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My name is Nia!
Facts about Nia
- Breed: Dachshund Mix
- Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
- Age: Puppy
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
We got an email from a shelter with a picture of a lovely black & tan dachshund and her pup and this note “These beautiful female Dachshunds were owner surrenders. Reason for surrender - too many dogs. The mom Ava, is shy, but sweet. Her baby, Nia is very frightened and stays curled up in one place. We believe Ava was a breeding dog and the pup may have been abused. Neither snap or try to bite. They will need a lot of TLC and deserve it.”
Nia was exactly as the shelter described. She was frightened and would stay in her crate. At first we gave her lots of space thinking that as she saw how her mom was not afraid and that the other dogs were friendly, she would relax and become a normal puppy. However, after a week with little improvement, we changed our tactic. We have found that forcing interaction on Nia actually makes her more comfortable. She now even runs up for petting with the other dogs and she loves to cuddle in the big bed. However, the chaos of her very crowded foster home is still a little much for Nia.
Nia would benefit from a home that has a calm, confident canine brother. She also needs a home that will work on intense socialization for Nia. She needs to go everywhere and see everything. She’s young and these next few months will be critical for her. Her foster mom has too many dogs to be able to give Nia the focus she needs. (The other foster dogs are desperate for attention so Nia can’t have it all.)
Nia might be all dachshund or she might have a bit of min pin as she has very delicate features.
Nia is spayed, micro chipped and current on her vaccinations.
If you are interested in Nia, please fill out the online adoption application at www.scdr.org
The tax deductible donation for Nia is $300