We opened our home to Tank on July 3rd, 2010, and it took about 60 seconds before we opened up our hearts to him. We had recently just had to put down our basset hound companion of nearly 11 years, and we had flirted with the idea of getting another dog but we really did not feel we were ready for a basset when we visited the Utah Friends of Basset Hound Rescue. However, sometimes it just seems that a dog is looking for you, and there is not much you can do about it. This is what happened to my family. Tank, as he was already named, stood out when we visited a basset foster home that had 10 other darling hounds running around vying for our attention. However, he was not standing out for the right reasons as far as I was concerned. He was too young, too active, and probably would be way too much to handle since my wife and I had a 16-month-old son at home who was already keeping us plenty busy. A 19-month-old basset hound living with a small infant looked like bad math. To me it just seemed like it would add up to a daily disaster with two little guys always on the go and making our lives even more chaotic. But even with all of these concerns and red flags, my wife and I kept finding ourselves being lured in by the Tankster. So we had a brief debate just to make sure we weren’t being completely insane about wanting to pick Tank. We agreed we weren’t crazy so then we took Tank outside by himself to see how he would behave around us when he was away from the pack. And like I mentioned earlier it just took about a minute later before it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Just watching him run around as a happy little hound and seeing my son just absolutely adore him sealed the deal. Bringing Tank into our lives was a great decision for our family and he has been an absolute joy since day one. I look forward to watching Tank and my son growing up together and being the best of friends. My deepest gratitude to the Utah Friends of Basset Hound Rescue for introducing us to such a wonderful basset hound, and a another big thank you for all the work you do to take care of all the fantastic hound dogs like Tank until they can find their forever homes.
Here is Tank online looking for some Basset love. I think her name is Foxy Roxy.