My name is ELLA aka GIA!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Portland, Oregon - ELLA aka GIA
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Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.

Facts about ELLA aka GIA

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 1504
MEET Gia -

ELLA, who prefers GIA is a beautiful, loving 5,5 year old 23.5 lb (down from 27), black and tan wirehair Tweenie Doxie looking for a loving family with the help of the amazing volunteers at Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc. where she can be doted upon and cherished for the rest of her forevers. GIA LOVES to go for walks and enjoys playing with other dogs. Gia is very sweet and will be a good companion dog...she loves everyone! She will do best in a family with an active stay at home parent (work from home or retired) and older children (over age 12), who are familiar with the special needs of Dachshunds. If you know anyone interested in a sweet, social little wirehair doxie who loves to play and go for walks, please share.

Her Foster Mom, Liz, has this to say about Gia:
Loves squeaky toys to obsession. She will ensure a no squeaker toy house! If you lean down to touch her toy, she will immediately let you have it without a bit of complaint, then hop and skip and follow you, trusting that you will throw it for her. Gia loves to run and play. As she is losing weight, her ability and agility are increasing. She is a fun, very well mannered girl with a wonderful temperment.

Here is the latest update from Gia's Foster Mom:
The vet said that an 18 pound Gia would be a slim and trim Gia, so that's our goal. Gia is doing really great. She loves to chase balls, go for walks, and sit in your lap. GIA is independent and strong willed, but she loves EVERYONE and she and our other doxie have begun to play together, which is so fun to watch. Gia is very active. She loves going places (for walks and car rides - though she is always excited to get where she is going). She's completely housetrained and prefers to have the run of the house. She doesn't bark much at all and ignores the neighbor's cat.

GIA has a skin condition which may require continued care and management. She has been responding well to the medicated baths, steroid spritzes, salmon oil, and grain free kibble, but she continues to have a bit of dry, flaky dandruff (though this is MUCH improved). Her foot pads have also been healing nicely so her medicated spray isn't necessary all the time anymore.

GIA is all Dachshund - high energy and enjoys playing and warming her little bones in the sunshine, so along with regular walks around her neighborhood, GIA 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.


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 $495, 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 GIA a happy, carefree life that she deserves? If interested, please complete the adoption questionnaire at and email it to: The adoption committee will attempt to be in touch with you within 48 -72 hours. Please be patient as we are solely volunteer run.

About Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc. is a 501 c3 non profit with 25 years experience of rescuing Dachshunds. My goal is to provide homes for unwanted, special needs and abandoned Dachshunds. I do not breed or sell Dachshunds for a profit. I receive into rescue 1 to 3 doxies PER DAY. Before adoption all of my rescues are spayed and neutered, made current on rabies, DHPP, bordetella, fecal and dental if needed. The rescues are also groomed, nails done and one month Advantage treatment. I take great pride in finding wonderful forever homes for my rescue Dachshunds. My criteria is very strict because I want to insure the safety and future of each one of these very special rescues. I do not give refunds of any kind for any reason but will offer an exchange for another Dachshund, if you choose. The dog's character, health and physical condition represented by this Rescue is in good faith. The new owner(s) must agree to release, hold harmless and forever discharge Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc. from any and all claims arising from adoption of any of our rescue Dachshunds.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All adoptions are by appointment only.

Please go to our web site at and read our criteria, click on the adoption section and complete the questionnaire. Thank you.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption fee depends on several factors and runs from $250.00 to $495. This fee includes spay, neuter, rabies DHPP, bordetella, fecal, advantage, grooming, nails and dental if needed. If animal is too young for spay, a separate contact is required regarding spay/neuter when of age. Adoption fees pay the veterinary bills.