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Anna Belle & Ginger

Here are some of my happy endings… I adopted Ginger and Anna Belle on February 23rd (One day before my birthday – what a great B-day present). Ginger is my “troublemaker”. She’s the one spread eagle on her back on my bed. In another of the pictures, I had put up a gate to keep her out of my formal living room. The next time I walked by the room, there she sat… inside the gate. I’m not sure how she got in the room and she obviously didn’t remember either as she sat in the room until I let her out. Anna Belle is my love bug. She loves to cuddle and sit in the chair with me. She was also the star at the Charlotte Great Grapes Festival – Kissing Booth. When I am working on my computer, they both curl up in their dog beds and keep me company.

They have both been a great joy to me and very good companions for Gracie my 11 year old (CBHR 2011).

Sarah Coy

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Bonnie

Bonnie

Hello! My name is Bonnie, and I’m about 5 or 6 years old. I’m originally from North Carolina, but I live in Beaufort, South Carolina now. I love the morning sea air in my new home! Every morning my foster daddy gets up and drinks his coffee on the deck, and I get right up there with him to get my morning breath. Taking those deep breaths is easier now that I’m finished with my heart worm treatment, and I can now play all day with my foster brothers and sister if I want to.

My foster daddy says I’m quite a lover and I like to just randomly snuggle. I love to go for walks and I am pretty good on a leash. I’m told I’m a lazy basset cause I seldom just jump right up on anything: I’d rather c..r..a..w..l up and into a chair or couch. I must say I also love to lie on a nice pillow. It doesn’t matter if it’s yours or mine as long as I can lay my head on it. And while we’re on the topic of things I love, I must mention toys. You see I love them so much that I just HAVE to play with them regardless of whether they’re mine or not. I’m sorry to say that I’m not allowed to have toys with stuffing in them because I use them to make the room look like it snowed inside. Sometimes folks just don’t recognize art when they see it. Other loves include doing the basset hound barrel roll on the floor after it’s been vacuumed; the floor has to be perfectly fresh to do it properly. And because I’m a basset, I’m also a big fan of belly rubs.

I’m a fairly quiet girl, but I will let you know if I hear something outside of the norm. My foster daddy and I are working on something he calls a bad habit. I just call it working my core by stretching my abs to get things I need or want off the counter or table. There is something else here called a crate, and while I don’t particularly care for it, I will go in it and be a perfect lady while I’m in there. I know foster daddy is helping me get ready for something else I’d really, really love, and that’s my very own forever family. So if you’re ready for a super loving basset girl, look me up and send in an application. I’d love to keep you company while you drink your coffee! Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a toy over there that I really must go check on. Bye-bye!

Bonnie and friend

December 30, 2013

 

Lucy

Lucy

My name is Jamie Thomas and my family and I adopted Lucy this August. We would love to be included in your happy endings collage. I have attached some of my favorite pics of Miss Lucy.

Thank you,
Jamie Thomas

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CBHR Wishes You Happy Holidays

CBHR Wishes You Happy Holidays

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

Thank you for your support over the past year. We could not continue to rescue the homeless bassets of the Carolinas without our foster homes, volunteers, and donors. Because of your generosity, we were able to pull all of the bassets we were notified about, and they are now in loving furever homes or foster homes. Read about some of our “Happy Endings” for 2013.

We hope you have a wonderful New Year and look forward to continuing to work with you to provide new hope for those bassets who find themselves abandoned in a shelter.

 

Baxter

Baxter

We love Baxter he is a sweet and happy boy. He and our bloodhound Isabelle love to play together. He is a lover and quite a couch pup sometimes he loves to snuggle with John and I in the evenings.

The Robey family

Baxter

 

Tex

Tex

Tex has adjusted wonderfully in our home. It is like he has been with us forever. He is very spoiled, he has his own bed and blanket. He uses his toy for a pillow. He goes with us almost everywhere, and loves to sing to the car radio, depending on what song is on! He does not like the Beatles, or Grateful Dead, but he likes Jan and Dean and loves Cher. Sometimes at 2-3 o’clock in the morning, he wants out. We let him out, he howls at the moon 3 or 4 times and wants back in. Not a potty is made!

The Domnick family

PS: In January we will be adding another CBHR hound named Chester to our family:)

Tex

 

Maisy

Maisy

Maisy came home and took over our hearts on July 9th of this year. She is the most affectionate dog we’ve ever met. She loves to sit on laps and give out tons of free kisses. She loves to play with her three human siblings and to run around with her 2 4-legged siblings. She is especially fond of Simon since he’s just as good looking as she is. She has also managed to get her human parents wrapped around her little paw. Feel free to call her spoiled; she’d never deny it. She’s a perfect fit for our family and we cannot imagine life without our little charmer. Thank you CBHR for helping get our sweet little Maisy to us!

The Conlan family

Maisy with family

 

Cassie

Cassie

Hello there, my name is Cassie. I don’t know what is going on around here, but everyone is very busy and excited about something. My people did something pretty strange this week. They brought a tree in the house for me! I am not kidding they really did. I have checked it thoroughly for chipmunks and squirrels and I did not find any. Now they have put pretty stuff all over it and I have to be careful with my happy tail. They have even hung some socks up with names on them. I don’t read real well, but I am pretty sure one of them is for me. Do you think I am supposed to play tug of war with it? I sure can’t wait to see what is going to happen next around here with these silly people. Oh I forgot, I am supposed to tell you guys all about myself.

I am a fabulous basset lady who is about seven years old and I have a great personality. I am the sweetest dog ever, and I love to snuggle. My foster Mom says I do something cute that she calls the “Basset Hound Flop”. As soon as I see you I flop on my back for a belly rub. You know how it is with Bassets and their belly rubs, we go to ridiculous extremes to get them. A lot of us even sleep on our backs hoping for a belly rub while we are napping. I like to go for short walks and I am really good on the leash. I like to ride in the car and I have good car manners. I also like being around other dogs.

During the day I have the run of the house while my foster parents are away at work. Like other fabulous bassets, I’m a good girl and don’t get into anything. I sleep through the night in my own special bedroom, also known as a crate. I was getting treated for those pesky heart worms, and foster mom thought the prednisone medicine was interfering with my house training. I mean, what do you expect when the medicine starts with “pee??” But I just finished my last treatment – Hooray for me! – and now that I am off the medicine I think my house training will get better. I am just as sweet as can be and I would be a great addition to any family, especially yours! Go to www.cbhr.com and check out my profile — maybe you can be my happy ending.

cassie_3HERE’S AN UPDATE:
I am about all worn out from all this holiday stuff. It sure was fun, and Santa was very good to me. I hear we have one more of these holidays to go this week so I am resting up for another round of excitement and fun. I hear I have to stay up really late for this one so I better have another nap. Maybe next holiday I can be with your family.

December 23, 2013

 

Miss Layla (Ladybug)

Miss Layla (Ladybug)

Miss Layla (formerly known as Ladybug) is doing swimmingly! She loves to curl up on her pillow on the couch, on her dog bed, or in the sunshine! She rather enjoys walking in the woods so that she has ample opportunity to mark her territory (more so than many male dogs I know!). On occasion, she will chase her siblings (cats) around the house. Above all, she loves to play what I call bark and chase. My parents’ dog will run after a ball, and Layla simply runs after him, barking her head off! LOVE THIS DOG. Thanks, CBHR!!!!!

Sam Hilliard

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Roxie

Roxie

We adopted Sonny, our first rescue from CBHR, back in February 2009 to hang out with our first rescue, Flash. We think Flash was a hunting dog by his mannerisms. Sonny is a very social hound and soon taught Flash how to play some. Unfortunately Flash got sick very quick right around Labor Day weekend, and we had to lead him to the Rainbow Bridge because he was in too much pain and not strong enough to survive surgery.

Sonny has always been a pack dog; from his initial rescue from a pen of Beagles, to his foster home with their 3 Bassets, to us with Flash. Sonny became very depressed as the solo dog. Unfortunately we were traveling a lot in October, and Sonny’s depression manifested in some bad behavior. We decided to start looking for a new brother or sister very soon into November.

Roxie and SonnyWe visited 2 CBHR hounds, and we knew that Roxie was the one for us. She engaged with Sonny quickly, and she took to us very quickly. She showed that she is a snuggle-pup very quickly. We arranged to adopt Roxie and she very quickly felt at home. Roxie loves car rides, as does Sonny. She loves walks, as does Sonny. She loves the nest that Sonny made under the bedroom window, as does.. Well, you know. Roxie had already gone up to bed in the nest when Sonny came up and walked to the nest. He looked at her for about a minute, and then decided there was enough room for two. We’ve had no boundary issues while sleeping

Roxie is also what we call a “Plop Hound.” She runs up to us and flops down onto her back. “Rub my belly, rub my belly!”. We’ve also seen her go from a full run into a dive with a twist and land on her back.

It’s also funny that we have inverted colors on our hounds; Sonny is red & white, and Roxie is very white with some red.

She’s been great for us, as has Sonny. Everyone at CBHR has been great to work with.

Thanks,
Chuck

 

Bella Rae

Bella Rae

I lost my first basset, Betsy, back in 1999. I knew that I would get another Basset but my brother surprised me w/ another dog only weeks later & my plans were put on hold. When my dear Dopey went to the bridge June of this year, I was absolutely devastated. I renewed my resolve to have a basset & started searching online for breeders, shelters, rescues, etc. I came upon CBHR & didn’t wait long to sign up. My plan was to foster bassets until I felt ready to adopt again.

Bella Rae was my first foster. I got her on July 27 of this year. I was told that she was from a shelter in Rocky Mount, NC & that her brother, Diesel, & her were turned in because the dogs barked too much & the owners were facing too many noise complaints from neighbors. Living in a townhouse, I was worried that Bella Rae was going to rile up my neighbors, too! I picked her up at a meeting point in Statesville, NC where her & Diesel were separated as Diesel was going to his own foster home in Hickory, NC.

Bella Rae was extremely overweight, had a patch of missing hair, and smelled like she bathed in rotted garbage every morning. The drive back to my place in South Charlotte was a very long & stinky one. She HAD to be bathed before being allowed in the house so with a miner’s light and a hose, Bella got her first bath that very night!

