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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

UPDATE: Available Hounds

We have had great success this howliday season adopting the 30+ puppy mill dogs to there forever homes and over 100 hounds this year! But we still have plenty of dogs available for adoption. Here they are:

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Success is the best present

Over the past week, nearly all of the Missouri dogs that were staying at Boom Towne have been adopted out. Those that haven't are currently in foster homes until they are clear of some health issues. Getting as many of the 30+ bassets adopted out in time for the holidays was the best present all of us with ABC could wish for. ABC would like to thank everyone involved with this successful undertaking of rescuing these dogs including: the ABC board, all of the coordinators and volunteers who put in many many hours with the dogs, our adopters who are taking over the lovely task of taking care of these dogs, everyone who donated to the cause, and everyone readings this blog. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Meet the Available Basset Hounds

Below are the currently available basset hounds at Boom Towne and a little bit about them. Don't ask who named them or why, just look at the adorable faces. They are all females and mostly outgoing, very good natured dogs. They will all need major potty-training work.

For everyone interested in adoption, please fill out the adoption application and wait for our adoption coordinator to contact you. Please do not visit Boom Towne on your own - you will not be allowed to meet the basset hounds until one of our adoption volunteers has made an appointment for you to come in and meet the dogs while an adoption volunteer is present.

Please consider helping us meet our goal of raising $8,000 to spay/neuter, vet, and help all 30+ of the dogs we are bringing Home for the Howlidays! Visit our fundraising page and click GIVE NOW.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The girls have arrived!

On Friday night, the 14 girls around safe, sound, and full of energy. Here are the first pictures of the group, hanging out in Boom Towne's indoor daycare facility. All 14 get along very well together - no fighting over treats. Just lots of running around, exploring, playing, and peeing.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

5:00 AM UPDATE

All of the dogs and Boom Towne volunteers arrived safely around 3am. The group of girls are very friendly and were definitely happy to be out of their crates. Thanks to all the volunteers who stayed up late to help - we all deserve some shut eye!

1:00 AM UPDATE

The van is about an hour away, so tune into the Boom Towne web cam around 2:00 am to see the arrival!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Trip to New York: UPDATE

As of 4:45, a van full of bassets left Dayton, Ohio heading for Boom Towne! ETA is around midnight right now, but road conditions may push that back. Keep checking here for updates as the night progresses and start checking the Boom Towne web cam around midnight to see the bassets arrive!

UPDATE: First Pictures of the Girls!

Below are the first pictures of the girls that will be arriving Friday night at Boom Towne. Right now the estimated time of arrival is somewhere around midnight, but keep checking the blog for up to date reports as the bassets make their way from Missouri to New York through some nasty weather. You will once again be able to watch it live on the Boom Towne web cam.

If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please read about our adoption process and fill out the adoption application. Our volunteers are overwhelmed with potential adopters right now, so be patient and you will receive a call back with adoption information. We are constantly bringing in dogs from all over the country and always need adopters.

Please consider helping us meet our goal of raising $8,000 to spay/neuter, vet, and help all 30+ of the dogs we are bringing Home for the Howlidays! Visit our fundraising page and click GIVE NOW.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

UPDATE: Second group of dogs set to arrive Friday

This morning, the temporary foster home of the first batch of Missouri dogs was making her way to the breeder in Missouri to pick up the 13 dogs. They have all been spayed, brought up to date on shots, and will be treated for all of their ailments, including fleas and worms at a different vet.

Boom Towne has once again been incredibly generous and has volunteered their staff and van to drive to Ohio to pick up the next batch of dogs. Two additional puppies, Holly and Noelle (tis the season!), will be joining for the trip to New York, bringing the total back up to 15! They are all set to arrive Friday night. You will once again be able to watch it live on the Boom Towne web cam.

Check back here for updates on arrival time, pictures of the dogs, and information on our second adoption event!

If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please read about our adoption process and fill out the adoption application. Our volunteers are overwhelmed with potential adopters right now, so be patient and you will receive a call back with adoption information. We are constantly bringing in dogs from all over the country and always need adopters.

Please consider helping us meet our goal of raising $8,000 to spay/neuter, vet, and help all 30+ of the dogs we are bringing Home for the Howlidays! Visit our fundraising page and click GIVE NOW.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Success!

