Age: 1 year old
Size (weight): 13 lbs.
Coat & colour: Wire-hair, tan; Shih Tzu mix
Temperament: Affectionate, intelligent, shy
Good with Dogs: Small dogs yes, large dogs unknown
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Unknown
Needs another Dog Preferable
Housetraining: 100% housetrained
Suitable for an Apartment: No – Can be vocal, some separation anxiety
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee? $500
And now a few words from me:
Hello everyone, my name is Rorie. I used to be a city girl, but my foster mom and dad brought me to their home in the country and I think it’s great. I don’t like a lot of stimulation or fast-moving things. At first I was very shy and I was afraid of their two other wiener dogs, but now we are all good buddies. I actually thought that growling and snapping at them would keep me safe. This wasn’t working and then I realized that we could all get along. I especially love all of the soft beds in this house where I can relax with my foster siblings. In my spare time I like to follow my humans around to see what they are doing. Someone has to keep an eye on them, so why shouldn’t it be me? I did not like to be alone at first, but I’m getting a little better at entertaining myself and exploring the house. When I meet new people I can be very nervous and shy at first, but I still like to make new friends. I would like to be your friend too!
And now a few words from my foster family:
When we first brought Rorie home she was very shy and unsure about her new surroundings, but within a few days she began walking around like she owns the place. Whenever Rorie is outside of the house we keep her on a leash and she walks very well without pulling. Rorie was a bit apprehensive with our other dogs at first, but within a few days she was a part of the gang. Rorie appears to be a mixture of Dachshund and Shih Tzu. She has wiry hair and a long dachshund body and tail, with a face and beard similar to a Shih Tzu. However, she has a wiener dog personality! She has a longer streak of light blonde hair that runs along the middle of her head, which is fun to style. Rorie has had no accidents in the house and appears to have already been housetrained. Rorie has some separation anxiety and does not like to be left alone in her crate. We have transitioned her to being on her own for longer and longer periods of time, and she is doing very well in a larger area (gated off) in the house with the other dogs. She is a great little dog and loves to show affection and snuggle.