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Age: 8 months on 9/25/16
Breed: Dachshund mix
Weight: 11 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, would prefer a canine buddy!
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: TBD
House trained: TBD
Crate trained: TBD
Energy level: Puppy!
History: From a shelter in Kentucky
Adoption Fee: $350
From the Foster:
Trixie is a sweet, dainty, adorable little girl. She arrived in her foster home very shy and fearful of people. She was shy and easily startled by everything and everyone. She tended to stay in the bedroom on the bed with her toys and blankets, her "safe spot." She was afraid of being on a leash outside and didn't really know what to do, other than potty. She would try to bolt at the mere sight or sound of another person, even if they were at a distance.
This all changed the day she saw a neighbor outside with a dog! Trixie immediately ran over to meet the dog (a mini doxie) and began playing and running around, even seeking attention from the other dog's owner! Clearly she was comfortable and happy to be in the presence of another canine. I began taking her to the dog park and she absolutely loves it! She runs free, plays fetch, and loves a good game of chase with her doggie pals. Her tail is always wagging with excitement and she enjoys the attention from the humans! Physically, she is usually the smallest dog at the park, but she doesn't know that! She loves to play with the Rottie's, Pittie's, Labbie's and every sized dog in between.
As she continues to settle in her foster home, she is making progress with a predictable, daily routine. She is about 90% potty trained and needs to go out to do her business every 3-4 hours during the day, after meals, right before bedtime, and first thing in the morning. She doesn't give cues when she needs to go out, and sees potty pads as fun things to shred!
Trixie is all puppy cuteness and her personality is starting to emerge. Doxie lovers will appreciate her silly antics, fondness of squeaky toys, and doxie kisses! She is young and full of spunk and is coming out of her shell and enjoying the puppyhood she never had. She does some play biting, chewing, and tends to put everything in her mouth! Her unusually lanky limbs allow her the ability to jump and climb a little higher than your average doxie so extra puppy-proofing and supervision around the house is needed. She does not like her crate at all.
Trixie's ideal adopter will be someone who is relatively experienced, committed to providing training and ongoing socialization. Patience with potty training and positive, appropriate behavioral correction skills. A secured fenced yard would be ideal, but not required. Having another canine buddy in the home for Trixie would be fantastic and preferable, as she adores dogs and is happiest when she is around them. She has not yet met any cats. She is not a barker, so a home with shared walls shouldn't be a problem.
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