Doxie Chopin is Adoption Ready and seeking the perfect home! His Foster Mommy EXTRAORDINARE, has worked with him and rehabbed him to be able to walk again! With tears in her eyes, she prepared the information to share with you for adoption. She cries because she’s so happy for him, and because it’s hard to let this one go! Ultimately, she knows that Chopin is going to be better off with all the love and attention the right forever home will give him.
He is such a loving guy. He came to me totally unable to stand or walk and could not potty on his own….he has come such a long way. He can walk, play and even potty on his own now. He has lost several pounds and is a magnificent fellow.
He will need someone patient as he may have accidents but he tries hard to only go outside. So much love for this sweet guy!!!
Doxie Chopin is Adoption Ready
At only 4 years old and 18.3 pounds, Chopin is a bundle of love! He likes other dogs. While tolerant of the younger ones and the blind one that runs into him regularly in his foster home, he isn’t crazy about really younger puppies. He is somewhat playful and shares a pillow and blanket with friends. He’ll steal toys and try to get food from other dogs, but he’s mostly playing. Big dogs haven’t seemed to cause any issues for him in social settings.
Chopin is a little chunky miracle (he’s still slimming down a bit) after a lousy experience with IVDD. But, thanks to our friends at Broken Weiner Refuge, he can walk!!! He’s even good on a leash, but no long walks for this pup. You’ll have to cart him around for longer walks.
This sweet dachshund is house trained. He is reasonably good with letting you know he is ready to potty. He will go on a pee pad as well. He travels when he potties…he walks to assist getting the urine or bowel movement out.
Chopin is not happy being confined. Because he isn’t destructive and is off crate rest, he really doesn’t want to be confined like that again. Other than his initial rehab from IVDD, there has been no reason to crate him.
He sleeps in a dog bed, and although would likely enjoy sleeping with his humans, it’s better not to chance him deciding to jump down. That would be a disaster for him! He’s quite happy cuddled up with his pillow and blanket in the dog bed, safe and sound.
Chopin isn’t food or toy aggressive, but he is a known stalker of unsupervised bowls!
On car rides, he usually sleeps. We use a harness and secure him with seat belt. He is a good boy and seems to enjoy the adventure.
He has a good sniff and is not shy about meeting new people. He seems to enjoy attention and being scratched and petted on. With new dogs, he generally sniffs around and then goes on about his business. He gets along well with the many foster dogs he’s had regular contact with.
You might consider him an attention hound! He likes it. He does not seem to be anxious about much. Once in a while if he gets startled he will come stand very closely to his foster mom until he settles down. This is pretty normal behavior and doesn’t seem to be anxiety based, but more of a caution to make sure he’s indeed secure.
Chopin has a Glorious bark that is loud and deep. He does not bark a lot but when he does, you know it. He will bark if he wants something and will basically not stop until you have figured it out. Typically, during meal set up he wants you to know he is ready for his dish. Once in a while he will bark if he wants to be in a specific bed, wants you to get him a water or a warming blanket. He looks at you very sweetly while he does it so it is really hard to get upset with him. He will train you properly and quickly!
4 years – 18 pounds (and shrinking) – dachshund
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 $350
- 1-3 years $300
- 4-7 years $250
- 8-10 years $200
- Over 10 $150
- Special needs $100