Yesterday, December 5th, ABC held their first ever adoption event at Boom Towne Canine Campus in Farmington, NY. A total of 15 bassets were available yesterday and 11 went straight to their forever homes. Though we were sad to see some of our favorites go, we are more happy that they are going to the best homes there are! The few that were not adopted on Saturday have all gone to foster homes, but many not for long. Patsy, Cesar, Conway, and Sammy Jo all have people very interested in them so they will be going home for the Howlidays and we do expect a few foster failures! We are sure Saturday marked the first day of the best part of all of these dogs lives and wish the dogs and owners all the happiness in the world!

In addition to the wide success of the adoptions, we also raised over $300 for the second batch of puppy mill bassets, set to arrive this Friday, December 11. Expect the next adoption event the following weekend, just before Christmas! We also sold plenty of merchandise from the Slobber Shoppe and had quite a few people sign up to be new volunteers and foster homes!

Everyone at ABC wants to thank everyone who made yesterday possible, including Ozark Mountain Basset Rescue, Hounds Haven Basset Rescue, Boom Towne Canine Campus and all employees, the volunteers who visited the hounds every day, the volunteers who helped out at the adoption event and especially our adopters!

Check back soon for pictures of the adoption event and next weekend for the new batch of hounds!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Meet the Available Bassets!

Sixteen hounds will be up for adoption this Saturday, December 4, from 1-3pm at Boom Towne Canine Campus in Farmington, NY just off NYS Thruway Exit 44. Curious about those dogs? Read about them before you meet them:

UPDATE: Fifteen Southern Gals

News about the second batch of Missouri dogs has arrived!

Over the past week, a few at a time they have been taken to the vet to be spayed, vaccinated, and checked out. Unfortunately, two of the dogs passed away during surgery, so only 13 will be coming to New York to find their forever homes. Currently, they are set to depart next Friday, December 11th for Boom Towne in Farmington, NY. The good news is that most of these dogs are very well socialized and should transition well into their forever homes! The girls ages range from 3 to 9. They will all be ready to go home for the howlidays, so consider taking one of these lovely ladies home!

If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please read about our adoption process and fill out the adoption application. These dogs will not be available on December 4th for adoption, but please come to our adoption event from 1-3pm at Boom Towne off NYS Thruway Exit 44. You will be able to talk with past adopters, current volunteers and foster homes, and learn about how you can help ABC help these and other basset hounds in need.

Please consider helping us meet our goal of raising $8,000 to spay/neuter, vet, and help all 30+ of the dogs we are bringing Home for the Howlidays! Visit our fundraising page and click GIVE NOW.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

UPDATE: Bassets make Progress

The 17 hounds have been at Boom Towne for 4 days now and they are doing great! Many of the dogs are outgoing, friendly, playful and are ready to go to forever homes. Just a few of the dogs will need some more time getting used to people before they are ready to be adopted. Hopefully they will all be in forever homes for the howlidays!

The next group of 15 females should be making their way to New York within the next week or so. They are all currently being spayed and vetted before taking the trip to Boom Towne.

Don't forget our adoption event this Saturday, Dec 5th from 1 to 3pm at Boom Towne in Farmington, NY just off Exit 44 of the NYS Thruway. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please read about our adoption process and fill out the adoption application. Pre-approved adopters may be able to take a dog home with them on Saturday. If you aren't approved, but are still interested in adopting one of these loving hounds, please come by on Saturday. You can see the dogs, fill out an adoption application, and learn about ABC and all of the things we do.

Interested in becoming a volunteer or a foster home for ABC? You should also come to the adoption event on Saturday. We will have volunteers and foster homes on hand to talk to you about the many ways you can help ABC and basset hounds. If you can't make it to Boom Towne on Saturday, visit our website for more information on becoming a foster home or a volunteer.

Please consider helping us meet our goal of raising $8,000 to spay/neuter, vet, and help all 33 of these dogs. Visit our fundraising page and click GIVE NOW.

Here are a few of the dogs currently at Boom Towne that will be available for adoption on Saturday.

The Queen, Sammy Jo in front. She is a happy dog, all love and belly rubs. Chet is in the back. He is a bit shy, but is opening up quickly. He loves playing with his younger siblings.
Sammy Jo

Hazel in the front, Ruby in the back. They are both 5 month old, very playful puppies.
Ruby and Hazel