Bella Rae instinctively bonded with my roommate & I could see that she was a very shy & sweet girl. I was the mean lady who gave her a bath & kept tossing toys in her direction so I am not sure that she immediately took to me as a result. The vet said she was in good health aside from a skin infection & hookworms. Bella was NOT potty trained & did not know any basic commands. Over time, as I trained Bella to sit, come, & potty outside, she & I developed a bond of our own. When I left her w/ another CBHR foster for a weekend (I was traveling), I spent the entire weekend talking about Bella Rae & showing off her pictures to everyone. That’s when I knew that I would not be letting her go.

Bella RaeToday, Bella is at a healthy weight, her skin is much improved, & her personality is really starting to come out. She’s still shy around strangers & becomes stressed around them but we are working on that together. Bella is very obedient & will follow me wherever I go. The moment I sit down, she runs & takes her rightful place on my lap. I’ve never had a dog that enjoys cuddling as much as Bella Rae. She doesn’t understand toys but she does love her pink blanket! We assumed Bella lived outside most of her life but you’d never know it the way this little princess acts now. She will only go outside to do her business & then immediately drags me back into the house so she can get a treat & go back to her blanket.

Oh, and about all the barking that she supposedly did – well, I’ve only heard Bella Rae “bark” 3 times in the months I have had her & each time, it has been 1 single “woof” & she seems surprised to hear her own voice when it’s happened! She can be a bit whiny & has what I refer to as a Donkey Cry but she’s stopped doing that & will only make the donkey noises when she needs to go outside – and I can appreciate that!

Bella Rae has many nicknames (Bell, Bells, Belly, Belly Lelly, Lela, Bellini, Bellerina, Donkey, and My Little Girl). Every day I love her just a little more & imagine a long future with her. I’m a foster fail & I wouldn’t have it any other way. And…. I am sure that she wouldn’t either.

Theresa Lopez

 

Tides

Tides

Tides found us when I think about it now. The very first time we met he was climbing on me, pulling my camera strap all in an attempt, or so I think now to “adopt” us! We had already decided we were adopting his sister Lola. I also think my best big dog buddy Wy sent Tides to me so I would have someone to watch over me here on Earth as Wy watches from Heaven. That little guardian, angel, new best buddy, heart stealer, Kong lover, comedian, dirt eater, bed buddy, bed hog, co-pilot, shoe chewer, blue eyed, tail Waggin and tv knocker over came in a package we never expected!

TidesTides Sinatra Johnson has brightened our World so much and keeps us hopping! He turned 8 months in November and what an adventure the Tides Experience has been! Tides is finally starting to win all his Brudders over even though he and Gun are besties! We continue buppy proofing because there just isn’t anything he won’t put in his mouth! He’s already 52lbs at eight months and all the vet can say is he is going to be a big boy! Really? You think? Lol!

He’s got an amazing soul and just being with him makes you feel good all the time. He loves to stand outside when it rains and tries to literally bite the rain drops! He’s been to Greenville, Knoxville, Myrtle Beach and for the Howlidays will be going to Asheville with us. He is doing work with my national site dogs4thepaws.com as well as rescues awareness work with his alma mater CBHR. He is learning to be a spokes dog and do reviews for businesses and brands through DFP. He will be attending the Global Pet Expo in Orlando in March with DFP. He’s been featured in numerous promos and sites helping raise awareness for other fuzzy kids in need.

TidesTides hosts his own social page on Instagram as well as Facebook. It’s called Life of Tides. He shares his adventures and daily fun with all who visits.

He’s an Aries like me and we happen to have birthdays just 2 days apart in March! He’s creative, smart, funny and makes you laugh all the time. He’s a great listener and loving son who’s been there with wags and kisses when his Mommy needs them. He’s growing into a big happy boy who never meets a stranger and shares his Tides Love everywhere he goes. You just have to look into his ice blue eyes and he grabs your heart!

Thank you CBHR for the amazing gift of Tides. Being with him is like Christmas Day everyday!

The Johnson’s – Jim, Missy, Lake, Gun, Schooner and buppy Tides!

 

Trigger

Trigger

My husband and I got our first basset, Sophie, as a wedding gift from our best man! We fell in love with their bassets. Sophie is almost 10 and is slowing down a bit, we really thought she would like to have some company. That is when we found CBHR, I looked at the website a long time before filling out an application. We talked with our children about how they would have to help out with another dog and they became very excited about helping a dog that needed a home. We knew we wanted a younger basset and we fell in love with Trigger during our first visit at Miss Katie’s house!

Trigger had to learn that the boys wanted to love and hug him, he has done well with this! As soon as he sees my three year old come into the room, he rolls over for a belly rub! Trigger has been a great addition to our family! Thank you CBHR for all of your hard work! We have been supported through this whole processes!!

The Towne family
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Max

Max

Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a great weekend. My name is Max and I am your new foster dog of the week! Are you looking for a sweet boy who will follow you around and think that you are just wonderful? That’s me! I think people are pretty wonderful to hang out with!

I am about 3 years old, and way past that puppy stage that can be so much work. I am crate-trained and mostly house-trained, and I will tell you when I have to go out if you are home with me. I like to go in the crate when you leave and at night to sleep. It is very comfy and warm in there. I love people and of course belly rubs. Is there a basset out there that does not love belly rubs? I am guessing probably not. One of my favorite things to do is bask in the sun out in the yard. It is so relaxing just to lie there with the sun beating down on me. I like to dream of chasing wascally wabbits. I also really like to go for walks. Do you feel like you could use a little exercise after the holidays? Then I am your guy. I promise I will keep you company while you burn those calories and work off those Christmas cookies that were oh so good.

MaxI would really like to be the only dog in the house. I don’t know why, but I feel very protective of my space around other dogs. Other than that I am just a sweet guy looking for my forever home. My foster Mom says I am really no fuss at all. Oh, and did I mention how handsome I am? Check out my picture. Who could resist this face?

If you think I could be the guy you are looking for, fill out an application to take me home.

December 16, 2013

 

Twiggy (Raylene)

Twiggy (Raylene)

On April 21st of this year, we adopted “Raylene” from CBHR after having our Basset “Flash” die from lymphoma after 10 years of faithfully guarding the furniture. Raylene is a trim, beautiful redhead and we decided to rename her “Twiggy”, although Twiggy has quickly set her mind to outgrowing her name. Twiggy splits her time between northern New York and Myrtle Beach, SC. She enjoys daily walks and seems to enjoy both the beach and the Adirondack woods where she has become an accomplished hiker. Whether on the beach or in the woods, she enthusiastically greets everyone she meets. Twiggy has also faithfully assumed Flash’s duties and our furniture is safe.

Stephen, Michele, Bailey and Twiggy

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Poly (Bump)

Poly (Bump)

We adopted “Bump” now “Napolean” or “Poly” according to our two boys. We lost our beloved rescue Basset/Lab mix “Shilo” a year ago and our rescue lab mix “B” was terribly lonely. We knew we wanted to adopt another Basset and I was looking through your website and something about Bump at the time with his three legs and fearless personality just spoke to me. Our first introduction was at the Raleigh St Patrick’s Day parade and the boys just loved him. As you can see by the pictures, he as molded right into our family.

Although Poly does have a nose for food and despite his three legged stature has been known to acquire a bunch of bananas from the counter or stalked a little hand ever so quietly for a quick snatch of a grilled cheese, he is by far one of the most patient dogs I have ever encountered. We have two young boys and I am embarrassed to say that on an an almost regular basis I praise Poly for his patience as he gets a baby thumb in the eye, or a little hand pulling up a clump of his skin and fur in an attempt to “pet Poly.” He wants to be right with us at all times and right in the middle of the action even if that means having to endure a few “unpleasant” snuggles:)

bumpHe and B are partners in crime. Whether he uses her as a step stool for balance to get to those hard to reach places for an unauthorized snack, as a wrestling buddy or a pillow, they are always together.

Poly is a star to the neighborhood children as well. It is not unusual for him to be laid on his back enjoying a belly rub among all the children waiting for the bus in the morning or to see and hear kids running across the street to pet the amazing “dog with only three legs.”

We feel so blessed to have him as part of our family and can’t thank your organization enough for what you do
Sincerely,

The Anson Family

 

Tootsie (Twinkie)

Tootsie (Twinkie)

We are the Horne family. Frank, myself, Ethan and Elie, Brinkley and Tootsie (roll)

We have traditionally had 2, sometimes 3 dogs. In 2008, we had 2 of our (large) labs pass away at 13 and 14 yrs of age, leaving us with a (we think) 7-yr old rescue mix named Chaplin. He was a mix between a lab and we believe a Corgi so had a black lab body on 3-inch legs (pretty cute, aay?). A few months later when we were beginning a search for another lab, we happened upon a beautiful 1-yr old golden named Brinkley who had been surrendered to the Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue orgn. Brinkley and Chaplin got along famously despite their major size difference. Sadly, in April of this year, we arrived home from our kids’ soccer games to find Chaplin had died suddenly.

I give you this background as a path to seeing how Twinkie came into our lives as her forever family. My husband had only known labs as pets prior to Brinkley but obviously goldens and labs have their similarities. So we started looking at the lab rescue website. That said, I had a basset hound (Tandy) growing up so I began looking at CBHR also. My husband was a bit hesitant, saying “I don’t know about basset hounds”. We met 2 black labs and 2 basset hounds in our journey for our pet this summer. The first two labs had either tried to mount or attack Brinkley simply because of his intimidating size (he is 100lbs). Even the male basset we met snapped at him. So we learned even though he is large, Brinkley has no interest whatsoever in conflict or confrontation. Sandwiched in between these visits with male dogs was a visit from Twinkie who was obviously very attached to her long time foster mom. Twinkie was very calm. So calm in fact, that my husband wondered if she would be ‘active enough for the kids’. (That was “Frank-speak” for ‘will she be active enough’ for him. -J) We knew that not only would our new dog be a part of our lives but would be an important part of Brinkley’s. I just had a feeling that her calm personality was just what we needed…

twinkie2It has been 3 months and as you can see she has settled right in. We did re-name her, using one that started with a T and ended with the “ie” sound so we would not confuse her. The joy and love she brought can be seen in the picture with my son taken on the first night she was with us as well as the other picture with our daughter and son. She loves to run after Brinkley outdoors (always after, as she is at quite the leg length disadvantage). She lets us know with the basset howl how excited she is to see us when we arrive home after school or after work (The kids think it is so funny.) And for my husband – not a day goes by that Tootsie is not in his lap – by invitation of course – in his rocking chair – he just loves the way she is so trusting and comforting. Although I am behind the camera, I am equally in love with our Tootsie!

