Charlie K is a very handsome black and tan silver dapple adult male. He suffered a back injury some time in February that left his back legs paralyzed. As per his vet assessment, Charlie was to never walk again. After several weeks in wheelchair, to everyone’s surprise, he started walking. He walks slowly, at his own pace. His gate at times is unsteady. When he feels an urge to run, he hops very fast on three legs.
Charlie is a delightful little gentleman. He greets strangers with a pleasant tail wag. He does well in crowded places and enjoys car and bike rides. He is very intelligent and communicates his needs clearly. He gets along great with his foster siblings. His never ending curiosity drives him to explore new places. He is already able to roam the remote woods by himself and returns when called back.
Charlie is a special needs dog. He has to be handled with a gentle touch. Charlie requires assistance in getting over the obstacles. He does not climb the stairs and should never be left unattended on the couch. Charlie does not understand he has a back condition and will push himself to perform above his physical ability level.
Charlie K suffers from separation anxiety. He does not like being left behind and is very vocal about it. He enjoys going places and is a perfect little companion. Charlie is a very special dog who loves with his whole heart. He does not transition easily to a new household and whoever adopts him needs to understand that. The key word with Charlie is patience. He will return the love and effort invested in him hundreds times over.
Like all Dachshunds, CHARLIE K is high energy and enjoys playing and warming his little bones in the sunshine, so along with regular outings around his neighborhood, CHARLIE K needs a secure fenced yard to 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.
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN WITH YOUR LITTLE RESCUE:
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 CHARLIE K a happy, carefree life again? If interested, please complete the adoption questionnaire at www.odr-inc.org and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The adoption committee will attempt to be in contact with you within 48-72 hours. Please be patient as we are solely volunteer run.
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