but we won’t know for sure until he meets some. He is housetrained to use a dog door.

    Stanley has been with UFBH for 7 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Stanley!

  • Sydney (1021), Age 9 years 0 months


    Sydney is a sweet and loving dog that prefers people to other dogs. She does get along with other dogs but sometimes doesn't like to share. She would make a fantastic companion for walks, snuggling while watching a good movie, or for just hanging out.

    Sydney has been with UFBH for 21 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Sydney!

  • Wrigley (0847), Age 4 years 8 months


    This charming little guy spent his first few years in a "puppy mill" situation so he'll err on the side of caution when meeting new people. As soon as he sees you're cool, then he's cool, too!

    Wrigley also enjoys other dogs and gets along with everyone at daycare. He's not very much for cuddling but will make a great walking companion. Wrigley is truly a very loving dog.

    Wrigley has been with UFBH for 25 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Wrigley!

  • Bentley (0414), Age 8 years 8 months


    After a scary experience with a rattlesnake, Bentley needs a home with a very experienced dog person. He's rightfully skittish and startles easily. Beyond that, Bentley is generally calm and laid back. He enjoys sunbathing and exploring outdoors.

    Bentley has been with UFBH for 11 months.

    Apply to adopt Bentley!

  • Toby (1042), Age 8 years 6 months


    Toby prefers people to other dogs, however he does get along well with the other dogs and goes to daycare regularly. At eight years old, he will play with other dogs a bit, but mostly just likes to look out the window and watch others play.

    We believe that Toby would prefer to be the only dog in his new home. His Foster Family notices he will "latch on" to a person, becoming very loyal to that person. Our trainer would be available to the adopting family to help with "sharing", and not having his loyalty turn into him becoming over protective of one favorite person.

    Toby has been with UFBH for 1 year 0 months.

    Apply to adopt Toby!

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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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