About Oscar in TN
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: 2017-12-15-03
- General Color: Red
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
CITY, STATE: Lewisburg, TN
AGE: 5 yrs.
WEIGHT: 14.28 lbs.
UP TO DATE: Yes
DHPP: Yes DATE: 07/13/2020
RABIES: Yes DATE: 10/4/19 TAG NUMBER: 32918
ADOPTION FEE: $300.00 + $20.00 (microchip fee)
CRATE TRAINED: Yes
LEASH TRAINED: Yes
FENCED YARD NEEDED: Yes
SPECIAL NEEDS: Had Surgery for IVDD
HOME W/ SMALL CHILDREN: 8 years and up
HOME W/ OTHER DOGS: MALE: Yes FEMALE: Yes
HOME W/ CATS: No
MICROCHIP BRAND and #: 911 PetChip 911002001582134
MONTHLY HEARTWORM DATE: 13th of each month
FOSTER HOME: Diane, email@example.com
RESCUE #: 2017-12-15-03
BIO: Oscar was adopted 2.5 yrs ago and returned to us in May due to the fact that he went down in the back. His previous owners were educated about dachshunds' weight and the risk of stairs but still allowed him to do stairs and get 6 pounds overweight. He is now back down to 16 pounds with less than a pound to go before he’ll be at his ideal weight. Our must-haves for this sweet boy inlcude:
- A fenced yard
- CANNOT do stairs/steps
- No jumping or climbing
- Another dog to keep him company if you have to be out of the house
- His weight maintained at 15-16 pounds for his back's sake
- No apartments or high rises
Oscar has been thru a lot but he’s determined to walk again and we know he will walk almost normally again very soon. His surgery was the 4th of May and he was completely down with no bladder control but he can now wobble walk (check out his video) and can hold his bladder until you get him outside to potty. Oscar is a happy boy and loves just loves squeaky toys. He won’t destroy them, he’ll just squeak them and keep them safe. He loves to follow foster mom or dad all over the house and he even likes playing with the other foster dog in the house but that play time is closely monitored.
Oscar is on his last week of physical therapy 3 times a week and will then go down to twice a week until he plateaus. At that time he’ll be done with PT. If he is adopted before that time, the rescue would be happy to pay for the PT until he does plateau. Of course we would have to be in close contact with the physical therapist.
If you are looking for a project but also want a sweet companion in the process, please consider adopting Oscar, you won’t be sorry!
============== Information for All Dogs/Adopters ==============
If you have questions about this dog, please feel free to contact the foster home at the email address listed above. They have the most up-to-date information concerning the dog and would be happy to answer any questions about the animal.
We welcome out of state and Canadian adoptions, but we will not ship any dog via cargo. You will have to make arrangements to pick up the dog or for them to go by ground transport. If you choose transporting by either volunteers through our organization or by paid transporter, there will be an additional $45 fee added for the required Health Certificate.
We will not adopt into CT, RI, NH, ME, or MA due to strict laws regarding importation of dogs into those states. If you have an issue with this, you need to take this up with your legislatures.
To understand the adoption process through AADR, please review the Adoption Information on our home page. Transportation options are outlined on that page in Step 3.
If you are interested in adopting this Dachshund please review Read Before You Adopt and then you can complete an Application.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN A RESCUE.
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