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CBHR Foster Dog of the Week
My Name is Ginger and I am a spunky 8 year old girl. My owner passed away and I ended up here at CBHR with a great foster family. I was a little sad and confused at first but everyone had been so great about reassuring me that everything will be OK and showing me lots of love that I am feeling pretty good now. I would just love to find a fun family that will make me their forever girl. I love going for walks and talking to everyone in the house with my doggie grunts. I really like to play with toys and everyone thinks it is really funny when I pounce on the doggie bones around the house. I am not sure why they think that is so funny, but they laugh like crazy when I do it. My last owner had a little anxiety about driving so I am a great co-pilot! I will rest my head on your shoulder while you drive so you know everything is OK. I do great when I am left alone, but I might howl a little when you are leaving. Just a little Basset trying to make you feel guilty move I like to do-LOL! I do sleep in a crate at night because I don't want to be disturbed while I get my beauty sleep. Are you looking for a dog princess to spoil rotten? The look me up at http://cbhr.com/pet/ginger-2/ I will be waiting to hear from you. Don't forget to share this post with your friends so I can find my forever home.
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Doesn't this boy, Elvis, just break your heart? We were contacted yesterday afternoon by the Greenwood County, SC animal shelter to see if we could help this dear boy. The shelter said, "Elvis was found lying in a ditch, someone passing by happened to see him and picked him up. When he came into the shelter he was severely infested with fleas, underweight, nasty dirty ears and could barely walk. When I gave him a bath the water ran off red from all of the flea dirt and blood. As soon as I got done with the bath he was feeling better, the fleas were making him so weak." The picture on the left is from when the shelter picked him up and on the right is after his bath.
I wish I could tell you we could help Elvis and all the hounds who need us without asking YOU for financial help. However, the only way we can help these beloved bassets is with your continued financial support.
It has been a long, challenging, and very busy summer here at CBHR. As you read in this month's Howler we had 12 dogs come into our program in July and August is shaping up to be just as busy. Not only have we had a large influx of dogs, but we have had many dogs who have had significant health issues. Many of the issues are due to the fact they have had a hard life until now, some are age related issues and some are just unexpected emergencies. We are confident that you don't want us to say no to a hound just because he is a senior, has an unpredictable emergency, or needs special care because of a condition left untreated by previous owners.
Right now on top of the numerous dogs we have coming into the program we had Buddy who had the emergency bloat surgery followed by difficulty with urination (thankfully he is making strides everyday in his recovery), Elvis here who sure would like our help, and Molly who likely needs a mastectomy.
Molly was returned to our program not too long ago with a history of breast cancer (all too common in middle aged and older females who weren't spayed when they were younger). Now she has a recurrence in another mammary gland and her doctor said we really need to remove this growth before it gets large and more problematic. However, this surgery is a bit involved and difficult and will cost close to $1000. Do we elect not to do the surgery and say, "sorry kiddo, tough breaks in life sometimes"? What about Elvis, do we tell him, "sorry, you are a senior and in rough shape, better save the money for someone younger"?
We know you as our family and supporters don't want that to happen. Elvis and Molly are just two examples of the over 30 bassets in the CBHR program currently who need your help.
I wish I could tell you we don't need your help. I wish I could say with this donation it will be the last time we ask. I wish I could tell you it wasn't thousands of dollars needed every month to help the hounds. As most of you know, medical care can add up quickly, even for the basics. The reality of rescue is we need money on an ongoing basis to help the hounds. We know this sounds lofty, but we hope to raise $10,000 over the next two months and hopefully secure an additional $1000 in monthly donations through our backers.
Please help make CBHR's financial future more secure. It's so hard to look at a face who needs help and wring our hands because our funds are always so near the red.
Can you help us by signing up to be a basset backer and donate on an ongoing basis?
How about a one-time donation in honor or memory of one of your beloved four-leggers or to help Molly get her surgery?
As always, thank you for your generous support. It means so very much.


Sincerely,


Stacey Snyder
President
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CBHR Foster Dog of the Week
I AM NOT OLD!
