Happy Tails

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Our Claire loves to be petted, going for walks and playing with her toys. We just love her and think she is so cute!


Cayce (formerly Mickey) is so lovable, easy-going and affectionate. Everyone he meets just loves him and tells us how we “Lucked out” by finding him. He is a loving and happy spirit that has given us so much joy, especially my son who so missed our girl basset who died last August. Thank you to everyone who helped us find this easy-going, devoted and affectionate angel to come share our home.


Ralph sprints when he runs! He is very active and so excitable, He loves his runs around the beach and parks and listens very well – he’s great! Ralphie was so sad and had health issues when we got him, but he’s great now – one of the family! Here’s a picture of him with his cousin, Lucy.


Albert was officially adopted by us on my birthday, August 31st, 2018. He is a little wild, and a little crazy…but he is really a sweet & snuggly guy. He has adapted very well to his new home and especially to his new brother Walter (formerly Red, also adopted through TSBHR in 2013). I am so grateful to all of you at TSBHR for bringing him into our lives!


I lost my stoshu my Bassett in jan 2014 and thought I could never open my heart again till Daisy May (Formerly Kahlea) came into my home and heart thank u


When Marabelle (formerly Hazel) is not attached to her mom’s hip, she is following around and annoying her new best friend Gabby. She is really great and a snuggle bug for sure.

Abby & Louis

Abby and Lou are doing great. They went to the vet the first week here. The second week, Lou had his cysts removed and has completely recovered. (mostly from the embarrassment of the cone of shame). They are the sweetest kids. We love them tremendously. They love to go for walks around the farm and chase the deer. Then curl up on the couch for a nap. We are so very happy that we found Tri state and could adopt these very special babies.

Thank you again

Cindy and Larry

Mowgli "WINSTON"

Winston, now Samson, is a total love and even though he is so big, he will climb on top of you to give hugs, kisses and to snuggle. We have another Basset (Delilah) who we adopted through TSBHR in 10/2012. She is 11 yrs old now and isn’t thrilled about having a bouncing, bubbly dog invading her space. But they are getting along just fine now and he knows to leave her alone. Everyone adores him. You can’t help but laugh and smile when interacting with him. He gets along fine with other dogs as well. We are huge Basset Hound lovers and couldn’t imagine life without Samson and Delilah.


It’s been 2 months since we were blessed and honored to adopt Bubbles. He is doing great and is so much fun to have around. Medically he is fine. He enjoys his daily walks with his brother Columbo who was also adopted from Tri-State nearly 3 years ago. Having lost 2 senior Bassets a few months ago to old age and getting Bubbles shortly thereafter has really given new life to Columbo as he is more active playing with Bubbles and the two have really bonded well together. Bubbles is a blast and has us laughing at his antics all the time. Like most Bassets he enjoys his numerous toys and is constantly running through the house bringing all his toys from the play room to the back yard. He loves to patrol the back yard keeping us safe from the squirrels and a groundhog living next door and when really excited he runs around the yard really fast getting Columbo aggravated as he can’t keep up with him and then loves to dig in his hole and as most Bassets especially enjoys his naps, meals and makes himself comfortable wherever he wants. He is truly a delight and awesome Basset and most importantly loved so much. I can’t express enough to you how in awe we are of him and grateful to care for him. I sometimes sit and stare at him in disbelief that he is mine. Thank you and see ya soon at the BassetFest. Love from BUBBLES!!!!!!

Dennis and Andrea


We adopted Jem (formerly Hercules) as a puppy August 2018. What a handsome little puppy shown on his first day with us. Here he is one year later – a big, happy boy! , Thank you for rescuing Jem, his litter-mates and his mom. Jem was lucky Tri-State found him and we were lucky we found Jem!