Adoptable Dachshund Benson

Adoptable Dachshund Benson is a precious fella who has a lot of love to give. He came to us in need of surgery and ended up requiring two of them to fix the injuries to his spine. Today, he is thrilled to be walking again!

Adoptable Dachshund Benson

Benson shows no signs of anxiety, but he is not an only dog. He gets along well with other dogs and is pretty much submissive. He likes to play with his foster pals. Even though we are unsure as to how he would react to cats, our best guess is that he would ignore them.

Adoptable Dachshund Benson

He is such a good natured dog, the veterinary specialist fell in love with him. Everyone who meets him is drawn to his sweet personality! For this reason, well trained children who know to be cautious with him would be fine for Benson. He loves to share and be loved!

With regards to his surgeries and IVDD, although he is fully recovered from an ambulatory standpoint and even runs, he has not regained full function of urinary and bowel control. The specialist does expect him to continue to improve, but his adoptive parents will need to understand what to expect.

Adoptable Dachshund Benson

He can urinate some on his own but does not have the ability to empty his bladder fully. He does need to have his bladder expressed at least twice a day, preferable 3 times daily. If he is not expressed regularly he will “leak” (drip) as he walks if his bladder becomes too full. His foster mom has tried belly bands and diapers on him and he works very hard to get them off so they are not the best solution.

Regarding bowel control, he does know when he needs to have a bowel movement and will go the the door but if you don’t let him out at that time, he will release his bowels indoors.

Adoptable Dachshund Benson

For these reasons we are searching for someone with experience with a dog that had a similar condition to his and understands the care involved.

He is good on a leash and enjoys going out for walks several times each day. Benson enjoys chasing a ball but is not so crazy about bringing it back each time! He loves playing with toys, is treat motivated, loves to go on walks and he also enjoys chew toys which have kept his teeth in great shape. He has a tendency to gain weight so he needs to be kept on a pretty strict diet (not special prescribed food though) and get healthy treats. He’s been helping himself to a portion of his foster siblings food!

In our care he has received Vet Check, 1 or more Vaccines, 2 Major Surgeries – IVDD, Skin treatments/ infections, Nails Trimmed, Heart Worm testing and medication.

Adoptable Dachshund Benson

Adoptable Dachshund Benson – 7 yrs, 18 lbs.

Benson is a delightful dog, pretty much a typical dachshund in most ways. He has a lot of love to give. He enjoys being on your lap or next to you on couch. Benson is an absolute joy to be around and is a master at unconditional love. He has a very happy life to live with someone who understands his needs and he is VERY much worth all the effort to care for him. Adoption fee $300

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 4 months $450
  • Under 1 $400
  • 1-3 years $350
  • 4-7 years $300
  • 8-10 years $250 
  • Over 10 $200 
  • Special needs $150