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My name is Thomas Jefferson "TJ"!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Greensboro, North Carolina - Thomas Jefferson "TJ"

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Thomas Jefferson "TJ"'s Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Thomas Jefferson "TJ"'s Story...
Thomas Jefferson may seem like a big name for such a little fellow — but we assure you this 14 lb tweenie black and tan dachshund is BIG on personality. Rescue was called when TJ became the product of a divorce situation where no one was prepared to take his care on after the divorce. This decision happened to be like winning the lottery for this sweet boy!

8 years of living outside 24/7, TJ has endured endless hot summer days and frigid, cold winter nights — all alone in a fenced yard with a dog house. Sadly his former owners found it easier to toss him outside then to work to house train him or provide him with manners indoors. TJ was used for one purpose — to father litters of dachshund puppies to make money for his owners. But TJ hasn’t let that neglect dim his bright spirit. TJ has never met a stranger (unless it is a cat — and then he not only thinks they are strange, he thinks they are good for barking at) and he truly LOVES to play. TJ most likes the new toys he has as it seems he was previously only allowed to play with plastic bottles and items he could grab that were discarded in the trash. But now he has a bed and lots of toys — which he has discovered are fun to destuff! TJ is working on learning how to be house trained but until that is settled he wears a disposable belly band in the house to curb his desire to lift his leg to claim his new found fortune! TJ is getting the hang of manners and we think that with a little bit of love and devotion — he will bloom! The good news is that he will love you 1,000 times over for all of that devotion. The ideal home for TJ will be one filled with lots of love and patience (and no cats). He would most appreciate a toy box and a soft bed (and understands if you don’t buy him one filled with stuffing as he will most likely de-stuff it). He also wouldn’t mind a doggy brother or sister — and human kids are fun too! TJ will need a fenced yard as he thinks a good game of chase is better than anything else…but the good news is he walks very well on a leash!

TJ has been neutered (while in rescue), received all vaccinations and is heartworm negative. Thankfully (and surprisingly) TJ’s pearly whites were perfectly pearly white and he was not in need of a dental. TJ is ready to bound into his forever home and get to the good stuff of learning how to be a cherished family member instead of a discarded money maker. He has heard all about this thing called a “forever home” and he is looking forward to his! Local applicants are preferred. Out-of-state adopters MUST be prepared to travel to adopt TJ from his foster home (sorry, no exceptions).

Facts about Thomas Jefferson "TJ"

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Thomas Jefferson "TJ", a Greensboro Dachshund dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dachshund for sale in Greensboro, or seeking a Dachshund dog from a breeder in Greensboro.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Greensboro already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Greensboro breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Dachshund breeders who help with Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Greensboro paves the way for another one to be saved.