Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Dachshund / Chihuahua (short coat)
Weight: 7 lb est should be under 10 when full grown
Height: 6 in now - should be under 9 inches at the shoulder when full grown
Estimated Birthdate: 3/18/2019
Fence Needed: No
Location: Foster home in Weaverville, NC
Reason for being in rescue: Henry and his friend Bitzy were found together as strays in South Carolina.
Special Needs: none noted
What kind of home would be best for me: Henry would love a single person or couple who are looking for a dog to warm their laps and make them laugh. He's gregarious, outgoing and happy and while he is getting along fine with other dogs, we find he is much more people oriented. He wants to be the center of attention and the one and only canine in your heart. There is one exception to this for Henry - and it is his BFF Bitzy. When the two are together, the world is their oyster. They play, share laps, share toys and share a crate together at night. They love each other. If you do not work and/or are home a lot, Henry would make a great only dog. If you work, then consider Henry with Bitzy as the pair will keep each other entertained while you are away.
Henry is small and going to stay small. We do not think a home with children under 15 years old would work for him. Henry is a quiet dog and could do well in an apartment or with someone who worked from home and needed a low barking dog.
What is my personality like: Friendly and affectionate after about 10 minutes. Henry was found as a stray in rural South Carolina so we have no clue what his first few months were like. He will cower when new people pick him up but once he gets to know you (and that does not take long) he's loving the love. Henry needs a home that will socialize him and take him to obedience classes to teach him all the basics about being a good dog. He is young and he is eager to learn.
How do I act when I first meet new people: A bit timid at first but warms up very quickly.
Tips and Tidbits: Estimated birthdate is March of 2019 so about 5 months old. Henry right now has one not so good habit. If he is sitting on your lap and another dog approaches, he will poke his nose out at the dog and say "that's my person, you go away." He does not ever do this to a person. Only to another dog.
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.
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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