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Age: 1 Year (est. as of 4/20/16) Weight: 16-18 lbs. This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.
This handsome little guy is Loki!
Loki appears to be a dachshund mix about a year old. He and his buddy Thor were surrendered to a local southern shelter with seven other dogs and judging by their extreme shyness and nervousness around people, have had very little human interaction in their lives. With patience and enough time to settle in and relax they do begin to warm up. They are learning slowly in their foster home that people aren't going to hurt them - that interaction with humans is a positive thing. Their foster is able to pick them up and carry them around, and Thor is now actively seeking out attention though he still occasionally hides. Their socialization will take time, but Loki and Thor have a lot of love to give and with patience they will each blossom in his new fur-ever home! Both dogs love to wrestle and play with other dogs and with toys - we don't know how they are with kitties. They are most likely too shy and skittish at this point to be in a home with children. Thor is a chewer - box springs, harnesses - if it can be chewed, Thor will chew it. He will need some indestructible chew toys to keep him busy. A securely fenced yard is a must. Both dogs are house trained and crate trained. Both are used to being crated at night and when their foster mom is not home. Thor is now leash trained, Loki isn't. Currently their foster is leaving a leash attached at all times and this is a good idea for awhile in their new home as well. They should also be afforded several "hiding spots" in the home: Thor prefers closets and under the bed; Loki's more into crates. An obedience class is strongly recommended for adopter and dog bonding, and for the opportunity it gives for confidence building and socialization for the dog.
Though Loki and Thor could be adopted as a pair, they would most likely benefit from being adopted separately, and would do best with another well-adjusted dog in the adopter's home from which to learn social skills. It is also recommended that the adopter have experience with extremely shy/timid dogs. Both these boys are smart and with lots of time and patience, either one of them will make someone a wonderful buddy! If you've been looking for just such a buddy as Loki, fill out an application today and prepare to be amazed as he transforms into your special little guy!
Adoption Fee: $370
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/
**Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.