Toby is an 8 1/2 year old male long-haired Dachshund mix. He weighs about 12 pounds and is neutered and his shots are current and he is microchipped. 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 female person, with few visitors and because his original owner was female. When company arrives, put him in a bedroom until they leave.
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 to another room when other people visit.) Toby is a very calm, timid and unassuming little dog. He does not like to use the dog door 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 loves going for walks and rides well in the car. He loves his raccoon and lamb toy and when he gets excited he picks up his toy and keeps it with him, like it is his security blanket. He would not be good with children though he is sweet and loving to his person.