Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain

The Official Blog for the Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain with all the latest news and more importantly the hounds who are looking for their forever homes.
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AGE; 3 years and 8 months 

SEX: Male

LOCATION: Cambridgeshire 

Bertie came into BRNGB at the beginning of November. He settled in well, bonding quite quickly with my 2 resident dogs. 

He likes cuddling up with both my dogs and settles well at night – sleeping in the kitchen with my boys. 

Bertie loves to play with my dogs, he is a very active dog and needs a lot of exercise and to be kept busy. Although he can be left for some time in the kitchen with my dogs Bertie has the ability to counter bounce like and Olympic pole vaulter so I prefer not to leave him too long. 

Bertie loves nothing more than lots of walkies and exercise, however he does pull on the lead and this is something which will require further work. When meeting other people/dogs he is very vocal and pulls to get to people we pass. 

Bertie is a wonderful sofa snuggler and gives fabulous cuddles, when not excited out on walks he is a lovely gentle hound. Bertie travels well in the car and has been on quite a few outings travelling well and quietly in the boot of the car – both on his own and with my dogs he is happy just watching out of the window. 

Bertie shows no signs of food aggression, he is now a good weight, he is fed twice a day and shows no concern over my basset circling like a shark hoping for leftovers. 

Bertie is clean in the house, he does occasionally ask to go out but I just let him out fairly frequently – he needs a little push when it is raining!! Often when he is outside and the weather is nice he needs a little encouragement to come back inside as he is really happy pottering round the yard and garden following any scent he can find. 

I have had quite a few visitors over the festive break and at first Bertie can be unsure of strangers in the house and quite vocal, but after a few minutes he is happy and friendly and asking for strokes and attention.

Bertie does like to have an occasional chew of household items so this will need further work and in the meantime, make sure you are prepared to put everything out of Basset reach.  He does give up stolen items easily 

He also likes to try to go on solo adventures so your garden must be 110% secure because he will make it his mission to find a weak link.

Bertie had a retained testicle which was removed when he was neutered, he's made a full recovery with no issues whatsoever 

Bertie enjoys having a playmate so a resident hound would be preferred. 

Also he has a very high prey drive so no small furries in the resident home please. 

Do you tick all of Bertie's boxes?  If so we'd love to hear from you

Nothing better than a chilled out hound! 

An extra fence? That's unfair 

Bertie looking for a home that includes the following;

  • Someone who is at home often and prepared to put in the time to help Bertie settle and learn further
  • A home with a playful, resident dog
  • No cats, chickens or small furries
  • An active family, as Bertie loves long walks, and will need physical and mental stimulation
  • Patience and time to spend with Bertie in the crucial first few weeks as he adapts
  • Applications close at 7pm on Saturday 15th January 2021 

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.

The Application form can be found under Volunteer - adoption form on our website


Bertie is subject to an adoption fee and a successful home check. If your home check is successful, your family, including your resident hounds if you have them, will need to be able to travel to his foster home to meet him and his foster family.

You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Bertie'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 and requirements.

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

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