Referral Hounds

These bassets are available directly through their owners. These dogs are not being adopted through CBHR, and CBHR makes no guarantees on the dog’s medical conditions or temperament. CBHR does not accept returned dogs that have been adopted through the referral program.


cobyCoby is a purebred basset born 3/29/2014 and located outside Richmond, Virginia. He is neutered, fully vaccinated, on heartworm/flea prevention and microchipped. I have his AKC papers (did not register him). He has had insurance since he was 12 weeks old through Healthy Paws pet insurance. He has not had any health issues and is approximately 55 lbs.

He is very sweet and especially loves children. He loves to fetch and tennis balls are his favorite. He is good with adults but is scared of them when they first enter our home. He responds well to pointing (ex- go to the bathroom). He is good with cats and other dogs, but is scared of other dogs when away from home. He is crate trained.

I am looking for a home for Coby due to his barking. We live in a subdivision where the three homes around mine are all within 15 feet of my house. Coby is a very vocal guy- he barks and talks while playing and barks inside and outside for attention. My neighbors have had enough. I have consulted several trainers and even resorted to a bark collar. The trainers have been unable to help and the Coby pays no mind to the collar.

I believe some of Coby’s barking is anxiety related, so any prospective adopters will need to be aware of that. Despite taking him everywhere with me, he remains a very anxious dog when he is away from home, even if it is just for a walk. If he is in his crate and he knows someone is home or outside, he will bark continually. He is quiet in his crate at night and during the day when I am at work.

If you are interested in Coby, please contact me at



slinky062216_1Slinky will be 6 years old in August (DOB 8/28/2010). He is neutered, up to date on rabies (due 4/4/17), yearly vaccines, and monthly preventatives. He has been having a few skin issues we initially thought were a result of food allergies. We’ve started Slinky on an elimination diet, and so far the only proteins he can have are kangaroo and beef, and the only treats he can have, aside from his approved kibble, are vegetable based treats, sweet potatoes, green beans, and all-beef hotdogs. We also sent bloodwork to see if his skin issues are a result of a thyroid issue. He does need a bath in ketoconazole/chlorhexadine shampoo about every 2 weeks to help with his rashes and itching, which have drastically improved. Slinky does well with people, and likes to chase tennis balls, but cannot go to a home with another dog or a home with cats, as he doesn’t get along with other dogs, and has a prey drive with cats.  Contact 6/22/16


Referral Policy

We routinely take in two to three basset hounds per week from shelters located throughout North and South Carolina. Because there are an overwhelming number of basset hounds in danger of being euthanized at animal shelters, we must reserve our foster space for them. If you find you cannot hold onto your basset any longer please, let the shelter know of our program. At that time you may also contact us directly to let us know the shelter's location. We can't promise we can take him in at that point as we are always limited by space and needed funds, but we will do everything we can to try to help him. Additionally, if you are willing to hold onto him, we can list him on our referral website. His profile will be active for three months from the request. If you would like it extended, please contact us and ask for the listing to continue. If you would like for us to do that, please send a recent picture, details about his personality and vaccination/health history, and contact information. He, at that point, would be a private adoption between you and the interested party.