Guardian Angel Basset Rescue Inc.

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Who We Are

Guardian Angel Basset Rescue rescues Basset Hounds from unwanted and at times abusive situations. Our foster home based organization gives Bassets a chance to live as they were intended - as someone's best animal friend and very special companion. GABR operates in Illinois, Indiana, and the St. Louis area. We are a 501c3 charity and a licensed shelter from the IL and MO Departments of Agriculture. Bassets are given up for a variety of reasons. Many are misunderstood because they are generally thought of as "couch potatoes". However, they will jump up on people, crave attention, bark frequently, can be stubborn, drag food off kitchen counters, slobber, make a mess while drinking and shed year round. Bassets are scent hounds and were bred initially to hunt small animals. Because of their short stature, they are able to get under any bush to track, but not to kill their game. Also because they were designed to follow their noses, they will wander away from home if not kept in a securely fenced yard. Invisible fences are not reliable when a Basset gets the scent of a rabbit and runs through the shock. Plus an invisible fence does not stop other animals or children from entering your yard. Being a foster home based rescue means that every dog is first placed in a loving home, usually with other bassets, where their health, personality, and special needs are carefully assessed. If they have suffered emotional or physical trauma, the foster family helps them to recover and to trust. After a period of much loving care, the dog is carefully matched with a good forever home. RESCUE is what we do when we take in a Basset in need. RESCUE is what you do by fostering or adopting a Basset in need. Guardian Angel Basset Rescue needs your help in order to achieve the goal of giving these wonderful dogs rich, loving, and rewarding lives. RESCUE is what we do when we take in a Basset in need. RESCUE is what you do by fostering or adopting a Basset in need. Guardian Angel Basset Rescue needs your help in order to achieve the goal of giving these wonderful dogs rich, loving, and rewarding lives.

Inquiries and Adoption Process

If you have questions about a particular basset, please refer to our website link for a more complete description www.bassetrescue.org. In order for our Adoption Coordinators to make a good match, we need to know more about you as well. Please use this link to fill out an Adoption Application form, www.bassetrescue.org/Adoption2. GABR requires a veterinarian reference, interviews and willing to have a home visit. Although not required, a fenced yard is preferred. We do adoptions out of our area if the adopters are willing to drive into our area and return the dog if the adoption does not work out. We do have volunteer transporters available to help within our area. The entire process can take as little as a few days to a few weeks. We do not hold dogs for adoption longer than one week.

Come Visit Us!

GABR requires a veterinarian reference, interviews and willing to have a home visit. Although not required, a fenced yard is preferred. We do adoptions out of our area if the adopters are willing to drive into our area and return the dog if the adoption does not work out. We do have volunteer transporters available to help within our area. The entire process can take as little as a few days to a few weeks. We do not hold dogs for adoption longer than one week.
Guardian Angel Basset Rescue Inc.
413 W. Waupansie
Box 288
Dwight, Illinois 60420

Phone: 815-584-6521

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