Please give a warm welcome to Summer. She is a miniature Piebald Dachshund who is around 9 years old. This sweet girl was adopted out a few years ago, but unfortunately she slipped a disc in her back and was left without treatment by her adopters for over a year. This has caused permanent nerve damage that has caused her incontinence. The vet doesn’t believe surgery would help at this point; but we have started her on acupuncture, laser therapy and chiropractic adjustments. We have seen some change in her balance, though she is still somewhat unsteady. Through all of this, Summer remains a very happy and sweet girl. She wants nothing more than to be by her people and give kisses. She is your typical Dachshund who loves going on walks and burrowing under blankets. She even occasionally gets excited about playing with stuffed toys. And food, food is definitely her favorite thing in the world besides her people!
Summer will likely always have accidents in the house, she’s unable to feel when she needs to go so she should go to a home without carpets or one that is comfortable with doggy diapers. She is okay with cats, though she doesn’t like when they pounce on her or swat her when she’s under the blankets, and on a couple occasions she’s chased her foster mom’s cat. She prefers smaller dogs who aren’t pushy or playful and don’t get in her face, can you really blame her after all she’s been through? Summer has loved every person she has met and shown them nothing but love and snuggles, her mom does think that a home with older children would be best due to her incontinence and possibility to be easily hurt if tripped over. She absolutely adores her foster mom’s 9 year old daughter and would spend all day in her lap if she could.
Summer loves to roll in the grass and investigate the yard, so we are hoping she can find a home with yard she can romp in. She’s a trooper for baths and is even fine with having her nails trimmed. She truly is such an easy going girl who will pretty much do anything for some attention. She bonds very quickly with her people and will be your best friend in no time! She does have some separation anxiety when her foster mom leaves the house and will bark a bit, though she’s getting better with it.
Summer is up to date on vaccines, hw prevention, spayed and microchipped. She will need a dental in future and it would probably be beneficial to occasionally have her readjusted by the chiropractor, but not necessary. Summer is a very special girl whose personality and love for life surpass any disadvantages her past has dealt her.
If you would like to meet this sweet girl please go to www.texassweetiesdogrescue.org to read our adoption requirements. If you agree with the requirements please fill out an adoption application. If your application is approved one of our volunteers will be in touch with you for a meet & greet.
Summer’s adoption fee is $100 which includes shots, spay & microchip.
Sorry, no out of state adoptions.