Chewie is a 5 1/2 year old, approximately 17 lb Doxie/Chihuahua mix. Through no fault of his own, he finds himself in need of a new forever family, who will love and cherish him the rest of the days of his life. According to his current caregiver, Chewie was born in Oklahoma in July of 2011, do not have the exact date. She got him when he was weaned, the vet thought he was 6 to 8 weeks old. His mother was a full sized Blank and Tan Dachshund, father was a long haired medium Chihuahua. He received all his vaccinations and was neutered 2/23/12. He was house trained at a young age and will let you know when he needs to go out. Chewie has always been a healthy active dog. His rabies has just expired 3/28/17. This winter he has gained a little weight, he usually weighs in at 17 pounds. The vet indicated this is a healthy weight for him. He loves all people, especially teenage children. I was raising my youngest grandson and up to last year he lived with us. Chewie really misses all the big boys. If he growls at someone it is a good indication something is not right, he is an excellent watch dog and will let me know when he feels there is a problem.
Chewie is a very intelligent dog. I can name his toy and he will go get it. He has a rather large collection of toys. I don't buy cheap toys for him as he will chew out the squeaker and swallow it. He understands cookie or treat, knows where they are kept and will go to the cupboard and wait for me. I use a chest harness for walking with a short leash. He loves to walk and goes for 5 - 7 mile walks with me with no problems. He doesn't like any type of dog clothing, I bought him an insulated waterproof cape while in Oklahoma, he would wear it but made it clear he doesn't like it. As with most dogs he likes to investigate different smells when we are out. Up until this winter we walked everyday, as a result he is a little rusty on his walking commands, we have started working on them again. He understands most commands, stop, ignore. I never used heel or other common commands, but feel he can learn these easily.
He does well with most dogs. Loves all female dogs and most male dogs. Chewie is an alpha male and when he is with another alpha they have to work it out. By that I mean that I don't interfere if it a safe situation. Cats are his favorite, he loves the kitten we found on one of our walks. He is very protective of her and doesn't like when another dog wants to play with the cat.
Chewie is a dog I would describe as a "talker", he has different barks/sounds he makes for different situations.
Riding in the car causes him some anxiety, if we are going for a long trip I crate him. For short trips I let him ride in the passenger seat.
Chewie is always told what a pretty boy or handsome man he is when we are out walking.
Unfortunately, ODR, Inc. is over-full and cannot take this little Doxie in. If you or anyone you know can help, please share this email or contact their current caretaker, Cozette at Cozy9@aol.com.
Please note, this is a Courtesy Listing for a doxie that is NOT at Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc. We are helping the owner find his/her new forever family. Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc. has posted this dog as available for adoption or rescue intake as a courtesy accommodation to the dog's owner. Any and all information, photos, etc. have been provided by the dog's owner. Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information contained in this listing or any information that may have been omitted. Thank you!
ODR, INC. ADOPTION CRITERIA (aka Our Fine Print):
Based on 30 years of experience with rescue doxies, we have pretty strict criteria for dogs that we adopt and that we recommend to owners whose doxies we list courtesy posts for, the sole aim of which is to facilitate a successful adoption with a forever family.
*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 or similar issues.
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