If you're looking for a low key, maintenance free basset...YES, there is such a
creature...Chance is your guy!
Chance is a 9 y/o beautiful, classic 68 lb boy. His owners were losing their home and
wanted GABR to make sure he had a place to go. He lived in harmony with other dogs and
children. Chance is totally house trained and will go in a crate, but he doesn't need to be
crated. He sleeps on his own bed at night and is overall just a love bug. He's not jealous
over attention the other dogs get and not possessive over food or treats. He's a well
adjusted, confident boy who's looking for a loving home.
One more thing...he has a low resonating bark, but doesn't use it often.
The day Roscoe came into GABR from a shelter was a life-saving moment for this sweet boy.
Rescued as a stray, 6 year old Roscoe had a dangerously high level of infestation of
parasites, was anemic, severely malnourished and infested with fleas. His vet said that she
had never seen a worse infestation of parasites in her many years of vetting. In addition, his
ears have irregular jagged edges from being severely bitten.
Surprisingly, he was heart worm negative! He is being treated for the parasites, and being
built up nutritionally so that he can safely have the neutering and dental he needs to get ready
for his adoptive home.
In spite of all his physical neglect and abuse, he has the sweetest, most loving personality
ever! With not an aggressive bone in his body, he gets along with other dogs and seeks out
their company. He'll sniff and then ignore the cat. He also loves and seeks out attention from
children, adults and even strangers. Roscoe loves to be cuddled and to sit in your lap.
His foster home is working on house training issues and it's coming along nicely. He has been
on his own for awhile and will need a fenced in yard with a companion dog, and would love to
have children who will understand he needs lots of belly and ear rubs.
He is simply adorable, and will soon be ready for his forever home. He won’t last long! To
know him is to love him!
Sweet, lady-like Bella who is 7, is looking for a forever family who would love to take her on
walks…..she looks forward to her walks and is ready to go anytime you are and as often as
possible. She walks with her foster home’s older basset very well.
A very gentle girl, she has never had an accident in her foster home, and though she is always
excited to go in the car, she is a bit nervous during car rides, and her foster home is working on
She has not been confined to a crate, nor does she need one, when you leave the house without
She is a cuddle-bug and loves to sleep on your lap, and loves to lay on the couch and watch the
activities of the neighborhood in the early morning.
She sleeps on her bed in the foster parents’ bedroom at night
Good with children of all ages, she is very social.
Not bothered with storms or fireworks, she is a very calm girl. She has a history of seizures, but
does well with her two medications as long as they are given regularly every day.
Please submit an application and inquire about this sweet girl. She makes a wonderful companion!
9 month old beautiful Wrigley is a beautiful basset, but don’t let that innocent sad face fool you.
Underneath is a strong-willed boy who needs a basset savvy owner who will love him but is a strong
leader from the start. Someone who understands that he needs to be trained in the “privileges are
not free, but need to be earned” concept.
In other words, no getting up on the couch right away. He has to learn manners, commands such as
“sit”, “stay”, and that you are the “pack boss” and through a system of small positive rewards each
time he follows your direction using positive reinforcement with words and perhaps a small treat, to
get his attention and so that he looks to you for direction in what he can and cannot do.
Obedience class would be a good place for him to start learning these things and will also create a
strong bond with you. Because he is so young and has so much energy, a fenced in yard is
necessary, and daily long walks will move his training along more quickly.
Wrigley is good with other dogs, but because of his enthusiasm and tendency to jump when excited,
it would be best if he were was only with older children who will avoid rough play and not want to play
tug of war with him, which will only increase his competitive nature for being the boss.
He is very good natured, just needs to learn to control his energy and some manners.
House trained and crate trained, he is loving, and will be a wonderful companion for someone who is
willing to spend the time working with him, so that he develops to his full potential on your terms and
Well cared for and loved, Hank was an owner surrender who could no longer keep him because
of circumstances beyond her control.
Rescued about 2 years ago from an abusive situation Hank is now 5 y/o. He absolutely hates
crates, but fortunately does not need one, as he is very well mannered. He is house trained,
and truly enjoys the company of other dogs, loves and is gentle with kids, and is good with
cats. He loves playing in his foster’s fenced in yard and running the “basset 500” with them.
He has a bit of separation anxiety, so he really needs a fenced in yard to run in, and a
companion dog and an owner who is not gone long hours. Affectionate and sweet, he will
share your bed if you allow, but also has his own special bed he came with. He loves to play
He will not be available for long. If interested, please fill out an application and ask about Hank.
“Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun”
That is what you will get if you adopt this sweet pair of girls.
Kiley, 8 y/o (red and white) and Lucy, 7 y/o (tricolor with black back), just came into GABR a
short time ago and are totally bonded, so must be adopted together.
They needed cyst removal and dentals in addition to the regular vetting, so for awhile they will
have some bare spots, but their hair will quickly grow back.
They both have sweet dispositions, are HT, do not need crates, and have been best friends for
almost 7 years. The owner surrendered them because of a family situation. They are good with
other dogs and children 8 and up. The girls are calm, affectionate and love to follow each other
around the fenced yard. They are are hoping to find an owner with a heart big enough to share
their affection (and hopefully their couch) forever.
Kiley & Lucy
It's so sad when a basset as great as Rosco is found wandering and almost hit by a car. It's even
sadder when the owner is found and he doesn't come to claim him. He didn't escape from his
yard...he was allowed to roam. Roscoe is only 2 y/o and needs the love and attention of a family
who will appreciate all of his good qualities.
Although he's hasn't been in his foster home for long, he has settled in quickly. There were a
couple of accidents the first day, but none after that. Rosco sleeps at night in his crate and is fed in
his crate also....it's a good place. He would rather sleep next to his humans, but a couple of treats
and he goes right in for the night.
Rosco gets along great with other dogs and cats but he prefers being with his humans. Because of
this trait, he would be fine as an only dog as well. He likes nothing more than to be on your lap and
cuddle. He'll give you kisses, but won't drown you! His coat is short and soft, no undercoat, so no
You'll love this boy as soon as you see him. Don't wait long to ask about him.