It pains me to even post this message and I'm not 100% sure if I'm ready to go through with putting Virgil up for adaption, im just not sure how much longer we can keep him. So I guess I'm more interested in seeing if someone's seeking an basset so it wouldn't be so hard letting him go, knowing he'd be in good hands. We have had Virgil from when he was pup from breaders out of new market, iowa. I'm not going to lie we have had many Heath issues over the years with Virgil. But we are n the road to recover in my opinion. So you ask why I'm looking to give him away. To be honest, financially the cost of maintaining his allergies (which increased as we bought our new house) San expense I'm not sure we can take on forever espy when considering children after the wedding. We did an allergy test and he's allergic to dust mites, storage mold, and a fantasy word for soil. He is on an oral vaccine (two drops in mouth twice a day for rest of life) but it will help prevent him from itching due to exposure o his allergists. He also has thyroid disease which is two pills in the am. The vet visits aren't too crazy now that we have diagnosed him and he Actually is back to becoming a normal fun dog again. He has stayed at friends houses for days at a time to see if he would itch like he does in our house and his symptoms improved. He also does better around other dogs as he has so much energy. He has been around boxers, labs, small, a mixed breed basset, etc and gets along great and loves to play. One negative side is the barking. He just has so much energy once you wear him out he is great! I have tried my best to wear him out and play with him but my fiancé and I don't have the time needed to really fulfill that playin etc and can't afford bringing on another dog for him. He is house trained of course and knows all his sit, stay, Come, fetch, etc commands. But he is a basset so very stubborn. There biggest issue we are facing is what I'm sure mos of you are aware of, the basset hound smell. My fiancé of 8yrs loves me and Virgil but the arguments are increasing as are new house smells like "Virgil" he can't handle any more of his health issues etc and honestly I'm not sure I an either. It kills me to consider it as he so cute cuddled up next to me right now buit know long term we can't go on like this. If anyone is interested in meeting him or seeing pics or more info or advice please let me know.