Adoptable Dachshund Sammy

Adoptable Dachshund Sammy likes small dogs, primarily other doxies. He enjoys sleeping and cuddling with them around the house and following them around the yard.

He has reacted aggressively towards large dogs, which needs to be monitored closely not only because he is small but he does not have any teeth in his mouth. He’s all bark, no bite! He barks at them, but would have no way to defend himself if they reacted poorly. An experienced dog owner could handle the situation.

Adoptable Dachshund Sammy

Although we have not monitored Sammy around any cats, his foster mom would be surprised if he had any reaction to them.

He did well with young children, following them all around the house. Of course, because he is small, it is important that children are watched carefully around him and are trained to be extremely cautious.

Adoptable Dachshund Sammy

Sammy is good on a leash. He needs to have a harness on because he has a very small head and can easily pull out of a collar. It seemed as though he had no leash experience when we first got him, but he is learning to walk well and be guided on a leash.

He needs a home with loving hoomans who will be patient and understanding about house training! We believe Sammy was probably left out side his whole life before being rescued. He is a marker and has made some progress at being potty trained, but still has a long way to go.


His foster family is working on crate training small periods at a time. When Sammy first arrived he wanted nothing to do with a crate. Then he started going into one and laying down with the door open. Now, he can be left for short periods of time without worry.

Sammy sleeps well in a dog bed and enjoys sleeping with his fosters in the big bed! He loves his calming dog bed, sometimes he wants to be in the bed with his foster and cuddle. He usually starts out on his dog bed and then will get in bed with his foster to cuddle by morning.

Adoptable Dachshund Sammy – 9 yrs – 12 lbs

Sammy doesn’t like toys except for his treat ball. He is not at all food agressive with his 4 legged foster brother and sister. He has some food agression tenticies with his foster dad. Since he has no teeth at this isn’t an issue except we have to watch that his 4 legged brother and sister do not get protective.

Adoptable Dachshund Sammy

He loves to ride in the car, he prefers to be on your lap, so if there is only a driver he wants to be on the drivers lap. Sammy will lay up against the drivers door. If this is an issue for his new adoptive parents he will need additional training or to be placed in a safety seat or crate.

Sammy is a people person, and he’s also friendly with small dogs! While not shy or timid, he shows some signs of anxiety and does not like being left alone at all. He will follow you around the house if he thinks you are going anywhere and will try and beat you out the door if you go to leave the house.

Sammy rarely barks. He doesn’t bark when other dogs bark or when people are at the door. He will bark to try and tell you something. Like when its time to eat, when he wants picked up or if you have something he wants, but it is not excessive.

Sammy was heart worm positive. He got through aggressive heartworm treatment and is now heart worm negative, however he started to have problems with his back left leg during this time. The neurologist believes it could very well have been a side affect from his heart worms but at the time it was not safe enough to put him under Anastacia to get an MRI. He could barely stand. He is almost completely back to normal now his back left leg is just slightly weaker then the back right leg. He uses a ramp well and because he is a very curious and busy dog I feel it would be best for his adoptive parents to have ramps for him.

Adoptable Dachshund Sammy

Sammy is the sweetest boy, he loves to be held and cuddled, he also is very curious and will watch your every move. He has so much personality. He is very food motivated and doesn’t let the fact that he has no teeth deter him from eating in anyway. That may be his favorite thing to do. He has the cutest walk, much more like prancing than walking. He loves to lay in the yard and chase lizards, he is fast and will catch them, so you may have to remove a lizard from his mouth now and then. A retired couple or someone that works from home would probably be the best fit for him. I would recommend having a female in the house he seems to trust women more than men.

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