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Small  |  Female

Jacksonville, FL


My name is Shorty. I’m a miniature dachshund with short red hair & frosty face. The humans think I’m around 14 years old. I recently had a dental cleaning, spay & heart worm check that was negative so I’m all vetted and ready for a forever home of my very own! I’m a very loving little girl, but I do tend to prefer men. I’m a little hand shy so I will cower when you first go to give me attention, but when I knows that I won’t be hurt, I will relax and let you love me.
I love to go for long walks and rides in the car. I sleep in the human bed every night, snuggled under the blankets, just as close to my foster dad as I can get. I do have accidents once in a while, so my foster parents try to encourage me to go out every couple of hours. Please be patient with me as I learn. I’ve only been with my foster parents a couple weeks and they say I’m adjusting a little more each day. I’ve learned to bark when the other dogs bark. I am protective of my food so I get a little snappy if the other dogs get close to my food. I’m a little possessive of the humans too. My foster mom says I’m a little sassy but she also says they have no idea what kind of life I had before that might be the cause for my behaviors. My foster parents give her lots of love, attention and belly rubs that I love so much. My foster mom says I might have a little cat in me since one of my favorite places to nap during the day is on the back of the sofa.
I love my foster parents but I dream of a day I can have a forever home of my own! If you would like to make me a permanent part of your family please fill out an application with my name on it. I’ll be here waiting!! Or if you have any questions regarding Shorty you can email

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If you know that I am your forever dog please fill out an online application at and put my name on it.
If you can not adopt me but would like to help DARE pay for my care while I am in their care please send check or money order made payable to DARE to:
4495-304 Roosevelt Blvd.
PMB 179
Jacksonville, FL 32210
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Even if you do not see a dog that matches what you're looking for, you may fill out a no obligation application and we will work to find a match for you. We receive dogs into foster care almost daily, so it is impossible to have every available or soon-to-be-available dog on the website.

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