Dachshund (short coat) / Male / Senior
Details about Frank D200082
- ID D200082
- Available for Adoption
- Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
- Coatlength: Short
- Activity Level: Low
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
More about Frank D200082
- Energy Level: Low
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: 10 years
Weight: 12 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown but probably fine!
Kid friendly: No
House Trained: Yes, with a consistent schedule
Crate Trained: Does not like it!
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Alabama
Adoption Fee: $200
From the Foster:
Here’s the thing about Frank...
He’s going to bite with his toothless mouth but then he will snuggle up to you on the couch.
He’s going to growl at you but then he’s going to look at you and remind you how thankful he is that you chose to be his last special person.
Frank came from a tough life. We don’t exactly know what that life was, but as you can see from his before and after pictures, it wasn’t great. Once he came to Secondhand Hounds we got him all fixed up medically. Heartworm treatment, hernia surgery, tooth extractions, blood pressure medications (he’s still on 2), and neuter.
His two mom’s have been with him almost 7 months now and he’s made giant strides! But they want to be perfectly honest with you about what adopting Frank is going to look like!
Frank is slow to trust. Even when Frank learns to trust he still gets scared sometimes and doesn’t have great coping mechanisms. He goes from calm to bark/snap pretty quickly. As he gets to know you more these occurrences happen less and less (even after 7 months it still happens daily). But don’t fret, Frank can’t hurt you since he’s had all his teeth extracted. Frank would do best with an adopter that has experience with dogs with trauma. It will take months for him to settle in, trust, and relax in his new home.
Once Frank starts to trust and open up, he blossoms! Frank LOVES sunbathing outside when it’s warm. Napping is his favorite pastime (except for meal time of course). You’ll often find only his little butt sticking out of a dog bed/blanket/pillow...whatever he can find on the floor to snuggle into. He likes to snuggle on the couch with his people but he doesn’t love to be pet with hands. He likes being pet with feet though! Frank has had some fear with walking but I believe it can be worked on.
Because Frank is so grumpy and scared at times, Frank would do best in a home without children. He also likes to bark at all of the things so shared walls is not recommended. He would also do best in a fenced yard because he absolutely hates the harness and leash being put on him.
"I was recently treated for heartworms , and I am feeling much better now! Please let SHH know if you have any questions!"