Adoptable Dogs

We've listed our Adoptable Dogs here. If interested in any of our dogs please fill out an Adoption Application. We also have our dogs listed on Petfinder for greater exposure. It also allows us to add more pictures, so be sure to check out each dogs Petfinder page to see if more pictures are available, just scroll down or Click Here.


stay updated on bandit’s progress here or our facebook page.

Bandit #90 - on Hold until further notice -

On June 13, 2019, Bandit, a one year old male Basset, was hit by a skid steer. The accident broke his jaw and shoulder and his family rushed him to the emergency vet. They were told he would need major surgery to repair all the damage, and that the cost could be anywhere from $5,000-$10,000. They made the heart-breaking decision to relinquish Bandit to MNBR to ensure he received the care he desperately needed.

On June 14, 2019 Bandit went into surgery. He was able to get his jaw and shoulder repaired by the wonderful people at AERC in Oakdale. The surgeons inserted a plate and five screws into his elbow. His lower jaw was fractured on the right side from his canine back to his molars. Some additional open areas were closed and a wire splint was placed within the jaw. Due to the trauma to his jaw he will be on soft food and not allowed any chew toys.

MNBR would like to give Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota a BIG thank you for all the time and energy they put into saving Bandit’s life and giving him the best chance at a healthy and happy life.

Special thanks to the Team that worked on Bandit!
Dr. Rausch (ER doctor) and Alisha (ER technician)

Dr. Meyers (elbow and neuter surgeon) and Dr. Brine and dentistry tech (jaw fracture and repair)

Rachel, Taylor & Travis (Anesthetists)

Bandit was released from AERC on June 16 and went home with his new foster mom, one of the vet techs from AERC! He continues to improve even made it outside for some fresh air and belly rubs! Please follow us on Facebook for updates on his status and more adorable pictures!



Layla #31 **special needs**

Layla is a sweet, gentle Basset Hound-Poodle mix. We estimate her to be around 9 years old. She gets along great with the multiple hounds in her foster home. She tends to be a very mellow, easy dog to have around and will be sure to greet you with a wagging tail when you get home. She makes a great lap dog and doesn’t mind being carried. Layla has sublexing patellas which cause her some mobility issues so Layla would prefer a home with no stairs. She does have some added expense with allergy medication and regular grooming being she’s part poodle. She has a hard time with hard food and treats so softened food and treats would be her preference. If you’d like a sweet mellow lady as a companion, Layla is your gal! To learn more about adopting me click here.


Lucky #39

Lucky is a fun spunky girl for being 11 years old. She is extremely friendly with everyone she meets and would make a great lap dog. She would do good in a home with a younger dog as she loves to play. She tends to be an escape artist so a tall fence would be ideal.

Lucky has been diagnosed with mild kidney dysfunction which is currently managed by medications.

To learn more about adopting Lucky click here.


Manny #69

Manny is a 12 year old beagle who MNBR couldn’t say no to helping. Manny is very active for his age and very curious. He is very much the typical beagle and loves to get into the garbage and any other interesting things he can find. He quickly found the preferred dog spots on the sofa, in the sun porch, and in front of the heater. His foster mom has been doing a great job of finding fun activities for Manny to keep his busy mind occupied. He generally ignores the other dogs in his home but enjoys pats from his foster mom. To learn more about adopting this fun loving guy click here.


Pippa #79

Pippa is a 7 year old Basset mix who is on the small side weighing in around 35 pounds. She would prefer a house without children as they are a bit too much for her to handle. She loves playing with the other dog at her foster home, but she has been an only dog in the past. She likes to play with the resident cat in the same way she plays with dogs, so a potential kitty housemate would need to be tolerant. She is able to stay home during the day while her foster mom is at work. Pippa is fairly energetic for her age and loves to tell you all about it! To learn more about adopting Pippa click here.


Rosie #82

Rosie is a 14yr old basset that came to MNBR due to a change in her family’s living situation. Rosie did suffer from an episode of bloat shortly after arriving at her foster home, but has since recovered. Learn more about bloat, click here.

She is currently doing well at her foster home and hoping she finds her forever home. If you are looking for a distinguished lady with lots of love to give click here for more on adopting.


Buddy #84

Buddy is a 1 year old beagle mix that had been living at animal impound for almost a month. He was not doing well there, so we just had to get him out.

Buddy LOVES to run, play fetch, and hang out with the other dogs in his foster home. Due to his age and temperament, we believe he would do best in a home with another young dog for him to play with.

Buddy can initially be shy and can take a little bit to acclimate to new people and new environments. A quieter, yet still active home would give him the opportunity to get used to new things at his own pace while getting out his puppy energy. When he is tired out he likes to snuggle up in your lap,

Buddy has shown fear of men, so a home with no men would ideal for him, but if the right family was willing to go very slowly and let him get used to the man in the house, we believe he could be successful. To learn more about adopting Buddy click here.


Buddy #89

Looking for a buddy?

Buddy is a loving, cuddly 8 year old basset/beagle mix looking for his forever home. His favorite pastime is receiving neck and belly rubs. He is good with other dogs, but could be an only dog if his human were around to keep him company. He is mostly housetrained and can be loose at home during the day, though he likes to lay in his kennel. He’s lost some weight in his foster home and now is a slim 38 pounds! He loves going for walks and doesn’t pull on his leash. He does get a little nervous when riding in the car and prefers to sit in your lap. As he has both beagle and basset tendencies to wander, a fenced in yard would be ideal. Could he be the hound for you?

Scout #87 - medical hold -

Scout is under 1 year old. He’s a sweet and goofy guy who LOVES food! His foster home is working on his potty training skills. He’s currently on medical hold as we try to figure out something that is affecting his kidneys. But that isn’t slowing him down, he loves to play with his foster dogs!

Molly #92

Good golly, Miss Molly!
Molly is a sweet, affectionate 5 year old basset mix looking for her forever home. She is very spunky for her age and loves to play so a doggy friend in her new home is a must. She is great with other dogs and gentle with children, but is not a fan of cats. She is housetrained and can be loose in the home during the day. She weighs around 50 pounds, walks well on a leash, and rides well in the car. She has shown some tendencies towards slipping out the door and looking for ways out of a fence, so a securely fenced in yard is needed for this sassy girl. Could she be the hound for you?

presley #95 - medical hold -

Please welcome 5 month old Presley to Minnesota Basset Rescue.

When Presley was 15 weeks old she was attacked by 2 German shepherds. Presley suffered a broken pelvis, broken vertebrae and her abdominal wall was ruptured. It's amazing she even survived. Presley is now walking and running and just being a puppy. Unfortunately she is incontinent as a result of nerve damage. Minnesota Basset Rescue is hoping this can be improved with specialized treatment. She recently had her first rehab appointment (7.12.19).


Charlie #96 - on hold -

Please welcome Charlie. This poor guy came to MNBR when his owner had to move into assisted living. Charlie is very shy and not used to other people or dogs. The world is a little scary for him right now so we're addressing his anxiety and finding him a foster home to help him come out of his shell.

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