Adopt Dachshund Mix Elroy – Pending

Adopt Dachshund Mix Elroy, who is such an adorable, playful, loving little guy! His foster mom was admittedly worried at first because he was so shy, and the open wounds along his neck and chest told a story of abuse that broke her heart.

Adopt Dachshund Mix Elroy

Thankfully, It took no time for this little guy to warm up and his real personality to come out! She said,

El eagerly made friends with my entire household of dogs within minutes!” His foster mom said, “I’ve never had an introduction go that smoothly,”

Elroy’s Foster Mom

He plays all day with his foster brothers and sleeps happily in bed at night. Despite having some obvious abuse in his past, Elroy hasn’t let it affect him. He is growing to trust with each day, and is so happy and affectionate.

Adopt Dachshund Mix Elroy

Elroy lays constantly with all dogs in the foster house, big and small. He is high energy, happy, and easily assimilated into the foster home. This is high praise for a foster dog, especially because of his past abuse.


Although he gets along with bigger dogs, it is important to keep a watchful eye on him. He is not an Alpha dog, and as with all small dogs, it’s imperative for his people to watch out for him.

Elroy is best in a home with another dog, preferably with a family that has someone working from home at least part of the day. He is protective of the house with alert barks, but is not overly vocal. He is crate and house-trained, though still will need consistency to prevent marking.


Because of severe trauma to neck and chest, he comes with a soft harness and should continue use of this harness or one like it permanently. Please only use a very loose collar for ID in order to protect him.

Though good on walks, El can be a reluctant walker, he is a bit nervous “out in the world”. A home with a secure fence is best. Please note, he is small enough to slip through wrought iron fence and would require a special protective cover of that area.

Adopt Dachshund Mix Elroy

When using a crate, please encourage him into crate with a treat and allow him an open crate for security. It’s important to allow him to choose to come out of the crate, do NOT take him out. This is his safe space, it may scare him if you try to grab him out of it! These things are important when a dog has been through trauma.

A home with older or no kids is preferred. He did not show cat aggression. Elroy is current on all vax and just had a dental. His age is estimated at 7, and weight is 14 pounds.

Adopt Dachshund Mix Elroy

If you believe you could provide a safe and loving forever home for this dog, please fill out an application with the dogs’ name on it.

*Be advised, we have a couple of volunteers processing hundreds of applications. We are unable to call everyone back as we do not have ANY employees. Our dedicated volunteers and foster parents will check references of the applications that appear to be a good match. At that time, if you are chosen, we will contact you to arrange a home visit.

The adoption fee helps to cover costs, as each dog is fully vetted, and treated, as needed to prepare them to move forward in their new life. You pay no fee unless you are chosen to adopt.

  • Under 1 $300
  • 1-3 years $250
  • 4-7 years $200
  • 8-10 years $150
  • Over 10 $100
  • Special Needs $100