Shelter Sunday: Basset Buddies Rescue / Milwaukee, WI

Hunter WIMeet Hunter! This 8-year old Basset Hound is being fostered in Wisconsin by Basset Buddies Rescue. Here’s what he has to say on their website.

Hello, my name is Hunter! This is my second stay with BBR. My last family had several dogs, cats and kids. I got along fine with the cats and great with the kids (ages 3-12). In fact I used to sleep in bed with one of the kids at night. But I wasn’t always getting along with the other dogs in the house, which is why I am in foster care again. I am in a home now with one other male basset and we are getting along, probably because he is a more passive dog. My foster mom thinks I should be with a passive dog or no dogs in my forever home. I do not share toys and bones well, although strangely I am not aggressive with food or treats. My foster brother actually will steal food from me if you can believe it!

My foster mom has me working hard already because I am what they call overweight. I have already lost quite a few pounds since I got here, but the doctor says my ideal weight is somewhere around 35-45 pounds. Foster mom has this terrible rule called “no table scraps” but apparently if I’m going to live a long healthy life, this is the way it must be. Right now my nick name is “Tubby” because of my big body and small head, but I’m going to turn that into “Handsome” when I get trim again. Getting regular exercise is helping me get there. I also just got my teeth cleaned so my mouth is already handsome.

I have a loud bark which isn’t a surprise for a basset. However, I can get barky some times when left alone, so I need a home where this isn’t going to bother anyone or my family is around most of the time. Sometimes I like the car and it’s a nice place to snooze and other times I whine. Baths and ear cleaning are ok, but I wore a muzzle when I got my nails trimmed at the vet. Despite my size I do well on walks and get around fine. I can’t really get on the bed, though that’s where I’d like to sleep if you don’t mind the snoring. I’m looking for a family who wants to rub my tummy because tummy rubs are the best. I also love to drink water like a camel. Maybe I’m storing some in my extra fat rolls 🙂 But don’t worry, I am fully housetrained.

I guess you could say I have plenty of quirks, but my foster mom says I am a good dog most of the time!

For more information, please fill out the Adoption Application so someone on the adoption team can contact you and let you know more!

If you’re lucky enough to be in Wisconsin, why not contact Basset Buddies to learn more about Hunter and all of his friends? Call (262)347-8823, send an email to [email protected] or fill out their online application.

If you’re somewhere else, check out Petfinder’s Shelter Center to locate adoptable dogs near you.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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