My name is Diego!

Basset Hound Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Diego
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Diego's Info...

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

Diego's Story...
Hi y’all! My name is Diego. What an adventure I have had in the last couple of months. Whew! Seems like I was neglected, abandoned and left to fend for myself until Yavapai County took me into their shelter. After a while, I was referred to AZBHR, but because the foster homes were all full, I had to stay in boarding for a while. That was OK, but I really wanted to go to a home. Finally, Ms. Robin found a place for me to live while I got healthy, put some weight on, got lumps removed and “tutored”.

Everything was going great and I even got to go to the Howl-oween event. What a blast I had – meeting new people and dogs! Then I went to the v-e-t. She was a nice lady but she took 7 lumps off me, neutered me, then amputated my tail. She told my foster mom that the ugly growth on my tail was too involved with the tail structure and looked pretty dangerous, so it’s gone. But, I got to wear cool t-shirts while I healed and my foster sisters were soooooo jealous! And, I have all my shots, my micro-chip, and most important, a clean bill of health! I have gotten my stitches out and am growing my hair back and look like a real dog again, even without most of my tail.

I really want a nice forever home. I am about 7 years old and as nice as can be. I have put on about 15 pounds, am pretty close to my ideal weight and am a pretty good-sized boy. I have a lot of play in me, but don’t chew or even bark much. I share food and water well. I mind really well and ask to go outside when I need to, and am pretty good on the leash. I am a little scared of the garage, though. I get along great with my basset foster sisters and the five fluffy cat-things that also live here. I love the couch and chair and would love the bed but my foster folks won’t let me sleep up there. They expect me to sleep in my own bed, darn it. Don’t tell, but when they are not home, I sleep in the bed with the cats (shhhh).

I am a very affectionate fellow and very happy. I would really love to have a home where I could be your very-best-ever friend and go for walks and car rides and maybe romp in the backyard and snooze on the couch with you.

Facts about Diego

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Diego, a Phoenix 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 Phoenix, or seeking a Basset Hound dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.