Woody - Adopted

Name(s): Woody
Age: 4 years old
Size (weight): 15 lbs.
Coat & colour: Light brown wire hair
Temperament: Proud, energetic, fun loving, independent. Needs a strong human to tell him what is appropriate
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Dog-savvy kids only; needs confident humans who can manage his high energy
Needs another Dog: No- but would love a similar sized playmate
Needs to be an only Dog: No
Housetraining: Yes; occasional marking when indoors
Crate Trained: Yes; excellent
Suitable for an Apartment: Yes; would recommend continuing crating him as this is his safe and quiet space. Owner would need to be committed to structure and draining his energy daily. Woody will bark when he is left loose and is over stimulated.
Origin: Shelter
Adoption Fee: $350.00

And now a few words from me:

Hi there, I’m Woody! I’m a wire-haired Dachshund mix who has the spunk of a typical terrier! I’m a very proud, confident, high-energy guy. I’m quite independent, meaning I love to play with other dogs or do my own thing sniffing in the yard. I enjoy working with my humans on basic obedience skills, walks and on the treadmill. I do enjoy cuddling and affection, but I’m definitely no lap dog! I may be little, but I play with dogs big and small. My favourite friends are my size; I can play chase with them! I really need a human who will work me, so that I have a purpose. My favourite part about living in a kennel is the four activities I get to do each day. I’m very smart, so I would love an owner who is interested in doing agility or a sport! I need more than just a walk for exercise; I would love to go to the dog park or run on my treadmill before going for a nap in my crate.

And now a few words from my foster family:

Woody is a high-energy dog, and will require a confident and experienced owner. He has demonstrated some mild resource-guarding around food, which can be managed in a firm and structured environment. He will make a fantastic companion as long as he gets plenty of opportunity to run, and be mentally stimulated. I would suggest an owner who will take him to a daycare or a fenced dog park for supervised play time. Likewise an owner who is interested in agility or hiking is a must to keep his high energy under control. He enjoys men and women, equally, but does best around confident dog-savvy people. He has a confident, almost dominant demeanor that needs to be managed by a “pack leader” who won’t permit him to guard or excessively bark when excited. He is very well crate-trained, and is very quiet when crated. He has not been destructive when loose, but will mark occasionally. A pen or confined space would be second best to a small, cozy crate. He is a very fun dog, who loves his routine of exercise, food and sleep. He is looking for a human who will be able to manage his confidence and energy.