BIO: Stretch was a shelter pull from East Tennessee. The shelter was told that he was a stray but we believe the owners turned him in. Later we found out that he had a broken pelvis that was healing so we had to crate-rest him. Stretch was also very thin when he came into rescue, probably from the nasty teeth that were in his mouth. He came in at 13 pounds and we have him up to 16 pounds. He is a good eater and doing well.
These are his must haves:
A fenced yard
Someone that’s home quite a bit since he loves people
Possibly another small female dog, or he could be an only dog
If there is another dog in the home, understand that he’s food and toy aggressive so they would have to be closely monitored
No apartments or high rises
With a hunter dachshund nose and curious about everything, Stretch is a great dog who loves to run and play outside. He also loves going for walks and runs on the leash. Stretch is already attached to his foster mom, wanting to be near her at all times, giving kisses, and rolling over for belly rubs. He does have some separation anxiety when left home alone, so his new family would need to work with him on that.
While Stretch does well with female dogs, he doesn't like male dogs and would be better as an only dog or with a female dog for a companion. He smiles a lot, loves to burrow, and is really coming out of his shell with his foster dachshund sister. A true Dachshund, Stretch will make a loyal companion for his new forever family. He deserves a family who will appreciate him, keep him safe, and not abandon him again.
More about Stretch in NY
Good with Some Dogs (No male dogs), Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Playful, Affectionate
=============== 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 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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