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Virtual Adoption
Virtual Adoption - it's not a physical or actual act of adopting, but rather a simulated 'Adoption' of a particular dog's needs, taking place over the internet.
Did you know, with a pledge of $20.00 per month, you can help Suncoast Basset Rescue care for a basset who has known years of misunderstanding, neglect or abuse, or perhaps one who was well loved but could no longer be cared for by a previous owner due to life changes. We encourage you to share the joy of supporting a basset in need with your friends, co-workers, school or community group through Virtual Adoption.
Each "Virtual Adopter" that pledges $100 or more per year in financial support will receive your name listed on the Virtual Adoption page on website.
A Special Thank-You
Suncoast Basset Rescue wants to extend a special thank-you to the following individuals for their generous donations:
  • James Kelly
  • Joseph Detrano
  • Erin Borge
  • Colin Cleek
  • Darrin Griffith
  • Robert Hersey
  • Barbara Weber
  • Glenn Jackson
  • Ray Smith
  • Amy Braun
  • Scott Wren
  • John Alvarez
  • Holly Martinez
  • Colin and Helen Klett
  • Catherine Lawson
  • Jamie Sotelo
  • Dieidre Van Horn
  • Pia Manley
  • Ellen Hongo
  • Danielle Cassidy
  • Laura Salmon
Amy (1440)

Amy is a feisty 8 year-old that has the bark of a beagle and waddle of a basset! She is full of energy and LOVES toys and long walks. Amy is one of the happiest bagels around, always wagging her tail and smiling away. At bedtime, she nuzzles herself....(read more)

BubbaTate (1598)

Bubba Tate (aka Tater) is an 9 year old boy who weighs a healthy 65 pounds. You’ll love Bubba Tate once you meet him as he loves everybody he meets. He is good with dogs and cats alike and he does “ok” with small dogs as long as they respect his....(read more)

BuddyBoy (668)

My name is Buddy Boy, and I am 15 years old. I had one eye removed due to Glaucoma I also had a procedure done to kill my other also due to Glaucoma. So I am totally blind but that does not stop me, I have great bassety senses that help get around....(read more)

Bullwinkle (1680)

Meet Bullwinkle. Bullwinkle is part of a bonded pair with his best buddy, Rocky. These 10 year old bonded boys have been together since they were weeks old. They are sweet boys who love attention and the occasional walk. Boy of the boys are totally....(read more)

Chloe (1520)

Meet Chloe, an 8 year old girl who is small at 45 pounds. Chloe was recently diagnosed with lymphoma cancer but she doesn’t let that stop her from her loving personality that includes children, dogs and yes even cats. She loves going for walks and....(read more)

Dude (1574)

Meet Dude, an 11 year old who came to Suncoast as a stray. Dude is a sweet and quiet older man who is housebroken, can use a doggie door and enjoys walks on a leash. He gets along well with his 2 foster friends although prefers the quiet of another....(read more)

Duke (1266)

Duke has a very mellow temperament. He gets along great with other dogs, LOVES affection and will give you kisses in return. He likes to get belly rubs at the dog park,rides great in the car and is leash trained. Despite his age and ailments he's....(read more)

Dupre (1445)

Dupre is a shy 7 year old cutie. Dupre gets along great with other dogs, especially his best bud, Freckles. Dupre spent the first 3 years of his life in a small outdoor kennel with little socialization. Due to this, when he came into Rescue, he was....(read more)

ElmyraJo (1420)

Meet Elmyra Jo, a cute little 8 year old. EJ has a digestive condition where she must stay on a special food and take meds daily. Unfortunately the condition she has causes her to have constant diarrhea. EJ also has some aggression issues. Due....(read more)

Harley (1525)

Vroom-Vroom, meet Harley, a beautiful gentle soul who steals the hearts of all that meet him. Harley came to SBR when he was 12 years old. At that time he had a nasty tumor that needed immediate removal however due to the severe neglect and his....(read more)

Jake (1446)

Meet Jake, a gorgeous hunk of a hound. Jake came to SBR with on-going ear infections and severe food aggression with other animals. Jake does like to snuggle with you, if you will let him. Jake is now blind and is starting to have issues getting....(read more)

KC (1357)

Meet KC, he is a very laid back hound that goes out of his way to avoid confrontations. This 14 year old senior gets along well with cats and dogs alike. KC has Cushings disease, a heart condition and dementia ~ he will go outside and get lost just....(read more)

Kelly (1282)

Kelly is a tiny little Basset. She has a curved front leg that gives her a funny walk. She is very sweet and can be feisty with her foster brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, Kelly came from a bad situation and was probably kept outside. It has....(read more)

Laurel (1597)

Laurel is a happy little 7 year old girl. On her good days, she likes to play with her foster brothers – barking and play bowing. Laurel came into Suncoast’s care last year extremely malnourished. Despite all efforts, she was not thriving as she....(read more)

Magoo (1553)

Magoo is a precious soul at 13+ yrs old. He doesn't let his old age get him down. He loves to walk....but can't walk too far due to his hip dysplasia, which he takes Rimadyl daily for. He needs canned, softened or ground up food ...as he has very....(read more)

Otis (1587)

Hi, I am Otis. I am a 10 year old sweet gentleman, who loves walks and always have my nose to the ground. My foster parents say I have extremely long ears and drool excessively. Don’t let my age fool you, I am still very energetic. Did someone....(read more)

Pudders (1581)

Sweet energetic senior Pud came to Suncoast Basset Rescue due to no fault of his own. He recently turned 15 in January but you would never know it. He is fun loving, loves to play and run around like a young pup. He loves his green beans and....(read more)

Rebel (1482)

I am Rebel and I am one of the most obedient, amenable hounds you will meet! I enjoy the company of children, cats, other dogs and even farm animals. What I love is time in a fenced yard to explore, snoozing on a soft doggie bed, naps in dappled....(read more)

Reilly (1504)

This gorgeous 9 year old man is Reilly (aka Reilly Roo Roo). Reilly is very affectionate and loves human attention. He likes to talk to you, get belly rubs, ride in the car and be with you. He is active, enjoys walks and loves playing with his....(read more)

Rocky (1274)

I am Rocky and I am 14+ years old. I am a very loving and sweet dog. I REALLY love my foster family and have enjoyed living with them for the past 3 years. I do have some food aggression and am a bit temperamental, so it is best if I stay with my....(read more)

Rocky (1679)

Meet Rocky. Rocky is part of a bonded pair with his best buddy, Bullwinkle. These 10 year old bonded boys have been together since they were weeks old. They are sweet boys who love attention and the occasional walk. Both of the boys are totally....(read more)

Snickers (1314)

Snickers is a good-looking Basset with an Elvis lip and a curved tail. He has developed quite the personality over the last couple of years. Unfortunately, Snickers came from the same bad situation as Kelly. He is very fearful of strangers. At....(read more)

Sophie (1485)

Our foster girl Sophie has proven to be an absolute sweetheart. She came into Suncoast Basset Rescue with a cyst that takes up a great deal of her spine. The cyst leaves her weak and wobbly in her hind end and delays messages to her brain when she....(read more)

Winston (1615)

Hi, I am Winston. Don’t let my age fool you. I am a happy, active guy that loves walks and playing with my foster brothers and sisters. I have had several Mast Cell tumors removed from my back leg, I have a small mass next to my spleen, I am....(read more)

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