I just happen to be prematurely grey at six years old. Don't let the grey face fool you; I am still young at heart and in body and mind!
Foster mom says I am one of the best foster dogs she has ever had! Not only am I completely housebroken (and have been from they day I set paw in her house), but I'm just an all around good dog. I'm good with people, other dogs, little people, big people, basically anyone who will pet me and love on me. I love, love, love to go for walks and walk really well on a leash. Mom, my foster brother, and I usually enjoy a morning constitutional, but I am happy to walk at any time of the day. I do like to get my sniff on, but a gentle nudge on the leash and I am happy to keep on going. With the hot weather right now we usually limit our walks to one to two miles and I do great!
I also like to play with my foster brother and really love to sit on the couch with foster mom and would love to do the same with you if you will let me. Nothing better than sitting next to my humans getting some loving and scratches! I would love to snuggle with you in bed, but right now one of my foster brothers isn't so sure about that so I happily sleep on my own bed next to mom. I have learned wait when foster mom opens the door and I know how to be reasonably patient when food is being prepared. My foster bother has taught me all about the basset bark will speed up the kibble preparation at meal time. If food is too near the edge of the counter I will investigate, but I am not a hardcore counter cruiser.
I had just a few minor health things I needed some help with when I joined the CBHR program. I had a pretty bad case of flea dermatitis and some pretty itchy skin, but both are SO much better now that I have the right medication and some new chow. I also seem to not tolerate poultry based food too well. Mom switched me to a venison based food and my skin is doing a lot better and she said that now I have "quality" poop which is much better when she has to scoop during our walks. Also, I had conjunctivitis and have a bit of dry eye. The conjunctivitis has cleared up well and with my new eye drops the dry eye is so much better. I just may end up needing a daily eye drop indefinitely. Easy peasy!
Are you ready to give me the life all of us pups deserve? I will be forever grateful, and on a daily basis show you how much I love you!
Please share this post with your friends so I can find my forever home.
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CBHR Foster Dog of the Week
Good morning Basset people! My name is Trilly Ann and I have recently been returned to CBHR because my owners were getting older and they felt that in their new house with no yard it would be hard for them to take care of me. I wish them well and thank them for taking such good care of me while I was there. Thankfully because I was adopted from CBHR they welcomed me back with open arms and promised to find me another perfect home. What a luck girl I am! I am 9 years old and still have lots of spunk. I love to go for rides. In fact I used to travel in an RV with my last family and I did a lot of camping. Once I even got to ride on a Ferry over a lake to get to Vermont. I really love to be around people and supervise all the funny things that they do. Foster Mom says I am a total goofball and all she has to do is look at me and my tail starts wagging. She keeps telling me I am a very silly girl. I know how to walk on a leash perfectly and I am housebroken too. I also know ow to use the doggie door if you have one of those. Just a warning, I am a princess and if it is raining out, I do not like to get my princess feet wet. I also like kids and I get along with other dogs . Sometimes when I meet new men I get a little nervous, but will warm up. I know somebody out there is looking for a girl like me to add to their family. It is not often you get a chance to adopt such a well seasoned Basset that knows all the ropes. If you have been waiting for the perfect no fuss dog that can hop right in to your family and your heart then I will be hanging out in my foster home waiting to hear from you. All you have to do is go to http://cbhr.com/adopt/ and ask for me. Please share this post with your friends so I can find my forever home.
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Happy Monday! This week instead of the regular Foster Dog of the Week we thought we would try something different. We are calling this week “Double The Dogs, Double The Fun week” here at CBHR. What could be better than one Basset? Two Bassets! CBHR has  three sets of bonded dogs right now and we want to get the word out there for people who would love to have a ready made family of super cuteness. Having two dogs is wonderful and can really be easier that having one.
Here  is our first pair, say Hello to Bonnie and Clyde.
Bonnie & Clyde partners in crime!! This 5 month old brother sister pair are inseparable. They sleep, eat, play and do everything together. They love sleeping and playing tug of war over toys. Clyde is a little cuddle bug and Bonnie can be too. They love taking naps together but their favorite time is dinner time.
