Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed.  Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first

ADOPTION PENDING: So often it is necessary for us to write biographies on puppies that have had a rough start in life through no fault of their own. Or worse yet, adult dogs that have lived through horrible abuse and neglect that were lucky enough to be saved by our rescuers. But every once in a great while we get to write stories of pups that were rescued BEFORE they experienced anything other than love. Nash and his siblings are some of the lucky ones! This little guy will steal your heart before you even meet him with his sweet face, his adorable, short little legs, and his huge personality!

Nash is Golden Retriever/Bassett Hound mix, who, along with his brothers and sisters, were unwanted puppies.  Luck was on their side, however, because the owner of the mama dog did not just abandon them in a box on a back road which, sadly, so very often happens. And though we appreciate it so much that he chose not to do that, he did plan to give them away in a post on Facebook. What he did not know was that the fate of “free puppies” is statistically not a good one. They are too often neglected, abused, or brought back to shelters when the novelty wears off. This young man just happened to be talking to one of our rescue angels (who is also his hair dresser!) about his plan to give them away when she pleaded with him to give them to her to find them good homes. And just like that, we now have these gorgeous babies who need loving homes!


The name Nash is a good dog name for a dog because traits associated with the name tend to be industrious, loyal, and lovable—which he is described as by his foster mom as “a lover”. Nash is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy and is what’s more it is associated with intelligence and companionship.

Although the name Nash isn’t one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. The name also suggests that the dog will give up what he wants so other people can have what they need. I guess the adopter can see if that is true, however, if you love the name, you should stay with it!

Lowrider Breeds: Bassett Breeds are affectingly referred to as a “Lowriders”. Lowrider describes a dog having a long body, very short legged breeds, and occasionally have drooping ears and are considered separate breeds. The breeds were developed for following game into the burrows.


When considering adding a puppy to your family it is important to do some research before making a final decision. Although ALL puppies are wonderful, they do grow up, and it needs to be a perfect fit for the long run. The Bassett Hound is known for being charming, patient, and low-key. Among the most appealing of the AKC breeds, the endearing and instantly recognizable Basset Hound is a perennial favorite of dog lovers all over the world. This low-slung and low-key hound can be sometimes stubborn, but is always charming.

The Basset Hound stands no higher than 14 inches at the shoulder but, with his remarkably heavy bone, powerful little legs, and massive paws, he possesses big-dog strength and stamina. Bassets are famous for a large, domed head that features extremely long, velvety ears, mournful eyes, and a wrinkled brow, which give the breed the look of a sad clown. Built more for endurance than speed, the Basset moves in a deliberate but effortless manner. The breed’s scenting ability is uncanny; it’s said that among dogs only the Bloodhound’s nose is more accurate. Mild and agreeable at home, the Basset is stubborn on the trail and barks in a loud, ringing voice. Although they may not be wildly demonstrative in their affections, they are steadfastly loyal.


The Golden Retriever adds friendliness, intelligence, and pure devotion to the mix. This is an exuberant Scottish gundog of great beauty, and stands among America’s most popular dog breeds. They are serious workers at hunting and field work, as guides for the blind, and in search-and-rescue, enjoy obedience and other competitive events, and have an endearing love of life when not at work. The Golden Retriever is a sturdy, muscular dog of medium size, famous for the dense, lustrous coat of gold that gives the breed its name. The broad head, with its friendly and intelligent eyes, short ears, and straight muzzle, is a breed hallmark. Goldens are outgoing, trustworthy, and eager-to-please family dogs, and relatively easy to train. They take a joyous and playful approach to life and maintain this puppyish behavior into adulthood. These energetic and powerful dogs enjoy outdoor play. For a breed built to retrieve waterfowl for hours on end, swimming and fetching are natural pastimes.


Foster mom says that Nash is very smart and loyal, and all puppy! He is playful, and absolutely loves to chase his siblings around and give them surprise tackles. Those little legs don’t hold him back! He plays hard and then crashes hard, turning into a big, loveable lap dog. He has a gentle, people-pleasing personality, and like most puppies, loves everyone and everything!

Nash is a happy-go-lucky little guy who deserves a wonderful home with a family who will love on him day and night. Consider opening your heart to this sweet guy, he will bring you years of fun, loyalty, and love to your family!

Massachusetts Contacts
If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  

Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

Rhode Island

If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals. This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515

List of Rhode registered rescues:

We go the extra mile for every dog and do whatever it takes to make sure that that dog finds happiness, we give 100% and more. It is what we enjoy doing and helps us wake up in the morning; we know that the dog is thankful we rescued them and thankful for their life. Finally, they will be forever remembered by our families that adopted them because they really rescued them.

See more “About the Breed”
At End of The Bio Below

This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you 

Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs’ biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog’s DNA tested at their own expense.


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