Mattie – Mattie a 3-year old female basset, came to live with me on March 9, 2011. I have had many bassets over the years and recently lost one after 14 years. I had intended to wait a long time to allow another dog into my life but one look at Mattie on your website stole my heart. The process of adopting Mattie was very thorough but smooth; all of the volunteers working for your organization are passionate about their cause and great to work with. Mattie is very smart and wants to please so is easy to train. She is still very timid around others, except my immediate family, but we are working on that and she is making progress. When it is just the two of us, though, it is heaven. She makes me smile and laugh and my heart is <> happy. We adore one another. I thank you for saving her for me.