Kim T Horne

 

Freddie

Freddie

My name is Freddie, and I am so pleased to meet you. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Am I in the right place? That sure doesn’t look like a basset”. Well, I can tell you that my Mom was a basset. If you look close and maybe squint a little, you can see it. My Dad? Well, your guess is as good as mine on that one. He must have been tall and handsome fellow though, that’s for sure. You can think of me as sort of a super-sized basset. Thankfully, I was deemed basset enough for the great people at CBHR to rescue me.

freddie072213_3I am about 2 or 3 years old and I am as smart as a whip. I am house trained and crate trained. I am a very active boy and I just love to play. I may be a bit much for smaller kids, but I sure am perfect for the older ones. I love to run and jump and play fetch, and I will even drop the toy when you ask me to. Speaking of toys, I LOVE toys. I will even throw them around by myself if nobody will play with me. When you are not looking I will try to sneak my toys outside to play with them. My foster Mom says I remind her of a teenager – so active and full of life, and just a little tiny bit sneaky (in a comical way of course) when you are not looking. I just like to keep her on her toes. I am looking for a home with active people. I would make a really great running pal, since I have these long legs and I love to use them. Did I mention that I am super fast? I would also like to be the only dog in the house. So if you are looking for a super-sized, totally handsome dog to add to your family, then maybe you can be my perfect match. Running , hiking, playing fetch… I can keep up, I promise.

Smuckers (Freddie)I used to be called Smuckers, and my legs weren’t as long as they are now!

December 9, 2013

 

Fozzie – The Shagnificent

Fozzie – The Shagnificent

I’s Fozzie The Shagnificent and I’s has somethings to say.

I’s was a stray; underweight and covered in fleas and ticks. A nice man in a pick-ups truck took mes home and careds for mes while hes tried to finds my fours-legged owner. I founds my ways to a CBHR vet where I was careds fors untils I’s was fostereds by Jill Fuller and Jeff Miller. I hads so much funs with them and my olders sister, Melody The Wonder Basset. I’s was adopted intos a home, but I’s missed Melody so much I’s didn’t feels like eatings and was so depressed I’s couldn’ts even lifts my shagadelic tail. I’s was returned to Melody and alls was rights in the world. I’s was immediately adopteds and haven’t left Melody’s side since. My favorites things in doggy world is to sleeps ons my back while cuddleds up next to Melody on mommy’s bed.

FozzieYou mights recognize my shagnificence. As a CBHR alum, I’s haves served as Specials Assistant to Applications Coordinator, Fosters and Adoptions. I’s also the poster hound for the CBHR Kissing Booth at funds raisings events. I’s gives backs to CBHR by giving kisses to those who comes to revel in my shagnificence and learns mores about CBHR. The more peoples we cans brings overs for us to talks about how homeless hounds are helped by CBHR, the betters. Well…, okays. I always hopes for a bellys rub, too. I’ll owns it.

So manys heartworm free thanks to CBHR for givings mes an opportunitys withs mys happy furevers home.

Fozzie The Shagnificent
Intake: December 14, 2012
Adopted: January 19, 2013
Returned: January 24, 2013
Adopted: January 25, 2013

 

Lola Rosas

Lola Rosas

Some words about our rescued angel…. Lola Rosas

We have always been animal lovers. On November 2011 we lost our beloved Odie, a 12 years old Doberman-Pincher. She was our first dog, our first daughter. Even we have a Labrador who is now 10 years old, after we lost Odie and suffered like we have never suffered before, we decided that we wouldn’t have more dogs to avoid suffering so much. However, a year passed, and I started feeling that I needed another dog in my life. My husband and son wouldn’t agree, since they still cry for Odie and remember her everyday.

I started looking for a Basset, and contacted other organization, but the dog I liked had already found a family, so I contacted CBHR . Somehow I convinced my husband and son of doing it, but I could feel that they were doing it just to please me, but that they were still scared. However, the day we saw the first pictures of Lola, they changed their mind in one second, and wanted to adopt Lola and her brother !!! We couldn’t adopt Tides because he had a home already, but God blessed us and we adopted Lola. She is adorable, cute, beautiful, sweet, and has tons of love to give. Even the neighbors that don’t like dogs love Lola’s wet kisses. She is like a celebrity dog, and when we go to soccer games people stop to take pictures with her! She was the sensation of the 4th of July Parade here in Harrisburg, NC, and have been on pictures on the website of the national newspaper of Uruguay – South America, the country were my husband and I were born. We love her and cannot imagine our lives without our adorable Lola.

Alejandra Cabillon

 

Donors for November 2013

Elizabeth Ash – On behalf of Richard Vanstrum
Maureen Burgess
Barbara Eucker
Walli Gnatowski
Sherry Godfrey
K9.5 Rescue
William Kamszik
Lisa McCutchen – In memory of Bubba Luck Catoe
Jeff Miller
Marvin Neuwirth
Nicole Pullen
Allison Rathert
Maria Reier
Laura Saylor – In memory of Fred Renwick
The Pet Doctor
Triangle United Way
Diana Wilson

 

CBHR 2014 Calendar

CBHR 2014 Calendar

calendar-2014-smOur initial printing of the the 2014 CBHR Calendar has sold out. Orders placed now will be shipped as soon as possible after the first of the year. The deadline for ordering is Dec. 23, 2013. Calendars are $15.00 each plus shipping.

The calendars make excellent gifts and 100% percent of the proceeds goes directly to support the needs of our rescue bassets. The printing of the calendar has been sponsored by Basset Hound Town. Thanks to all of you who participated in making the 2014 calendar beautiful and to all those supporting this project by purchasing a calendar and enjoying the handsome bassets throughout the year.

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

Sometimes the road to a happy ending is long and circuitous, as was the case with our Cheyenne. In the summer of 2009, my two teens, Ben and Emily, and I piled in our BUV to do a transport of three dogs from the Greensboro area to Fayetteville, NC. Two of the dogs were young male tricolors, and the third was a crusty, nine year old red and white gal named Cheyenne. Very soon into the trip, it became obvious that Cheyenne was not amused by the two young boys bouncing around her in the back of the car. She solved that problem by parking her 62-pound frame on Emily’s lap in the front passenger seat for the remainder of the trip. Somewhere along the way, the girls bonded, and Emily was in tears as we handed off the dogs in Fayetteville, and most of the way home to Greensboro. With two dogs already, and a dad whose motto was “no more animals,” what else could we do?

A few months later I became Foster Home Coordinator for CBHR, and Cheyenne’s name came up from time to time as she was a somewhat difficult fit for the foster homes she’d been in. Her behavior was a challenge because while she grumped and fussed at other dogs in the home, she wanted nothing more than to be with people and hated being separated, as she often was because of her behavior. Her last foster home asked to move her because Cheyenne kept climbing over or breaking through any gate put up to keep her separated from others. On top of that, no one wanted to adopt her either, so poor Cheyenne became the misfit basset of CBHR.

One year later, in November, Cheyenne’s first foster mom (in Greensboro) agreed to take her back while we tried to find another foster home. They couldn’t “take delivery” for two days after she arrived, however, so I offered to keep Cheyenne for that period, thinking that it’d be no big deal, and she’d move on after a short little stay. When Ben and I arrived home with Cheyenne, Emily came outside. Cheyenne immediately recognized Emily and went straight over to her and leaned her head against Emily’s leg. Emily got down on the ground, and it was as if they’d been separated for a day, not a year. My exact words were “Oh (unprintable), what do I do now?” How on earth was I going to get this past Mr. “No More Animals?”

There’s a Latin saying: “Veni, vidi, vici,” meaning “I came, I saw, I conquered,” which is exactly what Cheyenne did. She walked into our house and acted like she’d been here forever. She didn’t grump at our bagel and beagle (that came later), but very calmly strolled around the house, checked everything out, and quietly settled in. The next day Cheyenne, who was schedule for a dental, had to stay overnight at the vet’s because of some nasty extractions. When Dad came home from work, the beagle and bagel came to greet him as usual. He then stopped, looked around, and said “Where’s Cheyenne?” That’s when I knew there might just be a happy ending in store for this misfit dog and the girl she chose. Cheyenne came back home the next day, and thanks to some excuse drummed up by the Foster Home Coordinator, the two-day hold turned into a two-week hold, which brought us close to the Christmas holidays, and that yearly question of “What does Emily want for Christmas?” And while an animal should never be given as a gift, because of when she came into our lives (for good), we’ve always considered Cheyenne one of the best gifts ever.

Cheyenne continues to fit in perfectly, and we wonder how we ever lived without her. That’s not to say that she doesn’t ever grump, because she does, most often at the beagle. But it’s workable and never escalates past bluster. Having watched the difficulties she had in various foster homes, I’m thrilled that we were able to give this misfit girl a home where she’s loved, grumps and all. It took her a year and some miles, but Cheyenne got her very own happy ending.

Becky Gering

 

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

For us the start of wanting to fostering a dog was Halloween 2012. We were trick or treating with our 4 kids and we went to a house that had 2 basset hounds. One was dressed as Sherlock Holmes and I can’t even remember what the other one was dressed as but I am sure it was cute. They told us they got them from Carolina Basset Hound Rescue and we were hooked. We looked at their web site several times a week and talked about how fun it would be to help one.

The dog we take care of quite a bit is 14 now and spending more of his golden years with his owner. We felt a bit of a hole in our our family with out at least a sometimes pet. My husband is a cat person and I am a dog person so we at a bit of a road block. My husband is a saint and was getting a bit worried about me talking to his fish all day and I think he was afraid that I was actually going to knit cute little fish sweaters for them. One day this past May, I saw on the rescue Facebook page that they got a dozen bassets that needed foster homes. My husband said to fill out the application and see what happens. Well they rushed us right through and did a home visit and deemed us worthy of fostering a real live basset hound. The nice man who did our home visit ask if we would like him to bring one of his bassets along and of course we said yes. Fozzie was a spectacular specimen and he jumped right into my cat loving husbands lap. It was like he knew who he had to win over. Win him over he did. When they left my husband was covered in dog hair and had volunteered for everything under the sun. They whole family was smiling and ran to the phone every time it rang to see if it was a dog for us.

