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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Zoey

Thank you GGBR for bringing Zoey into our lives. She is the most amazing little dog. Damian and I wanted to get a dog and he was interested in basset hounds. After a lot of searching for the perfect dog, Zoey appeared one day and Damian knew she was the one. She has brought so much happiness to our lives. She is friendly to everyone she meets, people, children and other animals. She even has become good friends with my 11 yr old cat Cleo, they often chase each other and sleep in the same bed. Zoey also loves playing with us, her mommy and daddy, but only on her terms. She loves chewing on anything she can find, socks are her favorite. We love taking her almost everywhere we go. She insists on sitting in my lap and sticking her head out the window of the car, but not on the freeway, its just too fast for her. Zoey hates water, she tolerates bath time, but she despises swimming and sprinklers that can get her wet! We are so excited to watch her grow older and get wrinkles. UPDATE 12/6/2010: Hello Golden Gate Basset Rescue! Happy Holidays! I just wanted to give you an update on Zoey and her super spoiled life. Well, we adopted a second dog. See photos attached. His name is Broady and he is a 10 month old Lhasa Apso/Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix. We adopted him through GEPDA (gepdaus.org). Just like Zoey, when we saw his picture on petfinder we knew he was the dog for us. Zoey and him are getting along so well, playing all day long and getting into trouble together. I hope you understand why we decided on this smaller male dog as a companion for Zoey, a male basset would have been too big for our small home and family. Well we still recommend GGBR to anyone who asks about Zoey and were to get a basset. We even frown at people who say they got their bassets from a breeder. Zoey has a ninth nipple and short ears for the standard, but she still is the best female dog in the world, so we will forever disagree with puppy mills and standard breeding. Thank you so much for everything, and I greatly appreciate all the updates and information I get via email.

Zoey (was Ruby)
Zoey (was Ruby)

Here are photos of our Zoey girl. I wanted her name changed from Ruby to Zoey so she could forget her past. She is standing on our boat dock looking like a beautiful princess in one picture (click the picture to the left to see the other photos). The other picture is of her on one of her five different doggie beds which are located on outside 2nd floor deck, outside 1st floor patio, living room, TV room, and in her kennel in our bedroom. The third photo is her walking on the beach. We have had both eyes operated on for Cherry Eye. She sees the Vet tomorrow for her follow up visit after her second eye operation. She has gained four pounds and is a very happy dog. She still has house training issues, every couple days she decides to urinate on the carpet for no obvious reason. We walk her every morning for at least 2 miles sometimes 3 miles from our house around the park in our neighborhood. We have been on vacation for 4 weeks (with her) to a friends house in Oregon on the Coast. She loved the beach and the sand dunes. - It looks to us like Zoey has left Ruby far behind and now has the wonderful life and love that she so deserves! Thanks to Barbara Young for adopting her and loving her despite her issues!


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