Adoptable Dachshund Lia is a 12 year old, 13 pound sweetheart. It takes her a moment to adjust to new people, but once she knows she’s safe, she is open for love and affection!
She is good with other dogs and even cats! Lia does well with children, but prefers her personal space. She has had only one interaction with a baby since being fostered (1 year old) and was not happy in his presence. We don’t recommend dachshunds (especially seniors) to be adopted to families with very young children.
Lia takes a while to get comfortable around new people (of all ages). She will let you know when she is ready to be petted or touched. She will snip if touched/ reached for when she is not ready. Once she is comfortable and trusts, she is a sweetheart and will grumble and whine for attention. As with many rescues, it just takes a little time. She is not food or toy aggressive.
As with most doxies, Lia is stubborn. She walks well on a leash (meaning she doesn’t pull, panic, or freeze) but doesn’t always want to go on walks (especially in the mornings). A yard would be ideal for her to enjoy quick trips outside for potty breaks. Someone who is willing to be patient with her and coax her to walk more often is also a good idea. Lia is housetrained but could benefit from someone who is home during the day so that she can go outside in the late morning on the days when she refuses to go first thing.
Lia does not like being in a crate or otherwise confined. She does really well free roaming and does not cause any trouble at all.
Lia loves anything soft and cozy – more than anything! She spends most of her time in her dog bed. I am sure she would do extremely well in a human bed with her human, but the worry would be that she would wake up and fall off the bed. She occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night to drink water.
Another favorite pastime for Lia is that she LOVES the car. We mean, absolutely LOVES the car. If she notices signs of her human packing up to leave, she will run to the car and stand right by it. She does like to (dangerously) roam in the car unless a dog bed is placed in the car for her to lay on – then she will just lay in the bed and enjoy the ride.
Although perfectly friendly with new dogs, she isn’t readily available for people to reach out, until she is sure of them. Lia is not aggressive to new people inherently. She just does not want to be reached for until she trusts. She will let you know when she is ready to be touched by you. She’s just a bit shy with new people. Lia has even gone to doggy day care and does exceptionally well with the other dogs.
With that being said, she shows no signs of anxiety and does not bark unless other dogs are barking.
Lia has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”)(a lung disease). She takes daily medication for this condition, and will need to for the rest of her life. She has a slight cough because of this issue, but overall, with the medication, it does not cause any significant issues. Lia also has Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease (a heart disease that causes heart failure) (DMVD) but it is at the very early stages and the cardiologist is not concerned about it because of her age. DMVD takes a long time to develop. The cardiologist recommends a check up appointment in May (she was diagnosed in December).
Adoptable Dachshund Lia – 12 yrs 13 lbs
Lia is the sweetest little girl. She is shy and quiet and can be a bit feisty. She has a big personality in a small adorable package. It takes Lia quite some time to get comfortable around new people, but once she starts to trust, it makes her love so much more meaningful. After she gets past the initial fear, Lia is loyal and loves her human. She likes to be petted and have her belly rubbed – and is not afraid to tell you. She is very communicative, without ever using her “voice”.
Lia’s favorite things are: a comfy spot, sunbathing, car rides, and of course, food. Lia does pretty well in the potty department, as long as you can get her to agree to get up in the morning and go on a walk, haha. Her quiet snore is not only adorable, but also reassuring, as she seems to only do it when she is content. Lia’s foster mama knows she will be the best companion for anyone who is patient and consistent.
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