Forever Homes
 
 
Molly

As always Molly was full of kisses and happiness when
I concluded her 2 week trial post adoption visit!.
Molly loves her new moms and her sisters to play with
and it is pure joy to watch. If Molly's foster mom,
who saved her from that situation had not of done so,
Molly would not be alive today no doubt. This is an example
of those who move forth and object to abuse.....can indeed
make a difference. Thank you to Amanda, the angel in Molly's life.
And thank you to Debbie and Arielle who fell in love
with Molly, even with her servere allergy problem.

Another happy adoption... 2 weeks up Sunday,
and here is our sweetheart Miss Molly enjoying her new digs!
I think one of the best parts is she has 2 sisters to play with!
And play they do!!!
Thank you to Debbie and Arielle for adopting!!
The another blessing is Arielle is a groomer for
Showcase Grooming in Missoula, so Miss Molly will forever
get the supreme treatment whenever needed!

 




Rupert Update
Rupert unexpectedly passed away of a very aggressive cancer
right after Jessica and family wrote the wonderful letter below
about him turning 12. It was a stunning turn of events
that have us all in shock. But he was in pain
and having trouble breathing, with fluid in his lungs
from the cancer. We all are shocked and devastated
by this. May our Rupert have a safe, fast journey
to heaven and again become the youngster who stole
all of our hearts. We here at Basset Rescue of MT
send our most heartfelt healing drool to his family.

Hi Leslie,

Not sure if you remember us or Rupert but we adopted Rupert
from you back in June 2006. He was 8 months old.
We lived in Hamilton and I had two young children.

Just wanted to let you know Rupert is still going strong
and living the good life. He has a kitten that he has
been raising from 8 weeks and a golden doodle that he
has also raise to be a Basset Hound.
He has a wonderful family that adores him and showers him
with love everyday. He will be turning 12 this October
and we will have a special treat planned for him.


He has been truly the most wonderful addition to our family.
We have been blessed to be able to share our lives with him.


I have attached some pictures so you can see him today.


Thank you,

Jennifer Dal Collo


 


Duke Update


Duke is doing great in his new home with Richy
and the gang. NOTE:..His nails were cut right
after the pic taken.
All is well in their household!

 


Olive Rose Update
In Billings, MT., Carlie reports Olive is like
a firecracker and doing great. Her echo was done
again, and she is hypertensive. She is now on meds.
Olive Rose is dear to our hearts and
many ask how she is doing. Glad to report
her life is with a caring, loving nurse
who is taking great care of her!!


Olive Rose's new life so happy and so much loved
by her mom Carlie! Next scheduled echo to check her
heart function is next month in April 2017.
So far she's doing very well.


Olive's ventures into the back roads of Montana
with her mom Carlie.


Leslie and Olive Rose


Ollie sits on couch at new home.


Ollie and Wilbur chilling at home.

Olive Rose hit the Jackpot as Carlie -her new momma-
is a cardiac RN and so very qualified to keep an eye on
Miss Olive and monitor her as needed. They are seeing the vet
for another Echo in a couple of weeks. Then we will know more about
the results of heart function now that Ollie is over 2 months post op.
Wilbur is a gentle soul, but loves that he now has a "gurl" to play with.
Carlie is installing a new door with a doggie door in it.
That is coming in Feb. 2017 and we will have a new picture.
What a great new life for this precious Basset Gurl!!!
Personally, I miss her and hope, maybe, one day I can babysit
if Carlie ever is in western MT.

 




Olive Rose

Olive Rose sniffing Wilbur for 1st time.


Ollie with mom Carlie and Grandma Melanie watching.


Carlie, nephew Hank, and Melanie in background.
Chief was there to welcome them all.

