Mitzi arrived in our care after his owner was placed in a care home. His whole world was turned upside down as for almost 7 years it was just him and his devoted owner. He was rehomed, but due to issues surrounding human food and people entering the home, Mitzi was returned after 11 days. It will be vital that he doesn’t have access to any areas where food is prepared or eaten and that he is placed behind a barrier or in a crate when people enter the home.
Despite being quite overweight, Mitzi passed his general health check at the vet's. He is currently on a strict diet to help him lose weight as it’s a lot of excess weight to carry around on his little legs. He does have some mild tartar buildup on his teeth, but this just needs to be monitored for the time being. It would be advisable to start Mitzi on a good quality joint supplement as this will help aid his mobility.
Mitzi is a quiet boy who tends to keep himself to himself but will approach you for a fuss when the mood takes him. He is calm and gentle when he interacts with you, but attention shouldn’t be forced onto him if he doesn’t want it.
Owners will need to continue with Mitzi’s diet until he reaches his target weight (approx. 7kg) and ensure that he leads a more active lifestyle. Due to his weight, Mitzi will need shorter more frequent walks as walking for any length of time will be uncomfortable for him. As he continues to lose weight, the length of time he walks can increase. He will also benefit from having an enclosed garden (4ft fence) that he can potter about in.
Mitzi was only left for a couple of hours in his previous home, so ideally, he will need someone who is around for most of the day and can spend time with him and build up his home alone time gradually.
When mixed with other dogs, Mitzi was a little avoidant and wasn’t overly comfortable interacting, as he has always lived by himself, a home with no other dogs may be better suited for him. He could potentially have some calm walking buddies that could be introduced once he’s home and settled.
In a calm and quiet home with people who have experience of Dachshunds, Mitzi will make a wonderful companion.
Mitzi will require multiple visits from everyone in the household ahead of the adoption.
The adoption fee for Mitzi is £200.
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