Finally after what seemed like forever we got the call. A 10 year old whose owner had passed away needed a foster home. They said to think about it for a day and let them know. I have to admit that I was on the fence about the whole senior dog thing. I mean our sometimes dog is 14 and needs to be carried up and down a lot of stairs in our house. He is 50 pounds so this is no small feat but we will gladly do it for him because we have loved him since he was 6 and he was family. All my dogs have lived very long lives and I felt like I had had older dogs forever. I was starting to feel like I was the only voice of reason in my house because everyone wanted to help dog so badly. My husband ask me why I did not want an old dog and they only reason I could come up with was a selfish one. I might want more time with the dog and if it was older there would be less time for me to spend with it. Ideally I wanted to find a middle aged dog and adopt it and then have a revolving door for another foster dog. He finally pointed out that I was a dog person and I had already told them I did not want any puppies because they were so much work. He told me I loved dogs and this dog deserved to be with a family and it needed us. All this from from my cat loving husband!

I called them back and said as long as she could do the stairs we were in. The next few days we felt like we were waiting for Santa ! To say we were a little excited would be an understatement. Finally one afternoon our wiggly butt dog arrived. We thought she would be sad since her owner had passed away but she jumped right in our lives like she had been with us forever. Within 15 minutes she had tried out every couch in the house and finally claimed the kitchen couch as her spot. She seemed so grateful to have someplace to lay her head. Over the course of the next few weeks she formed a unique relationship with each person in the house. She adores my husband more than life itself. If he even goes to the car to get something she greets him like he has been gone for hours. He loves to carry her around like a baby even though she is 50 pounds. She talks to him more than anybody in the house.

My oldest son is 17 and she has dubbed him the king of the belly-rubs. This poor boy can not even open the refrigerator without her throwing herself in front of the door before he opens it and demanding a 5 minute belly rub. He walks in the room and she flips right over. The next child is 14 and he feeds her so she loves him a lot. They have breakfast together at the table every morning and share cheerios. She likes to borrow his things and hide them under her pillow. He calls her Mrs. Joy. My daughter is 12 and Joy loves to worm her way in to her bedroom which is pretty much off limits to the rest of us. She loves to lay on the fluffy rug in there and watch the all the nail painting, and Barbie playing that goes on . She also know if she looks hard enough she will find some sort if snack that is hiding in there. The youngest boy is 10 and felt a little lost in the afternoons because for the first time he was the only one to come home in the early afternoon. Well, Joy greets him with such exuberance that now he can’t wait to get home to see her. He is thrilled that he is able to walk her by himself. She is really his dream dog and he spends a lot of time hugging her and telling her that she is the best dog ever.

When the rest of the family is around I am pretty much chopped liver, but when they are all gone during the day she is MY girl. She is great company and we even sing duets together. Singing is our thing and she won’t do it with anybody else Sometimes we go on little adventures together and sometime we clean house and cook. She is up for anything and always a great listener. We decided after a few months that she was not going anywhere and we adopted her this fall. She has helped us foster two other bassets that have since found homes and we hope to foster more since she likes the dog company. This Halloween we dressed her up as a Bumble bee and took her trick or treating with us. We went in search of the two bassets that started it all. We couldn’t wait to show them that we got our very own Basset because of them. It didn’t take long for us to find them. They were thrilled to meet us and Joy and so were their dogs. Thank you to CBHR for bringing her to us, we don’t know whatever we did with ourselves before she got here.
The Wolin-Card Family

 

Droopy Avery

Droopy Avery

Happy December! My name is Droopy Avery and I am so pleased to meet you. I was so happy to find out that it was finally my turn to be the dog of the week. I feel like I have been waiting forever. As you can see from my picture I am a gentle soul and quite the charmer. Who could resist this handsome face? My foster family thinks I might be descended from British royalty due to my nature of relaxation and the belief that humans are around to serve as my personal ear and belly rubbers. I just love being close to my humans and my foster doggie siblings CPT Morgan (Basset Hound) and Brandy.

Droopy with mirrorDo you need someone to be your supervisor while you are doing housework or yard work? Then I am the guy for you. My foster family can provide references for this job if you need them. I take my job very seriously and I an very good at it. I am a relaxed sort of fellow and I love to go for a stroll on the leash. My running speed is not that fast but only because I would rather take a leisurely stroll like a gentleman. Speaking of going for a stroll, my favorite day of the week is Saturday because I get to go for a stroll to the farmers market and talk to all the vendors. I have become very popular at the market and everyone know my name. After the market I get to do one of my favorite things. Can you guess what that is? Come on, take a wild guess. Antique shopping! I betcha didn’t think I was going to say that. I am also very popular at the shops and I get invited in for treats. Remember what I said about nobody being able to resist my charms?

Do I sound to good to be true? I really am just that great. I even like kids. I’ll tell you one little thing so you don’t think I am too perfect, but you gotta keep it a secret OK? I eat my food a little fast. I know it is not very gentlemanly but I just can’t help myself it tastes so good. Every meal time I walk to that bowl and think I can use my gentlemanly manners and then…. I just don’t know what comes over me. My foster family puts a ball in my dish and that slows me down. Pretty clever people they are. I just know now that I am dog of the week and everyone knows how great I am that I will find my forever home really soon. Check out my profile at www.cbhr.com and maybe you will decide to fill out an application to take me home.

December 2, 2013

 

CBHR’s Rescue Quilt Auction on E-bay

CBHR’s Rescue Quilt Auction on E-bay

We have a winner! A winning bid of $610.00 was placed on our Ebay quilt auction! Thank you to the winner and all who bid on this gorgeous quilt. All proceeds will go to help our rescued hounds and their medical needs. We couldn’t do this without the help of our wonderful friends and supporters! The hounds say “AHHROOOOO!”

This beautiful basset rescue-themed quilt was donated to CBHR by Helena Poist. Martha Knoll and her expert bassetsistant, Molly Bob Digger, designed, pieced, and quilted it.

 

CBHR Basset Derby Video

CBHR Basset Derby Video

CBHR’s first Basset Derby was held during the 2013 Waddle. Many thanks to Karen and Eric Sadler for organizing the event and to Bud Dowdey with Sheffield Entertainment for producing this video.

 

Wilhelm “Willie”

Wilhelm “Willie”

Hi Everyone! My name is Wilhelm, aka Willie. I am about 10 years old, 37lb, and just about the sweetest, gentlest little guy you’ll ever meet. You may recognize my name if you follow CBHR’s facebook page – I recently had a big adventure. Foster mommy says I was lost, but I tried to tell her I was just meeting the neighbors :-)

I am sooooo excited to be senior foster dog of the week! Foster mommy said this is a great opportunity to tell everyone about myself. She said my future forever family is out there somewhere, just waiting to find out all about me – that got me so happy I couldn’t stop wagging my tail! In fact, I wag my tail so much that in most of my pictures it just looks like a blur. Well enough with the small talk, here’s my story:

I was brought to the shelter in Wake County, NC as a stray. I was so itchy that I developed a skin infection and bald spots. My ears were also badly infected, and the vet found out I had heartworms. Needless to say, I was very sad – who would adopt me in such a state? The shelter called CBHR and told them I needed their help. Miss Debbie, a long time CBHR volunteer, picked me up and brought me to the vet so I could get some medicine. Then another nice lady named Heather picked me up. She told me not to be scared – she was going to be my foster mommy and take really good care of me and get me feeling all better. Boy, was she right! My ears are all better, my skin infection is cleared up, my hair grew back, and I just finished my last heartworm treatment. Foster mommy says that I seem “sensitive” to certain dog food ingredients,which make me itch, so she is feeding me “grain free” food, which seems to help. She says I am all ready to go to a forever home as soon as the right family comes along.

Seems everyone wants a “housetrained” dog, so I am happy to report that I have NEVER had an accident in my foster home. This was even before I learned that there was a doggy door I could use to go outside anytime I wanted. I would just go to the door and wait to be let out. I won’t even potty on sidewalks – I must be in grass or mulch. In fact, when foster mommy took me to a CBHR event, I got very concerned – I didn’t see any grass anywhere! Where was I supposed to potty? Well, I am very smart and came up with a solution: I jumped into a planter and went potty there – in the nice, familiar dirt. For some reason, this made foster mommy laugh very hard – she is very silly sometimes.

Wilhelm with his blanketBefore I go, let me tell you what I am looking for in a new home: blankets. Yes, I LOVE blankets! I love snuggling in blankets, being tucked in under blankets, hiding my face in blankets – pretty much anything is great if a blanket is involved. As much as I love blankets, I love PEOPLE even more! Cuddling next to people and getting belly rubs from people are the best things in life. It doesn’t matter if a person is tall or short, grown up or toddler, as long as we are together, everything is perfect. It’s ok if you leave for work or school during the day. I can stay home alone with very good behavior (and a blanket), patiently waiting for you to come home.

If it sounds like we could be best friends, please let CBHR know right away that you want to meet me. I may be a little older than some, but I still have lots of love to give, in addition to a special appreciation for the time I have with you – just remember the blankets!

You can see more pictures of me on my profile page.

November 25, 2013

 

Benny – ATB

Benny – ATB

CBHR foster family, the Chaffins, fondly remember and say goodbye to their dear foster dog, Benny. He was loved and will have a loving place in their hearts and home forever.

BennyWe received Benny, or Uncle Benny as we called him, at the end of August. He was supposed to be a Basset Hound, but turned out to be a Beagle mix. His first days here were spent adjusting. He was a very good animal from day one. He instantly won us over. As time went by, he really became a part of the family. When the vet told us he had heart worms, our hearts sank thinking he wouldn’t have a chance given his age. When we found out that CBHR treated all rescues, we were so happy. After his first treatment, we thought he had a really good chance at a lot more life. He was spunky. He really fit right in. We miss him very much. I never felt anyone would ever adopt him but he would always have a home here.

Note: we received his ashes today. They are in a very beautiful wooden urn. Along with the urn is a small stone styled urn and a card with his paw print. He will always be a member of our family.

 

Sadie

Sadie

Good evening! My name is Sadie, but my foster Mom calls me Sadie Bug. I am about 10 years old and I was turned in to the shelter along with a golden retriever. I have been with these great folks at CBHR since June and I am really ready to find my forever home. I was going to tell you all about myself but it looks like my awesome foster Mom has some great things to say about me.

