Homer - Adopted!

Name(s): Homer
Age: 2 years old
Size (weight): 16 lbs.
Coat & colour: Black/white/grey – double dapple
Temperament: Easygoing, energetic and friendly. Not at all phased by his impairments
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown, but likely
Good with Kids: Yes
Needs another Dog: Not necessarily
Needs to be an only Dog: Not necessarily
Housetraining: Marks inside the house, responds well to consistent housetraining routines and prompting
Suitable for an Apartment: Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee? $400

And now a few words from me:

Hi, my name is Homer. I’m a 2 year-old short-haired double dapple dachshund. I have hearing and sight impairments but I’m not sure what that means because I don’t think there is anything different about me. As long as I have an opportunity to explore and become familiar with my surroundings, I cope just fine. I like to have contact with my humans all the time; this makes me feel safe and being near them is a comfortable place for me to be. I found this one special spot in the kitchen near the heating vent in my foster home, so that is where I like to lay on my own when the humans are busy. I am easy-going with new routines, especially when I get lots of cuddles and belly rubs. I am crate-trained, and comfortable in my crate when the humans are not around. It is a lot of fun when we go for walks because there is so much to see and smell! It is so exciting that I just want to take it all in. Riding in cars is not as fun to me but last time I got to cuddle up with someone so I guess it isn’t so bad. I’m looking forward to settling in with my forever family‎.

And now a few words from my foster family:

Homer is a very sweet and friendly little guy who is affectionate with all members of the family. His hearing and sight impairments don’t slow him down or bother him at all. Getting to know his surroundings and having consistent structure are important for him as they provide a sense of security that one might normally get from full sight. He has adapted well to new surroundings and routines. He spends a lot of time underfoot and likes to be in close contact with humans. He has a lot of fun puppy energy so we’ve been working to help him learn not to jump on people and other basic commands. When walking, he is curious and runs all over the place trying to take in all of the senses around him – walking alongside is a work in progress. New people coming into the home make him nervous initially so he gets his bark on but calms as soon as he feels comfortable. He marks in the house but responds well to prompting for housetraining. He doesn’t mind being groomed, bathed, handled etc. For the most part, Homer is a joyful little guy who spends the majority of his day with a wagging tail behind him and is always eager to share this positive energy with you.