Size (weight): 5.4 K
Coat & colour: Red
Temperament: Sweet, timid but friendly
Good with Dogs: yes – needs to be with another dog
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Unknown
Housetraining: Hates going out in this cold, but is very good on the puppy pad
Suitable for an Apartment: Yes
Origin: Owner surrender – loving home
Adoption Fee: $300
And now a few words from me:
Happy to meet you, I’m Daisy, a beautiful 7-year old red shorthaired dachshund. I’m generally a very quiet girl, but I will bark if someone comes to the door. I’m about 11 pounds and the vet says I’m in very good health and my bones are straight and strong. I’m a slender kind of gal and my legs are a little longer, but I’m still a mini at 9-1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. When my Mommy had to give me up, she let CDR know that I can be very nervous and can occasionally have a bit of a panic attack. When this happens I run away or try to curl up in a tiny ball. Otherwise, I’m a happy little girl and I’d love to find someone who likes to snuggle as much as I do!
And now a few words from my foster family:
Daisy is a sweet, sweet little girl. She is prone to be nervous and anxious, but often just holding her will help her settle. She was a social hit at a very, very busy doggie event with many people wanting to meet her. While she found it tiring and slept all the way home, she handled herself like a gracious host. She greeted everyone who wanted to meet her and handled being petted like a pro. At the event someone started beating a drum and that set her off. By holding her she regained her equilibrium and went on to enjoy the rest of the evening. She does not like to go out in the cold, but we have a treadmill here so we can stretch her legs and help her get her wiggles out and control her worries. We also changed her food to help her mood. I don’t know what she was really like in her former home, but we haven’t experienced any extreme behaviour – except the reaction to the drum. Having said that, while staying at another home overnight, she became overwhelmed and shredded a cardboard box. I suspect she would have a similar reaction to a thunder storm. Her perfect home would have one or two adults at home with her. Teens and older will help her anxiety as well. She will attach herself and make sure she keeps you company whatever you do. She has not barked excessively when I leave the house but she will whine (until my son comes up to keep her company). She is a lovely mature dog that will get excited and race around the house, which is so fun! Daisy will bring her new family much joy and companionship.