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Zoey - Special Needs Senior - Terrier / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Dachshund Mix Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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Date Listed: 02/03/2017
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Organization Name: Mostly Muttz Rescue, Inc.
Location: Gilbertsville, PA 19525
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Breed: Dachshund Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Zoey - Special Needs Senior

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 02/03/2017
Location: Gilbertsville, PA 19525
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Physical Attributes
Eye Color Brown
Ear Type Semi-erect
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required Not Required
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required None
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Apartment Appropriate
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Heat Sensitive
  • Cold Sensitive
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: Terrier / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Zoey is a wonderful senior girl who makes a perfect companion dog. She likes to follow her foster mom around the house and wags almost constantly! Being older, Zoey is quiet and laid back, but she does have a spunky side and will join in with her foster siblings when they play. She does well with most dogs, but prefers not to have a high energy dog in her face; she will bark at the dog to let them know. Zoey's favorite activities cover both extremes - she loves laying on the couch but she also loves going for walks. Zoey is overweight so she is currently on a diet and daily exercise regimen. She has already lost a few pounds, and her foster mom is noticing a more alert, energetic, happy Zoey! Weight loss is a big deal for Zoey - as she loses weight, her diabetes will be better controlled. She gets insulin injections twice a day with her meals, but she wants you to know that it doesn't bother her at all. Her foster mom is a nurse so she can teach you how to do it! Also, due to the diabetes, Zoey cannot have very many snacks throughout the day. She doesn't seem to mind this at all, because when her foster siblings get a treat she gets extra kisses and snuggles! Upsate 8/29-- Zoey has been very playful over the past couple of weeks! She continues to follow her foster mom around, but she now does it with a spring in her step, and sometimes a playful grumble. She also enjoys bouncing around with a fellow foster, Kindra, who is small like her. Zoey is also showing her foster mom how well she listens when told "stay". She will stop dead in her tracks if she hears the word, even if it is directed at one of her siblings! There's a little bit of stubborn in this girl when you ask her to sit. She knows how to do it but prefers to do it on her own time; how much can one ask of a little spunky old lady?! She thinks "stay" is plenty!

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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Hound / Mixed (short coat). If you're looking for a great jogging partner, look no further! I'm Pepsi, a lovable Boxer mix and I'm here to tell you I'm all about the outdoorsy, active lifestyle. I especially love exploring the woods and wading in rivers and streams. Some of my volunteers even call me Pep since I'm always ready for some fun! I have that cute Boxer wiggle and will jump with excitement when it comes time for treats, walks, or playtime! I get along with male dogs and would love to find a BFF! The Mostly Muttz crew tells me I'm a sweetheart. I love people who tell me I'm a sweetheart but that isn't a contract requirement. Sweetie, honey, love...these are all fine by me too. In return, you'll get lots of nuzzles and kisses too! Well, what are you waiting for? Apply today at mostlymuttz.org and see me jump with joy to meet you! 10/1 - I slept over one of the volunteer's homes last night. Wow, that was great! She says you should know I am well behaved in the house and still seem to be house trained. Also that I do react and bark at strange sounds. Wouldn't you?! She found I love to play fetch and give smooches and even tolerate a bath. Today we headed out to strut my stuff at a vendor fair and I was good for about an hour before I asked her to take me home. Lastly, I'm supposed to tell you I am a very sweet girl that would do well in a home with people that understand rough play. I just get so excited that I sometimes I don't realize my size. 5/1/17 Hey Pepsi here! I am currently living in the kennel and would really like a foster or forever home. At the kennel, I have a few best friends - boys and girls! We like to run around and play together! I share my toys with them too! Since the weather is getting nicer, I have been playing in the pond that is at the kennel. I have not gone all the way in yet, but I might. I have a dedicated team of walkers that come take me for extra time out. I am a strong walker, but am getting better! It is just so nice to get out and see the world. Stay tuned for more updates!
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    • Treeing Walker Coonhound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

      Peppa - Spec...

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      Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat). Hey everyone! I'm Peppa, but I respond to Pep Pep Pep too. I'm a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Australian Cattledog/Blue Heeler mix. What a mouthful! Anyway I'm searching for a very special family. You see, after receiving life-saving treatment for a variety of issues, it was noted that I have something neurological going on. I've seen the docs at Penn and had an MRI - nothing we can fix, probably congenital, and unfortunately we don't know if I'll progress - but I am stable . But aside from a high step and sometimes walking in circles I'm pretty steady on my feet! More importantly, I am SUCH a love bug and a really happy go lucky dude. I've been working hard at learning what my foster mom teaches and I even use the dog door and go potty outside. I have exactly 0% understanding of my size so kids over 10 would be better but I'll love on kids of any age if you let me. Can I come home with you? Apply mostlymuttz.org
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

