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My name is Helen Dapple Dash!

Dachshund Dog for adption in St. Louis, Missouri - Helen Dapple Dash
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Facts about Helen Dapple Dash

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Helen Dapple Dash's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Helen Dapple Dash's Story...
Helen Dapple Dash
Dachshund
Adult Female Small

Approximate Birthdate: 1/1/09
Weight: 15 pounds
Adoption fee: $175

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Look who is looking for you!

Helen is a gorgeous red long-haired Dappled Dachshund. Purebred, her microchip goes back to a breeder but there is no need to return her. This lovely, gentle blue eyed girl is “hard of seeing”. Light and dark, movement - as scent is a dog’s way of navigating the world, Helen does very well. Her special need: a calm Dachshund loving home and a fenced yard. Blind dogs will run, play, go for walks, use a dog door, ride in the car, have favorite toys, cuddle, love and occasional walk into an unexpected object.

Here is what her foster mom has to say: Helen is the sweetest, most loving girl. She gets along with everyone - cats, dogs, kids. She wants nothing more than to sit in your lap or lean against you. She would do best in a quieter home where she would get all the attention. She does not play, but gets so excited when she hears my voice and wags her tail so hard, her whole back end wiggles. She is pretty much housebroken, but will not ask to go out - you must take her out. She will not wander off, she has just now started sniffing around the perimeter of our backyard (which is fenced). When I put her in the front yard, she will just stand there and not move at all. She does not walk on a leash at all - no matter how hard I have tried.

Helen is eager to please and always comes when called. It only took a couple days in our house for her to learn her way around. She goes up and down stairs easily. I have heard her bark one time (and my dogs bark at every sound they hear) and never seen her get annoyed or impatient with any of the activity in our home. She mostly lies on a big dog pillow upstairs beside our bed. I do not crate her - she has the run of the house when we are gone - but do not believe she moves from the pillow. Very easy-going and a very loving companion, Helen does great in the car too. She just curls up beside me and sleeps.

I imagine that Helen’s brief time as breeder’s mom produce visually impaired pups and she was given away. She was found wandering alone a highway in Ava MO. She is very forgiving and holds no ill will for finding herself in such a situation.

Helen has been spay/neutered, all vaccines current. To adopt , go to our website - Takeafriendhome.org - and click on the link to the application or call 573-889-9691. You can email us at dogs@takeafriendhome.org.

Information on delivery options is below. “About the breed” is at the bottom of the page.

Adoption Fees and Payment Plans: We take credit cards and payments. As with all of our adoptions, we know it is hard to get married on a blind date... even to a wonderful pup. We will take our dog back during the first month and refund your adoption fee less $50. To hold a pup, we ask for a $50 non-refundable deposit.

Delivery and shipping: Dogs can be picked up in the St. Louis area every weekend. For other locations, we will attempt to arrange delivery. In special sitautions, we will ship dogs by are via an excellent shipping service. Airfare for pups and small dogs is $250 – crate and pre-fight exam included.

About the breed: A lively and sweet natured creature, the Dachshund is a dog that makes a loyal and devoted pet for the right owner. Well suited to both inexperienced and experienced dog owners, they are adaptable, intelligent, and sociable. The Dachshund is not the right choice for those with little time to dedicate to a pet, as they do need love, attention, and companionship. Training should not prove too much of a challenge, as the Dachshund is quick to learn, eager to please, and responsive. However, he can have a very possessive streak when it comes to his belongings and food. The Dachshund has a great sense of humor, and can be a very entertaining and cheerful pet to have around. The sharp bark of these dogs makes them effective watchdogs. He tends to get along well with older, gentler kids. The Dachshund loves to be around other Dachsies, and with early socialization should get along fine with other pets. justdogbreeds.com

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Helen Dapple Dash, a St. Louis Dachshund dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dachshund for sale in St. Louis, or seeking a Dachshund dog from a breeder in St. Louis.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis paves the way for another one to be saved.