Pound Puppy turned Hospice Helper!

by Billy Cullins
(San Angelo, Texas, USA)


My mom adopted a wonderful 2-3 month old basset puppy from our local shelter. At first he was very shy and very afraid of everything!

In a period of about 6 months he made a complete turn around. Mom began working with him (his name is Bubba) and then she began taking him to Doggie classes. The teacher thought he would make a great therapy dog.

Bubba is now a proud, registered therapy dog and loves taking trips to the hospital to sit with sick people and be petted all day long. He is quite the charmer!

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Nov 25, 2015
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What a beautiful hound you've got
by: Nicky

I can almost see the love and care for people in your dogs eyes. What a beautiful well looked after dog you've got. I just hope that when its my very last second on earth that my Basset named Juniper will be in my arms.

Nov 11, 2015
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I know a great basset
by: Ellen

Our relative had cancer . Her basset Daisy was such a comfort to her. We recently lost Daisy's master. We are lucky to puppy sit Daisy and know her because she was so loyal to her master. I say basslets rule.

Jul 14, 2015
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so adorable
by: jessie

i also have a basset and they are no cute and smart,, i know some people think of them diffently but they are really good companion,,

Mar 13, 2013
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by: Anonymous

I can't think of a more loving dog breed that can carry on such duty. Thank you for so generously sharing Bubba with others that need him.


Dec 31, 2011
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looks like mine
by: Anonymouspaulinet

This bassete looks a lot like mine I lost due to liver cancer the day before thanksgiving it brought a tear to me as I miss him so much!

Dec 04, 2011
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That's Awesome...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

What an accomplishment! He's beautiful. I bet the patients at the hospital love him. So glad he was saved.

I'd like to do that some day too. Thanks for the photo and for sharing his story. Love his coloring.

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