Adopt

My name is
Trixie!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 7 hours ago

Adoption fee: $300

This helps Utah Friends of Basset Hounds with pet care costs.

My basic info

Breed
Basset Hound
Color
Age
7 years 7 months old, Adult
Size
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Weight
39 lbs (current)
Sex
Female
Pet ID
0000001578

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Trixie is a special needs basset. Rescued dogs frequently arrive with a lot of unanswered questions. We and our vets think Trixie was born with a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia or CH. A part of her brain did not fully develop leaving her with balance issues, difficulty judging distance, and clumsiness to the point where walking is really not an option for her. Even with all her challenges, she is able to get around the house and navigate a couple of steps. She can pretty much get anywhere she wants to go. After trying Trixie in both a 2- and 4-wheel cart, we have started to investigate a modified cart specifically for CH dogs. She is too wobbly to use the 2- and 4-wheel carts. Aside from this condition, Trixie is happy and healthy. She does great with other dogs (although she doesn't play) and is expected to have a normal lifespan. Our vet suggests that her coordination could benefit from some regular physical therapy. We plan to start that just after the first of the year when things slow down a bit. If you are interested in Trixie, please give UFBH a call and/or fill out the application and talk with us about her condition.