Saturday Dec 3rd, 2016 our Olive Rose met her new mom
and her 4 legged buddy named Wilbur-- who she will
love to play with. Carlie is from Billings , MT.
and Ollie will have a safe and loving life there.
Olive Rose will get her repeat Echo in January with
Dr. Best in Billings, MT. to assess her heart function
2 months post/op. Carlie is a past Basset owner
and is amazed at how active Ollie is---running amok like
any 2 year old. We here in Frenchtown, MT.; all the
volunteers who assisted in her travel to Spokane
for surgery, plus a few other dedicated ladies
all are so happy and relieved to know our Miss Olive Rose
will have a better, longer, healthier life ahead of her.
Thank you to the warm and loving heart Carlie has
and Melanie, Carlie's mom, who has offered to babysit
anytime. EVERYONE has fallen in love with Olive!.

 




Ladybug ATB










Ladybug: renamed Sadie
Sadie(ATB) was given love and peace from a wonderful
family as she so deserved it. Sadie brought so much love
and expressions to her new family and will be missed
so very much. She was PRICELESS ! Cancer takes so many
of our furbabies and each time it breaks
another piece of my heart.
Leslie, Basset Rescue of Mt

Thank you to a fabulous family in Eastern Montana
who had the patience and love to be diligent with
the adoption process. With great pride and satisfaction
I know our LadyBug will have another loving life with more people
and children that she is so used to!!!!
Her previous owner gave her lots of love and now Basset Rescue
of MT. has helped Ladybug enjoy "more" for the rest of her life.
Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely pictures.

 


Duke






Our Billings, Mt. adopter just loves his new Basset boy
and there was bonding within the first hour for sure.
We appreciate all the hours traveled by our volunteers
and foster families to help each Basset get into their forever home.
Duke is so royal looking!!
 


Louie


We provided the applicant to adopt this precious old boy
named Louie. He comes with medicines and our applicant
is driving all the way to get him from Minot, N.D. to Dillon , Mt.

Sue, in the Dillon Shelter there does a wonderful job at saving
pooches as all their staff, Kathy, etc. Working together
with local and out of state shelters is
the recipe for successful adoptions.
 


Solomon Update 2




Showing Boogers (Solomon) in his new home. He is now
enjoying a wonderful life with other hounddogs
in Kalispell, MT. He fitted perfectly into his new
family after a month, as he was a little shy.
Not any longer though and he just loves his new family.

 


Solomon Update




Here is our newest rescue that has now been adopted
young, smart, and happy, Solomon! Shown here at the rescue
shelter in Frenchtown, MT on his last leg going to his new home.
Thanks to Elaine and Robert for their giving hearts to help with
transport. His new family in Kalispell love him and
his new name is Buggers!!
 


Chloe Update




Thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of recent pics of Chloe.
She and Flash are getting along famously
and had a full-on play/rough-house session last evening
(unusual for Flash).

Chloe adopted in Columbia Falls, Mt a while back
and is enjoying life with Flash.
We love when our adopters send us new pictures.

 


Sophie(atb) & Ruby

How Your Donations
Help a Hound in Need!


This is now the new life for abused hounds.
Sophie, lying down was so abused she became very fearful
and now knows she is loved.
Ruby, our lovely attractive girlie,
who spent most of her days crated.....came to live
with Sophie and the Piazza's in Missoula, Mt.
Both have the life of leisure and tons of love
plus plenty of wildlife to see,
and roads to walk as Jane takes them on strolls daily.

WE LOVE TO SHARE OUR SUCCESS STORIES.

Our dear Sophie in Missoula, MT. spent a loving life with her
family and has passed away now. We are saddened
by this so very much as each of our adoptive
hounds are loved beyond belief.
We send our most sincerest sympathy
to Jayne and her family.

 
Lizzy


We are delighted Lizzy has a new home now and is a sister to Smitty
who we adopted to a fabulous family in Billings Montana last year.
Lizzie also gets along with the family's kitty cat and all the children.
Big thank you's go out to Jordan and Jessica for opening
their hearts and home again to give another Basset a loving life forever.

 


Honey


HONEY..... Adopted
 


Monty

Monty had a good ride to finally reach his new forever home in Utah.
Thanks to Jane and her family for opening up her heart and home to
giving a senior a new life!!



