My name is OLIVIA!

Basset Hound Dog for adoption in Vail, Iowa - OLIVIA
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OLIVIA's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

OLIVIA's Story...

I am soo excited, it's my turn to be up for adoption. Let me introduce myself, I'm Olivia and my journey up to this point has been quite the ordeal. I was found running as a stray in a town in IA. Not sure where I came from the local shelter brought my in for a safe warm place to rest my head. When I was given a once over they discovered I was Heart Worm + & because they just don't have a safe place for me to recover they contacted rescue. Which landed me in my new temporary home. I got a thorough exam by the nice people at the vet's office, I received the necessary Heart Worm treatment & have been recovering well ever since. It's Mom's best guess that someone got me as a young pup and when they ran out of time for me just put me in the backyard to fend for myself. She says I am waaay to skinny and need some "meat on my bones"...what ever that means. I am a shy little girl and until I learn that you are only here to love me I kind of stick to myself. But man oh man once I know it's A-Okay to be myself lookout world here comes Olivia. I am playing with my hound brother and sisters. I have quite the peppy personality and just enjoy being someone's love. I have discovered the great world of living inside a home and have to say I'm not ever turning back. They have comfy chairs, couches, toys and food that never seems to run dry here. And best of all they have KIDS...I absolutely ADORE the little ones...all though I don't like any rough housing so it would probably be best if I went to a home with children over 5. Mom and I have been working diligently on crate training and all though it's not my favorite place to be I now go right in for the night or when Mom and Dad have to leave me. Mom says I have to tell people until I get your routine down and learn what's off limits she would really suggest using a crate to continue my training. Oh and that thing mom calls "house training"...I'm catching onto that too. All though I have learned the cue words like "outside" and "potty" I still don't know how to tell you I have to go out, so my new home will have to be very patient while I learn the routine, after I've got it down we are good to go. They guess I am around 4-6 years old and am a beautiful red(almost rust) & white PB Basset. Mom has never seen fur like mine on a Basset, it's as soft as a rabbit's and I know that I am beautiful. I will never get over 45 lbs and am truly a "low rider" as Mom calls me. I am UTD on all vaccinations and altered. I will have to be retested for HW's in the next 3 months, but have taken the HW treatment like a champ and will have no lasting side effects from having HW's. If you would like to hear more about me please contact Mom! For more information on Olivia please contact


**Please note all adoption fees are tax deductible and go to help offset the costs of the dogs vetting**
Adoption Information:

Please remember Every animal for adoption through an Hounds Haven is fully vetted for their age and only needs routine preventive care. Dogs older then 6 months of age are heartworm tested! All dogs are kept on heartworm preventative. Every hound is vaccinated (age appropriate), and de-wormed, in addition to being spayed/neutered.

We are asking for interested parties to fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire prior to us lining up an appointment for them to see the hound(s) at the hound(s)' home.


Facts about OLIVIA

  • Breed: Basset Hound
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Hounds Haven Basset Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

OLIVIA, a Vail Basset Hound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Basset Hound for sale in Vail, or seeking a Basset Hound dog from a breeder in Vail.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Vail already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Vail breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Basset Hound breeders who help with Basset Hound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Vail paves the way for another one to be saved.