Adoptable Dachshund Poppy is a very sweet sensitive dog that needs a little extra time and patience to warm up to new people. But once she does, you have a lover for life! It’s impossible to resist those beautiful blue eyes of hers when she wants a hug and she’s an expert at that…. similar to hugging a big soft teddy bear!
Poppy definitely has separation anxiety. She will whine, bark, jump, pee and attempt to shred anything she can get to when I leave. From her foster: “I can see her on a webcam so this goes on for about 30-60 min after I leave and then she settles down and is quiet for the rest of the day. If left out on her own during the day she will randomly shred any pee pad she can find. This is why I put her in an x-pen because my other dog would actually like to use her pee pads during the day without them being shredded. Poppy has a whelping pad in her x-pen for accidents and so far has not torn that up yet. If I take my own dog out of the room the anxiety is worse. So having another dog in the room with Poppy helps. I put my dog’s bed right next to the x-pen. When Poppy settles down she always lays on the side of the x-pen closest to my dog.”
Poppy will need a home where someone is home most of the time and another small dog will be a plus. Poppy gets along great with her foster’s 7lb dachshund in the house. She does not appear afraid of larger dogs that she has met on leash walks.
Because she came from a home with 2 cats, it’s likely she would do fine with them. We don’t know how well she interacted with them since she was surrendered by relatives when the owner passed away. Our best guess is that she is probably good with cats.
This girl learns new tricks! Since her owner was elderly with many health issues Poppy did not have much experience with leash walks and was let out to relieve herself in a fenced in yard. Since coming into LRDRFL Poppy has come a long way and has learned to walk great on a leash. In fact, she knows what the harness means now so she gets very excited whenever it is pulled out for a walk!
Poppy loves to go on walks. Doesn’t pull or bark at other people/dogs. She does have a tendency to want to go after squirrels.
In the first 2 weeks Poppy would wet her bed every night even with middle of the night potty breaks. There was concern about a medical issue however this past week she stopped peeing in her bed so it appears to be anxiety behavior which has subsided once she felt safe. Poppy always relieves herself every time we go outside whether it is in a fenced in area or on leash walks. She still continues to have accidents in her x-pen during the day but she doesn’t pee inside when she has full run of the house while her foster is at home with her. It’s possible she simply can’t hold it for longer periods of time or that it is anxiety from her foster being at work. Again, someone who is home a lot and time to adjust to the new environment will help.
Poppy was never crate trained before. She sleeps in a crate in the foster’s bedroom every night and she does amazingly well and goes to sleep right away. She is comforted knowing someone is right beside her in the room. She does ok in a crate in the car as well. She has not been crated during the day or left her alone in a crate so it is not clear how she would do with that.
Poppy would love to sleep in the big bed with her people. Currently, she does get plenty of naps on the couch and visits for cuddle time on the big bed.
For safety, in her fosters care, she is only allowed to ride in the car inside a crate. She does appear nervous in the car. She recently went for a boat ride and she was relaxed and appeared to enjoy the wind in her ears and all of the new exciting smells in the air.
Poppy is very afraid of all new people. Upon arrival at her foster home, they opened the crate door and allowed her to come out on her own terms. It took about 6 hours before she would allow them to touch or pet her. Since then she has become a Velcro dog and even wants to follow them into the shower! She doesn’t mind the water so that makes bath time easy. She will not warm up to her foster’s husband at all. She only tolerates him. She will allow him to pet her on the couch or bed but only with her foster mom there. Poppy will not eat when her foster’s husband feeds her. We think Poppy prefers women.
At the vet’s office, she only allowed 1 person to get close enough to touch her and that was a woman. Poppy met another woman in the park and allowed her to touch her but it was only that one person, not anyone else there. We do not believe Poppy has had any socialization but that she will do well if given time and patience to learn to trust new people. She has had some excessive barking when new people come into the home but it stops after about 30 minutes. She needs work in this department.
Poppy is always curious and friendly meeting new dogs. No signs of aggression or fear at all. She initiates play with her foster dachshund siblings at home.
In our care she has received: 1 or more Vaccines, Heart Worm testing and medication. Poppy will need a dental cleaning within the next few months. Poppy will also need her DA2PP booster shot between Nov 1-8, 2023. We have no vaccination or HW history for Poppy so we had to vaccinate her as a first timer. Although her HW test was negative the vet said she could still test positive in a few months. Vet recommends giving her HW preventative now and retesting her again in 6 months. Vet also said there are only 3 HW preventatives that are safe for Poppy until she tests negative again at 12 months. Those preventatives are: Heartgard, Simparica Trio, or Advantage Multi. No other preventative is safe at this time. Her microchip is registered with her previous family so that will need updated asap upon adoption.
Adoptable Dachshund Poppy – 6 yrs, 17 lbs
Some of Poppy’s favorite things include: Snuggling in the big bed, belly rubs, leash walks, and being close to her favorite person. Poppy just want’s to be with you wherever you go and she’s ready to learn new things. She recently learned that going for a boat ride can be fun and that meeting new people doesn’t have to be so scary although she’s still working on that. Poppy is still working on perfecting her potty skills but does well when she goes out on a regular schedule. Poppy will do best with a quiet family that is home most of the time and she would love to have another small dog to hang out with in her furever home. 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.
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- 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