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SA Basset Adoptions facilitate both the adoption and surrendering of bassets in and around South Africa. See below for more information.


We take the adoption of bassets very seriously. We strive to find the perfect dog for the ideal home so that both have loving companions for days to come. 


Surrender Your Dog 

If you are in need to let your basset go, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We know it is never easy, but SA Basset Adoptions will give you the peace of mind you need. We aim to find each basset a home where they will be loved and cared for.


We are a no kill organisation. 

Adoption Process

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Adoption Procss

your interest

If you are interested in adopting, please complete our adoption application form.

a house visit

Once we receive the completed form, we will arrange with a volunteer to do a home inspection.

the application

If your home is approved, you will pay the adoption fee, sign the adoption contract and arrange to collect your new friend.  

your home

Make sure you get food and water bowls, food for the first couple of days, treats and perhaps a toy or two. Also ensure they have a cozy place to rest where they will feel safe and comfortable. 

your new friend

When picking up your new friends, consider they will be a little startled with new people and environments. Make sure you have a non-choking leash and blanket for when they join you in the car. 


Adopt, Don't Shop

We love a puppy as much as the next person. But we want everyone to seriously consider adopting a basset before thinking of getting a new puppy. Here are a couple reasons why we believe you should do so. 

Saving a life

We have re-homed thousands of bassets. About 75% of animals are surrendered for adoption due to human circumstances! When you adopt an animal you help to negate that horrific statistic. 

A puddle free home

Bassets are notoriously stubborn. Finding a slightly older one might be better if you are unable to invest the time of house training them. They  do make the most loyal friends though!

Find the perfect one

One-fourth of dogs in animal shelters are purebred. So there will be a good chance of you finding your perfect companion in terms of breed, temperament and cuteness!

Less expensive

Adoption fees are only a drop in the ocean getting our bassets ready for adoption. All SABA dogs are sterilised, microchipped, dewormed and receive the necessary vaccinations before they are rehomed.  

Friends of SA Basset Adoptions

When you need only the best care for your beloved basset, please talk to our basset friends. They have been personally vetted by SA Basset Adoptions.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are asome of the most asked questions about adopting a new dog from SA Basset Adoptions. Note that every scenarios is different, so these answers are best base and most common. 

How much does it cost to adopt a basset?

Our adoption fees are R850 per basset. Adopting a pair, will cost you R1 450. 

How long does the adoption process take?

As soon as we receive your adoption application form, we get the ball rolling. Not all dogs are in the same condition when they are surrendered, so this makes each situation a little different. 

What is the dog does not work in my household?

Our adoption contract provides that should the adoption not work out, or you are unable to keep the basset in future, that the basset must be returned to SA Basset Adoptions. 

We therefore urge you not to take this decision lightly and that you voice all your thoughts and conditions when someone visits for the home inspection. 

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