My name is Princess!

Basset Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Preston, Connecticut - Princess
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Princess's Info...

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

Princess's Story...
Gender: Female
Age: 1 year
Weight: 37 pounds
Location: West Monroe, LA
Breed: Bassett Hound
Adoption Fee: $450 (transport to the Northeast is included)
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If this dog has stolen your heart, don't wait! Please apply online now to be considered as a potential adopter.

ADOPTED -- 8-12-2011

FOSTER UPDATE 08-11-11: Princess is in good health and now weighs 37 lbs. HISTORY: She was rescued from a kill shelter in LA, vetted and vaccinated by PAWS of NE, fostered and given lots of love and a chance for a new life with PAWS fosters, Jane & Carmen. Rescue Dog Village works closely with PAWS and took Princess into rescue so that PAWS can focus their efforts on the new daily arrivals. Princess is now enjoying her new foster home in RI with her new mom Kathy.

Princess is living with 4 other dogs and a cat and has mastered the art of the dog door very quickly. She enjoys going in & out at her will. Since her arrival in RI, she is beginning to understand that she can trust people and is definitely more confident now, then when she first came to her new foster home. She loved her fosters in LA and it was hard for her to leave the first home that showed her love and kindness. Princess is always respectful of the other dogs, doesn’t force herself on them or people. She is a gentle, sweet girl, just full of love to give!

Her energy level is moderate so she would be good with a busy family and doesn’t need a lot of exercise. Everyone who meets her says she is very sweet, shy, and friendly with people and other animals. Likes to be brushed, given belly rubs, and gives lots of kisses! Princess is still young so she will need to have lots of bones to chew on. Occasionally she will dig a hole in yard becomes sad and doesn’t like to be scolded so she will listen and try to understand what you want her to do.

She will always come to a whistle; she is very good on leash and really enjoys her daily walks! Her foster brother Boomer and her love to romp and rough house. She loves to cuddle and will snuggle right up to you at night. This is a good sign of a loving sweet dog and she also is becoming a good watch dog.

It is normal for rescue dogs to experience new things that we take for granted and is a part of our everyday lives; sometimes they are not sure what things are. Princess is no exception and at first she was frightened of squeaky toys, now she is used to them showing her mom that she is learning to trust, we are very happy with her wonderful progress. She is also starting to chew and play with toys that have the empty bottles in them and crackle but as she gets older, this will stop because she is still young. She is not mouthy but will give you a little affectionate nudge when she wants your attention.

Princess would be great for someone at home all the time that wants a true companion that will follow you everywhere. Very good with having her nails cut, ears cleaned. Some rescue dogs have only had a few baths so they need time to understand that they will feel good after. Baths scare her little, Mom said it is the sprayer hose that she is unsure about but like all new things; she will get better as time goes on. Her new mom will need to be gentle so she can gain the confidence she needs.

She used to eat fast and gain confidence that the food will keep coming however, she has always respected her brothers and sisters food and won’t try to take any of their food, and she is indeed a very very special dog. She doesn’t beg at the table and is a real good girl. Mom has been feeding her Purina One Dog foods and prepares it for the Princess that she is. Mom will soak her dry food a little with some water and then top it with some canned Purina, umm, yummy. Princess is very grateful with everything that she is given and is not a picky eater. Mom always gives her a treat before bed, usually milk bone or a marrow bone. She will sit at the closet door and wait now at bedtime because she knows that it is coming. She’s a joy to have around!

She loves her walks, goes at a regular pace, doesn’t pull and is very calm. It is great to see her run with her foster family of dogs in the back yard chasing and playing with each other. She is wonderful with all the dogs she meets and will back off if threatened, roll on her back, and never pushes herself on them. There is not any aggression in Princess, she is a true lady.

She would also be good in a home with another dog to play with, she is very sensitive to other dogs likes and dislikes and doesn’t push herself on them. Enjoys children and shows no aggression, she will just back away and is very gentle when she is around them. She is very good with cats and doesn’t bother her brother foster cat, shows respect and occasionally will kiss and lick his head-and he loves the kisses and Princess.

When she gets her treats and cookies, she will sit, wait her turn and has what we call a soft mouth which means she doesn’t grab it and run. She displays no aggressive with food, bones, toys or anything else. She is house trained however, when dogs transition to a new home, they need time to adjust to their new schedule. She is excellent in the car; she sits, looks around and enjoys her surroundings and the ride.

She hasn’t been in a crate but we can’t imagine that she would need to be crated however, if her new family want to crate her, we are sure that she would not mind at all. She is excellent on the leash, doesn’t pull and walks by your side. Loud voices do scare her little so her new family will need to just reassure her that everything is ok.

Princess is a wonderful dog in every way and we are committed to making sure that her new family will love her as much as she loves back. We would like it if someone is home most of the time and wants a companion because she loves being with people. It is amazing that after all she has been through, she still trusts humans. She's a real sweet girl and likes to please you! She's very gentle and doesn’t jump up on you. We also would like her to have a yard to run around in but because she is a low energy dog, it is not a requirement; it would be nice for her to just find a spot to lie in the sun. We want her to have someone that will take her for her walks or rides in the car.

