Mitzy - Adopted!

Name(s): Mitzy
Age: 6 years old
Size (weight): 5.8 kg (just under 13 lbs.)
Coat & colour: Black with dark brown on face, legs
Temperament: Timid, very gentle in her interactions
Good with Dogs: Living with two resident dachshunds, she is not dominant with them at all. Very submissive. Has greeted dogs on walks and at Pet Expo very appropriately.
Good with Cats: Not tested
Good with Kids: She has happily greeted children on walks and at Pet Expo
Needs another Dog: Might benefit from a friend
Needs to be an only Dog: Could do
Housetraining: Yes. She has had a couple of accidents in the house – nothing out of the ordinary for a new dog.
Suitable for an Apartment: So far she is quite quiet, not a barker – so likely
Origin: Surrendered from another dog rescue
Adoption Fee? $300.00

And now a few words from me:

Hi. I’m Mitzy. I’ve found myself in this home with two other dachshunds. I was really, really scared at first, but now I can see that it is a safe place. I’m enjoying my walks in the neighbourhood and meeting other dogs, big and small. I love car rides. I’ve enjoyed meeting the kids on their way to the school bus and I really like to meet men. My foster mom has me sleeping in a crate at night, which I don’t really like because then I can’t be close to her, but I don’t fuss. She put my crate inside an x-pen so the crate door can be left open. I’m nervous about being put in a crate with the door closed. I only go in the crate at night or when travelling in the car. I’m very good in the house during the day; I don’t damage anything when Foster Mom goes out on errands. I see my housemates don’t fuss either. I hope I find my forever home soon and can get settled for the rest of my life. I’d like that.

And now a few words from my foster family:

Mitzy is a doll. She is gentle and sweet. She gets very excited at mealtime, but no surprise there for a dachshund. Mitzy would benefit from a course of obedience training with her new family. It would build much needed confidence for her and help cement her relationship with her new person. She is more person-oriented than dog-oriented. Having said that, she entered a home with two other dachshunds, who quickly made it clear, albeit, non-aggressively, that she was low dog in the alpha hierarchy. She has not challenged that but it has not cowed her. She likes to be very close to her person when possible. I found it beneficial to be a little extra clear and consistent with communication and expectation. She seems more relaxed when she has a more predictable environment. A firm NO is enough to end an undesirable behaviour. She is quite food-motivated. She is a lovely, devoted companion and will be even more so when she becomes more confident.