My name is Magpie!

Dachshund Mix Puppy for adoption in Madison, Wisconsin - Magpie

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Magpie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Magpie's Story...
Name: Magpie

Breed: Dachshund

Age: Baby

Location: Virginia

Coat Length: Medium

Gender: Female

Size when grown: Small

Weight: 7lbs 7oz

Level of blindness: Full

Cause of blindness: From birth

General health: Healthy puppy, other than blind and deaf.

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with kids: Other (Don't know, no children in the house)

Good with cats: Other (Don't know)


Magpie is a very sweet blind and deaf little girl. We are working at housebreaking, but she still pees in her crate some. She loves to play outside in our back fenced yard, and if I'm pulling any weeds she will find the weed and run with it! She loves to explore the yard, and will dig if she finds a mole hole.

She loves to play with her sister, and will bark at her if she's not playing! In the house I have a large pen they can play in. Magpie likes to play under the little blanket I have for them, and jump out at her sister! Magpie is crate trained, likes her crate, and does sleep through the night. She also loves peanut butter! I put a little in a KONG, she loves that.

I always let her know I'm with her with touch, and sometimes she can find me by smell! We are also working with a harness, she will wear it for a while while I'm with her. We haven't done a lot with a leash yet. It's been so rainy and wet here! Then it gets hot. Magpie does not like the rain!! We've tried a pee pad, but she just tries to tear it up, so I use an old towel, and that works. She's so sweet and loves to be held!

8/1 Update: Magpie is doing fine! She is now housebroken, unless it's raining buckets outside. She really is curious about our cat, and loves to sniff at her through the door, but I'm really careful so she won't get scratched. She loves to try and play with our dogs, but my little one, Nugget, just won't have it! Our other dog does ok with her for short times.

Magpie plays with lots of toys, and loves to run in our fenced yard out back. We are working on the harness and leash. It's become hot here again so we only stay out for short times during the day.

If you are interested in adopting Magpie, please fill out our adoption application.

The Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of Invisible/Electronic fences on Blind Dog Rescue Alliance dogs. This policy will be effective immediately.

If you would like to donate to Magpie's care, please send to:

PO Box 53
Seymour, CT 06483

Facts about Magpie

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison paves the way for another one to be saved.