Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Helping rescued bassets find forever homes since 2002.

Adoptable Bassets

UFBH currently has 18 bassets available for adoption.

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  • Billy (1091), Age 22 weeks

    Billy

    Billy and Bob are just about the cutest guys, ever! Their doggie manners are superb after spending lots of time with the adult hounds in their foster home. Billy is the more outgoing of the two but they both love to play! Bob is a bit smaller at 18 lbs.; Billy is 22. It would be lovely if they could stay together; if not, they would definitely like to live in a home with another dog. The boys are about five months old. Their Mom was a Basset Hound and we’re sure their Dad was a really handsome hound!

    Billy has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Billy!

  • Puppy (Black) (1100), Age 10 weeks

    Puppy (Black)

    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.

    Puppy (Black) has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Puppy (Black)!

  • Puppy (Lime) (1098), Age 10 weeks

    Puppy (Lime)

    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.

    Puppy (Lime) has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Puppy (Lime)!

  • Puppy (Pink) (1097), Age 10 weeks

    Puppy (Pink)

    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.

    Puppy (Pink) has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Puppy (Pink)!

  • Puppy (Blue) (1094), Age 10 weeks

    Puppy (Blue)

    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.

    Puppy (Blue) has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Puppy (Blue)!

  • Puppy (Red) (1093), Age 10 weeks

    Puppy (Red)

    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.

    Puppy (Red) has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Puppy (Red)!

  • Bob (1092), Age 22 weeks

    Bob

    Billy and Bob are just about the cutest guys, ever! Their doggie manners are superb after spending lots of time with the adult hounds in their foster home. Billy is the more outgoing of the two but they both love to play! Bob is a bit smaller at 18 lbs.; Billy is 22. It would be lovely if they could stay together; if not, they would definitely like to live in a home with another dog. The boys are about five months old. Their Mom was a Basset Hound and we’re sure their Dad was a really handsome hound!

    Bob has been with UFBH for 6 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Bob!

  • Amos (1087), Age 6 years 1 month

    Amos

    Amos came to us from a local shelter so we don’t know what his life was like before he found his way to UFBH. We do know the lively foster home where he’s staying is stressful for him; he’ll be so much happier when he gets his own family. Amos enjoys the company of other dogs. He loves following his foster mom around the house.

    Amos has been with UFBH for 7 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Amos!

  • Henry (1082), Age 6 years 2 months

    Henry

    Henry was so timid when he came to us that his foster mom had to carry him inside out of the rain at night. Through no fault of his own, he was surrendered to UFBH. The family’s living situation changed and Henry could no long stay with them. Within a week or so, he came to life in his foster home! Henry is a happy guy, today, and we are excited to see how much happier he’ll be with a family of his own!

    Henry has been with UFBH for 9 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Henry!

  • Emma (1074), Age 5 years 2 months

    Emma

    Emma has had her second heart worm treatment and in two months, she will be spayed. After that, we can see what else she needs.

    Emma is very sweet and loving but more reserved than Sunday. She seems to be housetrained. It is unknown if she is good with cats or kids but she did come from a home that had children. She likes going to daycare and is actually totally miffed if she's not allowed to go.

    Emma is bonded to Sunday (1073). They must be adopted together.

    Emma has been with UFBH for 11 weeks.

    Apply to adopt Emma!

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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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