Basset Hound Rescue
The Basset Hound is one of the most lovable dogs I ever owned. It was given to me by my best friend, Frank. Frank and I have been working together for 30 years and are still best friends. We adopted the Basset Hound from a licensed breeder when we were little. We loved the dog so much that we took her to our breeder’s home as a baby and raised her ourselves. We have been going through a lot of ups and downs in our relationship, but she has always been loyal to us.
One day, my dad told me about a Basset Hound rescue group in San Antonio that he had heard of before. He said they take great care of their dogs, and we could apply to be a part of the rescue group if we wanted to. I was thrilled to get my new dog. She is so adorable and funny. And I couldn’t wait to spend as much time with her as I can.
But, because I love my dog so much, I didn’t think it was fair to add her to the rescue list without asking for any of the money that the group would be getting.
Frank and I worked out a deal where I would pay half of the adoption fee. Frank and the rescue group would split the other half. That way, they have someone to watch over the dogs while I am working and my husband is at home taking care of the kids. So, now, I don’t have to worry about the cost of buying or adopting a new puppy.
When I got the news, I was disappointed but not surprised. Of course, I would have preferred to adopt a Basset Hound myself, instead of letting a complete stranger adopt one. Frank and the other guys at the rescue did an amazing job with my dog. They took good care of her for almost two years. I feel so lucky to have been a part of their rescue group.
But, there is one thing that I learned from that Basset Hound rescue group that I will never forget. You can only adopt a dog from them if they are in their homes. If the dog were to end up in a cruel shelter, no one would ever bring that dog into their home. So, I made sure that I checked out the dogs before I brought her home. She is now the oldest dog in the family, so I feel very proud to adopt her.
The Basset Hound Rescue San Antonio group always does a great job of checking the backgrounds of potential adoptions.
When I met Frank and the rest of the rescue group, I felt confident that I was making a good choice. The only problem was, once the paperwork was finished, it seemed like everything had been easy. I started to wonder why I wasted so much time on this.
The answer is that Frank and the other volunteers spent countless hours on the phone with each potential owner. By the time I got home, the dog was waiting for me. That same day, Frank and the rest of the group were sitting around talking excitedly. As they waited for their dog to come to the adoption center. I couldn’t help smiling as I looked at those gorgeous dogs. They were so happy and they were so cute.
Now, I am excited to get my basset in the mail and see what wonderful family she will be going with. I can’t wait to spend more time with her, to play with her. And to teach her the dog training basics. All of these things sound great to me, and now I know that there are other great reasons to adopt a basset. Maybe there aren’t any other dogs as cute as my basset. But, maybe I am just a baby but deep inside I am a grand puppy hunter.