Sunday, October 17, 2010

Meet Mikey !

Mikey has stolen my heart! I can't even tell you, why? He just has.

He is three years old. Mikey loves humans. He really wants to be the only dog. He also needs some training. He wants to learn. He enjoys car rides.

Do you have the "Forever Home" for Mikey?

Please visit http://www.nybasset.org/ and fill out the adoption application under the adoption tab.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Story of Geri Patrick

On Sept 15, ABCBHR received a call from a dog warden in the Albany area. He stated that a resident called him about a basset. The resident heard a car drive down her street, stop, heard a car door close then heard the car drive off. The resident went outside and found a 10 year old basset wandering in the street.

The dog warden did warn us that he was old, not neutered, and had several open sores. He stated that he deemed him unadoptable due to his age and medical conditions. If we could not help this senior, he'd be euthanized after his 5 days at the kennel if he wasn't claimed.

Our Albany volunteers immediately stepped into action and got this hopeless geriatric senior who was named "Geri Patrick" out of the kennel. He went to a foster home where he played in the backyard, took walks and mingled with the neighborhood dogs. Our foster home took him to the vet and we received an estimate of $1100 for neutering, a dental, care for his open sores, and vaccinations. He was scheduled for surgery Sept 30.

Today, September 30th, Geri Patrick went in for his surgery. Once he was on the operating table, the vet discovered he was filled with cancer. ABCBHR's volunteers decided the best thing to do was to relieve him of his suffering and send him to the Rainbow Bridge.

Geri's ashes will be buried in ABCBHR's memorial garden where he will join the other ABCBHR bassets who never made it to their forever home.

Rest in Peace sweet Geri Patrick.

Monday, September 6, 2010

What is Rescue?


Rescue is the opportunity to save something or someone.

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we are not allowed to save them all. Maybe, they are here for a brief time to teach us something? 

Lindsey, may you now, run free at the Rainbow Bridge.  http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm  

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Can you have your cake and eat it.. too?

Rosie and Jake think...Yes you can!

They have found their "forever homes."
Have a Great Basset Life! 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Need a Male in Your Life?

They may not fix the plumbing but, these boys will curl up on the sofa and watch a Chick Flick without rolling their eyes !

Jake is a very mellow dog, at times he likes to play with the other dogs ,but for the most part he is content to sit back and watch. He is good with both adults and kids. Jake loves his walks, and trots along at a fast pace. He does very well at meal times and is house trained. Jake is a barker, and when he gets started it is difficult to get him to stop. Over all he is a very nice dog and not to many issues, if any.

Mikey is a young dog with a lot of potential. On the plus side he is very lovable and responds well to adults and kids. For the most part he gets along with the other dogs and walks very well on a leash.  The problem areas for Mikey is  with his food  and attention. When it is meal time he will jump up and try to get at the food before it is ready to be given to him. When he gets it he will gobble it down as quick as possible. When I am giving Mikey some attention and another dog comes up to get some attention Mikey will growl at him. A few minor problem areas ,but we are working on them and he is responding well.

Stewie is an absolute sweetheart. He loves to give kisses and likes attention from anyone who will give him some. Stewie gets along well with the other dogs and walks along nicely on a leash. he will jump up when it is meal time and will gobble his food down rather quick. With time I think he will realize no one is going to take his food from him. I see signs of improvement already. He should make some lucky person very happy someday.

Please visit http://www.nybasset.org/ and fill out an adoption application, to get your Hunk of Love. 
Date night  will never be the same!

Friday, July 23, 2010


A very shy, former puppy mill basset. If you spot her, please call Mary at (518) 588-2834 or (518) 399-2940. She is afraid of humans, due to her past. Note her location and call.
She was last spotted in the Albany, N.Y area.
Come Home Safe, Lindsey!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Who wants to ride shotgun?

I am coming! Just as fast as my ears... will take me!

This Basset wants to ride in this:

1968 Corvette Roadster Convertible

It's another beautiful Corvette from ABC and Guardian Angel Basset Rescue!

For our 2010 Raffle, we offer a red 1968 Corvette roadster with black interior, with a like new black soft top plus the optional black vinyl hard top. Equipped with a 327 c.i. / 350 HP engine, four speed manual transmission and stainless steel exhaust. The car was recently completely striped and repainted in the original high gloss Rally Red. Mostly original except for the stereo and shifter. Interior is in very good original condition with no rips or tears. The engine has approximately 1000 miles on it since it was rebuilt and there are no options such as power windows to worry about going bad. A beautiful car from front to back and it could be yours!
Remember, all net proceeds from the raffle go to help ABC Basset Rescue continue its mission.

Click HERE to purchase Tickets!!

Good Night and Good Luck!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Got Three Bucks?

Elly Does! Mommy is going shopping for her at http://theslobbershoppe.com/

Fill your cart during our $3.00 Shipping Sale!

