My name is Maverick!

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

Facts about Maverick

  • Breed: Basset Hound
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9785835-216
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Thank you all for following Maverick's story. He had a lot of issues when he first came to us such as mange, heartworms, and kidney issues. He had to go to the ER often. We weren't sure he'd make it. He's a fighter though. His foster mom loves him dearly. So, he knows love and support. He's finally gotten to the point where he can start heartworm treatment. However, we have to do it slowly and on a special regimen. It will take 4-5 months. Here's a few updates for you. 

Update 4/21/17: Wonderful news from Mav's vet! He is now heartworm negative! This young man has come a long way from when he was first rescued in south Texas. He is finally is well enough to undergo anesthesia for his dental and neuter. We know he will feel much better getting some bad teeth out of his mouth.

UPDATE FROM JANET 2/28/17: Going back [to the vet] next week for the Melarsomine back-to-back injections on Tuesday, 3/7 and Wednesday, 3/8. [Please see protocol] He is doing well....good appetite....has only had one round of head tremors that I have seen (this past weekend) in the past month. The big guns are next week and I feel so bad for him. I might be able to bring him home after the first night, but he is so sore that I don't think I could coax him back into the car the next morning to go back. He was so wiped out last time.....

UPDATE FROM JANET 2/8/17: Poor Mav. He is really sore and not feeling well last night. Doesn't want to eat. Is shaking some from pain. I did get some Trammadol and his nightly meds down him so I hope they kick in soon. He truly has 'whitecoat syndrome' at the vet, then as soon as he gets home, he crashes and burns. He is really having a difficult time getting comfortable. I am glad I am working from hometomorrow so I can watch him closely.
Roscoe did not eat at all yesterday. He was here by himself and he doesn't like being without his buddy, Mav. They are both snuggled up close to me. My sweet boys........
Please keep Maverick in your prayers today. He has his first injection to kill off the adult heartworms. The bug guns come out today. Just praying our compromised guy does well. He gets to come home tonight if everything goes well. All paws are crossed he does well.  â¤

UPDATE 1/5/17: Mav did great with his HW treatment today. No issues at all. Goes back in early Feb for his first injection of ivermectin....just hope he continues to do well then.

UPDATE 1/4/17: Mav started his HW treatment on 12/6/16 and has done very well for this first 30 days. He goes in tomorrow for treatment #2 of 4. Will stay at Dr Carter's for the day (same as 30 days ago.....getting a Heartgard and watching to see how he reacts). He has been on Doxycycline and Prednisone for 30 days now and has done well. He has a great appetite. He'a only vomited once.  He plays with his many squeaker toys he received from his BRAT Santa Angels! He does not have Addison's disease. Praise The Lord. 

UPDATE 10/1/16, 10:20 PM:  Maverick has had a good day today.  He has eaten both meals, drunk water, gone outside to potty, taken his meds with cream cheese, wagged his tail very slowly, and barked for the first time in 6 days!  Still sleeping often, but no more grumpiness toward Roscoe (thank goodness).  I think the fluids yesterday were so helpful to him.  Hope to hear back on Monday the results of his test for Addison's Disease.

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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.