Animal Success Stories
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One of our friends joked that before we met Daisy Mae, we had a "basset sized hole" in our lives, and it is so true. Daisy Mae has brought so much happiness to our lives, and I hope that we have brought the same to hers. We adopted Daisy at the ripe old age of 11, but no one told her that. She was just as rambunctious as a teenager and we quickly fell in love. Daisy loves to walk, eat, explore, cuddle, and sleep in equal parts. She is just as at home snoozing on the bed as she is taking a wild adventure through the park. She loves belly rubs, ear rubs, and rolling around the bed grunting. She gets along very well with her dog brother and cat brothers and sisters! I'd never met a basset before Daisy and now I am in love with the breed. We write this on the second year of her adoptiversary, and we are so glad that we adopted her!
Louie-Deacon When I was a little puppy, my name was Deacon and I had a nice Mom for the first 10 years of my life. In January, Mom went to the Rainbow Bridge and couldn't come back. I was sent to the Golden Gate Basset Orphanage. I had to see some doctors and they removed a HUGE tumor from my back, removed an eye which was infected, and took away my manhood!! They said, in spite of everything, I was in pretty good shape, so I went to a foster home with a nice lady named Debbie. In June, my new Mom was helping a friend adopt a basset from the orphanage when she saw my picture on the GGBR website. She says it was love at first sight! Debbie drove me to Stockton to meet my new family. I have two new sisters, Maggie and Ellie (both from GGBR) and Mom cooks kosher dog food for all of us!! Not just chicken meatloaf, but apple and cheese biscuits, too, and a special chicken and rice soup just for ME! Mom is trying to put some weight on me. She says my little basset-butt is too skinny. I get to sleep on the big (not big enough) bed with Mom. Mom gave me a new name, too - I am now known as Louie-Deacon. I am a happy little boy now, but, if anyone sees my cojones, I'd like to have them back!!
Date of Adoption 2/18/2012 Daisy has filled a hole in our home and hearts that has already made our family feel complete again. We owned basset hounds (2 females) who we loved for many years until they passed away (at age 12 and 16). We later adopted a larger (mixed breed) rescue dog who we treasured for 10 years until he too died. We waited a full year before deciding to adopt a dog again, but knew we wanted to go back to owning a basset hound because of their loving and gentle ways. We went to Wags n’ Wuv – an adoption fair put on in Oakland by Citizen Canine, specifically because we read Golden Gate Basset Rescue would be there. We met Daisy at the event who was there with her dedicated and loving foster parents (Sally & Mike) as well as the remarkable veterinarian (Mark) who operated on her for a large bladder stone and treated her for other medical conditions she had developed from being neglected and left to roam on the street. She made a miraculous recovery and is now putting weight back on that she lost while ill and looking more adorable every day. She is crazy about people and dogs and is a little flirt on walks, wanting everyone to meet and greet her. She is a champion cuddle-bug and totally into sun-bathing. She is the most low-maintenance, easy-going dog we’ve ever owned. We are head over heels in love with her and are so grateful to everyone associated with GGBR who brought her into our lives. Peter & Carol
I adopted Daisy at the July 4th event (Waddle) in Novato this year. She is such a delight to me and my grand daughter. I've attached a couple of pictures - one, of her favorite tummy rub activities and the other is just a picture of her beautiful smile. We've established a routine of walks in the early morning and again in the evening and Daisy is sure to let us know if we forget or she thinks its 'time'. I was amazed at how easily she accepted my 15 year old cat as well as the other recently rescued feline. Daisy is an absolute delight to have around even on her late night forays to the backyard to chase off stray cats, possums, raccoons and other creatures wandering into her domain. She loves to go for car rides with me on every possible occasion. We surprised the cashier at the drive through window of the pharmacy and were pleasantly surprised at the accommodations at a restaurant on the river. They supplied ice water and doggie treats for her while we waited for our dinner. Shopping at Petsmart is a weekly event where she gets treats again (we're on a first name basis there). It's truly a dog's world and we're so very happy to be a part of it! I could go on and on about all the delightful things Daisy does to make my life more enjoyable, but its sufficient to say I can't imagine being without her. Thank you to GGBR for the wonderful work you are doing for these animals. Gwen Ford
Daisy is our four year old Basset Hound adopted 3/22/13. I drove over three hours to pick Daisy up, and I would do it a thousand more times! She brings us so much happiness, and we feel incredibly lucky to have her in our lives. Amber
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