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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-11-00080Carla (female)

Basset Hound Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Carla is a small girl looking for a forever family. She came from a GA shelter where she was dumped by her previous family because she was old. She is around 20 lbs. and loves taking walks and playing in the yard. If interested in visiting with Carla the first step would be to fill out an on-line application at Carla deserves a family that will love her and she will definitely love you back. Please be no more then 75 miles from this sweet girls foster home which is in Joliet IL.

 Adoption Fee: $325.00 Animal Location:

Grahamville Rescue
Will County Joliet, IL 60435 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-11-00017sweetie (female)

Basset Hound Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Heartworm Positive,

    sweetie was rescued from a horrible living condition living outside in a pen.she was used for breeding her puppies sold and her owner would try to beat her with a 2 by 4.shes only 3 has her whole life ahead of her now she has lots of love to give and needs lots of love she is so sweet good in the car on a leash listens good all her medical will be covered please help her. thank you

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

McHenry County wonderlake, IL MAP IT!

cheryl claar 815-728-9428

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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-26-00203Steinbeck (male)

Basset Hound Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    *MUST LIVE IN 50-MILE RADIUS OF ITASCA (A SUBURB OF CHICAGO) WITHIN THE ILLINOIS BORDER TO ADOPT, NO EXCEPTIONS!* Aaaaa-woooo! That is beagle-speak for HELLO! My name is Steinbeck and I am a 6-year-old beagle/basset mix. If you are looking for a devoted, loveable, funny companion, it is your lucky day because I am available for adoption through Fetching Tails Foundation. I am a super handsome tri-color (white, tan, black) fellow, and like the stories by the author after whom I am named, I am loaded with heartwarming character: I am goofy, loving, entertaining, and if you give me the forever home I long for, I will never leave your side! ... (Read More)My Fetching Tails friends saved me from Chicago Animal Care & Control, where my previous owner left me when they could no longer take care of me. I needed quite a bit of TLC when my foster mom brought me home; I was very overweight and had a fully ruptured ACL in one of my hind legs; my other ACL later ruptured as well because of the long-time strain of being obese. I ended up needing surgeries to repair the ligaments in both of my hind legs, and thanks to lots of TLC from my foster family, I have lost about 20 pounds (I weigh about 35 pounds now, which is a pretty healthy weight for me and I shouldn't get heavier than that again!) It has been quite a long journey to recover from my surgeries with lots of bed rest and rehabilitative exercises, but I am getting around much better now and I feel like a new dog who is ready to continue on my life adventure to find my forever family! I am a happy-go-lucky guy, and like many hounds, I love to spend time in the great outdoors sniffing all the lovely smells. I would love a fenced yard at my forever home so I can enjoy exploring and sunbathing. I also get along well with other dogs; I have a beagle, a doxie, and a small 'mystery mix' as my BFFs at my foster home. I am playful, but have had to sit back and watch them run around while my leg heals; thankfully they also like long cuddle sessions so we have had a good time sharing my doggie bed. I would prefer a forever home with another dog or two so we can be buddies and keep each other company when our people leave the house. I think I would do best with older kids (10+), and I would also do best in a forever home without cats. More than anything, I would love for my humans to be home more often than not because I simply love being around my people. It makes me so happy to lay near you, receiving belly rubs and head massages. My foster family tells me I am a well-behaved boy, as well. I am potty trained, and don't chew things I'm not supposed to in the house. I have a couple favorite toys I enjoy, and if you have to go out to run errands, I will settle down on my dog bed and wait for you to return. I do think I would do best in a single-family home instead of a townhouse or condo; I am what my foster mommy calls a 'storyteller' and I like to beagle bark to tell you all about my day, so it would be a good idea if we didn't share a wall with a neighbor who might not like my talking skills. I also need a forever home without stairs; I do fine with the one step to go outside at my foster home, but a full flight would be a challenge for me and I would be happiest if I didn't have to deal with all that! My fosters can fill you in with more details about my progress and how to make sure my legs continue healing properly! Like most beagles and bassets, I have a stubborn streak but am am also very smart; I know a few commands including sit and go to bed. I am treat motivated and think we could have some fun at training classes to see how much more I could learn! If you are looking for a dog who will be happy to be by your side through all of life's adventures, I am the handsome, attentive, LOVING boy for you! If you would like to arrange a meet-and-greet with me, please fill out an application and get in touch with my friends at Fetching Tails soon! As much as I love my foster home, I am ready to start my 'happily ever after' story with my forever family! Love, cuddles, and Aaaaa-woooos, Steinbeck ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS, NO EXCEPTIONS: *Be at least 21 years of age *Live in a 50-mile radius of Itasca, within the Illinois border *Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household *Have approval from owner of residence (written in lease) *Have a valid ID with current address *Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation *Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment *ADOPTION FEE: $250 If interested please fill out an application on our website at; please make sure you fill in every requied field/question or your submission will not go through. If any questions please email us at (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Fetching Tails Foundation
DuPage County Itasca, IL MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Basset Hound in Illinois
    Basset Hound Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Basset Hound is an exceptionally gentle, friendly dog that makes a great family pet. Basset Hounds are great with children. They require some patience to housebreak. Basset Hounds can do tricks, especially for treats. If overfed, a Basset Hound can quickly put on weight which strains its legs. Basset Hounds need plenty of exercise to stay healthy, but should be discouraged from jumping so as not to stress their legs. Basset Hounds can live in an apartment but need long walks and opportunities to run and play.

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    Basset Hounds were given to George Washington by Lafayette after the American Revolution. The image of a Basset Hound was popularized by ads for Hush Puppies shoes. A trio of Basset Hounds called The Happy Basset Hounds is famous for performing around the world.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
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McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, IL 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, IL 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, IL 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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