Name: Baubles (female)
Age: 6 years old
Size: 9lbs (but foster mom is trying to beef me up)
Coat: Red long hair
Temperament: Sweet, gentle, cuddly – a little timid but gaining confidence every day
Good with Dogs: Yes.
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Older
Special Needs: Needs another doggy companion
Housetrained: Work In progress.
Suitable for Apartment: Maybe, as long as she is not left alone for long.
Origin: Breeder Surrender
Adoption Fee: $300
And now a few words from me:
Hello, my name is Baubles. I am a beautiful, svelte little six-year-old dachshund girl, looking for my furever family where I will be loved, adored, cuddled, played with and cherished! My foster mom says I should have been called Princess! I can’t help it if I like a tummy rub… who doesn’t? Foster mom also says I have the softest coat, which is just perfect for stroking.
I have recently left my former life as a breeding dog and I am enjoying getting to know what being a member of a family is all about. I am a little shy around new people, sights and sounds but given time I soon settle into new environments. Who knew the world was so full of soft blankets, pillows, toys and people who want to love me.
My favorite place in the world is in your arms (or eating). I tend to ignore all the dog beds in the house – I would much rather sit on your lap and snuggle. Foster mom says I have become quite demanding when it comes to cuddles: I have recently started barking at her when I want some attention but foster mom hopes I’ll grow out of this with a bit of time and gentle boundaries.
I have adapted really well to living in a house. I am not quite housetrained but I’m definitely getting the hang of going outside with my foster brothers. Initially, I just wanted to stay by foster mom’s side and wasn’t interested in doing my business until I was fit to burst. Now thankfully, I will wander around and have a bit of a sniff on my own. Foster mom keeps a puppy pad by the back door and I do occasionally use it if I have an emergency. I’ve never messed in my crate or on the carpets.
At night I sleep in my crate – although I confess, I would much rather sleep in your big bed, if you’ll have me. I love my foster mom so much that some times I’ll howl if she walks out of my sight. Foster mom is hoping this is just part of adapting to the big new world and will pass as I grow more confident.
My foster family has two boy Dachshunds who are complete bruisers, but I’m not afraid of them… in fact, I think I might be a little in love with my surrogate brothers. They protect me and make me feel safe; they even let me steal their toys (which I love!) and will come to me if I am nervous. I tend to take a lot of my cues from the boys – if they are happy walking on a leash then I’ll give it a try too. Having never been apart of a family, there are lots of things I’ve never done before.
I’ve met a few children and have quite enjoyed gentle strokes from them but I’ve never really been around kids before though so older, respectful kiddos are preferred. Loud noises do tend to startle me but I will generally come back and investigate, especially if there’s snack on hand to distract me.
I’ve never met a cat before but I’m not much of a chaser. With gentle introduction I might be able to make friends with them. When we’re out in the big world, I don’t really pay much attention to anything other than my foster family unless it’s really loud.
Because I’ve started howling and barking when left alone, foster mom isn’t sure I’d do very well in an apartment and especially not if I was going to be an only dog. I don’t really like being left alone at all, so I would suit someone who was home for most of the day.
I’m really looking forward to finding my furever home. I have a lot of love to give… are you my new family?