Adoptable dachshund Toby gets along with other dogs, and even does fine with his foster sibling cat! He’s very happy once he gets used to a home, but to begin with, he will pace and cry. Though blind, he has learned to deal with his blindness and now knows his way around the house.
Adoptable Dachshund Toby
Toby is basically house trained, but does have accidents. This could be corrected with time and patience. As he learns his way around, and is guided through a schedule with plenty of potty breaks, he would most likely improve.
Sometimes, if another dog comes up on him while he is eating, it scares him and prompts him to growl. It makes sense that a blind dog would do that when surprised and show protectiveness over his food or toys. He does get along with his foster fur siblings without any problems.
Although, he likes other dogs, he needs the attention of a loving individual or couple who have time to help him adjust and feel confident in his surroundings and reassure him. A home where his people are around most every day to spend time with him and keep him on a good schedule would be the best to keep him confident and secure.
He is not a lap dog, but this boy does like to sleep in the human bed at night! Toby loves dog beds and being under the blankets, love’s dog toys that squeak, and has learned where the toys are kept. He goes and empties the basket, and surrounds himself with the toys regularly.
His favorite thing is going into the bathroom and pulling the toilet paper off the roll. Even blind, this sweetie has a sense of humor! Either that, or he just really doesn’t like tidy bathrooms.
Toby was 21 pounds when he arrived and is now down to 15 pounds. He’s not crazy about going for walks, likely due to his blindness. If his human was committed to taking him on a schedule, for the same short walk each day, he would have the opportunity to get to know the route and could feel safe and familiar with the situation. It’s difficult for him to be out of his element, such as car rides or going to the vet.
If you believe you could provide the 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.
- Age: 12 years
- Weight: 15 lbs
- Gender: Male
- Purebred or Mix: Dachshund
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 year old $325
- 1-3 years old $300
- 3-7 years old $250
- 8-9 years old $200
- 10 years and up $150 – $75 with our Seniors for Seniors program!