My name is Payton!

Basset Hound Dog for adoption in Carrollton, Texas - Payton
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I'm being cared for by:
Basset Rescue Across Texas, Inc.

Facts about Payton

  • Breed: Basset Hound
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9816820-218
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

A Country Gal at Heart:

I'm a sweet 'ole country gal that takes everything in stride.  I'm a quiet hound who wants nothin' more than to be with my people.  I'll happily lie on the couch next to you and dream of chasing rabbits. if you want a laid-back, easy companion, that's me. I'm patiently waiting for my new best friend to come along. Look into my sweet eyes and fall in love! I need a new home. Thanks for wanting to meet me. 

Foster Update: 

Payton was already a sick Basset when BRAT rescued her.  Even though her stool is very runny and frequently has fresh blood.  We were constantly at the vet's for the same reason. We have tried so many different medications and deworming pills. The medicine would work for about 7 - 10 days and then we would have another relapse.

This cycle would continue up until the vet and I decided it was finally time to take a look inside with a specialist. During her biopsy, the specialist discovered she has histoplasmosis, a fungal parasite, in her colon with severe inflammation. She must have contracted it as a stray dog when eating contaminated soil for food. 

Good news: it has not spread and is treatable. It takes anywhere from 1- 3 months to be cured. My sweet Payton will need to have two skin injections weekly, a daily pill, weekly blood work as well as a urine test to monitor her progress. Even with BRAT’s rescue discount, it will be $300 a week. Seeing how Payton is a severe case, the vet’s estimation for her total treatment will be around $3600. 

Although her treatment plan is in place, she's not out of the woods yet. She's had to go to the ER and be hospitalized for dehydration and bloody stools. This even happened just last night. I took this picture of her this morning when I picked her up at the ER and took her to the specialist. She's still not feeling well. BRAT has already spent close to $3,000 on his precious girl. With this treatment plan, she could possibly cost BRAT close to $10,000. So we desperately need your help with these expenses. Payton is worth every penny and she thanks you. 


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About Basset Rescue Across Texas, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless basset hounds in the Dallas, Texas area and surrounding regions. As we are funded entirely by donations from the public, the continuation of our work depends on the generosity of each one of you.

Bassets are rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel unable or unwilling to continue to care for them. The basset is placed in one of our organization's volunteer foster homes where it may be evaluated in terms of temperament and behavior. Medical conditions are addressed and all unaltered animals are spayed/neutered prior to being adopted by their new "forever families."

In conjunction with our rescue activities, educating the community regarding responsible and humane pet ownership is another aspect of our mission. This includes informing the public of the current pet overpopulation crisis, the benefits of spaying/neutering programs, and the dangers of irresponsible breeding.

Finally, our group is also focused on promoting a sense of community amongst those who are "owned" by a basset hound (or would like to be.) We are open to your suggestions for different activities and will plan future events based on attendees' feedback.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a facility. All of our dogs are in private foster homes. Check our web site's home page often. It'll let you know which foster event we'll be attending next so you can see all the dogs. Our Web site is:

Our Adoption Process...

All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, and given any type of treatment that is necessary for their well-being. They will be medically ready at the time of adoption. The average donation fee for adoptions is $200. Puppies are $250 and seniors are $150.

The first step in the process is to complete an Adoption Application. Upon receipt of your application, we take the following steps:
1. Call your vet(s) and landlord, if applicable, for reference checks.
2. Conduct a phone interview.
3. Perform a home visit. We require, if at all possible, all family members who need to be onboard with the new addtion be present at the home visit.
4. Upon approval, a meet-n-greet with your desired dog will be arranged at your home.