My name is Koda!

Basset Hound/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in St. Cloud, Minnesota - Koda
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Grey Face Rescue

Facts about Koda

  • Breed: Basset Hound/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10572145

~~Meet Koda!

Koda is an 11 year old bassador (bassett hound/Labrador mix). This breed really has the best personality! They have the laidback and cuddly personality of a basset hound along with the fun-loving best friend vibe of a lab! Unlike many Basset hounds, Koda is not a barker! He will bark for a short time when his foster mom leaves for work but never barks when she is home. Koda is medium in stature – he is about 45 pounds and sits low to the ground like a basset does, because of his low center of gravity, he is very strong. He doesn’t tend to pull on the leash much because he likes to take his time and use his hound nose to sniff every single thing he can. He loves to go for walks and check out his surroundings – sometimes stopping to just absorb it all. Koda would also be happy to just sit outside in a fenced in yard or on a long lead, enjoying the sunshine!

Even though Koda is 11, he still loves to follow his people around the house and will love you forever if you play fetch with him – especially if you use a squeaky ball! He currently lives in a home with a few stairs and handles them well but, due to his short legs, he may struggle in a home with a lot of stairs to navigate. He can jump into his foster moms van and LOVES car rides, he does lean out of the window fairly far, and if he wasn’t leashed to the seat he could potentially jump or fall so keeping him tethered while riding in the car is going to be a necessity for his new family in order to keep him safe.

Koda is good with children, he tends to gravitate towards kids because they are very interesting to watch and play with! He greets strangers with curiosity, sniffing hands and clothing. He loves to meet new people and seems energized when new bodies are around. He has always been gentle and loving towards every person he has met. Koda is currently living with two cats and respects their space – he tends to get scared of them when they hiss at him and he runs to his foster mom for protection! He is also good with other dogs, he is curious about all of them but isn’t pushy about it.

Koda is house trained and can hold it for the entire work day and overnight as well. He rarely has accidents in the house and if he does, it is usually because he is left for an abnormal amount of time. He has not been crated while in rescue but has been fine when allowed to roam the house – after the house is dog proofed, of course. He is a hound and will follow his nose to any type of food or trash that he can find that is within reach. Koda is VERY treat motivated – he will do just about anything for a treat! He gets a treat daily when his foster mom leaves for work to distract him from the fact that he will be alone for up to 10 hours. Occasionally Koda will get into the cat food and because it is so delicious he doesn’t like to have it taken away. However, it makes him extremely gassy so his foster mom just distracts him from the cat food with a treat and then takes the cat food away – this makes it a good experience for everyone! Due to Koda’s food motivation, he is confined while people are eating because he wants to help you finish their food, he just can’t control himself! 

Koda is a very loving boy that is great with everyone and everything! He always has a smile on his face and is eager to please, especially if a treat is involved. Even though he is 11, he still has a youthful spirit and seems to appreciate the small things in life!

About Grey Face Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement focuses on dogs age 7 and older. We accept all seniors into our rescue and hospice care. We don't discriminate against specific breeds, medical conditions, behaviors or history – we believe all senior dogs deserve a second chance. Our volunteers work tirelessly to match each of our seniors with a specific foster for their continued care. We also seek special and educated adopters to give our seniors their forever homes. We're a 100% volunteer-run organization and rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers and fosters to help keep our organization humming, as well as on generous support and donations from the community.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Contact our Adoption Manager to set up a meet and greet.

Our Adoption Process...

Grey Face Rescue’s goal is to place our foster dogs into loving homes and families. We take special care to match the right home with the right dog, ensuring a lifetime of love for both the pet and the adopter. To ensure the best matches are made, we have a process that has been proven effective in determining the best homes for our animals. Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our dogs’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

Please understand that our organization is completely run by unpaid volunteers, who dedicate their free time to help the dogs. The entire adoption process takes time; we are unwilling to sacrifice being thorough when the dog’s future is at stake. We thank you for your time and patience throughout our adoption process.

Fill Out Adoption Application

If you're interested in adopting one of our dogs, let us know! Fill out an adoption application so we understand more about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals.

Application Review

Our application volunteers will do an initial screening on your application to determine if all necessary information was provided. If not, we will contact you to either fill out another application or to provide additional information.


If you rent your home, we will contact your landlord to make sure you are approved to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.

If your landlord does not allow for a dog in your home, your application will be denied at this point.

If you are adopting a bully breed, we will contact your insurance company to ensure there are no breed restrictions within your policy.

Veterinary Reference Contacted

Our volunteers will contact your veterinary reference(s) to determine if all your current pets are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you don’t have any current pets, we will ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, we skip this step.

If your veterinary reference(s) cannot verify the spay/neuter and vaccination status of current or previous pets, processing of your application will stopp until you can provide this information.

Applicant Interview

A Grey Face Rescue volunteer will contact you via phone to get to know you better and ask any questions they may have.

Meet & Greet

Our organization does not have a shelter where you can visit the dogs. Our seniors are all living in foster homes. We do NOT arrange meetings between interested individuals and our fosters until an applicant has been approved via the adoption process.

Once approved, a volunteer (usually the foster) will contact you about scheduling a time to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. This meeting may occur at the foster’s residence or your home.

Please know, just because you are approved as a potential adopter, this does NOT mean you are guaranteed a particular dog. Some dogs receive many applications, and so we may allow multiple applicants to meet with the dog before we choose the home that is the best fit for the animal. If a volunteer involved in the meeting between you and the dog does not feel you are a good fit for that animal, you may be denied adoption for that particular dog. However, you may be allowed to adopt another dog.


If you have decided on a dog that you would like to adopt, and we agree it is a good fit, you will be required to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption donation fee and spay/neuter deposit, if necessary. At that time, you become the dog's owner.
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We will then provide:

A couple of cups of the dog food the dog has been eating.
A Grey Face Adoption tag
All medical and vet documents
A copy of the contract
A transition packet to help in the transition process, a letter from the dog's foster giving you more in-depth information about the dog's likes, dislikes, behaviors, etc.
Any specific toys or blankets the dog has become fond of while in the foster's home.

We have a two-week refund period, meaning if you decide the dog is not a good fit for your family and you return him/her within two weeks, we will return your adoption donation to you. The adoption fee will be deposited upon receipt and refunded only if the adopted dog is returned within this two-week timeframe (or any prior agreed-upon extension of the refund period).

If at any time you are having issues with the dog, please email or call your contact person and inform us. A volunteer will be in touch with you ASAP.

Post Adoption Follow-Up Visit

Our adoption contract allows one of our volunteers or a representative the ability to perform a follow-up visit. We may require such a visit if we feel that the terms of the adoption contract are not being met. Grey Face Rescue is committed to the life, health and well-being of every dog we place for the remainder of that dog’s life. Should the adoption not work out or if you need to rehome the dog, we require, by contract, that the dog be returned to us. Please notify your rep ASAP if this applies to you.