Name: PhoebeAge: 4 yearsColor: Black & Tan PiebaldCoat: SmoothSex: Female/SpayedSize: Micro Mini - 7 lbs.
When Phoebe grew too protective of her owners, becoming jealous of their two human babies and even biting a visiting child, they knew she would be happiest in a home without children, where she could be the most important person in the house. You see, Miss Phoebe is a little diva.
One of the tiniest piebalds we have ever had in rescue, Phoebe is a beautiful girl with an alpha personality. Her fur is smooth and soft, and she often shivers when it gets a little cool, so she needs plenty of warm hugs and soft blankies.
Phoebe is also a very sensitive and emotional girl whose feeling are easily hurt. Her foster dad describes her as 'a woman of great mystery with a strong personality, a complex and unique girl.'
She is very well socialized after spending the past few weeks in a foster home with other dachshunds to mentor her, but still prefers to be the center of attention. She could live with another male doxie as long as he didn't mind being bossed around. She wouldn't enjoy living with a female dog. We don't know how she is with cats, but she's too tiny to do any damage.
Like most princesses, Phoebe has some separation anxiety and should not be left alone more than a few hours a day. Her ideal home would be with a man and/or woman who is home much of the time, perhaps a retiree or someone who works from home. Phoebe is housetrained and knows how to use the dog door. She'll sleep on her own in a little dog bed, but prefers to sleep in the big bed with her people. She is fine with adults and older teens, but not with young children or babies.
For more info: If you are interested in Phoebe, please fill out our adoption application and email Dena at email@example.com or call (562) 694-6868. The tax-deductible adoption donation for Phoebe is $250. If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation toward her care, please click the 'donate' button below.
ADOPTING A DACHSHUNDBecause we love our dachshunds and are committed to finding safe, loving, forever homes for them, we screen our applicants thoroughly before approving an adoption. In order to determine which dachshund is most compatible for your lifestyle, our adoption procedures are as follows:
Fill out an application, which has been designed to determine which of our rescue dachshunds would best suit your needs and experience.
Complete a home check, a time when one of our representatives can visit your home and meet you, the other residents of your home and any other pets that might live with you.
Sign an adoption contract promising to love and care for the doxie for the rest of his or her life, or return the doxie to rescue.
In order to be considered as an adopter, you must be 21 years of age or older, have identification showing your present address and, if you rent your home, have the prior knowledge and consent of your landlord, whose contact information you will be asked to provide. You must also be willing and able to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a dachshund. We do not adopt to people who have not spayed or neutered their pets, unless there is a medical need for the animal to remain intact.
We do require an adoption fee, which helps us cover the boarding, vetting, alteration and vaccination of your new pet. Adoption fees also offset the medical needs of the other doxies in rescue, especially vetting for the seniors. Our adoption fees vary, depending upon the age, health and medical needs of each dachshund.
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