Gabriella says: "Hi, I am Gabriella the basset hound, but I go by "Ella" or "Houndie". I am over 13 years old, sassy as I ever was, and alternately independent and needy. My mom adopted me when I was seven weeks old. I was an only dog for a couple years, but somehow acquired three brothers along the way. It seems like every few years on one of Mom's trips to make donations to a local animal shelter, another sibling comes home with her. Although I like my fur brothers just fine and will hop around and play once in while, I still wish I were an only dog. I love people, and I love to talk and socialize. My mom and dad bought an old fixer-upper house, and I've been busy this past year supervising all their projects. Luckily, one of them was a fence for the side yard for us where we can play and run free. I'm on a supplement for a little arthritis in my back knees so I'm not nearly as fast as I used to be. But I don't hesitate to chase a squirrel or rabbit when I see one, using my beautiful hound voice to bay the whole time."