Breed:Dachshund / Chihuahua
Notes: altered, hasShots, housebroken, specialNeeds
Stella is a cuddle-bug and loves nothing more than to lay in your lap, on the couch, or bed with her family and watch TV or read. Sadly, Stella was abandoned by her owner at the shelter. When we spent some time with her and saw her adorable, sassy, loving personality we just couldnt leave her there. We knew there would be a wonderful home for her with someone who would just fall in love with her since she is quite a character. Stella is about 7-9 years old. She appears to be Chi/dachshund mix. She is currently about 16-17 pounds but is very overweight. She knows how to sit on her back legs and put her paws up http://www.youtube.com/embed/gnjxSNql3CU which is super cute and must have gotten her lots of treats in the past. We are looking for a new home who will give her attention instead of treats and get her out on walks to slim down. Stella does have a hyperthyroid issue that requires her needing an inexpensive medication each day. She does well with cats and other dogs but she does let the young ones know they need to be respectful of her. Older children would love Stella and she loves kids and gets super excited to greet them, but we want a home without a lot of commotion or kids grabbing at her since she is an older girl. If you are that loving home who would love sweet, sassy Stella as much as she will love you we want to hear from you! Our adoption fee is $375 unless otherwise listed in the dogs bio and $400 for puppies. You will find the application on our home page. We are often asked, "Why would you charge "so much" for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in (discounted) vet care, and many people will want to adopt it. An older one with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation; yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt it. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others. Most of our dogs have a sad story to tell, and some have suffered through years of neglect or abuse. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption fees. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible."
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