UPDATE - 1 JANUARY 2018: Dobby has been with his new foster family for about two months and is doing great. According to his foster mom, Dobby is the most handsome boy in town....there’s got to be some Bassett in this long gorgeous guy (a.k.a Slinky)! He is sweet & gentle, loves to snuggle & be loved and can fall asleep anywhere (including standing up!) He is house trained, does not get into things and listens well. He is generally quiet and entertains himself with toys, napping or just just hanging out. He’s great in the car and with other dogs.
You would need to work with him if you want to crate him while you are away as he has some separation anxiety with being left alone in this small of a space... otherwise he loves his crate and will go in on his own for a nap, with a bone or just to chill without any issues. He would probably not do well in an apartment/condo/townhouse but would thrive in a single family home with lots of space to run! Also be sure to “let sleeping dogs lie” with Dobby, if you stir him too fast he has been known to get grumpy .... (can you blame him??) ?
UPDATE - 25 OCTOBER 2017: Slinky (now Dobby) has returned to BREW after deciding that living with small children is not his thing. Dobby is 4 years old and loves people and other dogs, but he sometimes needs his space and doesn't like to be woken up by little people. Dobby lived in home for a couple of months and was house trained (although he might need a refresher), loved to go on walks, followed his favorite adult human everywhere, and got along great with the resident lab. He did great with young children when he was up and about. He is now with a foster family and looking for a new forever home.