My name is Winona!

Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Enfield, Connecticut - Winona
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Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

Facts about Winona

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Winona is a very special girl! She is looking for a home. Not just any home will do though, it has to be the right home. Winona has her own list of demands, which we will get to in a moment, but in the meantime, a little about her. Winona is a 20 month old Dachshund mix (possibly with Shepherd?). She came to us from a hoarding case and it was evident that she didn't have much human interaction at all. She has made some improvements since being in foster a little over a month ago, but she needs a family who will continue to work with her to get her inner dog to come out as she is still afraid of humans. She loves, loves, LOVES food though, and can be bribed - especially with BBQ.

Winona loves to watch her people - she is very curious about them, but prefers that they just don't touch her right now. Because of this, she would do best in a home without small humans who might not understand that all dogs don't love to be pet all the time. Winona is going to be a wonderful dog and I have no doubt that she will one day love to be pet, but it will take some time.

Winona is fantastic with other dogs. In fact, she needs a home with a confident dog who can help her to continue to come out of her shell. She loves to play with other dogs and zoom around the yard.

Now onto Winona's list of demands: She writes:

I have a short list of wants in my new home. You'll find I'm an easy dog to please.

1. No boring homes.
2. A friendly dog, maybe not too big. But I'm not afraid of big dogs. I can even play with Faust.
3. Space to run. Maybe 4000 fenced acres. I do amazing figure 8's as I dash around the yard in this place. [uh, it's not 4000 acres. It's not even 4000 square feet.]
4. Best: a dog who likes to run with me.
5. People. Because people have food and food is good.
6. Comfy beds. Everywhere.

A note about people. I don't trust them. At all. I like to see them, I love when they come home. But they must. not. touch. me. As long as new people understand I'm not ready for that touchy-feely stuff, then we'll be OK.

If you think you would be the perfect home for Winona to learn how to trust humans again, please fill out an application and e-mail her coordinator Kim at

If you are interested in adopting this dog, please apply online, at Our main website, has more information about us and the rescue process. NOTE TO EMAILERS FROM ADOPT-A-PET: WE DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAIL INQUIRIES WITHOUT AN APPLICATION. WE REGRET WE CANNOT RESPOND TO EVERY EMAIL, BUT UNLESS YOU FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, WE DO NOT KNOW YOU EXIST. All known information about an individual dog is provided in it's listing. We do our best to provide accurate information, but adopters must understand that each home is different and the dog may behave differently in a new home. Dogs are creatures of their environment and you help make the dog what it will be. Homes considering adopting a puppy must be prepared for:1.) Flexible schedules for potty training. Puppies can only "hold it" for one hour per month of age (ex. a 4 month old puppy can only go 4 hours without a potty break).2.) Crate training until the puppy is at least one year old, to prevent chewing on inappropriate things when you can't supervise.3.) Socialization: The more positive and varying experiences as a puppy the better, both in and out of your home.4.) Puppy behavior and life stages are equivalent to a human toddler. It takes at least a full year to have a calmer, well adjusted dog. Patience is required and when your dog's behavior is a positive experience for you and those around you, your patience will be rewarded tenfold, for years to come.Please do not consider adopting a puppy if you have not thoroughly thought through the pros and cons of having one. So many people end up returning them after 3-5 months because they didn't realize the amount of work involved in raising a puppy.Patience, appropriate toys, socialization, and obedience training are all musts. All are time consuming, and can be expensive.All Dogs Require:Supervision with children and obedience training. Adopters that want to have good dogs must be prepared to put the time and effort into training a dog. Any dog requires work and effort, but a well trained, well socialized dog is more than worth the effort put in to get them there.

About Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping giant breed mixed breed dogs in need. We value dogs of all breeds, but we specialize in what the name says: big, fluffy dogs. We have volunteers in several states in the South and New England who work to help homeless big fluffy dogs find a home to call their own. Big Fluffy Dog Rescue works to save Great Pyrenees, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands and their mixes from euthanasia.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are in private foster homes. If a foster home is unavailable, our dogs are boarded. , Once your application to adopt is approved, we will have you go to the home or boarding facility to meet your dog.

Our Adoption Process...

Your first step to adopting with Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is to fill out an adoption application. You can find it here:

Once you have done that, an adoption coordinator will call you within 7 days. We have an interview process, vet check and home visit/property verification.

Adoptions are made on a best home basis. Our goal is to have the very best home for all our dogs. We carefully screen our dogs for temperament to ensure we are placing the right dog in the right home. Keeping our dogs in private foster homes allows us to tell you all about your dog. A dog in a kennel or shelter location does not have the benefit of family interaction and it is our goal to ensure that every dog is carefully screened.

Once you are approved to adopt your dog we will set up a meet and greet at the dogs foster home. All of our adoptable dogs are in the New England area, and we encourage meetings to ensure it is the right fit.

Before taking your dog home, we require you to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee of $500 for dogs over 6 months old and $600 for puppies 6 months and younger. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, have had all shots (age appropriate in the case of puppies) including bordetella (kennel cough), rabies, and the distemper/parvo series. All of our dogs have been heartworm screened and are heartworm negative, have had a clear fecal exam and are up to date on frontline and heartgaurd. This adoption fee covers any other medical treatments the dog may have had while in our care. All vet records travel with the dog. This adoption fee also covers all transport and health certificate costs we incur. We pay $150 of our adoption fee to the transport company we use and we pay $50 for the health certificate process required by law