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My name is Tessa!

Basset Hound Dog for adoption in Marietta, Georgia - Tessa

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Tessa's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Tessa's Story...
Tessa is a senior red & white girl who came to BHRG from a north Georgia animal control after she was found as a stray. She has finished treatment for heartworm and is now healthy. Tessa is hard of hearing, and she sleeps very soundly. She sleeps through the night without accidents, but if she gets up from a nap, she needs to go out right then to avoid accidents. She won't hear you call her if she is asleep, and she will sleep through a treat being put in front of her nose. But if you touch her, it scares her, and she jumps right up. Tessa is very arthritic, but is on medicine that helps her feel better. She tries to play with her foster sister, the weimaraner, and it is very funny. But she tires very easily, and gets sore. Tessa loves to cuddle on the couch, but needs help to get on the couch. She is very demanding about her attention, and if you stop petting before she is ready for her nap, she will nudge and nudge and nudge until you start again! And then lay her head on your lap and look at you with her big beautiful brown eyes, and you can't help but keep petting her. Tessa has congestive heart failure secondary to heart damage from heart worms. She is on several medicines that she takes twice a day. She is a champ at taking her medicine! She coughs every once in a while, but now that she has been on her meds for a few months, she is doing much better.

Facts about Tessa

  • Breed: Basset Hound
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 15-070

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tessa, a Marietta Basset Hound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Basset Hound for sale in Marietta, or seeking a Basset Hound dog from a breeder in Marietta.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Marietta already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Marietta breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Basset Hound breeders who help with Basset Hound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Marietta paves the way for another one to be saved.