Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Helping rescued bassets find forever homes since 2002.

Adoptable Bassets

UFBH currently has 10 bassets available for adoption.


  • Copper (1113), Age 4 years 10 months


    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 day.

    Apply to adopt Copper!

  • Bentley (0414), Age 9 years 1 month


    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 1 week.

    Apply to adopt Bentley!

  • Joey (1098), Age 24 weeks


    One of nine puppies; all of them playful and daring explorers! They love people, toys, and other dogs. They have LOTS of energy and enjoy a good wrestling match!

    Available to go to new homes no sooner than October 5, 2017.

    Joey has been with UFBH for 2 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Joey!

  • Theo (1088), Age 8 years 4 months


    Theo is an easygoing sort of guy and prefers his friends to be the same. He often goes to daycare but sometimes wants to stay behind in his foster home. As laid back as he is, he seems to be rather selective about the dogs with whom he associates. Theo might do better as an only dog or perhaps with one other that he approves!

    This handsome eight year old is not very demanding of people time. Given his basic personality, we would guess that he would prefer no small children. Cats are unknown. Theo seems to be house trained to use the doggie door.

    Theo has been with UFBH for 20 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Theo!

  • Lucky (1089), Age 3 years 4 months


    Lucky had a rough life up until now. He’ll need to be in a home without children. Fast movements and loud noises scare him. We believe he will do much better in a quieter home. Another dog would help him feel more secure. Can you give this three year old guy the loving home he needs to feel safe?

    Lucky has been with UFBH for 20 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Lucky!

  • Chip (0964), Age 8 years 11 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 23 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Chip!

  • Bella (1075), Age 4 years 11 months


    Bella is recently recovering from back surgery and is already feeling much better. She came to us with a urinary tract infection and ear infections and she is undergoing heart worm treatment, too. Bella is very sweet and trusting. She will need a family who will continue her physical therapy and her doctors are confident she will have a great outcome and recovery from her surgery.

    Bella has been with UFBH for 6 months.

    Apply to adopt Bella!

  • Sydney (1021), Age 9 years 5 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 9 months.

    Apply to adopt Sydney!

  • Toby (1042), Age 8 years 11 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 5 months.

    Apply to adopt Toby!

  • Connie (0945), Age 3 years 2 months


    Connie isn't the high strung, very, very busy puppy she was when we first met her. She's actually growing up into a fine young hound.

    This long legged girl gets along well with all the other hounds in her foster home. However, a home with cats or other small animals will not be considered.

    Connie warms up to new people a bit slowly but she can be quite affectionate and she loves attention!

    If you think you may be the family she's been waiting for, please fill out an application to adopt this beauty.

    Connie has been with UFBH for 1 year 7 months.

    Apply to adopt Connie!


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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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