Princess is a wonderful dog and deserves a loving home; we are choosing her family very carefully because she deserves it. These rescue dogs give back in return, it is simply astounding to watch it unfold. It's almost as if they express their gratitude with every tail wag, and that means JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING to us in rescue. When we are able to see the somewhat timid and unsure dogs that enter our rescue finally blossom, it's a joy like no other. Witnessing Princess grand unfolding has been nothing short of delightful. And to hear her fosters speak of her so fondly, is a gift unto itself, really. If one ever wonders how or why these dogs can transcend some of their challenging pasts all too often filled with hardship and neglect, it's because of people like Princess’s southern and northern foster moms and family, four legged as well as two. IT IS THE LOVE AND DEVOTION FROM PEOPLE LIKE THEM THAT HELP GET THESE DESERVING DOGS TO THE OTHER SIDE and make them highly adoptable and prized companions!

UPDATE 7-14-2011 Princess has seen a lot for her short year here on earth. She was rescued from a high kiil shelter in North Louisiana by PAWS, placed in foster care for about one month, and will be traveling north soon to a new foster who has Bassett Hounds of her own so Princess will feel right at home.

She has no medical concerns, is up-to-date on her shots, and has a moderate energy level which matches her laid back personality. Her foster mom describes her as "laid back" and said she likes to lie around on the couch and relax during the day.

Check out the these videos of Princess and it will show you how sweet she is and why she is a true princess: Video 1 Video 2

Princess loves to go outside, take long walks, run and play. She loves to run off leash with her lazy hound dog personality. She has a hard time getting to the car but once she is in, she loves it and rides well.

To see more photos of Princess, please check out our website Rescue Dog Village

Princess is in that very cute puppy phase and loves to gnaw on chew toys and rawhide. Making sure that she has her own things to chew will help keep her occupied and much less interested in chewing things around the house.

She doesn't understand how to play with dog toys but her foster mom is working with her to make her as comfortable as possible with her own toys. Many dogs in rescue do not understand doggy playtime with their own dog toys.

Princess can be a little shy but she acclimates quickly. She barks occasionally and is quiet in the house. Princess is interested in cats and she respects their space. She likes children so she will make a wonderful pet for a family with children over the age of 7. Her current foster home has a 10 year old girl. Princess will lie down with her and watch television. She has not encountered very young children while at her current foster home.

She has been in a foster home without other dogs but was in a kennel with another small dog at the shelter and there were no problems. She also has no food issues and is house trained. Although when rescue dogs transfer to a new home and need to learn the schedule, there could be a few accidents.

She is not currently crated because she does well in the house and her foster mom describes her as being shy about house hold routines. She seems to have been outside most of her life but is adjusting well. The perfect home for our Princess is one with a family because she is so very flexible and is an easy going dog. A home with both inside and outside time would be great because she loves outside. She will fit in with most families because she likes people and children. She likes attention and likes to lie around so lots of kisses for this Princess is a requirement. She would be fine in a home with other dogs and cats; she can fit in just about any home. We would like to find a home with dogs, maybe cats and older children.

ORIGINAL BIO - Princess was in a kill shelter and was given that name by the volunteers because that is just what she is. She has only been in rescue for a short time, is about 1 year old and supposed to be good with kids. I dare you to take one look into these hound dog eyes and tell me you don't want to adopt her...I didn't think you could! Her foster mom describes her as WONDERFUL; Miss Princess is much of a couch hog and loves to lie on her foster mom's pillow, she is enjoying her new life away from the kill shelter. She is a great dog and her foster mom is trying to fatten her up.

The Basset Hound breed is among the most pleasant-natured and easygoing of all breeds. Some are dignified, but most are clownish. Almost all are reliably good-natured, sociable, and peaceful with everyone -- strangers, children, and other pets, too. At a dog show, you can count on seeing cheerfully wagging tails in the Basset Hound ring.

They may be short-legged, but Bassets weigh 50 or 60 pounds and need a moderate amount of daily exercise to stay fit, even if they appear to be content snoring in front of the fireplace. Lazy owners have fat Bassets with concurrent health problems. When you do take her outdoors, you need to keep her in a fenced area or on-leash. This is a hunting hound with a powerful nose and a yen for the chase, and if she picks up an interesting scent and she could take off after anything that emits an odor or runs. It is essential for the new mom to understand that Princess cannot be trusted off-leash.

Princess doesn't need to run for miles, but she does need more exercise than the typical slow walk around the block that many owners give them. Dogs that don't get enough exercise can become obese, which puts stress on their bones and joints and causes more health problems. Princess MUST have regular opportunities to stretch her legs and vent her energy, if you want her to remain healthy, fit and not develop bad habits. It is so important for a dog owner to meet the needs of the dog and if they don't and the dog's behavior gets out of control, we cannot blame the dog.

The Basset Hound breed lives for food, are champion beggars, and will steal any tidbit within reach - and be forewarned that their reach includes counter tops when they stand up on their hind legs. Princess is a mix so she will not necessarily have all the same characteristics and not proven to have all of these traits.

To see more photos of this dog and all our adoptable dogs, please check out our website at Rescue Dog Village.

Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs' biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog's DNA tested at their own expense.


About Our Rescue

These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village, we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.

Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. It's sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we don't want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. It's that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and that's our goal!

Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WE'VE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!

Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, you'll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we can't continue rescue if we don't do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your family's eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once you've submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well

If you have the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog!

Please contact and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.


ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits - no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.

Facts about Princess

  • Breed: Basset Hound Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: RDV072

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Princess, a Preston 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 Preston, or seeking a Basset Hound dog from a breeder in Preston.

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