Addy Dawes of Golden Gate Basset Hound Rescue in Petaluma says a breeder out of Red Bluff sent out a plea for help in placing the dogs, who were unsold from previous litters. “We actually suspected that we would be called in to help this particular breeder because word had gotten out in the humane community of their problems” with too many dogs and not enough money to care for them.
Before representatives from Golden Gate Basset Rescue get the dogs, they would like to have at least 50 foster homes set up. They have 20 so far.
“We estimate it will cost about $400 per dog to do a complete medical evaluation including spay/neuter, microchip, heart worm tests and vaccinations,” says Dawes.
“This place is a licensed and inspected breeding operation, but we knew they were in trouble and we were pleased the lines of communication were open so they could ask for it,” says Dawes.
Golden Gate Basset Hound Rescue is accepting donations, potential foster homes and eventually, permanent homes for the rescued dogs.
Dawes says she personally is relieved the dogs are being rescued because “it gets them out of the breeding environment and into homes.”
“They are all living in outdoor runs so we do not know the extent of their health issues,” says Dawes.