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Phoebe is a two year old, 15 lb. female Dachshund mix who is a very loving, friendly and happy little dog. We are unsure of what she is mixed with, possibly some sort of short-haired terrier. Phoebe is constantly wagging her tail to show you that she is happy to be in your presence. She has a healthy, shiny coat, and has many body conformation traits of a Dachshund, as well as the soulful eyes. In fact, her eyes are gorgeous; she has Cleopatra eyes, with the black eyeliner – she is actually a very pretty dog! She is a red Doxie, with some white on her chest and feet, but a good thing about Phoebe is that she is not quite so long, so she will not have the spinal issues that many doxies get, and her legs are slightly taller, so she can be adopted to homes with stairs. Also, Phoebe does NOT bark like most Dachshunds do so this is also a huge plus (though she will alert bark as all dogs should do!). She is also non-destructive in the house.
Phoebe is fine with all friendly dogs, large and small. She is a great companion dog, always sitting near you, for example, on a pet bed near you if you are working at the computer, or curled up on the big bed with you if you are watching T.V. Because she is a somewhat sensitive dog, Phoebe can be a bit shy or tentative if unfamiliar with something, but with reassurance, love and acceptance, she comes around quickly. Phoebe fits in well with the pack. She is currently in a foster home with three dogs, (and was formerly at the rescue’s main location also with small and larger dogs). She often tries to initiate play with the smaller Miniature Pincher, but the Min Pin is older and is not interested. She has not started playing with the larger dogs that can be a little rough.
Phoebe shows no signs of separation anxiety, and we are able to leave her in her crate if we have to step out for a while (though note that there are other dogs here). It took her less than a day or two in the foster home for her real personality to come out. With the exception of one potty accident, she appears to have the core of potty-trained down, but we also facilitate that they go out to do their business. If she needs to be corrected, gentle correction works best. She is crated at night but is not crazy about the crate so needs some encouragement to go in. She would prefer to sleep with the other dogs in the house loose, or with her people in the big bed (as most Doxies do!) which will work out fine once she has completely settled in, in a new place. However, for the time being, she is crated, and she sleeps quietly all night long.
Phoebe walks OK on the leash but tends to wander and pull. A training collar should be used and more practice is needed but she is a smart dog that picks things up quickly (she should be leashed if out in public). Phoebe would love to participate in a basic training class such as at Petco or Petsmart. There is also a cat in the foster home and Phoebe shows no aggression towards the cat. We have not tested her around children but we tend to think she would be fine with children who are old enough to understand how to be nice and respectful of the dog. Phoebe eats very fast so she eats out of a slow bowl (very inexpensive – can be bought on Amazon) in order to avoid sucking in lots of air. She has been eating twice a day plus a rawhide treat in the evening when put in the crate.
Phoebe is a sweet little dog who makes for a great companion to a single person, couple, or family. The best fit for Phoebe is a home with at least another dog to keep her company when folks are away from home, or as an only dog whereby the people are not collectively gone for long hours on a daily basis.
Phoebe is spayed, de-wormed, front-lined, vaccinated including rabies, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Phoebe, please contact Angels Heart Dog Rescue at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue until you have first submitted an interest via e-mail. Please visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!