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A 4th dog?

Can anyone give me a reason to say no.....

He's a 10 year old Basset whose owner had to give him up for health reasons so now he is homeless.

We have three Bassets, all rescues, all females (spayed).

What are the chances of anyone wanting to give a 10 year old dog a home....
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Old 11.06.2011, 20:04
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Re: A 4th dog?

No I can't he's gorgeous take him and give him a loving home. I'm a dog lover like you.
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Old 11.06.2011, 20:05
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Re: A 4th dog?

Nope, I can't give you any reason to not say yes, and it already sounds like this is a done deal. I hope he has a fantastic rest of his years with you
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Old 11.06.2011, 20:12
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What are the chances of anyone wanting to give a 10 year old dog a home....
Thankfully, his chances are great due to your love of animals and willingness to help! Best of luck introducing him to your girls!
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Old 11.06.2011, 20:44
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Re: A 4th dog?

He looks so sweet, and you know he'll have the best home with you. Please don't say no....
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Old 11.06.2011, 21:07
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Re: A 4th dog?

Honey, at this point, one more won't make such a difference... Maybe hubby will find some relief to not be surround by so many girls and have a boy on his side!



He will be very lucky to be part of this big family with such a loving mummy like you!

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Old 11.06.2011, 21:57
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Re: A 4th dog?

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Can anyone give me a reason to say no....
Here's one: you're a sucker?

I am only kidding - you know I am not the best influence when it comes to dogs. GO FOR IT!!!!! He's lucky to have crossed paths with you and your family in his golden years.
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Old 11.06.2011, 22:03
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Re: A 4th dog?

I agree with all the above posters, and I feel that in your heart you have already made the decision.
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Old 11.06.2011, 22:07
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Re: A 4th dog?

If I only had stable perm place I would have loved to have a dog. Don't say "no" if your mind already says "yes" and try to intoduce him to the rest of his pals
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Old 11.06.2011, 23:16
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Re: A 4th dog?

I can not see any reason for you not to give this lovely pensioner a forever home.
A friend of mine gave a home to a retriever a couple of weeks ago and she has 6 dogs already!!! I spend the other day there and it was lovely to see them all getting along..
Yes, Yes Yes ...............
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Old 11.06.2011, 23:25
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Re: A 4th dog?

... yes, yes, yes...

What a big heart you and your family have.
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Re: A 4th dog?

You would do such a great thing!! Good luck to both of you!!
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Re: A 4th dog?

Of course you should take him - how could anyone not want to give such a lovely boy a new home?! Please let us know how he gets on.
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Of course you should take him - how could anyone not want to give such a lovely boy a new home?! Please let us know how he gets on.
Thanks for all the posts. The dog is in a Tierheim in Schaffhausen. on the website it says they really want him to be placed with someone who understands bassets. They are a special breed and can be very stubborn.

http://www.schweizerfamilie.ch/tiere...r-quirin-59849

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Re: A 4th dog?

I found Quirin while looking for a Father's Day present!
Yes Nil, finally another male in the house after the boys have moved out....
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Well, it seems like fate. A needed Father's Day present, another male presence and you have the necessary understanding of the breed. It all fits!
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Yes Nil, finally another male in the house
Bravo!
I wish we could do a get together where I could admire your 4 x 4 legs members doing things together. Please post pics of the family

How will the other 3 take the new addition, how do the bassets behave in this respect? This is a completely unknown breed for me
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Bravo!
I wish we could do a get together where I could admire your 4 x 4 legs members doing things together. Please post pics of the family
Have posted various pics mainly on the "post pics" thread but since you asked, below is my favourite picture, taken on a walk along the Aare.


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There is always an adustment period when introducing a new dog regardless of the breed and much depends on the new dog's history. All our dogs are rescues, so there were issues. None were in a home where they were loved and cared for by an owner so there was a lot of work to be done. It appears this male Basset, Quirin, had just one very devoted owner, they went everywhere together, and then she became very ill and this is why he is in need of new home.

We have asked how he interacts with other dogs but I can imagine our girls might be very interested in him because he is a male. Our 3 get along very well now, in fact, watching them together makes us laugh a lot. I am convinced that dogs need canine companions. I never thought at the time that we had just our first dog that she was ever unhappy alone, though she was never completely alone as we had the parrot first who called the dog "Abby Flabby" but she is the kind of dog who very happy to go to find a quiet place to sleep but loves to play especially with the youngest dog, who also insists on sharing a bed with her.
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Thanks for all the posts. The dog is in a Tierheim in Schaffhausen. on the website it says they really want him to be placed with someone who understands bassets. They are a special breed and can be very stubborn.

http://www.schweizerfamilie.ch/tiere...r-quirin-59849
Just like men, and let's face it Mrs D, we can soon "whip" them into place! Please let us know when your new addition is chez toi!
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Have posted various pics mainly on the "post pics" thread but since you asked, below is my favourite picture, taken on a walk along the Aare.
LOL... thanks for the pictures, they look fabulous and very well behaved

actually whilst in the vet some days ago, I saw this dog with his owner, it was a Basset but at that time I didn´t have a clue. I thought it was one of the funniest dogs I have ever seen, his/her solid paws (and super big "hands"), I was tempted to ask him to give me 5! . Then I was very rudely staring at him because I found him soooo adorable, and he was looking from time to time, like "I don´t care", "Ok, I am used to be looked at", "what do you want from me!". Also I was impressed by his size, I would have expected to be smaller, in fact because I thought it was a kind of Teckel (long body, short legs) - how ignorant, I know . He really made me smile.

I bet you get some interesting comments / looks when you walk your 3 ladies. Just imagine how proud will be Quirin when walking with his new friends.

Hope everything will go well with the adoption and the integration should you go for it.
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