Atlanta Journal Constitution – Pet of the Week
|Shelter Location:||Atlanta Humane Society: Howell Mill Campus|
Corky, a 2-month-old neutered Dachshund mix, is a sweet, silly puppy with a lot of love to give. He is wiggly, happy, and loves to give kisses. His ultra-soft puppy coat will make you swoon. Corkywill 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 happy-go-lucky boy svelte and trim. Dachshunds can be headstrong, but training, structure, and leadership always help. 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 (or short, lengthy spaces). Corky would probably even allow you to dress him up like a frankfurter for Halloween (or anytime, really). Corky seems to like everyone, so he might make a nice family pet for a household with not-so-rambunctious children. 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 Corky. Corky will 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 today 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: Alison Bearman