July 1-7

Buy me something Good, Mommy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hi! My name is Mitzie. I am NOT a Basset Hound. Let me tell you about Friday afternoon.

We had a little get together. Mom said we were very good dogs. She was setting up her junk sale. (I have no idea what that is.)
As you can see, I am surrounded by Basset Hounds. They are fun but, sometimes they're exhausting.
I know that's not nice to say. This is how I feel, sometimes.

Mom hooked up this Pink Mist thing for us. It cooled us off. All I heard about, was this waddle the bassets attended, last weekend.(See previous post.) Each of them had a different "Favorite Thing" about the Waddle.
They are so confusing!
I didn't go. That's okay, I get enough Basset Hound contact, trust me

Did you know the basset hounds have their own shoppe? I find things, I like there. It's called The Slobber Shoppe.

Here is your chance to Win this:


The Rules

1)You must become a Follower of this blog.
2)If you have ever attended a Waddle, tell me your "favorite thing" about it?
3) This giveaway is open til Midnight, Friday, June 18,2010, EST. The winner will be announced Saturday, June 19,2010.

For More Pink Saturday fun visit Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Save the Date!!! It's a Wedding...The Basset Way!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"There's No Place Like Home" ~ 2010 Waddle

Almost There!!!

Contain your excitement!

I am ready, Lets Go!

The Royal Court Float

Like my hat?

Water please?

Go Yankees!

Come Back for More Waddle Fun!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

2010 There's No Place Like Home Waddle Recap

On behalf of everyone at ABC, we would like to thank everyone that helped and came out supported this year’s waddle! Good weather, lots of fun and great people enjoying the day and a whole bunch of dogs! We were very lucky; the day of the waddle was sunny and warm with threats of rain. It did start to rain just after we starting marching down main street, but very lightly and it cool everything down just a bit….then it stopped and the sun returned. Over all it was a great full of music, food, fun, games, and lots of howling.

Here are the big winners of the 2010 Lucky 7 Raffle!

Grand Prize $500.00 Mark Dingman

1st Prize $300.00 Patricia Petralia

2nd Prize $150.00 Carly Rivas

3rd Prize $125.00 Lisa Lucas

4th Prize $75.00 Dave Scib

5th Prize $50.00 Ellie Shannon

6th Prize $50.00 Dorothy & Robert Fiore

7th Prize $50.00 Jeff Whyland

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2010 There's No Place Like Home Waddle

The waddle is upon us! Join us this Saturday at 10am in Chittenango for the Oz-Festival where HUNDREDS of basset hounds will waddle down the yellow brick road of Main St! This years Royal Court will be announced, games will be played, food will be eaten, loot will be sold at the Slobber Shoppe. The parade starts at 2pm. For those staying the weekend, we will be having a Welcome party Friday at the waddle site next to the Chittenango Library.

2010 Waddle

The Pink Saturday Winner!!

The Look of Congratulations!!
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Who was: Donna!

I would love to enter your mommies giveaway....and, my Irish Setter and Japanese Chin (they are great, you would be great friends but the Japanese Chin would HAVE to be in charge) would love this giveaway....

Arrooh Donna!!!
Look for an Email from Mommy!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday the Basset Way!

Hi! My name is Potsie. I am an ABC Basset Hound Rescue (ABCBHR) alumni. I am part of the "Happy Days Crew" that came to N.Y. looking for a "Forever Home." Mommy is letting me be your guest blogger, today.
My family foster failed with me. This means, I stayed at their home, when, I came to N.Y. and never left.I have my "Forever Home."

Here is my friend, Eeyore. Look at her pink harness! Pretty in Pink? I think so!
She is a foster failure,too! It sounds so negative but, really, it is a positive!
This is what ABCBHR does! Find bassets like Eeyore and me loving homes.

Check out this Bills Fan. We have lots of fun!

Here is my sister, Elsie Mae. We call her Elly. She is a Yankee fan! See her Pink hat.

We are having a Pink Saturday Birthday Party! Mommy said, we have to do it outside. I don't know why...I try not to argue with Mommy. I am a good boy!

Here we are! What are we looking at?

That's Elly on the top, me closest to you, and "Stevie Nix" ( Available on the website.) She CAN sing!! Trust me!

Oh my! Basset cupcakes! Yummy!

We had party favors, too! This is Mitzie. She is a wannabee basset. You know..acts like a basset but, doesn't look like a basset! Hah! Hah!

Here is how you can get your own Party Favors!


One raffle ticket. (You could win $$$!!! $500.00 to be exact!)
A chew bone.
A Pink Flamingo.

Here are Mommy's Rules

To enter just reply to this post.
The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 3,2010.
Be sure my mommy can email or reply to you.( The drawing for the raffle ticket is 6/5/2010.) She needs your info.

For more information on ABC Basset Hound Rescue please visit www.NYBASSET.ORG

For more information on Pink Saturday please visit Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Arrooh and Happy Birthday Pink Saturday!




