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Dachshund (short coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Adult : : Small
I would love you more than you can imagine.
Hi! My foster mom calls me Miranda and I’m pretty good at responding to it—but it took a while. I just love being around my foster hoo-mans who’ve been giving tons of love and warm blankets since December. As much as I love it here, I’m actually looking for my FUR-ever home. Is that you? I’d really love to come cuddle with you. Cuddling up and getting warm under a blanket is my favorite. Sometimes I am a bit vocal when my foster mom goes somewhere I’m not allowed and is gone FOR.EV.ER! Frankly, I just want to be near MY people. I’m sad when my foster mom goes to work, but when she gets home I’m so happy I wag my tail so much my whole body wiggles—which I think is why she calls me wigglebutt, which only makes me wiggle more! I already know to only potty outside but I get distracted sometimes so my foster mom has to stand outside and ignore me—or I just want her attention. I have gotten along with all the other dogs I’ve met so far but I’m not really interested in playing that much. I’d rather just cuddle up with my hoomans and get warm. Have I mentioned how I’m always cold? Yep, I want to be under ALL the blankets…ALL the time! My foster mom says I don’t know what personal space is and I haven’t learned any “ tricks" or basic “ obedience" skills yet (what ever that means?). But that’s ok b/c I don’t ever get in trouble for just being happy and cuddling. My foster mom takes me and my foster sister on long walks a couple days a week. She says I’m good with this “leash” thing but I don’t really care if we walk or not—I just want to be around my hoo-mans. I’d love to show you how much I love people and how much fun we can have doing nothing. My ideal life is one that is slow with some moments of fun thrown in, like the evening zoomies! I’m ready to be adopted so go ahead and fill out that form so I can come home with you fur-ever! <3 Miranda L. ----------- Hi all, this is Miranda’s foster mom. While much of what she’s reporting is true. There are a few keys details that have been missed. I’ll take a few moments now to let you know the wonderful & interesting experience we have with Miranda. The first is she IS leash trained and great on walks. While she doesn’t need it or really care either way, she joins me and our other dog (a hyper terrier) on 2-3mile walks. During the pandemic, we have gone every day it hasn’t rained. She does wonderfully; but as you know we do have to watch the temperature as she is a little thing. She has also learned to love dog beds around our home which she initially wasn’t interested in. She has learned to bark a bit more at the doorbell and garbage man as she follows the lead of our resident terrier. However, one quick “no” and she stops. Other than that, she is vocal only in the crate or if she is ready to come inside. She has been around children 5 and under and isn’t a fan—she really isn’t a fan of new people in general. I’ll get to that in a minute. She has learned to ride in the car without needing to be in my lap; however I use a hammock in the backseat and this helps to block her. The only discipline we use is a water bottle and she is easily redirected with it. So this has helped in training her in the car & around the house. Miranda will do anything to be around people — including walk over open laptops and jump when she isn’t supposed to. We are still working on redirecting the jumping. She’s been around our dog and two other dogs and she did great. She doesn’t play but showed no issue—just very submissive. So some of her difficult traits: She isn’t crate trained. She injured herself (she is 100% fine now) and damaged our crate within the first few days. I am a pushover and gave up. Our resident dog is free and we took the chance on Miranda following suit. She doesn’t use our doggie door so she is inside, with a white rug, for a full work day and has been great. I do recommend having a small place for her to confined to at first just in case she decides to "show her tail" in a new place. Also, as I mentioned earlier, she doesn’t like new people. Really anyone other than me and her foster dad. When she is around others she will nip at the air toward the person and has successfully nipped a couple people attempting to give her love. We have had no problems with her and it is odd that she behaves this way with others. I believe she is scared and just needs some time to warm-up but that is just my opinion. It is currently recommended if you would like to meet her and are ok with an in person meeting after the virtual one, that we meet at the park she is used to and is on leash. I don’t know if this will make a difference initially but I do think she will eventually warm up to anyone who loves her. We just were the ones that picked her up after she was rescued and I think she thinks we hung the moon. I know that sounds like a lot. I do think she really is a “breathing stuffed animal” and is a wonderful pet. Her forever home will just ned to be patient and learn how to help her feel safe. Take care and I hope you and your family will love Miranda as much as we do. —Miranda’s Foster Mom
More about Miranda Lambert
Good with Dogs, Good with Adults, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Somewhat vocal, Does not require a yard, Apartment OK, Prefers warm climate
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