Things have been really busy at the Long Dog Retreat and many dachshunds have come and left the rescue! In order to make sure that you are always aware of what dogs are with us we’ll be posting monthly updates about our favorite companions, providing as much information as we can about our new arrivals and reminding you of the ones that are still waiting for their forever homes! We’ll also be sharing with you who has found their forever homes so that you will be able to celebrate this awesome occasion with us!
First let’s take a look at who is with us still from our first post:
Ginger is a dachshund-beagle mix who is 11 years old and weighs about 18 pounds. Ginger is red with a lot of gray in her face. She is a snuggler! There is nothing that she likes better than to be in her foster Mom’s lap. She is crate trained but loves sleeping with her Foster Mom or her brother Buddy at night. She is good with both men and women and is great when people come to the house. She is good with the other foster dogs. She looks for Buddy when they are not in the same room. She loves to give kisses and go for walks. While she arrived as a 2 dog family with her brother, Buddy, they have both become much more independent while in foster care and we believe they can be adopted separately. Because of her age, Ginger has slight arthritis. She takes a daily aspirin to help with pain.
Rudy is a red smooth male dachshund who is 10 years old and who weighs about 16 pounds. Rudy was abandoned by his former owner and has some trouble with trust. He is desperately seeking a home where someone will love him and give him the extra attention he needs. Rudy needs to be in a home where he is the only dog and preferably with an experienced doxie parent. Rudy walks well on a leash and has been doing great with his potty training. Rudy is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccines. Rudy has been waiting a long time for a home….please consider giving this great boy a chance.
Molly Marie is a 10.5 year old gorgeous red dapple long hair dachshund. She is a former show dog champion who is looking to live out her golden years in the style she has become accustomed to as a super model. She needs daily belly rubs, snuggles and a walk (as she currently has let her figure go a bit.) She is spayed, UTD on shots and great with other dogs. She has not been tested with cats. Molly Marie was debarked as a young show dog, so she doesn’t bark. Although we do NOT condone this practice, she would be a good dog for apartment living as she does not make much noise. If you have been looking for a long haired redhead, make Molly your 1st choice. Her beauty inside and out is beyond compare.She loves bone, loves stuffed animals, gives nose kisses and protects kids.She loves being brushed and pampered but HATES SWEATERS! She is currently 18.5 pounds but is on a diet to shed a few pounds.
Fred is hysterical! He is tiny, cute and loves to snuggle! He is great on a leash and gets along with other dogs. He hasn’t been tested with cats. He is recently neutered so he still has some “alpha dog” behaviors that need correcting. He is highly trainable. Must go to a home with a secure fence as he is an escape artist. Fred is 5 years old.
Fritz is 14 years old but he is in EXCELLENT health. He weighs about 9 pounds and his shots are up to date. He is a love bug and likes to run around outside and play in the leaves. He would make a WONDERFUL traveling companion as he LOVES to ride in cars. He needs a fenced in yard and someone who is home most of the day. He is very affectionate and loves to sit on your lap and be cuddled. Fritz is very sweet and would make a great companion. Fritz is potty pad trained but wears belly bands when sitting on the couch our sleeping in the big bed.
China is a gorgeous adult dapple dachshund who is 7 years old and weighs about 9 pounds. She has been spayed and is ready to find her furever home! China gets along well with the other foster dogs and likes children as long as they don’t play too roughly with her. She is very smart and is learning potty training skills very quickly. She is very affectionate and loves to play. She would love to be your new best friend and life-long companion! Wouldn’t you like to give China a new home today?
Dotty is 11 years old and weighs approximately 12 pounds. She has had a tough life but is blossoming now that she is here in foster care. Imagine living in a small cage, never being loved and forced to breed over and over again… having multiple litters of puppies but never getting to keep any of your babies. Dotty can be a little snippy about sharing her bed or food but she absolutely loves humans and wants nothing more than to be snuggled and spoiled. Dotty takes medicine to help control her arthritis pain.
Senior Dotty lived that awful life until she was finally discarded and left to die in a cold, lonely high kill shelter. Dotty has now been spayed and had a painful ovarian cyst removed. She has a bit of arthritis in her back legs but this little sweetie is finally enjoying LIFE OUTSIDE OF A CAGE. Dotty is a cuddlebug and wants nothing more than to please you. If you would like to give her a forever home and gain a best friend please contact The Long Dog Retreat.
Now for some newer faces to the group!
Otis is an 8 year old, red smooth dachshund. He’s a little nervous in new situations, as most dogs are, but he warms up quickly and loves to be petted. Otis gets along with dogs and cats. At this time we recommend a family with no small children for Otis. He is crate trained/house trained and loves to cuddle and even comes when called! He has made himself right at home at his foster home. Otis is very affectionate and would be a great companion for your family!
Heidi is a sassy senior gal looking to start a new adventure in life. She has always lived with other dachshunds and gets along well with them. She would love to be a spoiled princess and be allowed on furniture, in your bed and on your lap. Heidi likes going for leisurely strolls in the grass, napping and mealtime. She doesn’t bark too much but when she does you will be amused by her cute little “voice”. Heidi is a bit of a chubby sausage and could stand to lose about 2 pounds. Because of her age, she would do better in a home with no small children. She is tiny and travels well in a car.
Lilly is a very sweet and adorable 8 year old red long-haired dachshund. Everyone that meets her falls in love with her. She was born with 3 legs and gets around slowly but surely. Very steep stairs are a little difficult for her. We think she is used to being carried around and she’s quite petite so its no problem. Don’t you think Lilly would be a perfect companion for your family?
Macaroni is the cutest little guy! He only weighs 10 pounds and has adorable floppy ears. He is a bit reserved at first but bonds quickly to anyone willing to give him a belly rub or ear scratch. He is a senior gentleman and expects the finer things out of life….naps, snacks and attention. He would do fine as an only dog or with a dog buddy. He is a little protective of his food but hey…when you weigh 10 pounds you need every delicious morsel you can get. Not recommended for homes with small children.
Tater Tot is an adorable 8 month old long hair dachshund pup. We are still evaluating him but we know he will need help with socialization, potty training and leash walking. He weigh 10 pounds and is very friendly. Wouldn’t Tater Tot be the perfect companion for your family
Daisy is a 1 year old, spayed female. She is a black and tan piebald long-haired dachshund. She has a very sweet demeanor. Daisy is doing very well with her potty training in her foster home and loves taking walks. She interacts well with other dogs and kids. She weighs 15.8 pounds. Wouldn’t she make a wonderful family member?
Now that you’ve met the pack, take a look at those who have moved into their forever homes!!!
As you can see, things have definitely been busy at our rescue! There are a lot of dachshunds who have found their furever homes and are loved by their new families, but there are so many others that are still looking for a place to give cuddles and lots of love. For more information about how you can adopt one of these precious doxies, please log onto our website thelongdogretreat.org! Also don’t forget to like us on Facebook at our page “The Long Dog Retreat Dachshund Rescue” and follow us on Twitter (@longdogretreat) or Instagram (@ldrwienergram)!