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The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain


Name: Dolly 

Sex: Female

Age: 10 years

Location:  Chester

Dolly loves the company of other dogs, a more mature resident hound would be perfect company for her; however Dolly is just as happy to be on her own as it really is human contact that she craves.

Although she has toys shows no interest in playing with them.

Dolly is very calm, and has shown no issues with small furies or children, as such she can be homed with other animals with careful introductions and children over the age of 6 years old.

Dolly gets very animated when it comes to food time and loves her food (please note below her dietary requirements) and shows no food resource issues at all.  

Dolly is happy to have a potter about on a walk for an hour or so, she doesn't like being led with a lead and becomes stubborn, but will happily follow along in true basset sniff style with a little jog thrown in every now and then.

Dolly loves the sofa and will happily snooze the day away here, or a dog bed, or a human bed.

Dolly's craving for human attention can last all day long and she will happily nose bop you when you forget that you are supposed to be giving her your undivided attention and fusses. 

Dolly travels well in the car and can be left for up to 4 hours without any fuss.

Dolly will not tolerate being picked up or lifted, we believe because of her sensitive skin, but happily uses steps up onto sofas/beds/cars and will jump up onto these as well if they are within her reach. 

Dolly has her required baths with no issues.

All in all Dolly is a wonderful, chilled, happy go lucky lady who will be missed dreadfully by her foster family and will make a wonderful companion for the perfect family. 

Dolly's medication and diet *This is incredibly important*:-

Currently she is bathed with Malaseb shampoo twice weekly. A 250 ml bottle costs £40 from the vets and lasts approximately 8 baths though. You can request a prescription from your vet which costs around £18, which covered 4 bottles which can then be purchased via on online pet drugs company for £18.32 a bottle.

In addition she has 1.5ml of Rheumocam in her food once daily for her arthritis. This cost £48 for 100ml from the vet.Again it may be cheaper to request a prescription and then purchase on line.

In addition she has Purina HA food at £53 for 13 kgs witch either HA wet food or Solovegetal wet food at £3.10 p for one can which lasts 4 days. The Rheumocam on dry food does not work so wet food is also required.

The above is important, not only so you are aware of the costs but most importantly Dolly does require all of the above. Her foster family have fought long and hard to get on top of Dolly's skin issues, any deviation from the above will set her back; when her skin gets back this effects her mobility.

Dolly has her ears cleaned weekly with malsetic ear wash and clx wipes because of her skin issues.

She's had her teeth done so she has plaque off and will let you brush her teeth.

Dolly does have head tremors that last for a couple of minutes, infrequently. These don't seem to have any effect on her long term and she has been tested for and is negative for Lafora.

Dolly is a petit Basset Hound she weighs less than 18 kg, but does hold her own in the company of bigger dogs.


- Someone who understands the importance to keep Dolly's skin regime going and her dietary requirement

- A mature resident hound, or even no hound will suit Dolly

- Any Children need to be over the age of 6 years old

- Someone who will be home a lot for the first few weeks to help Dolly settle in

- Can live with small furies and cats

- Somone who is happy to go on a sniffathon rather than a hike

- Someone home most of the time as Dolly loves human interaction

- Full Rescue Back up is provided for Dolly for life

- Dolly's applications close at 8pm on Saturday 23rd March 2024

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.


Dolly is subject to an adoption fees and a successful home check. If your home check is successful, your family including dogs will need to be able to travel to Dolly's foster home to meet her and her foster family.

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

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

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

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Great work, no hound gets left behind. A true sentiment that is the embodiment of what this organisation is about. Great work team.

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We have the privilege of adopting Dylan. The whole process was seamless and very reassuring that they cover all bases, both in relation to vetting us and also in the assessment of the hound

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