Washington Basset Rescue Mission Statement
Washington Basset Rescue is a non-profit rescue and referral organization dedicated to placing unwanted Basset Hounds into suitable homes, and preventing unwanted bassets from overloading the shelter system. Towards attaining those goals, Washington Basset Rescue promotes responsible dog ownership by educating the public in the selection, care and training of Basset Hounds. Washington Basset Rescue works cooperatively with reputable breeders, animal shelters, breed clubs and individuals to accomplish these goals.
How Washington Basset Rescue Operates
Individuals who have Basset Hounds to place, and individual, who would like to adopt a basset, call Washington Basset Rescue's - Phone number (509) 466-1 538.
For dogs being picked up, Washington Basset Rescue works with the dogs present owner to see if education and training can relieve the situation which is the reason the owner desires to release the dog. If the situation is such that the owner still wants to release the dog, Washington Basset Rescue has the owner sign a "Owner Release to Washington Basset Rescue".
Individuals who would like to adopt a Basset Hound contact Washington Basset Rescue. Prospective owners must complete an application. Their homes are visited to ensure they meet our requirements. If prospective owners have never owned a Basset Hound before, they are educated on the breed. Once these requirements are met the Basset Hound is placed with the prospective owner for a trail period, to ensure family and dog are compatible. All Basset Hounds are spayed/neutered, and all immunizations are current, prior to placement. We also furnish and collar, and I.D. Tag. New owners must agree to license the dog and provide humane care for the dog. Any breach of the contract will result in Washington Basset Rescue reclaiming the dog. Washington Basset Rescue requests a donation from new owners to cover the monies expended on the dog.