My name is Patsy!

Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Palo Alto, California - Patsy
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Doggie Protective Services (DPS) - Palo Alto

Facts about Patsy

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9534890

Our rescue will be at the Palo Alto Pet Food Express Saturday, December 10th from 1-4pm and Sunday, December 11th from 12-3pm. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped. 

* If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, for an application. * We do not have a facility. All dogs live in foster homes. Arrangements to meet dogs occur after an approved application has been accepted. * We do not ship our dogs for any reason. * Our adoption fee is $400 for each dog/puppy. * If it is on a weekend of our adoptions, follow us on @DPSRescue on Twitter to get real time updates on our adoptions. We will also post at the end of the evening the names of those dogs who have been adopted:

This dog will be at Palo Alto Pet Food Express on Saturday, December 10th from 1-4pm and Sunday, December 11th from 12-3pm or until adopted. However, we do meet with those who submit an application and are approved just prior to the event (by invitation only) and they are given the first opportunity to adopt. If you are interested in one of our dogs, we recommend filling out an application prior to the event to be considered. Applications submitted within 24 hours of the event may not necessarily be reviewed.

Patsy is a 4-5 year old Dachshund mix. She's a special girl who didn't have the easiest start in life and it takes some time and work before she trusts her human.  But once she does... the rewards are amazing. When Patsy chooses you as her person, she makes sure you know it!  She will do a little wiggle-dance of happiness every time she sees you walk through the door.  She loves to flip over and have her tummy rubbed.  When you're watching TV, she'll settle next to you on the couch or on your lap and chill out for as long as you'll let her cuddle.  And when it's time for a walk, Patsy does a cute little trot along with you.  She does very well on leash and wants to stay near her person.  She is VERY food and treat motivated, and yummy treats+patience  are the way to her heart.

Patsy is an incredibly quiet girl who never makes a peep and who loves her crate.  Her crate is her safe space, and she'll tell you when she's ready to come out.  She'll take her time adjusting to new surroundings, but once she knows she's safe, she's happy to prance about and find the most comfy spots to curl up on.  Patsy gets along with other dogs of all sizes.

Patsy is best suited to a quiet home that does not have a lot of people coming in and out.  If there are visitors, she'll most likely want to retreat to her crate, and the right owner will let her just hang out in there with something yummy to munch on.  She will need a home with dog experience and without children who are younger than teens.  Most importantly, she'll need a patient home that is willing to work with her and give her time to adjust and settle in.

**Not all of our dogs go to each adoption event. We want to make sure if you are interested in a dog that we have the dog at adoptions but that can only happen if you fill out an application ahead of time and are pre-approved. (Generally this must happen prior to the weekend)

**If you are wanting to submit an application within 24 hours of an event, please print off the application and bring with you as well as submitting it. You may still submit it and if time and volunteers permit, we will contact you. Most applications submitted the weekend of adoptions are not responded to until after the adoption weekend.

About Doggie Protective Services (DPS) - Palo Alto

About Our Rescue Group...

We are passionate folks who love dogs and love people! We strive to make the most appropriate match between human and canine. Because our dogs live in foster homes we know about their temperament and personality and therefore can help families and individuals decide if the dog is a good match or not. We are excited to help people find the right pooch for them and look forward to meeting great folks and welcoming them into the DPS Family.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoption dates and times are listed on our website at

Our Adoption Process...

Doggie Protective Services is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization. Our rescued dogs and cats live in foster homes until we can find them appropriate, responsible, loving homes. We carefully screen potential adoptors through an application and interview process. We are a community-based group and invite you to check out our website at or our very active Facebook page at and keep in touch with real-time adoptions at