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Age: 3

Sex: Male

Health: Neutered, Vaccinated and Microchipped

Location: West Yorkshire 

Beautiful Ernest

 "Ernest has been an absolute pleasure to foster.

He is very loving once you gain his trust. He is a quite needy, as in he likes your attention or will follow you around. He has settled well with our two bassets but his first meeting when he came to us, he lunged at one of them. However, once they had got acquainted he was fine.

He is quite reactive when out on a walk, and he sees another dog. This issue is a work in progress. However, he walks really well on his lead. Ernest can also be nervous when he first meets new people and may bark at them. He's also not overly fond of cats!

 Ernest loves his food, beware, he will steal your food if you leave it laying in reach of him!! He is fed separately to our own bassets, as he has shown signs of food aggression, which will need monitoring if he is to be homed with other dogs. He is currently fed on Harringtons dry dog kibble with a little Forthglade wet food mixed in.

Ernest sleeps downstairs either on his own bed or on our settee with our bassets. He was unsettled for a couple of nights when he first arrived but sleeps through no problem now.

Ernest travels really well in the car. 

We think Ernest would be best suited to someone who can work on helping him with his nervousness."

 Ernest is looking for a home that includes the following;

  • Someone who is at home often.
  • A family willing to continue with his training regarding his nervousness, and ongoing lead work
  • A family with older children - teenagers
  • A garden for him to potter (and zoom!) around.
  • No cats or small furries.
  • An active family, who can provide physical and mental stimulation.
  • Patience and time to spend with Ernest 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 Ernest, please fill in our online Adoption Application:



The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain Adoption Application

 Applications close on SUNDAY 30th MAY - 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.


Ernest 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 Ernest'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.

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

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