LILY is a beautiful, sweet 7lb white and grey pie bald Dachshund. A young 5.5 years old, LILY has a long life ahead of her because well cared for doxies frequently live to be 16-20 years old. LILY is a princess with gorgeous blue eyes. She is house trained, spayed and up to date on all of her vaccinations and veterinary care. Sadly, due to no fault of her own, LILY's family can no longer keep her and have asked Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc to help her find a new, loving forever home.
LILY is sweet, funny and has amazing personality. She enjoys sleeping in blankets, playing with fuzzy cat toys, eating, sitting with her human. Like many doxies, LILY is smart and resourceful, so her new family will need to be aware of her creative genius. One story we heard was about Lily proudly coming to show her mom a whole sandwich she had found. It seems LILY had climbed up the pantry shelves and snagged it from the trash.
Her previous human mom shared some other funny stories that highlight LILY's wonderful personality:
Lily doesn't bark or make noises, so it was super surprising when I came and picked her up from the vet from boarding and she let out a big bay to greet me.
LILY's previous family got a hat for Lily because she's often cold. When they put it on her head, LILY hated it. She just laid down in the middle of the hallway, gave a big sigh and refused to move until they took the hat off.
LILY LOVES those fuzzy mouse toys. She runs laps around the couch and tears them apart. The fur gets stuck in her teeth and ends up looking like she has a beard.
LILY isn't socialized with other dogs or cats and will therefore do best as the only fur child in a doxie savvy family with a stay at home parent (work from home or retired) and only older children (over age 12), who are familiar with the special needs of Dachshunds. According to her vet records and LILY's previous human, LILY has some skin allergies and some food allergies. Some time ago, LILY had a back surgery though she has no lingering issues...we just recommend avoiding steps.
Like all Dachshunds, LILY is high energy and enjoys playing and warming her little bones in the sunshine, so along with regular walks around her neighborhood, LILY needs a secure fenced yard to run around and explore safely. While small in stature, doxies are big on personality and don't generally do well in apartments, with all of the noises and traffic that come with multiple dwellings in a confined space. To best set up our doxies and their new families for success, ODR, Inc., adopt to families who live in single family homes with secure fenced yards.
OUR CRITERIA (aka The Fine Print):
Based on 30 years of experience with rescue doxies, we have pretty strict criteria. Do you work from home/stay at home/work part time? Have a securely fenced yard? We do not place same gender dogs in a home unless they were raised together, and children need to be 12 or older (some exceptions IF the dog is a puppy or the child has been raised with a doxie). We prefer non smokers and a home with no other small animals (ferrets, hamsters, etc) Cats are on a case by case basis depending on the dog. Remember, these are rescues; many were surrendered because of these issues.
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN WITH YOUR LITTLE RESCUE:
All our dogs are fully vetted, including spay/neuter, rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, Pyrantyl, nails trimmed, and dental when needed. They'll come with a basket of goodies, food, toys and a custom made harness. The adoption fee is $395, sorry no exceptions, as this covers the cost to rescue them, vet them and take care of them while in our rescue. It also helps towards the care of other doxies that come with huge vet or dental bills or need extensive behavioral training.
Can you give LILY a happy, carefree life? If interested, please complete the adoption questionnaire at www.odr-inc.org and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The adoption committee will attempt to be in touch with you within 48 -72 hours. Please be patient as we are solely volunteer run.
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