“Sadie got attached to me in less than three days. She is so sweet. Sadie, Flash and I all sleep on the couch at night although if my husband would allow it she would sleep in our bed. She is a cuddle bug. She does have a whining issue that drives my husband nuts but he just doesn’t listen well enough. She was used to a doggy door and we do not have one so she does this bouncy whiny thing when she needs to go outside. When I leave the house she cries. When she is hungry she cries and runs to her bowl. She wants me to feed her three times a day but she was overweight when I got her and they told me to limit her food to one cup twice a day, so she’s on Nutromax Senior mixed with a spoon of canned food.”

SadieExcuse me, but I have to say I can’t agree more about folks not listening. How else am I going to get the idea across to people who don’t speak dog??? Like the potty thing: When a girl’s gotta go, a girl’s gotta go. And since you brought up one of my favorite subjects — food — can we chat? “Overweight?” Seriously? Doesn’t that vet know I’m what they call a “full-figured gal?” Sigh. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that a basset needs food, and lots of it. Let’s just send that vet back to school, shall we? Now, to continue…

“I have another basset, Flash, who is two years older than Sadie. I do not know Sadie’s birthday but Flash’s is in November, and since they said she was nine and a half, we have decided to celebrate Sadie’s birthday on the same day. She is good with all ages although she wants to be alpha female. She and Flash get along well until it comes to the matter of my attention, but as long as one is on each side of me they are fine. They walk together on a Y leash when we leave the house.”

Oh Flash is the greatest! We are best buds. Flash understands me just fine — no language barrier there. Now sometimes we don’t see eye to eye about who gets the mom person, but we’ve figured out a way to keep the peace. See, if foster mom’s a pie, we each get an equal slice… Ooooh, some pie would be good right about now. Dang! Keep reading while I take care of this drool…

“Flash is a therapy dog, and I put Sadie through the therapy dog test which she passed with flying colors. She then went through her three observation visits and did very well. I now rotate her and Flash on visits. We go to Carolina Behavioral Center, nursing/hospice homes, Shriner’s hospital for children, assisted living homes, and we also do reading programs at several schools. She does very well in all of those settings. She and Flash howl and bark at everything at home, but on visits they do not make a sound and simply adore the petting! If anyone is interested in her and wants to continue the therapy dog program they will have to go through the “test” with her, and then the three observations to make sure they can control her and work well with her.”

Who wouldn’t love being a therapy dog? Going for a car ride with foster mom? Check. Meeting nice people? Check. Getting attention, loves, hugs, kisses? Check. All you houndies listen up: Get yourselves to therapy! Now you have to mind your p’s and q’s while you’re there, but those peeps need some good kisses and drool, just like a basset needs food. Is it snack time yet? Where was I?

“Sadie loves stuffed animals and will play with a ball for a short time. She is playful for a geriatric dog. We have worked through some minor health issues like ear infections, some back leg problems, not to mention dental extractions. She has recovered well and she can eat pretty much anything, and does when given the chance. She would also be a counter surfer if given the chance.”

Yes! Give me a chance to be a counter surfer! Actually, what I meant was give me a chance to be the apple of your eye, the crumpet with your tea, the stuffing in your turkey. Ten is the new 5, you know, so if you’re looking for some mature, yet playful, company, contact those nice folks at CBHR and ask for Sadie. You never know — we just might make some beautiful food together.

November 18, 2013

 

Emmy Lou

Emmy Lou

And now for another of our great senior dogs!

My name is Emmy Lou and I am looking for my forever home. I came to CBHR after I was found 50 feet down a ravine. Some really great firemen had to climb down to rescue me. That sure was a lot of excitement for this old gal. They were awesome and they gave me water and took me to the vet. Thankfully I was OK; quite a miracle considering my adventure. Then CBHR stepped in and put me in one of their wonderful foster homes so I could pull myself together after all of that excitement.

Emmy LouWhen I first got here I was not housebroken. It took me a little while, but I’ve got it now. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks! My foster mom says I am very low maintenance and I love everyone. I especially love those people that give me belly rubs. I love to sleep on the couch and go for a ride in the car. I am good with other dogs and children. I am very loyal and soooo sweet. I do have some hip problems, so a house with no stairs would probably be a good choice for me. I get a little anxious when people leave, but who wouldn’t after all I have been through? Maybe you are retired and looking for a dog to hang out with to keep you company. Maybe you are a stay at home mom with little kids who would like a mature dog that won’t get into things like a puppy. I may be 10, but I act a lot younger now that I’ve have had some time to recover. I even like to play with my doggie foster brother. My foster mom says I am a great dog! I am just sure that somebody out there will want to give me a forever home. Check out my profile.

November 11, 2013

 

Smokie

Smokie

The past few days have been a sad time for CBHR. Our senior girl Smokie went to the bridge Saturday evening. Smokie first came into CBHR in 2002 and was adopted. She was returned to us in May 2012 when her owners had an unexpected lifestyle change because of health issues. At that time, Smokie was ill herself with congestive heart failure. CBHR committed to give her hospice care. Thanks to Pauline Grimball, Smokie was loved, splendidly cared for, comfortable and secure for her last year and a half. We are grateful to Pauline for all that she did and know that Smokie is now running pain-free and happy.

 

Benny ATB

Benny ATB

It is with heavy heart that we say goodbye to Benny. Our heart goes out to fosters Michelle and Douglas Chaffin who cared for and loved Benny dearly. He will smile forever just like the happy little boy in his picture now that he is free of pain. Such a tragedy when we lose a deserving hound to such a preventable disease (heartworms); it only takes one tasty treat per month to never have this happen. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace, Benny.

 

Donors for October 2013

Elizabeth Copple – In memory of Robert Armstrong
Terence Daniels - On behalf of Doug and Deb Cuthill in memory of Clifford
Kim & Chris Hillebrand
Brian Keselowski
Michael Rankin
Krista Ross – In memory of Molly
Joanna & Nevin Ryan – In honor of our little girl Molly, a CBHR alum
Jacob Smith – In memory of my first Basset Klapa – but also in love for my current bassets Cassie and Ezekial, and all the other bassets in the world that just need a home.
Marlene & Lee Sockwell
Jeff Stajich – In memory of Max and Blue
Larry Wilson – In memory of Robert Earl Armstrong

For Medical Treatment for Betsy and Bella Lancaster


Lucia Barnes
August Bauer-Nilsen
Anita Brooks
Anne Buford
Vicki Chester
Robert Coombs & Thea Brune
Geneva Cooper
John & Nicole Dalton
Sarah DeRemer
Natalie Distefano
Nan Fetters
Allicia Giuseppe
Janet Goodwin & Theresa Terrell
Mary Gregg
Jill Hively
Rebecca Holzer & Donald Holzer, MD
Ellen Hongo
Christian & Susan Horne
Susan Horton


Judy Hundley
Nancy Kay
Alan LeBon
Shaela Light
Robin Masters
David & Carol Minor
Jen & Rob Nance
Joanne Rogers – Bella & Betsy Henry, my beautiful red basset who left this world much too early. I miss him and will always love him
Michael Roth
Karen & Eric Sadler
Jean & Roger Sankey
Jerilyn Small – In memory of CBHR Alum Noelle/Elle
Jennifer & Cory Smith
Darren Stuart
Laura Vitzthum
Tim & Ashley White


 

Donors for September 2013

Donna Hagerty – in memory of Tina and Bill Morrisse’s A.J.
LLC HSPD Enterprises
Edward Jones – in memory of Lara Hahn
Marvin Neuwirth
Amelia Posner-Hess
Bobby Saunders
Pat Schuck – in memory of Lara Hahn
Jim Senior
Jennifer Smith

 

Bazooka

Bazooka

My name is Bazooka, but you can call me Sam. I am about 10 years old but you would never know it if you saw me scurry across the yard to check out interlopers with Dobie, my foster brother. My foster Mom says you should see me rev up to be the advance greeter to an approaching person out walking. She thinks they named me Bazooka because I have quite a melodious voice, but I do respond to Sam around the house.

I quickly demonstrated my preference for riding in the front seat on my first car ride, but now I am content to sit in the back as long as the wheels are rolling. Hey who doesn’t like to ride shotgun ? I am quite social and I really love to welcome new visitors to the house. I also enjoy other dogs when enjoying a doggie play day out of the house.. I have become best buds with my foster brother Dobie, but I am “chow hound” and you can count on me to stand my ground around my cherished food bowl. With my love of food I can easily lose my waistline if I am not careful. Tempered eating has resulted in a handsome physique and is much easier on my joints. I am in great shape now and a few weeks ago at the Waddle I very quickly grasped the concept of the Basset Derby and I won not one but two races back to back! Not bad for an old guy. I am a wise fellow and I am aware of the rules of the household and I am quick to sense change.

I am very loving and fun and I am looking for a home with adults with warm laps and loving hands. Check out my profile. Don’t forget to share these Foster Dog of the Week posts with your friends so we can all find our forever homes. Check out this picture of me running at the basset derby. I am way faster than those younger dogs, in fact I left them in the dust :) Did you ever see such a joyful face?

November 4, 2013

 

Tiffany

Tiffany

Happy Monday everyone! My name is Tiffany. You probably want to know how I got such a fancy name. I was in pretty rough shape when my foster Mom got me so she named me “Diamond”. She was thinking that once I had a little TLC I would be shining “bright like a Diamond”. Well guess what? I did not like that name and did not respond to it at all. She had to come up with another plan so she tried Tiffany Diamonds and it turns out I like being called Tiffany much better.

I am a really sweet and petite girl, and I only weigh about 38 pounds. I am so happy that my foster Mom says all you have to do is look at me and my tail starts a wagging. Here are some things that I love: going for walks (I am awesome on a leash), eating, kids, and other doggies to play with. I can use the doggie door, but I don’t like to go out in the rain. I love to chew on nylabones, and I really love to cuddle with a toy when I sleep. I also just had my final immiticide injection to get rid of these pesky heartworms. I will be ready for adoption in just a couple of weeks. I am feeling so much better that it is hard to keep me from being so frisky. Please share these Foster Dog of the Week posts with your friends so we can find our forever homes.

