Sir Todd Von Dachshund is a very special boy who likes other dogs. When he first met his foster sibling he would get really excited and bark at her. It seemed like he wanted to play but she is half his size and was a little scared of Todd. He was very patient with her. Now they sit on couch together and sit on floor next to each other. He wants to be involved with whatever activity is going on with another dog!
Although, we have not seen him with BIG dogs, we highly doubt he would be intimidated. However, it would be important that it be a gentle dog who would not injure his back or legs. We believe Todd is partially deaf and responds to some hand motions. He has a high prey drive (as most dachshunds do) so a home without a bird or small animal is recommended. We are unsure of how he responds to cats.
Todd is relearning how to walk. He supposedly had IVDD surgery about 4 years ago and never regained use of his legs. Low Rider had him examined by a specialist who suggested a very special medication to stimulate the nervous system.
4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) has changed his life and helps him walk with the hopes of weaning the medication after 6 months. He may successfully wean or he may be on the medication for the remainder of his life. He uses a belly band when left at home and is expressed before bed. He goes to the door to go outside when his people are home. Now, he’s doing some terrific back yard therapy and gaining back-end strength every day!
Just LOOK at the difference in his walking already:
Todd loves being outside, whether it is walking around strengthening his back legs or just basking in the sun letting the wind blow through his beautiful fur. Having a yard is important unless you can run fast! Although, he took off running the other day and his foster mommy could barely catch him. He’s so excited to spend time with you and is THRILLED about being able to walk and even run again! Leash walking isn’t good for him. If you plan to take him places, a stroller would be the way to go! He travels well in the car.
The more he walks/runs, the stronger he gets. Over the past two months Todd has made remarkable progress. It helps that he loves being outside. Todd does not seem to realize he has any deficiencies.
As is typical of dachshunds, he charges people like he is gonna attack, then puts his head down and he reaches them for a scratch. Crates scare him, and he doesn’t like being closed up in a room. Despite these things, he does fine while his person is at work and he hangs out in the family room with his foster sib! His foster mom noticed via camera that when she slipped out the garage without them knowing, the dogs paced around anxiously for a while. When she left out the front door, they lay right down and go to sleep!
Sir Todd Von Dachshund – 8 yrs, 15 lb
Todd is a beautiful dachshund inside and out. He just wants to be by his persons side-and will follow wherever you go. He loves being scratched/rubbed on his neck and face. He wishes for a home with a sibling to play with and it’s important for him to have a yard. Todd needs someone dedicated to taking him outside multiple times a day to allow him to walk/run and continue to gain strength in his legs. He wants to run in the yard.
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.
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- 4-7 years $300
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