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Arizona Basset Hound Rescue realizes that relinquishing one’s dog can be a painful decision. If we can help you find a way to keep your Basset Hound or Bloodhound (by offering guidance on behavioral issues, training problems, etc.), we are more than happy to help.  Please email info@azbassetrescue.org for more information. Upon intake into rescue, the dog will be spayed/neutered, micro chipped, vaccinated and receive any additional needed medical care.  The dog will be placed in a foster home for a minimum of a two week evaluation period.  After the two weeks, the dog will be able for adoption and meet and greets with potential adopters.  While we do NOT require a relinquishment donation, a donation of any amount will help offset some of the expenses AZBHR will incur with the intake of your dog.

Please note that Arizona Basset Hound Rescue gives priority to Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds that are being held in shelters, since they are in danger of euthanasia. We decide which dogs we can take on a case-by-case basis.

We need a minimum of three photos: a head shot and one from each side (dog standing), all taken at the dog’s level.  Please send the photos to: intake@azbassetrescue.org.  If you do not have the ability to email digital photos or text quality photos, please indicate that in your relinquishment application and an address will be provided for you to send via US mail. When emailing or texting photos, please provide dog’s name, sex and age in the subject line.

If we accept your dog into rescue you will also need to sign our relinquishment agreement. You must understand that you have relinquished all rights to the dog and will not be able re-claim the dog for any reason.

It is helpful if you can bring the dog to us. We have to do a lot of traveling when we place a dog, so we must place the burden of traveling on the relinquishing party.  If and when the dog is accepted into rescue, additional information regarding transport will be provided.

Alternatives

We get it – these dogs are stubborn! But most behavioral issues can be fixed with a professional dog trainer or animal behaviorist. From excessive barking to digging, there is a trainer who can help you. Please note, AZBHR does not endorse any dog trainer, but here are a few resources to get you started.

PetSmart Training and Obedience

Petco Training and Obedience

For one-on-one trainer recommendations, please email info@azbassetrescue.org

Congratulations on the new bundle of joy! Having a baby or adding a new family member can be overwhelming for everyone (the dog included). As pack leader, is up to you to set the boundaries for acceptable behavior with the new little one. We recommend training and obedience classes for your dog. Please see above for links to training resources. You can also try training books. Here is one we have read and liked: Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love. Remember, there are many book option available so check out Amazon or Borders for more suggestions.

Allergies are the worst! We can relate! Before you give up your pet consider these options: try a heap-filter, bathe pets more frequently to reduce dander, dust and vacuum more often, restrict pets to rooms with hard floors (easier to clean up pet hair), close central air registers in rooms you don’t use to reduce where dander circulates, and/or purchase an air purifier. You can also see an allergist to identify what exactly you are allergic to which will help you to avoid or eliminate the specific allergen.

Okay, moving is no fun, but you can keep your pet with you by looking for housing that allows pets. On almost all websites, you can search for “pet friendly” housing options. Yes, some places do charge pet-related fees, but if you find a place you love, talk to the landlord about making an exception (it doesn’t hurt to ask) before you sign your rental agreement. It also helps if your pet is well-behaved and if you clean up after he does his doo-ty – you can use your past landlord as a reference if you left the last place in tip-top condition.

Sometimes families face hardships that affect how and if they can continue to care for their pet. If you are having financial difficulties, please consider these options:

  Low-cost veterinary care: The Arizona Welfare League (AAWL) offers free referrals to a low cost veterinary clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
  A foster home while you are deployed or recovering: Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets provides active duty service members, wounded warriors, and veterans various assistance programs.
  Financial Assistance from local non-profits: The Human Society of the United States offers referrals to local non-profits for pet owners in need.

From unexpected emergencies to natural disasters, there are resources for you and your pet.

  The American Red Cross offers assistance in finding shelters that allow pets and in finding temporary housing for your pet.
  Red Rover offer financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets through their RedRover Relief program.
  Safe Place for Pets is a referral site that can connect you to non-profits in your area that offer temporary housing, shelter services, and more.
  The Humane Society of the United States offers referrals to local non-profits for pet owners ins need (think: help with food, emergency surgeries, prescription medications, etc.).

Well we would love to be surrounded by a bunch of Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds, we know that caring for an unexpected litter can be overwhelming, time consuming, and costly. If you have decided that surrendering the litter is your best option, consider contacting us to take them instead of attempting to rehome them yourself. AZBHR will handle picking up the brood and all financial costs associated with ensuring each animal is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and healthy prior to being adopted.

Well we would love to be surrounded by a bunch of Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds, we know that caring for an unexpected litter can be overwhelming, time consuming, and costly. If you have decided that surrendering the litter is your best option, consider contacting us to take them instead of attempting to rehome them yourself. AZBHR will handle picking up the brood and all financial costs associated with ensuring each animal is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and healthy prior to being adopted.

Pets are a big commitment and we understand that sometimes you need some help in taking care of their needs. Pets need regular exercise, playtime, and a set schedule for meal time so that they don’t have potty accidents or resort to chewing up your furniture. We suggest hiring a dog walker or taking your pet to “doggie day care”. The cost is nominal and your pet will enjoy the fun! A web search of “dog walkers” or “doggie day care” in your area will give you lots of options.

Sometimes families face hardships that affect how and if they can continue to care for their pet. If you are having financial difficulties, please consider these options:

  Low-cost veterinary care: The Arizona Welfare League (AAWL) offers free referrals to a low cost veterinary clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
  A foster home while you are deployed or recovering: Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets provides active duty service members, wounded warriors, and veterans various assistance programs.
  Financial Assistance from local non-profits: The Human Society of the United States offers referrals to local non-profits for pet owners in need.