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

Sex: Female

Health: Neutered, Vaccinated and Microchipped

Location: Suffolk

Beautiful Maggie

"A very special home is needed for this very special girl.

Maggie is a 3-year-old lemon and white basset that is the softest, most loveable cuddle monster, is seeking a home with unlimited kisses and cuddles.

Maggie came to us as a scared ex-breeding dog with an ear infection that she may have had for some time, this has now gone but her ears do need weekly cleaning. One of Maggie's eyes has a shadow on it where she has had an untreated ulcer.

Having been living outdoors in a yard she had no idea what being a house dog was, but my, she was a quick learner. She loves to walk and will walk for miles given the opportunity. Maggie is great on the lead, she loves to meet other dogs and people out walking and will introduce herself if she has the chance.

She travels well in the car, no matter what the journey is like and completely ignores my dog, who gets car sick. Her housetraining has gone well, she will always go out for her last wee of the evening and then will sleep the rest of the night no problem. In the morning she will go out as soon as she has eaten. If she has a slip up, it's during the day and these have been very few. 

Maggie meeting a sheep!

Maggie now sleeps in her bed next to us in our room and is happy to do so, however she does like to join us if we have a cup of tea in bed, for a cuddle.

Maggie is the most loveable loyal girl, and she will follow me wherever I go in the house, finding herself somewhere comfortable and will watch what I'm doing, never whining or whingeing.

In the evening she settles herself on the same sofa as me and will not move until bedtime. She loves my 2-year-old grandson and to be honest anyone that gives her attention, she's not fussy!

We have 2 older dogs that don't play, but she's fitted in with them perfectly. However, we have well socialized her and know Maggie would be happy with younger dogs as well, if someone was home all day and had the time for long walks and lots of cuddles. Maggie could also be an only dog.

Maggie seems to love everyone and everything, even cats. While we haven't let her off the lead, I suspect she will chase wildlife as she pulls frantically if she sees or catches the smell of something interesting. 

 She is a fantastic dog that just wants to be loved and loves anyone that gives her their time.

All in all, anyone that is lucky enough to adopt Maggie will have a wonderful dog."

Maggie is looking for a home that includes the following;

  • Someone who is at home often.
  • A garden for her to potter (and zoom!) around.
  • An active family, as Maggie thoroughly enjoys her walks, and will need physical and mental stimulation.
  • A family willing to give her lots of attention and cuddles!
  • Patience and time to spend with Maggie in the crucial first few weeks as she adapts.

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.


Maggie 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 her foster home to meet her and her foster family.

You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Maggie's foster family, so that all of her history can be shared with you in person, and that we can be assured that you can fill all of her needs and requirements.

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

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