Zach - Adopted!

Name(s): Zach
Age: 8 years old
Size (weight): 17 lbs.
Coat & colour: Long hair, black; Zach is a Dachshund/Shih Tzu mix
Temperament: Super sweet. A really good, cute, entertaining little dog.
Good with Dogs: Yes – ones he knows. Requires a strong pack leader when meeting strange dogs.
Good with Cats: Yes – tolerates them
Good with Kids: Yes, great with respectful children
Needs another Dog: Yes
Needs to be an only Dog: No
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: No – Barks when left alone
Has potential for separation anxiety
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: 300.00

And now a few words from me:
Hi there. My name is Zach. I’m a sweet little guy who is very happy when I’m around my humans. I’m kind of a low-key guy so just hanging with my people is mostly what I like to do, although I do love a good walk. Foster Mom says I walk very nicely on a leash. Because being with my people is so important to me, I get a bit upset when they leave. That’s why I need to be with another dog… because when I know there is another dog in the house, I feel a bit better about being left alone. I will bark while my people are gone (I think it’s because they forgot me and I want them to know I’m still here!). Because of this, my forever home will be one with my people being with me most of the time… I can spend a few hours alone but I don’t like much more than that. The good thing is I’m quite well behaved so I can go lots of places!

And now a few words from my foster family:
Zach is such a good dog, it has been so easy to foster him. He was surrendered because of separation anxiety (which became problematic when the older dog he grew up with died). The fact that there are other dogs here has reduced his anxiety greatly, and he has been good about being left alone for a few hours at a time, settling in and going to sleep until we get home. Because he is so connected to people, we will be looking for a home for Zach where he will be with his people most of the time and also has another dog for company when they go out. He really is an ideal dog. He has excellent recall, is obedient and well behaved on a leash, although he’s nervous meeting other dogs on leash (we avoid this for the most part with any of our foster dogs), he sleeps on a dog bed through the night and stays quiet until we are ready to get up. Then he comes on the bed for a few good morning kisses and then quietly settles at the foot of the bed. He has the cutest little face that just melts our hearts. Whoever ends up with Zach will have a loyal companion and lots of love each and every day.