Age: 5 years old
Size (weight): 12-13 lbs.
Coat & colour: White and black dapple, double dapple
Temperament: Paisley is a double dapple dachshund who has been completely blind since birth. Fortunately her hearing is perfect. She is energetic, and she loves to walk and be outside exploring her world. She wears a halo to help her navigate new environments, but once she knows them she is fine. Strangers will have to let her know verbally that they are in her presence.
Good with Dogs: Depends on the energy of the other dog and how the human assists Paisley with introductions
Good with Cats: No, Paisley has a prey drive
Good with Kids: No kids under teenage years; kids must be dog-savvy
Needs another Dog: no
Needs to be an only Dog: Would be fine as an only dog
Housetraining: Yes, a few accidents in foster care but rarely now
Suitable for an Apartment: No, due to her special needs she is a barker
Adoption Fee? $350.00
And now a few words from me:
Hi there! I’m Paisley, a sweet and spunky girl who is always ready for an adventure! Although I have been blind since birth, my disability doesn’t slow me down. I love to go on long walks and hikes – I’m full of energy and have a wonderful zest for life! People always comment on what a happy girl I am (the fact that I’m so very pretty goes without saying). I like to feel safe and loved, so having someone home with me would be ideal. I love napping… I love eating… I love life! And I’d like to share mine with a wonderful new family that will love me unconditionally. In return you will be showered with unending kisses!
And now a few words from my foster family:
Paisley is an absolute sweetheart. She loves life and really looks forward to her 5 km+ daily walk or hike. Everything is new to her, even the wind blowing in her face. She adapts easily, learns quickly, and does well with routine. She loves being loved, giving kisses to show you how happy she is! When she is left alone, she will wait patiently at the door until you come back. Paisley would be thrilled to sleep on the big bed with you, but will also sleep in her bed on the floor near you. She has a good appetite and loves chicken or salmon with her kibble. Although wonderful Paisley is blind, sometimes people don’t realize this when we are out walking, and when they approach her it can be very startling. Strangers need to approach her verbally to avoid startling her. Paisley’s ideal family would include someone who can be home with her during the day. She will bring them so much joy!