Pictures of Monty new home in Utah. As you can see
he's the food hound sitting higher up straight wanting
a bite of that sandwich. Monty has mama Jane and siblings
Brady the lab and Mimi the precious one all to keep him company.
Thank you Jane for providing the best home ever.

 


Sadie, Maynard



A Valentines Victory for 2 Bassets: Maynard and Sadie.
Adopted locally in Montana to a wonderful home.
Also, Montana Companion Animal Network is a super
organization with dedicated volunteers. THANK YOU JUDY!.

In Memoriam 2016: Sara, Sadie & Maynard's person
 


Sophie






Great news for Snow White Sophie!
She will be dining at the Thanksgiving Table
with her new brother Winston.
Sharon and Carson love adopting seniors.

New picture of Sophie snoozing with her bro Winston.
They're resting up for the holidays ahead.

Life is good for these two senior hounds. The best part
is that Leslie can visit them as they live close by. Plus....
Leslie gets to babysit both from time to time which is a
blessing for her.
Sharon and Carson... heroes in my book!!



Holiday picture 2014
Sophie, Winston, and Carson.
Love is everywhere when you live with a basset hound.
 


Smitty


Smitty is thriving in his new home in Montana.
Here is his new mom giving him a nice hug!
Jessica sure loves him.

Smitty's mom, dad and all the kids and Sadie are all doing great
in this wonderful adoption !!!
What a grand family over in Billings, MT.
They certainly opened up their hearts and their home
to another rescued hound dog!
Smitty, you hit the golden ring!
Smitty loves his new family. Just look at the smiles here!!
Thank you Jessica and Jourdan
for all you do to help rescued bassets.

 
Toby's Story

How Your Donations
Help a Hound in Need!


Toby was rescued by BRofMT several years ago
and adopted to a wonderful family.
But things happen financially and people
have to make hard decisions.

Let Kelly tell you about it:

Dear Leslie and crew,
I want to thank you for your generosity and your incredible compassion for us this past year. During the past year we have had to make some drastic changes due to financial hardships. We have a taken a piece of bare land we own and decided to build a small home, free and clear of any mortgage so that we could get caught up financially. Through many sources-- my parents and various friends, we have been able to obtain our house supplies slowly and paid for. We have put our present home on the market while we are building and due to the change in living places, we were not equipped to keep Toby safe enough from him running off and we were terrified he would get hit on the highway. We made him a rope run to give him a little freedom, but he was so unhappy. We contacted you for help because we just could not afford a fence for him that would keep him safe and have been floored by your generosity. We cannot thank you enough for providing us with enough funds to purchase field fence and many of the posts we needed to put up a safe place for Toby to run and be safe as we continue to build. We were truly worried we would have to find him a better home that could keep him safe during this transition in our lives, but thanks to you guys, we are able to make sure he is safe and happy. There is no way to thank you enough for all you have done.
Most sincerely,
Mike, Kelly, Caleb and Jacob Oriet
(and Toby)

 
Toby - Update 4




We received another note from Toby's new family.

From Toby's mom Kelly:
The boys were relaxing with Toby the other day; he was laying in the hammock with Jacob while Caleb rocked them and I was positive you would love this photo! He swims with them in the creek and lounges around and just *loves* life. :) This morning he was following me around chores barking and flipping a bone into the air.
I am also including a picture of one of our chickens who believes she is a cat and joined them for a fresh milk breakfast. Weird chicken.
 
Toby - Update 3
We received another note from Toby's new family.

Dear Leslie and crew, I want to thank you for your generosity and your incredible compassion for us this past year. During the past year we have had to make some drastic changes due to financial hardships. We have a taken a piece of bare land we own and decided to build a small home, free and clear of any mortgage so that we could get caught up financially. Through many sources-- my parents and various friends, we have been able to obtain our house supplies slowly and paid for. We have put our present home on the market while we are building and due to the change in living places, we were not equipped to keep Toby safe enough from him running off and we were terrified he would get hit on the highway. We made him a rope run to give him a little freedom, but he was so unhappy. We contacted you for help because we just could not afford a fence for him that would keep him safe and have been floored by your generosity. We cannot thank you enough for providing us with enough funds to purchase field fence and many of the posts we needed to put up a safe place for Toby to run and be safe as we continue to build. I have attached some photos of part of his fence as well as the roll that will eventually attach it to the house so when we are done we can let him out the door and he will be safe and sound! Toby is such a joy to our family.

