I originally wanted to rescue a Basset or two from a rescue organization here in Southern California. I ended up with two young Bassets that I purchased from families, not pro breeders, pet stores, or Puppy Mills of course, due to the fact that I was able to get them way before the rescue organization even contacted me via phone or in person. I filled out a lengthy on-line adoption form 3 weeks ago. All I got was an automated response that stated a volunteer would contact me in a week or less. MORE than a week went by, nothing. I know they had available hounds close to the requirements I stated, still can't figure out why they want so badly to have hounds rescued, yet not very organized in getting back to the potential adopting persons. If you are curious, I could let you know what the rescue's name is.