Back in January we added to our family by adopting a rescue dog from the Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD), in the way of Daisy. A cute and fun two year old basset hound mix which was going to make the perfect playmate for our border collie cross Jelly! It was love at first site, for all of us, and so we brought Daisy home.
She's settled in great and made herself at home straight away, taking her position on an armchair like she'd always been meant to sit there. Shortly after we got her I'd taken her to the vets for a check up and was told that she had tested positive for heartworm. this was very worrying as I knew that heartworm could be very dangerous for dogs. We started treatment straight away which meant that Daisy had to stay at the vets for 4 days while they gave her treatment to kill the worms and monitor her for any possible side effects.
Thankfully she has now been given the all clear from the vets and shouldn't have any long term effects because of it. Throughout all of it she's been her playful happy self and we just love her to bits.
BROOD are a fantastic organistaion who help to rehome and take care of hundreds of bassets, they are always looking for fosters and furever homes for their dogs. Check out the available dogs on their website at http://www.brood-va.org/ and see if you can welcome a new dog into your life too.
I've just added some more bassets to our house in the form of some new basset rubber stamps, and so thought I'd try one of them out this morning! so cute!