OBHR’s goal is to adopt our homeless hounds into permanent, loving, and responsible homes. We adopt to all of Ohio and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. We do not adopt dogs into homes with children under the age of five years.
Potential adopters are required to complete and submit an adoption application as the first step in the adoption process. A volunteer will contact you after receiving your application by email or phone. A home visit may follow if deemed necessary.
OBHR adoption applications will not be processed if the form is not completed in full, or if the application does not contain the signatures of both the applicant and their spouse or significant other. The information provided in the adoption application will help us find the best hound for you and your family.
We will check with your veterinarian as to the consistency in the level of care that your current animals receive. We also will check with your landlord (if you rent the property on which you reside) to verify that you are permitted to have an animal at your residence.
Homes with fenced yards are preferred however, applications that do not have fenced yards will be reviewed by the Board and approved on an individual basis.
Potential adopters will not be permitted to set up a meeting with a rescue dog until they have an approved application with Ohio Basset Hound Rescue. Once the potential adopter has an approved application, then arrangements will be made to have them meet with the rescue dog at a location approved by the foster family, or at our vet or boarding facility.
Please note that OBHR Adoption Applications may take 7-10 business days to process. You will be contacted by one of our volunteers when we receive your application. From time to time processing time may be longer as we are all volunteers and our schedules may vary.
All dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on shots, de-wormed, heartworm tested and kept on monthly heartworm and flea and tick preventative prior to adoption. All dogs are required to be kept on heartworm preventative after adoption also!
Please also note that most folks who apply DO NOT adopt the hound they apply for. We get numerous apps on a single dog. The best way to adopt is to apply ahead of time and get pre-appoved! That way once a dog is posted that you are interested in, you do not have to wait for the application process, you can contact us immediately! Also know that as hounds are now in short supply, dogs are posted first on our FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE to approved adopters before they are placed on the website!
Adoption Donation Fees:
$300 - Dogs under 1 year old
$250 - Dogs 1 - 7 years and 11 months old
$150 - Dogs 8 years and older
Click on the application page to fill out the application and begin the process of adopting a basset hound!