Atlanta Journal & Constitution – Pet of the Week
|Shelter Location:||Atlanta Humane Society: Howell Mill Campus|
Forest, a 10-month-old neutered Dachshund mix, is a sweet puppy who needs a patient family, as he is a bit timid (especially outdoors and on leash). Forest will need daily walks and playtime, but should not need a lot of exercise. Dachshunds are smart and trainable with positive methods, but without training can become spoiled, headstrong, and noisy. They can sometimes be harder to housebreak than larger breeds, but with patience and confinement, it shouldn’t take too much time. They cannot be allowed to become overweight, as this puts too much stress on their backs, so keep this loving boy svelte and trim. Dachshunds can be headstrong, but training, structure, and leadership always help—and Forest is more of the shy type. Crate training can be a huge help in many ways. When well trained and socialized, the breed is often the perfect size for smaller spaces. Forest will do best in a home with adults only, or older children who are quiet and contemplative, and enjoy reading (he will love to sit cuddled next to you while you read). He will not be a good fit for a home with more rambunctious kids or a lot of traffic, as it will scare him. Children in the home can help with daily care, but should not be expected to take full care of any pet without adult supervision. Please research the breed, and then bring all children (and any existing dogs) to meet Forest. Forest may need further puppy vaccinations; your adoption counselor will give you all the details. He has been microchipped and dewormed. He will be available at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Atlanta Humane Society Howell Mill Campus, 981 Howell Mill Rd. NW. Sealed bids will be accepted starting at 11:00 am if more than one party is interested. Please note that the highest bidder must meet adoption qualifications. Look at all our available pets at www.atlantahumane.org.
Photo: Mailey McLaughlin