Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Basset Hounds is full of 60+ stories from people who have fostered and adopted Basset Hounds. People looking for Basset Hound puppies, Basset Hounds for sale, or Basset Hounds for adoption should read this book first to learn about the breed and about breed rescue. If you’re already involved with Basset Hound rescue, these stories are sure to resonate with you! This book is a great gift for Basset Hound lovers and a fun, easy read for you!
Excerpt: While everyone else was counting down the final 24 hours before Christmas, we were on the countdown to our new foster dog, Pecos. Pecos came with a mystery affliction, but her saving grace was an apparent lack of pain. She wobbled when she walked, with an odd, over-reaching step, and any movement appeared to be a challenge. We learned that Pecos loved alternating between a doggie cart and a Red Flyer wagon for mobility. People applauded her effort to walk and asked to have their pictures taken with her. She adored the attention and gave a kiss to anyone who wanted one. She had a special fondness for licking the feet of squealing, excited babies. Between social calls, we were desperately searching for a diagnosis, which took us to several specialists. Pecos had blood tests, X-rays, a spinal tap, an MRI, rehab therapy, acupuncture, and holistic treatments. Then, one day, we finally received the diagnosis… Read Pecos’ whole story inside! –Diane McManus
Note Card Facts:
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-Each box contains 8- 5 x 7 flat note cards with envelopes printed on 100# cardstock
-A portion of every sale is donated back to the rescue of your choice
-Back side of each card is the same color as the card border and has a “Did You Know” about the breed
Buy Basset Hound T-shirts, clothing jewelry, bags, and housewares here.
About this shirt: This is a photo of Herbie, taken by Susan Richey-Schmitz of a Dog Life Photography in Arizona. Herbie started life as a puppy mill breeding dog in Oklahoma until coming to Arizona Basset Hound Rescue a few years ago to find his forever home. Herbie has hip displaysia and compressed vertebrae in his neck, but that doesn’t stop him from rolling over for belly rubs – one of his favorite things. His other favorites are sunning himself on the dog bed outside and letting you know when it’s time to eat or time for a treat! Momma Kim is proud to admit she was a “foster failure” with Herbie, adopting him herself instead of finding him a new home. Herbie is known as the Love Bug or Hubba Hubba. This handsome boy is the love of his momma’s life.
The “Adopted. Who’s next?” shirt series is meant to honor adopted pets and their resilience. Wearing these shirts is a great way to start a conversation with people about rescue and adoption. A significant portion of profits is donated back to animal welfare organizations.
About Basset Hounds:
- Originated in France
- Cross between the Bloodhound, the Basset Artisien Normand, and the Regular Artisien Normand
- Usually 12-15 inches tall and 50-65 lbs.
Why People Love Basset Hounds:
- Short coat makes for easy grooming
- Generally gentle and even-tempered
- Great small-game hunter
- Don’t need a lot of exercise
- Great with any family member
- Generally like other dogs
Why Basset Hounds Can Be Challenging:
- Average shedding
- Prone to ear and eye issues
- Like to follow scents and so usually a leash is recommended
- May be hard to train
- Known to be vocal
- Because Bassets are surprisingly long, they can reach things on counter tops
Other Facts and Tips About Basset Hounds:
- Usually tri-color (white, black, and brown), white with red spots, solid red with white feet, honey and white, or lemon and white
- The name “Basset” comes from the French word, “bas,” which means low
- Bred to hunt rabbits by scent
- Medium-Long life expectancy (12-15 years)
- The litter size is usually 7 puppies, can be more
- AKC group: Hound
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