Animal Success Stories

We welcome updates on the hounds we have placed... if you have a story to tell, please send it to Addy Dawes, ggbassetlovr@hotmail.com, with photos if possible, and we'll feature it here.


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Ginger (3/12) renamed Molly Malone

About 6 years we adopted a female Basset we named Liza Doolittle. She had many health problems, but we nursed her back to health with TLC. She was our baby and passed away last May. I cried for 2 weeks. It was so sad to lose her. I loved having a Basset baby girl. At Christmas time I started looking at Golden Gate's site looking at all the pretty girls that needed homes. In January a stray girl basset arrived at the Sacramento Animal Shelter.The ladies at GGBR claimed her as soon as they knew her owner did not come forward. Jessica Dickson picked her up and fostered her. Jessica nursed her back to health since she got kennel cough while in the shelter. Jessica's daughter named her Ginger because her hair is so pretty and gingered color. We got to meet Ginger in the park on February 11. She rode home in Papa's ( Bob's) lap. When we got her home we renamed Ginger Molly Malone to honor Bob's Irish heritage. Molly liked her new name and home except Murphy Molly's Basset brother was very grouchy with her. After many dog cookies Murphy got for a happy attitude toward the new girl he decided that Molly is alright and now he sleeps with her and occasionally plays with her too. Molly and Murphy are sniffing partners on long walks which Molly loves. Molly also has a Lab sister named Sheena and they are best of friends since day 1.Molly also likes our 2 cats. Molly is a part of our family now. Molly is a daddy's girl and sleeps on his lap every night while Bob watches t.v Molly has been such a blessing to us. She is so sweet and loving. We just love her and could not have asked for a sweeter girl. She is also such a pretty girl. Proud Basset Hound Mommy and Daddy, Kay and Bob Beeson

Georgia

Georgia has been with us for about 2 months now and we are totally in love with her. We never hesistated when it came to adopting an older dog. Although she's 9 years old, we've taken her on 5+ mile hikes, no problem! She's equally happy running around the dog park as she is sleeping on her doggy bed, which makes her a great fit in our small apartment home. Plus, she came completely house broken! She is sweet and gentle, she loves to play with her squeaky toys, give hugs, and get her belly rubbed. We adopted Georgia thinking we were going to be able to give her a happier life and, in return, she's given us a happier life. -Scott and Rayne Loder

Gracie
Gracie

My husband and I had adopted a basset hound puppy, Jane Eyre, twelve years ago (1996). I arranged her adoption to be around May 21st, my husband's 30th birthday. She was my very first dog and we took her into our family before we had children. We doted on her and loved her like a child. She taught us how to be parents and responsible adults. Alas, Jane died on Easter, 2007. It was devastating for us. We had adopted a lab mix puppy in September of 2006, but we missed having a Basset Hound. We were Basset owners without a Basset Hound. Since we had recently gone through puppy stage we were not too anxious to do that again. After a full year, we thought we had recovered enough from the loss of our dear Jane to think about getting a new dog. Since we didn't want a puppy and desperately wanted a new Basset Hound, it was a clear choice....Basset Rescue. We were new to the area so we just did a Google search and found Golden Gate Basset Rescue. I put in an application, a home evaluation was quickly arranged and we met and brought Gracie home that following weekend. The week before my husband's 42nd birthday. We were coming full Basset Hound circle. Gracie was an instant hit! Our two children adored her and she didn't mind them at all. Our lab mix was beyond thrilled to have a play mate come to her home. Gracie was a bit shy with our dog at first, but one week later they were romping and rolling all over the house. They share toys, beds and lots of play time. I could not be more pleased with the match that Golden Gate Basset Hound has made for our family. Gracie has adjusted so well and we just couldn't be happier. Thank you so much for the gift of our new family member. It is an amazing gift to give a family and we are so appreciative. Thank you!


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