Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Helping rescued bassets find forever homes since 2002.

Adoptable Bassets

UFBH currently has 17 bassets available for adoption.

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  • Danny (1093), Age 16 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.

    Danny has been with UFBH for 1 week.

    Apply to adopt Danny!

  • Copper (1113), Age 4 years 8 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 2 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Copper!

  • Tobias (1111), Age 5 years 8 months


    Tobias is a charming little guy who loves to play; he's always the first to initiate games and activities with other dogs or humans! Tobias is also the first to crawl into his Foster Mom’s lap and loves to cuddle.

    Tobias has been with UFBH for 3 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Tobias!

  • Ruby (1106), Age 9 years 1 month


    Ruby is absolutely adorable! She’ll need some serious help to get her girlish figure back; she has been way over fed and it’s hard on her short little legs and back. Not exactly playful (although, she may be more interested when she loses some weight) but she loves to go to daycare! Right now, she just likes to watch the other dogs play as she lays on the softest bed she can find. You really must meet her; she’s a long haired Basset Hound! Very cool!

    Ruby has been with UFBH for 5 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Ruby!

  • Ruger (1070), Age 1 year 3 months


    Ruger is a big, loving, active 14 month old puppy that needs an assertive person willing to work with him. He’s full of puppy energy and loves lap time even though he is really too big for laps. Serious structured training will be needed to make sure everyone in the home will be happy that he’s come to live with them!

    This guy is hound all the way (puppy version) and needs lots of your time, attention, and patience. We know he has the potential to grow into a fantastic adult hound. UFBH will offer the help of our trainer/behaviorist to get everyone in Ruger’s forever home off on the right foot. Two and four legged!

    Ruger has been with UFBH for 9 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Ruger!

  • Boston (1066), Age 5 years 0 months


    If you’re looking for a player, Boston is your guy! He loves to wrestle with the other dogs in his foster home and enjoys going to daycare everyday. He likes his people's attention but would prefer no small children.

    Boston is house trained to use the doggie door. We do not know how he will be with cats; we’ll happily help you try if there are any in your home. This delightfully happy, fun-loving, five year old would no doubt be happiest with another playful dog in his forever home.

    Boston has been with UFBH for 9 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Boston!

  • Theo (1088), Age 8 years 2 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 12 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Theo!

  • Lucky (1089), Age 3 years 2 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 12 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Lucky!

  • Charlie (1083), Age 3 years 3 months


    Charlie is a quiet girl. She enjoys going to daycare every so often. Other days she’s very happy staying behind in her foster home. This delightful three year old “Bagel” will most certainly blossom in a home where she could live with another dog.

    Charlie has been with UFBH for 14 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Charlie!

  • Darla (0690), Age 6 years 11 months


    Darla is the epitome of a perfect Basset Hound; loving, stubborn, cuddly, stubborn, selectively hard of hearing, lazy, stubborn, manipulative, sweet, soft and squishy, stubborn. I think you get the picture? Did we say she’s stubborn? Darla loves people, other dogs, and children. We have found the more stubborn hounds to have amazing personalities; just sayin’!

    Darla has been with UFBH for 15 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Darla!

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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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