Adopting a New Dachshund Family Member
As every dachshund owner knows, there is no better pet experience than owning a doxie! They are loyal to their person, they are comical, spunky, stubborn, smart and loving. And most of all, each one posseses such a unique and special personality that you can't help but fall in love right back.
Dachshunds make wonderful companions but it is good to be aware of some predispositions that this breed has.
Purebred dachshunds can have a predisposition to back problems, especially if they are active and are allowed to jump on and off furniture or climb stairs. Many back injuries can make them incontinent and/or unable to walk and can occur at any age. The cost of veterinary services for these types of back injuries can run in the thousands and include much attention and care at home.
Weight gain and house training problems are also very common with the dachshund breed. It is extremely important that your rescue dog is fed the appropriate amount of food to maintain his/her health and agility. Excess weight gain contributes to back problems.
Dachshunds are not the best choice for families with very young children.
You must agree to contact Furever Dachshund Rescue if you cannot keep your rescue dog for any reason. The rescue dog may not be given to a shelter, other rescue organization, or individual without the consent of FDR.
You must agree to keep your dachshund as a pet in your home as part of your family. This breed should not be kept outdoors or left outside unattended for any extended period of time. You must agree to maintain necessary vaccinations recommended by your vet and be responsible for licensing your dog according to regulations in your community.
Are you an older, more experienced dachshund owner and are looking for a special doxie to fit your lifestyle?
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*RESIDENTS of the STATE of RHODE ISLAND*
Unfortunately we are not registered in the State of Rhode Island and are unable to adopt dogs to Rhode Island residents. We apologize for this inconvenience and wish you the best in your search.