Shorty Needs Your Help!
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:17

So, anyone who knows me well knows I have a waaayy soft spot for the old guys.  My first Dachshund, Rudy, was 8 when he came to me and he left me only 3 years later.  He was worth every single second he was with me.  Jody, after we met, fell in love with Rudy.  Maybe that's why we are together.  LOL!  Anyway, my dear friend, Karin Lang, who is the Colorado representative for Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue (CCDR), has the freakin' CUTEST lil black and tan smooth guy in Rescue right now.


He would move right in and not be any trouble.  The nicest thing you can ever do for both a dog AND yourself is to bring an oldster in to make his last few years comfy.  What a wonderful thing to do.  I highly recommend it; it literally changed my life.  :)

Here is what Karin has to say about Shorty:

Shorty is a senior dachshund clocking in at 12 years of age. He isn't a young super active guy but he has some outstanding qualities; he's just happy all the time and thrilled about life. Shorty is house trained and never a single accident in the house, he figured out dog door in a New York minute and he thinks laying on the back porch for a sun bath is how to kill the afternoon if he's not taking a stroll around the yard.  He likes his crate or a dog bed and he can be found in one or the other taking power naps often. He's crazy about stuffed toys, and nothing he likes better then to empty the dog toy basket and drag them into his bed or crate, where he piles them all up and then sleeps on them. Though he does think that all the toys are his and for his enjoyment only, he doesn't share his collection.

Shorty was found wandering down the sidewalk and taken to a shelter where no claimed him or missed him. Shorty couldn't have got far from home as top speed for him is a meandering pace.  He currently weighs 14 pounds and should weigh around 10 pounds, so he's pretty plump at this time. He is also missing a few teeth and after his dental is done he'll be parting with a few more. Future dental cleanings for Shorty will be on the low cost end as he doesn't have a full set to take care of.

He showed over enthusiasm for cats when in the shelter and I believe he thinks they are walking stuffed toys, so a cat free home would be in the best interest for the cat. He's a laid back guy who comes to his name and hears and sees perfectly well for his age. Shorty would be the ideal buddy for another dog or a person with the same outlook on life.

Shorty is heartworm tested, has had blood work done, a dental, 3 year rabies, distemper, and canine flu vaccinations and a complete exam by the vet. He's a bargain at $150.00 and just a great little guy. Shorty is looking for a retirement home and if you have an opening and a lot of stuffed toys please fill out the on line application, he would love to hear from you.

For more information about Shorty contact Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:39