(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Needs experienced adopter,
Spayed or Neutered,
WE KNOW - WE KNOW. Putt Putt is young and cute and looks like a dream come true, but help us to help you by hitting your personal pause button on this one, and just read all of this before inquiring about him.
This young sprite is a handful, not everyone's cup of tea, needs a very patient and experienced home, and for now we would prefer candidates with ABSOLUTELY NO CHILDREN! So again, please read thoroughly.
Putt Putt is a 3 year old, strikingly handsome dachshund. He's got all the classic markings and physique. But poor Putt Putt...due to no fault of his own, he doesn't have much confidence and that comes out in a really bad way when he gets scared.
This little guy will bite when he is afraid. It's his unfortunate go-to reaction right now, but we are working on that, and you'll have to be able to do this as well. This is why we say he needs an experienced home. Once he gets past this phase, he absolutely loves his people - adores them actually ... that is the people HE TRUSTS.
He needs that calm confidence and leadership to help him get there. He adores his ball and is a great cuddle-bug for his foster parents, now that he has begun to trust them.
He is also starting to listen to his foster parents when they have a visitor over, so he's figuring out how to cool his jets thru their calm leadership and guidance. (See, we keep circling back to trust.) He still hates the vet and requires a muzzle for his medical attention.
We think he'd be great in a home that has a fenced yard for him and a lifestyle where he can be included in the fun. He's great with other doggos and would be a great companion to another dog that can show him the ropes, though he'd be fine as an only dog too.
Regarding children, he actually does very well with the smaller children. It's the active household with lots of friends & guests coming & going that will upset him. In fact, it's any busy household structure, not just one with teens. He's a dog who likes his routine and his quiet space. Adopter must understand that any introductions with new people need to be managed, monitored and go slow.
This is what his foster home has to say....."After about 2 days in a new home, Putt Putt will be a wonderful & charming member of the family. He will simply need time to adjust, and learn he can trust his new people.
He adores snuggling and lap time, and is so very loving. He is a lot of fun, and loves to play tug and fetch.
Older children who will respect his space will find him to be a loyal and loving companion, but we would not recommend him to very young toddlers or a busy teenage home. He does seem to have a strong prey drive and even wants to chase the koi in our pond!
He will need to get acclimated to visitors in a home, because he is protective of his people. Putt Putt is crate trained and housetrained. He just needs an experienced owner who will be patient with him while he acclimates."
We are here to mentor you on how to care for a dog like Putt Putt, one that will return the effort ten-fold and become the companion of a lifetime for a lucky someone. Is it you? Let's work together.
If you are interested in adopting Putt Putt, you can fill out an application right on our website! Go to our online adoption application. Putt Putt's adoption fee is $450. All adoption fees go directly to veterinary care for DREAM dachshunds. Putt Putt will go to his / her new home microchipped, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, up to date on vaccinations, and with all other medical needs addressed. Almost every dog's veterinary expenses exceed our adoption fees.
DREAM is an all-volunteer rescue group. We focus on the metro Atlanta area and can assist throughout the state of Georgia. Since our rescue is entirely run and staffed by volunteers, our ability to travel long distances for adoptions is somewhat limited. We focus on Georgia, but if you are in a neighboring state, we might be able to work something out - we'll expect you to do your part. DREAM does not recommend purebred dachshunds for families with children under 5, or families planning to have children during the dog's lifetime. Dachshunds are often not patient with little kids, and kids can accidentally hurt a doxie's back.
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