Surrendering a basset to ABC….
Please email our Intake Coordinator
A. ABC doesn’t operate like shelter. Bassets turned over to ABC are placed in loving foster homes where they are treated as member of the family while they await their new home. While in foster care any outstanding medical is updated and the dog is evaluated in family setting. Information from the foster home gives the Adoption Coordinator valuable insight into the type of family that is best suited for the dog.
All approved adopters must go through a comprehensive phone screening and home check prior to adopting. ABC does several follow-ups after a dog is placed with the adoptive family. If for any reason during the dog’s lifetime the family can not keep him/her they are required to return the dog to ABC.
A. If you have a Basset that has serious health problem or untreatable health problem please do not try to surrender him/her to basset rescue. You need to consult your veterinarian and choose a plan of action that will best fit your dog’s quality of life. There is no need to prolong a sick/suffering basset’s life and transition him/her into rescue. It’s not fair to the dog and it’s not fair to the rescue to be burdened with large medical expenses that will not cure your dog. When you adopt/purchase a basset, it’s for life. YOU have to be responsible for that dog and “do right” by him/her even if it’s at the end of their life.
When surrendering your basset, we ask that you consider a giving monetary donation to ABC. ABC is 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible.