Buck & Bear
Sheba is a sweet 10 yo girl who came to GABR almost 1 year ago. She was given up
because her family moved and she was tied outside to a doghouse, she was not allowed in
the house. She was so afraid and confused, not knowing what was happening to her. And,
add to all of this, Sheba is deaf, has Cushings disease and has a little arthritis.
Sheba has blossomed since joining her foster home. At first, she was too scared to go
outside, probably worried she would not be allowed back inside, but all that has changed.
She is in and out all the time and enjoys the smells of the yard.
Sheba loves to eat, sleep, go for walks and admire herself in the mirror. Her deafness is
not a problem; she understands hand signals and knows the household routine, and on the
positive side, she is not afraid of thunder, fireworks or the vacuum cleaner.
Although Sheba lives with 3 foster siblings, it took her quite a while to adjust to them. She
would be happiest as an only dog, but it's not a must.
Sheba is house trained, crate trained, does not get on the furniture, counter-surf or beg at
If you are looking for a wonderful companion and a loving shadow, Sheba is the right girl for
Because of Lila's heartbreaking survival story of being abandoned and living under a porch for
two years, she was crowned Waddle Queen of 2018. Not all of our rescues are given up
because they have issues. Some just have bad owners. Lila wore her crown proudly and
represented all the homeless bassets who need another chance at a loving home. There are
more pictures on the home page of our website.
Lila loves leisurely walks and is good on leash. She does well with the other bassets and non-
bassets in her foster home. She also did very well at the Waddle with all the other bassets. She
can be a little "standoffish" when meeting new dogs but will get over it very quickly. She is
housetrained and will enter a crate for a cookie but she really doesn’t need one.
Lila's medical needs were obviously neglected. She was diagnosed with Heartworm,
Hookworms and Ehrlichia. Further testing revealed Cushings and the other treatments had to
wait until that was stabilized. She will be on medication the rest of life, but that won't stop her
from making her senior years, the best years! She has shown no ill effects from her other
treatments and loves being in a home environment. She may get a little anxious when you leave
at first, but that is understandable considering she was left behind.
Lila is 10 y/o and has arthritis, so a home on one level would be ideal or just a couple of steps
to the outside. She feels good and is a happy girl and would be an ideal companion for the right
Melody is a sweet little girl of about 9 years who came to us about a month ago, and she has been
staying with one of our foster families. Melody’s owner had taken another job and could no longer
provide the love and attention she desperately needs. After having a non-cancerous growth
removed from her leg, she was spayed and treated for a bladder infection.
Melody loves her crate, rumples her blanket, and makes herself comfy in there when she’s not
running the basset trails in the backyard with her foster brother. For her age, Melody is amazingly
quick, limber, and agile, and can keep pace with a Golden Retriever. She had a “melodious” voice,
for sure, and perhaps where she got her name.
Melody warms up to a larger dog after they work out their pecking order, but will try to horde all the
attention. We haven’t any cats or children, so can't say how she will do around them. That said,
she has never shown aggression toward her humans or strangers, choosing caution instead. She
will protect her food from another dog, but I can reach into her bowl while she is eating without her
reacting at all.
Melody is a very “soft” dog, very hand-shy, and does not respond to harsh words or loud voices --
they make her coil-up in fear. But she is never too tired, hungry, or otherwise busy to stop for
tummy-rubs. If you’ve rubbed her tummy once, all you need is to just stop and look at her and she
will immediately roll-over in anticipation.
Melody will do best in a home where she can lots of love & attention. Although we do all we can to
keep her off the furniture, she will climb up onto furniture if left on her own. She loves crawling up
onto your lap and making herself available to all the love you will have to share with her.
We want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, but we'd rather do it in person. We may have a few
issues, but nothing you can't handle. Our foster parents are very good to us, but we really want
our own home!
Buck is only 4 y/o and I'm (Bear) just 6 y/o. We're best buddies and we can give you twice the
love and cuddles. So Buck has to be crated when you leave and I have to eat in my crate...no
big deal. We would love to have you home all the time with us, but we understand you have to
leave some time to buy our dog food. We're really not in to cats, but we won't hurt them, just bark
at the them. We'd love to play with older kids and toss the tennis ball and chew toys.
Just a note to all applicants....we're all surprised that Buck and Bear haven't been adopted yet!
They're good boys and respond well to positive attention and praise. They love to go outside
and go for walks. We'd love to find a home for them for Christmas!
Charlotte is a beautiful 2 y/o who not only needs a loving and patient family, but also needs a
job. If you were ever thinking about training a basset for agility, she would be perfect! She
already knows how to jump up on tables and is very intelligent! Plus she has to be watched all
She's house trained, crate trained and loves to play with her 10 m/o basset foster sister. In fact,
Charlotte wears her out! A tired dog is a good dog so Charlotte will need lots of exercise. Due
to this extra energy, we have enrolled her in obedience classes. Anyone interested in her will be
required to attend further classes.
Charlotte is not for a basset beginner.