#2885 – Basie

Status:   Available


How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? by The BeeGees

Status: Available
Type: Smooth Tricolor
Age: 10 Years
Birthday: ~Summer 2001
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes, but probably would prefer older, more sedate children.
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Not since taking Deramax.
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Columbia, MO
Special needs: Should not have a home with a lot of stairs. Fenced yard is preferred. He does have some storm anxiety, but does well with a Thundershirt. Would do best in a home where someone is home most of the time. Basie would love if his furever home wasn't too far from his foster home. Since he has been taking Deramax, he has not gotten along with cats.
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: Hi! I'm Basie and I've been named the Pawsonality of the Month, because I'm looking for love. Love is a funny thing: sometimes it makes you feel so good and sometimes it makes you feel sad. For a long time I only knew about the happy part of love. I lived with people who really, really loved me and boy did I ever love them. But then one day they stopped loving each other and my dad moved away. I missed him, but I still had my mom so I was happy. (Don't tell dad, but mom had always been my favorite!) Then my mom got real sick. She tried to take care of me and I tried hard not to be any trouble, but one day she told me that even though she would always love me, I would have to go and live with someone else.

That was when I learned about the sad part of love. Even though I was being taken care of, my heart was broken and I missed my mom so much that I just wanted to die. I went to live at a place called a “foster home” and someone called my “foster mom” told me that she understood just what I was feeling. She said that my mom wanted me to be happy and to find new people to love. At first I didn't know what she was talking about, but she was so nice to me that I began to feel like maybe I could love someone new.

My foster home has lots of other dogs and even some cats. That was new to me, and though the cats are a little bit boring, the other dogs are fun to watch. They run around and bark and play with each other. I'm too dignified to join in, but sometimes their play gets so exciting that I bark along to cheer them on. These other dogs like to play something called “fetch.” It's where foster mom throws a ball and they all go running off after it like a bunch of maniacs. Being smarter than the rest of the pack, as soon as they run off after the ball, I run to foster mom and get all kinds of petting and attention. After awhile, one of them brings the ball back and they all crowd around foster mom and elbow me out of the way. Then she throws the ball and the whole process starts all over again. You would think that eventually these other dogs would catch on but they never do, and in the mean time I'm getting all the cuddles. I love fetch!

Foster mom says that I'm the best dog ever! She made a video of me so that other people could see what a good boy I am. I never do any of the bad stuff that the other dogs sometimes do (like chewing things or stealing people food) and at night I sleep on the floor at the foot of foster mom's bed. Sometimes, in the summer when it rains and thunders, I get scared and then I like to wear my “thundershirt” and sleep in my kennel right beside foster mom. It makes me feel less scared, just knowing that she is there.

Well, that's me – Basie. Now that I've learned that it is possible to love someone new, I'm looking for that special someone. I like other dogs (and even cats), but ideally I'd like to have my very own person who has eyes only for me. Little kids are fun once in awhile, but since I'm a senior dog, I would really like to have a nice quiet home where I could just hang with my new people. I know I'm no spring chicken, and if you're just looking for puppy love, you'll have to keep looking. But if you're looking for that deep forever love, I'm your guy.