Adoptable Dachshund Bambi is an adorable, tiny, bundle of personality! The rescue of Bambi is especially inspiring because this little dog possesses a character that is rare in humans as well as dogs. She has a true joy for life!
Adoptable Dachshund Bambi
Her curious nature and zest for life shines through in her big bright eyes. You’d never know she’s had such a tough time.
Low Rider pulled her from a shelter when an employee there realized because of her condition, it wasn’t likely she’d be adopted. They didn’t want to see such a spirited, sweet dog be put down.
She was in bad shape. With skin issues, very little hair, mangled ears, and a mouthful of terribly rotten teeth, it was a sad situation. She had suffered neglect prior to being taken in by the shelter. Her nails were long and painful. But mostly, she was unable to walk or move her bowel unassisted.
From the moment we laid eyes on her, we knew she was a special little dog! There’s a certain look in the eye, an attitude if you will, that some special rescues take on. It’s more than a survivors instinct, more than a will to live – you see, Bambi possessed a desire to thrive!
This sweetie seemed to know right away that she was in good hands. Although she had no reason to trust humans, and though she was in pain and in dire straits – this little girl has shown an indomitable spirit and a loving heart!
Bambi endured a lot of dental work, poking, and prodding. Then she underwent surgery on her spine. When given the clear, Bambi began therapy to try and help her walk again. She did a lot of hard work and though she’s still unable to walk, there were improvements in muscle control.
One of the most difficult aspects of the rehabilitation of Bambi is that it’s almost impossible to keep a good dog like her down! Even in the process of trying to heal, she could not be stopped from pulling her toys – one – at – a – time – from the basket. She would arrange them, and then with total determination, place them each – one – at – a – time – back into the basket. The best part is the absolute look of joy on her face as she undertakes her crucial task!
Bambi is now able to urinate and move her bowels on her own, however, without being able to get outside without assistance, she wears diapers and scoots on her rear end to get around. She also uses a wheeled cart at times. Little Bambi never lets it slow her down, but happily goes about her important dog tasks each day.
She is not aggressive toward other dogs however she enjoys her own space and likes to have all of her owner’s attention to herself. She does listen when told she has to share her person with other dogs and she is fine when meeting new dogs.
Although, we don’t know how Bambi behaves with cats, it’s most likely that she will ignore them. She enjoys kids and people of all ages!
She does not suffer from separation anxiety but is clearly very uncomfortable being home alone. Her ideal home would be with someone home most of the day.
Bambi is a most entertaining dog. She steals the the heart of everyone that meets her. She loves to investigate bags and boxes (even your handbag) if it’s sitting on the floor as she is sure there is something in there for her. Bambi has a wonderful disposition and loves sitting with you on the couch. She chases balls and explores the yard like any other dog. She has had a rough past but has not let it affect her present. She is a sweetheart that deserves the best future.
Bambi – Dachshund – 10 years – 12 pounds – Special Needs
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 $350
- 1-3 years $300
- 4-7 years $250
- 8-10 years $200
- Over 10 $150
- Special needs $100