Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Dachshund / Terrier / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/13/2021
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Foster Home in Rocky Mount, NC
Reason for being in rescue: Gwennie was pulled from a NC shelter
Special Needs: Gwennie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative.
What kind of home would be best for me: Gwennie is a young girl with no life experiences. She is not for first time dog owners and not for owners that are looking for a dog that will give them their heart immediately. Trust must be earned with Gwennie. Our ideal home for her is with experienced rescuers, ideally experienced with under-socialized dogs. Gwennie requires another dog in the home. She is happiest in a pack. She requires a yard as she is not leash trained and needs the freedom to explore. She is not suited for a home with young children or lots of traffic.
What is my personality like: We wish that Gwennie could talk and tell us what the first year of her life was like. We know it must not have involved a lot of human interaction or touch. Gwennie is very curious about people but generally is timid and afraid of new people and new experiences.
Gwennie has lived in foster since March 2022. In her foster home we have found that she absolutely loves other small dogs and relies on them for play and for modeling behavior. She is comfortable with routine and fits easily into a pack. She is fairly independent.
Everything is new for Gwennie. You will teach her to ride in a car, walk on a leash and generally how to be a beloved companion. It will take weeks if not months to earn her trust. She will be afraid of you at first, but with patience and consistency and love she will know you and give you her heart.
Gwennie is a project. She is young and has so much potential and love to share with the family that gives her a chance!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Very shy and timid
Tips and Tidbits: Gwennie is estimated at 18 months old. We celebrate her birthday as 2/13/2021.
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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