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Taco Taco



Age: 10

Sex: Male

Health: Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, epilepsy, past entropion surgery.

Location: Cheshire 

Handsome boy

 'Everybody… here's Taco!

He came to us last March, a week before the first lockdown.

He is a lovely boy, he's a little complex but who isn't?

Taco is the hound who you may remember needed the 'face lift' due to problems with his eyes. I'm glad to say, he had the operation, which was postponed numerous times due to Covid. He can now see a little better, but due to his age, at 10 years old, his eyesight remains poor, but this doesn't affect him in any way.

He loves to go walking, but please note he can be reactive towards other dogs. This is due to his eyesight has he's scared.

He wears a bandana with a 'Please be aware; Blind Dog' on it, but even though his sight is bad his sense of smell makes up for it, he can smell it before you see it!

He's got a fabulous appetite; he'll literally do anything for food! His favourite place in the house is the kitchen in front of the oven!'

Loving the Oven!

 'When giving Taco treats, please be aware that he'll snatch food out of your hands, and he'll try to bite your fingers, this is due to his eyesight.

He's very good around people but it's advisable for no children to be in the home due to his snatching of food.

There is no separation anxiety with Taco, he'll cheerfully wait until you come home, but may I add, he waits for a treat when you come in.

Taco is also epileptic, when he first came to us his seizures were often and severe. Since he's been with us, he's on regular meds twice a day and monitored at the vets with blood tests. At the moment they're happening less, but when he does have a seizure, we just ensure he's safe and it's quiet. He also loses bladder control whilst fitting. However there is a side effect of his epilepsy meds, which means he can be grumpy and growly if you ask him to do anything he doesn't want to do.'

Beautiful Taco

 'He's fully housetrained, and lets you know when he wants to go out. He sleeps on his bed in our room. He's lived with other dogs here, but close monitoring is advised if you have another dog, due to his eyesight, as it will be a different smell. But once used to it he'll be fine.

He's also lived with cats, chickens and a parrot with no concerns.

So if there is anyone who would love to take a chance on Taco, he's a fab old boy, he deserves a sofa to surf on in his twilight years, and he gives the most amazing cuddles.'

 Taco is looking for a home that includes the following;

  • Someone who is at home often.
  • No children.
  • A no dog home, or one with a very calm hound that will accommodate his needs.
  • A family understanding of his needs due to his blindness, including grumpiness!
  • An awareness, or willingness to learn of his epilepsy.
  • A garden for him to potter around.
  • An active family, to provide Taco with physical and mental stimulation.
  • Patience and time to spend with Taco in the crucial first few weeks as he adapts.

If you tick all the boxes above, and you feel you and your family are suitable to adopt Taco, please fill in our online Adoption Application:



The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain Adoption Application

 Applications close on FRIDAY 11TH JUNE- we will aim to email you within two weeks of applications closing.

Please ensure you read our FAQ's before applying:



Here we will attempt to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain and adopting a Basset Hound.

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.


Taco 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 Taco'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.

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

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