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We recently got a bassett hound and unfortunalty it is not working out. He is not completly house broken, which is an issue for me. My children are in school and I work so he is crated. He barks all day. I am in a 4 unit condo, and my neighbors are not happy. He is really a sweet dog, but I do not think we can give him the attention and time that he needs. I would like to find a home for him that will be able to be more attentive, love him and take good care of him. He is one year old, and AKC registered. Up to date on all shots and uses K-9 advantix and heartgard. If interested, please email me at [email protected] - we are in Virginia Beach, VA.
 

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I sympathise with your situation. I reread your first posts from a few weeks ago. You did your best, but he probably does have issues that need a home where he can be helped through them rather than crated all day and left to feel lonely and abandoned again.

Can you get him to a basset rescue organization? Please don't send him back to a shelter. He probably hasn't had a chance to live in a home where he can be taught, or encouraged, not to bark, and to be housetrained. He could have had a series of homes that didn't have the time or patience to show him any better way of behaving.

Would it help if your son could spend more time with him during the school holidays, that must be just about to start? Maybe your son has to be in day care still? Is there no way to take him to work with you, in his crate, so at least he is around people and can sleep knowing you are close by? I'm just trying to think of any solutions that would help you.

I know that you will be missing a wonderful, loving and faithful companion if you can't keep him, but you can only do so much... Good luck with rehoming him.
 

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Thanks for the thoughts - Trust me, I have tried to think of any solution, but I know that he needs more attention than we are able to give him. I would never consider a shelter for him - I have several interested and will screen them carefully. We do care about and want whats best for him. He needs lots of love and attention and a family that can spend the majority of their time with him. I am able to keep him until we find the right family for him - I could never just let him go and not know his fate.
 
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