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Age: 7

Sex: Male

Health: Neutered, Vaccinated and Microchipped

Location: Dorset 

 Ayree came to us having been with his owner since he was a young dog, so he has had some big changes to adjust to. But he has coped admirably.

Ayree is a very friendly boy who gets on well with other dogs, both in the house and out on his walks. He is a little overweight due to lack of exercise, therefore he's not the fastest of walkers, more of a plodder! But he has already improved in the time he's been with us. His walking will need to be increased gradually so he can build up his strength again. He has already lost half a kilo, but will need to lose a couple more. He absolutely loves his walks, insisting on stopping to sniff literally everything!

Ayree has been around our young grandchildren with no issues at all, he's more than happy to be cuddled and played with. He has shown no signs of food aggression and generally will not steel food. But when being fed, he needs to be watched as he won't think twice about helping himself to other dog's food, pushing them out of the way if needs be.

Ayree will bark initially when we leave to go out, but settles quickly and is happily left with our other two dogs.

He is house-trained and has not had a single accident since he came to us. 

Ayree would be best suited being with another dog (or dogs) around his own age. One thing we have found is that he is not happy around puppies/young dogs. He will snap at them and does not tolerate being irritated by them.

Ayree will make a lovely addition to any family who can meet his requirements. He is a gorgeous, loving boy, who has easily been our best-behaved foster ever!'

Ayree is looking for a home that includes the following; 

  • Someone who is at home often.
  • A home with an older, tolerant dog.
  • A family willing to continue with his training around food.
  • A garden for him to potter (and zoom!) around.
  • An active family, as Ayree thoroughly enjoys his walks, and will need physical and mental stimulation.
  • Patience and time to spend with Ayree 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 Ayree, please fill in our online Adoption Application:

Applications close on MONDAY 23rd AUGUST - 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.


Ayree 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 Ayree'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.

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

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

Martha and Albert

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