Violet - Dachshund (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Dachshund Dog For Adoption in Coatesville, PA

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Ad ID: ADN-27537
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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 17 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Sophia's Grace Foundation, Inc.
Location: Coatesville, PA 19320


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Breed: Dachshund
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Violet

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Coatesville, PA 43150
Tags: Dachshund Dog For Adoption in Coatesville, PA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Lots
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered No
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Protective/Territorial
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other

Posted Breed: Dachshund (long coat). As some of you may know, Violet came into the rescue I foster for late July of last year. She has been a sanctuary dog since we had no idea the depth of her abnormalities and we knew to most she would be considered "unadoptable " Violet came into our foundation July of last year. She has hydrocephalus, 4 ear flaps, a deformed sternum and is going blind. After much consideration we have decided to place Violet up for adoption to the right home. She may not live a long life, but up to this point she has had no health issues related to her condition. Her organs are all normally formed. She is losing her eye sight and she cannot be put under anesthesia to be spayed. She doesn't do well with children and doesn't do well with strangers. A lot of this is due to her vision loss. If she loves you and knows you, she is a very affectionate sweet girl that loves to cuddle and play with squeaky toys (obsessively). This girl cannot get enough of her toys smile emoticon. There are many dogs being fostered here that come and go, and since Violet is special we feel she deserves a home with less dogs and more one on one. If you feel like you would be the right fit for Violet you can fill out an application at sophiasgracefoundation.org.

Dachshund

A.K.A. : teckel
Overview: The Dachshund (German for 'badger dog') is a family favorite. Playful, friendly, and full of charm, he makes a great pet.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): miniature - 11lb and under, standard - over 11lb (
Height (in): 5-9
Colors: Solid red, sable, or cream; black and tan, chocolate and tan, wild boar and tan, gray and tan, or fawn and tan, brindle.
Coat: Coat can be smooth, long, or wire-haired. The hairs on the Wire-haired Dachshund should lie flat and be as hard as possible.
Character: Dachshunds are brave, intelligent, and independent.
Temperament: This breed is fairly reserved around strangers, but will form a strong bond with its family. They can be somewhat assertive toward other dogs.
Care: The Dachshund needs occasional brushing to remove dead hairs. The long-haired variety can be prone to tangles, so they may require more grooming. The wire-haired variety should be plucked twice yearly.
Training: This breed can be easy to train (particularly the long-haired variety). However, all varieties require a firm and consistent approach to keep their minds on track.
Activity: The Dachshund needs a fair amount of exercise, so long walks are required.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is prone to spinal disc problems and can develop heart disease, urinary tract problems, and diabetes.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Dachshund Breed
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