Meet Peanut, affectionately known as Pirate Pea. He’s one half a dynamic duo. We are told he and his younger brother, Buddy are truly brothers from separate litters. They have spent their life as a pair and we don’t intend to split them up if it’s not 100% necessary as we feel Buddy would do fine with another dog, but it would break Peanut’s heart and spirit as he has learned to rely on Buddy for sight and senior assistance. But don’t let our words or senior affect you, dachshunds are known to live very long and full lives when medically sound. We have put the sound into their medical state with complete dentals and extractions, neuters, heartworm testing and prevention as well as enucleation to remove a dead eye from Peanut.
They both came to us as veterinary surrenders when their owner could no longer provide for their care and did the right thing by surrendering them to their vet to find rescue or owners who could.
Peanut is house trained, dog, cat and human and child tolerant and almost always affectionate to all. Everyone is his friend and a potential lap to snuggle on. He’s all about walks, snuggling and being your best friend.
They both hand flea staph infections when we received them and have some leathered skin on their tails and ears, but some hair regrowth has occurred with good diet.
Buddy is more spry than Peanut and can manage stairs quickly, whereas Peanut (who has one eye) has to take a moment and allow his depth perception of one eye to adjust before he rushes into judgement on height and depth of stairs, but he too can manage stairs.
These are both wonderful dogs and will adopt for $500.00 as a pair. No training is really necessary as they are both good on leash walks, social with other dogs and 90% of people and EVEN can be trusted free with cats or with minimal supervision with young children, (though it’s often children who need to be supervised with long back dogs – even if they are already dog savvy kids).
They don’t require a fenced yard, but leash walking or a fenced enclosure for potty time is preferred. They do walk together on a two leash tether and do fine. Neither have food issues but they will bicker as Buddy tends to rush through his feeding and will take Peanut’s if he can. We feed them a few feet apart in the same area and all is fine. Peanut is slower to eat, so it’s always Buddy pushing-in looking for bonus kibble. Both will do their business outside within minutes and almost like clock-work two-three times daily. They are quiet and rarely bark so the right condo or main floor dog friendly apartment might be approved. The two together are just under 40# of dog.
You almost couldn’t ask for an easier adoptable pair, they are good examples of sweet dachshund behavior.
If you are interested in meeting and possibly adopting any dogs in our care, please visit www.3clr.org/adoption-process to read through our requirements and download the application.
Adults (6 months and older): $300, which includes spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations, up-to-date monthly heartworm preventative, negative heartworm test and microchip with lifetime enrollment.
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