Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Dachshund (medium coat)
Weight: 15.4 lbs
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/25/2019
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Marty was surrendered to a local shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Marty is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. He has had a dental polishing. Marty arrived in rescue a medical mess, almost completely bald. A skin scrape on 3/15/21 tested negative (thankfully) for demodectic mange, but we know this boy has had demodex. Marty was immediately placed on Nexgard, Nizoral (1/4 tab daily) and Simplicef for 20 days. His body and his skin responded beautifully and hair began to grow! On 5/5/21 our vet conducted a deep skin scrape. Again Marty tested negative for demodectic mange. Marty does have chronic inflammatory skin issues. He is currently on Apoquel and Nizorala and receiving medicated baths twice a week. He is also on a hypoallergenic food.
What kind of home would be best for me: Quite simply, Marty is a bit of a medical mess that is going to require long-term commitment. As described above, he has chronic skin issues resulting in hair loss. He requires twice a week medicated baths and daily medicine. He eats a special, hypoallergenic diet. If you aren't prepared for this type of ongoing medical care, please do not apply for Marty. Medical issues aside, Marty is all dachshund. He is loving, loyal and stubborn at times. He gets along well with other small dogs and with cats. We have not tested him with children. Marty needs low impact exercise and a commitment to keeping weight off his little body to avoid back problems in the future (which are common in the breed).
What is my personality like: Marty is a amazing special boy who doesn’t let his skin define him or bring him down. He knows his worth so he isn’t big on sharing his space or sharing his love time. He is a cuddle bug and will lay in your arms for hours if you let him. But like anyone else he will get moody mostly when he's tired. This is typical dachshund behavior. He will let you still continue to handle him as long as it’s gentle and soft.
Marty absolutely love anything fuzzy that he curl up in whether that be in your bed or his own he will be content. There is nothing ordinary about this sweet boy and anyone can see that in the first 5 min of spending with him. Marty is looking for a home that has anyone to love. He loves other dogs and enjoys playing with them. Especially puppies. He is weary of larger dogs, but is okay with them after some time with them. Marty does okay on a leash, but after he is bonded to you he won’t go too far.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Marty's estimated birthday is 2/25/2019
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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