The basset hounds we rescue come from a number of places and situations including shelters, owner surrenders, or unclaimed strays. Every incoming basset is taken to one of our veterinarians who offer discounts for their services to BHRA. While at the vet, the basset receives a full check-up, vaccinations, and heartworm test. Individual hounds are treated for heartworm if they are positive, as well as other medical challenges that may arise during their examination. After complete medical evaluation and treatment, each dog is placed in a loving foster home until a “forever home” can be found. The financial survival of BHRA is due solely to adoption fees (which, typically, do not cover vetting costs) and donations from the public. All funds received go strictly to the care and vetting of these precious hounds; no administrative fees are claimed.
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Come Meet Our Pets...
All our basset hounds live with their foster families throughout the state of Alabama until they are adopted.
You can find our adoptable bassets on our website, bhral.org. Keep checking our website...all adoption events will be posted throughout the year.
Our Adoption Process...
Shortly after your Adoption Application is received, our Adoption Coordinator will contact you. A volunteer will make an appointment to come visit your home and talk to you about adoption.
If approved, our Adoptions Coordinator will contact you and to discuss your preferences to assist you in making the choice that is right for you. You may have a specific basset in mind, and this is the time to share this information with our Coordinator.
You will then complete the Adoption Agreement and submit.
Puppies: 0 to 2 years old: $275.00 Dogs: 2 years to 8 years old: $250.00 Dogs: over 8 years old: $200.00
Note: Ages of hounds are estimates determined by our vets at the time of intake.
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You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.