My name is Dempsey!

Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Dempsey
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WAGS fund

Facts about Dempsey

  • Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Hi there! My name is Dempsey and there’s a big personality packed into this little body. My favorite thing is to be close to my person, so expect me to follow you from room-to-room. Cuddling is my VERY favorite thing to do any time of the day. You pick the spot and I’ll snuggle up with you and nap the day away. Car rides are the greatest things ever and I am always ready to run errands with you. Fetch is my favorite sport and I bring the toy back most of the time. I’ve been in my foster home since Halloween and am learning all of my doggy manners. I completed a basic obedience class and won the “most improved” ribbon and understand “sit”, “down” and “here”. I am working on my leash walking, but sometimes I get so excited I tend to hop at the beginning! I have to admit that I get a bit anxious when I meet new people and will make sure my bark is heard. Once I get used to everyone, I calm down. My foster home has 5 other dogs ranging from 10 to 80lbs and I get along fine with them. I am house and crate trained, although I am make a little noise for the first few minutes in my crate. I don’t really need the crate and my foster mom only puts me in there if she’s leaving for extended periods. I am a good little watch dog and will bark when I see passersby or hear the doorbell. Once asked, I quiet down. I’ve been around kids of all ages and do just fine with them. My ideal home will have low-to-mid activity and noise levels and my perfect family will be able to spend a lot time with me, show me affection and want a serious sidekick. I learn to love very quickly and bond with people quite easily.

Please contact for more information on how to adopt Dempsey.

About WAGS fund

Our Adoption Process...


We work hard to find the perfect home for all the dogs and cats in our care. Listed below is the sequence of events that we go through to assure that our pets and our applicants are the perfect match for each other:

1. Fill out and return our adoption application form. 

2. After receiving your application, we will verify with your vet the care on your current or 
previous animals. 

3. We will contact you to discuss your current situation and which pet you are interested in 

4. After discussion, we will arrange a time for you to meet your prospective new family 
member. We may suggest you bring your other pets to this meeting. 

5. If the initial meeting goes well and both parties agree to move forward with the 
adoption, we will make an appt and bring the pet to your home to meet all family 
members - human and furry 

6. If, at the home visit, both parties agree that the home is good match for the adoptable 
pet, we will move forward with the adoption. (Please note, some dogs may require several “visits” to the home in order to feel comfortable and transition smoothly into their new environment.) 

7. We ask the new family to have a crate, food, toys, treats, etc. ready before the home visit. 

8. At the home visit we will review the Home Visit Checklist and Adoption Checklist, review and sign the adoption contract, collect the adoption fee ($200 for dogs, $75 for kittens, and $50 for cats) and take the Happy Tail photo. 

9. That same volunteer will check in either by phone or email to make sure things are going well and to answer any questions you might have. Please respond in a timely manner (1-2 days) 

10. 7-14 days after the adoption, we will collect the medical records for your adopted pet and send them to you. We will also update the pet’s microchip record with your information.