Elijah - Adopted!

Name(s): Elijah
Age: 7 years old (January 24, 2010)
Size (weight): 12 lbs.
Coat & colour: Short hair, black and tan
Temperament: Good – needs time to settle in with a new family.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Unknown
Needs another Dog: Yes
Needs to be an only Dog: No
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: Possibly
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee? $300

And now a few words from me:

Hi! My name is Elijah and I am 12 lbs. of handsome and cute all rolled into one! I was surrendered by my family because their baby was allergic to me. I love my foster family, and they want to ensure I get the best possible forever family. I am a bit unsure of new surroundings and take a few days to adjust to new routines, but once I get the hang of it (and I’m a quick learner!) I’m good to go. I love squeaky toys and especially love getting the squeaker out right away. I also love balls, especially the one my foster fur sister has. I’ll follow her anywhere just to get that ball. I didn’t know it when I got here, but I love to walk in the snow. I can go for miles as long as I have my coat on and it’s not too cold. Also, I am a typical dachshund when it comes to eating… I love my food! My foster mom said that her two-second rule for anything that falls on the floor has now become a “nano-second” rule since I arrived… I am THAT fast!

And now a few words from my foster family:
We love Elijah! He was a little nervous and unsure of himself when he came to us. Although he bonded quickly to his people, he took a whole week to warm up to our female dachshund. He finally decided to accept her pleading to play with him, and it has been fun times ever since! In the past, Elijah was taught some very polite “table” manners and is the perfect gentleman waiting for his meal. He does eat quickly though! Elijah has shown some resource guarding (with his squeaky toys) and doesn’t like to have his personal space invaded if he doesn’t know you. He has made a huge improvement since being here, but his adoptive family will have to continue to maintain rules and boundaries for him, thus gaining his trust. Once trust has been established, this little fellow will be a friend for life. Every night he very happily sleeps in his crate, and I would recommend that this continue for Elijah. He is the most adorable little guy and is always willing to please, listens and understands very well… but like most dachshunds, he can suffer from either short-term memory loss or be just plain stubborn. J