Toby is an 8 year old male long-haired Dachshund mix. He weighs about 12 pounds and is neutered and his shots are current.  He has long, blonde, fluffy hair that will easily become matted if he isn’t brushed regularly so daily brushing and professional grooming is necessary.

Toby has one habit that makes him special needs.  He is unsuited for a busy life or a busy family because he can bite visitors.  He belonged to an older woman who had to go into assisted living. Toby would be great company for a single person person and because his original owner was female, preferably  a retired female with few visitors. He is devoted and very loving to his person and would be very happy to just sit on someone’s lap most of the day.    (He is protective of his person and home so needs to be confined when other people visit.) Toby is a very calm, timid and unassuming little dog.   He is too timid to use the dog door so far, but is house-trained and goes to the door when he needs to go out.

Toby gets along with the other 2 female dogs in his foster home, but he might become possessive if they get too close to his foster mom.  Toby is an excellent little watch dog also. When dogs are on the TV he stands in front of it and barks at them. He would probably love walks but it has been too hot for foster mom to walk him.

He loves his raccoon toy and when he gets excited he picks up his toy and keeps it with him, like it is his security blanket.


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