Adoptable Dachshund Minnie is now Adopted. We hardly realize she is here sometimes because she is so quiet. She loves napping on her favorite spot on the couch. This little girl is a 10 year old, 10 pound bundle of doxie!
Adoptable Dachshund Minnie
Although she likes other dogs, she doesn’t seem to pay them much attention. The dogs she’s around in her foster home are small and medium size dogs. We don’t know how she would do around big dogs or cats. She is little bit shy at first in a new situation, but within a few minutes, she warms up.
Minnie is a joy to be around and is very sweet. If she could, she would love to just cuddle her human all day long, or take naps in your lap. Like many rescues, she will become your shadow until she feels comfortable that you aren’t leaving her.
Attention from any human (man, woman, or child) seems to be what she really wants. Because of her age and size, it’s especially important that any interaction with younger children is carefully supervised.
Minnie is working hard on potty training and will soon be completely housebroken, she is about 90% there! In her foster home, she’s taken outside every 4 hours during the day without any accidents. She does have to be carried outside in the yard, as like many dachshunds, she isn’t a fan of the cold. Although she is good on a leash, and enjoys going on walks, she likes to look and sniff everything! She will need to be worked with more in this area so that she does better at knowing when to get down to business, and when it’s time to sniff and discover everything else.
Playing with toys is a favored occupation, and she enjoys bringing them to you. Sometimes, Minnie will bring every one of the toys from her toy basket over to you. Then she will sit there and chew on them.
When meeting someone new, she does bark initially. Once she sniffs them, then she is okay with them petting her. This again, is pretty normal dog behavior, especially for a rescue dog. Minnie simply requires the respect of an introduction in order to feel more secure in a situation with new people.
She loves sleeping in the bed with her human. She’s really good if you put her in a spot on the bed, and will stay there the whole night without disturbing you. Minnie is not an early riser, so that is good if you want to sleep in.
Minnie would like to have her very own human that didn’t leave the house too often. She would be perfectly happy if they would take her with them, whenever possible. I think Minnie will be okay with other people in the house and with visitors. Minnie would likely be okay with other small dogs in the house as long as they respected the bond with HER human.
*UPDATE – Now PENDING ADOPTION!!! If you believe you could provide another dog with the safe and loving forever home she needs, please fill out an application. 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. $150 is the adoption cost for a 10 year old dachshund. $75 with our Seniors for Seniors program!