Monday, May 24, 2010

Horray For Mick!

Mick, a fun loving Basset Hound has found his "forever home"!! He left Boom Towne Canine Campus yesterday!

We would like to thank all of the staff at Boom Towne. You guys are the BEST!!!

As you can see, Mick learned to sit pretty! Such a good boy! Thanks to all the volunteers of ABC.

For more information on Boom Towne Canine Center please visit www.boomtowne.com

Have a Happy Life Mick!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

For the Love of Stevie

Hi! I am Stevie. I am part of the "Fleetwood Four" that arrived in NY, a few short weeks ago.

I am now with my foster family, learning lots of new things. As you can see, I have joined the "Fat Pack." That is what mommy calls them,not me,I am too nice.
Me in the middle of the couch ,Miss Elly on the right, and my new best bud Potsie on the floor. Potsie will run and play with me all day.We both have inner puppies!

I am sooo happy!! Thank-You ABC!!!You are the BEST!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Remember Chet and Ellie Mae

Chet and Ellie Mae each were part of our Home for the Howlidays Rescue mission where we brought in 34 puppy mill dogs. They came in from two different puppy mills, in two states, stayed at Boom Towne during different weeks, and were adopted at different times, but ended up in the same forever home...and they couldn't be happier! Chet enjoys picking daffodils and sitting outside. Ellie Mae enjoys chasing the cats and napping in her kennel. But they enjoy each other most of all...and cookies of course. They may be featured on the Dog Whisperer at some point so Cesar can help Ellie Mae get over her shyness of people, especially men. Chet and Ellie Mae are also headed on their first vacation this summer to the dog friendly Outer Banks!

Congratulations Chet and Ellie Mae for finding the perfect forever home and getting spoiled rotten! See you at the Waddle!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fleetwood Four Arrive in New York

This was a busy weekend for the members of the Fleetwood Four, named after the members of Fleetwood Mac. From a foster home in Missouri they road in cars, planes, and through the rain to make it one step closer to their forever homes by arriving in Rochester, NY early Sunday afternoon. Until a few foster homes open up, these guys will be staying at Boomtowne with daily visits from volunteers. Without further ado...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Successful St Patricks Day Pawty

On March 20, ABC held a St. Patrick's Day Pawty at Boomtowne in Farmington, NY. Over 60 hounds and 80 people show up to support the hounds and have a great time. The purpose of the pawty was two-fold. Not only did we host an event for everyone to enjoy, but we honored Boomtowne with a plaque to thank them for all of their help this winter. Without Boomtowne and their staff, we could have never rescued over 30 dogs this winter from all over the state.

Check out more pictures below!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Madness at The Slobber Shoppe

Only 1 week left of March Madness at "The Slobber Shoppe"! We have over 30 items that are Buy 1 Get 1 Free! B1G1F items include greeting cards, t-shirts, socks, ornaments and more!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St Patricks Day Pawty

ABC will be holding our Annual St. Patrick’s day “Pawty” at Boomtowne Canine Center featuring games, contests, The Slobber Shoppe, food, and fun!

When: Saturday March 20th 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: Boomtowne Canine Center
1296 Beaver Creek Rd.
Farmington, NY 14225
(5 minutes from Exit 44 off I-90)
Click here to Pre Register

We also need volunteers for the event! If you are interested in volunteering this Saturday, please click here.

1) Seating will be VERY limited. We are asking folks to bring along their own foldable chairs (like those nylon camp chairs).

2) We presently have 80 people and about 60 dogs pre-registered. That's a lot humans and hounds! Please make sure your hound is people and dog friendly. If they are not, or get stressed and overwhelmed easily, it may be best to keep them at home. There will not be room for crates or ex-pens.

3) There is an entrance charge of $7 per person over 12 (which will include 2 slices of pizza and 1 soda) and $5 under 12 (which will include 1 slice of pizza and 1 soda).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Breakfast with Bassets - May 15

This years Breakfast with Bassets will be Saturday, May 15 from 10am-Noon. This year there will be five locations: Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamption, Albany, and Canton. Keep reading for updates on exact locations!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vote for ABC!

Iams dog food is running a contest for their "Home for the Holidays" promotion. ABC is currently #2 in the country! If we can remain in the top 2 for the rest of this month, ABC will be given a free month supply of Iams dog food for all of our foster homes!

Please go on the website and vote for ABC and help us earn some dog food for the fosters!
Here is the link...only 4 days of voting left!

To find ABC on the list choose New York as the state - ABC will be the first result! If you want to choose a city, choose Cheektowaga.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

$2.10 Shipping Sale

Now through January 8th, ABC's The Slobber Shoppe will have its semi-annual shipping sale! All items shipped in the Continental USA will be shipped for a flat rate of $2.10!

Stock up on greeting cards, get the item that you didn't find under the tree, or start next year's Christmas shopping!

We have recently marked down dozens of items to make way for new items arriving in February!