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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  • Banjo (1060), Age 2 years 6 months


    Banjo is still a youngster that would like very much to play. He's a little timid but with every trip to daycare, he comes out of his shell just a little bit more. Banjo loves to cuddle but is just a little unsure of whether if it's okay to be that close. He behaves as though he never got to be a puppy and so he doesn't know exactly what to do. Banjo needs a patient guardian that will help him build confidence.

    Banjo has been with UFBH for 1 week.

    Apply to adopt Banjo!

  • Calvin (1057), Age 4 years 0 months


    Calvin is a very quiet basset. He would prefer to lounge rather than rough house but does play some. We suspect he just hasn't found the right playmate, yet. Calvin got to hang out at his foster mom's office one day and he was just perfect! He found a quiet place to curl up and no one heard a peep out of him!

    Calvin has been with UFBH for 2 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Calvin!

  • Sydney (1021), Age 8 years 9 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 5 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Sydney!

  • Molly (0630), Age 8 years 6 months


    Don't let her age fool you; Molly is a surprisingly active hound! She's friendly, outgoing, and happy. Molly does well with other dogs and loves to play. She prefers to be around children over age 10.

    Molly has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Molly!

  • Charlie (1054), Age 6 years 1 month


    Charlie is an outgoing and friendly dog. He goes to daycare and does very well with the other dogs. He likes to rough house and can be pretty rowdy with just a little encouragement from the right playmate. He has a dry eye condition that will require eye drops for the rest of his life.

    Charlie has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Charlie!

  • Lola (was Nancy) (0642), Age 4 years 6 months

    Lola (was Nancy)

    Meet four year old Lola! She is an energetic little girl who plays well with other dogs after taking a few minutes to warm up to them. A great lap dog and cuddler, she often prefers to be with her people. Her Foster Mom tells us, "Lola gets a little excited when we first come home and does some jumping up, but stops when she's asked."

    Lola (was Nancy) has been with UFBH for 9 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Lola (was Nancy)!

  • Wrigley (0847), Age 4 years 5 months


    Wrigley is a very loving dog but not very trusting at first. He came from a "puppy mill" situation so he will err on the side of caution with new people. As soon as he's sure you are okay, then he is okay, too. He is not much for cuddling just because he prefers his own space. He likes other dogs and people. He goes to daycare and gets along fine there. He could easily be a great walking companion.

    Wrigley has been with UFBH for 9 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Wrigley!

  • Lulu (1043), Age 5 years 2 months


    What's better than one sweet red and white Basset Hound? Well, two sweet red and white Basset Hounds, of course! Lulu (on the left) and her pal, Pumpkin, came to us from from a family who could no longer care for them. Affectionately called the "Red Heads," they are totally bonded to each other. They get along just fine with other dogs but when all is said and done, you'll find them each together.

    Lulu (1043) and Pumpkin (1044) are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.

    Lulu has been with UFBH for 10 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Lulu!

  • Pumpkin (1044), Age 5 years 2 months


    Pumpkin (on the right) and Lulu are an inseparable pair. They are very sweet and affectionate. They do like to climb and can often be found on the back of the couch or on the end table or even the dining table or counter if a chair is left a little too close. They are easy to tell apart when standing close together since Pumpkin is just a little lighter than Lulu. Otherwise, you might think they were twins! They enjoy going to daycare and get along with the other dogs just fine. They also enjoy lap time with their humans.

    Pumpkin (1044) and Lulu (1043) are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.

    Pumpkin has been with UFBH for 10 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Pumpkin!

  • Mitzie NAB (Sadie) (0516), Age 8 years 3 months

    Mitzie  NAB (Sadie)

    This eight year old sweetheart was quite sad after her person went into a care facility. She has settled nicely into her Foster Home. Fortunately, her Foster Mom loves to walk; the Border Collie in her loves to walk, too. Her girlish figure should return soon, having put on a few too many pounds before coming back to us.

    Mitzie NAB (Sadie) has been with UFBH for 10 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Mitzie NAB (Sadie)!

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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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