Ruff Ruff! My name is Princess
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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Rescue Group: Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc. - North
|Breed:||Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With Tan||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
A few months ago, we got a pleading email from a shelter worker about a “project” dog they were hoping would get a chance to be rescued. Wee seven pound Princess was going to be a project because it did not appear she had been well treated in her past. As a result, she was terrified of letting people near her and she snapped at hands in an effort to make them go away.
Princess’s original owners did not speak much English but they did convey to the shelter that this tiny little thing had been kept as an outside only dog and had lived with young children age 7 and up. Based on Princesses behavior, the shelter suspected that the children had been very mean to her. The shelter tried working with Princess and they saw glimmers of hope but it clearly was going to be a slow process.
When we got Princess, we found evidence that supported the shelter’s suspicion that she had suffered serious mishandling at the hands of her family’s children. This poor girl not only was skin and bones due to a lack of food and water, but we found her tail had been broken multiple times!
What was surprising was how fast Princess improved in foster care. She quickly learned she was safe and has become quite the cuddler. She is now extremely sweet and loving and enjoys being next to her person and having her tummy rubbed. Princess has also learned to play with the doxies in her foster home.
Although Princess is tiny, she has a bit of doxie attitude with cats. If one runs, she will give chase but quickly toes the line as soon as the cat gives her a whack. (She is far smaller than most cats so she is smart enough to not take one on).
Because of Princess’s past negative experience with children, she remains terrified of them. She needs an adults only home or kids who are at least teenagers.
Princess is now spayed, micro chipped and current on her vaccinations.
If you are interested in Princess, please fill out an adoption application at www.scdr.org and email Althea at email@example.com
The tax deductible donation for Princess is $150.