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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 Harper
  • 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
Bentley (1734)

Bentley is an 11 year old sweet big boy. He is ½ of a BONDED pair with Earl. Bentley is very gentle with other dogs, especially his blind brother, Earl. Bentley loves to be in the same room as his human and would love to sleep in the human bed if he....(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)

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)

Chester (1661)

This gorgeous 12 year old hunk is Chester (aka Sleepy). He loves to eat (he eats 5 times a day) and sleep and will not get up unless food is involved. He in fact will play dead until he gets food to get him motivated to move. He does like to play....(read more)

Chip (1599)

Chip is a sweet ole man that just wants a familiar place and a comfy bed, to live out his remaining days. When Chip was taken into Suncoast’s care last year, he was already blind in one eye and the other eye had pressures that were so high that....(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)

Dixie (1648)

Dixie is 1/2 of a BONDED pair with Rebel. She is 11 years old. Dixie is a slender girl, very friendly and loves being petted. Despite being blind she's not timid and enjoys roaming the house, backyard and dog park. She spends a good part of the day....(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)

Eagle (1705)

Eagle is a gorgeous, sweet 9-11 year old bagel (basset and beagle mix). He is gentle and listens well to commands. Eagle is housebroken and enjoys his morning/ evening walks. Although he is housebroken and knows how to use a doggie door, he....(read more)

Earl (1733)

Earl is ½ of a BONDED pair with Bentley. We call him “Bear” because he looks more like a bear than a dog. Earl came into rescue weighing 99 lbs and is now down to 74 lbs. This boy is 11 years old and has gone completely blind in the last few months.....(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)

Flash (1512)

Flash is a very sweet girl. She is always happy and always looking for attention. She gets along with other dogs. Over the past few years, Flash has had some medical issues ~ a bad uterine infection that lead to surgery and she also had a tumor....(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)

Laverne (1497)

Meet Laverne, the first half of a bonded pair with Shirley. Laverne is 10 years old and petite at 40 pounds. She is very shy around newcomers or loud people and prefers to be outside during the day and falls asleep on her coolaroo bed in the patio....(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 (1650)

Rebel is the other 1/2 of a BONDED pair with Dixie. Rebel is a BIG fluffy boy. He's very laid back and has shown no aggression. Rebel loves meeting people and walks well on the leash. Despite using the doggie door he hasn't grasped the idea he's....(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)

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)

Shirley (1498)

Meet Shirley, the second half of an adorable bonded pair, with Laverne. Shirley is 9 years old and petite at 42 pounds. She is probably Laverne’s daughter or younger sister. She loves to hunt lizards and chase squirrels all day. Shirley is afraid....(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)

SweetPea (1326)

Who is the sweetest? Sweet Pea! Don't let her age fool you. Although this 14 year lady is blind due to glaucoma, she is a 100% sweetie who loves to eat, nap and get belly rubs. She is well mannered and gets along with the other dogs at her foster....(read more)

Walter (1744)

Sweet Walter. This adorable 13 year old fellow is about the most perfect Senior. He is very well behaved, loves his snacks, belly rubs and is house broken. Walter has put on some weight since arriving at his foster mom’s home but still has more to....(read more)

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