October 28, 2013

 

Daisy Aspen Crosses the Bridge

Daisy Aspen Crosses the Bridge

Sadly, our lovely Daisy Aspen has gone to the bridge. Foster mom, Christy, was with her and will be taking Daisy’s ashes home to bury. Christy said she has a burial plot on the farm for all of her beloved animals.

Daisy had a vestibular event and at that point Christy was hoping the condition would work itself out as she had had them before. Christy got Daisy to eat some chicken, but over the last couple of days Daisy even stopped wanting that and had also stopped drinking. Daisy’s neurological deficits in her hindquarters had progressed and she was not able to stand without assistance. Both Christy and the doctor agreed it had become a quality of life issue. Doctor said she could prescribe meds for the nausea, but the neurological exam showed Daisy had no feeling in her back end and one leg and her tail were cold. It was time.

Christy gave Daisy a great life that she would not have had otherwise. All of us here at CBHR are so thankful for that.

Her foster mom writes:

Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words following the loss of our little sweet one, Daisy. I will never say or hear ups-a-daisy again without remembering her. As anyone who came across Daisy knew she needed a prop up or a leg to lean against a lot. You couldn’t get upset with Daisy because you knew she was doing the best she could. I was thrilled to see her get stronger over her time with us and be able to wander the farm and enjoy the outdoors. She loved following me around and always knew when it was time to go home and have supper. We will miss her sitting at the arena gate waiting for us to finish riding and laughing at her cause she liked to push the big bloodhound around. I’m grateful too for my awesome Nullah Grace who allowed this little gimpy granny to come in and take over HER home for the past year. I wasn’t sure it was gonna work at first but Nullah knew she needed her space and they got used to working around each other. Whew! We would have really missed out.
So I’m gonna take a lesson from Daisy’s time with us and remember we all need a prop up sometime and most people are doing the best they can. God bless you all and I wish you much happy Hounding!

Christy Cullipher

 

Boscoe

Boscoe

Pleased to make your acquaintance! I am Boscoe, a sweet Southern gentleman. I am 4-5 years old, I am crate trained, and I am doing well with house training in my new foster home. I get along great with the two other dogs here, as well as all the other dogs I’ve met around the neighborhood.
Boscoe
I also have a fabulous relationship with the three small children in the house. Whether they are stopping for a few moments to rub my belly, running past me as they play, or even having a little potty break, I love on them every chance I get (including every time they accidentally leave the bathroom door open!) I enjoy walks, car rides, sunbathing in the grass, and of course, belly rubs. I love to follow my foster mom around the house, laying at her feet wherever she goes. When I’m feeling playful, my mom will wrestle with me on the living room floor, and I like that very much!

I am as sweet as a tall glass of Southern sweet tea, and I would love a long walk on the beach, in the mountains, or anywhere in between, with you! Check out my profile and fill out an application to take me home.

October 21, 2013

 

Elvis

Elvis

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING! Happy Monday everyone, I was so excited to hear I am this week’s Foster Dog Of the Week. Granny Lola called me herself to tell me. Let’s all give a Big round of applause to Granny Lola last week.s dog Isn’t she something folks. Did you all see that fancy ride of hers? ‘Wow’ is all I have to say about that! My name is Elvis and my foster Mom says I am big old ham that goes with the flow even being in a house with another dog, rambunctious kids, cats and a yard full of chickens!

I am about 7 years old and I am super friendly around people of all ages. I have learned to control my enthusiasm a little and not jump up on people but you might have to remind me with a gentle “No” if I forget myself. I love people and I just get soooo excited to see them. I know they might want to hang out on the couch and rub my belly, go for a ride or take me for a walk. I can walk a whole mile at a pretty good pace. If I am really lucky maybe they will play fetch with me. I just love that game! My foster Mom says that it is really funny to watch me run because I run at full force and I am almost hopping.

When I am done with fetch I like to play a little game I like call “kill the squeaker”. Don’t worry, I don’t actually rip up the toys unless they have already started to tear. I am very patient with little kids and you can do just about anything to me except I make a fuss when it it time to clean my ears. Maybe it’s just me, but I think it feels weird. Speaking of ears, I am missing part of my right ear, but I think that it gives me character. When hanging out with my basset friends I like to make up stories about how it happened- Fighting a lion, sky diving accident, caught between two ladies competing for my affection…..

I am house trained and I do great in the crate at night as long as you put it in the bedroom so I can be close to the people I love so much. I bark when I want to come in to be with you and when I go in the crate during the day, but my foster Mom says I am not really a barker. Things that get me barking are cats, wild playing and running around with my foster dog sister and the kids and being left alone. I do love food so if you don’t keep the counters and the table clear I will help you clear them off, I am a helpful hound that way :) Check out my profile and maybe you will want to fill out an application to take me home.

October 14, 2013

 

Lola

Lola

Hello, it’s me – Granny Lola! Well, my name is really Lola but since I’m about 16 years old, a little wobbly, with my hearing not so good nor my eyesight – I can be called Granny if I want!! Foster Momma says at my age, I can have anything I want and what I want is to be pampered for the rest of my life. I’m so lucky – I have three orthopedic doggy beds, a special doggy door ramp, and even my own personal dog stroller…the Lola-Mobile…now I can go everywhere; when I get tired walking (which doesn’t take long), I ride in my private limo, the Lola-Mobile. It’s fun! I do need daily medicines to keep me moving so if you could spare a few pennies to help with my care, please go to the CBHR Donation page. Say it’s for me – Granny Lola and I’ll send you a thank you card with my paw-tograph! If you are coming to the Wilmington Waddle later this month, look for me and I’ll let you pet me – I LOVE to be petted!

October 7, 2013

 

Jackson

Jackson

Hi, I’m Jack. My foster mom calls me lots of names: Jack Sprat, Handsome Devil, a Low-Maintenance Man and The Early Warning System are just a few. I will admit, I am a little shy when I first meet humans or other dogs, but I just want to make absolutely sure they are going to be kind to me. However, once I know I can trust you I turn into a love bug. I do so badly want to play with my canine friends and will nudge them and grunt to initiate playtime. Sometimes they will play, sometimes they give me the, “kids… ” look. I can make my own fun though. Jump over to my profile and check out my videos to see what you’re missing out on at play time.

Mom says I am a low-maintenance man as I am completely housebroken, healthy with good skin and good ears, eat well, sleep well, and LOVE to go for walks (ok, truth here, I am a bit demanding about my walks, but am ok with short ones if it necessitates). This basset is determined to keep his hunky figure! My previous family said I had some chronic skin problems, but when I first got to CBHR, doctor gave me some cheap meds and voila, those skin problems disappeared right away and never came back! Mom does give me skin support food. Don’t tell Bambi and friends, but my diet consists of venison and it’s great. I will say, it has given me a shiny coat that complements my hunky figure quite nicely.

As far as the Early Warning System, it likes to ring once or twice a month about 6am. I’m still not convinced the garbage men aren’t here to do evil; better warn everyone! I don’t like to bark often or inappropriately, but mom says sometimes I need a volume button. At least you won’t have to worry about any cat burglars! If you are ready for an all-around great six year old hound, ask for me, Jack!

September 30, 2013

 

Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee

Hello all! My name is Gypsy Rose Lee and I am so pleased to meet you all this week. Some of you may remember me from my 4th of July photo that was on the Facebook page a while back. Look at my fabulous headpiece? I am a beauty queen that’s for sure. My foster family thinks it is cute that when I sit I cross my back legs and I tuck my tail under. I am such a lady! Perhaps there was some finishing school in my past?

I am 8-10 years old and I come all trained and everything. My foster mom says that someone must have worked hard to teach me all the basic commands. As some of you with basset experience may know we can be a little stubborn in the training department. I am a real people pleaser and I really do my best to make you happy. I know when I make people happy I get lots of belly rubs. I LOVE belly rubs, in fact when you stop rubbing my belly I wave my royal paw around to let you know that you are not done. I am house trained and I can use a doggie door . I sleep in a crate at night and I walk beautifully on a leash. You may wonder if I like other dogs? Well I live with 3 Scotty dogs who I like to refer as my royal court. Every beauty queen needs a royal court! I look so awesome surrounded by those cute little guys.

I am not much of a talker but I do bark to alert you when something is going on. I also sing an awe inspiring version of Amazing Grace accompanied by a pan flute. My Foster Mom is going to try and get that on video so I can share it with you later in the week. I am not much for toys, but I do love to run around in the yard and go down to the creek for a little drink. Who would love to adopt a beauty queen and give her a forever kingdom to call her own.

September 23, 2013

 

Waddle 2013

Waddle 2013

Register for Waddle

This year CBHR proudly debuts the Wilmington Waddle, a northern and earlier version of our “traditional” Charleston Waddle, as this year’s biggest fund raiser. This three-day event will be held October 18 through 20, 2013, at several locations in the Wilmington, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach areas on the coast of North Carolina. This event will combine activities from both the traditional Waddle and the annual Howl-o-Ween Party, and include a Casino Night event open to Waddle attendees and the public.

Register Now

Complete Waddle Information

 

Donors for August 2013

Don and Jonnie Adee – in memory of Cricket
Jennifer Blanco
James Breeden
Karen Davis
Tina Ferraro – for Gramps from Duplin
Carol Green
Ann Hefner – for Vilhelm
Kristy L. Mai – in thanks for saving Gramps
Joseph Mooney – in memory of Buttercup Brenneman
Marvin Neuwirth
Michael Roth – in memory of Hank and Gracie
Jim Senior
Joanne Sherman – in memory of Nicholas Woronko
Ronald and Elaine Stewart
Truist
Diana Wilson

 

Dixie

Dixie

It’s me Dixie, your new Foster Dog of the Week. I bet you couldn’t wait to see who the new dog of the week was! I am a senior Southern Belle looking for my forever home. I am a mellow gal that comes house trained and everything. I like other dogs just fine but I am a real people person. I love to entertain and have people over. That way there are more people around to give me attention and rub my belly.

dixie2My foster family says I sometimes have what they call my “bossy bark” Here is how they describe it “She does have what we call her bossy bark. She barks to let us know she wants to go out, and she barks to come back in. When she’s ready she means right away. Occasionally she will just take a mood to bark at us for a minute with some unclear need or expression of disdain.” I am just a chatty girl who knows what she wants and when she wants it. If you know anything about basset girls you know we are all bossy-butt princesses who think the world revolves around us :) In the morning before I go out I have to make the rounds in my house to check on everyone and make sure they are OK. Are you looking for a no fuss dog who is totally house trained. Maybe you have another dog who could use a little company while you are gone.

