My name is TONKA!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Wooster, Ohio - TONKA
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TONKA's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

TONKA's Story...
Did someone say "chocolate" for Valentines Day? Introducing Tonka, an 11 pound, purebred chocolate boy. Tonka is 8 years young. I say "young" because he has always been fit, trim and active.

Tonka came to us from a loving home where he had lived his whole life. It is obvious that he was been loved and well cared for. He is a happy, very well behaved boy that loves everyone that he meets.

Tonka is very much of a people first dog. He is totally devoted to his person. He does get along with the other dogs in his foster home (2 males and a female) but is pushy about the lap and affection. He would be fine as an only dog or with a more passive female. Tonka LOVES his walks which have been daily his whole life and he LOVES his car rides and he LOVES his blankets! Tonka is totally house trained coming into his foster home without one accident. He does not need a crate and although crated in his other home he is very unhappy in a crate at his foster home. Tonka sleeps in bed and will need to go where that is acceptable. He's told us that he's not giving that up. Tonka is good with older children. He is not good with cats as evidenced by his response to the cat at the vet's.

Tonka's new home with need a fenced yard that is attached to a door directly into the home. He would not do well with an underground fence. He will need someone that is semi active and WILL walk him regularly. Tonka deserves to have someone home more than an 8 hour work day allows; someone that works from home, works very part time or is retired. Tonka spent 5 days a week, 9, sometimes 10, hours a day crated, waiting for his people to come home from work. They retired and for the last year or so he has enjoyed his freedom and more attention. He deserves to continue that lifestyle.

Tonka is currently on a species appropriate raw diet. There are many options to continue his healthy diet without handling raw meat; freeze dried no grain or dehydrated no grain raw. We are happy to talk with you about this as well as other healthy care information that will help to keep Tonka healthy for many years to come!.

If you feel that your lifestyle and environment meet with Tonka's needs please contact Martha at or call 330-466-3667 or 330-262-0515 for an application or more information. Tonka's adoption will require an approved application and home visit. The adoption must be completed with the adopter coming to the foster home. Adoption fee is $250.

PLEASE READ; If you are using a commercial, chemical flea preventative like Trifexis, or Frontline, etc., these are dangerous neurotoxins that poison the life force of your dog (his or her blood) in order to kill a flea. There are serious side effects including seizures and even death from the use of this product. It is so toxic that it is under the control of the EPA, deadly to wildlife, a toxic water pollutant, dangerous to children and pregnant women.. With over 40,000 complaints of sickness and death a year reported to the EPA from the use of these chemical flea products, we feel we can no longer put our dogs in homes who use or will continue to use these products for flea prevention. We are happy to talk with you about natural flea preventatives. Please understand that whether you put the flea product on the dog or in the dog the way the dog's blood is poisoned is the same.

Below is the Material Data Sheet sent to me by Merial who makes Frontline Plus. Please read...


Facts about TONKA

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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