Monday, May 21, 2012

Claude - ABC's Newest Foster Fail!

Claude has found the perfect last name - Gordon!
It's official - the Gordon's have adopted their most recent foster Basset, Claude.  He is now Claude Gordon!  Congratulations on their newest addition!

Claude arrived on the last transport from TN which brought nine Southern Basset hounds to NY in search of their forever homes at the ABC Spring Basset Blast on April 28.  Shelly and Don Gordon brought Claude home from the Blast as their newest foster and he fit right into their family of rescued Bassets.

The Gordons are very special people who work tirelessly for ABC and homeless Basset Hounds.  Shelly is Vice-Chairman and Webmaster of ABC and the Gordon's run the wonderful Slobber Shoppe - proceeds support ABC's homeless hounds.

Don and Shelly Gordon
The Gordon Bassets at the beach - l.to r. Beloved Dudley ATB, Dukey, Diesel and Eeyore
Claude has approved his new home with two new brothers and a very sweet sister.
Eeyore's 6th Birthday Pawty!
Duke's 6th Birthday Pawty!  Lucky houndies or what?
Sweet Eeyore visiting with nursing home residents!
Shelly and Agility Star Diesel!
As soon as Claude became the Gordon's foster child everyone insisted that he was a 'keeper'.  Shelly said they had not planned on adopting another rescue after Dudley passed away, "but Claude...chose us."  Congratulations Claude on fulfilling your dream of finding the perfect forever home!  A wish we have for all Bassets and homeless dogs everywhere.  With deep appreciation for all the Gordon's do for ABC we wish you all many joyful, healthy years with Claude.  He will work right along with you to help his homeless brothers and sisters.

Duke, Claude, Eeyore and Diesel - a perfect picture!


  1. Congratulations to Claude and to the entire Gordon Family. If only Shelly would have listened to everyone from the start on FB, she would have signed the papers sooner. It was very evident that Claude had adopted the Gordon Family. Can't wait to meet Claude at the GABR Waddle in Sept. Sherri

  2. Beverly WojtaszczykMay 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Congratulations to the entire Gordon family. What a happy bunch! The more the merrier!
    Beverly Wojtaszczyk (and Bella & Brutus)

  3. WTG Claude !! You picked the best family Ever.
    Congratulations Shelly ,Don ,Eeyore,Dukey,& Diesel !
    Thanks for the Happy tail Bunny !