Gilmour - 3yrs, Male, Smooth

Name(s): Gilmour
Age: 3 years
Size: 21 lbs- needs to gain several pounds
Coat: short hair, chestnut
Temperament: Sweet, a bit shy meeting new people and can be snippy
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Needs to learn to leave them alone
Good with Kids: Older respectful children.
Special Needs: Underweight – likely has some frost bite on the ends of his ears that needs to heal.
House trained: On a schedule
Suitable for an Apartment: Has a big deep bark but also a very high bark.
Origin: Stray to a shelter
Adoption Fee: $400

Hi, I’m Gilmour. That’s me in the photo there, and yes, I AM that handsome. I’m lean, long and muscular, with silky short chestnut hair. In fact, I’m so long, when I stretch upwards I can reach the edge of the kitchen counter! That’s really something for a dachshund. Although I’m 21 lbs now, the vet says that I actually need to gain a couple of pounds – maybe that’s why I get a bit chilly and like to wear my coat most of the time. I can’t wait for summer!

My background is unknown, which is to say that I was a stray. Some nice folks found me and took me to a shelter, but the noise and confusion scared me, so the shelter called CDR, and they stepped in to help me find a forever home. Things have been going pretty well. My foster mom says that I am sweet and smart. What else do you need to know other than that? Ok, let me elaborate.

I love other dogs and greet them appropriately, and have been playing with the resident dachshund and Jack Russell Terrier mix. However, I’m not always sure about people, and while I greet some people appropriately, I can also be shy and a bit nippy at first (although a treat certainly helps). I’m starting to play with my foster mom and will roll over for a belly rub. Don’t tell the other dogs but I liked the nice vet I met and was giving her kisses when she was on my level. She gave me a treat and I let her look in my mouth and examine me. When it comes to cats, my foster mom says that I need to learn to leave them alone, instead of chasing them. Sheesh… I’m a dachshund… what can I say?

Did I mention that my foster mom thinks I’m smart? I figured out the doggy stairs right away, and I know “sit” and “stay”, and I’m learning “shake a paw”. I sleep in my crate while foster mom is out. Although I will sleep in my crate at night, I’d rather be on the big bed right beside you… sometimes under the covers and sometimes on top of them. I love toys and will bring a ball back to you. Oh, and I have a big, deep bark, so an apartment isn’t suitable for me. On warmer days, I’ve enjoyed running around in my foster mom’s big backyard and patrolling the fence while strangers pass by. I should also add that I’m housetrained when on a schedule.

In my ideal home, I’d like to have another canine buddy. Children need to be older and respectful of my space. My foster mom says that I need an experienced owner who is going to teach me the rules so that I can gain confidence and reach my full potential. Could that be with you?