Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Helping rescued bassets find forever homes since 2002.

Adoptable Bassets

UFBH currently has 10 bassets available for adoption.


  • Holly (0536), Age 10 years 3 months


    If you've fallen in love with this doll just by looking at her, you're in for a wonderful surprise! Holly has a friend she'll be bringing along to her new home.

    Holly and Rocky were surrendered to UFBH as a very bonded pair. It was very difficult for them to leave their previous family but they still have each other.

    Much like her best friend, Rocky, she's very laid back. It does take her a bit longer than Rocky to warm up to new people but it's worth the extra bit of time it will take for her to make friends with you. These two will add double the love to your home!

    Holly and Rocky (0537) are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.

    Holly has been with UFBH for 9 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Holly!

  • Rocky (0537), Age 9 years 3 months


    Truly one of the most mellow Basset Hounds you'll ever meet, Rocky is also a very good boy. A handsome guy; although not big on having his picture taken!

    Rocky has spent the last few years with Holly and we'll not split them up.

    It's a joy to watch how devoted they are to each other. They're staying in a group foster home and so would be fine with pets you may already have in your home with you.

    Rocky and Holly (0536) are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.

    Rocky has been with UFBH for 9 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Rocky!

  • Sydney (1021), Age 8 years 10 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 13 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Sydney!

  • Lola (0642), Age 4 years 8 months


    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 has been with UFBH for 17 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Lola!

  • Wrigley (0847), Age 4 years 6 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 17 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Wrigley!

  • Misty (1029), Age 7 years 7 months


    This little sweetheart would very much like for you to shower her with love and attention. In return, Misty will go for car rides with you, play with you, and unlike many Basset Hounds, she will actually listen to you!

    Misty would very much like to have another dog in the family who adopts her; she doesn't like to be alone. She also enjoys the company of people and children! Misty does have some allergies issues that will need on going attention. But, she'll make it up to you with extra cuddling!

    Misty has been with UFBH for 8 months.

    Apply to adopt Misty!

  • Chip (0964), Age 8 years 4 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 8 months.

    Apply to adopt Chip!

  • Bentley (0414), Age 8 years 6 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 9 months.

    Apply to adopt Bentley!

  • Toby (1042), Age 8 years 4 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 10 months.

    Apply to adopt Toby!

  • Connie (0945), Age 2 years 7 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 0 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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