We were truly worried we would have to find him a better home that could keep him safe during this transition in our lives, but thanks to you guys, we are able to make sure he is safe and happy. There is no way to thank you enough for all you have done.

Most sincerely,

Mike, Kelly, Caleb and Jacob Oriet
 
Toby - Update #2
Well, you would be proud of Caleb and his incredible dog, Toby, who won Grand Champion in Dog Obedience First Place in Showmanship.

They won the plethora of ribbons and trophies below. They did awesome!
Toby, adopted a while back to a rural fun and happy family got a new playmate now after his other bud left for the bridge. Oddly enough or maybe it was just meant to be boxer mix was also a Toby!!! So now Toby has Tojo!! Toby the basset is entering his first 4h obedience show shortly. Way to go Caleb!!!!
Thank you to Kelly and Mike and kids for giving such a wonderful home to rescue doggies.

 

Toby
We received the following note from Toby's new family. We think it says it all:

Leslie,

We just got home and Toby seems to like it here already as he is on my lap right now, which makes typing this a lot more fun! He travels great and LOVES riding shotgun with me . . . I have enclosed a picture of him on my lap. He made sure to snuggle with everyone the whole way and slept a little as well. He got to go sniff out the back yard and even asked to go out (so smart!) We fed the horses and the boys rand around with him on leash, jumping over logs and running around the trees. They were delighted at how fast he is and that he likes to jump over stuff. Toby is such a lover! Gar (the family dog) seems happy to have him here as is evident by his constantly wagging tail. They sniffed each other for a little while, then went about their own business. Toby lied down on his new bed (only for a second, but he was wagging that amazing tail) and now he's exploring all corners of the house. I will continue to send pictures of him as he gets settled in.

Thanks so much again!

Kelly
 

Abner
Abner, formerly Absalom, has been adopted to Martha and Dave, former adopters in Columbia Fall, MT. For some puppies, the transition to a new home can be difficult. Therefore, we have offered them our Missoula, MT behaviorist. Martha and Dave know we are always here to help.
 

Winston ATB

Winston age 12 has been adopted by his foster family Sharron & Carson, in Polson, MT.
This is wonderful for our senior boy because he is close enough he gets to come visit me often.

On Friday May 12th, 2017, our oldest and most precious rescue, Winston,
left for the bridge. His vet, his family, and Basset Rescue of MT.
will celebrate his life!

 
Sierra

Adopted after networking her for over a month. So glad that this loved German Shepherd found another home hopefully forever. She is only 5 years old but her owners had to move to be closer to family and no rentals available.

 
Chloe

Absalom's mom... Chloe is a 3 year old lovely tricolor who had to find another home due to a 2 legger's arrival. Chloe hit the jackpot as Bruce and Colleen from Columbia Falls, MT. fell in love with her young quirkier and exuberant nature. Now their Flash, has a sister to romp with in a lovely yard and best of all... stay at home mom and dad. They are working on her house training skills which are greatly needing a refresher course.

 
Daisy (ATB)


Freckles and Daisy are doing wonderful and all the kids: Aurrora, Peterson, Adlerson, and toddler Gabriella ALL are so so happy to have these houndies!

A rescuer can really get a good nights sleep when two great families come together to help a hound. Our Service family from our local base is being transferred to Japan and making that move with a senior hound with one eye was seemingly too much of an anxiety filled move for Daisy so a fabulous family came to her rescue and voila.....Daisy now has loving people and children and a teen to give her hugs and kisses all day long plus I can even visit to give kisses. Daisy is such a great healthy basset and we all enjoyed meeting her before this adoption so we could target just the kind of family she needed. thank you to both families.......one caring enough and having tons of love for their Basset to make sure she had the best............and to the other..........Tiffany and Mike who opened up their home and hearts to welcome another Basset. Freckles now will have another sister. You all are the Greatest!

