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Dachshund Dog for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Penn

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Penn's Info...

I am already spayed/neutered, housetrained, purebred, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Penn's Story...

Penn is a long-haired, red boy direct from the streets of Taiwan. Approximately 6 years old, he was noticeably underweight when he arrived at 12.5 lbs but is putting on some weight now. Other than the occasional ‘marking’, Penn is housetrained and will do his business outside willingly.


Penn interacts well with other dogs and doesn’t seem to be interested in cats at all. He loves to chase birds, which is somewhat fruitless but he enjoys it. He got on very well with my grandchildren who are 3 and 5.


He has a very odd wee bark but is learning to sit quietly while dinner is being prepared…which is his favourite time of day!  He does not like the crate and gets stressed when in it, which having travelled all the way from Taiwan, is understandable. He loves to curl up in a small part of the big bed at night and sleeps through the night until foster mommy opens her eyes and then it is time for kisses.

Penn walks very well on a leash and is learning very quickly the property boundaries when he is walking free. Sometimes a bird will catch his attention and he just has to chase it, but he is getting better at coming back. He responds to his name as PennPenn and will walk through the door now without great amounts of encouragement. He doesn’t understand screens at all and has had a few head butts with the screen door, but this too is improving.


He rides very well in the car and also in the boat.


Penn has only a couple of lower teeth. His upper teeth appear to be good but all the teeth on the bottom are gone except for a few in the back. He does very well with eating both soft food and hard kibble although it takes him awhile to do so. Nice thing about his lack of biting power is that he doesn’t destroy squeaky toys like most dachies. Loves to play and has a very cute way of carrying things in his mouth.

Penn will not go up or down stairs. He can, if he sees a bird and forgets himself, he will go down the stairs but I believe it hurts him to do stairs. When he is picked up, he must have his bum supported or he grunts and wheezes and has difficulty breathing later in the day. Perhaps an old injury.


This little man is delightful and very personable. A beautiful little boy who is friendly to everyone and filled with the joy of life.

Facts about Penn

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Unknown
  • ID#: 4745853

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Penn, a Toronto Dachshund dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dachshund for sale in Toronto, or seeking a Dachshund dog from a breeder in Toronto.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Toronto already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Toronto breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Dachshund breeders who help with Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Toronto paves the way for another one to be saved.