Thank you for your interest in Basset Hound Rescue. The first step to the adoption process is to fill out an online adoption application via our web site. The application will come to us through our email and we will then contact you for a preliminary phone interview and to check your references. The one thing that we want you to know is that our process is not quick. We take our time with the screening, checking references and most importantly, the home visit.
Please understand that it is very important to fill out the adoption application in detail and provide names and phone numbers of your veterinarian and local animal control officers. Please also give your veterinarian permission to speak with us. Some people get frustrated with our process but the way we look at it is “this is the dog’s second chance“ and we have to be sure that the dog and human’s will be a good match.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please let us know if you have any questions.
New England Basset Hound Rescue Adoption Team
**Please fill out an adoption application ONLY if you have made the decision to adopt a new family member. A lot of time is spent screening applications, doing home visits and checking vet references. We request that you only submit an application AFTER you have made the decision to adopt and hold off if you — or any family members– are just in the initial ‘thinking’ stage of adoption.**
Adoption Donation: $150 for dogs age 8 and older; $250 for dogs 4-8 years; $350 for dogs under 4 years.