      Gypsy

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Gypsy is a 5 year old heartworm positive lab mix who made the long trip with the others from SC. You may remember her puppies, the G litter, who needed to be bottle fed so that she could begin heart worm treatment. Gypsy was spayed and began treatment in her new foster home. Gypsy is a shy but sweet loving girl on the path to be as healthy as she is beautiful. She is less stressed but a little nervous around men - we are working on that with her. She just really wants to sit in your lap and be loved! Gypsy is all done with her heartworm treatment, she is healthy, happy, active and eager to find her forever. She is still a little nervous with anything new and very nervous with men. After all this girl has been through before coming into rescue who could blame her for being nervous. She just needs love and patience and you will not be disappointed with the wonderful dog that is under that shyness. Could you give her a chance?
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

      Bigs

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (long coat). This mini Irish Wolfhound is Bigs! He is 7 yo, 40lbs. Like most of us before a good cup of coffee, he is sometimes a little growly at first so he'd be best with calmer dogs. We're thinking kids 10 or older for this fella, or kids who know not to be in a dogs face excessively. My foster says I am SO GOOD! I'm great in the car, but I'm not into jumping up so you've gotta give me a boost. I walk great on the leash but since I didn't disclose this information, the volunteer offered me a deal. If she let me stop and smell all the smells I wouldn't pull. Joke's on her! I wouldn't pull anyway! What else? Oh! There were these three loud labs behind us but I didn't make a peep, whatever that is. Maybe she misspelled woof? No matter, I didn't make a sound! You can read more and apply to adopt me at mostlymuttz.org Mr. Bigs is a sweet older gentlemen. He is a very good boy and likes to explore the outdoors. He is great in is crate and good in the house, he just likes to have his space, so older children would be best for him. He isn't a fan of other dogs in his face, so his housemate would need to respect his space as well. He is good on leash and loves his walks. Bigs would love to find a family of his own, could it be yours?
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

      Aries

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
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    • Labrador Retriever-Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Gilbertsville, PA, USA

      Babe - Senio...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
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      Henna - Spec...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). 09/21/2016 I am now down to attending physical therapy once a week. Yesterday, I actually took a few independent steps while walking on the water treadmill! I haven't been walking like that since before my knee surgery. I'm really looking forward to cooler weather and being able to run around outside more with my foster brother. That also means snow will be coming soon and I LOVE to run around playing in the snow! Happy Fall folks! 08/29/2016 Hello! Bunny here checking in! I have been super busy over the past several months having surgery on both of my knees. I'm now recovered from the surgery and they are feeling much better. I am now back to attending physical therapy to see if they can get me to walk using both rear legs independently. In the long run, that is what will be so much better for me so that I am not putting all of the stress on my front legs. But, I may just be in the routine of "bunny hopping" everywhere and this may just be what I will do forever! W e are also working on strengthening my core with exercises several times a day at my foster home. I am fast and can run around the back yard chasing my foster brother without any problems! I don't even understand why he doesn't hop like I do. The Surgeon said I'm quite special and he really cannot predict what exactly my future will hold for me as far as my mobility is concerned. I'll just keep working hard and doing my exercises to strengthen up! I enjoy spending time with the 2 younger children that come here often. They are 2 and 5. However, I do not like when they decide they want to get rough with one another. I'm afraid someone is going to get hurt and I like to jump in to break them up so they don't hurt each other. I don't understand why they want to fight so much. I'm gently trying to teach them to keep their hands to themselves. I just have to bark at them and run over and they understand what I'm saying and stop what they're doing. I'm just going to continue hanging out here in my foster home with my foster family and siblings until my forever home finds me! 02/19/2016 This is Bunny. She was given this name because of the unique way she gets around. She will "bunny hop" everywhere she goes if allowed. Bunny has scoliosis and other spinal abnormalities and is currently having physical therapy to build up her muscles as she is experiencing some discomfort. Her foster family affectionately calls her "Bun Bun". This girl hasn't met anyone she does not like. She's friendly with everyone she meets and always happy to greet them. She is house broken and crate trained. She prefers to sleep in bed with someone if allowed. Bunny will climb up on your lap or lay on top of you any time she gets the chance. She is currently living in a home with a male and female resident dog. Initially, she was very guarded around them and would snap at them if they went to sniff her. They are now getting along without any issues. Bunny is also frequently exposed to children from 2 through 18 and loves all of them. She loves to run around outside in the fenced in yard and play, but will come in and take a nice long nap on the sofa in front of the fire. Do you have room on your sofa for her? Please consider this sweet girl for your furever pet. Apply at www.mostlymuttz.org
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