Guten tag, meine Freunde, my name is Otto.  I know, you must be thinking “but basset hounds originated in France!  What is a German gentle-hound doing here?”  While I have a German name and some stereotypically refined Germanic manners (loyalty, a quiet demeanor and favoring of orderly environments), I actually came from Utah on one of the hound hauls.

I am 9 years old and I enjoy the more reasonable pace of life that comes with being labeled a “senior hound.”  I have also slowed down a little bit as I fully recover from surgery.  When I first came to southern California, I wasn’t feeling so good.  The BHRSC vet found that I had a parathyroid tumor, so I had to have surgery.  It went really well and I have been recovering with a nice foster family.

I am great with families and behave myself on a leash, although I don’t like to walk as much as I used to.  I really just want to cuddle all day.  Doesn’t that sound like the perfect job description for you and your family – basset cuddlers?  I am a very mellow guy and I think this could be a good match for both of us.

Otto is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and microchipped.

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