Available for Adoption
ID # A144640
Estimated Date of Birth: July 30, 2021
Sex: Spayed Female
Estimated Breed: Dachshund Mix
Weight: 42 lbs.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Children: Unknown
Special/Medical Needs: She is showing signs of separation anxiety
Estimated Energy Level: Medium
Current Location: Edmonton, AB
Adoption fee: $650
Honeycomb (or just Honey for short) most likely got her name because of her gooey and sweet personality. She’s a very loving, affectionate, social, and energetic girl who loves to play and lives for belly rubs. She’s most certainly half Dachshund but crossed with something BIG. Don’t let her pictures fool you, she’s a surprisingly big girl at 42lbs, just a little on the short side thanks to her stumpy legs. Her foster dad calls her a Labradachshund Retriever.
Did we mention that we mention that she loves to play? Yes. She LOVES to play. She can sometimes get too excited and a bit mouthy when playing with people, but she’s quick to stop when you say “no” or is always happy to be handed a toy to chew on instead while she plays; she loves toys so much and has commandeered most of the toys in the house as her own. She would probably really enjoy a home with a playmate who can match her energy level. She’s pretty sure every dog she meets is a new friend and doesn’t understand sometimes when they don’t want to play with her. She really likes walks and so far, has been the best-behaved girl and not had any real issues when we’re out and about.
She can get a bit nervous when we walk by schools and playgrounds with lots of screaming kids running around, but when kids come up slowly for a proper introduction, she loves them just as much as everyone else. She seems really interested when she sees cats while out walking, but we’re not sure yet if that means she wants to be friends or if she thinks they’re dinner.
She’s really smart and already knows some of the most important commands like “No”, “Leave It” and “Sit”. She’s getting better with her recall but still occasionally wants to turn it into a game of chase. She’s great about going outside to do her business and has not had a single accident inside since she arrived. She’s also getting better with going to her crate when she hears “bedtime” and settles pretty quickly once she’s in (but leaving some toys for her to play with helps – did we mention how much she love toys yet?).
She’s very treat/food motivated, which is great for training, but also can be an issue if you leave food within her reach (she’s always trying to steal her foster brother’s food because he’s such a slow eater). She seems to have a bit of anxiety about being alone still, so she tends to follow her humans (or sometimes the resident dog) everywhere. We are pretty sure that’ll improve with time once she feels more secure in a home.
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out an application.