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Our Rescued Basset Hounds
To Find a New Dog... Visit the Pound or a Rescue
Two of our rescues (Josh still here)
Josh - Polk Co., Knee-Hi Hillsborough Co.

Your local county Animal Services is where you can find out what a joy it is to rescue a dog whose future was only planned to last a short time longer.  He will owe you his life and will not forget that fact.  It will require a commitment on your part to take care of the canine for the rest of its short (12 - 18 year) life, but the return on this investment is a longer and happier life for you. 
A specific Breed Rescue is probably the best place to find the exact bred for which you are searching.  Chances are that a dog already in rescue will be much healthier since the rescue people do all they can to get the pets ready for a "forever" home.   Pet stores perpetuate puppy mills.  (Really bad places)

Usually, local animal shelters are overflowing with adoptable animals.  After you have made the decision to adopt, go look for your perfect companion.  A dog will fall in love with you as well as become and remain your friend for life. 

By giving him or her a new home away from the constant noise of the shelter, it won't take long for the dog to realize how much better his chances of living a longer life have become.

By showing your new rescue the love you feel for him or her, he or she will feel much better about his or her new life with you and will be eager to please you.  Not only will you feel good that you have helped save a life, your rescued pet will not let you forget that he owes his life to you.

Sharing the love of our rescued basset hounds with others is the ultimate gift we feel we can give.  Visiting Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities is our way of sharing all the basset love at our house.  It is hard to know for sure just who enjoys our visits the most... the dogs, the residents, the activities directors or the two of us... Mom and me.

Dogs from a shleter will owe you their lives.  You become their new parent and caring for them becomes your responsibility...  Just like a kid, except it won't cost you so much money to feed and clothe.

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