Adoptable Dachshund Smooch is a real sweetie, unless you’re a cat who runs from him! He does get along well with people and other dogs.
Smooch is not 100% house trained, but he is doing super in this area. He does anxious pee when you want to pick him up and he doesn’t want to be picked up. However, he usually will freely go outside. Smooch will follow the other dogs; however, he does like when a hooman goes outside too.
He enjoys walks and is well behaved on a leash. . . unless a cat darts by, of course! Smooch is crate trained, but the foster does not feel the need to confine him to the crate. He sleeps in a dog bed, although, he would likely prefer to cuddle up in the big bed!
Although he isn’t food or toy aggressive, he surely will try to snatch someone else’s food if he gets half a chance. He IS a dachshund after all! It takes him a while to settle into a car ride, but once he figures out everything is ok, he goes to sleep. This cutie pie is friendly when meeting new people. He’s a nice fella, but he’s a little timid until he gets to know you.
Smooch shows some signs of anxiety, but he’s been through a lot of changes recently. It’s not unusual for a dog to need some time in order to feel secure in new surroundings. He will likely need a couple of months to truly settle into his forever home. He deserves the chance to ease into it and know he’s really home!
Even though he doesn’t like to be alone, he isn’t destructive! Smooch currently is on Apoquel for allergies and very well might need to continue on them.
Adoptable Dachshund Smooch – 7 yrs – 19 lbs
Smooch’s name fits him perfectly, because he loves to cuddle and be close; his fave is sitting on foster mom’s lap. He enjoys squeaky toys and running around outside as long as he knows his human is close. Smooch will be fine as an only dog as long as he is not left alone very often. He wants/needs to feel secure. If he is going to be left alone for a length of time, Smooth needs a buddy. As stated above, no cats. His coat is beautiful and he looks forward to settling into a home where he can stay put . . . but did we mention – no cats?
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