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My name is Layla!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Decatur, Georgia - Layla
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Layla's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Layla's Story...
Welcome Layla - a tiny little red girl, ~5 years old & weighs ~7 lbs. She does have a special need (albeit an easy one to handle) - we ask you please read her ad thoroughly and follow the links for additional info.

Princess Layla is a happy and charming little girl. She loves to cuddle and play hard. She doesn't actually play with the big dogs, but she'll go out mouse or chipmunk hunting with them any day of the week. She gives lots of delicate little kisses and loves to wrap her body around her foster mom's neck. She is always in a good mood and gets along well with all the dogs in her foster home.

Layla has a condition called mega esophagus (M.E.) in which her esophagus is enlarged and the muscles have become weakened. This requires that her food be prepared in a special way and that she is held up right for 30-40 minutes after each of her 3 meals in order for the gravity to help the food get down to her stomach. And wouldn't want to spend extra time snuggling with this sweet doxie? Hers is a moderate case of ME and is easily managed. She has not had any complications due to this condition other than having some teeth removed.

As with so many ME dogs, owners seem to create a very special bond with them. Layla will need a family that can spend the extra time with her that she needs to eat properly but she is most certainly worth it. Her foster mom will be able to teach how to properly care for her. And we do have a Bailey chair to send home with her to aid in her feedings along with many other supplies for her.

If you'd like to help sponsor her care while she's with DREAM, you can make a donation through our website and we have a wish list set up on Amazon for some specific "M.E." supplies she needs. To read up on Mega-Esophagus, please click here.

If you are interested in adopting Layla, you can fill out an application right on our website! Go to dreamhappytails.org/adoptform.shtml. Layla 's adoption fee is $275. All adoption fees go directly to veterinary care for DREAM dachshunds. Layla will go to his/her new home microchipped, altered, heartworm tested, and up to date on vaccinations. Most dogs' veterinary expenses are greater than our adoption fees.

DREAM is an all-volunteer rescue group, and we focus on the Atlanta, North Georgia and Savannah area. Because we are all volunteers, we can consider applications only within an hour of these areas. DREAM does not recommend purebred dachshunds for families with children under 5, or families planning to have children during the dog's lifetime. Dachshunds are often not patient with little kids, and kids can accidentally hurt a doxie's back.

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Facts about Layla

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 15-092

Other Pets at DREAM Dachshund Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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