Come and say hello to a beautiful boy who is ready to make the step to his new home!

Basil is a 2 year old tri-colour basset hound who is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and is currently in foster with Tracey and her family in Derbyshire.

Basil is a really lovely boy who has has a full vet check up and is in great condition. He does have a really unusual physical issue, he has both a male and a female urinary tract! Don't let this put you off, apart from two little puddles of wee, this causes him no issues at all, and the vet is totally unconcerned, it's just the way he's made!


Tracey has written him a glowing blog about his time in foster, we are sure after reading this there will be no shortage of people lining up to apply!

"Basil is a gorgeous, friendly boy in superb condition. He is a smaller Basset, who is lovely and compact (approx 21kg).

Basil is very inquisitive and loves to be on the go and included in what’s going on, but also settles and is calm and sleeps in the daytime. When he first meets someone new he can be over excitable, but soon settles down. He's not destructive regarding furniture, but loves to chew up cardboard boxes or plastic bottles.


When we are walking, he pulls on his lead and tends to weave around but will happily walk for miles on his extender lead. Basil doesn’t like to walk in the dark or rain, he’s a fair weather hound! He’s friendly with other dogs but can be wary and a little anxious when out, but loves to play and interact once he’s sussed things out. He loves cats, but has tried to chase chickens and sheep. He loves going in the car and travels very well.

Basil has virtually no recall, so this will need continued training. He knows basic commands but has usual Basset selective hearing! He can grumble when approached or startled if sleeping or feels threatened, he has slept downstairs and hasn’t shown any separation anxiety.


Basil is on a grain free diet, and shows no food aggression at all.

He never barks, but whines if he wants to be let out and he’s fully toilet trained. He's happy to be bathed and have his ears cleaned. He’s not keen on the vets though, he has had his anal glands regularly emptied in the past.


He will need a patient, loving home without young children, an experienced owner who understands and embraces a Basset's quirky ways and will set appropriate boundaries as he can be a little uncertain of what’s expected of him, but in the right home he will be a wonderful, easy going dog and a pleasure to be around. Basil would benefit from having a young playful dog as a companion, as he does love to play, but when over excited he can mouth and playfully nip, he’s very playful and puppy like. He is incredibly loud when playing and sounds vicious but isn’t!"

Who wouldn't love a Basil in their home? Doesn't he sound just perfect?

We are looking for a home for Basil which has

  • a home with a resident dog, Basil would really benefit from a comapnion and playmate
  • no young children, as Basil still needs to learn some manners
  • an experienced basset owner who csn work on his training, especially recall
  • patience and time to spend with Basil in the crucial first few weeks as he adapts

If you think you are suitable to adopt Basil, please fill in our online Adoption Application:

Adoption Application

Please ensure you read our FAQ's before applying:



Basil 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.

Please ensure you can do this before applying.

You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Basil’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.

This blog will be live until Monday April 22nd. We will aim to email you within a week following closing of the applications.

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

Thank you for reading Basil's blog. Please share where you are able.





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