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NEBHR’s Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting from NEBHR! Please read the following information carefully before completing an Adoption Application. A link for the Application is at the bottom of this page.

The Process

Here at NEBHR, we take our responsibility to our hounds very seriously. Every dog is evaluated by a veterinarian and socialized in a foster home before being made available for adoption. We grow quite attached to the dogs that come into our care and we stand by them for life. Adoption applicants are carefully screened before being approved. This process includes a telephone interview, in-person home visit, and reference checks with veterinarians and Animal Control Officers. We understand that our process may be lengthy, but please remember that the well-being of the hounds is our top priority, and everything is done with their best interest in mind.

The first step in our process is completing an Adoption Application. Once we’ve received your completed application, we will contact you by email to review some basics and arrange a telephone interview. Applications that are missing information cannot be processed, so please be sure to answer all questions fully and provide all information requested.

After a phone interview, we will be on the lookout for a good match for you and your family. Once a potential match is found, a home visit by one of our Board Members or other experienced volunteers will be scheduled. The purpose of this visit is to ensure that your home provides a safe, loving, and suitable environment for a Basset Hound. If the home visit goes well, the final step is arranging for you to meet and bring home your new family member!

Adoption Donation

Ages 0 to 2 years $550
Ages 2.1 to 8 years $350
Ages 8.1 years and over: $250

Things to Consider Before Applying

Please give careful thought to your decision to adopt a Basset Hound. Many bassets in rescue have social, emotional, behavioral or health issues. If you are not prepared or willing to deal with issues such as housebreaking, resource guarding, separation anxiety, or are not prepared or willing to provide needed behavioral training, you may want to reconsider your decision.

If you are planning a trip, move, or extended visit from a relative/friend, please wait until a later time to apply. The transition for a newly adopted basset can be challenging and stability is critical at the beginning.

If you currently have a dog that is feeble or seriously ill, bringing a new dog into your home is probably not in the best interest of either your dog or a new adoptee.

If you have considered all of the above and feel you are ready to adopt one of our hounds, please complete our ADOPTION APPLICATION.

Get Involved

Want to get involved? Contact us today for more information about fostering, adopting, donating or volunteering