Adopting a dog is a very important step to take and should only be done once you have fully researched the idea. You are about to complete an application to adopt a Basset Hound. We hope that we can match you with the right dog and that you will give the hound a safe and loving environment for the rest of its natural life.
Before you continue, I want to confirm that GGBR does expect an adoption fee as a donation. This fee helps us to meet the medical expenses for all our hounds. We vet every dog, make sure the vaccinations are current and that the dog is heartworm tested. We spay or neuter every animal if necessary, treat any medical conditions and start our hounds on heartworm preventative. On average, each basset hound that passes through rescue costs at least $300. The adoption fees are the minimum recommended, but they are negotiable. We discount the fees for people who want to adopt bonded pairs or multiple hounds.
Thank you for your interest in adopting from us...
NOTE: AFTER SUBMISSION YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. IF YOU DON'T, PLEASE EMAIL US AS WE PROBABLY DIDN'T RECEIVE YOUR FORM! PLEASE ANSWER EVERY QUESTION.
Have you ever owned or lived with a dog before?
Please answer EVERY question. After you click submit you should get a page confirming your submission, and an email confirmation sent to your primary email address. Watch for an error message, or if the form remains on your screen, scroll through it looking for the question that needs action.
If you don't get that confirmation screen or email, please either complete the form again, taking extra care to complete it fully, or contact us to check on receipt. Thanks!
Please select Yes to confirm that you have read and understand this instruction.*
Have you ever owned or lived with a Basset Hound before? IMPORTANT - Please tell us a little about your experience, if any, with this breed in the comments box at the end of the form.*
How much time will the animal spend alone during the day? *
Where will the animal be kept when you are not home*
Will the animal be kept inside or outside*
Inside and Outside
Where will the animal be kept when you are home*
Where does the dog sleep at night?*
Describe how you will train the pet*
Have you ever given up a pet? If yes, please explain*
List at least one reference (who is not a family member), please include contact phone#*
Veterinarian's Name and Phone Number*
Please give the ages of any children*
Please tell us about the current pets in your household. Choose the first answer that applies in this list, then see the next question - there you can tell us about your other pets. We need to know the breed, sex, age, spayed or neutered (if a dog), personality etc. This will help us make a good match for your current pets as well as for you!*
horse/large outdoor animal
other small animals
Please use this box to tell us about other animals in your home (see previous question).*
When is the best time to reach you by phone?
Why are you particularly interested in adopting a Basset Hound?*
Due to the unknown origin and history of some of the dogs we take in we won't always know if they're housetrained or not. Would you be willing/able to adopt a basset that is not or possibly not housebroken? Bear in mind that all dogs may regress a little when their environment changes. Please explain why this might be a major problem for you.*
Which hound are you interested in? If you don't have a particular dog in mind, or the dog you like is not in this list, you don't need to answer here. Our adoption liaison will contact you later to discuss a good match for you.
Choose an animal:
How did you hear about us*
Is your yard fenced*
Yard Partially Fenced
Yard Completely Fenced
What is the height of the fence*
What type of fence*
In what type of home do you live*
Do you own or rent your home*
How many people reside in your household*
Who in the household will care for the pet*
If you rent, have you received the approval of your landlord to have an animal? This question is required, even if you own your own home... if you are the home-owner, answer 'yes' as you have given yourself approval!*
If you rent, please enter your landlord's name and phone number. (This question is a required field, so if you own your home, just state "N/A").*
What age of hound are you most interested in?
Any other information that would be relevant to your application? You can tell us here about your experience with other dogs, especially basset hounds, that you have owned in the past, or own now. Also, the human people who share your address. Tell us their personalities, special needs, or other points that would help us match the best dog to your current household.*
I certify that the information entered on this application is true. Please enter your name and date as a digital signature to this form.*