They are 5 months old but are very well behaved. They are absolutely amazing in the car, have no trouble walking in and making themselves at home and  are wonderful with other dogs and children. All this duo needs is a wonderful loving home that has a heart for two.
Look at these pictures! Could they be any cuter? I know you are marveling at their beautiful long legs. Their Mom was a Basset that had Puppies while in foster care at CBHR and their Dad was obviously a Hound of the longer leg variety. I am sure  some of you out there have had Basset mixes and know how wonderful they are. Mix a Basset with another dog and you get something pretty Special. We don't get a lot of puppies here at CBHR so I know these two sweet things will be very popular. If you have been waiting for a puppy here is you chance to have double the cuteness and double the fun. If you are interested in adopting go to http://cbhr.com/adopt/ and fill out an application to get the ball rolling. Please share these posts with your friends so these guys can all find their forever homes. Stayed tuned this week for more Double The Dogs, Double The Fun posts.
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CBHR Foster Dog of the Week
Good morning everyone. My name is Jilly and they picked me to be the Foster Dog of the Week this week. My foster family said that is quite and honor and will get me one step closer to finding my forever family. I am going through my heart worm treatment right now and I will be ready to find my forever family toward the end of the summer. I am a work in progress right now (aren't we all) so that will give me a little more time to figure all this new stuff out. Everyone says I am doing great and I am a quick learner. I will tell you a little secret, before I came to my foster family I had never lived inside a house before. Can you believe it, I lived outside all the time. When I first got here I wanted to be outside all the time and they had to bring me inside when it was time to come in.. Then I learned about the really cool thing called a doggie door. I can go outside in the yard whenever I want and then I can come back in the house when I feel like it. It is pretty hot out there these days so I am liking the come in the house when I want to thing a whole lot. I have my own room in the house and it is called a kennel. I spent a lot of time in a kennel before, but it was not as fancy as this one. This one has a really soft bed in it and I really like to sleep in it and sometimes just sit in there and watch everyone. I learn a lot from watching the other dogs that live here too. They are very good at this living in the house stuff and they set a very good example for me. I am a pretty independent girl, but I actually really like to have people and dogs around me. I am learning quickly to trust the people and the other night I took a really big step. We had a very scary thunderstorm here and I was pretty frightened. I decided to jump on the bed with the other dogs and everyone was so excited about that. You see I had never done that before. I don't think it is the last time I will do it either, because it was pretty cozy up there. I have had to be very calm and quite during my treatments, but I am looking forward to being able to run around again. I have a super hound nose and I love to track the creatures that are in the yard and then tell everyone about it. I also have been known to track the garbage can in the house, but I am working on that one. These people around here feed me pretty good so that garbage is not really that appealing anymore. Admitting that is the first step to breaking the habit smile emoticon I think I am going to go hang out with my friends up on the bed and maybe have a little nap. If you are interested in adding me to your family in a couple of months then check me out at http://cbhr.com/pet/jilly/ and fill out an application so you are ready when I am. Please share this post with your friends so I can find my forever home.
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CBHR Foster Dogs of the Week
What do you get when you cross a Basset with a Lab? You get me, Cora the Bassador. Boy do I have a story to tell you. My life has been really exciting lately. My mom who was a Basset hound gave birth to me in 2009 while she was a CBHR foster dog. I found the perfect home, or so I thought until recently when I found myself in a shelter in in Iowa of all places. The people at the shelter scanned me and traced me back to CBHR. I don't know if you know this but “once a CBHR dog always a CBHR dog.”They called the nice people at CBHR and guess what? They said they would come to get me even though I was all the way in Iowa. Then the shelter told them that there was one catch - I was at the shelter with my very best friend in the whole wide world named Chloe. The shelter said that we could not be separated because it made us so sad. You see Chloe and I are family, through thick and thin and I can't even imagine leaving with out her. Well thankfully that never happened because CBHR said they would just have to take both of us. We were very excited about getting to go on a road trip. We didn't have to wait long for our knight in shining armor named Karl to come all the way to Iowa to get us. He told us not to worry because everyone was very excited that we were coming. He kept taking pictures of us on our journey to share with everyone who was waiting. That is the story of how two very lovely, but not so Bassety girls ended up at CBHR.
