Mambo - Adopted

Name(s): Mambo
Age: 4 years old
Size (weight): 12 lbs.
Coat & colour: Smooth, white and tan, Dachshund/Chihuahua cross
Temperament: Timid, shy of men more than women, inquisitive, and,quiet.
Good with Dogs: Yes, likes to be with other dogs
Good with Cats: Could be
Good with Kids: No children under 16 years of age
Needs another Dog: Much preferred
Needs to be an only Dog: No, then humans home more than not
Housetraining: Yes; originally some accidents but not while in foster care
Crate Trained: Yes
Suitable for an apartment: Could be, but elevators may be overwhelming
Origin: Shelter/puppy mill
Adoption Fee? $400.00

And now a few words from me:

My name is Mambo, but sometimes I get called Mango! Either way, I am a sweet, shy boy who has learned that while the outside world is huge, it’s not as scary as I first thought when I came into foster care with CDRO. I was born and raised in a breeding puppy mill. I lived in a barn-type building and did not have a lot of human contact.

Since coming into rescue, I have learned that people are good; being in a home is an amazing place to be; and having a bed, being warm and being wanted is what I’m looking for! I’m shy of men as I probably did not have a good experience with men before, but if they are patient I will crawl up on them eventually. Having said that, I love most women! I need humans who are friendly, do not expect a lot from me at first, and don’t pressure me to be perfect. You see, I need to trust and bond and then I’m yours. I’m still not sure of the world as I’m a work in progress, so to ensure that I am safe, I need to be kept on a leash at all times. If I get scared (which doesn’t take much sometimes), I will run in fear. Due to my past history, there will be a mandatory meet-and-greet at my Foster’s home. This way you can meet me and see what I’m all about.

And now a few words from my foster family:

Mambo has come a long way since coming into foster care. He had no idea about humans, walking on a leash, being touched, or being outside. He loves to be with other dogs and has learned a great deal from them. As he gains confidence the world becomes less scary. He needs a family with no young children, so 16 years and older is best. Mambo needs a friendly home with patient people with whom he can bond. There can be no expectation that he can ever be a free dog as he will always need to be leashed. He is still learning about the big world and will likely run if scared or frightened, and this may never change. Mambo feels safer on a leash; he likes to go for walks, cuddle, and nap with you. He is not a barker; he is a quiet little man that is looking for a calm, friendly place to be a part of a family. Due to Mambo’s history, there will be a mandatory meet-and-greet.