My name is Lorenzo!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Humble, Texas - Lorenzo
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Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

Facts about Lorenzo

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10014479
Heartworm Prevention is given on the 28th of each month


Lorenzo is a 14 year old Standard Dachshund who sometimes he behaves like a grouchy old man while other times he acts like a young vibrant pup.   He gets along with other dogs after he gets to know them; he has to be introduced slowly.   He reacts the same way to humans, once he gets to know his humans he shows so much love.   His foster mom’s human son says Lorenzo thinks she is his mom as he follows her everywhere and even kisses her pretty often.   Now don’t let his age fool you, he loves to go out for walks, normally a 10-15 minute walk around the neighborhood will do as he tires easily.   He loves toys, especially squeaky toys; he enjoys playing fetch but normally has a hard time giving the toy back. (He just looks so cute and funny running after that toy!)   He can be very protective of his human when he goes out for walks so we try to keep him away from other dog walkers, he doesn’t act the same with humans because he loves to be petted!   He gets along with his foster sister and brothers now that he knows them and is used to walking with them.   Lorenzo was probably not treated very nicely in his previous home as he does not like to be touched under the legs, or neck.    Bathing requires touch in those areas so he is slowly getting used to baths, picking him up requires a warning you have to let him know slowly or he will growl and show teeth.     When he wants something he will grab your toes with his teeth to get your attention, he normally wants water or go potty.   He even learned how to sit but only when bribed with a snack, most dogs will do that anyway!   Lorenzo is an amazing loving dog, he just needs to be loved back as he did not always receive it in the past.   He will do great in a home with our without dogs, with our without children but needs to be watched. He just wants to be loved!

This sweet little guy was taken to a local shelter and was surrendered because, "tired of dealing with him".   How sad for this sweet senior boy who probably lost the only home he ever had.  Things are already changing for him as he is enjoying the other dogs in the foster home and even gained a little bit of weight.   If you are looking for the perfect Senior Man then Lorenzo is the guy for you.  Please complete an application at

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About Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue is a volunteer organization whose main purpose is to rescue homeless Dachshunds and find them permanent, loving homes. We began rescuing Dachshunds in September of 2000 and our membership has grown yearly. In September of 2001 we incorporated and we received 501(c)3 status in February 2003. And, despite our name, we are no longer only in Central Texas, but have members and volunteers throughout the state of Texas and beyond.

All dogs that come through Central Texas Dachshund Rescue have been fully vetted before adoption. This includes a health exam by a veterinarian, the vaccinations appropriate for its age, and a heartworm test and preventative. All dogs are spayed or neutered before being adopted. Dogs too young to be spay or neutered are adopted under the agreement that they will be spayed or neutered at the appropriate time. We also provide dental treatment or other surgical treatments as necessary. The average cost of vetting our dogs is in the hundreds of dollars.

Our network of foster families provide safe and secure temporary homes, good nutrition, medical care, and socialization skills for our fosters. We always welcome new volunteers so if you would like to find out more about how you can help CTDR, please visit our website at:

Come Meet Our Pets...

Unlike a shelter or humane society, our dogs are not in one central location, but spread throughout many foster homes across the state. We realize that this makes it difficult to 'come meet our dogs,' but we believe the one-on-one care our dachshunds receive is well worth the inconvenience.

We will work with you to schedule a meet and greet with one or more of our dogs that are determined to be a good match for you and your family.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fee:

On average, we spend $296 in vet expenses on each dog that we take in. To help us cover those expenses, on November 1, 2004 our adoption fee will increase to $250, and puppies under 1 year of age will be $300.

1.) Complete our online ADOPTION APPLICATION at ( and list the names of all the dogs you're interested in. If you don't currently see a dog that matches your family, please tell us more about what you're looking for. We have new dogs weekly and will contact you if a dog comes in that meets your requirements. Don't forget to list the name and number of your current veterinarian and landlord, if applicable! We will contact your current vet, landlord and personal references, if needed.

2.) After we receive your application, we'll contact you to discuss the specifics of what you're looking for. We will try to contact you within 3-7 days, but we are all volunteers and have full time jobs, so be patient with us!

3.) Once we have completed all reference checks, we will schedule a home visit where someone from our organization will come to your home and meet you and your family and any pets you currently have.

4.) Finally, we will schedule a time when your family and pet(s) can meet your desired rescue dachshund. If a long transport is involved, we ask the potential adopter to arrange the transportation of the dog.

For more information, please visit our webpage at to read our GUIDELINES for adopting and our PROCESS AND FEES information.