found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
My name is Courtney!
Facts about Courtney
- Breed: Dachshund
- Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
- Age: Young
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Four year old, nine pound, Courtney was brought into a local shelter after being hit by a car. The shelter did not have the diagnostic equipment to evaluate her, so with a tentative diagnosis of a fractured pelvis, they merely gave Courtney pain meds and hoped her owner would show up or a rescue group would come forward.
We pulled Courtney the day her stray hold was up and immediately got x-rays on her to determine the extent of her injuries. She didn’t have a fractured pelvis, she had a DOUBLE fractured pelvis! She needed two difficult surgeries. Her first surgery lasted 6 hours as the vet tried to eliminate the bone fragments and correctly align her pelvis. This alignment required one permanent plate. Her second surgery lasted three hours and required a second plate.
Courtney’s recovery has been remarkable. She shows no sign of ever having been injured. We even got her post –surgery chiropractic treatment to properly align her spine and pelvis so she would have a normal gait. She now shows no sign of ever having been injured. (To see for yourself, check out her utube video Look at her running at the end!)
This petite little girl is absolutely adorable! She’s got “all the right moves”. She is energetic, fun and a cuddle bug. She is presently in a foster home with 5 other Corgis, a Corgi mix, and another handsome Dachshund and she gets along well with everyone. She especially loves to tussle and play with “Sammie” the Dachshund and “Huntley” the Brittany-Bassett. Courtney does very well with the resident cats too. (A cat-safe dachshund is truly a rarity and a treasure.)
Courtney adores being held in your arms, snuggled on your lap, or curled up in bed with you. She does very well at being crated and travels crated in a car too. She really enjoys walks. She does very well on a leash and walking with the dog crew. She will bark sometimes at people passing by, but more like “hey I’m out for a walk and aren’t I cool?” She can be a little reserved with strangers but warms up very quickly with treats.
Courtney is housebroken, and presently, she does have access to a dog door which helps allow her freedom to practice her good potty skills. Any new family would need to understand a refresher course may be in order.
Courtney new home should have all the standard dachshund precautions. No stairs unless ramped, no jumping off furniture and she should be kept at a healthy weight.
If you are interested in Courtney, please fill out an adoption application at www.scdr.org.
The tax deductible donation for Courtney is $225