Interested in Adopting a Basset?

Ellie Mae 

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2023 our Adoption Fees Will Increase.  With the increase in veterinary cost we feel it is in the best interest of BRAT to raise our adoption fees.  

Basset Hounds, Beagles and Bassadors
Less than a one (1) year old $600.00
1 Year - 5 Years - $500.00
6 Years - 10 Years - $300.00
10 Years and Greater - $200.00
Other Mixes
Less than an one (1) year - $450.00
1 Year - 5 Year - $350.00
Anything over 6 Years - $250.00

All of us at BRAT thank you for your interest in adopting a basset hound from us. The adoption is not something to take lightly. You are adopting a foster family's baby. Thus, we want the best placement for all involved. Please read this information carefully as it will help you understand what you can expect from us and what we expect from you.

Before one of our dogs are adopted, the dog will be spayed/neutered, receive required and necessary vaccinations (rabies, distemper, parvo and bordatella) and be tested (and treated accordingly if positively tested) for heartworms.  If necessary, the dog may also have a dental cleaning and/or a deworming.  The dog will also be current on heartworm and flea prevention.

The first step in the process is to complete an Adoption Application. Click here for the application.  

Upon receipt of your application, we take the following steps:

1. Call your vet(s) and landlord, if applicable, for reference checks. Please be sure to include their name(s) and phone number(s). Type in your name and date for the authorization release of information. Failure to do so will delay the processing time. We will verify with your vet(s) that your current dog(s) are up-to-date on annual vaccines - not just the rabies, have been spayed/neutered, have had annual heartworm tests, and on heartworm prevention. If not, that is an automatic denial.
2. Conduct a phone interview.
3. Perform a home visit. 

We'll do the following upon approval:

1. The foster coordinator will contact you to discuss dog(s) best suited for your situation.
2. If at all possible, the foster family will do the meet-n-greet. Most want to see where their “baby” will be living. All family members who need to be onboard with the new addition are required to be present at the meet-n-greet.
3. There will be a 24-hour cooling off period after the meet-n-greet. This avoids an emotional-based decision. After that time, both parties need to contact the foster coordinator. If both parties agree, then the adoption will take place. If not, we’ll repeat the process with another dog. Typically this process takes no more than two times before we find the right fit.
4. If you can’t keep the dog for whatever reason, no matter how long you’ve had the dog and no matter where you live, the dog must be returned to us. 

Thank you again for considering one of our adorable and lovable “babies.”

Click here for the adoption application

Below are some articles you should read if considering a basset.

About Bassets 
Basset Health
Bringing a New Dog Home 
Canine Rivalry 
Choosing the Right Dog 
Common Rehoming Issues 
Crate Training
Housetraining Your Dog