Lily is my new foster doxie puppy. She’s a lovely red smooth purebred dachshund estimated to be 3 months old and is only about four pounds; she’s tiny. Her adoption is being overseen by Dachshund Rescue and Placement, but before you race to submit your application for consideration, remember doxie puppies are not right for every family. The ideal candidate will be one that has a temporarily or permanently stay-home human. Here is an excerpt from an article I published last year:
Being there. When people have children they often take some sort of maternity or paternity leave to bond with and care for their newborn. I assert the same is true for anyone getting a puppy. It is absolutely important to bond with your doxie in that first month and the surest way to do it, is to simply be there. Picking up a puppy on Friday and then returning to your regular work schedule on Monday, abandoning your puppy at home for 8 or more hours a day, certainly will set the stage for disaster and many challenges later in the doxie’s life. Planning ahead and scheduling time off from work to be with your new doxie puppy is a great investment that will yield many happy returns in the years ahead.
Lily will be part of a new puppy series where we’ll highlight some of the basic requirements to successfully adopting a dachshund puppy. Enjoy the photos and video, and stay tuned for many more to come.