Buddy is looking for his forever home

The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain


Name: Buddy 

Sex:  Male

Age: 8 

Location: Powys

Meet Buddy, he's 8 years old, 9 in December and ready for his forever home. 

Buddy joined the BRNGB Family back in May this year.  He had a bit of a bumpy start to foster life; he was diagnosed with mild epilepsy which is controlled by medication.  He also had an issue with his back, which with pain medication, anti-inflamatories and bed rest has resolved itself.  The vets are happy that Buddy did not require surgery, and with careful management he will go on to have a happy, healthy, pain free life with his back. 

Don't let either of the above fool you, he's a very active lad

Buddy started his foster journey with a family with a pack of bassets, chickens, ducks and sheep.  He was fine with all of the animals.......apart from the other dogs.  

Buddy needs a dog free home.  He does not want to share his home or his humans with another dog.   

Here's what his foster family have to say about Buddy:-

Buddy came to us from another foster home where he was together with other hounds. He had proved to be that rare thing among basset hounds – a loner.

We are a dog free home and as we are retired, we are also at home most of the time.

To start with Buddy was very wary of everyone. I spent the first two nights sleeping with him downstairs as he was not sure of his surroundings. This meant he soon attached himself to me and grandchildren were immediately loved. My husband was tolerated to start with. Our son, who arrived in his Hi-Viz before work was cowered away from. But when he came in the evening in his casual clothes he too was tolerated!

Now after a few weeks he gives his love freely to all in the family. And is much loved in return! 

When out and about he is still wary of men but is never aggressive, he would just rather not be stroked by men he doesn't know so will move away.

If you are a person who has plenty of leisure and wants a companion this is the boy for you. Once he has accepted you, he will give his love wholeheartedly. He will follow you everywhere and listen to you telling him tales.

He loves walking and can go all day. But he also loves sleeping with your feet as his pillow. 

When out and about he likes to sniff with other dogs and will run with them for a short while. But when you move on, he is back by your side. He sleeps through the night in his basket and is not an early riser!! We now can leave him for a short while but we tend to take him most places with us. He waits happily in the car while we go shopping. Then happily runs round the park with us.

He came to us with tablets for fits and has one morning and evening but he has never had a fit while here so the tablets must work. He is a very fit lad and the overriding comment we get when out is "What a handsome boy". 

We always use a ramp to put him in and out of the car as its quite a way to the ground. But he loves his ramp and goes up it almost before it is ready!! He lays down in the car and travels really well.

Buddy comes with his collar and lead, he also has a bed with two inserts.

Aswell as treats and food to keep him going. 

 He will be greatly missed by all here but deserves a forever home where he will be a sole dog and get plenty of attention and exercise.

Buddy's needs:-

  • An active family who are happy to go off mooching with Buddy taking him on adventures
  • Any children need to be dog savvy and older than 6 years old
  • Patience and time to spend with Buddy in the crucial first few weeks as he adapts to his forever home.
  • A fmaily who will understand that Buddy needs time to trust you and love you totally
  • A family where someone is home most of the time
  • A family who understand hounds and their needs
  • Buddy needs to be the only dog in the home 
  • A family who understand that Buddy's back needs care
  • A family who understand that Buddy's epilepsy is controlled with medication
  • Buddy's blog will close at 8pm Saturday 25th November 2023

Taking on a rescue dog is not the easy option. You need to be prepared to help a confused and troubled hound find their place in your family. They have been through a massive upheaval and will need time to settle into a new way of life, so please consider this BEFORE you fill in an application.


Buddy is subject to an adoption fees and a successful home check. If your home check is successful, your family will need to be able to travel to his foster home to meet them and his foster family.

You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Buddy's foster family, so that all of his history can be shared with you in person, and that we can be assured that you can fill all of his needs, demands and requirements.

Buddy comes with 5 weeks free insurance via our rehoming partner, Agria.

Buddy, as with all of our hounds will have full rescue back up for life.

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