My name is Tarth!

Basset Hound/Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Tarth
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Tarth

  • Breed: Basset Hound/Pointer Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8505358

Whether you believe Tarth to be full of Sapphires or not, Tarth the Basset is definitely full of spunk! This handsome guy came to us from Moreno Valley and has quickly risen in the volunteer favorite ranks. Tarth is a lively, energetic, spritely, and playful low riding dude who digs his daily walks and play time with friends. At around a year and half old, we estimate Tarth is fully-grown at about 40-45 pounds. Tarth gets along well with other dogs, including his besties Stark and Avril, and is very happy to hang out with anybody who obliges him. With a short easy to care for coat, Tarth is as low maintenance in the grooming department as they come. This guy truly lives up to his Basset Hound heritage and is quite amiable to anyone he meets. He could do well in most environments big or small, provided he does get a good amount of daily exercise to keep his mind sharp. Tarth loves playing tug of war, and while he still has some puppylike tendencies in his play, this smart cookie definitely has the aptitude for obedience training. Plus, who can resist those classic Basset eyes just begging you for some love? Come in and see just how great this guy is, we guarantee you’ll want to take him home!


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About The Barking Lot

About Our Rescue Group...

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.