We are a really great pair and I promise that whoever adopts us will not be sorry one bit. We love to play with toys, love to go for walks and ride in the car. We get along with other dogs and are totally housebroken. Our foster Mom says we are super smart , very obedient and can even follow commands. She is used to dealing with very stubborn Basset Hounds so she is very impressed with our listening skills-LOL!
We just know that somebody out there would just love to have a ready made dog family. We are a dynamic duo and we are ready to close that last chapter of our lives and have the happy ending that we deserve. Here is where we are asking for your help. Please share this post and tell all your friends about us so we can find our dream home and live happily ever after.
Love Cora and Chloe (best friends forever)
http://cbhr.com/pet/chloe-cora/
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PLEASE SIGN UP AT OUR NEW CBHR VOLUNTEER SITE
These are exciting days for CBHR and all volunteers. CBHR Alum General Beauregard (pictured) is navigating our move to our new Carolina Basset Hound Volunteers (CBHRV) meetup site.
The new online site is designed to be our one-stop shopping for all volunteer staffed and social events, Calendar Of Events, pull/transport/foster searches, management and organization of logistics, sharing of information, education, archive of events and photo albums for posterity and future access/reference. Most of all, a cornerstone of the site will be recognizing people; a Participation Recognition Program for member volunteers participation and accomplishments. Our goal is to build a family community environment, supporting each other and our hounds.
We ask all volunteers to go to meetup.com and join, no cost. Then go to http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Basset-Hound-Rescue/ to apply to CBHRV (no cost) to become a Hoover Snooter. You will receive email notifications of upcoming events and needs for support. You will be able to RSVP to events, communicate with other volunteers, post your photos and comments, contribute to Discussion Forums and Threads, to name but a few features. Once we have everyone under that one umbrella, we should be able to rely on it exclusively. Please join us sooner rather than later. Don't be left suddenly alone and wondering if you missed Gabriel's howl, er, I mean...horn.
I look forward to seeing you all at CBHRV ( http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Basset-Hound-Rescue/ )
Jeff Miller
Board Member, Medical Mailings Coordinator
CBHR
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CBHR Happy Ending
Quin, formerly Sadie of Stokes County, is beloved by her person (me) and two cats. She defies all Basset Hound stereotypes. She runs, jumps, climbs and makes sure I get plenty of exercise. She is a true Ninja Basset! She is amazing, with the softest, kindest eyes and gorgeous eyelashes. The road was a little rough at first, but she was well worth the effort. I love her and am so glad CBHR took her in so she could join my family. 

I have attached a few pictures. Most are with her cat sister, Clover. Her cat brother, Thistle, isn't as quite taken with her, but they still get along very well.

All best,
Cindy
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CBHR Happy Ending
Hi! It's me, Opie. I have been with my forever family for four months now! I have a mom named Cristina and a dad named Grey. My mom gives the best ear rubs to help with my itchy ears and my dad is the greatest at holding me tight when I feel nervous. I love to follow my mom when she is sweeping the house and I love to sit under my dad's legs when he is cooking. The coolest part EVER is that I have a big Basset sister named Darla who I get to hang out with and play with all day long. In my backyard, I wrestle Darla and chase her and sometimes even play tug-of-war with our toys! My parents say they think Darla has lost weight since I've been playing with her so much! My family loves to snuggle and cuddle me, which is great because I love to take cuddly naps. I flop down close to my parents or Darla, spread out, and doze off into comfy sleep time. I went to the beach for the first time and it was AWESOME. I love sun bathing in my backyard but it doesn't compare to sun bathing on the beach! The ocean was a little scary but my parents said that I was getting braver everyday! My separation anxiety can get pretty scary sometimes and I am trying to be better about being crate trained. I still feel nervous when my mom and dad leave for work but I'm starting to learn that my parents and Darla are my forever family and that they will always come home.
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