(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Spayed or Neutered,
GalileoChiweenie10 (ish)9 poundsFostered in Raleigh
Short version: Good with dogs, cats, kids over 6, mostly housetrained, crate trained, loves toys, silly, apartment friendlyWhen Galileo first arrived in his foster home, he was puzzled by his new foster brother showing his belly. And it made us sad to realize that this sweet boy had out on one of best parts of being a doggie – belly rubs. But Galileo is a smart cookie. And within days, he started imitating his foster brother and asking for belly rubs. And now he’s a bit addicted to his new trick – he stops, drops and rolls whenever he thinks there is even a remote chance of getting love.
Galileo landed in shelter as a stray in pretty rough shape – he was so skinny that his ribs were showing, and he was missing a lot of his fur. He was shy and a bit reserved – not knowing how to play or get attention. But over the past few weeks, this boy has blossomed. He’s gaining weight. His hair is growing back. And we realized that he has the best personality.
He’s sweet as pie – loves to snuggle. He quickly attaches to his people. And really just wants to be loved. Not to mention, he’s got the world’s best ears. He likes to act out the story Goldilocks every night by testing out all the dog beds and likes to make sure that each one gets used for his many naps throughout the day.
If he thinks he’s not getting enough attention, he will tap on your leg until he gets spoiled with love, pets, and of course belly rubs. Feeling lonely? He’s your main man – giving you snuggles, cuddles, and kisses till you are happy again. But he’s not a creepy stalker dachshund that has no sense of personal space. He will entertain himself with his toys until he eventually turns them into mountains of fluff and kills the squeaker. Did we mention he LOVES toys, especially his stuffed carrots.
Galileo has vision due to cataracts, but he can see some and it doesn’t stop him from living life to the fullest. But he can’t do stairs and needs a family who will carry and keep stairs blocked off with a gate.. And he loves to be outside either to sniff around to smell all the smell or go on a short walk – he does great on a leash. And don’t let this senior fool you – if he gets a chance he’s bolting for the great outdoors – his second favorite place beside your lap – so his new family will need to be vigilant with doors.
He's mostly housetrained when kept on a schedule and a good routine. And he obviously hasn’t read the dachshund handbook yet because he will actually do his business in the rain. Galileo loves to go on car rides and adventures. He’s crate trained and actually a quiet chiweenie, which we didn’t think existed in the wild, meaning he’s apartment friendly. We’ve actually only heard him bark twice. Galileo would be fine as only dog, with a pack or with a home with cats. He would do great in a family with kids over 6 and would be fine with visiting younger kids or grandkids.
Gaileo is UTD, neutered, had a dental, and hw negative. He has a Grade 5 heart murmur, but the chest X-ray indicated that his heart is not clinically enlarged and does not yet need heart medication. However, his family should be prepared that he may need heart meds in the near future. He also does not see great, but he can see, due to cataracts. His new family will need to travel to Raleigh to adopt him – no transports. We prefer to adopt within 4 hours of Greensboro or Raleigh. To get the process started of bringing this dude with the most awesome ears home, visit www.doxiebyproxy.org/application
Everyone who meets Galileo – from the shelter staff to the transporter to the vet staff to his foster family, falls head over heels – he’s just a great dog. And we can’t wait to find him a five star forever home where he can live his retirement years just as deserves – as a spoiled rotten dachshund with all the toys and belly rubs his heart desires.