The adoption process begins once you complete an adoption application and pay the application fee. You should hear back from a CBHR representative within two to three days to let you know your application has been received and is being processed. If you have not heard back within that time frame please email us. Once the application has been processed, our adoption director will review your application and contact you for a brief phone interview. Following the phone interview a CBHR volunteer will visit with you in your home. The home visit helps us get to know you and better understand your expectations for a new family member. This allows us to help identify the ideal basset match for you.
We request that you fill out the application as soon as you are ready to move forward with adoption as our basset population is always changing. Even if we don’t have the right dog at the moment, we very well may have your perfect fit by the time you are approved. Also, a dog you are interested in adopting today may have other interested adopters already in his queue. We maintain a “first come, first serve” list for each dog and the only way we can add your name to the list is if we have a completed adoption application and approved home visit.
Finding Your Basset
Once the application process is complete, you can talk with foster parents about specific dogs of interest to you. Please keep in mind the process from beginning to end can take a few weeks. We want the match to be ideal for everyone, and our many volunteers are working hard to get your home visits completed as quickly as possible. Once you have taken home your new family member, your seven-day home trial period begins. At the end of the seven-day trial period or before, you may make the adoption final. If you choose not to adopt him, he will be returned to CBHR. You can then select another available basset for a home trial or can elect to have your adoption donation amount reimbursed.
We too are anxious to see our special hounds get a home of their own! If you have questions or need help throughout this process do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you again for choosing to adopt. You are giving a homeless hound a home of his own!
Please note: CBHR does not adopt bassets to be given as gifts. CBHR will only accept adoption applications from the family where the basset will reside. Carolina Basset Hound Rescue primarily adopts dogs only within the Carolinas.