I know I am on the older side, but I am healthy and would be a really fun addition to your home. Us senior dogs still have a lot of life left in us and a lot of love to give. Don’t rule us out in your search for a dog just because of our age. Sometimes we are just what you need and you didn’t even know it. We all want a forever home where we can claim our favorite spot on the couch with our family. Check out my profile. Just ask for Dixie the Southern Belle, bossy-butt princess party girl extraordinaire.

September 15, 2013

 

Frodo

Frodo

Greetings! My name is Frodo. Perhaps some of you have heard of me? I had to leave my nice home in the Shire to complete a very important quest. Now that I have completed the quest and all is good again I have a personal quest of my own, to find my one true forever home. These nice people are putting me up in their nice hobbit hole for a while until I complete this one last quest.

FrodoI am about 5 years old and extremely sweet. I am house broken, but I have to confess that I still have an accident once in awhile. Hey nobody is perfect. I am also crate trained. There is a little person about the age of one where I live and I am very gentle with her. I love to be outside and especially to bask in the sun out on the deck. I promise I am not much trouble at all. In fact when I get sleepy at night I will just put myself to bed whether you are ready for bed or not. If you have room in your hobbit hole for a short legged, furry footed guy who loves to be petted and have his belly rubbed, then maybe I can complete this one last quest. Fill out an application to take me home. You won’t be sorry.

September 9, 2013

 

Waddle T-Shirts

Waddle T-Shirts

This year’s Waddle includes the debut of CBHR’s Casino Night event, as well as the work of Wilmington artist Cheryl Snyder for our t-shirt design. Examples of Cheryl’s work can be found on her website and more information about her is below. CBHR would like to thank Cheryl for donating her time and wonderful talent to help our sweet hounds!

Karol and Marion Gillison won this year’s t-shirt art auction, so Cheryl has incorporated their dogs Brogan (ATB), Columbo, and Gina into the artwork. The design also includes elements of the Las Vegas-style games to be held at Saturday’s Casino Night event.

This year’s Waddle t-shirts are available in light blue and tan. Regular short-sleeved t-shirts (unisex design and 100% cotton) are available in either color. Long-sleeved t-shirts and ladies cut short-sleeved t-shirts are only available in light blue. For sizing information, click here.

The Artist in Her Own Words

CherylSnyderI have a degee in Animal Science from NCSU and worked in pharmaceutical research for several years. During this time I worked with research dogs and could not bear to have a dog of my own. I left that job, adopted a dog, and bought a camera. Whitey was the model for most of my early photographs. A local Asheville artist used my photographs for inspiration. After a move to Raleigh, I adopted 2 whippets,Snyder and Comet who thought they were superstars… Whitey passed on at 15 and I started manipulating and coloring old photos of her. This sparked my interest in computer/digital art. During and unemployment period I successfully took several courses in black&white photography and computer art. Using the willing whippets as models, Winning first place (twice) in the AKC Gazette and being published in “Dogs,The first 125 years of the AKC” established my enthusiasm. I now live with 2 whippets “Kip” and “Margo”. I reside in Wilmington, NC where along with my 2 whippets we take care of my dear Mother, suffering with dementia. We are a Great team!

 

The Three Princesses

The Three Princesses

by Daisy Lu Merriman

Once upon a time in a kingdom far far away lived three very beautiful princesses. They were all best friends (forever) and they loved each other very much. That last was a good thing, even a lifesaving thing, because when the lovely girls were two years old, hard times came rolling over them. “What shall we do?” asked one. “Where shall we go?” whined another. The third asked plaintively, with just a tiny ahroohoohoo,“ And how will we do it?”

princess_1Their saggy eyes were full of tears and their long ears drooped to the ground as they set off together to improve their lot in life. No tails were wagging as they wandered through long streets, wide fields, and, scariest of all, rushing traffic. Their coats became dull and their ribs began to show, because princesses are meant to be loved and cared for by people, kind people, who can feed them, keep them safe, and shower them with hugs and pats.

Soon enough, it became clear that they could NOT do these things for themselves, and soon they were picked up as “Strays” and taken to an animal shelter. This was NO life for princesses of any kind and the lovely ladies were very sad indeed. Many ahroohoohoos rang out all night long.

2_princessesOne day, there was a wiggle, and then a jiggle of the lock on their cage (Yes! A CAGE!!) and the door opened. There stood four kind humans, who seemed surprised to see THREE princesses. The two young twoleggers, Cheyanne and Hanna, knew right away what to do: give them names worthy of their status. Cheyanne and her grandmother, Evelyn, named Ariel and Juliette, and Hanna and her grandmother, Linda, realized they had none other than Fiona with them. You see, the grandmothers are volunteers with Carolina Basset Hound Rescue, and they wisely took their grandchildren along on this pull from a shelter.

Only children of a certain age can recognize true princesses, even if they are drooly, licky, wriggly, wrinkly, scared and skinny, lovely BASSET HOUNDS, and these houndies were sorely in need of some recognition and all the love and care that attends hound royalty. Today the ladies are living with loving foster families and finding out how wonderful truly good people can be to their princesses. They have left their fears and sad ahroohoohoos behind. They still have droopy eyes, but they never fill with tears, and the sounds they make are the sounds of hounds in love with their lives and their people: “AHROOO!!!” “AHROOOOO,!””AHROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

 

Register for Waddle 2013!

Register for Waddle 2013!

The Wilmington Waddle is just around the corner, Friday October 18th through Sunday October 20th and will be held in the Wilmington, Kure, and Carolina Beach areas of North Carolina. You can register for all activities or just one — it’s up to you! Here’s a brief rundown of what’s happenin’ at the beach — you won’t want to miss it!

Yappy Hour — Friday 10/18 4:00 to 8:00 pm — at Inlet Watch Marina (Wilmington). Enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres, a soft drink, and a cash bar for wine and beer as you mingle with friends and enjoy the views at the Marina. Check out the CBHR Store, take your chance on multiple raffle baskets and stroll the grounds with your best 4-legged buddies.

Howl-o-Ween Party — Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm — at the Kure Beach Community Center. From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm enjoy lunch, mingling with friends, games, and contests, as well as:

PARADE!!! — Saturday 1:00 p.m. — Yes we will! We’ll have our very own, special, Kure Beach Waddle! It may not be Charleston, but when there’s a big group of bassets on the march, it’s a sight to see!!! Hawaiian shirts or straw hats on your bassets anyone? Sunglasses? Deck out the hounds and watch heads turn!

Basset Derby — Saturday 1:30 pm — at the Kure Beach Dog Park. Like the Kentucky Derby but for bassets only. Anyone who knows bassets knows they can RUN! Hmmm…a mantle of roses and a prize for thoroughbreds, so a mantle of sausages and a prize for bassets??? Join us and find out!

Salty Paws and Chillin’ Time — Saturday 2:30 to 4:00 pm — Kure Beach, Carolina Beach. Hang out at the Community Center and chat with your friends; head to the Salty Paws festival on Carolina Beach (the ride’s on us!); take a stroll on the beach with your two- or four-legged buddies; head to the Aquarium at Fort Fisher (a five-minute drive from the Community Center); do some sightseeing in Wilmington — the time is yours to enjoy!

Casino Night — Saturday 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. — Inlet Watch Marina (Wilmington) — a two-legger only event. Las Vegas-style gaming tables, entertainment, food, soft drinks, cash bar for wine and beer, and a silent auction. Try your luck and play for some big prizes like a large-screen TV, an Apple iPad, just to name a couple.

Breakfast with Bassets — Sunday 10:00 am — Location to be determined. Get together for a late breakfast before you head home. More details about this event will be coming soon.

Don’t be left behind! Go to the Waddle Website and click on the Registration page to sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us waddle@cbhr.com.

See you at the beach!

 

Bella

Bella

Hello all, nice to meet you. I am Bella, or Miss Bella is what they call me in my foster home. Bella means beautiful and as you can see from my pictures I am beautiful and quite the character. I hope you all are having a great Labor Day weekend and cooking out. Oh how I love a cookout; somebody is just bound to drop something off their plate. As some of you may know, bassets are really quick if something hits the floor.

I am about 8 years old and quite a catch if you don’t mind me saying. I am a quick learner; it only took me one day to figure out the doggie door in my foster home. Whoever invented that contraption is a genius. I am crate trained but I do sleep on the couch for bedtime. I am staying with 5 other dogs right now so it is fair to say I do get along with others. The kids in my house are big and I really like them. I have been in the CBHR kissing booth and I did great with the little kids too.

I love to go for walks and of course belly rubs, belly rubs and more belly rubs. Is there a basset out there who does not love a good belly rub? I would really love to find my forever home. My foster family loves me but they do have 5 dogs already. They would be so happy if I could find an awesome family to call my own. I could be just the girl you are looking for.

