Snickers is a beautiful, 3 and a half year-old long haired red girl. She has one eye that is half blue and has a fleck of blue in the other. She weighs just over 10 pounds.
She's really smart and loves to snuggle and be next to her people. Evenings on the couch are one of her favorite things. She also loves to play with toys, especially ones with squeakers. She will happily sleep in a crate in the bedroom at night but needs to be near her humans. She could sleep in bed with her people as long as there is a ramp for her to get down safely without jumping.
Snickers came to the rescue recovering from surgery for a back injury (IVDD) that left her temporarily unable to walk. She is healing slowly and is expected to mostly recover, although it may take up to a year or more to see how well she does. She currently walks with a wobble and falls over occasionally. She sometimes needs help to fully express her bladder. She also has some bowel issues that are easily managed, and she is getting better. She is good about going potty outside but does have an occasional accident if she hasn’t gone out in a few hours. She loves to ride in a dog stroller, as well as go for short leash walks.
Her new owner should be committed to helping her stay at a healthy weight and taking her to a chiropractor or for acupuncture if needed to continue to heal and to minimize the chance of a recurrence of her IVDD. Snickers should be in a home with few or no stairs, and with ramps to any furniture that she is allowed on.
Snickers's ideal new home should have no other dogs. She sometimes does okay one on one with other submissive Dachshunds, but she is very determined to have all the attention, and will occasionally fight over it. She has exhibited food and squeaky toy aggression with dogs in her foster home, but never with humans. Snickers should not live with small animals of any kind due to a very high prey drive, and no small kids. Middle school aged kids or older are fine.
Snickers has some separation anxiety. Her new owners should only leave her alone for short periods (4 hours or less). She does fine as long as someone is home with her. She loves everyone and likes to go out in public.
Snickers should not live in a place with shared walls because she is a barker and a howler, especially when left alone.
She is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and has had a dental cleaning.
If Miss Snickers seems like the dog for you, please fill out an application on the rescue's website. The rescue adopts to Michigan and surrounding states. Snickers is being fostered in Southeast Michigan.
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