Scooter is a dachshund mix who was found with his little leg broken. Luckily the people at animal control got him to a vet and got a cast on him! He is wearing it like a champ and will be all fixed up in no time!
He only weighs about 12 pounds right now and we expect him to top out around 25. He is still a youngster so he is still learning housebreaking and crate training. He sleeps through the night in his crate with no accidents, but needs a consistent schedule to keep up his housebreaking training. He knows he is supposed to go outside but he forgets to let his foster know sometimes that he needs to go out. So a consistent schedule should fix that.
Scooter lives with both dogs and cats right now. He likes to sniff the cats and acts like he might want to play, but usually just turns and walks away. He never chases them. With the dogs, since he is a little guy, he gets a little overwhelmed with the big dogs rough playing. He would rather stay back and will sometime tell the other dogs to leave him alone. With dogs that aren’t so rough, he is happy to play and likes to be part of the group. He would probably do best with a dog his size so he doesn’t feel like the tiny guy!
He loves attention and loves to follow his foster around hoping for some pets…or really hoping they sit down so he can get some lap snuggles! He prefers to be right with you, so his crate isn’t his favorite place right now, but he does settle in. He’s just young so he will learn that you will always be back to snuggle! We haven’t seen him around children, but we think he would be good with them. They will need to be gentle, as dachshunds can be prone to back injuries, but he is a sweet boy so they should get along just fine!
Scooter is not a high energy dog and just a few short walks is enough for him. He is pretty laid back and prefers to spend his time in your lap! He is really easy and as long as you are happy with a lap dog, then Scooter is going to be happy too! If a couch potato snuggler is your idea of the perfect dog, then you need to meet Scooter!!!!