About Me

Name: Patches - In Foster in Rocky Mount, NC
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Dachshund (long coat)
Weight: 15 lbs
Height: in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/15/2012
Fence Needed: No
Location: Foster Home in Rocky Mount, NC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 4/15/2019

Reason for being in rescue: Surrendered by owners who could no longer care for him

Special Needs: none noted.

What kind of home would be best for me: Patches is looking for a home with an experienced dachshund owner. He needs a family that is patient and calm, and that will give Patches time to warm up. 

What is my personality like: Patches is the quintessential curious boy. He is independent but loving. Loving on his terms. Always up for an adventure! Patches has struggled a bit with losing his home and adjusting to life around the rescue. It is clear he has been a family pet and eager to get back to that lifestyle.

Put Patches on a leash and his true personality comes out. He will pull a bit at first, but once he calms down he is ready for an adventure. Patches loves to go for walks, he hops through the taller grass like a bunny! He is funny about being picked up, If he knows you he is fine but with someone he doesn't know you can tell he is nervous. He does not care much for sitting in your lap but he does like to get behind your back and lie down.

Patches is a little sneaky. Leave a bag of treats within his distance and you will catch him carrying around a cat treat bag in his mouth. He does not know any basic commands and prefers the soft treats over the crunchy kind. He does get your fingers when taking the treat but still tries to take it gently. Patches could care less about the toys, he just wanted to smell everything in sight.

We believe that in a home environment Patches will be a more affectionate boy. Rescue life is full of dogs and smells and experiences that are all new. Patches is ready for a quieter existence.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Cautious, but warms up quickly

Tips and Tidbits: Patches lost his home through no fault of his own. His owners experienced health challenges that prevented him from caring for him the way he deserves. He is eager for his forever family!

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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