About Me

Name: Bruiser
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Dachshund / Terrier / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: est 10 lbs
Height: est 9" at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 4/1/2014
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$ 249.00

My Story

Date into Rescue: 10/24/2018

Reason for being in rescue: Owner release to shelter and pulled by CPR

Special Needs: none noted

What kind of home would be best for me: Bruiser needs a calm, female only/possibly one owner home with no children.  He lost his best friend, a young woman, and he would love to find her again.  He would do well with another dog in the home. He has used to having a buddy.  Here he can be intimidated by large dog but he raised a german shepherd/lab mix and they were the best of buddies.  

What is my personality like: Bruiser is a sweet boy who is a little cautious at first but warms up quickly if he decides to like you. He can be protective of his person, and nip at heels to anyone he perceives as a threat to said human. He will follow you, lay patiently at your side, and occasionally enjoy a lap to be petted. He is clean in a crate, quiet unless he's alerting to someone pulling up, and enjoys being held. He will walk on a leash without being too stubborn, but could use a little work (he can get distracted). 

How do I act when I first meet new people: Cautious when first meeting.  Bruiser does not like change.  He likes his world ordered and routine.  He had a major upheaval in the summer of 18 and he says that is enough change for him.  We are trying to acclimate Bruiser to our adoption center.  He is not going to show well at first.  His perfect owner will be able to understand his quirks and want to work with them.

Tips and Tidbits: When Bruiser loves you he gives you his whole heart. We've been in contact with the previous owner and his story is a sad but familiar one.  Bruiser was born to a dachshund/chihuahua mom (a chi-weenie) and a terrier mix dad the family was keeping.  He was born on April fools day 2014.  Bruiser loved his family very much and especially his owner but in the summer of 18, her life changed and she had to move.  The young daughter in the home was also changing her life and entering college.  Everyone left and Bruiser moved in with an older relative.  Alone and lonely, he did not take well to the transition and that is when the behavior problems started.  Until then he had been a happy boy, a great bed buddy and an all around good dog.  We think, in the right home and with the right people, he can be that again.

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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