Any baseball fans out there? Then this is the Basset for you! Handsome Fenway is looking for that perfect forever home. His name fits him well as he is an active (approximate) 3 year old, but he has a very sweet demeanor and loves to please his humans. He is very loving and has a big, beautiful smile when he is happy. Actually, he would make the perfect companion for any active sports, hiking or just going for long walks. He wants to be with his people and will share in whatever activities you enjoy. He does have a high energy level, and will need exercising twice a day to keep him well behaved.
Fenway spent the beginning of his life neglected to roam the neighborhood so he hasn’t had much time to learn to be a well behaved member of a household, but he loves to please and his foster Mom is working very hard training him to get him ready to be the perfect family companion. He responds well to vocal reprimands and understands ‘No’. Unlike most Bassets, he does not bark (hardly) at all, but has a big, beautiful hound dog voice when he does. Fenway is fully vetted, and healthy. He came to us a dirty mess, but he cleans up nice! He is crate trained, and house trained. He has no food aggression and is calm around his food bowl. This boy is a true hound and loves his walks, nose to the ground, but has a tendency to pull when he sees something of interest so a harness is recommended for walking him. He really enjoys riding in the car and makes the perfect backseat companion. Fenway would do best in an active home – children would be great, with no extended time left alone (4 hours at most). After being neglected for such a large part of his life, Fenway loves human company. If left on his own for long periods negative behaviors may resurface. Crating and / or doggie daycare are a must in this situation so we don’t set him up for failure in his new home. He would do better with either a 24 hour human companion or another dog to play with so he is not lonely. He gets along well with other dogs.
Mr. Fenway would do best in a calm environment, with patient and supportive love. With time, once he gains some trust and confidence, he will cherish you and your family forever! He will become a loving, loyal member of some very lucky family.