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My name is Brody!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania - Brody
Photo 1 - Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania - Brody
Photo 2 - Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania - Brody
Photo 3 - Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania - Brody
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A Tail To Tell Puppy Mill Rescue

Facts about Brody

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
BRODY is one COOL little dog with loads of personality! He is happy, playful, affectionate, and LOVES his people. A very handsome 9 lb. Chiweenie, Brody is thought to be about 5-years-old. He loves the outdoors, going for walks, and he is housebroken. While he enjoys being active, Brody is just as content to curl up beside you on the sofa. He is quite a little cuddle bug and likes to sleep curled up next to his human(s). Brody gets along well with most other dogs and enjoys playing with them, especially smaller dogs. He is also very gentle with his foster parent's 1- and 2-year-old grandchildren. Brody is crate trained while his foster parents are at work.

Unfortunately, humans were unkind to Brody before he was rescued so he is suspicious toward people he meets for the first time. He has a real fear of strangers and requires time to learn to trust people. We have found that it works best to allow Brody to approach people in his own good time. In the short time he has been in foster care, we have seen his comfort level with meeting people improve dramatically. The good news is that once he is properly introduced and learns to trust, he becomes your best buddy and is über friendly and affectionate bringing you toys and jumping on your lap. When Brody first arrived in foster care, he would let everyone within earshot know if a new person entered or walked by our home or walked by us while on a walk around the neighborhood. He would raise a ruckus and put on a display of excited ferociousness (aka "pitch a fit"!) when he would spot a person or dog that he did not know. Through continued exposure to people and new sights and sounds and consistent correction, we have been working with Brody to put a stop to this behavior and he responds very well to correction. Brody is sensitive, smart, and respectful and he will do what you say and stop what he's doing when you tell him "No." He loves sunbathing on the front porch and enjoys the view from my back deck and I have been using a spray bottle to train him not to "sound the alarm" at every new sight and sound. There is a walking trail that goes through my back yard so he is exposed to a good bit of activity and he has become accustomed to the sights and sounds and is learning to "people watch" quietly.


Brody has been scarred from abuse but he has shown that he can be rehabilitated and demonstrates daily his continued healing and desire to be a beloved family pet. He will need an understanding adopter willing to continue working with him as he recovers from years of abuse. I can't say enough about what an awesome little dog Brody is. If you are looking for an adorable little boy who will love you and entertain you with his quirky antics and can tolerate with some occasional "Chihuahua attitude," apply to adopt Brody at https://www.atailtotell.com/application-to-adopt. Brody is a work-in-progress but there is nothing like the appreciation you receive from a rescued dog, especially one who has endured the mistreatment that this little guy has had. Once Brody trusts, he loves "hard" and will reward a lucky person or family ten-fold with a lifetime of unconditional love!

About A Tail To Tell Puppy Mill Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

A Tail To Tell, Inc is a group of men and women in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania dedicated to freeing dogs from the horrors of the puppy mills. We retrieve canine survivors from the Amish and Mennonite mills in our area and from other commercial breeders in the Northeast US. We provide veterinary care and loving foster homes while we work to find the best forever homes possible for our dogs

Safe Haven - Our dogs are kept in a network of volunteer foster homes. We acquire dogs directly from puppy mills, oftentimes racing the clock to arrive before they're killed. Dogs stay in our care as long as necessary until they have recovered enough mentally and physically to be adopted. We are lucky to have a professional groomer volunteer her time to groom our dogs.
Medical CareThe large majority of dogs we receive suffer from a number of medical conditions brought about by neglect. A puppy mill farmer's ultimate goal is to profit, so the expense of a veterinarian is not a reality, even if the animals are truly ill. Common things we see are extreme parasite loads, malnutrition, anorexia, prolapsed uteruses, eye infections and missing orbs, torn and deformed ears, bites, missing limbs, hernias, splayed feet, collars grown into and embedded in flesh, and hideous dental infections Obviously, this leads to very high veterinary bills for our group.
New Lives Only after most medical and some mental issues are rectified, do we attempt to place a dog in an adoptive home. Depending on the degree of mental and/or physical damage, this can take anywhere from a few days to years. Some dogs come to us well-socialized while others have never had human contact and are essentially feral. We are very selective when choosing adoptive families for our dogs due to enormous time, financial and emotional investments on the part of our volunteers and supporters. We make absolutely certain that these animals never see another day of mistreatment in their lives.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is very strict. We require an excellent veterinary reference, several interviews and a home visit. We do not ship dogs via air. We require that all of our dogs be microchipped and we do require a signed contract.

1 Fill out an adoption Application

2 Review of your application
Someone from the A Tail To Tell Applications Committee will review your application to determine if it should be escalated to the next step. Since our goal is to find a safe and happy forever home for every dog, we appreciate your understanding should you be eliminated as an adoption candidate.

3 Veterinary Reference Check
A volunteer at A Tail To Tell will verify your veterinarian as listed on your application to ensure that your current pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered (we will not place one of our dogs in a home where there is another intact animal). If you do not have a pet, we will verify that the vet you have selected exists.

4 Phone or Email Interview
A volunteer will contact you directly to conduct a phone interview consisting of questions about you, your family, your home and other scenarios to determine a suitable match, if any, for your home. This typically occurs within a two to three week period of time but can happen sooner or later.

5 Home Visit
The final step of the approval process is a home visit. A home visit is when a volunteer comes to your home to determine if it is safe and acceptable for a small dog. Home visits will be set up by A Tail To Tell. A Tail To Tell will attempt to find a volunteer to conduct the home visit. This could take days or weeks. Please be patient with us. We are all volunteers.

6 Adopt
Once you have completed and passed the home visit, you are ready to adopt one of our dogs.