December 2014 - It is with sad hearts, we bid goodbye to Daisy.
Daisy fought cancer for over a year.
Her last year was filled with warmth, love, and the best family in the world.
 

Henry (Adopted)

Left: Here is Henry getting his first hug from mamma Roan on his lovely green grass yard and when he arrived he ran every inch of many acres of secure fenced yards.
Right: Henry found Mazi hiding under their bed and I watched when their noses touched. It was a beautiful moment for me and I wished my camera was faster so I could have caught that shot.

Middle: Henry is checking out the mud room with his new sister Maggie!! Andy was outside running around so he was not yet in the house to meet his new Bro!!
Right: Henry scouting out the side yard of his new home. He did not miss an inch of grass, trees, bushes, yard decor....etc.. what an amazing nose on him!!

When operating an animal rescue organization, its always the worst call when you receive that message that there is a Basset needing a home with Addisons disease. We all know that is more difficult than a normal healthy Basset--- and for me , personally, here in Montana.........I think to myself...Where and How much will I have to advertise and network this precious Basset who is only 3 years old and looks like the best boy in the world?::: knowing that the economy has dumped and most people are giving their dogs away.....NOT ADOPTING THEM.

ENTER PADDY AND ROAN!!!!! Thru the gates of heaven down to Clinton, Mt. where their other Basset Boy with Addisons named Wally..........has come to alert his Humans that another needs help!!!!!!.....guess you could say that "the Bridge" must have been on High Alert!!!!!!

When Henry came into the vet clinic in Billings, Mt. this skin and bone boy was scooped up by his angel Dr. Bryna and saved and she gave him A NEW LIFE!!!!!! Finding the disease that was ravaging his body.......she made him well and contacted Basset Rescue of MT.

So this is one of these great heart clinching stories that just keeps me where I am doing what I do........Paddy and Roan will love this boy till his last breath, no matter what!!! And we here in Frenchtown will assist in any way we can in the future with his expensive medicines.

A thank you just does not seem to be enough for Roan and Paddy and Dr. Bryna.... but for now......it is meant from the bottom of our hearts here at Houndie Homestead, where Dudley, Hank, and Checkers and their slave resides!!!
 

Sasha (Adopted)
 

Bucky (Adopted)
 

Bud
Update - May 16, 2013 - Here is Bud the Beagle. Fred's closest buddy and both enjoy each other so very much. Fred needed a good companion to share daily life with and now they both walk alot together and enjoy the adjacent creek by the house. Life shared with this beagle boy keeps Fred on his toes as Fred reported to me that Bud rules the house and both have a wonderful time together.
 

Jingles/Joey
Jingles/Joey caught the fancy of a loving home in Butte, Montana. It was love at first sight. Many thanks to Molly Ballard for visiting them.

 

Stevey
Stevey has finally found his new home right here in Missoula, Mt. thanks to the Bitterroot Humane Association. It is a pleasure to work with surrounding rescue organizations and shelters. Hamilton, Mt. and all of you at the BHA rock. THANK YOU for helping with Stevey.
 

Bubba - Update
April 2013 - Bubba passed away this month of April 2013 of stomach and liver Cancer. Grieving still, we who loved him so dearly. Sharon, Carson, Me (Leslie) and all his friends and family there in Polson, Mt. will speak of him often and remember what a precious senior hound graced our lives for such a short time.

