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 CTDR.org
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