A successful adoption depends on both the selection of the right Basset Hound for your household and your understanding of the responsibility taken when you adopt a rescued dog. So that we may assist you with making this most important decision, please answer the following questions as completely as possible. We appreciate not only your interest in adoption, but the time you take with these questions. Your application will be processed in a timely manner and you will be contacted. Please keep in mind that we here at Las Vegas Basset Rescue are all volunteers--with families and regular jobs--but work as quickly as possible to place Bassets into loving homes. Thank you for your patience.
Bassets under 2 years of age
Bassets over 2 years of age
Senior or special needs bassets
These fees cover just a small portion of the cost incurred by LVBR to provide needed care—i.e., spaying/neutering, vaccines, food/shelter, and any other medical treatment deemed necessary to result in a healthy dog.
Please Note. A scheduled home visit by a Basset Rescue volunteer is required before adoption.
Please submit an online application, filled out completely. We normally do adoptions in the southern Nevada area only. If you live outside this area, please visit Daily Drool Rescue Page for links to a Basset Rescue closer to you.
A volunteer will follow-up with an email or phone call after we've received your application. We'll talk with you about what type of personality you're looking for in a Basset and what would best fit your lifestyle. The goal is to make a good match between dog and family.
There is a home visit before adoption—a volunteer will bring the dog to your home. This helps us see how he/she interacts with family members and other pets in the home. We'd prefer all family members be present during the home visit. There won't necessarily be an adoption at the time of the home visit. Your family may take time to think about it and/or prepare for the new addition. Adoption should be a lifetime commitment, no need for hasty decisions. There is an option for a trial period before adoption.
There is an adoption fee to help recover some of the costs incurred for the dog's medical care while in rescue. Spays/neuters, vaccines, fecals, bloodwork, dentals, medications, boarding, etc. are just some of the routine things that might be needed. Dogs aged 2 years old and up are $150. Dogs under 2 years old will be $250. Seniors and Special Needs dogs may have a lower fee. All dogs will be spayed/neutered, no exceptions. The adopting family will have access to the medical records for the dog they adopt.
We require a signed Adoption Contract at the time of adoption. Among other things, it states that you must return the dog to Las Vegas Basset Rescue if for any reason the adoption does not work out. Our contract is for the protection of the dog.
The final step is to welcome home the Basset you've chosen. They need your acceptance and patience as they make the transition into their new family. In return, you will receive unconditional love and devotion. Enjoy your new friend. If you have any questions or concerns after adoption, we are here to help. Everyone wants the same result--a happy Basset!