Adopting a Basset Hound (or ANY dog, for that matter) can be a life-altering commitment. We take our responsibility for these precious dogs very seriously and it’s our responsibility to make sure you know exactly what you’re in for.
Basset Hounds are stubborn. They shed. They smell like corn chips. They follow their noses – sometimes toward places you don’t want them to go. If you’re looking for a dog that will catch frisbees, you may want to keep looking. But, they are also lovable, squishy, loyal, goofy companions that will love you unconditionally.
We want to make sure that you know what you’re in for. Because of that, we ask a LOT of questions. We may send someone to visit you at home. We may even call your vet. Please don’t be offended at this. Look at it as an opportunity to brag about what a wonderful pet owner you are!
Below are two links. One will take you to our Petfinder page which is where we keep current on all of our hounds that are up for adoption. The other link is where you go to submit your application.
A donation is requested with the adoption of your hound. This donation helps cover a portion of the costs of rescue, neutering/spay, vaccinations, and any other needed veterinary care. Suggested donation(s) are as follows. And you can either send a check OR use the donation link on the website. These are effective as of April 1, 2018.
- Puppy <1 years of age: $750.00
- 1 – 2 years of age: $500.00
- 3 – 5 years of age: $350.00
- 6 years and over: $300.00
- Basset mixes (Under 4 years) $350.00
- Basset mixes (over 4 years) $300.00
These donations cover only a small portion of our costs in relation to rescuing a hound. Our current costs on rescue per hound vary depending on necessary testing, vaccinations, spay & neuter, vet care, shots, feeding, grooming and caring for our hounds until they find their families. The average vet care cost per hound is currently: $500.00.
Please understand an adjustment period is to be expected. If the adoption doesn’t work out for any reason, you agree to return the dog to DaphneyLand.