OUR SENIOR BOY NAMED BUBBA IS NOW RIGHT AT HOME ENJOYING HIS NEW FAMILY. WE VISITED SHARON AND SON CARSON AND THE BUBBA LAST WEEK AND HAD A GREAT VISIT. BUBBA HAS NOW UNDER GONE A MUCH NEEDED DENTAL AND HAD 5 TEETH EXTRACTED. HE IS DOING GREAT AND IS SUCH A WONDERFUL LOVING BASSET SENIOR BOY.
Sharon and her son are delighted and happy to have adopted Bubba into their home. Bubba, being a senior, is one lucky boy. It's a touch more difficult to rehome older dogs. I'm not sure why: they're already trained, know the ropes, and are so very grateful for a warm bed, loving human, and plentiful, good food. And, like Bubba, we too are grateful to his new family for giving this wonderful, older dog a new home and new lease on life.
 

Rosie
Rosie's got a new family, with whom she now lives in Helena, Montana, just a short two hour ride from Frenchtown. Many years ago, Rosie's new "mom" Amy was one of Basset Rescue of Montana's founders. Now that Amy and her family are ready for another basset, one could honestly say that Rosie's hit the jackpot! Rosie's new "bro" is a fun-loving bloodhound (all bloodhounds are fun-loving, comedic screwballs!), and they have a huge yard to romp and play in!
 

Shorty
Knowing it would be a touch more difficult to re-home Shorty (formerly "Stumpy"), I visited the Humane Society of Western Montana (HSWM, located in Missoula) and asked if they could admit him into their shelter "to raise his profile". Of course they are wonderful there, so voila'! Shorty very quickly found his forever home! Thank you to Mariah, Bryan, and everyone there at the HSWM for all they do to assist us. Shorty is now the reigning prince of his family on Flathead Lake and has a great new life.
 

Buster
It's always wonderful when a foster family adopts a rescue dog. Here, again, in the fine state of North Dakota, our abandoned basset, Buster, is one lucky hound! Foster "Mom" Jocelyn fell in love with Buster, who now has a new home filled with friends. He has a German Shepherd, Peyton, to play with, and Punky the cat to also keep him company. Thank you to all our North Dakota friends, especially Dr. C. Woodruff, who helped chip in to provide love and safety for Buster when he needed it most!
 

Freckles
Well life just doesn't get any better for a basset than to have a home filled to the brim with anything a hound could want. Here's Freckles with her new "mama", Dee Dee. Love is all around in her Montana home. Thank you once again to Dee Dee and her entire family for opening their lives and homes to yet one more broken heart that needed saving. I also wish to extend great, big, "thank you's" to all the folks who assisted with Freckles' transport and provided love, a warm bed, and safe travel. All of you walk on water in my book!
 

Rocky
Introducing Rocky! For those of you who opened up the lovely memorial about Jeb on our home page, and enjoyed reading about the great life that very special hound had with Jim, we are happy to announce Jim's new basset-boy, Rocky! We thank all the rescue organizations in Wyoming and Colorado for all they do to help save these precious basset hounds. To read Rocky's ruminations on his new life with Jim, read:

Rocky Report 1 |  Rocky Report 2 |  Rocky Report 3 |  Rocky Report 4 |  Rocky Report 5
Rocky Report 6 |  Rocky Report 7 |  Rocky Report 8 |  Rocky Report 9 |  Rocky Report 10
Rocky Report 11 |  Rocky Report 12 |  Rocky Report 13 |  Rocky Report 14 |  Rocky Report 15
Rocky Report 17 |  Rocky Report 18 | 
 

Lucky + Ivy
Life for a basset does not get much better than living with this pair of doting two-leggers . . . Lucky has everything a basset could ever want. He's trained his humans well and THEY MIND HIM!!! (LOL) Thank you to Richard and Lucy for all you do for Basset Rescue of Montana. Also, here's Ivy, Lucky's newest friend! All four -- Lucy, Richard, Lucky and Ivy -- are like four peas in a pod. Everyone loves each other. A great, big "Thank you!" to Richard and Lucy for opening up their hearts again!!!
 

Previous Forever Home Placements
Ladybug Charlie Hogan
Sophie Luther Flynn Mouse +
Caboose (A.T.B.)
Peggy + Lady Bassie
Daisey Mae Boo Radley Bessie Freckles Molly CJ


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