My name is Thumper!

Dachshund/Basset Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Lake Orion, Michigan - Thumper
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Best Buddy Pet Rescue

Facts about Thumper

  • Breed: Dachshund/Basset Hound Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Thumper will be 4 years old this September. He has been in rescue for almost 3 years. He is afraid of new people, so he would do best in a quiet home where there isn’t going to be a lot of company. He will need a patient person to give him time to get used to you. A fenced yard would be best for him. He doesn't like a leash on and will cry when it is first put on. He is terrified at the vet, so will need muzzled for safety reasons. Once he gets used to you, he loves to be by you and snuggle by your neck. He was probably abused at a young age, which would explain why he is so afraid of people. He can only go to a home willing to work with him and is familiar with working with scared dogs.

If you are interested in adopting Thumper, please contact Best Buddy Pet Rescue at (248) 622-6097 or complete an online adoption application at:

About Best Buddy Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Who We Are
Best Buddy Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to save as many dogs and cats as possible. We are a foster based rescue, which means we do not have a shelter and that the volunteers/foster parents are what makes this rescue continue to exist. We have very talented and outgoing foster parents who are constantly helping to improve the lives of the animals.

Where Do the Animals Come From?
We rescue animals from high kill animal shelters, over-crowded humane societies, and owners who no longer can take care of their animals. Most of the animals we take in to our program do not come vetted nor spayed/neutered. We fully vet and spay/neuter all pets depending on their ages.

Our Promise
Best Buddy Pet Rescue strives to find homeless and abandoned dogs and cats a nice, safe, and lovable home where they can start over. We give all dogs and cats the chance to adjust and transform into a great companion and family member! Our foster parents are well equipped and educated on how to help all dogs and cats transition from their old life into a new and happier life. We promise that all the dogs in our program are happy in their foster homes and are continually improving every day.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have pet adoption events every 2nd and 4th Saturday at Petco in Lake Orion, MI.

We do add adoption events and we recommend you check out our Facebook page to find out more information:

Our Adoption Process...

The fees of the animals do vary depending on age, species, and other medical issues. We are happy to disclose this information with adopters if they send an email.

To adopt from our rescue, please follow the steps below:
1. Fill out an online application.
2. Follow up questions might be asked via email, so please check your email for updates on your application.
3. Reference and vet checks will be done.
4. Home check (this doesn't happen for every animal, but we are increasing home checks for our organization).
5. Meet and Greet & Finalize

**Please allow 3-5 days for us to run checks and thoroughly process an application. We get applications daily, so we want to make sure we are finding the best home possible for each animal.