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 13 pounds.
Our must-haves for this sweet boy include:
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 13-14 pounds for his back's sake
No apartments or high rise apartments or condos
Needs a strict potty schedule
Don't think because he's had IVDD that he can't run because he can keep up with the best of them, which is why he has to have a fenced yard. He loves kids, people, and attention. If you are home a lot he would be just fine as an only dog. He is a major toy destroyer. He loves to go for short walks and doesn't pull on the leash. Oscar will always walk with a bit of a wobble, but it only adds to his charm. Please give him a chance at a lasting home, he so deserves one!
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Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids
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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 the state of 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.
Please don't let the distance stand in your way of finding your newest best friend. We have volunteers that will help your "new friend" get up and down the East Coast. We just can't get them from one Coast to the other but some day we hope to have enough volunteers to do that as well. For now, please look for dogs on your coast.
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