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Meet the Special Needs Foster Hounds

The following special needs basset hounds have been rescued by Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia, Inc. and are available for adoption to the right home.

A icon indicates a Senior Hound. Senior hounds are available at a reduced adoption fee.

If you are considering adopting one of our bassets, please review our adoption process and submit an adoption application.
 
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Last Updated: June 10, 2017.


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Anessa is a tri-colored girl who has Cushings Disease which is easily treated with one pill each morning. She is a very gentle and sweet hound. She's about 9 years old & is somewhat petite, about 35 lbs. Anessa is extremely affectionate and is a big nuzzler. She does okay with stairs and the dog door. She has a bit of a spring in her step and has a healthy appetite. Even though she was found as a stray she has adapted very well to her new surroundings. She gets along great with everyone - other dogs and even cats. She is somewhat playful but in no way aggressive. House training is also going very well.
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  • Marci Thomas - Marietta, GA. In thanksgiving for Nora Anne, Raleigh and Aiken T. Hound.
  • Bev & Gene Fochtman - Savannah, GA. In memory of our beloved Corbin, Bernadette and Valerie.


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Daniel came to BHRG from the shelter in Floyd County where his owners left him. This red & white boy is 9 years old. He is healthy, neutered, and ready for adoption. He loves all kinds of attention. He likes to play with the other dogs in our home. He is nearly housetrained and is doing well with his crate training. Even though he was left to fend for himself, he hasn't displayed any food aggression towards the other dogs. His ears are so long that they lay in his water bowl when he is drinking. He loves to go for walks with his foster family and walks very well on his leash. He's very loving, has been starved for affection, and really needs a stable home. We think his name should be "George", as in Curious George, because he is always snooping around and looking for something to investigate. He is super-protective of his "person" and needs a dog-savvy, "alpha" person who can discipline him and keep him from being a "brat". A home without children would be best for Daniel.
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  • Wesley & Laura Diers - Dacula, GA. In honor of our beloved hound dogs: Buckley, Daphne, Lucy and Theodore.
  • Anonymous.


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Higgins is a 2-year old tri-color male with a laced ear weighing around 70lbs. He found his way to BHRG when his owners wanted to ensure that his medical needs are met as they were concerned, due to their schedules, they would not be able to care for him as needed. Higgins has dilated cardiomyopthy and is in congestive heart failure. He is on a pleothra of cardiac meds and must be kept cool so that he doesn't overheat and put strain on his heart. As a result, he should not take walks. Sadly, because of his condition, his life expectancy is drastically cut short. He may only have months, but could surprise everyone with a few wonderful years. In addition to his heart condition, he is prone to skin infections because of his wrinkles. If you can provide his long-term care, this big boy is one hunka love hound. He prefers to be with his humans at all times and is very snuggly. He enjoys good food and playing with toys, but his favorite thing is naps. ADOPTION PENDING!
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  • Mary E. Smith - Columbus, GA. In honor of Malachi and Lily Bassets who got me hooked on the breed.
  • Rita & Alex Bailon - Johns Creek, GA. In memory of Woody, Murphy, Watson, Gilly.


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Ludwigwas picked up as a stray in Gwinnett County. This senior gentleman is friendly with people and other dogs. Ludwig is neutered and up-to-date on shots. He has a chronic right ear infection and is allergic to corn, yeast, wheat, gluten, salmon, rice, white potatoes, and he has some contact allergies. He is now 100% blind and at least 50% deaf. Ludwig has been sick for a long time, so his disposition is not always happy-go-lucky, and this is understandable. He takes SSRI for aggression. Ludwig enjoys going on car rides and really enjoys short, slow walks when the weather is cool. He loves to sunbathe in the driveway but hates walking in the heat and will just stop if has had enough! He requires a home that will have time to prepare his meals like a human since he is on a very strict diet. It is understood that he may have abandonment issues as he becomes depressed when left alone. We are lucky in that we work opposite schedules and have an excellent dogsitter. Ludwig sometimes needs reassurance now that he can no longer see. He sleeps in our bed and will sometimes stand at the bed and bark if he is ready to go to sleep and we are not. LUDWIG IS TERRIFIED OF THUNDER AND FIREWORKS! Ludwig may snap if he has been sleeping and someone tries to pet him - typical of deaf and/or blind dogs. Even with these issues, Ludwig is a doll and so, so very loving. He would do so well in a family with just adults who have the time, patience, and love to devote to him.
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  • Gregory D'Avis - Atlanta, GA. In honor of Homer.


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Nora is a friendly, tri-colored girl who is 8 to 10 years old. She has completeted treatment for heartworm and is getting settled in her foster home. She says, "Hi, I'm Nora and just look at all my freckles! Aren't I adorable?! My people turned me out but I don't know why. Since March 2015 I've been taken real good care of by smiling, gentle people. Now I'm safe and loved in my foster home living with a girl foster and boy Dachshund and we all get along. They taught me the dog door so I'm pretty well housebroken. Look at me. I'm petite and open to meet you. I can do so much! I'm learning to do stairs! That's quite a feat because stairs are really scary especially coming down. I want to be with my people, quietly finding a place to lie down and keep company. That suits me just fine. My legs won't let me walk long distances but otherwise I move OK if a little slowly. I wish I could tell my foster people what happened to me in the past that's made me kinda leery of men but once I realize you won't hurt me, I come around. My trick is to come up behind you and touch the back of your leg with my nose - foster mom says my whiskers tickle and my nose is cold and wet and she smiles and giggles at me. Can I make you giggle too? If you pick me to come home with you, I'll do my very best."
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  • Sean & Jennifer Gallagher, Union Springs, AL. A small show of support for BHRG. Thanks for hooking us up with our second basset. Henry is quite a blessing (even when he's being a little criminal).

 
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