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Mitzi is looking for a home experienced with the breed

  • Breed : Dachshund Type
  • Gender : Male
  • Age : 8 years old (approx.)
  • Size : Small
  • Good With Dogs : Not to live with
  • Good With Cats : Yes
  • Good With Children : 16 years and over

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Meet Mitzi who originally arrived in our care due to no fault of his own.

The first 7 years of his life consisted of just him and his devoted owner, and it was very much just the two of them.  Kennel life for Mitzi was a completely new environment. He had been rehomed but unfortunately returned 11 days later due to some behaviour issues that had arisen.

When Mitzi first arrived he was clearly obese, which meant he was put on a strict diet, and now that he has been here for some time, he is down to a good weight.  New owners must continue to manage this.

In April, he unfortunately needed surgery on his back due IVDD (slipped disc), this is common in Dachshunds and it could be something that may happen again if not managed correctly, new owners will need to take this into consideration.

When he first arrived Mitzi was reserved and understandably unsure of the carers, however, over a long time Mitzi has since bonded with them all, but does have one member of staff he particular favours. Mitzi is an incredibly needy boy once he knows you, and will demand attention by becoming barky, once he has your attention, he loves nothing more than being with his favourite person, all cuddled up on their lap. With this being said, Mitzi has shown that when on laps he can resource guard the person, mainly against people he doesn't know.  He has also shown signs of resource guarding food, this again will need to be managed accordingly in the new home to keep himself and others safe.

When with someone he has bonded with he does enjoy having the choice to either potter around in the meadows, roll about in the grass, or even have a little sprint around. He can enjoy a walk too, but these will need to be kept to a shorter length due to his back.

He has been introduced to other dogs whilst with us and overall prefers the company of people, he will normally just avoid the other dogs, we also found he can again guard his owner against other dogs if he is on their lap.  He walks well with some calmer canine friends, so he could have some walking buddies.

Mitzi will be looking for someone who is around most of the time with minimal leaving hours, this is due to showing signs of separation anxiety, ideally this is something a new owner should work on.  He will also require house training in his new home.

He will be looking for experienced owners, ideally who can meet his behavioural needs. We do know that with someone who is as devoted to him as his previous owner was, will end up with a best friend for life.

Mitzi will require multiple visits from everyone in the household ahead of the adoption.

The adoption fee for Mitzi is £250.00