September 2, 2013
bella-collage

 

Donors for July 2013

In Honor of Mo and Chloe–Scott Baltz
In Memory of Judy Potter–Chuck and Susan Beck
In Honor of my senior ladies Clarabelle, Brodie and Suzi–Leslie Bensinger
In Honor of Baby and Jasper–Kenneth Biser
In honor of our beloved basset rescue, Beau–Lisa Blizzard
In Honor of Jeane Claude & Marie Bradley–Seth Bradley
In Honor of Bosley Browne, a 2007 Rescue–Andrews and Emily Browne
In Honor and Memory of our CBHR bassets past and present: Blanche, Gordon, Maggie, and Roscoe–Maureen Burgess
In Honor of Jack, Knox and Maci–Patrice Christian
In Honor of Emmy and Jack–Myra Couch
In Memory of Archie Gardner, the most wonderful labrador you could ever meet–Carol Gardner
In Memory of our grand dog Bruno Rankin, 2005-2012–John & Carol Gasbarro
In honor of my good friend, Terry Miller–Peggy Hamilton
To help the great job that you’re doing–Charles Haynes
From Walter & Elinor to their fellow hounds–Susan Horton
In recognition of Jenni Edmonds, who provided a wonderful home for our Tayter, aka Dierks–Jennie Malcolm
We are the adoptive family of Paulie–Ginny Marhanka
This is to help out with the 12 rescues y’all saved recently; thank you for all you do. God bless you all!–Carolyn McCollum
In Honor of Lucy (fka Trudy)–Lillian McGrath
In Honor of Liz McKee’s birthday–Becky McKee
In Memory of Freddi and Sammy Neuwirth–Marvin and Sarah Neuwirth
In Memory of Pokie and Sprite, our pound puppies who lived with us for seventeen happy years–Carolyn Niessner
In Memory of my sweet dog Henry ATB–Joanne Rogers
In Honor of Norton and Buster–Steve & Brenda Saunders
In Honor of Wilford–Charlie Sizemore
In Honor of our basset Daisy!  A true companion for many many years–Frank Smith
In Honor of Blue and Max–Jeffrey Stajich
In Honor of Rosie (Bowzie) that we adopted in 2011.  She was a last minute shelter pull that has, and continues to make my wife and I smile daily–Tim White
In Honor of Sally, my first basset forever foster–Carla Zarins
In Memory of Bailey–Robin Zemp
Melanie Barnes
Kelly Burgess
Vicki Chester
Anne Wyman-Cipolla
Sheri Doubrley
Barbara Driscoll
Ann Duffy
Rebecca Gering
Jill Hively
Susan Horton
Lorne Lassiter & Gary Ferraro
Connie Moen
Laura & Kevin Neill
Connie Nichols
Rebecca O’Neal
Win Poor
Joanna Ryan
Jennifer Sales
Kathleen Senior
Jennifer Smith
Ashley Smith

 

Bennett

Bennett

Who likes bagels? I am Bennett the bagel. As you can probably guess I am not the kind of bagel you put cream cheese and lox on. I am a Basset-Beagle mix. Get it ? Bagel. Bennett the Bagel, it just kind of rolls of your tongue in a fun sort of way doesn’t it? I was rescued by CHBR from a very high kill shelter in North Carolina. When they saw my picture I looked more like I was all Basset so lucky me, they came to save me. This all happened that very crazy week in April when they rescued a dozen Bassets! The “Saved dozen” they called us. These people do awesome work I tell ya. I have been the happiest dog in the world ever since I got out of that place. I love everyone I meet; grownups, kids other dogs, and guess what? One of my best friends is a cat named Cocoa that lives next door to me. I get to go to Camp Bow Wow sometimes and all the people and dogs love me there.

Bennett -003I am still pretty young so I have a lot of energy and I still chew a little bit, but I am pretty sure I am almost through that chewing stage. I understand “no” and “drop it” and I am 100% housebroken and I sleep through the night. I sleep in my own bed but sometimes if I am really lucky I get to sleep in the the big bed with the people. I like that! They say I snore a little loud, but I don’t think I am the only one in the bed who is snoring. I really love to be outside, and I especially like to go for a walk or a car ride. I am such a good looking fellow that I even had my picture taken for a magazine. I am really hoping someone will adopt me and add me to their family. I promise you won’t be sorry. I have been such a lucky dog so far that I just know there is a perfect family out there looking for me.

August 26, 2013

 

Daisy Aspen

Daisy Aspen

I know in time that you will see,
The kindness that you did for me,
Although my tail, its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved

Thank you foster mom for giving me a great life that I would not have had otherwise. All of us at CBHR are very thankful for that – That’s what we do. Rest in Peace Daisy Aspen 10/24/13

Greetings from the country! My name is Daisy Aspen. I am a senior gal who enjoys my part time job in Public Relations at TAC, a horse farm in Silk Hope NC. My duties include napping, burying my bones, walking the barn aisles to check on the horses, greeting customers and keeping the Blood Hound in line. I am seeking full time and permanent employment with someone who will be patient and loyal to an old girl who enjoys spending most of her day in one spot. I have to be honest, I know I’m not what most people are looking for. I don’t see well, can’t hear hardly a thing and I have to pee quite frequently. I use a ramp to go down the steps to pee and I’ve been working with a chiropractor to improve my gait, but my references are still favorable. I’m so extraordinary that my foster mom doesn’t mind my special needs. I’m not on any medication and I love people, don’t mind other dogs and I get on well with cats. There has to be more people out there like my foster mom. If you have a space available and are patient and kind I would love to apply.

August 12, 2013

 

Brady

Brady

This gentle giant is now at the bridge. He was loved by the CBHR family and he will be missed. RIP Brady. 08/26/13

My name is Brady and I am so excited to be the CBHR Foster Dog of the Week. As you can see from my pictures, I am an incredibly handsome big boy. I look like a movie star in every picture people take of me. The nice lady who does Foster Dog of the Week decided to make a collage of all my pictures because she found it completely impossible to pick only one. Look at my face; have you ever seen such a handsome hound? George Clooney, Brad Pitt…They’ve got nothing on me. I have everything a hound lover could want: Beautiful long ears, droopy but wise eyes, and big old basset feet. Come on, you know you are just dying to rub my belly.

I am looking for a forever family who would like to adopt a fairly no-fuss senior guy like me. I slowed down a bit from my young pup days but I still like to go for walks and bask in the sun in the yard. The one thing I don’t do anymore is stairs. I may not take part in all the action but I sure do like to chill out and watch what is going on around me. Do you like to sit on the porch and read the paper or knit? I would love to lay by your feet and watch you do those things. I like other dogs so if you have another senior hound that would like a little company while you are gone during the day I would be perfect for you. Maybe you just need someone to hang out and chat with or go for a little walk with after dinner. I am good company, I promise. My foster Mom says I am a gentle giant. If you want a dog and don’t have time to train a rambunctious pup think about adding me to your family. I come all trained and well mannered already.

Check out my profile, and be sure to share these posts with your friends so that we can all find our forever homes.
Brady

August 5, 2013

 

Penelope

penelope073113Hey friends! I’m Penelope but you can call me Penny for short. (I’m used to things being short…have you seen my legs?) South of the Bully Rescue busted me out of Gaston County Animal Control on 6.7.2013. Everyone there was nice to me but it’s just not where I want to spend my days, ya know? So a little about me… I’m thought to be a lab basset mix who is a few years old. I’m house and crained trained and I’ve loved every dog I’ve met so far. I’ll be available for adoption really soon so if you think I’d be a good fit for your family just email my friends at SOTB at SOTB.Adoptions@gmail.com

 

Cleo

Cleo

Are you looking for a hound with a lot of personality? Well, look no further. My name is Cleo and I am also known as Miss Personality. I am an AKC registered girl and I am super smart and love to play games. My favorite game is hide and seek. I like to hide things and then see if you can find them. Do you want to play it with me? I am really good hider. I also like to play the regular version of hide and seek where I hide and then you try to find me. I get really happy when you find me!

CleoYou can probably tell that I am a pretty clever girl. I am a very loyal dog and I and I love to walk with you. I talk to my foster Mom all the time. We walk and talk or I even talk when getting a belly rub. She says I have a lot to say. I am house trained and crate trained and I love to cuddle. I also love treats and a good belly rub and lots of attention from my humans. Does all this sound like fun to you? Check out my profile and fill out an application to take me home.

July 29, 2013

 

Get Ready to Waddle

Get Ready to Waddle

This year CBHR proudly debuts the Wilmington Waddle, a northern and earlier version of our “traditional” Charleston Waddle, as this year’s biggest fund raiser.  This three-day event will be held October 18 through 20, 2013, at several locations in the Wilmington, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach areas on the coast of North Carolina.  This event will combine activities from both the traditional Waddle and the annual Howl-o-Ween Party, and include a Casino Night event open to Waddle attendees and the public.

The Waddle web site and registration are open! Check it out: CBHR Waddle 2013

 

Maggie

Maggie

Hello everyone!

My name is Maggie and I am a Senior gal looking for my forever home. I was going to tell you all about myself, but my foster Mom wrote such nice things about me that I don’t think I could do a better job. This is what she had to say about little old me:

“Maggie has been with me for a year and has got to be the best foster dog I have ever had (and I’ve had a lot). Maggie is about eight or nine years old; in good health (just had her checkup and shots) with the exception of being blind in her left eye (due to glaucoma). She is getting drops in her right eye to delay the onset of glaucoma. She gets along great with all my dogs (2 Bassets, 1 Beagle, and 1 Pug although sometimes not too fond of the Pug). Her greatest joy is lying on the sofa. She trained me correctly as soon as she came to the house. I’m quite sure she could get on the sofa because there’s no problem getting down; however, she put her front paws on the sofa, turned, looked at me with those big brown eyes and let me know very quickly that I was to pick her butt up and put her on the sofa. I’ve been a good Mom – I’ve been doing that for a year now. We don’t have any children at home or in the neighborhood, but when she goes places with us, she is very calm around other people. She stays in her crate when we’re at work, but the minute we get home, she’s out. She sleeps on the sofa or doggie bed at night. She’s very good about letting me know when she needs to out to potty. She does have a peculiar tummy, but on the right dog food (which is not expensive) she is fine. She goes up and down stairs – slowly – but she makes it. Being a senior houndette, she is quiet and well mannered. She doesn’t care about playing with toys – just a nap for Maggie.”

My favorite part is where she says I’m the best foster dog she’s ever had :)

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July 22, 2013

 

Bisou

Bisou

Hello everyone my name is Bisou. My name means “friendly kiss” and boy do I love kisses. I love them a lot more then the dreaded bath and ear cleaning that’s for sure. I am a very, active and playful boy and I LOVE being outside. In fact, going for walks is one of my favorite things. I love going for walks so much that I don’t even want to come in the house after the walk is over. Of course if you have treats I can certainly be convinced.

I would love to find a home where I can be the only dog so I can have all the attention. I like kids too, but I would really prefer it if they were seven or older. I would fit in perfectly with an active family. I am a very smart fellow and I do train fairly easily. I am both crate trained and house trained. At the end of the day I would love to have someone to snuggle up with and get lots of attention and treats from. Did I mention that I like treats? Who wouldn’t want to come home after a long day of work and go for a nice walk with a handsome fellow like me? My foster Mom has even taken me running a few times. I get tired out before her but she thinks I could improve on that. Are you thinking about trying that couch to 5K thing everyone is talking about these days? Maybe we could give it a try together. Check out my profile and fill out an application to make me a part of your family.

July 15, 2013