Age : 10 estimated years
Weight: 50 lbs. of perfection
Basset Hound Extraordinaire
Hello, they call me Smokey Joe! I am everything long and low a basset is supposed to be, so keep on reading to find out more about me.
Mornings I get up when the household gets up, with a doggie door for 24/7 access to a fenced in yard. I'm in and out to do my business, then I like to sleep a lot during the day while it is quiet. I enjoy a good couch. At night things get rowdier with dinner and playing with foster siblings. I love walks and can still pull, despite my years. Later, we like to snuggle and of course, sleep. A ramp to the bed has made sleepy time awesome!
I was having troubles with potty when I first got here but I have worked on that, plus I was on antibiotics for an infection and I was just recently neutered. While it is not unusual for a senior dog to have occasional accidents, I have had zero in the house since my neuter. Foster mom says I do need to admit I have had a few in the garage, which I pass through to get to the yard. But honestly, I'm just confused because it doesn't seem to be the inside or the outside. A potty break schedule would help in my future home if I don't have a doggie door. I have been kenneled before but generally my family hasn't found that to be necessary.
Before my neuter I could be a bit of an annoyance to my furry foster sister, but now we play together nice and I don't mind that she is the boss. We do some gentle snout biting, excited barking, chasing and romping. At times I act younger than 10! I've also met something called a cat, which is a curious creature, but we have had no problems. I love kids and have fun being silly with them, or doing snuggle time. I love big people too, so I could fit into a variety of family situations. Especially because I am a major sweetheart! The one thing that wouldn't be good for me is angry yelling, as a stern voice tends to frighten me. Foster mom says I bark and react as if I expect to be hurt, and I should never have to live that way. Please keep that in mind if I try to take over the bed, I will need gentle corrections.
I just had a dental cleaning and I am down 17 teeth! I was already a guy who drools so I'm doing plenty of that while making the adjustment. I even slime my water dish. I've been eating a combination of soft and hard food. My drool can actually get on my ears and need to be cleaned, but as a basset I need regular ear maintenance inside and out anyhow. These are issues most bassets have, but some are more extreme than others.
Overall I am a really special gentleman and I can't wait to meet my forever family. If interested in me, please fill out the adoption application under the "Adoption" heading to get the ball rolling! Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c )(3) not-for-profit organization and all donations are used expressly for the welfare of the dogs and most are tax deductible (please contact your tax adviser for more information). Wisconsin law requires rescues to have a license. BBR’s license number is 270086-ds.