Hank - Dachshund / Hound / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Dachshund Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

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Ad ID: ADN-24251
Times Ad Viewed: 64 times
Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 17 days from now

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Breed: Dachshund Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Hank

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Fawn
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Marietta, GA 30066
Tags: Dachshund Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Dachshund / Hound / Mixed. In May 2007, this cute guy was the popular dog with the Athens County Humane Society volunteers! When they sent the list of dogs who were scheduled to be euthanized, Hank was top of their list, and they pleaded for someone to rescue him. OPP quickly adopted Hank into a family with another dog and grandkids. Hank was not a good fit for this family because they did not know how to respect his space when he was eating or chewing on a bone. Some dogs don’t mind if you mess with them, however, others like their space…just like with people. When he was returned to OPP, he was significantly overweight, nails too long and clearly stressed. We were glad to get him back! Hank is a fun-loving, sweet dog. His half-tail makes his short body and beautiful brown coat even more adorable. He likes to sit in your lap and receive affection. Hank needs an adult household that will provide him the love and affection he desperately seeks AND allow him quiet time where he can enjoy a good bone without being bothered. And, though Hank is good with other dogs, he prefers to be the only dog-kid so he doesn't have to share. .... Hank deserves to be picky regarding his next home given all that he has been through... Older kids are best for this boy. Visit www.ourpalsplace.org and read notes from Hank's friends - learn why the volunteers love this sweet boy!

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